Description

Hi!

Long time no see. I have made many a build that hasn't been shown on PCPP and aim to change that.

This is a PC that was built as a very basic office computer for a friend. I used my old AM1M-A platform and threw it in a new case with a new PSU and SSD. All the other parts I had on hand and the Seagate is out of my mate's old laptop which he is replacing with this PC.

Despite its age and power level, it's still fairly fast booting up and running Windows 10. It's not going to be winning any Cinebench competitions but it's also not going to be doing anything other than reading e-mail, sending invoices and Facebook.

I will say that even though it has a fair amount of features and is quite inexpensive, the Deepcool Frame is still kinda dodgy. No screws would thread into the PCI slot mounts and the back came with a dent despite no box damage. Still works fine, though.

Part Reviews

CPU

Overclocked to 2.2GHz with no issues. Cost 59AUD brand new in 2014.

Motherboard

The best AM1 board you can buy, and it cost me 40AUD at the same time I got the CPU.

Memory

This ram I believe came out of an old work PC that was about to be turfed. It's more than enough for this office PC and has the added benefit of running in single channel! :D

Storage

I actually picked up a bunch of these for 43AUD each, DELIVERED. For that price and the performance benefit it offers over a HDD, definitely worth.

Storage

I hate Seagate hard drives. This one gets a 2/5 because it at least works.

Case

Build quality issues tarnish an otherwise feature filled case. The customisable front panel, multiple SSD mounts and 5.25 inch bay (a rarity these days) make it worth the 30AUD I paid, but the shoddy construction doesn't fly with ANY case these days, let alone one from a not unknown brand like Deepcool.

Power Supply

Great power supply for the price, but it could be quieter and not have ketchup and mustard power cables.

Optical Drive

The CD tray opens really fast on these. That is all.

Wireless Network Adapter

Does the job for the price, which was really cheap. I think I paid 13AUD for it, delivered.

Custom

Does exactly what I need it to, which is add a SATA port so the CD drive can be used. Doesn't need drivers or anything.

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 4 points

With a GT 1030 this pc can turn into a 720p gaming Beast

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I think even then, the AM1 would bottleneck it...

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice. Should be pretty quick with that solid state.

Perfect budget build for basic use!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really quick considering the other hardware!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Still more interesting than the 568758900 8700K/1080Ti builds out there, if only because it's on AM1.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to admit I do love me some AM1!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice AM1 system! I have a rig with a 5350 and it's actually pretty quick for day to day tasks. Sips power too.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build i think its cool

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

... yet! :P

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  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I definitely would not use it with a hard drive, but it works fine with the DVD combo drive that's connected to it.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Any title is better than nothing ;)

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