- 49 months ago
This computer will be used for photo editing in Photoshop and various work/research tasks. I'm building it for my grandfather as he is looking to upgrade from his laptop.
Size and efficiency are big factors here. I decided to go with the Node 202 for its convenient size. My grandfather doesn't have a dedicated desk and primarily works at a table. If the need arises for him to move the computer, it will be easy for him to do so.
An ultra wide monitor was a must. He wanted to be able to perform several tasks at once without having to switch between too many windows and programs. Now he will be able to work more efficiently. I decided having two monitors would be too much hassle, especially considering he doesn't work at a desk. I also chose 1440p because he will be doing photo editing.
He wants this to be a computer that will last him 5+ years. This will be plenty powerful enough to meet his current needs with plenty of extra potential.
Any suggestions are welcome.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor||$329.89 @ OutletPC|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler||$42.34 @ Newegg|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard||$114.99 @ Amazon|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory||$69.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$304.88 @ OutletPC|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card||$139.99 @ Newegg|
|Case||Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case||$79.99 @ NCIX US|
|Power Supply||Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply||$88.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit)||$105.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Monitor||Asus PB298Q 60Hz 29.0" Monitor||$399.99 @ Amazon|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Total (before mail-in rebates)||$1687.04|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-02 15:39 EST-0500|