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Silent "Granddad" computer for my FIL

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This was built as a gift for my 78 year old FIL with 2 things in mind... budget and be silent.   He is still using an old Phenom system I built for him years ago... not Phenom II, the original Phenom.... when I built it budget wasn't such an issue so we went for the best of the best AMD had to offer ( he's not an Intel fan )  Now I'm finishing up this budget build for him to replace his aged Phenom rig... total price 270 USD, thanks to a few sales and some Amazon points I had.  I tried to make it where he had lots of room to upgrade should it be needed, some things like SSD space and RAM wasn't really what I wanted to do, but it's better than what he has by far.


Case: coolermaster masterbox Q300L

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H

CPU: AMD Athlon 3000G

RAM: Gskill Aegis 2400 8GB

PSU: Aresgame AGW600 geeze I hope this is ok, never used one before


OS: Windows 10 64bit




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1 hour ago, UltraMega said:

I really like cases like that, ones that are small and cheap but still do a great job.

I started to write a review on that case... I was stunned at just how user friendly that little case was.  Best sub-$100 case I've used.


6 hours ago, Alastair said:

Looks like a sweet little machine. I love budget builds. Just something about squeezing every penny


Thanks : )  he came to pick it up today and was tickled with how it looked and how amazingly silent it was... his old one was a noisy little machine

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