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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

SSD: ADATA SU630 240GB

OS: Windows 10 64bit

 

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CPU: R9 5950x
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS TUF B550
RAM: Gskill Ripjaws 3600 C14 32GB
GPU: Reference 6900xt
SSD/NVME: 2TB PNY XLR8 main drive
SSD/NVME 2: Kingston 2TB NVME Game drive
HDD: 18TB in 4 mass storage drives
CPU COOLER: 120x360 custom loop
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Looks like a sweet little machine. I love budget builds. Just something about squeezing every penny

 

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X @ 4.65GHz (1T)/ 4.4GHZ (16T)
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte Aorus X570 Pro-Wifi
RAM: Avexir Core 2 3600MHz 18-20-20-38 1T C-Die
GPU: MSI Vega 64 Wave. (Vega 64 LC) 1770/1150
PSU: CoolerMaster V1300 Platinum
SSD/NVME: Muskin Pilot-E 1TB PCI-E 3.0
SSD/NVME 2: Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
SSD/NVME 3: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB
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I really like cases like that, ones that are small and cheap but still do a great job.

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CPU: 5800x
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus
RAM: XMP 3200mhz CL16
GPU: RX 6800
SOUNDCARD: Sound Blaster Z 5.1 home theater
MONITOR: 4K 65 inch TV
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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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CPU: R9 5950x
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS TUF B550
RAM: Gskill Ripjaws 3600 C14 32GB
GPU: Reference 6900xt
SSD/NVME: 2TB PNY XLR8 main drive
SSD/NVME 2: Kingston 2TB NVME Game drive
HDD: 18TB in 4 mass storage drives
CPU COOLER: 120x360 custom loop
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