Built this PC for my gal. She likes to play a few games like The Sims 4, Mortal Kombat and other titles. She would game on her Lenovo u430 laptop with a i7 haswell processor - integrated graphics so those games were barely playable even on very low settings. The games would take forever to load, very laggy with bad graphics.
She's going away to college and dorming there so she finally wanted a pc that could play her games flawlessly and would be good for school work as well. I decided to build a small pc that doesn't take up a lot of space, portable and something she actually could game-on without breaking the bank.
Side note: The SSD, HDD, 1050 Ti, DDR4 were used and purchased for very good prices at Facebook Marketplace and Craiglist. Monitor was free, seller was trying to get rid of it when selling me the 1050 Ti. The rest of the components were bought brand new. I used the stock cooler, its good enough for the i3 but if my gal needs a better CPU, I would get a better 3rd party air cooler. Also, I'll see in the future if I could fit a couple case fans next to the GPU.
$$$ spent for the build = ~$600