So I wrote this all out and then refreshed the page... That was a productive half hour XD
Anyway, I wanted to build my Mom a desktop of her very own. All she uses is a laptop, which she loves regardless of whether it sucks or not, so she does know how to use one. Without needing to guide her through any of the problems you may run into while using Windows 10 (there can be a lot of them...), I thought that it's the least I could do. She hasn't had one in 6 or 7 years due to my Dad being a very bad technician.. He tried his best but, at the time, he didn't really have enough experience to fix things that went wrong that didn't involve wiping out the entire installation of windows.. (taking all the baby pictures with it XD)
So even though she didn't ASK for it, and she didn't say she WANTED one, my thought progress was "Okay, so I have a bunch of spare parts, a bit of free time, experience, and she wouldn't have to worry about me deleting everything she electronically owns". Hopefully she'll understand that and accept my gift without wanting to smash it into tiny little pieces. Thanks Dad.
Bringing my hobby into my family's lives is always a really amazing feeling for me. When I buy the parts, I don't feel the same way as when I buy them for a customer or for selling purposes; which is also why I didn't mind buying a Kaby-Lake Celeron. Yes, there is no resale value. Yes, she doesn't need such an expensive case that doesn't make sense for this type of build. But the purpose of this build is to get her to want to use a computer again, so it looking pretty is a lot more important than how it performs.
That's not to say it preforms 'badly'. It definitely is a noticeable difference compared to the hyper-threaded dual core that is the G4560 (the only newer pentium I've had experience with), but on the desktop it's hardly noticeable at all. The GTX 770 is actually my old graphics card; I'm going to upgrade to a GTX 1060 hopefully by the end of December. Getting things shipped in a reasonable time is very difficult this time of year... I ordered these parts on the 1st week of November and the last part finally came today (12/09/2018).
It may not be the best looking build, or one that performs the best, but I definitely am happy with it and am glad I went through with it. Only time will tell :)
Edit: (01/21/2019) Sorry the update is so late, but she like it more than I thought she would :D. She’s not a huge fan of computers in general, and has said before that she doesn’t understand why I like building them/working on them so much but ever since I’ve been working towards my degree, she’s been so much more supportive of me having computers lying around. She wanted me to help her hook it up to the monitor that I also gave her for the holidays and she’s been using it almost every day since. I’ll be showing her how to back-up important data off the ssd in case anything does go wrong. Being partially used hardware, anything is possible and there’s a bit of risk to it.