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We had such a good time with our first build https://pcpartpicker.com/b/N9J8TW that I decided one wasn't enough. So I convinced my wife she needed a pc.

I decided to try and go with a budget build that would be good for everyday websurfing and maybe some light gaming.

So I went with a Pentium G4500 just a few months before the Kaby Lake Pentiums and there multi-threaded processing. Really wish I would have held a little longer.

The DIYPC case I got for $35. It's not bad for the price and my wife and daughter loved the purple. We did end up swapping the purple case fans for a couple of multicolored Apevia LED fans.

My wife picked out the curved monitor because she thought it looked cool. It's nice but I am not sure there is any need for the curve on a 22 inch monitor.

I went with a PowerColor RX 460 simply because it was on sale and was the cheapest 460 at the time. It works well for what it is. No complaints.

I threw a vinyl Groot sticker on the side window to make the wife happy.

Go easy on the cable management, I know it I need to work on this.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

You have a Groot build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

This build looks great for choice of parts. Almost similar to what I did with a friend's computer. And don't worry, I won't hammer you about the cable management. My cables weren't any better with my first and second build attempts. Plus your first & second build looks better than what mine were.

How is that monitor truly treating you all? Do you like the curve or does it feel awkward at times? Though for some light web surfing and gaming it must be interesting too.

Again, good work and I'm certain your wife is loving her new computer. Well done. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't mind the curve of the monitor at 22 inches it really does not add anything to the experience.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah, I see. Thanks for the reply and enjoy.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

the case looks looks cool. good job!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, my kind of build, I love it.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Types of comments:

50%= GROOOT

other 50% NICE CASSSE

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an example of a budget build made with some love. The parts are spot-on for the price range (basically the same that I would choose), and the aesthetic hasn't been left behind.

Really good job.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I appreciate the kind words!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How much did the monitor cost?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it for $129 on Amazon.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a very reasonable price!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I'm about to start a gaming build for my daughter and she chose this case because of the purple. Question for you. How have you liked the keyboard?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sorry I am just now seeing this. I love the keyboard. It has a real nice feel to it for such a low price.

  • 36 months ago
  • -2 points

g4560 + rx 470 would've been better, and could be cheaper.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

g4560 + rx 470 would've been better, and could be cheaper.

If the G4560 was back in stock with the $65 price or below. Seriously, it's been out of stock for a while at March and sellers who have any left online might have it overpriced. Ever since February, it's high on demand and cannot keep up with restocking it. I haven't seen any recent restock of the G4560 and some have increased it by $5 and possibly far more. I think some online stores or I would hope is restocking some by next week but hopefully a seller is keeping the price reasonable.

Maybe this is different for retail stores who sells it if any have left / pre-order, but purchasing it online in March when there's barely any now with spiked prices is a different story.

Plus this build is good enough for its intended purposes.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Right but at the time this was built the g4560 was not out yet and rx 470's were going for at or over $200. Six months after the build it would make more sense though, you are correct.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Right, since you gave us a date when you actually built this on October 20th, 2016. Sometimes we overlook these little details.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

No worries! I was directing my comment towards ScripZero's and not yours.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh I know, I am agreeing with you. :)

Plus I would get a direct reply to me which I didn't until now.

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