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8lackheart

14 months ago

Hello, my grandma was looking to upgrade her PC. I'm not the greatest at picking parts for computers. But she doesn't need it for anything crazy just the casual web browsing and what have you.

This is what i got so far. but i know this is def going to be overkill. So if anyone could help me help her i would greatly appreciate it. I love her.

I did for sure wanted to do a M.2 drive to blow her away with speed and boot times.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Bc2y3b

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  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I did for sure wanted to do a M.2 drive to blow her away with speed and boot times.

Lets fix 2 things here.

  1. M.2 has nothing to do with the performance of a drive. M.2 is a form factor, that does not define what interface and protocol will be used. What you probably mean here, is that you want a PCIE NVME SSD in M.2 form factor for fast boot speeds.

  2. Grandma is likely to be more impressed with simplicity, which is not represented by a 2 drive solution. Consider a single large SSD instead (NVME or not, doesn't really matter that much as both will boot fast. NVME will shave a few seconds off total boot time but most applications will launch very fast either way).


The 8600K is a nice CPU, but if we're forced to use the integrated graphics, a lot of what makes it a really nice CPU is lost to competition for memory resources. A Ryzen 1600 + RX 550 combined cost less than the 8600K and will deliver a better user experience overall IMO. The RX550 is also more versatile for output, as it includes an HDMI 2.0 port- something you won't find on any motherboard these days.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $129.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP - EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $189.99 @ Newegg
Video Card ASRock - Radeon RX 550 - 512 2 GB Phantom Gaming Video Card $79.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H400 (White) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $76.87 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Other Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 3000 MT/s (PC4-24000) SR x8 DIMM 288-Pin Memory - BLS2K8G4D30BESBK (Gray) $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $795.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-23 13:17 EST-0500
  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I would imagine a little old lady, particularly a non gamer, would be more impressed by a SFF build than a big tower with plenty of room for expansion she won't use anyways.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $158.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-L9a-AM4 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler $39.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $120.46 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $97.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $179.00 @ B&H
Case Inwin - Chopin (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case w/150 W Power Supply $99.00 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $799.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-22 14:34 EST-0500
  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I live with a grandma who's pretty computer savvy and I guarantee she'd be more than pleased with Moop's build. I like the cooler and 1TB SSD.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats very true. i really appreciate the help :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

i dont see ur grandma doing hardcore photoshop so i feel like ur pl is overkill, and an unlock able i5? going with the ryzen 3 or 5 apus could be better. and i feel like ur storage options are very overkill, going with 1tb ssd would be fine, i hope ur not expecting ur grandma to be playing gmod with every mod from the steam workshop! This pl is better https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2CvMr6

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

hah definitely not but as i mentioned I'm not the best at building a parts list so i appreciate the advise.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

its alright, we all start somewhere

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