Mainly used for email, looking at old photos and watching sports.
A little bit of backstory:
I've been wanting to build a PC for a while and I made a bet with my Dad that if I get all A's my senior year, somehow avoiding the senior slide (which by the way has hit hard right now) I could build my own over the top gaming PC.
But, it isn't the end of the school year yet and before I handled super high-end hardware I wanted to make sure I wasn't a total moron when it came to PC building. So I set updating my Dad's HP Pavilion as a good starting goal.
My parents bought these HP Pavilions in like, 2011 for our whole family. (One for me one for them) Needless to say 8 years later the ancient Intel i3's, built in Wifi and spinning hard drives haven't aged well. Simple processes take ages, file loading and boot times are horrendous, and the Wifi card is slow as molasses. So I threw together a list of parts that would way outclass the ancient Pavilion and set to work.
Needless to say, as someone who has never even touched PC components before, I was super happy for it to post first time. All in all I'm super happy with the way this turned out, it's so much faster than the Pavilion and the huge Dell monitor is quite the upgrade as well.
I'd like to thank all the folks here at PCPartPicker as well as LinusTechTips and JayzTwoCents for teaching me how to not completely frick this up.
Side Note: the Razer keyboard and mouse are mine, my Dad is not an EpiC GAmEr, his wireless peripherals just haven't come in yet and he wanted to use the computer.
Also: Images coming soon.
EDIT: Images are here and oh boy are they ePiC.
It's faster than an i3 from 2011.
Nearly pulled the 24 pin socket out trying to remove the power lead from it. I didn't break the board but it was a stressful 2 minutes.
It was cheap.
Pretty gaudy looking but hey its fast so ya know, "perfectly balanced, as all things should be."
A cheap case with no room for cables in the back. But hey at least there's no sharp edges!
Exxxtra stiff cables make cable management a bit tough if you're inept like I am.
Wireless Network Adapter
My God this thing is fast. But then again, we did pay for fast.
Not gonna lie 32 inches has never seemed so big ( ?° ?? ?°). But pixel density is lacking so -1.