Monday, June 27, 2011

Newegg Computer Combo Assembly

     My girlfriend's mother was in need of a new computer. Although she only uses it to play Freecell and search the web, her HP desktop from 2003 wasn't cutting it. Since her demands were so low, I knew it wouldn't be worth spending much money on a new computer so I looked around for a good deal. I came along this computer kit from Newegg and figured it was everything she needed. It has decent specs, an Intel processor (personal preference), and was cheap. I have a copy of Windows 7 to use on it, and she recently replaced her monitor so it wasn't worth buying something where those were included. I had never built a computer from scratch, but have always wanted to, so that was extra incentive.

     Although it was my first time, it was a painless build. Everything went together fine in the kit and in two hours, I had a working computer (including Windows 7 install time). Everything is working fine together, but I do have some complaints. First off, the case does feel very cheap, but it is $40 with power supply included, so that's expected. It also didn't include any fans for the case, so I am going to add an exhaust fan tonight. My other complaint is the CPU fan; it just snaps onto the mother board and feels as though it will fall off, which is definitely not something that anybody wants to happen. Hopefully it holds up and runs for eight more years like her last one...

I didn't take many pictures (because I was too anxious to see it power up)

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