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PC Soraya

by tomclaessens

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8 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 2, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 30, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

Description

The computer system of my daughter.

Take note: - we have the pink edition, not the red one (but it wasn't listed on PC Part Picker) - the PSU is the G450M, but as the Aerocool case, the 450M was not listed so I picked the 550M

My daughter is, at the time of writing, eight years old and uses it mostly for homework, assignments and some youtube viewing.

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figgypuddin 2 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

This is a cute little build. But I am confused on the memory prices. You could have gotten 2x 4gb 1600mhz for close to that price. Also wires could be tucked near that PSU compartment but I am just nitpicking. Great job!

tomclaessens submitter 4 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Hi thanks for your comment. I've never followed "memory". So I usually look in the compatibility list of the mobo and try to find a physical store in my vicinity that has all the parts on stock and just drive up to the place. So in this case, the valueselect RAM was compatible (verified by MB manufacturer) and I had a store near me that had them in stock. But I admit, I should put a little bit more research in that.

For the wires, it still bothers me! But some are not long enough to go all the way around. Also (this is the research part) the case has 2 USB3s on the top, but the mobo only has USB2 support. So that's why it gets a bit bulky. I might redo some of it in the future, especially since this case is the window version

tabascosauz 3 Builds 0 points 50 months ago

Memory compatibility lists for motherboards are more or less obsolete nowadays. The only parameters that might present compatibility issues would be voltage (not applicable to nearly all mainstream clocked (1333MHz or 1600MHz) kits), and channel spec (dual-channel kit for dual channel platforms, quad-channel for quad-channel platforms). Don't pick based on the MB manufacturer's list; you don't need to fret so much about compatibility for mainstream RAM kits.

DEnumber50 1 point 50 months ago

The pictures look like bright pink! even though your case is a 'red' edition. Am I seeing this wrong? I can only gripe about the cable management but overall a good inexpensive build.

tomclaessens submitter 4 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

You're correct that it's the pink edition - but PCPartPicker hasn't the pink version listed, that's why I opted for the "red", since it's the same case and the closest to pink ;)

DEnumber50 1 point 50 months ago

Okay good! I thought I was going crazy.

Kirk_Kirksman 1 point 25 months ago

Does the case have good airflow with the front being blocked like that?

tomclaessens submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

The black part between the pink front/top and side panels has holes. You can see on this photograph

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