My wife needed a new computer so I whipped this bad boy together with parts I found at my local Microcenter. My wife doesn't game, just a lot of browser based applications and social media sites. I'm already planning on switching out the WD Hard Drive for an SSD but I'm not sure which one yet. I feel like this might be the slowest component in the build.
Further detail on how I got to that low price.
1) Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Microcenter was running a promo of if you buy a AMD processor you got $40 dollars off a compatible motherboard.
I also received a $5 dollar mail-in rebate for the board which I might drop in the mail
2) Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM is refurbished hence the low price of $9.99.
This processor works great for a budget friendly build that doesn't need ultra high end performance.
I was surprised to see this motherboard came with USB 3.0 ports. I wasn't expecting that for the price.
Not bad at all for the price.
It gets the job done.
It is definitely value case at 24 bucks i'm sure if it can get much cheaper. If you are looking for a straight forward all black case look no further. If you large it can be kind of tight to get a 3.5in hard drive mounted once you get the mother board installed. Also the front panel USB ports are 2.0. But I can't ask for everything at such a low price.