She had health issues when she was a few years old and the medical bills piled up even with my dad working 70-80 hours/week. Luckily they stepped in and paid for her surgery and I think they helped pay off other medical bills.
It's a good non profit to be part of. Tell your Grandma thank you for being a part of it.
You are welcome!
Nice! In the 80's the Shriners paid for my sister's hip surgery when she was about 3 years old.
Awesome build for Grandma!
What's the non profit she works for?
That is true.
I'm just thinking with the shroud being close and the PSU fan blowing upward, along with temps reaching 85 C on load seem like the problem.
Even OP said temps are reaching over 80 C on card within a few seconds. That is not good.
Since there is no info on the problems, I will only take a guess based off the pictures and info.
Your GPU is crashing due to heat? It looks like a tight fit with the PSU shroud up against it. Also, the PSU fan could be setup with the fan blowing into the GPU? I'm not sure what the threshold temp is for the card but 85 C is pretty damn hot.
Wow. Yeah that's toasty.
My GPU will throttle if I'm working with heavy applications for like 8-10 hours. Eventually it will crash if the room gets warmv along with the GPU running.
If your GPU hasn't crashed yet, I'd say it isn't close or never hit the thermal threshold.
I bet. It only looks like you have one front intake fan and maybe one out take fan in the rear? If so, that is definitely poor airflow to begin with. Unfortunately prebuilt computers can be a hit or miss.
ABS builds are a hit and miss sometimes.
I dig the no panel on the case. I did the same thing to my system about a year ago because the case started to take a crap. It was never a great case for airflow even when it was brand new 10 years ago.
Mario kart, Zelda, Golden Eye, WCW...the list goes on.
Seeing this brings back memories. I enjoyed the N64 a lot more than the Game Cube but it's still a classic console.
The case is my hardest decision. It needs to look good, have a high build quality and offer space for my big hands. I've only found a few that fit those needs for my next build.
I can't speak for OP but I guess the budget was under $500, hence why OP went with the case? Maybe OP likes the looks of it? A lot of possibilities...either way I think it was a smart move to go with the case. You get what you pay for with cases.
Hell I'm 33 and would take this build in a heartbeat. I have a system that is 10 years+ old but I'd be grateful if someone spent time and money on a build like this.
You are welcome.
If gaming is a concern, the 1660ti RTX2060 Super is the way to go.
If power is a concern with a GPU, I would suggest the ATI WX 4100 (4GB) or 5100 (8GB). They both pull 75 watts max and idle around 25-35 watts. They are great for all types of editing and rendering software. Only draw back is gaming.
It's a 3D render of the table he is working on.
You are welcome! I love her name and that she's a gaming companion. I hope you and her enjoy the good times gaming.
That box is one expensive cat heater. Does it have a can opener for the cat food at least lol?
P.S: What's the cats name?
P.S: Nice build! I dig the hard tubing, the fans and the color scheme you have going on the build.
Plan and start building another lol?
Nice build! I love the creativity of this build. Also, it may have taken a year to complete, but the process is what it's all about. I bet your a little upset it's complete lol.
I dig your photography work. Keep on grinding!
"She also picked this case.... I would've never picked it as it has hardly any room for cables."
Looks like OP said nothing about looks or color. It was about functionally. Not sure if the description was changed either. If so, are you really going to go with the political correctness because the case is pink?
Nice photography build!
The CPU and RAM is definitely key if she's using editing software such as Adobe. I think you hit the nail on the head with that. However, it could struggle a bit with the older video card. Getting a powerful card could require a PSU that offers more than 450 watts though. Just my two cents. She could look into the AMD WX4100 (4GB) or WX 5100 (8GB). They are perfect for multimedia purposes and only max out at 75 watts. If she ever got a 10 bit monitor those cards would fully support 10 bit as well.
Nice retro build!
I never heard of 1.25GB for a GPU. I've seen 1.5GB but 1.25GB is quite odd.
I had onboard ram 20 years ago. Built my first PC that had the classic ATI 128mb All In Wonder 9800 card, and now I'm still rocking out the Sapphire 2GB GPU.
Nice! I like seeing old tech still being used.
Nice build! This is a super budget PC that can still perform light to medium tasking.
What's the friend using the build for?
Nice build! I like the title lol.
Yeah Zen 2 is around the corner but you would be limited to a few 5xx motherboards if you wanted to take advantage of the PCIE 4.0 tech.
I'm not sold on Zen 2 for another 6-8 months after release. I've waited 10 years for a new build, I could wait longer since it's been this long anyways.
I literally lol when I read your description.
P.S: Grandma is going to like her new PC. She can open up a bunch of Chrome/Firefox tabs till her heart is content.
Nice build! It's good to see recycled parts.
I love the opening line "So Grandma has been complaining". The way it sounds, it's like the whole Internet knows your grandma lol.
Actually mine is a Bloomfield 920. The one you have a Gulftown, I didn't notice that info until now. Gulftown released a year later and was like 50% faster compared to Bloomfield. It's still a solid CPU, as long as it's taken care of.
Haha. I love his name.
Nic build! I'm glad it fits your needs and you are loving it.
What type of photography are you into?
Nice build! Your PC doesn't have to be a crazy $5-10k PC to be special. If it works for your needs, hell you are golden my friend.
Also, awesome cat! What's his/her name?
I love the creativity with this build. Once you finish school and pin point a job / career path...well you can spend more money and get yourself a PC that work for your needs.
Glad to see I'm not the only one still using Intel's first generation of i series CPU's. I have the 920 and it's still going strong after 10 years.
The most west I've ever been is Arizona. I couldn't tell you from experience but those two areas to visit are excellent ones from what I've heard or read about, especially Yosemite National Park. A lot of great photography opportunities there.
Nice! Iceland is on my bucket list.
You visiting some national parks in California?
Nice build! Love the color scheme and how clean it is.
OP may want to run other programs/software in the background while gaming?
True. Some of DSLR gear can be a pain and quite heavy (if you have multiple telephoto lenses etc.).
Sony's point and shoots at least from what I remember (2006 - 2016) were very compact and had amazing sensors. Unfortunately I couldn't get into a lot of point and shoots because I have huge hands. So having a DSLR is really comfortable for me lol. But I'll carry my Google Pixel 2 with me when I go kayaking and where I'll have limited mobility. It's perfect for those times!
I can definitely see you got an eye for it. There is nothing wrong with the Sony RX100V. It may be an older camera but it's a good point and shoot.
I'm a photographer and have been using DSLR (Canon and Nikon bodies) for over 10 years but I use my Google Pixel 2 to take a lot of photos now.
Mirrorless tech is great but I prefer DSLR because it's affordable and gear is abundant. One day I may go all mirrorless haha.
The pricing is set for what PPP is showing. It may not what OP actually paid for the part.
Nice first time build! I love the orange, grey, black and white colors within the build. It's a unique color scheme and is pleasing on the eyes.
PS: Awesome job on the photos as well! Do you do photography by chance?
Nice build! I've seen some crazy builds on here but your theme is the best I've seen in my opinion. It's super clean, bold and sharp as hell looking. This will be the next feature for sure.
Nice build! Wow, is all I can say. It's definitely a piece of art.
Not bad for $100!
But that was 15-18 years ago. However, its close to 20 years old and that processor may not have the juice to run it. Could give it a try though.