Description

My Dad has been the head of IT for the organisation for quite a while now, and when joined he bought himself a new computer. Over time he has upgraded all the other computers in the company, which was quite recently. Unfortunately, that left him out, having the oldest, slowest and worst computer out of everyone. An HP SFF with a Pentium, running Vista... which is totally unacceptable in my eyes. He has been suffering from this machine for a while now, and with upgrading the computers everywhere else, he thought it would be a good time for himself to upgrade.

Rocking a R5 1600, 16GB of ram, WD SSD, rammed inside the Define Mini C Tempered glass, this machine will certainally last longer than 10 years, and is future proofed tremendously. Yes the GTX 1050 is overkill, but he wasn't spending his money ;).

Hopefully it can help him work better, and not be as much of a slug as his old machine. And sorry for the poor quality of some of the photos.

Where we set it up is temporarily, and we will move it to his desk next week once we set up domain's, network drives, O365, server RDP, TeamViewer, and all other sorts of stuff.

Photos, specs and information up to date as of build date.

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Your dad is the head of IT, and he was running Vista? Damn son... Vista's support ended on April 11, 2017. Cool build, though!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, RIP him on Vista xD. He was struggling with the dust clogged HP. I just found it funny that most of the other machines have Windows 10, SSD's, 6th gen i5's and 8GB DDR4, while he is stuck on the the worst machine in the whole building! Cheers man: :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I can relate. I work as a helpdesk tech, and my CPU is i7-860. It came out in 2009... Our clients have i7-7700 and NVMe SSDs. Oh well... As long is it's working.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I guess so, but in comparison to his old PC your i7-860 would be really good compared to his Pentium E6300 lol

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm kinda surprised how good it is, even after 8 years.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Give it a few more years then maybe time for a upgrade!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

First gen i7s still pack a punch for office workloads and even gaming! I built a system for my friend with one recently and it worked great.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Yeah... It's quite amazing how these chips remain relevant in today's world applications. I'm curios, what games does your friend play with this chip?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

He's playing modern AAA titles like the new Wolfenstein in 1080p. Not sure what settings. Works nicely with the 1050ti.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the cooling and airflow with the stock fans for the case and Ryzen 1600? Also, how portable would you say the case is if I needed to move it to another apartment maybe once a week (smooth 10 minute drive?)

many thanks!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooling is pretty good at the moment, I have added another 140mm fan to the front of the case to give it mainly positive airflow, and temperatures are very low. I would say the case is pretty easy to move, but if you are moving it quite often I would look into a Corsair Graphite 380T, they are built for being portable small cases. :)