Put this together for a friend who wanted a high-performance, small form factor PC for schoolwork and gaming. They wanted it to "just work" so overclocking was out of the question.
Thoughts: -Went with the Xeon over an i5 because they regularly use heavily threaded applications (3D rendering, etc) and they were almost the same price. -The Prodigy is a dream to work with. Way more room than I expected,and the fact that every part of it was modular is delightful. (Wish I could say the same about my Storm Scout 2) Fitting the GPU in was tight, but it did indeed fit. -WEI is 7.7, 7.7, followed by solid 7.9s. HyperPi 32M average time was 16m 34s, with temps maxing out at 69c. -Could've gotten a quieter, bigger cooler, but ultimately it was their money and they deemed it unnecessary.
This is my first build posted on PCPartpicker, hope you all enjoy.
|CPU||Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core||$228.99||Directron|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1155|
|Memory||Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||$75.88||OutletPC|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$51.88||OutletPC|
|Video Card||HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB|
|Case||BitFenix Prodigy (Blue) Mini ITX Tower||$82.99||SuperBiiz|
|Power Supply||Corsair 430W ATX12V||$29.99||Newegg|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$18.75||OutletPC|
|Monitor||Asus PB238Q 23.0"||$186.99||NCIX US|
|Asus PB238Q 23.0"||$186.99||NCIX US|
|Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.3GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|