Build went well, made a few noob mistakes, such as not putting the mounting bracket on before putting the motherboard in and things like that.
I just have a few minor complaints: The liquid cooler's pump clicked at first, but then once I maxed out the fan setting for the header that the pump was plugged into, it stopped clicking.
The motherboard's audio has a little bit of static, but when you listen to a game or music you can't notice it at all.
The SSD caching software found the SSD and it cached, but sometimes it randomly crashes and requires you to open the program again.
It may be my fault, but I feel like the 750k shouldn't be running as hot as it is on a liquid cooler. Maybe it's because I touched the top of the CPU and the oils from my finger blocked some of the thermal transfer, but it's not major and it only hit 70 degrees because I had it in prime95 for 30 minutes. During gaming it only hits about 50 degrees.
Good things: Case was amazing despite the size, cable management was easy (in the pictures it may look bad, but that's because all of the cables are on the outer edges of the case, the middle is completely empty for airflow.
The GPU overperforms in its class. It hasn't gone over 59 degrees (in Furmark for 30min) and during gaming it never breaks 42 degrees. I can max out BF4 and almost Crysis 3 (TXAA, Water is set to medium) and it is pretty quiet too.
The PSU is upside down so it exhausts warm air from the inside of the case. It was perfect for a Mini-ITX build and is a perfect gaming PSU due to it's single 12v rail.
The motherboard is great, everything works fine except the audio which had a little static. It managed to survive a thrashing of putting everything together and having to force some cables and stuff into place. Didn't come DOA
Overall a great build and it fit the budget (Went over with the OS)
I got the PSU cheap on a random newegg sale and the GPU for 129$ but in a combo with the RAM I got 17$ off of it so it was a great deal.
|CPU||AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$79.99||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid||$39.99||(Purchased)|
|Thermal Compound||Prolimatech PK-1 1.5g||$3.99||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+||$104.98||(Purchased)|
|Memory||G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866||$52.99||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" SSD||$29.99||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$59.99||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB||$112.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower||$49.99||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Rosewill 550W ATX12V / EPS12V||$34.99||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$79.99|
|Mouse||Logitech M305 Wireless Optical||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Custom||Samsung Syncmaster 206bw||(Purchased)|
|AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||42.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||70.0° C|