Description

Built for my parents who are non-gamers hence non-GPU build. Mini-ITX to save space. Corsair AIO cooler is over the top however, since it moves the CPU heat to the edge of the case, the ambient temperature of the case is kept cool. If a GPU was to be added (the PSU can handle up to a GTX 960), thermal conditions should remain ideal. Could easily be changed to a 212 EVO if desired. Motherboard is also over the top however ASUS do not do a Z87 Mini-ITX board (at the time of build anyway) and the intention was to go for quality components rather than saving money on companies with a lesser reputation.

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

"for my parents." Yeah right. You're a GPU away from a monster. I can see it now: "Well, if you don't want it, I guess I can figure out something to do with it..."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably has the parts purchased already. Just waiting for the go ahead from the parents.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Incorrect. This is genuinely their machine. I have an i5-2500K, 24GB RAM, GTX 660 machine for myself for MPI and OpenCL development.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, it was worth a shot saying ;)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Don't listen to these nay sayers OP, you made an excellent machine.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

for your parents? why would they need such high end components 0_o

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't pretend this isn't an overkill machine (as alluded to in the description) however since I'll have to deal with failures/slowness its in my interest to ensure the machine operates well for as long as possible.

These components also address every complaint they had of their previous pre-built machine and more (they ideally wanted a smaller case hence the Mini-ITX).