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My buddy has been bugging me for a new machine since his laptop decided it didn't like Windows 10 (I told him not to upgrade). I used this guide from /r/buildapc to base some selections off of, as well as some input from some of my home builder friends as well as components I used in my first build (I'm brand loyal like that). He doesn't do much hardcore gaming, so all in all I think it turned out pretty well for where the price point (~$500) wanted to be.

This was my second home build, and my first using the microATX form factor motherboard. My previous build was for my personal machine which is a mondo-sized tower with a full form mobo that makes installing everything a lot easier (especially when you've got big fingers).

All in all it was relatively painless and while the chords in the power supply aren't as pretty as some more expensive models, it turned out pretty well.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build and pics!! They both look pretty decent.

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build! Cable MNGT could begetter though.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. Unfortunately that was the best I could muster with the included power supply & the configuration of the case. Ideally I would have routed the peripheral power cables around back, but that left them just short of reaching the DVD drive so I had to put it in front. I still need to get another SATA cable for the DVD so that's why the one that connects to the HD is still kinda hanging out in the open. If I get ambitious I'll work on making it a little nicer - maybe even reskin them or something. Thanks for the reply!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

For that price you could get a Seasonic S12II-430B. That PSU has much gretaer quality.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Pics are great, build looks good. I am using that processor in my my machine and it seems to work pretty good.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi My Names' Paul