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First Self-Built SFF PC

by RedWarning



Date Published

March 21, 2015

Date Built

March 19, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C


CPU- Got for my birthday, which explains its $0 price tag. Works well. I like the hyper-threading. Fits in because I will use this PC for more basic tasks. (Schoolwork, Web Browsing)

RAM- It's cheap, black, and functional. That is all.

MOBO- My original Asus motherboard died and I needed a replacement. This was the cheapest non H81 board. Good quality and stylish.

SSD- Super fast. Sequential reads/writes are 550/500. This is amazing for a 120GB SSD. Thanks Samsung.

CASE- Compact and easy to work in. Looks pretty nice too.

PSU- Got a great deal on this. 80+ Gold and very quiet. Nice so far.

Part Reviews


Works great. Does everything I need it to!


Great quality. Easy to work with.


Functional and completely black. Works great!


Super Fast. Great price too!


Stylish and Compact. Relatively easy cable-management.

Power Supply

So far so great. Super quiet and modular.

Comments Sorted by:

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

How's the monitor holding up? I'm looking to pick up the 27" version.

RedWarning submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Works great. No problems so far whatsoever.

Skylord 1 point 43 months ago

Looks nice, how easy is the case to work in? I an thinking of going with it for my next build

RedWarning submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

The case is stylish and for a budget mITX, I would recommend. As for working in it, the only problems I had were routing cables around and SSD placement. It shouldn't be too difficult, but since it was my first PC build, it was a bit of a frustration. I ended up putting the ssd in the optical drive bay because the other places didn't work well with my SATA power cable.

Skylord 1 point 43 months ago

Sweet, I probably will use it. It will be my first build too!

RedWarning submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Good luck with that!

MiguelXx3D 1 point 41 months ago

Are you planning on upgrades to this build?

RedWarning submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Possibly some sort of decent GPU in the future and another 4GB stick of RAM. If I start playing games, maybe a new HDD as well.

MiguelXx3D 1 point 41 months ago

OK! Thenks for clearing it out

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