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Goal of this build: Utilize the Raidmax Atomic mini-itx case which was gotten for $0 after rebate. This is a nice looking little case, but the acrylic panels can be scratched by a soft fart in the room over

I had to be super thrifty, but I got all of the parts for the prices shown (after rebates).

Intel Pentium - $53 after rebate from MicroCenter. In the realm of budget processors it's either the x4 athlon or the pentium, and for single core applications the pentium is the clear winner.

Asrock H97 - $60 after rebate from Newegg. No complaints here. Built in wifi and a nice bios menu.

A-Data Ram - Free after rebate when TigerDirect was a thing

OCZ 120GB SSD - $25 during black friday sales last year. Hasn't failed me yet

Corsair 430 - Budget PSU for a budget build. Doesn't set my house on fire which is a plus.

Let me know what you think! Please let me know if I can/should overclock on this MB.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Can it run purble place

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

but the acrylic panels can be scratched by a soft fart in the room over

0_0 welp, good thing I didn't buy this case when I saw it go on sale...

Anyways, sweet budgeting! I have the same cpu and motherboard but I haven't overclocked it yet, I have to roll back to bios version 1.7 since it shipped out with 1.8

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Some similar parts I used for an old PC upgrade (G3258, Corair 430W, 128 GB SSD). Nice and cheap.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

but the acrylic panels can be scratched by a soft fart in the room over

Oh dear... lol Better not have anyone over with a rumbly in their tumbly.

Love the build! It's so clean and blends in well with the furniture! Fantastic job!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Comments

Upgrade path is there. It's a nice little build that would be good for an HTPC which appears to be what you're using it for, quite a bargain too all in all.

For Upgrades, RAM I would upgrade to a single 8 GB stick and after that I would go for a modular power supply.

Then I would go for some custom cables and making them the perfect length for the case layout that you want, it would declutter and add a little bit of flair.

Also seeing as you managed to scrounge the parts listed for such a low price you could probably spare some cash on a nice card like a Fury Nano or GTX 970 if you want to make it a gaming computer.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Extreme Budget Build aye ??

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Decent build, doing something similar soon +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hope you're happy with your buddy! :-)

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

that is super low budget! kudos

last time I purchased on tiger was in 2014

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I was liking the way that case looked and was tooling on getting one until I saw your comment on it. Very eloquently put good sir.

acrylic panels can be scratched by a soft fart in the room over

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Utilize the Raidmax Atomic mini-itx case which was gotten for $0 after rebate.

Lol wut. Wish I could get some of that.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Love budget builds. +1 Love ITX. +1 And my kids had those same cars. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

ty haha yeah they're great I play with them myself all the time. VROOOOOM