With Black Friday and Cyber Monday happening I couldn't help but take advantage of some deals. For myself I ordered a new a8 6600K for my file server (couldn't keep up with SAB, Sickbeard, Couchpotato and Plex). My wife wanted an SSD for her laptop, so I got two, one for me and one for her. With that in mind I had some spare parts left...this is the result...
CPU: I am impressed with this guy, It's not the fastest in single threaded and doesnt have 4 or more cores, but it will hold its own with light gaming (minecraft, etc). It absolutely kills in web browsing, emails, office, etc.
Motherboard: Cheapest MITX board I could find at Microcenter, pretty happy with the price. I don't use the wifi so I can't comment on that. Was easy to build on, no issues.
Memory: Left over from another upgrade my File Server had. 4GB is enough to do potato things on the computer and game. I know APUs like faster ram and this was leftover from my Kaveri Build. It's 2133mhz but I can't find it on PC Part Picker.
Storage: I ended up buying myself and my wife 480GB SSD's when they were on sale during Black Friday. So I inherited her laptop hard drive, and my 1 TB that was hooked up to my g3258 gaming PC. I have the OS (ubuntu) installed on the blue drive since it's faster.
Case: I am a huge fan of this MITX box, its compact and looks very nice. It isn't very expensive and not that hard to build in.
PSU: I have had very good luck with Inland Power supplies and this one is no different. I just wish i spent the coin on the modular version, but oh well.
I intend to turn around and sell this computer on Craigslist. I thought about keeping it but I already have my main rig, a file server, and the HTPC gaming PC....Can't find a use for another Computer.
Hope you enjoyed my Potato build!