Description

Welcome to another build by me, Dexter. It's been awhile since my last completed build but now through some wheeling and dealing I finally managed to build my mobile gaming rig! This build started out as extra parts I had that I traded away for a PS4. The friend I traded with upgraded the g2358 cpu to the i5 4690k and replaced the motherboard from asrock h97 to the Asus z97. At the same time I had another friend who upgraded his build to a gtx 970 and gave me his r9 390 as payment for work done. I decided to think about the situation I was in, I had this Silverstone case hat I really wanted to use but didn't have the parts. I had my Sully build with dual 950's laying around not being used. And it also had a junk seagate drive that was slow as all hell and decided to ask my friend that I just traded a different computer for the ps4 if he would like to swap all his upgraded parts and computer I first traded him for my dual 950 computer. He said that was fine and he also bought the Silverstone sfx psi I needed so I had everything I needed for this build, including a r9 290 for it to upgrade the 750ti!

Ok, I know that was confusing, I was confused just typing it out. Long story short I traded for enough parts to build his computer. It's a great mobile platform capable of maxing graphics with the only downside being the jet engine noise from the 290. Anyway, ON TO THE PARTS LIST

  1. i5-4690k - great gaming cpu. Overclocks recently and can push enough power for cpu intensive games. It lacks hyper threading but that's not a worry for games as of now. Runs a decent temp with the cooler master heat sink

  2. Cooler Master Gemini - good all around low profile heat sink. Doesn't look too flashy but still looks nice. It can handle a bit more cooling then the stock heat sink so this was a no brained for the price at my local micro center.

  3. Asus 797i plus - open box deal at micro center, as you can see it has no io plate. I just ordered one from Europe that should get here in a few weeks, other then the plate everything else was included and barely used. Ouodnt ask for a better mini itx board with the quality level and bells and whistles this has.

  4. EVGA RAM - it's new on the market but EVGA ram is nice on the wallet and still looks better then most ram at that price point. The 1866 speed is a little bump from 1600 and it shows in a few apps and a couple games I mod.

  5. Seagat 1tb + 120gb Sandisk ssd - good amount of storage for this size of computer. The ssd helps make booting and a couple games run like a breeze while the seagate gives me room to download a wide variety of game to play while away from home. Seagate isn't the fastest drive but it gets the job done.

  6. Asus R9 290 reference - powerful card in gaming. Only one probably for this rig and why it will be replaced asap with something else is the noise it produces. Holy moly it's like a plane taking off when it starts going hard in my games. Annoying but tolerable to get this performance over my 750ti that it was replacing .

  7. Silverstone sfx 600w - I was blown away by how small these sfx power supply's are. They're cute in a nerdy way, but regardless it was pretty easy to use and work with. The short modular cables are perfect for the case. Probably because it's the same company, I'm guessing.

  8. Silverstone MLO7 - good case for the design. It follows the same layout as most other Silverstone cases that are built for the same reason. It's outside looks better for maybe a living room . Wish I would've gotten the console looking ones back to hen I purchased this. But other then that do some planning before hand. So freaking tight inside it's insane.

  9. Case fans - some stock corsair ones from spare cases I have. Put two on the vent for the graphics card to give that puppy some more cool air.

That concludes all of the parts listed. Notice there are no monitor, mouse, or keyboard for this computer as I have spares laying around and had no need to buy more specifically for this build. If you made it this far thanks so much for reading my description! As always feel free to comment and vote. I always love talking to you guys and this community!

From me to all of you, have a great day and have fun browsing PCPP! :)

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Cringe worthy mousepad

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Good thing it's just a spare. That's the area i test computers I've built

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok good :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

300$ motherboard? Whaaaaaa.......

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont know why its listed as that, brand new it used to sell for $170ish and I got an open box for $120. Not sure why its listed as $300+ for a mini lol