Just enough to have fun after you finish working!
Having fun with it after building it! The family uses it for regular everyday life, homework, streaming, etc... Our house guests primarily game on it. Works quite well, but can run hot if bottom of case is not on a hard surface.
The Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 software needs to be cleaned up!
When you exit it, it just leaves the LED's on mid animation while a warning dialog tells you they will be disabled...
Had some trouble getting it to recognize the MB, not sure what occurred, uninstalled and reinstalled it and it seems to be working but can be sluggish.
Might actually go with a different MB next time. If you do not plan on having RGB as a build feature then it's a great MB on it's own.
Ran into other oddities, nothing show stopping, but things that just seemed awkward and could have a better user UI experience.
Used this particular case so that I could move it without to much trouble, works great for that but might choose a different case style next time due to needing two extra 120mm fans on the bottom to help air flow.
Room in case can be tight but this is expected due to it's being a Mini ITX. The NZXT H200i Mini ITX case might be better.
After seeing how the air flow works in the case I highly recommend using two fans underneath to pull cool air into the case. I'm still testing for optimal air flow since I chose not to water cool the CPU.
- Added two Corsair 500GB SSD's (Not in parts list) which install on the opposite side of the MB.
Took about half a day and was a fun build that does what it was intended to do!
Works to for what I am asking it to do, would use it again!
Almost knocked knocked off another star, the bracket design they are using feels like it is from the 80's, very loos and unruly until you get it seated on the clips, takes quite a bit of force to get it to lock! But does the job but might think about beQuiet! or Noctua air cooler in my next build.
Should take another star off due to the issues with RGB Fusion 2.0, but the MB works great and doesn't need to have RGB to function! Gigabyte might want to look into some SQA for it's RGB software though!
Hmm what can I say... It matches the case and remembers things! Installed without issue and for what I'm using it for, it performs flawlessly.
Nice fast NVME m.2 drive. Have used several of these in my builds, never had a issue with them and they always store things!
Great little card does what it needs to plays games like ARK, BF4 and others without issue. Some tweaking of game graphics settings will need to be done to keep the FPS high. All in all though been really happy with it.
Room in case can be tight but this is expected due to it's being a Mini ITX. The NZXT H200i Mini ITX case might be better for a bit more space and better Airflow. After seeing how the air flow works in this case I highly recommend using two fans underneath to pull cool air into the case. I'm still testing for optimal air flow since I chose not to water cool the CPU. In the end I took off another star, when I built a second one of these builds for someone the PSU could not handle the system power requirements. This case has a built in PSU which is rated for 650W but seemed to have some quality problems. If you get a working case PSU, the case is nice but can get hot if you mess up the fan settings.
It's MS Home, I think Pro is a bit better.
Love these monitors, run around 80-90 bucks out of 7 purchases for builds, I have not received a bad one or one with dead pixels. They are matte and 1080p which is all this build needed.