What better time to build a PC than during Black Friday? Well, probably quite a few days... but hey - it was a good deal anyways - leave me alone!

It was an interesting experience building this little (well, rather big) guy. I had never built on a microATX before. Not that it's any different, but still something new. Here is some information you may find interesting:

I opted for a full ATX case for a few reasons: No one will ever steal my PC, I didn't want all my parts to be cramped - I wanted lots of spare room in case of upgrades and lots of room for air, and with 4 preinstalled fans for 49.99, how could I say no?

The case is wonderful and has lots of rooms for customization. You can choose to remove a lot of these features (something that I chose to do) if you don't find them necessary. The case allows you to run all 4 preinstalled fans on one controller found in the back of the case, however, my PSU did not support this (and I did not have the cables necessary), so I chose to only use 3 fans and plug them in manually into the motherboard until I decide to purchase a connector.

My only complaint is that I wish there was a bit better way to hide some of the PSU cables - oh well.

With 10% cash back from retailers (5% doubled), a gift card from Amazon, and a generous monetary gift from my wonderful girlfriend, I was able to keep this build under $500!

I hope you enjoy my build even slightly as much as I did!

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The Rosewill RISE Glow ATX Full Tower Case has four included fans? Hmm, I am going to have to take a look at that.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sure does! 3 of which are blue LEDs. Even has a control panel on the back so you don't have to run everything off your mobo