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This isn't flashy but gets the job done. No bells, whistles or led's. This was my old HTPC before I built " Awww how cute " ( http://pcpartpicker.com/b/bRD8TW ). I decided to clean her up and rebuild it. Went to the AMD 5350 because of size, low heat and power, in " Awww how cute " I'm pretty much just using it to stream and has two web cams hooked to it for security, so this old pc was overkill and eating up more power. Anyway, this started off with a i5-4570 that i worked out a deal with a friend for $75. I went with Asus B85M-G Micro because it had hdmi, usb 3 and was micro ATX to fit a smaller case. I used a Cougar spike case because it was cheap. I like the case overall, but the cable management is well, there isn't any. So if you use this case, a modular power supply would be best. I didn't get a modular power supply, I used the Corsair CX430, on sale and rebates I think it was $20 bucks. Now, before I start getting the " O those are horrible, unreliable junk" I have used at least 6 of these in the past with ZERO failures. This one was used in this build originally and ran 24/7 for well over two years, so it will continue life in this rebuild. I had two used drives to use a 128Gb Samsung SSD for the OS and apps and 500GB Seagate for mass storage. I threw in a old dvd/cd drive in case I needed it watch/install something that isn't online. The ram was pieced together from pc upgrades and what not. The Gigabyte HD6570 isn't anything special but I bought it a while ago off ebay and its gets the job done, considering I don't know what I'm going to be using this pc for other than some basic desktop functions. I used Windows 10 home because, well its about the cheapest version of Windows you can get.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget build +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank You

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

For a case with absolutely no cable management you didn't do bad. I also enjoy how "budgety" it is, with it all either being on sale or negotiated for. (or at least most of it)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Ya, I would probably pick a different power supply, modular at least to help if I used one of these cases again. I like the over the top bad to the bone builds, but I really enjoy budget builds. It's harder to make something on a sub $400-$500 budget. Used or donated parts help. I do have a mostly new parts Skylake build I'm doing that's going to top $1000-$1200 in the next week or so. That's going to be my main gaming pc and I plan on keeping it for a while, so I can sort of justify the cost.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

LADIES & GENTLEMEN!! TAKE SOME NOTES! THIS is how you budget build without leaving out or compromising!!! Well done!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Love top mounted PSU cases!