It was Dads Bday, and time for a new rig. I am really glad with how this one turned out, the h400i was a perfect match to replace his old antec case that was unnecessarily massive for his needs.
He pretty much just browses the web and watches HD video, so this is a powerful little system for him. One thing that i got for him that i could not find to include in the parts list is a MediaSonic 4 bay esata/usb3 external hdd enclosure. He Had a bunch of hard drives just sitting in his old case as places to store movies and other large media files but it was all just a mess, there was no where for them all to go in this new case anyway. this enclosure lets him keep his giant movie library off system and just turn on the enclosure when its time to load up the drives, he is really happy with the set up. here is the enclosure http://a.co/aO6cOpz .
In building him this new system I wanted to get him some solid state storage and a boot drive to get him up to speed with modern times. so i went with the two adata drives as they are very reasonably priced.
the one toshiba p300 that is in the parts list is not one of the drives in the drive enclosure, i just knew if i took all of his spinners from him he would have spinner seperation anxiety, so i put that one in his case for quick access at all times.
Thanks for taking time to check out this birthday build!
if you have any questions i will be happy to answer them. I Have other build as well if you would like to view my profile.