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Work Pc

by esk02k

Description

Just a nice small and cheap build with good performance. Most of the parts were bought while on sale which made for a nice cheap work and music pc.

Im impressed by the case, for £32 it did the job well with good cable management for such a small case. Great airflow too. I had a GTX 770 and a 1tb HDD laying around from other builds. Motherboard wise I didnt need anything more then a H110 so that was nice and cheap. Micro atx was the obvious choice. The CPU cooler does a surprisingly good job for £8(cex doesnt provide a cooler), ive tuned the fans so you cant hear a thing other than the mechanical HDD. This pc runs 10 degrees cooler than my 6700k. I added a small £1 pci slot fan controller in the back.

I will not really be using this for gaming but I tested it out with witcher 3 and at 1080p I was getting 50+ fps mostly on ultra (no hair works). Ill probably only use it for D3 anyway which isnt demanding.

Heres a rough idea of some of the deals I got.

The CPU (i5-6500) was from cex for £125, The RAM (16gb ballistix ddr4) was from amazon for £66, The SSD (ultra II 240gb) was from amazon for £66

Overall im happy with the build and the thing flies in the programs I use (FLStudio, photoshop, chrome etc).

Happy Building

Part Reviews

CPU

Got this from cex 2nd hand for £125 which was a steal. Great little chip, fast and handles the games ive tried well. If your not getting a skylake K processor then this is your best option imo.

CPU Cooler

As my cpu didnt come with a cooler I needed something for my i5-6500, this was perfect. Keeps my chip nice and cool and ive tuned the fans to be silent unless under heavy load. For the price I think this is a great option if you dont have a K processor and need a cooler.

Motherboard

Does the job. Not much else to say, works as intended.

Memory

Got this for cheap and have no problems with them.

Storage

Good performance. SSD is a must these days for primary boot drive.

Case

Surprisingly good case for the money. The HDD cage is removable and there's quite a lot of space behind the mother board tray and below the CD ROM bay which is fully covered so you can't really see any cables. The bulges in the side panel make it easy to cram cables behind too. Obviously it's a bit flimsy but there are no sharp edges.

Comments Sorted by:

jnanof 32 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Very clean looking for a budget build, well done. I think you will find the 770 will perform very nice on 1080p especially paired with the nice i5.

esk02k submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks man. Yep your right it does have more power than I expected. Wow 32 builds, I've got some catching up to do! Been building PC for years but only used this site for a few months.

THEIsaacPigg27 1 point 20 months ago

How was building in that case?

esk02k submitter 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Pretty nice actually. The HDD cage is removable and there's quite a lot of space behind the mother board tray and below the CD ROM bay which is fully covered so you can't really see any cables. The bulges in the side panel make it easy to cram cables behind too. Obviously it's a bit flimsy but there are no sharp edges.

Dman123 1 point 19 months ago

Nice build! Thinking of building in this case as well. What LED strip did you put in yours?

esk02k submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks man. The case is decent to build in. http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/252566883937 those are the LEDs I have in there. Want to know anything else about this case feel free to ask.

phucdv3011 1 point 19 months ago

I want to ask does that motherboard have wifi including ? I still wonder that. Can you answer me please.

esk02k submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

No it doesn't.

PC_Mate 8 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

You did a fantastic job!

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