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EDIT: After many years and many forms, this PC was recently put to rest due to a dead PSU and a failing motherboard.

This computer has seen many forms over the past few years but I am finally happy with what it has become. It started life as a budget build when I was in college. Pretty sure the only original parts from those days are the motherboard and SSD. Last year, I split the PC in two: one mITX for my main PC and one mATX NAS. After finally giving up on the constantly failing 1U PSU that the mITX case required (just say no to the EVGA Hadron case), I merged them once more.

This computer does a little bit of everything. It's my daily beater, my gaming and media center, and my photo/video editing beast. It has performed perfectly in all it's tasks over the past couple weeks.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That is alot of storage, cool to see Gen 3 i5s still in use. Good job +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Shouldn't have to upgrade storage for a while! Plenty of space for music, movies and whatever editing projects. I really like the CPU, great performer for the $. Thank you :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That cable management though.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

So many cables, so many zip-ties @_@

I think I spent more time getting them all tucked away than actually assembling the components.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Feature this

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cable management, holy ****. I built my first one a few weeks ago, at the same price range. However, I do not have that much storage at all. Need upgrade soon.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ZC7hP6

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

I love managing cables. It's like a fun, abstract puzzle. Price point is ~$200ish more counting the SSD, 500gb HDD, and motherboard but I bought those so many years ago, I don't remember how much I paid for them, so they are just reused parts.

Storage goes on sale frequently, just watch and wait and you can score nicely. I could have spent a less on the storage but my computer is on most of the time and I like the extended warranty of the red drives.

Careful with starting to build PCs, it's an addiction. They are so much fun to build :D Your build looks nice.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds good, I will keep a look out man.

Thanks ! :P

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy **** those Zip-ties are very guuuuuud

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Aren't they fabulous? I cheered in the store when I saw them. Cheered.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like your labels for the HDDs. And those blue zip ties add a great pop of color. Cable management on point. +1

How's that Zalman cooler? I always thought these ones looked so funny.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh they so look funny but that's why I bought it, for something different. I love the copper color against the otherwise dark components. The cooler works nicely, keeps everything nice and chilly but I'm also not doing any wicked OCing. The fan is probably the loudest component in my whole build but considering everything is well below a whisper, not a big deal.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this build a lot! I love the black and blue theme. My build is currently black and blue (favorite colors). I think I may steal the blue zip tie idea. You might also want to upgrade your storage... If I remember correctly, ~10TB is only enough for like 6 pictures... xD

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Those must be some super-ultra-mega-zOMGwow HD photos to fill 10TB of storage! lol xD I love blue and black in computer builds, it's very sleek. The blue zip ties as a fun little pop of color, steal away! :3

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, 10TB is not enough! xD My favorite color is blue, and I prefer black due to the sleek look. I currently have the Corsair 450D for its subtle and sleek look :) Kind of interested in the inwin 805D

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That is true, always room for more storage. My favorite color is purple but blue is a close second and they actually make components in that color. Ooooo the inwin is a sharp case.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The inwin is just an elegant beauty. I am more so for it, because the window side panel is actually glass, and not acrylic. So,what is up with all of that storage?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, that's a change to see it's actually glass. I'm impressed.

Movies and music mostly, some games as well. But I've also been getting into video editing over the past year and those project files eat space like crazy.

(...and maybe I decided to be a good girl and actually keep backups of important stuff)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

Currently trying to convince my brother that there is computer life beyond the laptop so I can build him one ;)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice tidy build. Can you come to my house and tidy up my cables? I want coloured zip ties!!!!. Didn't know they came in colours. Bummer!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

great one , how can buy this motherboard and smps from online ?

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Never enough storage! I took out the other drive cage which can hold 3 more drives! All I need is a SATA expansion card and I could add even mooooore!! Mwahaha XD

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Delightful. Got to love when tech doesn't function as it's supposed to.

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