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The Construction of Ohm

by TheScribbler



Date Published

Aug. 7, 2014

Date Built

Aug. 4, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

85.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

850 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

89.0° C


After more than five years, I finally upgraded my Desktop. It was way past time! I really wanted to build a small, compact computer this time, but I have a raid 5 array that I wanted to migrate from my older machine. This means that any case I choose must support a minimum of three 3.5 inch drives and one 2.5 inch drive (for the OS SSD). I settled on the Node 304, even though it is not the smallest or cheapest ITX case. It is just the most affordable, best designed case that works for my needs. I purchased a 1440p monitor earlier this year, in anticipation of this build (I was given an offer I couldn't refuse) so I needed a computer that could run games at that resolution. While I didn't set myself a strict budget, saving on cost when possible was a priority, so I ended up purchasing an R9 280 which seemed like the minimum spec for powering my display. You already know I'm re-using some hard drives from a previous build, but I'm also re-using a power supply, monitor, keyboard/mouse, and some other peripherals. I've listed them and the price I paid for them below.

Edit: You can see that the power supply pictured has way too many cables to fit in the case properly! I broke down and purchased a Silverstone ST50F-P (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-power-supply-st50fp) to replace it. This power supply fits far better into this case.

Edit: updated the build photos with the new power supply. There is still some cable mess, but at least the GPU can breathe, and air can come in through the front of the case now.

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xBajamonsteRx 2 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

+1 Holy **** look at those cables! Love the case :)

EvanM 1 Build 2 points 53 months ago


Zethyr8 1 Build 2 points 53 months ago

Call of Cablethulhu

EvanM 1 Build 2 points 53 months ago

Catastrophic Catastrocable

TheScribbler submitter 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

Hahaha! Yeah it looks like my computer was infested by snakes. I just bought a modular PSU to replace this one with, and I'll update the build when it arrives.

hastex456 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

I'm waiting for the update...

TheScribbler submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

I uploaded photos of the machine after I replaced the PSU. unfortunately, I'm not able to change the parts list.

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

a good idea would be to put 0.00 for all the parts you are reusing. Those prices are 5 years old. You should definitely get a modular PSU

Variable.variables 1 point 50 months ago

Why do you need a 250 GB SSD for your OS? Great build!

david.gnau 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Looks like a mini-fridge

LeeTheNinja 0 points 53 months ago

I like the simple and clean setup. Nice build +1

Matt1313 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago


LeeTheNinja 2 points 53 months ago

I mean his desk..It's just nice and simple. Sheesh.

Matt1313 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

Hummmm okay......

Benjamyn 0 points 53 months ago

-1 because of cables

TheScribbler submitter 1 Build 2 points 53 months ago

I agree, I just ordered a replacement PSU.

Matt1313 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

The cables were pretty jumbled but he did do very well with what he had so I'm giving him a +1

Cthill 2 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

@Ben. Given what psu he had I think he did a great job. Without buying another psu that you really don't need he did a great job with what he had. Ima go with a +1 on this.

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TheScribbler submitter 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

Thanks! I agree about the power supply, I just purchased a modular one to put in here. I'll update the build once it arrives.

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