This is a shelved build that's been collecting dust since August. Originally what I had in mind was to use this as dedicated hardware to host servers, virtual machines, or for use as a NAS. Those plans haven't completely fallen through, but the need for the proposed uses have been lessen by changing interests and physical limitations.

If there comes a point where I concede that I have no useful purpose for this build, then I can envision turning it in to a full fledged ITX build or HTPC. I would then try to regain some of my investment by selling locally or auctioning it.

This machine is standalone hardware without any peripherals attached. It is currently running Debian, and I've been remotely controlling it through the TeamViewer application. The case fans and power supply were spare parts repurposed for this build, hence the zeroed prices.

Price Breakdown

Type Item Price Where
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $176.95 SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $101.99 Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $47.99 Newegg
SSD Transcend MTS800 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $64.99 B&H Photo
Case Rosewill Legacy W1-B-Window Mini ITX Tower Case $59.99 Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Previously Purchased Amazon
Case Fan Cougar Vortex 70.5 CFM 140mm Fan Previously Purchased Amazon
Case Fan NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan Previously Purchased Amazon
Discounts -$15.00
Shipping $11.98
Total $448.89

PCPartPicker part list

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice little buddy!