Description

A lightweight workstation for CAD/Rendering/very occasional gaming with a budget take on making it presentable through that side window.

Motherboard chosen for arrangement of ports along right edge and included wifi module. Picked a M.2 SSD as main drive - was afraid the placement of the port at the back of the motherboard might be too close to the case but the clearance worked out just fine. Cannibalized an old external WD as second drive.

non-blower GTX960 card in this case doesn't bother me so much as temps have been low and stable so far. Will check for temp highs after longer periods of rendering.

Case looks like a charm. Cable management on a budget turned out to be more enjoyable than otherwise. The color filled netted wiring was hard to swallow, so took a sharpie, electrical tape and some cable sleeving (not the pc mod variety) to it. Took some old mesh stockings, dyed them black and covered the holes along the side panel. Would have done the same along the bottom had I figured out a neat way to go about it, but I guess a partial dust filter is better than nothing. It would have been easy to apply the same to the mesh at the top but I didn't want to obstruct exhausting air.

Taking my regular workload to the build this coming week to tease out temps under load.

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 4 points

I misread the title slightly and was like wtf is this build

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Get your mind out of the gutter, I had to put my dirty mind on to understand what you were saying. :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

XD

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

seems to be a running joke with this case, haha.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

not gonna lie, that motherbourd is small as hell lol. nice temps and proccesses tho.

1+

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

dude, you put the ssd in wrong, theres a screw on a screw, remove the small one from the large one, put the larg one in the board, then put in the ssd and theen screw it down with the small one

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm kind of surprised a Quadro wasn't used instead of the GTX 960 since it will be used for CAD and rendering. I'm guessing it would have thrown the price over budget though.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It would have, for sure. This one's meant for working from home though, so I figured the 960 would hold its own since my renderer is CPU based. We have Quadros at the office and I never noticed the difference anyways.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! The title kinda got me too ahah

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

What cpu cooler are you using??

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

stock.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice cable management in a case this small. Well done!