Description

CPU: AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core

MOTHERBOARD: MSI AM1I Mini ITX AM1

CASE: Morex T3410 Silent, Fanless VESA Mini-ITX Case w/80W Pico PSU (w/ 19v DC adapter)

MEMORY: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2x2GB) Dual Channel DDR3-1600

STORAGE: Adata Premier Pro SP900 64GB SSD (External USB 3.0 WD My Book 3TB Plex Library)

WIFI / BLUETOOTH ADAPTER: Intel 3160 Wireless AC / Bluetooth 4.0 Mini-PCI-Express

OS: Windows 10 Technical Preview (Loving it so far!)

KEYBOARD: Microsoft All-in-One N9Z-00001 wireless Keyboard with touch pad

Built solely as a 24/7 Plex Server to stream HD movies throughout my home via Chromecast dongles and android/apple plex mobile apps over Wireless AC.

Occasionally used as a Steam @home stream box client PC to play games on a 100" HD projector screen via a Optoma GT 760 3D HD gaming projector. (paired with an Xbox One wired controller for PC)

This 65w machine is very snazzy and has been a rock solid performer!

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build! I was looking at putting one of these CPU's in my server but could't find a MOBO with the amount of SATA ports I wanted to go with it. Like seeing builds like this.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build for the money! I have Windows 10 on one rig and agree that it works well especially for a beta version.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Awesome little steam streamer and htpc. Nice case. I have been wanting to build one with the siverstone htpc case for a while now. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-ml03b This build is good motivation. Thanks!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

So how is heat? I would be scared of overheating with such a small case.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Heat is a non factor with this build. At only 25W drawn from the CPU and a single SSD with no optical drive it creates very little heat. The side panel (or top panel depending on how it is oriented) has a large mesh screen right above the CPU cooler so the hot air gets exhausted fairly easily.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! i had a similar build with m350 case. How is the wireless reception when you don't have the antenna for it?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It stinks! Generally I wanted it for the bluetooth radio to connect Wii remotes for Dolphin emulator. This PC sits right next to my router and is hooked up via ethernet so no biggie.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it! I would assume this could be a NAS with a couple of high capacity internal HDD? Question though... Is there enough room for two 3.5 drives in this case? I've been thinking about building something similar with the AM1 with Open Media Vault.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely NO room, not even for a SINGLE 3.5" drive. You could probably mount a couple of 2.5" drives but that would be the limit.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! So many correct decisions in this build, looks absolutely ideal for Steam. How is the responsiveness with the controller hooked up to the client PC? I've been using a USB extension cable to keep my wireless controller hooked up to the host PC, but it's a terribly inelegant solution and I'd like to get rid of it.

It's nice to see an alternative to the Antec, which I find absolutely disgusting looking. Solid deal on the wireless, too.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The Xbox One controller connected via USB to the client PC works flawless!

I looked at the Antec long and hard before going with this case. I couldn't stand the look of the Antec case either! SO glad I picked this one!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

As a Plex server, do you notice issues with 1080p streaming? Also do you have a NAS or something to keep all those media files, or does that 64GB do the job?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

All streaming is done over chromecast with a 50mbps connection over wifi. I have absolutely no issues streaming 1080p or even 3D HD content for that matter. My plex library is stored on a 3tb external usb 3.0 wd my book drive. It plugs in via usb 3.0 on the back I/O panel.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Your watercooled build led me to take a look at some of your other stuff. This one is my favorite by you so far - great parts selection.

Does the Athlon X4 5350 actually get the job done when streaming movies? Do you ever transcode them using it?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It does an outstanding job. All transcoding is performed by the 5350 through the plex server. Thanks for taking a look at my other builds.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's great to hear. Plex itself recommends much higher-specced CPUs for this job; I wonder if the iGPU is getting used, or if the Plex people are just full of Intelitism as is so common.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm interested in doing something similar running plex media server on my next build. Here is my future build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3hp6ZL