Description

Why spend my Monies? I needed a low power multi-tasker to run alongside my workstation. I wanted to cut my workstation from the internet and run just media production software (No Updates, No Viruses). This computer will act as a sandbox, play movies, do office tasks, etc. I think I'll do all of the messing around with this computer instead of risking my workstation to disaster.

Hardware Everyone here knows about the AMD 5350, so I won't retype what everybody has already written. I chose a single stick of ram because the case will have better airflow and since AM1 only supports single channel, it's a no brainer. I never really had a strict preference of storage so i just went with what's listed. Went with another Pico PSU but this time the adapter is 105 watts. Should be enough.....I Hope.

Case Ever built a computer just because the case was appealing? Neither have I until now. Probably the only thing that sets this PC apart from the rest. Love the front panel LCD. Gorgeous. Clear Acrylic. Beautiful. Small so that it can fit on my desk. 193 x 199 x 78mm(this isn't my smallest ITX case BTW). Hell Yeah. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. Price wasn't too bad either.

-One gripe about this case is that the side panels are about 1.8mm thick so yeah, it'll bend like an iphone. The top and bottom panels are 3mm. the other gripe is either the standoffs are too tall or the back panel was cut wrong, hence the I/O shield is not present (that's twice already with the ITX cases...fuuuugh). I'll make it work.

OS and everything with it Oh M$ you're just like my ex-girlfriend. Alot of potential, but loves to backstab. If i find Cortana as useful as i think she is, I'll keep it. Other than that, Hello Linux. I work in the Networking IT field, got Win10 for Nada.

Future Plans I have this "XBOX Fader Mod" pcb that I got about 4-5yrs ago. It controls case led lighting. the cool thing about it is that it can fade leds on and off (slow breathing effect) when the system is off. Most likely to get a lower profile CPU cooler since there's about 4mm clearance from the top panel to the CPU cooler fan. Cool Beans.

Update

-Installed Intel7260 Wifi Half Card. Link speed @430Mbps

-Kodi runs Perfect.

-Multitasking maybe a little hard on the the cpu, but it still manages, albeit a tad slower.

-Windows 10 installation is straight forward. Boots very quickly. I think it'll boot even faster if i turn the legacy boot off (I'm keeping it this way so i can still access bios without headache).

-Cortana is somewhat useful. I created some batch files so I can launch programs and files by voice.

-All Fans @ 50% and near silent. The spin-up drive is sometimes louder than the fans (I have concerns).

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice 5350 build! I'll be posting my 5150's soon!!

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

cool. I definitely take a look

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the idea behind this build and nice budget build as well. What exactly does the little lcd panel do anyways? +1 from me.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It uses LCD smartie software. You can display current time, hardware stats, music tags, custom messages,etc. pretty dope. I'll take a pic of it soon as i get it up and running. I think it's more of an aesthetic thingy.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it running....somewhat. For some odd reason M$ doesn't like unsigned drivers. Pic added

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a very cool case M8, never seen it before +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

thanx much. I was going to scratch build an acrylic case but i just so happened to find this online.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I do enjoy to the point low cost builds (and small itx).

it so happens I've been looking for a tiny case like that. Thanks for the pictures!

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome. finding a SSF ITX case is very difficult when it come down to overall size.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool how did you make that case or did you buys it. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the case online. Manufacturer is based in Hong Kong. Ships worldwide. Accepts Paypal.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the case called?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I found the link. Mind you the prices are in HKD so check the US conversion. Looks to be around $65. Dat google.

http://www.lcdmodkit.com/pccase.html

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

yups. dat them. took about 3 weeks to arrive.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Coming from Hong Kong that is not half bad.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

okay

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That case is SICK. I may have to see about buying one for my 5350. Nice build 5figureMiscount

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanx for the kind words!