Description

I built this machine to take over duties for what used to be half of a dual boot gaming / Linux PC.

No Windows on this machine but the Intel video should be more than adequate for Minecraft.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice, liking the Corsair case? Also what distro do you run?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Just plain ol' Ubuntu (14.04). I had to upgrade the linux-firmware to get the wireless to work.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and I forgot to talk about the case.

The case is actually really awesome. Though it comes with two chassis fans and the motherboard here only had a hookup for one. I bought a splitter for it that I am going to install this weekend.

The design of it is very nice. There's a shelf up top where the motherboard sits (right by the window) and then there's a bottom shelf where the PSU is installed which makes it possible to fit any regular PSU in it.

It's (understandably) a little cramped to work in, but it provides enough space and is designed to not make builds and modifications a total chore.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Throw a R9 390 or a 980 in there and you'll have a gaming beast

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

No price on the SSD's?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Had the hard drives already. I actually did not even reinstall Linux for this build. I grabbed the two hard drives I had from another computer and booted right up.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Not currently, but I could give it a shot for fun.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler is actually where I had the most internal debate. I thought about going liquid cooled, but I wanted the PC to run fairly quiet and a lot of them have leaking problems as well (or are much more expensive).

The Noctuas have the worst aesthetic appeal, but they are pretty highly rated (especially in low-profile coolers). There was also no overhang on the RAM so the components can be installed / re-installed in a reasonable order.

Noctua sends you a screw driver designed so that you can install the heatsink to the board while the fan is still attached (it fits through the fan blades).

So although it's a bit drab looking it's a pretty effective / well designed little cooler and I am happy thus far with the choice.

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