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.
Very nice, liking the Corsair case? Also what distro do you run?
Just plain ol' Ubuntu (14.04). I had to upgrade the linux-firmware to get the wireless to work.
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.
Throw a R9 390 or a 980 in there and you'll have a gaming beast
No price on the SSD's?
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.
Not currently, but I could give it a shot for fun.
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.