Description

This build was build about 2 weeks ago, and I never came around to post it on here.

I'm just going to copy/paste my Reddit post about this build into here, because I don't feel like doing another full write up on it. Here's the link to the post; http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/22vd2j/build_complete_work_computer_i5_4670k_no_gpu_node/

And here's the Reddit post write up....

Let's start off with what I have, and why!

CPU: I bought the 4670k for a reason, I got in off Amazon for $189.99, which at the time was $5 more than the 4440, and $5 less than the 4670. I thought, "Hey, why not, we could swap out boards later and get on that can overclock. I don't plan on overclocking on this computer at all, because it's for my dad's work.

Motherboard: I bought the Gigabyte B85N because it was a MiniITX board, as it was relatively cheap and had built in HDMI. Built in HDMI was good because there won't be a GPU. There will be no gaming on this PC, at all.

RAM/Memory: I purchased this ram for $63.99 off Amazon. I got the single channel 1x8Gb module because the motherboard only allows for two slots. Seeing as there were two slots, 2x4Gb would prevent from future possible upgrades. Also, there's no real noticeable difference between single channel and dual channel RAM.

Storage: I got a single 250Gb Samsung EVO SSD for $139.99 on Amazon, because that's all the space I'll need. There was no real reason to buy a 1TB WD Blue drive (which I had chosen earlier, paired with a 120Gb EVO) because I don't need the space at all. 250Gb will work just fine, and it's all on a single SSD, so we don't have to partition any other drives, and then have to install other programs to that instead.

Case: I got the Node304 because it's all one sleek, little black box. ( something something Malaysia flight 307 something....) It was surprisingly easy to build in, and it looks really nice on a desk. It also came with 3, 3 pin fan connectors to Molex connector for the fans in the case! It had a ton of places to zip tie cords down, so cable management was fairly easy despite my poor attempt.

Power Supply: I got the Corsair CX430M, because Corsair makes really good PSUs. The great thing about this one was it was modular, which is a MUST HAVE in a Mini ITX case such as the Node 304. It's only Bronze certified, but eh, better than nothing. It was pretty cheap too.

Wifi - Adapter: The motherboard didn't have built in wifi, which was not an issue because I won't be using the PCIe slot for a GPU. If I had been having a GPU, I would have gotten a board with built in wifi. This thing works just fine in the big PCIe x16 slot.

Operating System: My dad prefers Win7 > Win8, so that's no biggie, just a preference. 64-bit because of the 8GB of Ram.

I know I may have overdone some things, but for what this will be used for, this computer will suffice for a long time! I had a lot of fun making it, as I did with my first build.

Here's the Imgur Album to the pictures, with a little better write up going on there. http://imgur.com/a/wu5jb\

Some of the pictures are out of place but that doesn't really matter. Also there are some duplicates that are in there but they don't really matter either. :)

First build: Personal Gaming Computer: PcPP: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/OZ2 Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/213bs6/build_complete_first_build_with_fx8320_gtx770/ )

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

I noticed the speck in the middle of the pictures and immediately knew it was you. ;)

Nice build, 4670k is justified.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

You guys have some pretty good eyes

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahah! I guess that's a thing now. Thanks!

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

solid

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Black box of the flight lol?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Pffffff :)

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool! Going to build almost the same, but with i3-4130 and ASUS mobo.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

You'll love it! It's a great case.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

And what kind of Aoc monitor is that on yours pictures? I'm looking for a good-value IPS monitor. Can't decide beetween AOC i2267Fw and ASUS VS229HV.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-i2367fh

I really like it, but it has no HDMI port. It does come with a DVI to HDMI which is basically the same thing so I have no complaints at all. I would suggest this monitor to you.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build; sticks to requirements very well.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, thanks for the great idea of routing that big FAT ATX cable behind and throughout the HDD cage :) Very creative! :) Next time i open mine, i'm doing this!

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Appreciate it! The SSD was all I had, and I had nowhere else I could move the power cable, so I crammed it where I could.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

I basically left out the 3rd cage and routed it that way buy your way is way better, maybe I will manage to have all 3 cages on :)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd imagine it would be a lot easier to manage it with an extra cage in there, but I just wanted the big white things out of the way!

Also, I would route the cables between your ram/PSU for a little extra management.

This case had good features for such a small thing. I like it!

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually I betrayed myself in making a PC a month ago >:)

I love Macs, they are great, sleek looking and have a really nice OS. I was just ready for something new.

That Mac in the background is a 2010 27in iMac. It's got a 2.8Ghz i7 and some old Radeon graphics.

Edit: By the way, dude. You've got a nice collection of builds going on there. Keep up the good work.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

The OS is wonderful!

My dream machine is a custom loop in an Air 540 with SLI 780 Tis and custom sleeving. ALL with the Noctua color scheme. >:))))))))