Had an older processor and motherboard. The rest is history...not like any kind of historic moment...just that it happened is all. Think of it as extremely budget, but tastefully done.
Nice cheap build. What are you using this for? Also, I'm not sure you can trust the PSU in the case. Those usually are low quality PSUs.
For sub 350, not bad. +1
'Inexpensive on the cheap.' Is that kind of like 'low-cost, for not much money..?'
thanks for getting it. =)
I'm doing a similar build with an old desktop PSU for altcoin mining until it can pay for a better FX CPU, you really cannot trust those OEM PSUs for anything other than what they were exactly intended for. The one I was using came out of a mATX tower, I was putting it into an ATX midtower. Surprise suprise, none of the power cables reached anywhere significant.
Litecoin diff is climbing and Bitcoin is basically out of the question for anything, so I'm throwing my hash power behind Hash Cows until I find a good altcoin for mining profitability.
Indeed, that's why I don't even wait for clients to say a model number before saying no to, "will a graphics card work with that brand name PC?"
that case looks like a nightmare to manage cables in, yet you did it better than some people would with something $50 more
Thanks, there aren't many places to tuck cables...this must have been one of my better days with zip ties.
If you're using this for anything but web browsing, that PSU will crap out
Ever open a brand name computer? The power supplies are total garbage, but they seem to do the trick just fine. In all my years of building I've come to a conclusion about power supplies: if you're not going anywhere near the rated wattage or amperage caps these things hold their own. My rule on the cheapo power supplies is to remain below 2/3 of rated max power and stick with integrated graphics. I've been building since 2001 and have a few brand names that go well with my rule Systemax (Ultra) is one of those brands. They also happen to be an OEM themselves, and as such I doubt they want to deal with RMAs all day. Awful nice of them to do some research on cheap power supplies with low failure rates (at least within their tolerance) and offer one of their chassis for $15.