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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.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

For sub 350, not bad. +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

'Inexpensive on the cheap.' Is that kind of like 'low-cost, for not much money..?'

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks for getting it. =)

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Altcoin? Srsly?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, sorry

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

that case looks like a nightmare to manage cables in, yet you did it better than some people would with something $50 more

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, there aren't many places to tuck cables...this must have been one of my better days with zip ties.

  • 75 months ago
  • -1 points

If you're using this for anything but web browsing, that PSU will crap out

  • 75 months ago
  • 5 points

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.