Description

Basic computing: internet, word processing and light photo editing. Not the smallest case you can get but perfectly reasonable for anyone with a decent desk. Runs Linux Mint 14 Nadia like a champ, snappy with no hiccups. Cheap but not cheap on quality.

Things to keep in mind: Virtually no cable management options but that's what you should expect in a mATX, top mounted PSU case. There's no cable routing options behind the motherboard backplate so if you're not using a barebones PSU like in the original build, you better make sure it's modular. Hard drive mounts sideways on an inside panel as in the picture, which might make managing the SATA data and power cables somewhat tricky (personally I had no real problem, just had to take the stiffness out of the cables). The interior is going to be a mess because there's very few places to hide or tie down cables. The person I built it for is never going to look inside so it's just personal aesthetic bickering.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Liked. Need more of these simple builds uploaded.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. This one was my first build from scratch. I have a prebuilt main desktop but I've only ever added to it or moved all the components to a new case (twice actually). It was a lot of fun and hope to do another one very soon.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

How many Fans(including ChassisFan Cpu Fan) can this motherboard be plugged? thanks NOOB _

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

One CPU fan connector and one 3-pin chassis fan connector on this particular motherboard.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Linux. :D