This machine is used for web browsing, watching movies, Minecraft, and occasionally TF2.
What may become FAQ:
Q: Why did you get a laptop HDD for a desktop build?
- Ripped it out of an old laptop to use, because the WiFi in said laptop does not work. I wont fill up 320GB in a year.
APU - Good for what I use it for. I will be overclocking as soon as I get a better cooler. Everything that I play gets good fps as long as the settings arnt too high; Left 4 Dead 2, DOTA, TF2, Minecraft.
Motherboard : Easy BIOS. Easy overclocking. Did have an issue though. The computer started to not boot. An update to the BIOS solved this problem.
RAM - Did some research and found out that fast ram is what these CPU's like. 2133 will do the job, that is, when I get around to caring so much about performance.
WiFi Adapter - Does it's job, although not as well as I thought it would. It does have small issues with randomly cutting out.
Case - Virtually no cable management, but I got it to work. Stuffed the cables in the 5.25 drive bay. Cable management is not a place I wanted to skimp on, because airflow in any case is critical. The CPU runs 60C idle with the stock cooler.
Fans - They move air and light up. The fan that came with the case has been moved to the front as a small intake.
PSU - When I was looking at the other builds using this case, I made it a little challenge for myself to have the best looking build using it. The Modular version of this PSU made that a little bit easier.
OS - Meh. I liked the simplicity of running games and applications in Windows, but Linux is a LOT faster than any version of Windows I have ever used. When I plug something in, it just works. No updating drivers, no sitting there for 10 seconds just to get it to recognize the device. It just works.
Future Upgrades: Windows Partition - 1TB HDD or 128 SSD - Aftermarket CPU Cooler (Hyper 212 Evo) - A85 Chipset Motherboard (Asus)
Oh, and I'm one of "those guys" who use the old Dell 1280 x 1024 monitor and keyboard.