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This is my very first attempt at building a pc. I have a Dell from 2007 that started taking a dump on me recently and knew it was time for a new desktop. I was shopping around pre built desktops before embarking on this site, which unleashed a new addiction in my life which is now this new pc I built for myself. (Hence the name "The Addict") The second I realized I didn't have to spend 800$ - 1000$ for a decent pc that I only use to watch movies, play music, and surf the internet on, I was hooked. I didn't really have a budget going into this but I was looking for something that I could hook up to my Home Theatre to enhance the experience. I do not game at all nor do I plan on it with this pc, so that's why I built it around the A10 6700 APU. Being my first build and buying components that are already probably more than I need,I wont be overclocking this at all. I wanted to keep my first build very simple since I didn't even think I'd be able to accomplish this on my own. I have this hooked up to a Onkyo TXNR-818 receiver, Panasonic ST60, and a Kef T305 5.1 Surround sound system, and it looks and sounds great. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated since I have no idea what anything was a month ago, and plan on building all my future pc's the advice would really help out. Thx and hopefully you guys will like what I now LOVE. Windows 8 is my operating system and since I had my business purchase this I didn't list a price since I technically didn't buy it myself. I have a Windows Experience Index of a 6.7 and for a 500$ build I am very pleased since it is my integrated graphics holding me down. Processor is 7.3 RAM is 7.4 Graphics/Gaming Graphics is 6.7 and Hard disk is 8.0...

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Intereasting concept. +1

-Tyler

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Might wanna delete those duplicate photos. Good build though.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

thx and just did

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

How are those fans? Noise level and airflow?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The 120s are quite loud when at 100%, but when you run them at standard mode or silent in your BIOS they are quiet. The airflow is amazing. If you need really good airflow, I'd suggest them.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

noise is actually a lil loud for my liking but I have ocd with stuff like that. I just bought cougar fans cuz I heard there very very quiet and putting in the hyper t4 which I hope helps as well

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on going miniITX for your first build. That form factor is tough to work with - limited space.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd re route that USB 3.0 cable incase you ever want to put a gpu. :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

No gpu since its an A10 cpu and only outdated and budget gpus are compatible

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build for under $500. May I suggest a BD Drive since this will be used for media consumption.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx but I have a PS3 for blurays and I only am using an optical drive in case of software cd,s and burning cd's, however I was def considering the upgrade

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that case.

Can't wait to do one of my own.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that case, not sure I'd want one in my own living room, but still, it looks great. Can I ask, since you're hooking this up to your Home Theatre, did you consider installing a large mechanical HD for media storage? Personally, I love using XBMC as my media front end, and to get the most out of it, you really need your media digitally stored...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

No because I don't store any media on this machine but I may get an extra ssd in the future if I ever need to. Thx

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there. Sweet set up. Came across it because I'm considering the same case. Is three fans overkill? I was thinking of just two of those same 120s you have...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

How is your mobo holding up?

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

its great actually, i love this thing