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Lil' Coolio

by DrJack6


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Built for quick office work, and supermario games while business is slow ;)

Very easy build. Wiring the 14 fans was not fun. LOVED the NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller, will use them only from now on. Boots in 6 seconds. Little Ivy Bridge Celeron kicks! Power supply handles everything well.

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strauts6 1 Build 15 points 53 months ago

He's so popular, he got so many "fans"

DrJack6 submitter 1 Build -1 points 53 months ago


DrJack6 submitter 1 Build 3 points 53 months ago

Hey everybody. Yes! Fans were overkill! I did the fan thing more to see how i like controllers AND for the fun of it, just to say i have it. :P Most of the fans were given as gifts when i told people i was doing it and the 2 50mm fans you see i took off OLD GPUs so really i only bought the controllers. Again, just a little fun. Pcie fans so it would light up at night with the LEDS :) I love this little build. Very quick for office work. Boots in like 6 seconds WITHOUT any fast boot features. Really like the motherboard. And the SSD is actually a much faster Corsair SSD, which i forget the name of it...

talby 10 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

2003 called, they want their case back c:

kidding aside, way back when I had an apevia full tower that was the same OEM as that Scorpio, at the time I thought it was grand and yes I do recall having all the 80mm fans (I had 11 total), my case had a built in fan controller - a single rheostat in the front of the case, I had to rewire a bit but got all my fan speed off that control. Would have drove me crazy to have them all run at full +12v!

+1 for the nostalgia (although it may not help much lol)


edit - and yes please ditch that PSU, even a Cooler Master Elite is a better choice.

DrJack6 submitter 1 Build 0 points 53 months ago

Whats so bad about the psu? I mean IF it fails ill just get another one. Not brokenhearted if a 16 dollar part fails in a few months

Grazzert 2 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

low quality power supplies tend to take some of the hardware they are connected to with them when the fail. that's why most people choose not to skimp on their power supplies.

talby 10 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

well it is rated at max/peak, so in reality it is barely a 240W unit - since you are not even at 200w load it is probably "ok" using it (less the warm fuzzy feeling).

Hopefully you have at least a surge power strip that can handle at least 1000j of energy, the lesser units tend to blow up easier if the mains are unstable / surge / brownout.

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sketch24 9 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

That's way too many fans for a system that will go up to 35C at load without any fans whatsoever. I like that you were trying to go for a budget system though.

jasperl123 2 points 53 months ago

14 fans for an "office" computer?....I think not...

pavleap 2 points 53 months ago

Aside from the unreliable power supply, I quite like this build. Budget CPU for office work and a low-end GPU for some emulators, but why you spent $113.26 for your useless fan setup is beyond me. By eliminating it, you could have reduced the price of the build without sacrificing anything or invested the money into better parts like more RAM, bigger SSD and a better PSU.

MySong 1 point 53 months ago

could have done more.

DrJack6 submitter 1 Build 3 points 53 months ago

Im actually putting 2 more pci slot fans in :P

MySong 1 point 53 months ago

dafaq XD

h4r15 1 point 53 months ago

It's not for gaming, people. But still you could have bought a 1TB HDD. Which would be for $15 less. Plus, no need for THAT MANY fans. Could have dropped a few and used the extra money for a better CPU.

DrJack6 submitter 1 Build 2 points 53 months ago

HDD? Nope dont need storage space, needed quick response. SSD was the only way

TechKat 1 point 53 months ago

Maybe he connects his PC to a Domain Controller at his office?

h4r15 1 point 53 months ago

You have a point. Lets wait until OP describes it better.

asura_ 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

needs more fans!

BlastXin 1 point 45 months ago

Too many fans.

Too much money spent on case IMO.