Description

This was thrown together quickly as my main PC (~9 years old) is giving out). I am saving for a gaming build and will then relegate this to HTPC duties in the living room.

The case wasn't as bad as I thought it would be to work with, until it was time to bring in the ATX, non-modular, PSU. Cable mgmt options were few. Also, since the SSD mounts directly to the bottom of the case, I could not get the SATA power cables to fit. I ended up flipping the drive over and securing with Velcro. I installed the PSU with the intake fan facing INWARD, pulling the output form the stock HSF directly. Also, the hot-swap bay's fan lines up nicely with the vents on the rear-top of the case.

All-in-all a simple build for simple purpose. I would use this case again, though there seems to be more elegant SFF offerings showing up for a bit more $. Temps are holding solid ~30c idle running Windows 8 and some mild multitasking (web browsing, Spotify, Office, etc.). Have yet to test under multi-media duties and will update.

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

AMAZING! People finally understand what "CHEEP" means!

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

lol that i3 rig a few weeks ago

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know what it means. What does it mean?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

For a budget build I usually recommend AMD processors but nonetheless this is a very good budget build.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Neatly done, especially ssd fix.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I've updated to reflect pricing, since I bought everything from Amazon. I would've liked to shop around a bit more for RAM and such, but I was on an emergency deadline and budget. I will probably upgrade it and the CPU in the future.

As for price, the total was almost exactly $500 from Amazon. The case was the only non-Prime item. It seems to no longer be available on Amazon but was $71.50 after tax and shipping a week and a half ago.

I already had two monitors, as well as a 1.5TB HDD for the hot-swap bay.

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