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I built a pc last year called "The AMD build for poor people.", since then I have built two pcs and have rebuilt the one for poor people. What ended up happening is that I built a sleeper pc for my wife to use for her photography, stripping some of the parts from my 1st build to use on her pc. Then I upgraded the missing parts in the 1st build. That's when I realized I wanted to shrink my pc because it gets moved around a lot.  
This was a fun build, I already had half the parts due to the fact that this was a shrinking project. Building in the case was fairly easy. And of course I reinstalled windows 10 after backing up the data. The only real issue was the RGB strip would not work but that was easily fixed, it was on the header backwards. The motherboard bios were easy to manipulate. I did not overclock the CPU, I see no point in causing more heat to be produced for a marginal boost in performance. Idle  CPU temps are around 28-32c and gaming for an hour only got the temp to 56c with spikes to 68c.

Team group is a good cheap choice for the ssd and ram; 3yr warranty is what the final factor was, just in case. I love amd but as of now I will admit that emulating is better on nvidia but it does work on AMD cards. That said, nvidia is great but for the sake of money I always go AMD.

I did recoup my money by selling the parts left over from the initial build to a friend for $500. Then he paid me to rebuild it.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, well thought out build, love itx and sff builds, just a really nice looking case and practical build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely agree with you. ITX builds look like they would be so much fun.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

They're not as hard as people assume, just do a little planning and waiting for sales. Just a bit more portable than the h500 build i did last year. I play from the couch a lot.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i just wish i had of thought of it the 1st go around

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent work on this Console style build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it took a little research and planning but it was worth it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the other case in there?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

my old build was the h500 nzxt. I'm also building a server with a Fractal Design Core 500

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Took a few hours to build

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish I got paid for it, we just get kids out of the deal. LOL