This computer started it's life in 2014 as an HTPC and sat under my 50 inch LCD TV for a couple years. Around 2016, I threw in a Radeon RX 460 4GB and gamed on it. I sold my RX 460 during the mining craze. Eventually this computer moved into my office because I wanted a Plex server that doubled as NAS and was on 24/7, this ~35 watt computer was perfect for that, although it can't encode anything intense. Recently, I added another a job for this low power computer to accomplish. It has been tasked with grinding experience points for me in Fortnite Team Rumble. It runs Fortnite horribly (~15 to 20 FPS), but since I'm not actually gaming on it, it doesn't matter to me.
It has ran Ubuntu, Mint Linux, and Windows 7 & 10 over the years. This is probably the best $240 I ever spent on a computer. It has been with me more than 5 years, does work, and saves me time.
The parts price is from 2014. I went back to my emails to try to make it as accurate as possible. I bought most of the parts from Newegg because they had a deal going on for the CPU + mobo for $60. I upgraded to a 120GB SSD six months ago because it was only $17.99 + tax. Before then, it was a slow notebook hard drive.
Recently I sold it to a nice man on Craigslist. I hope he enjoyed this small desktop as much as I did. :)
Built: Oct. 2014
Sold: Nov. 2019