Description

Budget build used as a software toolbox for Skylake build.

First off, what cut down some prices were: the fans, memory, OS, and Keyboard/mouse that were already on hand. Due to many chassis fan slots on my main build mobo and the lack there of on this one, i removed the stock case fan controller from Skylake Royalty and installed it on this build. Without doing this, i would not be able to utilize all the fans you see in this case. This worked out perfectly

Pros: For the budget, i will say i am impressed with AMD. This APU has me surprised. A lot of people will prefer cheap Intel and gpu as an alternative to any AMD option but i disagree fully. For the budget, AMD has this win. I've done some light gaming (WOW,League) and although the games are trivial in the graphic genre, each is extremely smooth in all aspects. Also, this H60 is a beast. Idol CPU @ 24C, i would say all key negative aspects of owning an AMD have been rebuttal-ed. - This build is also SILENT. Located in my bedroom, i would consider it the "the whitest of noises" if that makes sense.

Cons: Cable management. Non modular PSU SUCKS. (1st world problems) Given the fact that my prior build was with a fully modular PSU and the fact that noone would compare an i7 to a Pentium (93') than i really couldn't count this as a con. What are you to expect from this PSU(?) Con:none yet

Overall satisfied with this build. Will update later with benchmarks

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

The PSU has little do with your cable management. With that case and a non-modular PSU you can have great cable management. See this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/wXjcCJ

You just need to flip your PSU over and use the case better.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I've tried flipping the PSU and turned out my ATX12V still wasnt reaching (Which is why hes cutting through traffic on mobo haha) The issue id say isn't necessarily the non-modular PSU but how short the cables are. But for the most part you are right. Looking at the linked build you provided, i definitely like how he utilized the SSD/HDD mounting bracket. So i will agree this case can be tidied up a bit.

Thanks

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

The issue id say isn't necessarily the non-modular PSU but how short the cables are.

Definitely. These cheap PSUs often suffer from that issue.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

"PSU: Non-modular PSUs are garbage. It was a living hell trying to contain the cable mess, especially the chain of Molex connectors we all know I'll never use. I'm getting a fully modular PSU after I get my SSD."

Words of the guy from the link. XD I'm pretty sure he might disagree with you slightly about the PSU's role in cable management. OP could definitely do some tidying up, but other than interweb credit I doubt it will affect performance in any way.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The point is that he DOES have good cable management, MUCH better than this PC. So even if it is hard, it IS possible. Thats whats I'm getting at.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, mate! :D Don't worry too much about your cm, it's fine

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Good looking build made, I normally avode AMD chips right now only due to their age. You get the top of the line chips very cheaply which leaves no room for upgrade. Once Zen comes out that will change as I am team red myself.

In terms of power delivery modular PSU's are worse then nonmodular PSU's. Cable management is largely esthetic and does little for temps. So in a windowless case like this there is really not a point to managing cables less for your own sanity. Also with this APU being water cooled the air flow in the case really does not matter, you could shove a pillow in there and it would be fine. lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDCMMf-_ASE

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the selected parts, +1

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