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Compact micro-ATX Fast Workstation Office PC with all Noctua Fans

by Pawacorn



Date Published

July 9, 2016

Date Built

July 7, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz


I was looking for an upgrade that would be quiet, have the new features of Z170 for future upgrades, and fast single core performance. The noctua cooling setup is great (cooling is very important to me, as I don't have AC). This is for work, surfing the web, watching HD video and occasional light gaming at very low settings. The Noctua CPU cooler fits perfectly even with the additional fan. The NF-S12B Redux fan is for the side fan mount (I wanted the 950 Pro to stay cool). Already had the power supply and DVD-ROM so I re-used them. The NF-F12 Industrial fan replaced the weak stock fan that comes with the case.

Part Reviews


Great single-core performance for work. Got it for the price of the i3-6100 so I can't complain!


I was going to get a black Kingston kit, but this was on sale so I picked it up. Works as expected.


I want things done immediately without delay so this was a no-brainer. It really helps when I scan for viruses and do updates while continuing to work.


Getting the 9.6'' by 9.6'' motherboard in was scary but I like the simple design of this case. I like the direct airflow to the motherboard without the drives getting in the way. Perfect for office work, no fancy distractions. No reset button though.

Comments Sorted by:

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 33 months ago
Best WS build I've ever seen. Sober looking, powerful, beautiful. Got no words.


Pawacorn submitter 5 Builds 0 points 33 months ago


gamingnoah 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Solid build, great part choice.

Pawacorn submitter 5 Builds 0 points 33 months ago


OnePerson3003 1 point 16 months ago

Today that ram costs 3 times as much -

Pawacorn submitter 5 Builds 0 points 16 months ago

Absolutely ridiculous! I wish I had bought more.

I thought when RAM prices "doubled" it was bad... now most 4GB kits cost that much.