I was tired of connecting my laptop computer to my TV. I was itching for a new build, thus project "Houki" began. I've spent about 4 months collecting the parts (researching, compatibility, and money was an issue).
Like with all personal builds, there were some requirements.
Case One of those requirements was that it had to be small. I mean really, really small. Thus I used the LogicSupply case. No support for optical drive. No Problem. No internal PSU. No problem. Three downfalls though. No front panel USB 3.0 connections, No front audio connections, and I have to modify the case to accept the 4pin DIN connection from the external power brick. No biggie. It comes with a 50mm fan though! It features an all metal construction, (even the switch is metal) so it's sturdy. This case is so small, the MB's box is bigger than the case itself. perfect. lol.
CPU The second requirement was that it had to be low powered and yet powerful enough to do more than just light gaming and video playback. I chose the AMD A10-5700. Quad core, built-in GPU (quite powerful...at least better than intel's graphics), and TDP of 65w. What's not to like? Another reason I went this route, is because the case does not support a graphics card.
-Power Supply Pico PSU. Um, nothing surprising here. 160w is enough to run everything.
stay tuned for the rest of the build