This was the first computer I'd built in years; I'd grown used to buying HP server hardware and Apple desktops. I wanted the most energy efficient, small, affordable game machine that could run my world simulators, like Train Simulator, the Need for Speed franchise, Cities Skylines and The Sims 4. She's named for the bubbly green-haired character from the Suzumiya Haruhi franchise, because... Nvidia is also green?
She runs Windows 10 for the latest drivers, and DirectX. It's as awful an OS as you'd expect, but at least it's not Windows 8, or gaudy Windows 7 Aero.
|Video Card||$0.00 AUD||(Purchased)|
|Case||NCASE M1||$240.00 AUD||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||$130.00 AUD||(Purchased)|
|+ Total (Australia):||$694.71 AUD|
|Intel - Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor||8W - 65W|
|Gigabyte - GA-H170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard||7W - 30W|
|Crucial - 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory||11W - 11W|
|SanDisk - Extreme II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||2W - 10W|
|SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||2W - 10W|
|Asus - GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card||36W - 145W|
|Total:||66W - 271W|