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Tsuruya · 2016 Budget gaming tower



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.

Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

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Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
Motherboard $166.71 AUD
Memory $78.00 AUD (Purchased)
Storage $0.00 AUD (Purchased)
$0.00 (Purchased)
Video Card $0.00 AUD (Purchased)
Case NCASE M1 $240.00 AUD (Purchased)
Power Supply $130.00 AUD (Purchased)
Operating System $0.00 (Purchased)
Debian Jes​sie $0.00 (Purchased)
Mouse $80.00 AUD (Purchased)
+ Total (Australia): $694.71 AUD
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Part List Price History (Excluding Tax)

Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor 8W - 65W
Crucial - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory 11W - 11W
SanDisk - Extreme II 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Asus - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Video Card 36W - 145W
Total: 59W - 241W
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