Description

Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.

  • Leo Babauta

My goal with this build was simple: build a computer with fast and durable components, and keep everything clean and simple while doing it.

I got the inspiration for this build from my computer at work - HP Pavilion Elite HPE (i7-860, 12GB DDR3 RAM, EVO 850 SSD, GeForce GT 710, Windows 10 Pro). The HP’s CPU was released in September 2009, and in 2018 it’s still fast enough to get me through the workday. I have 6 programs running simultaneously (at the minimum) at all times, and everything runs smoothly. I was really surprised how well this ancient i7 processor performs on a modern OS.

I’m also a minimalist, so I wanted my build to be clean and simple - no flashy RGB or water cooling, just good ol’ high-end air cooling to keep everything nice and cool.

Overall, I’m really satisfied with how everything came out, and the only thing I might change in the future is to remove the WLAN card, and use the wired network instead.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Great photos of a lovely clean build!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your chair?, also love the simplicity of the build +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Steelcase Gesture, cost me $932. Thanks! I love keeping things simple.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Great pictures of a clean build.

Thumbs up.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

great cable management

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I spent hours trying to make it look nice, but I feel like it could've been better, just not sure how...

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What a great looking build! Love the cable management and photo quality!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, clean, sensible. Guessing its near silent. :)

How are the temps on the SSD in that tucked away position?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It is quiet to the point where every time the fan goes a little bit faster, it annoys me. I got used to the silent operation. Noctua's the best.

35C under regular use (no gaming). It's not really tucked though (as opposed to motherboards that have the M.2 slot on the other side) - it's ventilated pretty well.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the two 140mm fans in the front? Do you get any vibration from them?

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Super quiet. No vibration at all. They keep everything nice and cool.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Yes, I guess you could say that. They make the best fans!

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