Description

Made this build for my uncle. He would buy Mac Minis every year or so off of Ebay and they would stop working after a while. Eventually ended up convincing him to make him this little computer. He really didn’t need a beefy CPU because all he does is uses it for browsing. Decided to go with the InWin Chopin case because it’s sexy, has a 150W PSU, and is really high quality. This was my second PC build and this was pretty difficult. It was really small making it hard to route some of the cables. I could’ve done a better job but I just wanted to put it together and get it going. Had to take it apart once so I could route some cables in a better way. Really glad with how it looks though, and hopefully it lasts longer than those Mac mini’s.

Edit: Had an M.2 SSD, and I could not download Windows OS on it, did nearly everything after hours. Decided to return it and got a 240gb PNY SSD. Windows OS downloaded like a charm, quick and easy.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great price for great performance!

Case

Awesome case. Cable management kind of tough, but once you plan everything out, it’s pretty easy.

Custom

Cheapest Mini itx lga 1151 mobo I could find with WiFi and Bluetooth. By the way, do not use M.2 SSD on this mobo, I couldn't download OS on it. Normal SSD works great.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I'm pretty sure your uncle will stop buying mac minis!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That’s what I’m aiming for!! Haha

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

it looks really great dude, keep up the great work! your uncle probably loves this mini apache attack helicopter...that's what i compared it to lol +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

np

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

What did he do to those poor Mac Minis so they die on the annual basis? Nice build though.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Honestly don’t know, I think he bought 2 last year and they both stopped working.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Isn't that a bit slow. Even for web browsing. Wouldn't a 2200g or something been a bit better.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I was thinking about going with a 2200g but it was 20 more dollars than the G5400. 2200g is a better CPU, but the G5400 is more than enough for just web browsing and YouTube videos. Here they compare the 2200g and G5400 — take a look, both are almost on par.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

I suppose so.