How you manage to fit 25lbs of stuff into a 10lb bag, i have no idea. But I love it.
Your planning and cable management is superb! This build makes SFF mini ITX look easy and effortless.
This is a "bait build". Flocks of people are going to look at this and say "Wow its so easy, look at that, I can do that..."
No sir, you cant. Only the few can manage this level of compactness and cable management. Only the gifted can accomplish this. Everyone else will have a mini-ITX-spaghetti bowl-of a PC red-headed step child-that we are too embarassed to bring out at parties...
Thank you for your build.
Just now came across this build. You did a beautiful job. Clean Build +1
I just got back from visiting Singapore, beautiful place, great food.
Congrats on the Feature!!
I am heavily considering putting my dremel to work and placing a single fan CPU AIO cooler in there so I can OC my i5 6600K. I need a portable all around work machine to pair with my 980ti card for after work gaming.
I will definately keep you posted and i sincerely appreciate you reaching out and offering help/advice. If i get stuck anywhere, I will be sure to pull over and ask for directions (after I have run out of gas of course.)
All the best to you and dont forget to update pics as you go a long.
+1 Nice Build and Great Cable Management!
I will be attempting this in a couple months with the same case. Great job!
You bought all the best parts, just because you could, you are the man.
Seems like you did enough research to build what you wanted. I love people who build for themselves. I also like how you future-proofed this rig with best efforts.
+1 For giving thanks to God for your ability to provide for you and your family.
also for the build. :)
+1 This is a beautiful build. Very clean. Thank you for a detailed description of your build.
I landed here researching builds with your MoBo. How is it holding up? Was it easy to OC with it?
Very nice build.
+1 Thank you for your service and detailed description of your build.
Thank you for all the notes on the case. They will serve me well.
Thank you for posting your build. Im debating between the ML08 case and the fractal node for my next build. I like your choice of cooler and really good information there on the Mobo.
Corvega Factory...I hadnt before considered this as a GPU test, I can totally see it though. Let me know how it goes.
+1 For a Super Clean build. That Cable management is boss.
a labor of love...clearly.
Great job man.
Yes I am using on board video HD 530. It actually has some pretty good ratings compared to the older versions of On Board videos. I find the CPU is working pretty well for the price, specs and use-case. Its a dual core and the users are in no way multi taskers. It fits their needs for a computer.
Yes the RAM is a bit over kill, but it gives them a good foundation in which I can add to it later if they want/need or if I just have extra parts from my computer as I switch out hardware ie. GPU.
Thanks for the input!
Thank you Kindly.
You have a keen sense of perception.
It was my thoughts as well. Being new to this, I think everyone is right about the RAM being OverKill. I got a good deal on it and I just didnt want to worry about it in the future.
You can see the flexibility in the build. It allows me to upgrade her rather easily in the future if I feel they need it. I didnt want to bottleneck them in the future. Changing out the CPU and adding a GPU would be easy to do and add a ton of extra benefits. I just dont think they will ever get to that point considering how they use it.
Thank you kindly for all your input and insights.
RAM = Over Kill
Roger that! Seems to be the most critical input about the build.
I had considered the low end GPU route but it just didnt make sense for the extra cost. I compared a bunch of low end GPU's to the On Board HD 530 and the difference just wasnt worth the additional cost even if I scratched the RAM down.
I did get a decent deal on the Ram and a ~$40.00 Rebate on it at the time. So I just went with it.
I will be giving them my old GPU once I replace mine in the future.
Thank you kindly for the advice.
Thank you for the advice and input. I will be looking more into doing this for the 4K monitor as mentioned in another comment.
It was a good deal on Ram with a ~$40.00 Rebate. So I just pulled the trigger on it.
I will be doing some research on your advice and I might just do that. Thank you again!
Wow. Thank you very much. I truly appreciate the comment!
Thank you for the support!
RAM = Overkill yes.
Thats some interesting input on the Ram/Cache/4K monitor. I will be looking into doing just that.
Thank you for the advice! Im learning here.
In hind-sight I probably would have drilled my own hole up there for the cable, but once I got it all in there I really didnt want to take all apart again just for that one cable.
Im learning cable management is something I need to place more forethought into. I took plenty of mental notes during this build of what I would do next time.
Thanks for the advice and input!
Out of the box, the i3 6100 is an overall better CPU for this particular Use-Case in almost every scenario. Power, heat, performance etc. But to compare my setup for my mom to an overclocked fx 6300 is not an apples to apples comparison.
It is pretty impressive you got your fx 6300 to 4.9 though. Congratulations! One day I hope to be able to get experienced enough to start over clocking and experimenting more. I enjoyed building this a little too much.
Thanks for the comparison though. Your making me think more about another build.
I actually compared the On Board HD 530 to the GT 740 and 750. There were some performance benefits to adding a GPU but it was minimal. Some shading benefits and some other minor fields, but for the most part it performed quite well against the GT 740 with no real noticeable difference.
In the future I will donate my GPU to mom for added benefit, but for what they use it for, it just didnt make sense at the moment.
Thank you for your input and consideration.
Thank you for your input and advice. I appreciate it.
Yes- I admit the Ram was a bit much. I could of saved $50.00 here.
I was doing some comparisons on low end GPU's. The additional cost of ~$100.00 didnt seem to me worth it at the time. The On Board HD 530 Graphics was holding its weight in most comparisons. A low end GPU will obviously be better, but for only slightly better performance I just didnt think it was worth the extra $ considering what they use it for.
*In the future, I do plan on retiring my GPU for the new HD 1080, I was going to donate my old GPU to Moms computer so the grandkids and my brothers could play games when they visit mom. I figured the extra Ram would help here as well.
The case makes it look like a freshman desktop at Georgia Tech, you are absolutely correct! It wasnt my choice.
The 4K panel...she got it on sale and I couldnt convince her to return it otherwise. Mom loves a "bargain".