Description

My cousin was fed up with her Dell (ewww), so I offered to build a her a sexy computer. She agreed and I started accumulating parts. I previously had a Fortress Mini that was damn sexy, but I wanted to build something sexier and sleeker, so I settled on the Legacy U2. This is just a re-branded case from China, but most people who had it there were satisfied. So I bought one to join the bandwagon.

CPU- It's cheap, has integrated graphics and comes with a shiny sticker.

Cooler- Performs decently, comes in black and somewhat compact.

GPU- I actually though about getting one, but then when I asked my cousin what games she would be playing, she replied with.......... "candy crush".......

MB- Cheap, comes with AC wifi and highly compatible with OSX.

Ram- Cheap, comes with a shiny metal heat-sink and comes in red.

SSD- Got it during the Best Buy price mistake. A couple of them just sat on my desk for months lol.

Case- Nice sleek Brushed aluminum. Comes with a window for lights.

PSU- Got it for cheap from Amazon. Would've probably went with a fully modular if it wasn't so cheap.

Sorry for skipping so many steps in the middle XD. I cut my finger with an envelope opener when opening one of the boxes so I rushed a bit. Temperatures are great. High 20s during idle and 53 after running prime95 for 10 minutes. Best of all it's actually silent...and my cousin won't be needing any lights in her room :D

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 10 points

HAHAHAHA! that last picture of the girl from the exorcist, that made my night ;)

+1

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I had my eye on the mATX version of this case. Nice build +1 (and good cable management for this size)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

rude.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm sorry. D: would a lollipop and milk tea make you feel better?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I was about to start asking why there wasn't a graphics card but then I read the description :p Glad I'm not an idiot sometimes.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a sweet build man. Love seeing these small form builds. Looks pretty clean too.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been very curious about those cases for a while, they're super cool looking, but I just wonder if the airflow is adequate. What do you think?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that with the right components, airflow can be adequate. You just have to make it so that the air flows in one direction. I have the fans blowing air towards the back which results in a negative air pressure so that fresh air is sucked in from the front grills. If you use a graphics card you should get a blower style one so that hot air isn't trapped inside the case. Temperatures might not be as low as what you have with a bigger case depending on what heatsink you use, but it should still be more than adequate.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I realize it's not going to be used for hardcore gaming(Even though candy crush gets really hard). Have you thought of getting like a GeForce 8400 or 9800. Something else I realized if it's going to be a light gamer another option would be to get an i3 or an FX-4100. Still like this build and i think it deserves a +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont see the Lighting mentioned here... does the multicolered Lighting come with the case? Or is that a part you didnt mention? I really liked the color options.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah..I got those from China, you could probably find something similar on ebay.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that LED 5050 with some AC adapter and remote control?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

how was the cable management with that non modular psu?? i bought a legacy u3 a couple days ago but also have a non modular psu... i'm worried about whether or not i should go modular.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I just did a build with a modular psu in this exact case and I have to say it was much easier to route and it looks cleaner. If you bought a psu already i wouldn't worry too much as there is space to stuff the cables, but if you havent id definitely would go for a modular psu

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't you have easily used the stock cooler that came with your chip? In fact I think that bigger cooler could be doing nothing much, since there is nothing much to cool on a stock chip running Candy Crush. It coudl even be just getting in the way.

I like the lighting, and it a nice build, and I'm really not trying to be argumentative. But I think that cooler just doesn't need to be there even for aesthetics or cool factor (haha a pun).

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, to be honest the main reason I got that big hunk of metal was so that I wouldn't have to do any maintenance. The Intel cooler is rather inefficient and loud under load. It'd probably start throttling the CPU after accumulating dust for a few years. Plus I'm a fan of collecting their coolers. (I've collected 6 already ;))

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Should definitely have gone gone 780ti in sli for such a demanding game as candy crush :) +1