Description

I was given a older motherboard by a friend who was upgrading to a RYZEN system. To my surprise, it had a AMD FX 8320 processor and a cooler minus the fan installed in it. I am not an AMD guy, so I wasn't to excited. A friend of mine who recently built his gaming rig was trying to get his cousin into gaming. So we decided to build him one with what ever parts we had left.

I just recently upgraded my HTPC to an EVGA 1070 and had the 1060 just sitting around. I knew if I held on to it, I would want to build another computer, so I decided to donate it along with the motherboard and processor. I had a hard drive that was not in use, so I gave that up also. I bought the case at a garage sale from a guy who upgraded to a S340 elite for $30.00.

My friend ended up purchasing the memory, SSD and PSU. I threw in a couple of case fans and some $18.00 remote rgb light kit. Used some sleeved cables I made for another build but didn't use.

I normally build in mini itx cases, so building in this thing was like a dream. cable management is a dream come true in this thing. Even though it was a budget build, I wanted it to look somewhat cool for the kid. Alot of empty space, so I made a custom plate to cover the front panel wire and fill in the gap of the micro atx board. I also made a gpu backplate and matched the ssd. Over all, it was a fun build. This case is awesome. One thing for sure though, I will never use a non modular PSU again! Almost defeats the purpose of cable management. Hope ol boy likes it. If not, I will keep it!

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a nice backplate! Where can I get one?

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Acrylic plate, self adhesive vinyl, a decent inkjet printer and about 10 coats of clear and have at it

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Epic response

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Cav Scout?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Air CAV

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice. great look. makes a clean look.!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build dude. sweet come up on that case in the garage sale

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW, that's one heck of a spare parts build. Awesome work, man.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the smell of a spare parts build.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I need more friends, a lot more. Enough so I find one they will throw at me a board with an FX 8 core and a massive heatsink.

that white case looked like a mini fridge in the first pic of it.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

My cousin is wanting to upgrade his i5-4690 to an i7 at some point, and i'm hoping to god that he gives the i5 to me lol

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Always great to hear of donated parts for the sake of a fellow friend. Great looking build. I still have my main rig in an S340 and yeah, they're amazing to build in. Really builder friendly.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL @ "I knew if I held on to it, I would want to build another computer..." It's a sickness.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

nice rig