This is my gaming build, and this little box has a big story behind it.
A while back in September, I found a website by the name of PCPartPicker. I thought the idea of building my own computer was interesting, but I was 99% sure it wouldn't happen because I'm a 12-year-old, ergo, I had no money. Also, looking back at it now, I had no idea what I was doinf at the time and just threw together what looked interesting. I would post a part list to one that I made, but it was horrid to look at. I'll spare your eyes now and tell you, it was BAD.
Then, as I got farther and deeper into the whole thing, I got more and more confident I could make one.... y'know, if I happened to stumble across a thousand-dollar Micro Center gift card. But then, Christmas was near. I talked to my parents about it. They liked the idea, and said if you could get the money for Christmas, you could do it.
And then, after gathering all the Christmas money, I was ready to build the box. And after eight hours of hard work...
...the computer didn't work.
On my dresser it sat for a good month or so. I didn't really have the courage to tell my dad it didn't work, but I eventually went to tell him. He understood, and took it to his friend from work, and, within a day, it was working again. (I accidwntally plugged the front panel cords in wrong. Whoops.)
And thus, the box was alive.
I chose the graphics card because I didn't play many graphics-intense games before, but now, I guess I can! Until I get an operating system, it runs Ubuntu.
I called the computer Murphy's Box because I dedicated it to my dog. Sounds crazy, but I love him, and Murphy may or may not have the mental capacity to love me back.
I am proud of what I have done here. This was fun, and I'd definitely build one again.
After using it for about a month now, I have to say I'm SUPER impressed with what this little chip packs. I haven't had a single struggle with any of my games yet (paired with a 1050 ti).
Best budget Skylake there is.
Installing Windows 7 was a struggle, and an external WiFi adapter was required, but other than that, it works great! No other issues as of now.
If you want to save time and not get a WiFi adapter, choose the H110M-ITX/ac variant instead.
It's fast, affordable DDR4. It's been working great. No complaints.
Speedy and affordable. Fits my needs perfectly.
An excellent case, but the case was cramped, making cable management a chore. It worked. I can't complain.
My computer hasn't exploded yet, so that's a plus.
Did what it was supposed to. I can't complain.