3200G is perfect for home/office productivity. Its onboard graphics is fantastic for this use as you don have to worry about needin a gpu since can handle normal multimedia. Hell it can even handle some games pretty well too. Did a Geeek A30 mITX build using one for a clients home office no gpu was needed.
Kid will be playing other games lol. This build will last him some time before he really needs to upgrade.
It’s in the part list. Fans, case and cpu cooler all made by the same company. Just budget stuff. The coolers probably only slightly better than stock but it’s cheap and let him have rgb.
Get a m.2 nvme when you can and load your os on that. You’ll notice huge os speed increase compared to the HDD. It’ll feel like a new computer. Of course keep that HDD for storage!
He knew I build them for fun. So he paid me to set one up for him. Look at my build history for the mITX build he had me do for his wife. That one was fun!
Gave him some cpu/mobo options with costs. Client choose this cpu/mobo based off cost factor. 3600 would have been a solid choice for $50 plus a more expensive x470 board for 3000 series support bios reasons (loaner could would have taken too long) so the cheaper, faster to obtain, and at not that much of a performance difference went to the 9400f
Doesn’t matter anymore Im redoing this build with a custom hardline loop in a few weeks.
Still crazy to see the parts of this build and how it turned out... haha I used to think this was the pinnacle of gaming for me. Such an old build with horribly mismatched parts but it ran like a champ for its time. The HDD is still in use to this day as a storage disk but man its nuts to see how much this is aged compared to the stuff out on the market now and how far companies have come in designing parts that are aesthetically pleasing. Hell cold cathode tubes powered the lighting in this instead of LED RGB.
I keep thinking the paper towel on the first image is snow/ice lmao
The cpu block bend is the only thing I see that should be revisited. I think if you rotate your block sideways so outflow is on top you could get a better bend or maybe use 2 90 degree fittings to help it look cleaner/straighter in that particular area. That one little bend just feels a little off from the rest of the rig.
Youre going to love my soon to be posted Refresh of this build here in a few weeks :)
You can find DIY PSU shroud tuts on YT. But I just got a small piece of acrylic and place it in my case and marked where my bend needed to be. I then used an acrylic cutter to trim excess and took a heat gun to it on the bend and used the edge of a countertop to from it 45 degrees. As far as the design I recreated the case pattern in photoshop converted it to vector so a vinyl cutter could read it and used a vinyl cutter to make each facet. using transfer tape I applied the pattern to the shroud then spray painted it, removed each facet and spray painted with the other color, then hit it with a clear coat. measurements will vary depending if you have front fans/rad/ mitx or matx ect so you have to measure yourself.
Honestly not sure i just bought a small sheet from my local Lowes.
Uh thanks I guess. About to post a new build soon.
Not hard at all, I just used a small screw to attach it from the holes on the bottom
Cable management was great. Lots of room in the back. I wouldn’t recommend a non modular psu for this case. You’ll make things really hard for ya.
its possible that the shroud I made could still be reused for the other version.
its possible maybe
Cheap or not, its an amazing case! I absolutely love it.
you should get a evga powerlink for your gfx card that way your cables can be connected to the side of the card, and can be more flush/straight instead of 'pinched' by the shroud hole.
the bottom of the case has a bunch of vent holes, I simply just used a screw to mount the drive to the bottom of the case. The case has a proper mount on the back panel for a 3.5 as well as 2 ssd mounts. However since I have 2 ssds and 2 hdd, I improvised.
Also the hue+ next to the drive on the bottom is mounted the same way, just a screw.
Yeah but then you having the tubing protruding over the cpu cooler and sitting just under the top fans. Owell.
Tacky? My dude look at my recent build. Embrace the neon blue/pink aesthetic
Yeah I agree shame the water tubes for the gpu aio prevent me from actually using it