Description

My wife needed a new desktop for work (Office, internet, photoshop mostly) so instead of buying a new computer I decided to build her one using mostly parts from my last gaming rig. Even though the parts are several years old this is more than enough for her needs. Plus, it's pretty!

This should have been an easy build as it's all the same parts that I've used before but when I first completed the computer would not turn on. Had to completely break down and test each part, ended up being a defective PSU SATA cable.

Part Reviews

Case

Nice case, pretty. Good although strange airflow (top intake, bottom and back exhaust). Wish side panels had thumb tabs instead of small screws.

Optical Drive

Good drive, wish there was a mechanical eject hole and that drive mounted with more than 2 small screws for stability. Also wish that slot loading Bluray drives weren't so expensive (DVD seems so oldschool).

Wireless Network Adapter

For the 5 minutes I had this working it was fast...however, drivers then cause computer crash and was only able to reenter windows after physical removal of card. Now when trying to reinstall, hardware not recognized. Still in the works...

Custom

Nice colors, magnets are great. My go to product for lighting.

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Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

That case seems really small to be housing a Micro ATX, and I love that about it! I wish the window was a bit bigger though :( How's dust intake so far, and do you think changing the rear mount radiator to pull and the top to exhaust would help? +1 Nice build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

It is tiny, no bigger than my ITX build. I was looking for the smallest case possible to transfer an old mATX build into. A bigger window would be nice but admittedly the cable management isn't very easy/clean so the small window helps hide that a bit. In terms of airflow, I tried all kinds of varieties and this actually works the best even though top is normally exhaust.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply! I've been looking at small cases to transfer my mATX build into, and this one is on the list. :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Was this case easy to build in?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, not bad at all. As you can see cable management isn't the easiest but there's a decent amount of room behind the motherboard. My only criticism is that the side panels have no thumb-screws.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I just purchased the same case, and looking forward to moving my system over to the case.