Description

My wife has been using a laptop that is about 8 years old and it started to show its age. Her only requirement was she wanted the new computer to be red. She will be using the PC for general tasks (Facebook, Word, Excel, Internet surfing, etc.). I wanted this PC to last her 6-8 years so I went a little higher end then she really needed. She will never be overclocking so no need for a "K" processor or "Z" motherboard.

i5-6600 - I went with this for the higher turbo frequency than the i5-6500

Noctua NH-L9x65 - The case is known to run hot so I wanted something better than then Intel cooler

Asus B150I - I used an ASROCK motherboard on my 1st build and did not have much luck with it so I wanted to try an Asus motherboard. I didn't need overclocking capabilities but I did want USB type C.

G. Skill Ripjaws V - It's RAM and it works. Wife didn't really need 16GB but I wanted this PC to be useful for 6-8 years

Samsung 950 Pro - Wife really didn't need this but I wanted to try it and I wanted one less cable in the case

EVGA GTX 1050ti - She won't be gaming but she will be getting a 4K monitor and I wasn't confident in the intel HD graphics driving a 4K monitor

Raijintek Metis (Red) - one of the few red cases that I could find

EVGA G3 550 - EVGA has a good reputation and the G3 was just released so I thought I would try it

Noctua NF-S12A - Replaced the case fan with this. Wanted it to last and be quite. Case is know to run hot so I wanted a good case fan.

If you plan on using this case, do yourself a favor and get a SFX power supply, it would give you a little more room to work in the case. Also, don't put the PSU in the case 1st (as the instructions state), put the motherboard in the case 1st, then plug everything into the motherboard and then put in the PSU.

Issues: The hardware went together with no issues. My only two software issues are as follows:

1) I tried to remove the password upon boot up but somehow ended up removing all administrator rights to all profiles. Since I just installed windows, I fixed this my doing another windows install.

2) Num Lock does not stay on after re-boot. This is a drop down in the Bios for this and it is enabled but I still can't get the Num Lock to stay after reboot. If anybody has any ideas or links for a fix that would be great.

P.S. the cat's name is Ralphie.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 7 points

Really great looking, excellent colour scheme love the fur. the PC is nice too

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow it's a cat!

Seriously, good to see another Raijintek Metis build. It's a stylish little anodized aluminum case. Way to take care of your wife.

Thumbs up.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really nice build, very aesthetically pleasing. Also good to see a G3.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Cat oc can't be beat +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

P.S. the cat's name is Ralphie.

PICTURE 1

Ralphie: So does this mean I'm being replaced by this red box..........

Nice build! Great to see the new G3!

+1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks great Mike. I'm certain this will serve your wife for a very long time. You have my one and thanks for sharing this.

2) Num Lock does not stay on after re-boot. This is a drop down in the Bios for this and it is enabled but I still can't get the Num Lock to stay after reboot. If anybody has any ideas or links for a fix that would be great.

I cannot say I had this issue yet so I wish I could help you out. I found a couple of articles that seems to explain about Number Lock being OFF when booting Windows. It might give some ideas as to what the solution could be if read them up.

P.S.

Ralphie is a cutie. I think Ralphie can help overclock the graphics card for additional performance. ;)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the two links, I will check those out and hopefully it will fix my issue.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have cut two slots in the top and glued a lever to the front and called it the toaster. It is rightfully great looking. Does it pack some heat?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point
Beat jipster!

Red PC + Ralphie = +999,999,999,999,999,999,999

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

When you build your wife a really good gaming pc for "basic tasks" lol, nice build though.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. Though thats some negative airpressure. Wouldnt you benefit from changing the rear fan to intake?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless I am mistaken, I think the rear fan is set to intake. I looked at the little arrows in the plastic shroud and I'm pretty sure that it was pointing into the case.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, looking at the picture again, i see that youre right :) Great build.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Ralphie!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a fun case to work on, especially because you can completely break it down with a screwdriver. I did a build last year for my daughter in a Metis and she loves it. You packed a ton of grade A hardware in too!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run minecraft?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I had that case and man is it a pain to build in

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I just ordered this case for a mini ITX build. I can't wait to use it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is a little tight to work in and you have to make sure all of your parts fit, but other than that, it is a nice case.

One note, the PSU that I used does work, but the extension wire that plugs into the PSU and extends to the back of the case wasn't really meant for the PSU and I used. The plug on the PSU was facing the wrong direction and I had to really bend the plug quite a bit in order to plug it in.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

No need for such an expensive SSD imo. PCIe is too overkill for most. 2.5 SATA would've been your best bet.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The M.2 drive wasn't really bought for it's price to performance, but rather I just wanted to get some experience with an M.2 drive and also to help with the cable management buy eliminating 2 cables from the case.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Integrated graphics are perfectly fine for 4K video, intel optimizes them specifically so that they can.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point
Am I the only one who understands this?

Or, at least thinks they understand this?

Never mind. -.-

But am I?
  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Crap poster deleted comment :(

Was it another weird one?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it was Facundo. I guess it didn't come out right, it was at -3 points last time I saw it.

Yet nobody replied, which was a little weird.

I think he misread the title and thought that Mike's wife was actually a red PC.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Poor babies got there little feelings hurt? One more and it would have been "Comment Hidden".

I have no idea what it said, but Facundo decided it needed to go, so cool deal.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it was something like :

When you're bad at english.

You're wife's a red PC? lolololol

All I can guess is that whoever downvoted thought Facundo meant Mike was bad at english.

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