I will agree to the fact a budget build recommendation is probably ill-advised considering the price of the case, so I actually edited that off my description. I am a noob to ITX builds and hope to never build one again to be honest, lol. Since I couldnt get what I wanted for the case when it was still new in the box, I decided to climb up a slippery slope using unconventional components. Including the PSU which I stole from my Mid-Tower. Basically Frankenstein,s monster. Thanks for the constructive criticism.
Nice builds by the way! ITX was not a fun build for me for a few reasons. I had parts on hand I needed to coordinate so that I could utilize them while building a machine. I had the DDR3 SODIMM sticks already and the power supply and ITX case, so that left me a mobo, gpu, cpu, and cpu fan. I spent a lot of time searching for ITX-mobo's that use the 204pin DDR3 sticks and after that had to go with the combo as the prices of CPUs are not cheap right now. The same with GPU's, so I just went with a mobo that had a CPU/heat sinnk and integrated graphics to save the hundreds I would spent. Lots of compromises. But ultimately not a bad machine at all. I used it with Cubase and created a few recordings with no hiccups and it is resource intensive. Same with Photoshop. I edited a few Logo designs and no hiccups. So the main concern I initially had was how the processor would respond, but it actually functions great for the cheap price. Overall though, I wish I would have had a ATX case, because there are so many more options.
Not many cases include PCIe extender cables in the case. Companies could just not include them if they wanted and leave it up to the buyer. But Thermaltake included them with the case so it warrants a mention, especially to those thinking to potentially but the P1 model. Windows 10 Pro is $139. Most who game go with Windows 10 Home ed., because they are no real disadvantages. However, this is not a gaming machine. The Extra $30 for the added Pro features is well worth it. I could have spent 0$ using UBUNTU, but this is not a machine I will be using, so one of the priorities on this build is keeping it user friendly. Not everyone knows Linux. I traded a full modular Power supply for this case so I technically spent $0.
Will do. BTW: Sweet build. I am looking for the exact L shaped desk you have. Where can I find one?
Ah! I was not aware this was a pci slot! The HP mini I had was the HP 400 G2 Mini desktop. I sent this to my sister so I do not have it on hand anymore or I would have tested the extender. I plan on buying another one so thanks for the suggestion!
Unfortunately not. The GPU on these are integrated without an add-on option. But there are better mini desktop mobo's out there but you may need to shed a few greenbacks.
I agree. If you ever think of purchasing a mini desktop this model is not bad. I keep an eye on ebay as they usually have some around the $50-$70 range.
HP EliteDesk 800 mini desktop.
Thanks for the recommendations. I was able to load and play some games so it is actually a mildly decent gaming computer. I ended testing with Steel Armor and Fortnite Battle Royale. I did not get the chance to run benchmarks though.
HS! I'm Jelly.
Any games you can recommend? Honestly I am not a gamer. Primarily love the trait of modding. But I will run some benchmarks and usualy test one or two games just to make sure there is no lag.
Great suggestion. I have a 120 GB SSD which I thought about using for the OS but had to reserve it for another build as the Holidays broke my bank. Thanks for the heads up on the eBay deal. I will definitely look into it after the New Year. Happy Holidays!
Love the DeadPool Theme! I have one myself in my builds from November. Aesthetically this is superclean and I appreciate the details you added like the GPU plate and matching threaded cables.
Sounds like the PC from Hell. But no worries. No one ever has a perfect build no matter how many builds you have in your resume. The issue with the browser tabs not showing anything may be related to Windows Updates. Specifically KB 44771324. This patch fixed some IE browser issues that caused symptoms that you described. So if you were still running Windows updates while attempting to open your browser, it could have caused this to happen. I have had the same issue you described with the Ethernet Drivers not installing. I even tried installing them from a USB to no avail and only a fresh install fixed the issue. This happened a lot when I was imaging Windows 7. With 10 I have yet to encounter the issue (fingers crossed) so you are not alone. Way to soldier on with the build because it looks great. Excellent job on cable management and it really has a appropriate theme.
First build I seen with 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's. Great cable management. What is more impressive are the benchmarks. Glad you mentioned the issues you had along the way. I always enjoy knowing I am not the only one who admits builds never go as planned. What I thought would make this over the top would be a LCD side panel. Nonetheless, looks great at as.
I didnt see a GPU but I guess it is fine without one? Just curious. But it looks superclean so great job!
But but..it is not gaming unless it has RGB's. jk.
Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate the fact you notice the details because they were not easy. lol. I spent more time on the mod than I wished, but I am happy others like it as much as myself.
Thanks for the compliment. The show is great if you can get past the first season and a half. If I were as great of a builder as a modder I would be in great shape #gettingtherethough
First off, great pics! The quality looks professional and you really went out on the GPU for this build considering the total price. Well worth it though considering the FPS you are getting. Well done!
Much respect to your attention to detail. Making a build that clean is not as easy at it looks.
Awesome build. Digging the Christmas colors. Great deal on the DIMMs and HDD! I am needing both for my next build so I will buy the same.
Awesome. I have a retro luggage about the same size I have been wanting to use as a case. Yours turned out clean. Just dont take it with you to the airport. lol.
Nice! What kind of a 'refreshement' rate does this get?
Nice build! You are going to get a lot of chimers suggesting their superior perspectives (lol). Nonetheless, taking into account you also included the OS, Monitor and headsets....much props!
Looks like it came in a little over $600 ($659) from what I see right now. But I would bet the price went up after Black Friday on your graphics card (Even from the $180 price you mentioned as it now shows to be well over $200). Nonetheless, I appreciate your build. I am curious to know how the G5500 works because I was initially going to get that CPU, but since I was going to do some video editing, I decided to go with G4560 since it is hyperthreaded. For gaming, I think you definitely made the right budget choice as far as CPU since it has four cores at 3.8 Ghz. Even though I know nothing about the RX580, I have had numerous comments that I should have chosen that over the 1050ti. Great job on your build and thanks for the input!
I definitely respect budget builds because it is always a challenge. Well done, looks great!
Such a neat build. Craeative thinking on solving the sag issue with a LEGO!
You won the internet.
Thanks for the suggestion, but a 8400 is $219 so that would have put me about $100 over budget. Also, please explain what vanity. I am guessing you are speaking of the Deadpool steel plate or the airbrushed painting I did on the back panel? I mean, paint is really cheap so I may have spent like $3 on the airbrush paint and another $4 on the paint for the case itself. I guess I did not necessary need the CLC but that was only $39. So please be more specific. I understand you are trying really hard to make your suggestion seem superior, but please read the header and the description. I did mention this is an INTEL build. You are comparing apples to oranges. Also, pretty bold language for someone with ZERO builds on their profile. pfft.
Sweet build! Not just the rig, but the 3 monitor setup as well. Like how it is not asemetrical which gives it the feel that you actually use it and it is not just there for show.
Thanks for the compliment and for the suggestion. I am in the midst of another build right now,. Since I haven't purchased storage yet, I will take your advice. I plan on getting a 120gb SSD to run the OS and a 1TB HDD for storage. Great idea by the way, I can see how this would be time efficient.
True, At the time of this build Intel i3's were in the $160 price range. You can get the now for like $115. So money was the issue at that time.
I used Facebook Marketplace, craigslist, and LetGo. I got a lot of interested potential buyers on Let Go. But first come first serve and Facebook Marketplace user bought my build. I wouldn't recommend Craigslist. I got a lot of scam responses. If you get in a bind, you can even sell on Ebay. Keep in mind they keep 10 percent though. I think local is the way to go though.
Super clean build for your first! My ONLY recommendation would be maybe a gpu cover and clips for your 24 pin threaded connectors. But thats just being picky. My first build looks half as good, so well done!
Sweet build! I hear ya on just wanting to build more. Instead of a rig giveway, have you thought of an auction maybe or just selling your build? On my recent build I planned an auction but instead marked it with a selling price of $600 which is the same amount of money I put into its parts. It sold within 2 days and I used that money for my current build. It may not be as exciting for your audience, but it is a safe option for you making your money back at least. I never see it as a loss because you are basically putting yourself through training. I have built maybe 15 rigs and I cant think of one single time it was as easy as assembling the parts and it working There is always something to learn along the way through troubleshooting.
Nice! That hidden PSU really makes it look super clean. Once again, great job. Probably the neatest build I have seen lately.
Thanks, I got the Deadpool steel plate from a friend who does steel forging. He made it specifically for this build. As far as the painting, I used acrylic markers and airbrush for the painting on the side and made the decal on the PSU cover with high gloss paper and clear coat. I made a short video of this build on youtube if you want to check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mNd_GAlj4k&t=14s
I can see that. Where is your power supply? It must be very well hidden or blending in somewhere. I can not see it for the life of me.
Great Build! Excellent choice on parts as well. AMD is the way to go! I have a Deadpool build as well. It is a budget build so it doesnt compare performance wise.
Well done. I like the fact you rolled with what you had like on the RAM sticks. I do the same. When I have some extra parts I try to make them work. I understand this is a low budget build so I appreciate you making it work with what you have. My only suggestion is to use the case holes to hide your 24 and 6 pin connections.
Great job on your first build! My only suggestion would be to get clips for your threaded 24 and 6 pin connectors. I made the same mistake on my last build. Still looks great, clips are just a inexpensive cherry on top.
Phenomenal! I like how the open case gives it a minimalist feel, but the inside is just the opposite. Clean cable management too.
Clean build! A Power Supply cover would clean up the bottom half as well. They are pretty easy to make if you have not made on e before and require only acrylic glass and heat gun. Nonetheless, I appreciate good wire management. Well done.
Thanks for the advice. I have an i5 I bought a few years back and plan to use in my next build. It is not an 8500, I think it is a 4570. Nonetheless I used this for mainly video editing and music editing and it worked great. BTW, nice build, it is clean! Great job,.
Thanks. As far as the CLC, I did it for the aesthetic value. But yea, If I would have went with a fan, I could have added a little more to the budget for a better cpu. I noticed the i3 6100 went down about $40 in price since I made this build, so if only I would have waited.
Haha. Yea, I am seeing that. But that is okay. I actually am learning a few things as I am seeing a few peeps with better builds. The RX 570 was mentioned a few times as a better card, so thats food for thought on the next build. Also, I understand AMD is a better way to go, I just chose Intel on this build. Next one will be all AMD though.