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I started planning this build around late November of 2016, and completed it before the end of the year. I had a limited budget and this worked out well for me. Bought all the PC hardware from Newegg, save for the video card which I was able to buy off my friend for $45. The peripherals, keyboard and mice, are from amazon. I'm okay using an unregistered Windows 10 copy for now. As a side note, the case is very hard to find and I could only find information on it from Newegg.

The building aspect was a breeze, really not hard even as a first time builder, but you do need some basic knowledge. The case has a built-in shroud, which really made the cable management easier and made it look better overall. It also comes with a built-in fan controller which is great, really saved me since my micro-atx board only has one system fan header.

So far it's been able to play everything I've thrown at it, including CS:GO and Skyrim all maxed out at very comfortable frame rates. H1Z1 KOTK also runs above 60 fps at medium settings, which is impressive since it's not an optimized game at all.

Edit: Since people were asking about the fans, they are just the stock ones that came with the case. You can find them on this Newegg link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811355002&cm_re=sama_maxcool-_-11-355-002-_-Product

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  • 41 months ago
  • 4 points

Tidy up those cables and your OK to go. Nice job for a first build I would also throw in another stick of RAM to increase the overall ram and also to get the most out of it and its duel channel config. other than that man this is a very practical build for an average computer user.

What Fans are you using, they remind me of the Apieva SOG 15 LED fans

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm very curious on what those fans are as well.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Here are Some that a close http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835228074

Has the same effect so should work if your going for that specific look

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

They are just the stock fans that came with the case, work pretty well imo though. Here's the Newegg link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811355002&cm_re=sama_maxcool-_-11-355-002-_-Product

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  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management needs work, made even more obvious by putting a mini-ITX motherboard in a Mini-ATX case (if you didn't have a window no one would care but with a window it's a huge visual mismatch, at least to me). Interesting fans though; I know I've seen them, I don't remember where though.

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Cable management needs work, made even more obvious by putting a mini-ITX motherboard in a Mini-ATX case

The motherboard used has the Micro-ATX form, not the Mini-ITX form factor.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, had ITX on the brain when I wrote it. Case could still use a bigger board visually though.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

It's hard finding a full ATX board on a budget build with the LGA 1151 socket, so I had to go with this Micro-ATX board. You are right though, I also noticed it looked a bit odd.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Will a full ATX line up with the mounting spots on that case? I’m thinking about going with this case for my first build and am curious. Thank you!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

This case can fit a full ATX board, however I would say it would be a tight fit. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the case for what it's worth!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice for the budget, I love these kind of builds.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

its almost exactly like a build i did a while ago, good parts for a budget build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent build!! Love the design.

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