Description

Built this pc for a friend on a rather tight budget. Everything here was bought used, except for the case, ssd, and thermal compound. Everything went together well, though the case was rather difficult to cable manage in. I found that the main power cable was way too thick to run through the back, and ended up having to run it under the gpu. Another odd thing about this case, it doesn't have a hole for cpu power. Bought the thermal paste to freshen up the gpu's paste, and replace the stuff that came on the cpu. Not thrilled with the single channel ram, but I got it for $20 when ram prices were still high. Overall, came out looking a lot better than I thought it would.

Part Reviews

CPU

The best cpu for budget builds. Got this for $70 (CAD) used, and for the price, it really does impress.

Motherboard

Fine for an ultra budget build, but only has two fan headers. Bios is easy to work with, though there isn't much to work with due to the a320 chipset.

Case

Difficult to build in, but extremely cheap. The tempered glass is what really makes this case worth it.

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Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the effort into this man! I would say, if the red fan can go in the front as an intake and seen from the mesh on the front that would be cool.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I put the fan in back due to concerns of it clipping the gpu cable. It would look great through the mesh tough.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be able to slide the GPU cable either directly over or under the GPU and it should be out of the way if you want to move the fan.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll definitely try that the next time I'm at my friends place.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build I'm thinking of buying this, but am worried about the bad reviews. Is there any problems with the case?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management was difficult for me, but that's because I used a questionable psu. Otherwise, it's a great case for the money.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx for the info :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Happy to help.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the airflow in the case?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The front mesh is, as with any case, a little choking, but the airflow is decent. My only gripe is the drive cage, as it sits directly behind the front fan mounts, and doesn't have many cutouts for airflow.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that budget 36$ case really have tampered glass?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It does in fact have tempered glass. It's thin, but still looks pretty good (2-3 mm metric, 1-2 eighths imperial). With a decent power supply, this case can look pretty damn good.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds good other than the cable management concerns i have sounds like a good case

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

For budget builds, it's a simply fantastic case. Cable management should be fairly easy, as it was only difficult for me due to my power supply.

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