This little machine runs great. I wanted to see how cheaply I could build a PC that could run older games at 720P.
The AMD 5350 was perfect for this build, and leads against the Celeron J1900 in most benchmarks. I could also pair it with a motherboard for ~70 bucks. It's pretty fast for 25w.
I work in IT, so we had some extra ram and a 250 GB 7200 HD laying around, so I used those. The case was a super small and cheap - it looks great.
The SSD is the cheapest I could find on Amazon with decent reviews. It works well for what it is - right now it only boots Win10 so I don't need the space. Motherboard actually is decent, and allows some overclocking. I haven't tried but others have hit 2.5 GHz easy. Power supply was the cheapest EVGA, good enough. Case is cramped because the power supply not modular.
Windows 10 was installed over an old Win7 key I stole from a dead PC.
For $160 (not counting some scavenged parts) the PC is awesome. Plays most older games well. I will add a VGA card at some point. Maybe a 750ti or a AMD RX460.
Awesome CPU for the price. I've seen benchmarks at 2.5 GHz that rival the Q6600, which I know is old but hey - its 36 bucks.
It also runs DX9 games like a champ.
Solid board. Took some abuse as I incorrectly installed the CPU cooler. Has a printer LPT port for some reason - weird.
Would use again for an HTPC. Low power and 4 SATA3 controllers.
Wicked small and supports standard ATX power supplies. Spend the extra to get a modeler supply. Solidly built but a little hard to work with.
So far so good. Inexpensive and EVGA brand.
I do recommend spending the extra 5$ on the 430 watt version. Much better internals and cables are sleeved. The 400 watt also has short 24-pin connector. I only bought because I was limiting cost - I would not run this PSU at the rated capacity for long.