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This build all started off by me seeing a video of a build where the Raijintek Metis case was used and me immediately falling in love with the case. I then came to find the case goes for pretty cheap, and with a little arm-twisting* from a friend, I bought the case (which I want to mention the case does come in various colors but they were all more expensive options at the time).
If I was going to be building this computer, I wanted to have a reason for doing so more than just "I like buying computer parts". I already have a more than capable computer, but I do have some interest of possibly converting my main computer to a micro-ITX build in the future. Other than that, I'm intrigued by SteamOS, and Steam Machines. I have no need for one but for the time being my m-ITX build is my Steam Machine.
Parts were chosen through a filter of black/white theme, good reviews, recommended parts for the Metis, and price/sales.
Building went pretty smooth for me given that I had done my homework on recommended parts and build order (connect cords to drives and motherboard before inserting the motherboard and power supply).
Was looking for a cheaper processor that has good reviews for gaming. So far it's living up to it's billing!
This thing is beautiful and quiet. I did a test boot before building and the heatsink fan was the only moving part. I ended up turning off all the noise-makers in the house to see if I could hear the fan. I couldn't.
Has all the features I'm looking for, clean looking BIOS, very sexy.
Beautiful and does its job well!
You should know what you're getting with an 850 EVO.
This isn't the best card on the block but we all should know that. I wasn't looking for the best card, I was looking for affordable, small form factor, and at least 2GB of vram.
The reason I made my build. Not a fan of no thumb screws, but I can live with that given that I, hopefully, won't be needing to open the case too often.
Very impressed by this power supply. Jonnyguru agrees.
Very pretty, very quiet.