This little guy is a re-purposing of my old mobo, cpu, ram, psu, and gpu into a new case. I replaced the heatsink and added two new drives, the ssd and hdd. I put this together for my brother who used to be a CSGO maniac and got me into it. He got married and eventually his computer broke down, bad psu fried the mobo. His wife would never let him spend the money to replace the system. So, I gifted him all the existing parts I had and he bought the new parts and case. We spent the better part of a sunday cramming it all into this little case. It was worth it though, I just love small form factor computers and this case is awesome for supporting a standard atx mobo in a small space, even if it was a pain to build. Now Tyler and I can face off in CSGO and he can play whenever he wants instead of just doing it at my house.
EDIT: Tyler bought the case for $26.98, the SSD for $69.99 and the cpu cooler for $21.56 for a total of $118.53. I threw in a 320gb HDD, which I forgot to add to the parts list.
Beast of an i5 for its generation. No OC'ing but you don't need it. It served me well for many years, and now it's serving my brother well after he inherited it from me.
I added this cooler when I rebuilt my old machine and gave it to my brother. I was blown away to see it keep the i5-3570 at 28c idle. Very good little air cooler. Looks nice too if you have blue accents in your color scheme.
I never had problems with this motherboard, a solid component for sure. It posts very quickly and paired with an SSD, you're at your desktop in seconds. It's still running strong after 5+ years of service.
It's ram. It works.
It's an SSD. It works.
For an older card, it does really well with games like CS GO, Fallout New Vegas and stuff like that from its generation. Newer games will struggle.
Nice and small, good airflow if you keep your cable management neat. I like that the HDD mount is flush to the bottom, keeps it from interfering with the airflow. It's a bit of pain to mount a full size ATX motherboard in, but I didn't mind because, like I said it's small. The panels don't feel as cheap as you would expect for a $26 case. The PSU mounts at the top, but there's no side panel window, so I don't really care. Paired with a good air cooler, the temps of the cpu and gpu are just fine.
Used it for 3 years now, no problems at all.