Description

This was a simple office PC put together for a cousin of mine for... you guessed it, his office. £500 was his budget for the computer, he only needed something relatively simple, but something that would at least be faster and more reliable for what little £500 would get you in a prebuilt.

The case is small and robust, with a very premium feel to it all. Under load I haven't even heard the PSU make any noise, and the mesh front means that despite densely packed hardware, the CPU has plenty of room to breathe.

At the time the SATA SSD was £10 cheaper than it's M.2 equivalent so I made that decision as to remain within budget. I went with the fastest RAM in the fastest configuration - dual channel + 2400MHz - as to get the most out of the i3, since 8GB is plenty for him.

Any questions, let me know.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

How is the case ?Did you encounter some cooling issues?

Kind regards.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Testing using prime95 for about half an hour never saw the cpu go over 60/65°C

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

We had these cases in an office environment with 3rd gen i5's and bad coolers. We did get heat issues resulting in shutdowns when users, say, shoved the vented section flat against a carpeted wall or cubicle panel. I wish I still had one from when we recycled the systems with issues.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

How much power does this usually draw?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo, why did you have to buy a CPU Cooler, the CPU already packs with one

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

The whole idea was to build something that would last and be more quiet and reliable :)

  • 23 months ago
  • -1 points

stock is always sub par. yes even the ryzen ones

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Not my stock cooler

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

what one is it?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

The Prism

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that one looks sexy as hell when compared to the intel stock

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a question can this fit 3.5 inch hdd

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Only takes 2 2.5 inch drives! Regarding your question on power draw I would imagine about 50-100 W for everyday use, under full artificial load it is well within the PSU's capability, though I don't think you could get away with much more if you added a second drive.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you find this case and how much did it cost? Great budget build btw

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It was about £80 from Overclockers. Which is a decent price for an ordinary case and psu anyway, don't think I could have done any better for that choice at the time tbf

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, the case is just quality; as I've come to expect from In-Win. My friend has one as his travel PC and I was just curious where I could find one, they seem to be quite rare.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! How much gap was left between the Cooler and the Mesh? I'm looking at putting a Cryorig C7 inside of one and I hear it fits but only just, was just looking to see how much space is left.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

A couple of mm? It's not a very fine mesh so wouldn't choke it, if that's what you're concerned about.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. I almost bought this case for my first build.