Description

I built a PC for a friend of mine, and it turned out pretty ok. A couple days later I got a call from him saying that his little brother wanted a new PC as well. Unfortunately, his parents think that Glorious Shrines are entirely frivolous, so I had to make the final product look exactly the same as the original PC. Normally building a pc in a micro ATX prebuilt case wouldn't be a big deal at all (I have done it several times before, and I'm sure I'll do it again. That being said, This is the first time I have built in a case that has a fixed IO sheild, and entirely proprietary internal connectors. I fixed the first issue nice and quick with the dremel, but the second issue was more complicated. That entailed hours of searching the internet for pinouts (which I found here ), and rigging up some jumper cables for an arduino to effectively turn the HD audio connector into a worse version of the dreadful front panel connectors.

Anyways, I needed to go to microcenter to pick up a graphics card, and I was planning on picking up an evga gtx 1050 ti. However, When I got there, this rx 570 was only $10 more so I had to get it. This also meant breaking out the dremel again for the pcie power.

Before you all go screaming about how this is a K sku CPU and a b250 motherboard, I already had the motherboard from an old i3 build, and I had the 6600k from some other old build, so I just used them because I didn't really want to go buy new hardware, and the poor kid didn't want to pay for more new hardware. I also used an intel stock cooler I had laying around, because it fit in the case, but I delidded the 6600k so it doesn't melt.

Enjoy!

Part Reviews

Motherboard

It is an ok board, if you're an office. This very much reminds me of a brown colored oem board, in that the bios had almost no settings at all. Even the 2400mhz xmp profile refused to stick.

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The card you listed is a RED DRAGON, but the card shown is a RED DEVIL, other than that +1 for the modern sleeper

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I guess you're right. Thanks though

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Dremel your way!