Another day, another build. Today we have a clean office setup for a client who will be working from home on occasion and didn't want to be slowed down.
I went with a clean non-overclockable i5 for snappy true quad core performance, 16 GB of RAM for the sake of filling the slots and $/GB (plus longevity of relevance), standard SSD/HDD combo and aftermarket cooler for keeping the machine quiet under any perceivable load the client will be having. No GPU due to not being a gaming machine, and a clean overall aesthetic with minimal RGB/flash.
Build experience was par for the course. Actually not a major fan of the case, but it had good value without being a tiny box and feels like a premium product outside and in and gives that "modern sleek" look without being gaudy. Will be delivering to customer shortly with a standard suite of software for all productivity needs. Enjoy the (potato) photos and best of luck in your builds! Another build coming soon! 6 yr olds first PC!
Good value, great speed. Went Intel for iGPU and mITX from factor availability in Canada
Not needed, but always nice to keep the stock cooler off for cleanliness and audio reasons. Keeps the CPU ice cold but mounting plate was VERY tight to the rear M.2 slot, to the point I had to do a slide n' tuck to get it on properly. Keep in mind for mITX boards.
No need for the Z, and price to function and options is fairly great for this particular board. RGB if wanting to venture that direction in the future, onboard Bluetooth and A/C Wifi, dual M.2 slots for future expansion and a beautiful finish to match the rest of the build
Really enjoying Team products lately. Great price, amazing warranty/customer support and always works right away with XMP and is easy to tighten up even further. Plus, gorgeous finish on this series of DIMMs for Neutral builds.
Cheap, reliable, good warranty and more than fast enough for a user that never has had an SSD. Used many in the past with no issues and speed is commendable. Little clash with build colors but price was deciding factor here.
Standard, loud and proud. left a recovery partition on this as well in case SSD fails, and transfer speed is commendable compared to it's legacy brother.
Not the first case you think of when thinking "small form" as it's size is nearly mATX. But it's modern look paired with great options for expansion. Cooling will always be an issue in this series, but that isn't a large concern with no GPU and and aftermarket cooler on a locked CPU. Plus cable management is thought out, but without a windows I wasn't planning on breaking my wrists for a few cleaner runs.
You know, silver rating isn't popular but this thing is just shy of gold when tested, has more than enough wattage for this build. One point off for no modularity PAIRED with a berg end... I would have left well enough alone if not for the berg. Fan always on, but can't hear it.
Dat license tho... One day ye shall be cheap... one day
Great panel, thin bezel. Amazed with the little speakers audio output. Just... driving me nuts but monitor won't "wake" from sleep no matter what I try (cable, peripherals, settings) and is driving me bonkers. -1 point
For wireless... actually wow. I was playing Warframe on my comp to test them while waiting on the SSD and case and was fairly impressed. They kept up with me just fine and no input lag to speak of, Fallout 4 on the other hand had input "misses" for extended presses (V for homestead building, etc) so one point there, but since he won't be gaming, this will work great.