+1 what a beautiful build!
+1 Excellent part choices. I used the same cpu, motherboard, and memory for my recent mITX video editing build.
Have you considered a powerline adapter?
It's not that hard, just throw a couple hundred bucks at amazon and poof, out pops a cpu
+1 My hero <3
+1 for the Xbox 360 ;) Also, nice cable management.
6/10 You should have included all the cables :P JK +1
+1 If I had done such an awesome cable management job in my own PC I would also be posting tons of pictures of it!
+1 I can definitely sympathize with lack of cable management options in smaller cases. Oh well at least you have the new monster build you posted earlier!
@ Original Poster, you can look into getting a Powerline adapter if you want ethernet. It's basically magic :)
+1 Love that tower and the clean build.
+1 Very aesthetically pleasing build and I'm glad you included the part about having a difficult time with the cooler. I feel like more of these builds should include stories about which parts of the build gave people the most trouble.
+1 But I disagree with your "very basic build" comment :)
+1 Excellent part choices. Post some more pictures of the interior if you get a chance.
+1 I didn't know J.J. Abrams was directing PC build photo shoots in his spare time. Star Trek levels of lens flare :)
+1 That third picture almost gave me a heart attack. The number of screws is too damn high! Also, your computer is pretty nice.
+1 Loki would be proud :)
+1 Good job.
Those cables are perfect for the lack of cable management, they look great :)
+1 I was just asking myself why we don't see more purple builds. It's always black/white or black/red etc. We need ALL the colors of the rainbow!
I suggest getting a CPU cooler to get those temps down. Otherwise, pretty good budget build.
+1 Simply for building a PC for someone else. +10 if I could for the rest of the stuff!
+1 Very cool. I love mITX cases but they are usually terrible for cable management. Kudos for doing your best with that tangle of wires!
+1 Don't listen to these nay sayers OP, you made an excellent machine.
+1 Your cable management is the best I've seen in this chassis.
+1 Excellent. I am a big fan of recycling parts and I love your cable management in that case.
For the future: upgrade to 8GB of RAM and get a 4 core CPU if you plan to stick with Intel.
+1 for having a personal CFO
+1 Excellent part choices, all your research paid off. You've made a pretty future-proof build!
+1 This is almost identical to the computer I am currently building. Mine is intended for streaming gameplay and editing videos and photos but not gaming so I have omitted the GPU.
+1 For sticking to the budget and I hope you get your GPU soon.
+1 from a SFF fanboy. <3
+1 Very interesting build. How is the dust situation? Do you need to clean it regularly? Do you keep the computer covered when not in use?
+1 Nice parts. This is my streaming build (reminded me of your build because of the case). No GPU yet but I don't need it immediately as I don't plan to game on this machine until this August. I stayed on-budget as well which I agree is incredibly difficult once you catch the building bug.
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I'd give you +2 if I could. Nice job.
+1 Nice build, but the 970 is the one with the memory issues :)
You can maybe run Minecraft on low settings with that build.
That's $900 from where I'm sitting :)
Great part choices, it should make a great gaming PC.
Never mind, I just saw that it is mounted to the top. +1 Nice build!
Where is your AIO cooler mounted? I can't make it out from the pictures.
This should be able to handle the basics as well as portal 2 on low (maybe medium). Nice job on part selection with the limited budget!
I agree with xenith, check if your motherboard is OC capable since you have an unlocked CPU.
Nice part choices, you should be able to game and multitask with no problems. If you are overclocking I would suggest going with an aftermarket CPU cooler.
yeah, how was your experience fitting everything inside the case? i want to do a mini itx build myself
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+1 Excellent. Was your eBay experience good?
How was the build process? Was cable management good? I'm strongly considering getting this case.