First build since the 90's...

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NorrinRadd
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First build since the 90's...

Wow, haven't built a PC since the 90's when I was rocking Voodoo graphics! You can definitely tell my age on my continued use of an internal PC speaker and ODD (still can't let them go ;p). Definitely a lot more fun and easier now, lol! Building this to be a do everything family PC (well not gaming yet till GPU prices get back to more sane levels). Build was fun and straightforward, well except when I stupidly snapped mounting screw head inside M.2 mounting post. Luckily well placed additional thermal pad/tape is holding NVMe drive and heat sink just fine, whew. I tried to keep direct-connected peripherals to a minimum (mouse, keyboard, & headset only), hence my using laptop wifi (so I didn't need to have ugly antennas on the outside) and placing a USB speaker inside the case (routed USB cable via back panel notch/handle). I know I still have much to do regarding cable management outside the case as well as inside...

Future add-ons:

1) Sensor Panel via MoBro Raspberry Pi

2) NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti or better

3) Additional dual channel 16x2 - 32gb ddr4 ram

4) 3 SSD drives (at least 4TB each)
Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 195.00
Intel - Core i5-11500
Socket: LGA 1200
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 129.99
ASUS - Prime (B560M-A)
Chipset: B560
CPU Socket: LGA 1200
Size: Micro-ATX
Memory
$ 119.97
Silicon Power - Turbine Gaming (3200MHz)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 488.00
ASUS - GeForce Pheonix SUPER OC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1650
Storage
$ 378.00
TeamGroup - T-Force Cardea
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 119.99
TeamGroup - T-Force Cardea Zero Z330
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 64.99
AresGame - AGS
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 84.99
Cooler Master - MasterBox NR400
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 68.10
DeepCool - RF 140
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
$ 77.91
DeepCool - RF120M (5 Pack)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 32.99
DeepCool - GAMMAXX GT
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 135 mm
Accessories
$ 108.00
Accessories
$ 21.99
Monitor
$ 259.76
Philips - Surper Curved (325E1C)
Size: 32 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
Keyboard
$ 56.99
Havit - KB389L
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Blue
Type: Full Size
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,458.35
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