Mini because simple & cute, definitely not because I have a big printer

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winbear
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Mini because simple & cute, definitely not because I have a big printer

This is my first time building a PC! After I finally built a desk in November, I realized I no longer had to continue to suffer always using my laptop hunched over my living room couch. It was finally time to move to a desktop! But ... I am so messy that I developed a mountain of clutter on my desk very soon after building it. That, and there being no other place in the home office to put the printer other than on my desk, I found myself with a very small footprint with which I could envision putting a computer. I gave up hope; all the PCs of my youth had been huge towers. I resigned myself to thinking I'd just put my laptop there permanently...

But then! I was introduced to the SFFPC community! Wao! So many cute and small PCs are possible to build now! After spending many months researching the various cases (and also learning about how to build a PC from parts, something I'd never done before), I found myself falling in love with the Skyreach 4 Mini -- possible to orient in any dimension and still fit in a small gap, while looking damn good doing its thing EmojiI decided to build one, and here we are!

Now of course, I was hit with the terrible GPU market of 2021... so that part is still a work in progress. But for now, I love my new PC, with the old 750ti I picked up from ebay really pulling its weight! Thanks to Josh at NFC for designing such an amazing little case, and for the SFFPC community for all their help documenting information to make it easy for beginners like me to get started!
Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 83.99
AMD - Ryzen 5 (3600)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 252.00
Gigabyte - AORUS Pro (WiFi) (B450I)
Chipset: B450
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 85.96
G.Skill - Ripjaws V (3600MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 80.00
ZOTAC - GTX 750 Ti
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 750 Ti
Storage
$ 99.99
Western Digital - Blue SN550
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 213.00
HDPLEX - DC-ATX
Wattage: 200
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: none
Case
$ 199.99
NFC - S4 Mini
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Cooling
$ 54.95
Noctua - NH-L9a (Chromax.Black)
Type: Air Cooler
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,131.88
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