Unimatrix Zero

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CHRISTIAN S GREAVES
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Rochester, New York, United States
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Unimatrix Zero

Named after the smaller, self-contained collective of free will in the dream-state during regeneration of Borg drones within The Borg Collective in Star Trek: Voyager, Unimatrix Zero is the smaller, less powerful version of my first custom PC named Unimatrix 01.

Where Unimatrix 01 was in an over-sized NZXT Phantom Black/Green with a Radeon R9 280x, Unimatrix Zero has been put in a much smaller Mini-ATX case with the same GPU (a recent change from a smaller R9 270), but given 8 more gigabytes of RAM, up to 16gb.
Despite having only the AMD AM3+ stock cooler that came with the FX-6300 that hasn't been moved from the mount in 6 years, the CPU stays surprisingly cool with a side intake fan blowing directly onto it.

Unimatrix Zero now sits next to the television as a perfectly capable Home Theater desktop system driving all of our web browsing and video streaming needs, and retro console emulation. In a pinch, it can even do modern gaming, managing to pull 60fps solid in EA's Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2018) at medium settings at 1080p, and smaller games like Super Lucky's Tale no problem.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Build Updates

Re-added original GPU

Removed RAM

Hardware

CPU
$ 95.22
AMD - FX-6300
Socket: AM3+
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 69.99
Gigabyte - GA-78LMT-USB3
Chipset: 760G
CPU Socket: AM3+
Size: Micro-ATX
Memory
G.Skill - Ripjaws
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
XFX - Double Dissipation
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: R9 280X
Storage
$ 49.99
Seagate - FireCuda
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 89.99
EVGA - 500B
Wattage: 500
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 35.23
Rosewill - SRM-01
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Case Fan
$ 32.99
upHere - 3-Pack Silent PWM
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 16.99
AMD - Stock Cooler
Type: Air Cooler
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