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When I see the word "Sugo", I think of the word "sugoi", which means "super" in japanese! So I started off my super build with what has become my favorite case from love at first sight, the Silverstone Sugo SG08 Mini-ITX case. I first saw this case when my friend built his SG08 and the aesthetics were just perfect to me. Small, low, long, and sleek as heck with that aluminum front panel.

So after I had finally settled on the SG08 case, it came time to choose parts for it. I wanted to build a PC that could do it all. Play games, surf the web, store photos and videos, just daily PC stuff. Thus, I started buying the components for a budget gamer build ~$1000. At the time, I was just a poor college student, so I was maxing out my bang for the buck.

On to the build components! For CPU, I considered the Intel i5-4590 to be the best for me, since I was not planning to overclock it. Without overclocking, I could save money by using just the stock cooler. My options were limited for the motherboard, so I just went with the z97E-ITX since it had the most functionality. Went with 8 GB Corsair RAM, because I think Corsair makes aesthetically nice things, and usually build quality is pretty good. Purchased a 250 GB SSD for normal boot operations/daily use, and a 2TB HDD to keep backups/photos/movies. For the computer case, I obviously went with the Silverstone SG08B-lite, since I love it so much and planned to match it with some other Silverstone components for simple setup and installation. Went with the Silverstone Strider 700W PSU, since it offers plenty of power and fits well in the case. The PSU cables come out closer to one end allowing for a long graphics card. Also got the Silverstone 180mm fan, since it would have no issues fitting into the case perfectly and provides cooling/airflow for the whole case. After budgeting out all the other components, I finally used my leftover budget (<$300) on a graphics card, and at the time, I think I could only afford the GTX760.

Some issues I did have during installation was when inserting the power cable for the GPU, the 180mm fan would get in the way of the cable lines. I had to smush the fan down on the cable lines, on to the GPU, and that bent my motherboard slightly... but it's still working fine after 4 years! I never opened/cleaned it up since I first put it together all those years ago (just cleaned it now... so dusty), but it has served me quite well. Can play DotA 2 on high settings. It's not loud, but it's not quiet either. It's not huge, but it's not small either.

Recently did a lazy cable management job to get all of the cables tucked away cleanishly and out of the way. My future plans for this build is to use it as a HTPC/server once I decide to build another computer.

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

does a gtx 760 really cost 300 dollars? Or am i just being stupid?

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Brand new it did.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

wow

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

im 2% SUGOndese