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I was in a hurry when I built this, so I only got a couple of pics.

I built this PC for my little nephew as mostly a Minecraft / legos machine, but knowing full well that my brother-in-law will be using it as well I wanted the biggest bang for the buck.

My sister doesn't like big computer cases sitting on the floor, so I decided to go mITX (not to mention I got an insane deal on this case/psu combo). The WiFI capable mobo was a must as their office doesn't have an option for hardwired internet.

The cable management inside the case is basically a disaster, but I ran out of time and told my bro-in-law he's going to have to handle that. This case was NOT easy to work in, but it looks amazing.

This monitor IS FreeSync, even though it's not advertised as such. AMD's official FreeSync page lists this model on the 2nd page of compatible monitors (at the bottom).

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Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

same exact keyboard and mouse combo, its great

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Bravo. Great budget gamer.

Thumbs up.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How'd you get the HDD for that price

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Refurbished plus a promo code. I always keep my eye on the new section of reddit's /r/buildapcsales

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

I never buy refurb hdd/ssd because refurb also means the disk could be at the near end of the useful life (many hours, many start/stop). It's just too risky.

nice build

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Not too much risk is a $27 investment, it's going to be a dump drive for games that just be redownloaded if the drive fails. Also, I've read VERY positive reviews on this particular refurb.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

This build makes my budget-sense tingle!

(Spiderman joke, since your "main" color was red, and he has a spidey-sense, and now the joke isn't funny.)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the case's looks, great job +1 !

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this work good for streaming as I don't play pc games

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

I'll probably get down voted here, but if you're just looking to stream movies and TV look into Android TV (Chromecast, Fire stick, Nvidia Shield TV, etc). HTPCs really serve no purpose unless you want to use it as a media server and need a huge amount of storage or if you want to play games locally and can't stream with a steam link.

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

I like my HTPC for streaming because a lot of content is available through a regular browser that is pay-walled in apps for roku and the like. Also yes, you can store a local movie library and play light games on it. And I like making my life harder by dicking around with computers, rather than getting a nice shiny dongle that works just right every time.

That said, my budget for a machine like that would be maybe $150 rather than $550. Like an old OEM PC with linux on it and a cheap/old graphics card with an HDMI that's just powerful enough to support Minecraft and Team Fortress. In fact, that pretty much described my living-room setup until recently.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

No. It NHL has a pentium

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that monitor sure is starting to get popular! I have the 23 inch version and it rocks man! Hope your fam enjoys the pc. +1!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Gpu? Is it good?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It's very much budget. It's perfect for my little nephew, who only plays Minecraft and the occasional lego game. It's the general consensus, though, that you should stretch your budget just a little further for a 470 because it VASTLY outperforms the 460. For my purposes and the goals of this build, I'm extremely happy with the 460, but I recommend a 470 for all-purpose gaming (they're not expensive, keep an eye on /r/buildapcsales)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!