Having always work in laptop since my prebuilt pentium 3 old machine! I always wanted to build a computer for home, but not wanted to spend much. I reuse some hardware that I already had from my home office, mainly the monitor and HD. This pc is mainly for working with GIS and programming with some lightly gaming (old ones, still addicted to Jagged Alliance!), for photowork and VM.

Besides being my first build I always liked computers and electronics so it was a fun project, and made me addicted to search for parts and study them where in partpicker, and I like the final result. All the parts were bought locally, besides what pcpartpicker shows.

I want to upgrade the cpu in the future for I7 6700k or next one from Intel, and also a GPU, but only when the prices from this generation stabilizes, I don't need it for my current work.

It was a fun ride building this computer, and cant wait to upgrade it when I have the change.

Hope you guys enjoy it :)

Part Reviews


I wanted some powerful single core speed for my GIS main program, but also some multitasking, and this was the cheapest I could find. I am upgrading in the future to the I7 6700k, or future pcu.

CPU Cooler

I could went with the stock cooler, but wanted silence and option for future upgrades, and this cooler offers it. Its silenced, its beautiful and does its jobs fine!


I was first going to the mATX asus, but found this and liked the aesthetics of this mb more. Besides it have the functionalities that I wanted, and give more option for future overcloking and storage.


Wanted some black and cheap ram, this was fine! The only regret I have is for not going with 16gb sticks for future upgrading to 64 gb for my work. But for now it gets the job done!


I wanted fast storage, but do not wanted to pay the money for a M.2 drive.


What I can say about this case? Its awesome! I first thought of going with the minitx bitfinix, but when I saw this case I thought of the future upgradability and choose it. It have plenty of space to build inside, and lot of options for different configurations. Makes me disassemble the pc again and try different approaches :) The only modification that I did was cutting the frame in front of the intake fan to allow more air inside the case.

Power Supply

Reliable brand and more power for future upgrades.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.


  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow this is great! I think I'm going to build smt similar

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent part choice.

I went from an i3-6100 to a i5-6600k OCed at 4.8GHz and I can tell you that that little i3 packs a punch.

To be honest I am yet to feel any difference between the two (I do some gaming and programming on industrial stuff)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Was my thought behind going with the I3 for now, I just needed the pc but didn't want to spend much. Later down the road I will upgrade it, but for know it does what I want :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Same cooler, case, and SSD. Nice build!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the case alone! I had a blast building in it also!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for making the jump back to desktop. Once you're here, you will never want to go back. Admittedly I'm much more into gaming, so the laptop was quite frustrating. But I still would never go back considering how a 500 dollar desktop will beat the crap out of anything but a top of the line 2000+ dollar gaming laptop.

I believe that now you have the capacity for gaming, you might start getting more into it. Maybe. Anyway, if you wanted a really cheap GPU upgrade the RX 470 and 460 will be coming out soon.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

When your storage costs almost as much as your CPU. Great build though. Take this +1 please.