Edit: Sparkle SPI is actually part of the FSP group, which kind of makes me think, "Should I buy a Sparkle or should I avoid both Sparkle and FSP?"
Nice looking build. How loud is the fan?
I shared your fears once, especially the leakage. I know that ARCTIC makes some water coolers, but if you want to avoid water cooling, then Noctua's beefier coolers should do it. I would also replace that video card with a better one from ASUS, XFX cards seem to have a heat problem.
Not be used for gaming... what am I seeing on here... You can easily run 3 4K screens on Intel UHD 630, or at least that's what they claim. But AMD's got you backed up, and it's cheaper, so that's what I went with. It'll pull off all of that and is way, way, WAY under your budget. You can change parts as you need, too, but this should get you there. PCPartPicker Part List
This was from another "Create A Part List For Me" that should get you started. It'll depend on what games you play, but if you play modern games then by turning down the settings all the way (as well as the resolution, but maybe not all the way or maybe all the way), this can get you going for now. PCPartPicker Part List
As mentioned, remove ALL fans for complete silence. The PSU fan shouldn't start until it hits 40% load or starts to get hot, and is semi-modular. My system is passively cooled, and it runs under 50C playing games. Probably avoid overclocking unless you don't mind adding a beefier cooler. It's also only designed to work and run quiet, not necessarily look pretty. PCPartPicker Part List
Ah, I never considered pricing. But even then, it is pretty nice as-is. Nice speedy reply.
That part choice... it's amazing.
You may have been able to save a few bucks with the FOCUS Gold 450W semi-modular, but the one you have is fine.
Not every day that you find a custom PC case that's also free of the unicorn barf (RGB). Each one I find is great, and this one is no exception.
This. Is. LIT.
The only change I would have made was using an M.2 SSD. Saves cables (and thus airflow) and frustration. Kingston has them in the same 480GB for about $55. Or at least in the US. I don't know about Australia. I feel bad for your inflation, that's just ridiculous (and we thought US-China import/export taxes were bad).
Amazing stuff for the money, but you probably shouldn't have sold it to the guy with that Raidmax PSU in there, they have a tendency to break or catch fire.
Decent choice. I would've gotten an M.2 NVMe SSD or something rather (HP has 250GB ones for $35) if the motherboard can support it. If you used a slightly lower power CPU (e.g. a 35W TDP CPU) you could grab ARCTIC's Alpine Passive and removed the front fan, then used a semi-modular PSU. Other than that, decent build.
You did it. Finally, a person who does it right, using a semi-modular PSU and only the pre-attached cables, with sensible parts selection. You have my undying respect for that.
(I know I have a somewhat strange building style, but I just like keeping it minimal.)
Yes, I seem to do that very often. I get that quite a bit. The build was actually mine and not my grandmas, but she had gotten a new PC. Since she just retired I might build one for her as the 63rd birthday / late retirement gift.
I'll go hunting for some cheap puzzle games, partly just for fun.
You can edit the build from your profile. Go to the Completed Builds section in your profile and find this one, then click the editing button.
I would've gotten a single 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD instead of a 500GB and a 2.5" 1TB. It would have saved you a bit of pain on cables.
My Athlon 200GE was able to handle all of that as well, surprisingly. You did mention a steam game, though. I told my grandma about INFRA since it was a next-level puzzle game and she's into that, but she's never really thought about it. (And it's expensive.)
Awesome light-speed reply.
Instead of those two drives, you may have been able to just grab a cheap 250GB M.2 SSD. HP makes them for 35 bucks. That would've saved a ton of pain with cables. Otherwise, it was well made.
Hold up... Granny games?
Such a rare phenomenon for an old person to be into that...
Awesome stuff. Great choices of parts and your argument to not buy them a cheap prebuilt was solid.
What game did you think they would be interested in?
Yee yee. Sorry for being 6 months late, though. Fast reply.
How loud are the Raidmax fans? I might grab some to throw in my system.
Awesome. Great choice of parts. But...
The Seagate M12 II PSU
The Seagate M12 II PSU
If I ever get rich enough and have the will to try, I'll send you a link to the completed build.
But can it run Pong?
Yeah, I saw it too. My idea was of putting the computer into the laptop, though, which is a whole other level. But if I didn't mind modding an InWin Chopin or something rather, it could happen. That huge thing wouldn't fit. Looks definitely were worth it though.
Life happens. Just continue playing the game if you wish.
No further questions about that.
I had an idea for a custom laptop. Good to know that someone else had the same idea.
Cool stuff. But...
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Ouch. Hopefully, it still works.
That was a fast reply.
Who did you build this for?
Exchange the HDD for an M.2 SSD and it'll be even faster.
Might run some games at low settings. My Athlon 200GE crushes any low-requirement games like Half-Life and Portal, and obviously the 3400G is much better.
With that PSU in there, it's probably not a good idea... yet.
That power supply needs to be exchanged.
Only looking back at the pic makes me laugh along with you. Wow.
It's called the CiT F3 here in the states, but I'll see if the DIYPC F2 is similar.
How loud is the cooler? Interested in using it for one of my machines.
Awesome looking and probably awesome performance.
It's gonna suck when that PSU goes bad in a few years though... Raidmax is certainly far better than the rest of the basement brands (Logisys, Coolmax, Diablotek, etc.) but still not something I'd trust in my PC unless it was, like, $150. (Which, as it turns out, is impossible to build nowadays for brand new.)
Thanks. Wow, that was fast.
I guess going into a little more detail on the choices for the build, maybe about plans or what system you had before. Look at some other detailed descriptions and you may get the idea. A lot of people do them and a lot don't.
I'll look at the keyboard.
Good ideas. However, that combo would be more expensive than the 2400G and wouldn't be used to its full potential.
True if you play a ton of AAA games, but with this just playing Fortnite, a GPU would be a decently sized money hole.
If OP plays bigger games or something rather, though, having no GPU may become a real problem.
Realistic advice, though.
Man, this is nice! But I think if you just grabbed a 1TB Sabrent M.2 SSD, cables would be even better than they are.
So close... SOOOO close...
9.99999999/10 (-0.00000001 for not using a same-price NVMe M.2 to save on cables, might as well be 10/10).
Despite that, it's probably still mega fast. I've worked with SATA-based SSDs before, not nearly as fast but they are pretty good.
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It seems awesome, but the only thing I'd say is that you could likely have used an AMD Kaveri CPU and gotten some better performance.
If I was doing it, I'd grab a Ryzen 2400G or something and an M.2 SSD. That would be my exact type of machine.
Aside from those potential changes, very well built.
Everyone says that it's not a good idea to do so. I wish they'd just buy a Seasonic and dump it in there, they don't have to keep advertising themselves even more by throwing a trash PSU in there.
Now, if your PC uses less than half the rated power, you might be okay, and Rosewill PSUs are much better than an Apex or Logisys. Otherwise, try to avoid them
Did you have to update the BIOS?
Not exactly the most reliable PSU and much better to grab a cheaper EVGA one, but that system probably pulls no more than half of its actual rating.
You may have a mobo compatibility issue.
[eyes tearing up] It's... it's beautiful...
I wish I had this kind of thing.
This may do games, actually. My Athlon 200GE plays older games easy, and the newer ones can play even newer games easily.
I wouldn't risk it with RAID 0. It's combined storage, but if one RAID card or drive fails, all of your data is done. Completely and entirely done for. You could even let the gods and all that is holy combine their powers to try, but no matter what, NONE of that data will be coming back. I'd rather just split it than risk all of my critical info and a huge library of pictures/memories and documents that took forever to create over combined drives. Unless you're lucky enough and you're Linus, who managed (after many hours and days of nonstop stressing and work) to revive his solid-state server, your data is probably better off in separate drives.