After my little gaming laptop's (with a gtx 860m) MoBo burnt down and the company go bankrupt. I decided to build my first ever PC. And since I am studying in another city, it should be a compact build. But I also did not want to sacrifice performance due to small form factor limitations. I saved money for about 6 months and finally completed this build. The case was easy and fun to work with
After building the pc without a graphics card I used a laptop screen as a temporary display which can be seen in the pictures.
I forgot to mention that my case come with three meshed panels and I don't know why. I contacted the dealer and they say that all Core V1's we have sold had 3 meshed panels etc. Normally, I should go for a refund, but I don't want to spend some more time and in my country you may need to wait weeks for the process. Also the screws on the HDD bays were stuck when I forced them a bit case's chassis bent a bit, so I installed SSD's without removing them, screwing them from the basement of the case.
These are not huge problems but made me sad at the beginning, now I almost forgot. And from the positive side, I might install 2 120 mm fans on the top panel, since there is enough space.
I installed two 2.5'' drives, they were the ones I used in my old laptop. The advantage of this is you can install them upside down and get a decent cable management from there.
I also did not plug the front panel Audio&USB header, Audio was at the I/O port of MoBo and the cable management was hard to do, The USB 3.0 cable was so sturdy , it would not bend. Since I am always using the back panel headers, I did not connect them, which also helped the cable management.
The PSU is not a good choice, but it gets the job done and i get it for half the price from a friend, who was using it for a month only. Maybe when I am not broke, I will get a good one.
The cooler is both compact and effective. Keeps i5 6500 under 60 degrees all the time.
It was easy to install, I only wish they had 2 sata ports next to 24 pin connector instead of 1, which will make cable management much easier.
Pretty good graphics card at this price point. After setting a custom fan curve, it stays under 70 degrees all the time. Love the quietness of the graphics card.
The case is so much fun and easy to work with. There is pretty good cable management capability even for non modular PSU's like mine.
I got it from a close friend for a good price. It works quiet and get the job done.
A good IPS monitor for a decent price. The matte screen and slim bezels are quite good.
This might be the best price/performance speaker out there. The sound is pretty good.