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[Build Log] 4L SFF Build!

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Building this rig as a gift for our staff party! 1100$ Budget.

A co-worker of mine wants a SFF rig for his family. I took the opportunity to make this build smile.gif I'll just start explaining what I'll be doing and you'll understand what I'll be doing and everything! So first off, I wanted to build him something cheap, low powered and small. This made me think of the "new" AM1 series of processors. With these, the ability to fill all my goals will be a lot easier.

My component list is simple, yet will serve him very well if every aspect.

CPU: AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor ($59.99)
Motherboard: Asus AM1I-A Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard ($45.75)
Memory: Patriot 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.88)
Case: Antec ISK 110 VESA Mini ITX Desktop Case w/90W Power Supply ($104.00)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2446M-LED 24.0" Monitor ($152.00)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.50)

For a total of $476.11 CDN.

I choose this case because not only is it 3.67L (222*78*212), it is VESA mountable and has it's own power supply. From reviews and specifications, this power supply is rated for 90W with a near 90% efficiency, so let's say around 80W. This is where the AM1 will shine. With an Athlon 5350 the top AM1 processor, it shouldn't even use near 80W. 4GB is a minimum with an upgrade option for later of a second 4GB module, higher frequency with looser timings which should not matter in this build. I choose the A-Data SP600 120GB SSD because not only it was a contender in price at 60$ it has decent reviews. There are very few AM1 ITX motherboard to choose from. I see 5 here (with the ITX and AM1 filter). ASUS being the cheapest and including a VRM heatsink (still figuring that at this wattage it's useless, but meh) I went with it. Monitor has VESA mount and downwards pointed inputs, this will help with cable management between the case and monitor. The Logitech mouse and keyboard combo will complete this build.

  • Intel i5 4690S
  • ASRock H97M-ITX/AC
  • Patriot Signature 2X4GB 1600 MHz
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • Antec ISK 110 VESA
  • AOC E2476VWM6
  • Logitech MK270
  • Logitech Z130 Speakers
  • Windows 10, 64-bit

This is the most simple parts list I have ever dealt with and I hope everything goes well. I have a few mods I will be bringing based on reviews. These simple mods will include adding ventilation for the SSD and possibly removing the cover from the SSD to allow it to breathe much easier.

I will be posting as much as I can of the progress of this build. This should be a fun little ride smile.gif
post #2 of 18
Where's the OS? wink.gif
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3450S Asus P8H77-I AMD HD7790 G.Skill Sniper  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Scorpio Black OCZ Vertex II Samsung HD204UI Samsung HD204UI 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung HD204UI LG L246WP Razer Blackwidow Ultimate PicoPSU-160-XT 
CaseMouseAudio
My desk Razer DeathAdder 3.5G Fiio E10 USB DAC 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3615QM GT 650m Samsung Crucial M4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 17.3" 1920x1080 Delta SADP-90FH D 90W 
MouseAudio
Logitech M505 Fiio E10 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3450S Asus P8H77-I AMD HD7790 G.Skill Sniper  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Scorpio Black OCZ Vertex II Samsung HD204UI Samsung HD204UI 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung HD204UI LG L246WP Razer Blackwidow Ultimate PicoPSU-160-XT 
CaseMouseAudio
My desk Razer DeathAdder 3.5G Fiio E10 USB DAC 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3615QM GT 650m Samsung Crucial M4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 17.3" 1920x1080 Delta SADP-90FH D 90W 
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Logitech M505 Fiio E10 
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post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by Duality92 View Post

I choose this case because not only is it 3.67L (222*78*212), it is VESA mountable and has it's own power supply. From reviews and specifications, this power supply is rated for 90W with a near 90% efficiency, so let's say around 80W.

That's not how efficiency works. If it is rated for 90W, you'll get 90W out of it. Efficiency is the amount of energy you keep during the conversion from input to output, so a DCDC PSU with a 50% efficiency rated for 90W would draw 180W at maximum load, roundabout. Those efficiency rates differ depending on load, though, so it's hard to make a clean statement.

Anyway, nice little build, I'll be following along smile.gif
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I love the ISK 110, I've done a couple builds in it and they turn out beautiful.
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by armourcore9brker View Post

Where's the OS? wink.gif

I'll most likely get a key off Reddit. Unless I can get my hands on one free.
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Originally Posted by iFreilicht View Post

That's not how efficiency works. If it is rated for 90W, you'll get 90W out of it. Efficiency is the amount of energy you keep during the conversion from input to output, so a DCDC PSU with a 50% efficiency rated for 90W would draw 180W at maximum load, roundabout. Those efficiency rates differ depending on load, though, so it's hard to make a clean statement.

Anyway, nice little build, I'll be following along smile.gif

Oh I know for efficiency, I just mixed up my numbers tongue.gif Reviews say it actually handles around 80W, that's why I turned it around wink.gif
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Originally Posted by p4inkill3r View Post

I love the ISK 110, I've done a couple builds in it and they turn out beautiful.

I hope this turns out well too! smile.gif
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Duality92 View Post

  • CPU: AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor ($59.99)
  • Motherboard: MSI AM1I Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard ($45.99)
  • Memory: A-Data 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99)
  • Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($67.05)
  • Case: Antec ISK 110 VESA Mini ITX Desktop Case w/90W Power Supply ($97.20)
  • Wireless: TP-Link TL-WN722N Wireless USB Adapter 150MBPS IEEE 802.11B/G/N ($14.75)
  • Peripherals: Logitech Cordless Desktop MK270 ($29.99)
  • Monitor: Acer H236HL ($169.99)
  • Speakers: Logitech Z150 ($25.99)

For a total of $606.36 CDN with shipping and taxes.

Updated price and parts list due to availability and added things.

This will now be the equivalent of a AIO PC since I will be VESA mounting the case behind the monitor. I can't wait to build this thing.
post #7 of 18
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So my budget is now 1000$. Let the fun begin!
post #8 of 18
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So, 1000$ (CDN) gives me this. The ISK100 power supply should handle this easily.

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($132.46 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($117.99 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Antec ISK 110 VESA Mini ITX Desktop Case w/90W Power Supply ($103.00 @ shopRBC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($122.00 @ shopRBC)
Monitor: AOC E2476VWM6 60Hz 23.6" Monitor ($202.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($25.05 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1035.45

Updated. Am I missing anything?


BAH

Ordered the following parts:

  • Intel i5 4590S
  • ASRock H97M-ITX/AC
  • Patriot Signature 2X4GB 1600 MHz
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • Antec ISK 110 VESA
  • AOC E2476VWM6
  • Logitech MK270
  • Logitech Z130 Speakers
  • Windows 10, 64-bit


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post #9 of 18
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Got the speakers yesterday! Hope more things start to get here! biggrin.gif
post #10 of 18
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So this is a simple update! smile.gif
  • Intel i5 4590S - Arriving Monday!
  • ASRock H97M-ITX/AC - Arriving next week!
  • Patriot Signature 2X4GB 1600 MHz - Received!
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Arriving next week!
  • Antec ISK 110 VESA - Arriving next week!
  • AOC E2476VWM6 - Arriving next week!
  • Logitech MK270 - Arriving next week!
  • Logitech Z130 Speakers - Received!
  • Windows 10, 64-bit - Received!
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