Build Date: 02MAY2016
This customer had just moved to the area and his computer wasn't working quite right after the move. He asked me if I was able to build a new and updated computer using as many of his old components as possible. The problem was that his case was trashed, the motherboard was broken, the CPU was outdated, and the PSU was missing the GPU cables. This left us with the RAM and the Hard Drives. After some convincing, he decided that it wasn't worth saving 35 bucks to stay at DDR3. Instead we went to Skylake and used the SSD and HDD. He originally wanted the larger Corsair 540, but since we were going with a mATX motherboard and he didn't want an optical, I was able to convince him to go with the smaller, cheaper, and equally awesome Corsair 240.
- Beautiful Corsair 240
- RGB LEDs
- Old 60GB SSD
- Old 500GB HDD
- Stock cooler
Notes: Budget builds are BUDGET builds. I have to make the best machine for it's intended purpose while maintaining the budget. In this case, the customer had about $850 to spend on parts primarily focused on performance. Although he did want some aesthetics, which is why we went with a nicer case than a typical budget build.. As well as adding in the RGB strips. I think he plans on adding a tower cooler and white sleeved cables to finish off the look that he was going for. Overall, the computer came out looking really sharp and I can't wait to see what it looks like with the cooler and sleeves if he decides to go that route. As always, if you have any questions about parts selection, or anything at all, please ask in the comments or send me a PM.
PS: I was drinking some pretty strong beer while playing with the RGB strips.. Hence all the pictures. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Lol.
PPS: The last few pictures are ones that the customer sent me of his setup.
Corsair always makes great cases and this is no exception. This case makes cable management incredibly easy and has so much more room than any other mATX case that I have used. With the mATX/mITX builds becoming more popular, this is one of the best cases that I can think of. In addition to everything that makes it a great case, it's modular capability and overall design, this case is also exceptionally aesthetically pleasing as well. I wish I could give this case 6 stars.