Description

This was a build specifically for only media consumption and some MS office work. So I came up with this list. The build went very smooth and was extremely easy to do. The Pentium G4560 is a little beast it was the highlight of the build. it's really fast and doesn't show any problems. hopefully you guys like the build. I really did take many pics of it but I did do a time-lapse video that I posted on youtube if you guys would like to check it out here is the link

https://youtu.be/RZrTV_q9-6Q

Thanks,

**Updated 3-26-17

Finally got around to adding more photos to show the wifi+bluetooth card and to show the 2 USB extension that was added. I also added some photos of the internals and just some random photos that I took of it. I hope you guys like the photos and thanks for checking out my build.

Part Reviews

CPU

This is a killer CPU for 60 dollars especially since it has hyperthreading it competes with the 6th gen Core i3 which goes for 100-120 depending on if you find a deal on it. I would recommend this CPU for any basic computing and or light gaming

Memory

Great brand works what else is there to say

Storage

Not the fastest on the market but it gets the job done and at a reasonable price

Custom

This is a great product, super tiny can accept an i7 processor if you need to HP.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

How does this handle heavy ms work, because id like to build something similar to this for my dad.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This little 60 dollar processor handles the work would highly recommend this build for office work

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok cool, thanks

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

pretty cute amazin pc... +1 ..looks like you have a nice set up' ...

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Joey (@Rogueace),

Do you know how much the build pulls from the wall when idle, and perhaps even when fully under load?

Would be very interested to know before buying! (especially since the NUC's are super low power)

Best regards, Frederik

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

that would be very interesting to find out but unfortunately I don't have the adapter to measure it but im pretty positive that thing barely sips any power maybe ill add that to my list of thing to purchase down the road lol. thanks for the comment

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the quick response, damn!

That's totally cool man, just wanted to ask.

As a sidenote, if you'd like to able to turn it off and on remotely, and monitor power, you might be interested in one of these: http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/cat-5258_HS110.html - the API is easy to program with and the app is good!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a pretty good idea. I was thinking about building another one as an HTPC and that would be a great addition if I do build it.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

My build (not up here yet) with an i3-7100 is pulling 18w at idle w/ 32 GB of RAM, Samsung SSD (SATA), Intel stock cooler. Also stock cooler is super quiet if you enable the quietest fan settings (for both fan plugs -- easy to skip one) in the BIOS.

I found my 4k 32" monitor was pulling more watts at idle (well, until it went to sleep).

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the CPU compatible out of the box with the ASRock Deskmini? i.e. did you have to do a motherboard BIOS flash in order to work with your Kaby Lake CPU?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey sorry for the late reply but interestingly enough it booted right up and installed windows 10 but I did flash the bios again just in case.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! sorry for my late reply!

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  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

The Asrock Deskmini 110 includes a mobo that is the only reason why i dont have a mobo listed and yes i did mess up not taking pics of the internals all installed but i did include a link to a video that i did which is a time-lapse of me building it. but yes maybe later today ill open it up and take some photos and add them to the list.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

The mobo is the Asus H110M-STX. It comes with the case when you buy it.
The same thing applies to the laptop-style power supply.

@Rogueace: correct me if I'm wrong... but it looks like you added the 2xUSB 2.0 extension cable for the Deskmini but you didn't include it in the list or the video.
Also I do think that you have the Deskmini 110 (the Deskmini 110W come with the M.2 wifi/bluetooth card along with the antennas).

EASY +1 THOUGH!!! I'm in love with the Deskmini and I can't wait to get one too. ;-)
(I'll probably use the same CPU too)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

@jerome54 I think you meant to say ASRock h110m-stx which you are right. And yes i did add the 2 USB extension after I finished filming it. it forgot that I had ordered it and went back and installed it which was kind of a pain the cable is really bulky so it may take a few tried to get the mobo tray back it without that wire hitting the heatsink fan. I also added the part to the list thanks to your link. and no I didn't use the wifi card I didn't realize it was Bluetooth as well when I read the info (meaning I glanced at it) I thought I only read wifi card. and since I'm hard wiring to my router, i disregarded it but now I'll make sure when I get time and add it. but I definitely recommend building and the CPU its great

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

ASRock, of course! My brain went for Asus when I started to type AS... :-)

I know what you mean. The cable looks stiff and the piece with the plugs looks cumbersome, especially in such a small case.
I plan on adding an internal 2xUSB 2.0 hub in mine if I ever get one. I reckon it might be easier to install and it might take less space too.

No problem! I also thought the same at first when I saw that card. I didn't know bluetooth was included.
And in any case I don't use bluetooth that much. I plan on using a USB dongle for wifi only. I'd plug it into the internal USB hub along with the Logitech Unifying nano receiver. That would allow me to keep all the external USB ports free. And that also means no antennas sticking out of the back!

Thanks for the recommendation! I'll let you know if I ever get one too!!! :-)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

@Jerome54 I updated the build with some new photos