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I wanted a small, powerful, and quiet build for my desk that was simple in design and would look good with the overall theme of my desk setup. After literally going through several cases I finally settled on the Silverstone SG13B. I absolute LOVE this case, its absolutely amazing especially considering the size and price. It manages to fit a full 10" video card, a 2.5" hard drive, a 3.5" hard drive, as well as a standard ATX power supply.

To keep cable clutter to a minimum I decided to go with a semi modular PSU from EVGA, and to keep noise to a minimum I opted for a low profile cpu cooler over the stock intel one. Overall I'm very happy with the results, temperatures for the cpu and gpu sit in the mid to low 60s on full load while playing games at highest setttings at 1440p. While stress testing with Intel burn test and Furmark brought the temperatures to mid 70s.

The only thing I didn't really like about the case was the logo at the front, I found it took away from the otherwise clean ascetics of the case. So I disassembled the front panel, sanded it down, then spray painted it black with 2-3 coats, followed by 2-3 coats of clear coat to protect the finish. I'm more than happy with the results, and find it looks much cleaner overall. It took Samsung 8 generations of their Galaxy phone before they finally decided to remove their logo from the front, and it looks much better as a result. When will companies learn to stop throwing their branding in your face.

All the parts are listed at the left, also I bought a couple of right angle usb adapters to house the xbox one controller wireless dongle and G933 headset usb dongle at the back of the computer for a cleaner look.

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. I've built dozens of computers and this is the most fun build I've ever made.

Thanks for looking.

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Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

1,955 USD is "budget" build. Kind of sounds like LTT when he says "The upgrade model is only a little bit more expensive (really is a 2,000 dollar increase)"

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Actually the overall build cost around 1850$ Canadian including the monitor, but not including the Logitech gear.

I bought many items on sale.

Thanks

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The mouse on the left is killing me lol! Nice setup though. Good job!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yeah kinda sucks, had to get a really expensive since ambidextrous mouse since most are made for right handed only.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

why one stick of ram? could've gone 2x8gb for the same price.

  • 34 months ago
  • 4 points

I went with one stick of 16gb, this way I can always upgrade to 32gb and have dual channel at that time.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

nice mini package...!!X,D hahahok. ..but seriusly.. a ton of powwweerrr! :D +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for viewing and for your comment

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  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

OCD hits me hard when it comes to cable management, but since I don't have the materials to tie up the crap under my desk it will probably stay where it is :/

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I found the velcro ties I bought off Amazon do wonders to improve overall cable clutter in my room.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, I will look into (immediately purchase) that

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

And here I am, who have spent half of my PC building time in managing cables of my non-modular PSU. ^,

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

This comment wins, literally had me laughing out loud. Thanks.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, unfortunately really limits my choice of quality mice.

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