Description

This was my second build for a friend. He'll be using it for web browsing, light video editing and may be some gaming. Cable management took a lot of time due to limited space behind the motherboard tray in Corsair 100R case. Otherwise had no problems building it. Everything went smoothly. Sorry for the pics quality. For the next build I'll try to make some better ones :)

The indicated prices are what actually were paid (except Intel SSD, as it was purchased way before). Every part was bought from Arvutitark (www.arvutitark.ee) as I am from Tallinn, Estonia.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

A very good cooler, keeps the i5-4590 under 40°C, and about 70°C under the Prime95 blend stress test (without any overclocking). Runs very quietly. Worth every cent.

Motherboard

A very nice motherboard. Easy to setup. Liked it!

Case

Didn't like the Corsair 100R Silent case. I understand it is a budget case but still, walls are too thin. Couldn't unscrew some screws as the thread was damaged. Position of the stands for motherboard did not match the motherboard's holes (maybe it's motherboard problem, can't tell). Second problem - not enough space for cable management. Otherwise, it is a good looking case.

Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

If youre using it for video editing, why didn't you save up a little more and buy an i7 instead?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

He mentioned light video editing. The i5 can handle basic video editing quite well but I understand that the i7 is better if someone needs it for high render/video production.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

That's true. However, personally, I would just go ahead and get the i7 bc in the next 3-5 years you have the pc, he might want to do big renders.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, this is also true. I probably would have done the same myself as well. Yet I have no idea what their budget was but this build is €1001.65. Under $1,000 but maybe in their case they had a 1k budget for now. The good news is, they can upgrade their CPU down the road if they do need to and when he/she can afford it.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

The video editing will be very limited. Mostly videos from GoPro camera before uploading to YouTube. And, as mentioned, this PC is for a friend, and the i5 processor was his choice. He also had the SSD. The rest was up to me. Sure, the i7 would be better, but the budget was limited and we spent even more than planned.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Either way, it's a nice build. =]

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build that you made for your friend. It will handle well for what they intend to do. Good parts too. I think you handled the cable management extremely well, despite the difficulties you had with it. +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I spent about 3 hours just managing those cables :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

No, thank you for sharing this computer! Seriously it's a great computer with an impressive cable management.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick note: Corsair makes good power supplies - their green-label CX/CXM units are junk though. Thought I should let you know. Miles ahead of something like a Raidmax though.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw your comments about the Corsair 100R and what you didn't like about the case. Overall I found it to be just an okay case and not one I will buy again.

I'll probably get a Corsair 270R next time as its a little nicer with a very similar outer look which is probably the best part about the 100R design.