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Old January 18, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Default Small office computer

I have some old Gateway profile all in one computers that are a bit on the slow side so I decided to build something else. I went back and forth between mini-ITX and micro-ATX and the associated cases. I have build several mini-ITX computers where the desk space is small. The advantage is they are small and the disadvantage is they are a little more expensive to build because there are less options and most cases make you buy a slimline optical drive and cable. you can see that thread here:

Simple Office PC - Small form factor

So I chose a micro ATX board and Sugo SG02 case which allows for a cheap normal DVD drive and some USB 3 ports on the front. I also picked a monitor with speakers so you can hear stuff without additional speakers (remember this is just an office computer not a gamer build). I tried to keep the parts and wires to a minimum but it is still full of wires. I need to do a bit of clean up there. I also added an extra fan (not sure it was needed) on the top of the case and I used a stock cooler which coretemp shows is fine. I do like the Sugo SG02 case. Easy to work with and access everything. A little hard to plug in the PSU 24 pin cable to the motherboard with the drive bays where they are but it was managable.

Windows 7 Pro 64 $140.00
Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz HD Graphics 4000 $145.00
GIGABYTE GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP LGA HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $120.00
G.SKILL Sniper (2 x 4GB) 1600 F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR $45.00
SilverStone Sugo Series SG02B-F-USB3.0 MicroATX $70.00
Logitech MK120 USB wired combo $18.00
SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $99.00
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Internal Model IHAS324 $24.00
Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers $145.00
CORSAIR CX600M 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE $80.00

added Antec 761345-75080-6 80mm 3-Speed Case Cooling Fan to case I like this fan- very quiet.

here's a few pics Sorry they aren't the greatest.
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