View topic - AMD Kaveri Corsair Graphite 380T "Living Room PC" Build Log
Last month I tried my hand at my first video build log. I re-build the rig into the Corsair Graphite 380T mini-ITX, and updated to the new AMD A10-7870K APU and added a Corsair H55 Quiet water cooler for the CPU.
I start the series with a review of my old Silverstone SG-10 case, and outline why I wanted to rebuilt my Living Room PC (it's really built for games, not media) into a different case. I also showcase the different components used in the build, with special focus given to the case and PSU. I then do two rounds of building on the case, using the second to fix shortcomings from the initial build. After that I do a short reviews of each component used in the build.
Learned a lot of things during the experience like: get a second person to be camera man, get some better lighting, and plan better so it all goes quicker. But, I still wanted to share the video series that I put together of the build and the whole experience. I welcome your feedback, as I'd like to make this a regular feature on the site.
Read the full article for links to each individual video, and links to all the components.
Individual Build Videos
Prologue: Silverstone SG-10 Review
Part One: Component Overview
Part Two: Build Mark 1 (w/ Review of Build)
Part Three: Build Mark 2 (w/ Tips for Building in the Corsair 380T)
Conclusions: Review of Build Components
List of Components
Case: Corsair Graphite 380T
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PSU: Corsair RM650 650 Watt Fully Modular
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Motherboard: ASRock Mini ITX FM2A88X-ITX+
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CPU: AMD "Kaveri" APU A10-7870K
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CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
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Optional GPU: Club 3D R9 285 royalQueen
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RAM: G.Skill Sniper Series PC3-19200 2400MHz
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SSD: SanDisk 240GB SSD Plus
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Case Fan: Corsair AF120 Quiet Series Red LED
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