Bottle Rocket

by hazium233 Posted on: 2/3/2022

Build Description

This machine was intended entirely for basic home office tasks, web browsing, or doing light work with Visual Studio. It isn't glamorous, but it works.

This was meant to adhere to a budget, and is the main reason it wasn't built as an ITX. At the last minute, it was decided to add in an extra DVD writer that had been in an old build. Otherwise it would have gotten away with 0 SATA cables. And last but not least, the 12400 hadn't released when this machine was built. Ah well.

With so few drives and accessories, and also considering this case isn't ideal for cable management, a modular PSU might have been nice. But this one was reused so the price was unbeatable.

Favorite Feature

Quiet in normal operation with tuned fan curves and no HDD. No window means no criticisms of cable management!

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i5-11400 Rocket Lake 2.6GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Intel Core i5-11400 Rocket Lake 2.6GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $159.99
The 12400 hadn't released when this was purchased.
ASUS B560M-PLUS TUF Gaming WiFi Intel LGA 1200 microATX Motherboard
ASUS B560M-PLUS TUF Gaming WiFi Intel LGA 1200 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $149.99
Seems like it is good value for money if you want integrated wifi and more than basic VRMs and components.
Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL15 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G30C15U4B - Black
Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL15 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G30C15U4B - Black
Qty: 1 $59.99
The 3200C16 bin was out of stock at the time. XMP runs at 2933 due to no multiplier for 3000. But if you can tune ram manually this doesn't matter much.
Cooler Master N200 microATX Mini-Tower Computer Case - Black
Cooler Master N200 microATX Mini-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $64.99
One of the cheaper mATX cases. A little flimsy, but has two basic 120mm fans.
BitFenix Formula 80 Plus Gold Standard ATX PSU 550W BF-550G BP-FM550ULAG-7R
Qty: 1 $0.00
Reused after another machine was upgraded to an 850W RMx.
WD Blue SN550 500GB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe 3.0 x4, up to 2400MB/s, Internal Solid State Drive with 3D TLC NAND (WDS500G2B0C)
Qty: 1 $54.99
Have had good luck with these drives
LG DVD Burner (DVD RW, CD RW) - LGH22NS30 22X - 5.25, SATA
Qty: 1 $0.00
From retired machine.