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    Default Tiny PC for my daughter: M350 Case

    For a while now my youngest daughter has been using an OLD laptop I fixed up as the only PC in her house (when she is staying with her mother) but after "someone" broke the screen it was time to retire it. It already had a broken optical drive and the battery was held in with duck tape, so even though I could have gotten a new screen for it, it just wasn't worth it anymore.

    However, since she still needs to have a computer for school work, I came up with an idea. Using some parts I already had, and finding some good deals on a few others I decided to use the following parts to make a computer that would mount to the back of a monitor. It should be more than capable of serving all her needs for now, then when she wants to upgrade we can transplant it to another case and add a GPU (with a conventional PSU) and she'll be good to go for quite some time.

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    CPU: Intel - Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.99)
    CPU Cooler: Evercool - HPS-810CP 34.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.50)
    Case: Mini-Box - M350 HTPC Case ($39.95)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Other: Mini-Box picoPSU-120-WI-25, world's tiniest 12-25V input DC-DC ATX power supply unit (PSU) ($49.00)
    Other: Scythe Mini KAZE ULTRA 40mm Silent Mini Fan (SY124020L) ($6.35)
    Other: Scythe Mini KAZE ULTRA 40mm Silent Mini Fan (SY124020L) ($6.35)
    Other: Hynix 4GB PC4-19200 DDR4 2400MHz 288-Pin SoDimm Memory Module Mfr P/N HMA851U6AFR6N-UH ($28.00)
    Other: Hynix 4GB PC4-19200 DDR4 2400MHz 288-Pin SoDimm Memory Module Mfr P/N HMA851U6AFR6N-UH ($28.00)
    Other: ECS Elitegroup DURATHON II Z170IU-C43 PROFESSIONAL - LGA1151 DISPLAY PORT /HDMI 2.0, DDR4, USB 3.1, M.2, INTEL I219V LAN, Intel SBA (Z170IU-C43 (1.0)) ($50.11)
    Other: Samsung MZ-7TD2560/0L9 2.5in 256GB SATA 6.0Gb/s SSD - Refurbished ($66.00)
    Total: $461.14
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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    Tiny PC for my daughter: M350 Case-20171001_224540.jpg

    She will be building it this weekend and I will be sharing our build log along with our "Adventures in Temperature Control" shortly thereafter. Wish us luck!

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    Sweet I love it have fun with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    ...have fun with it
    That's the goal!

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