Build Log – 1150 Pinkwell

The other day I have got an -inland- order for a Pink HUMBLE case. While further discussing the finishing options the customer said that he also wanted it assembled and they would also provide some of the hardware.

The requirements were simple. The PC would go to an elementary grade little girl who just got into gaming recently.
The hardware comes from the old gaming PC of her dad and it consists of 2014 Haswell parts.

Budget was tight but they really wanted to go with this case so after they sent me the RAL color code of choice I started the production and in less then a month it was ready to house the hardware.

The CPU they wanted to go with is an i7-4790. I love the Haswell series, they were some really powerful chips back in the they and in my opinion the i7 line still holding up pretty well even by today’s standards. They also had the motherboard which is really great news becouse I don’t have to bother finding a second hand one. They became really rare in the past few years..
The motherboard also included some Kingston DDR3 but with this the parts list was over.

Which ment I had to get a CPU cooler, some drives, a PSU and of course a GPU.

Well the easiest part was the GPU as the Sapphire RX 570 is the default go-to card when 1080p@60fps budget gaming is the goal. It is a really nice card. Low TDP, very silent and with all that it is pretty capable with some in-game fine tuning.
The PSU was not a hard decision either since the modular units were out of question due to the pricetag I went with a Be quiet! unit as they are pretty reliable and reasonably priced for beeing SFX.


The driver section was somewhat straightforward as well. The motherboard has no m.2 so I could choose from only SATA drives. Went with the standard combination of Kingston 240GB SSD for system and a 1TB HGST for storage. Both companies are reliable and during the NVMe craze these drives became really cheap as well.

The only part I had to think about was actually the CPU cooler. As this order was an opportunity for another build log, I wanted to go with a different cooler in the HUMBLE yet again. And thats how I learned about Thermalright’s AXP-100. 

The other AXPs are a bit too tall for use in the HUMBLE but the AXP-100 was perfectly sized at a total of 58mm.
The performance is awesome as well. The 4790 is a 84W chip and this cooler has no issues with it in the HUMBLE even without a case fan.

Overall the build went buttery smooth and I was also able to do some beauty shots!

 

Parts List:

Motherboard: ASUS H87I-PLUS

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4790

Memory: Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz @ CL9

Power Supply: Be quiet! SFX POWER 2 400W 80+ Bronze

CPU Cooler: Thermalright AXP-100

Case Fan: – 

System drive: Kingston 240GB SUV400S37/240G SSD

Storage: HGST 5K1000-1000 SATA3 1TB HDD

Graphipcs Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Pulse ITX 4GB GDDR5 256bit PCIe

 

Below you can find the shots of the build process.