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The computer that I bought roughly a year ago has seen quite a few
revisions already. But I am not talking about the core hardware –
although I switched the GPU at one point. I mean the case. I wanted
to go with something small from the start, so the basis is a mini ITX
mainboard. However, I have not been incredibly happy with any of the
cases so far. In this first installment in a series of several blog
posts, one for each computer case, I will share my experiences in
building a small, attractive, and performant and yet price efficient
computer. I will cover design, hardware compatibility, pricing, and
availability. Unlike the YouTube tech creators, not everybody has a
seemingly unlimited budget or receives hardware from the
manufacturers for review or showcases. It may look easy in all those
YouTube videos, but it might not be for everyone.
Although I am mainly talking about gaming hardware, the same thoughts
also apply to compact office PCs or workstations. Depending on the
use case, i.e., which PC component requires the most focus, one or
the other might become less or more relevant.
So, first off is the Fractal Design Core 500.