Nano Dragon

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Parts

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  • Motherboard: MSI FM2 AMD A75 Chipset FM2-A75IA-E53

  • CPU: AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8Ghz Quad-Core

  • VGA:  AMD Radeon HD 7660D

  • RAM: G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz PC3-12800

  • Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200RPM Sata 6.0Gbs 64MB Cache

  • PSU:  Integrated 200 Watt

  • Case: In Win BP671.200BL Mini-ITX Tower

  • Heatsink: Stock AMD Cooler

  • Optical: Samsung DVD+RW 24x

Accesories

  • 4 x 12in Red LED Strips

  • 1 x 80mm Red LED Exhaust Fan

Software

  • Windows 8.1 64bit

The Nano Dragon is small yet powerful computer, hence its name.  This PC was built for a client who wanted a basic computer but one that could also serve as a conversational piece.  Even though one of the lowest priced Signature PCs we made, it still packs a punch.  Using the lasted technology, we were able able to archieve speed and price with parts like the AMD A5800K APU which features a Quad Core CPU along with a powerful integrated VGA. Add the fast calculating RAM at 1600Mhz and the A75 chipset enabling SATA 6.0Ghz speeds, this PC boots in 26secs and will not stutter under any normal use.

Other PC facts: 

·         Builder(s):  Ishla Alicea & Paul Bangdiwala

·         Finished date - Friday, January 31, 2014.

Hints for building a similar PC:

  1. You will need a very strong 3M mounting tape to stick the LED strip to the AMD OEM heatsink.

  2. The exhaust fan can be changed, but make sure it has the same connector as the original one (3pin).

  3. Everything is very cramped in this case, but make the best you can to hide such cables to enable good air flow.

  4. You can't see IT, but there really is a very small dragon inside the PC, so when the PC gets hot, bring it a sandwich; the dragon is hungry.

Paul Bangdiwala

Bandi Tech, 570 Calle César González, San Juan, PR 00926, USA