Hakua is a system I built from a Basic Talos™ II Bundle (Dual CPU) plus components sourced at local retailers, as detailed below.
|550W PSU||Corsair||TX550M 80+ GOLD||$104.87|
|PSU extra EPS cable||Corsair||CP-8920115||$12.02|
|64GB RAM||Kingston||KTH-PL424/16G x4||$1243.63|
|512GB NVMe storage||WD||WDS512G1X0C||$245.81|
|PCIe to M.2 adapter||DeLOCK||89370||$30.63|
|Graphics card||MSI||Radeon R5 230 1GB||$61.51|
|Sound card||Creative||Sound Blaster SB1570||$43.11|
|Internal USB2 cable||Akasa||EXUSBIE-40||$9.14|
The BitFenix case works reasonably well, although the mounting stud compatibility leaves something to be desired.
The following mismatches between front panel and motherboard capabilities exist:
- There are no NIC link or Fan fail LEDs on the front panel (not a big issue)
- There are no Identify or NMI buttons on the front panel (again, no biggie)
- The front panel has two USB3 and two USB2 connectors, but the MB only provides two USB3 and one USB2 connection internally, so one USB2 connector remains unconnected