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I've built a couple computers before this VERY casually. The first was 6 years ago and this machine is replacing that one. Last year I helped my boyfriend build his machine (usually it's the guy building the pc for his girl, right? haha!) last year and learned a ton more in the process. This build was the first time I decided to think about aesthetics, custom work, and cable management. I think I did pretty okay given that I don't have much of a background.

I live in a very snowy place so this PC is meant to help represent a little bit of warmth and color amongst all the white snow I see through winter. I did paint my PC shroud and splurged on cable extensions and colored screws to really help pull everything together. The paint job isn't the best and there are some pretty obvious errors, but you know what? That's okay! It's proof that I put the time into this and I'm actually thankful for a few of the beauty marks, it makes the whole thing feel a bit more handbuilt than the other two machines I had ever were!

I wasn't initially intending on purchasing a montior or a new ssd or hd but I got a really good deal on my old system with all of those parts that enabled me to afford the extra pieces. Originally my budget for this PC was $2000 and I ended up about $100 over that after I added in the cablemod cables. Boy were they all worth it though! I couldn't be happier with how this all turned out.

I also have to say that spending for the looks of the royal RAM was HECKA WORTH. I use the "starlight" animation in ASUS Aura Sync to light them and it makes them look even extra sparkly than they already were! :)

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  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

ok this looks super sick +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Sky Blue and white looks so..... summer-y

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

More like the 'ice box', am I right?? haha!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol ice box sounds cool

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

that royal ram tho. epic build!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

right! It's just sooo pretty!!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

YES! I wish this thing was on my desk......(:p)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the color scheme. It's perfect, although aren't blue and white "cooler" colors? I would imagine red, yellow, or orange as the "warm" colors you were mentioning...

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

haha definitely! I was thinking like bright blue skies! :) There's a bit of green in the build and through the lights as well that pull that out a bit.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely think of this as springtime build kind of like a Easter build

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah it's meant to be a bit of a crossover :) Summer Slice was just what I was calling it and it just kinda stuck, haha.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

DUUUUUUDE. How do you like that G.Skill TZ Royal? My friend has a similar effect and RAM and the beauty made me froth at the mouth.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I will just sit and stare at it and just watch it sparkle. It's so so fantastic. Honestly COMPLETELY worth the price, imo, if you're working from the same budget.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

wow that is an amazing looking build

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks \o/

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

np, rlly tho my f'ing build has an rx 590 anything better than that

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

that's what I had before this actually! so I totally know those feels

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

ugh all those nvidia god cards, and then theirs amd for poor people

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, amd is not for poor people. I would take AMD on high end over nvidia any day, it just dominates budget market :p

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

holy freakin' guacamole this is nicely made. The colour scheme has to be the best part. I suppose you based it off the additional meshify c front panel colour. Nice one +1 :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

AAAACTUALLY I was planning to do a blue and white theme originally and found out about the colored panels way late in my build process! It was sheer luck that all the blues ended up that same shade (cause they didn't look it on the instead shown on the internet)

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

luck +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, Steve W. over at Hardware Unboxed will love this!

Maybe go all the way and make it a Hardware Unboxed themed PC?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I've not heard of them I think??? Maybe I have?

Probably won't brand it at all so it stays mine. :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this is an amazingly beautiful build! Gongrats!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! I love the Meshify C and I like your take on it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

Are your temps good? I recommend getting a kraken cooler for overclocking capabilitys

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

My CPU is not unlocked so I'm not as worried about temps there. I haven't formally measured the heat yet but it's been staying pretty cool. As soon as I turn it on, it feels cold inside the case. There 5 noctua case fans are doing their job of keeping air moving. As far as other components overheating, I've done a few minor adjustments and can barely feel any heat coming from the system even after an hour of play. I'm not a super heavy user (which is why I got a locked cpu) so I doubt I'll ever reach a point where I'll get close to thermal levels anytime soon.

I also feel a ton safer maintaining my system in the long run with just an air cooler instead of an AIO. Yes AIO's can be cooler, but for my use it definitely was not necessary.