- 30 months ago
So, recently, I received an old, but neat, CoolerMaster Case. I couldn't decide what to do intially, then I thought I would just make this thing look good without really considering performance. I plan to spend around 100$ on each part, with the exception of the GPU and CPU. 200$ maximum for the CPU and ~170$ for the GPU. No, I will not go over this amount.
This PC build is about fun and aesthetics, not value. Am I willing to pay this much for it? Hell yes.
|CPU||I chose the 1600 because I wanted to get a processor that was at least better than the one I have in my current system, the I5-7500. I do 3D modeling and animation, so the six cores will be nice.|
|CPU Cooler||Chose this cooler because it's an excellent performer whilst being very cheap. I will be replacing the pull fans with the NZXT RGB fans, and the push fans to the Corsair ML120s. Mostly for aesthetics.|
|Motherboard||This is one of the best looking motherboards I've seen for the B350 boards. RGBs, nice carbon-esque theme, solid professional reviews.|
|RAM||Why do I have two sets of 8gb kits? Because I can't afford to fork out 200$ at once. I am only investing around 100$ per part with the exception of the CPU and GPU. I always wanted to get Dominator Platinums. Might as well slap them in this build.|
|SSDs||I chose an NVME SSD because I intend to install some Autodesk programs and Adobe Photoshop, so I want those programs to open near instantly and open large files quickly. The MX300 will have some games in it that take a long time to load, like Space Engineers, Kerbal Space Program, and Fallout 4.|
|HDD||9 TBs worth of HDD to store all of my projects. These are the newer HDDs, so their reliability should be a lot better than the older models.|
|GPU||I chose a more expensive 1050 TI because... well... it looks cool. I like EVGA GPUs, this one looks the best out of all the 1050 TIs. Runs at a higher core clock and hopefully the one I get is a good overclocker. I could save a little more, and get the 200$ GTX 1060 3gb, but honestly, that card doesn't look that good. So, I won't be getting it.|
|Power Supply||Is this the best performing PSU? No. Is it a bad PSU? Nope. According to JonnuGuru.com this unit isn't bad. It looks really damn good. I was very close to getting the G3 SuperNOVA, but the RGB fan would be better for the whole "looking awesome" theme I want this thing to have.|
|Case Fans||The Two NZXT RGB fans and the two non-LED Corsair ML120s are for the AIO. The three red LED fans, which I may replace it with RGB fans, are the normal case fans. The case supports one fan in the front, side, bottom, and back, but I have to look at the bottom one again and see if it's a 120mm.|
|Fan Controller||My case has two 5.25" drive bays, so I figured to add to the awesomeness to the build, I'll slap in a cool looking fan controlling.|
|Other||I will probably get thermal paste because... why not? I also want to get USB Mic. I have considering a sound card, but none of them look cool enough while not being over 50$. What other awesome things should I add to this build..?|