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Helped my lady ascend to the Master Race. She named it Bae-Max

by PhamQu

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31 Comments

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Date Published

July 5, 2016

Date Built

June 1, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.076 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.61 GHz

Description

Update 12/15/16 Replaced Cryorig C7 with Cryorig M9i. Official max clearance of Air 240 is 120mm. Cooler height is 125mm. Confirmed cooler fits, but barely. No contact between cooler and window.


Update 7/15/16: Replaced 2x4gb HyperX Fury, Black with 1x8gb Crucial Ballistix Sport LT, White.


Original date: 7/5/16

Hello! So I built my very first pc around Black Friday 2015, and the submission is located here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/JBXH99

My lovely lady had a lappytop at the time. It was working well, until it started to run slower than Internet Explorer on a 90's dial up connection. She plays TF2, Rocket League, Overwatch, and many other indie titles as well as online work (read: Etsy, Pinterest, etc..)
So we thought it was time to build her first PC. And I let her name it.

Note: These are not professional reviews, hell maybe not even reviews at all. These are just my observations and insight.
Note 2: I realize this is not a 480 or 1060. Please politely refrain from helpful advice pertaining to this.

  • Baymax sticker
    If you haven't seen Disney's Big Hero 6, you should. Then come back and upvote this submission.
    Baymax is love.

Parts reviews located below

Part Reviews

CPU

Got this on sale for $90 some weeks ago. It's a dual core with hyperthreading. For online shopping, blogging, and gaming, this is enough. A quad-core CPU would have been nice, but it was not in our budget. Besides, this machine will almost strictly see light/indie gaming and a lot of work online shopping.

Motherboard

Works fine. BIOS isn't that bad. Only equipped with 1 system fan header and a brown PCB.

Storage

SSD prices are always dropping. Had to avoid the BX200 and V300, and this works very well. read/writes are comparable to SP550, and just short of 1311 and Ultra II

Storage

The "real" Blue hdd. 1tb, 7200rpm. Works fine for mass storage, music, photos, movies, and games that don't benefit from SSD

Video Card

This is the true 75W 6-pinless GTX 950, confirmed by PCPP staff.

Quite, cool, and looks spectacular. This card is truly better than the 750 Ti in every aspect save for the low profile/half height. If you are not bound by that restriction, I highly recommend this.
Lack of 6-pins means you can drop this in any PC, even prebuilts, and makes cable management that much easier.

Case

The dual chamber design works fantastically well! (For those that don't know, this design places the major heat-outputting components such as the mobo, cpu, and gpu in one chamber with superior airflow, while the PSU, storage, and mass of wires are in the other chamber, hidden from view.
All tool-less design, super clean, and looks fantastic. Window does scratch easily, as does 95% of other window cases out there, unfortunately.

Power Supply

This PSU is actually a bit old, and I was concerned about that a bit. However, it functions well, and I managed to tolerate the mess that are non-modular PSU's.
Came with some velcro strips and wires were wrapped nicely. Just wish the wires themselves were also sleeved black instead of factory condiment colors.

Comments Sorted by:

SuryaM 10 Builds 10 points 32 months ago

where's ur fedora

PhamQu submitter 3 Builds 15 points 32 months ago

where's ur girlfriend

=P

S-man491 1 Build 11 points 32 months ago

ice cold

SuryaM 10 Builds 7 points 32 months ago

you got me there

Dehriz 2 points 26 months ago

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG

Sorry I'm late, nice setup by the way 1+ for disney :D

PhamQu submitter 3 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Thanks, appreciate it!

FACUNDO 13 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

I don't understand what the heck you're saying

Squishbean1 2 Builds 4 points 32 months ago

It's a meme. People with fedoras are stereotyped to say m'lady and be neckbeards and stuff.

shadowbyte918 4 Builds 4 points 32 months ago

cryorig c7 master race

PhamQu submitter 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

C7 guild member reporting in

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 3 points 32 months ago

Nice build. The sticker really makes it!

+1

PhamQu submitter 3 Builds 5 points 32 months ago

Thanks! The sticker was a surprise, and probably her favorite part, besides peeling the factory plastic wrap.

EdSten 1 point 11 days ago

Hi ! I loved the sticker and was wondering where you had bought it.

I am a huge Baymax fan. Am thinking of it as the theme for my next build too :)

PhamQu submitter 3 Builds 2 points 10 days ago

Hello! I purchased that decal off of Etsy. The original seller I bought it from a couple years ago no longer has it, but I found another one with a few different designs. [Here is an Etsy link.]

EdSten 1 point 9 days ago

Thank you so much!

As it turns out I could get it on Amazon too. I like Baymax so much <3

zacharychurch 1 Build 2 points 32 months ago

Well done.

PhamQu submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks!

Minky7 3 Builds 3 points 32 months ago

Also, DAYUM THAT IS ONE NICE LOOKING 950!

PhamQu submitter 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

AH DAMN now I'm gonna have an extra set of 8gb ddr4 ram...
... Might as well build another computer

Minky7 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

XD

FACUNDO 13 Builds 2 points 32 months ago
Noice build, lady! :3

+1

PhamQu submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks! You've got some good ones yourself

kiarash 1 point 32 months ago

You could've make the pc more power full with your bucket.

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tbhpcbuilder 2 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Buckets are OP

Guest_22 1 point 32 months ago

How did you get the Air 240 at that price?

PhamQu submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Local computer repair/IT shop had it, brand new in box, for some reason.
I asked about it, and they said It could be mine for $40.
And that's aobout how this "spare parts build" was born

Guest_22 2 points 32 months ago

Well you got a really good deal there. +1 Good build.

VoxelVortex 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I'm late to the party, sick build though. You should see how the 6100 holds up against the test of time, you'll probably have to upgrade that fairly soon depending on if she gets into more demanding titles...

PhamQu submitter 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thank you!
And you're never late, everybody else just got here early!

The i3-6100 is holding up fairly well, it's taking everything thrown at it in stride at just 1080p.

However, the new Kaby Lake Pentium G4560 has all but officially replaced it, with it being ~90% of the performance for ~60% of the price (when it's in stock).

VoxelVortex 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

yeah, just made a computer with a g4560 and a 750ti for a friend. it runs all his games at over 100fps. (We are talking racing games and rocket league, lots of rocket league)