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White holographic pc

by Octradox



Date Published

June 26, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.544 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz


Was torn between the high clock speeds on Intel's i5, and the ryzen 7's line-up. Seemed like the I7 7700 was good middle ground. Don't really regret it, it's an easy going CPU. Good all-rounder, strong enough for Ps2 emulation, and great for multi-tasking.

GPU is pretty good. Wish I'd gone the Asus all white one. Would've matched the cooler and case more.

Psu goes alright, reasonably quiet, but I'm not pulling much power anyway. The 6+2 pin was red though, ruined my build colour scheme until got extension, so it looks alright now.

Lots of sticky tape used for cable management. The fan cords got tucked up and around. They're pretty close to not making the distance.

Fans, ram, and psu use different white LEDs. Really annoying, but I can live with it now.

I like my cooler. Unsure how I'd go fitting another ram in, but I'll eventually go to 32gb.

If you're going to put in a 240 aio, you won't be able to have it if you put a cd drive in the top slot. Guess you could put it in second but that'd look dumb, unless you fill it with something else. Fans are super quiet. Window scratches so easily. Additionally, one of the thumb screws has taken the threading out of the case, so the window is hard to attach now.

Motherboard is kinda ****. I can't get my ram up to 2400, it's stuck at 2133. Also can't control ram pulsation, which is annoying.

Also I put in a rpi powered hologram. It's connected via an internal usb 2.0.

Part Reviews


It's a solid processor. I'm a bit annoyed in a way that I haven't been able to use it to its full capacity yet. But perfect for emulation- not a single issue there. Good strong single core count. Many threads. If you need strong single cores, but also still need extra threads every now and then, the i7 is still valid.

There isn't direct competition between amd and Intel. You simply need to decide what you use your processor for and make a decision from there. For each part of what you use it for, there are clear winners.


Is ok. Backplate covered the hdmi first time, had to bend it back and now it doesn't look as nice... Also it would be nice e to have more usb 3.0- or actual usb 3.1. Usb 3.0 C doesn't make the most sense to me... Other than that, the IO cover on the board is nice. It's a nice board for the price.


It's pretty good ram I guess. Lights are nice- would be better if controlled though. Also there's a slight gap between the heat plate thing and the light- which sorta give image of a cheap McDonald's toy. But it is overall attractive ram.


It's fast and good, but 250gb isn't as much as it used to be...

Video Card

I run at 1080p. I am waiting for the moment I can throttle this card. Could do with more IO ports, but if you have four monitors you're probably getting something stronger. There's adapters for everything, so you can get three hdmi no dramas.


I went modular, so I can't really talk about cable management, but it seemed easy. Very easy. The front fans are super silent (fans are big so they don't have to spin aggressively/ loudly). The white looks really nice. The whole thing is aluminium. The side window is very, very easy to scratch- scratched it cleaning it... But that's plastic for you. The only thing you could be concerned about is that there isn't too many 3.5inch compartments, but you can probably buy a taller one- there's plenty of room. If the microATX version was in white I'd get it though- but it's not too big either.

Power Supply

It's working and neat, but there is a few issues... The white option isn't very white. Also, there isn't actually many colour options available, and you have to manually Chang sit... But who would buy a psu for a gimmick, it's pretty decent, quiet etc. What did annoy me is the cables. Their length was good, but the sata power cables were kinda annoying, multiple heads everywhere on the one cable, but not quiet long enough for ssd and optical drive to reach, so ended up putting a lot more cables than necessary. Also annoying is that the 6/8 pin cables is red... It's rgb, why not have a more neutral colour of the head of the cable? And it presumes you're gonna cross-fire or sli, adding more unnecessary cables... It's cheap I'm price, but is too high end for my build really.

Optical Drive

It's a DVD drive. You'll need one eventually. Quiet loud, but do you know of a disc drive that isn't? No? Buy the cheapest one unless you need blu-ray.

Comments Sorted by:

Mellow64 2 points 14 months ago

Love the hologram. What did you use for a projector? If you have a tutorial link you can share it would be awesome.

Octradox submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I don't have a tutorial link sorry, but I guess a tutorial that could be applicable is running a 3.5 tft car display off a raspberry pi. I used a pi zero, and an internal usb 2.0 hub on the mobo (it took one of the internal header slots and costed about $10, but they go for $2) to power and ssh into it (only need to plug into usb slot, not power slot). Then its just some cheap plastic stuff bent over itself to reflect off of the display. Box is built with balsa wood. So pretty basic/ cheap. junky, but I dunno, I like it, and its technically programmable and stuff. Thanks for you comment :)

firespitter2917 1 point 21 months ago

Looks good! what sort of things have you coded in python as I am currently learning the language?

Octradox submitter 1 Build 3 points 21 months ago

I have done a fair bit of image analysis, mostly on plants. Also did some chemistry calculations (nothing impressive, just solution based stuff and mol and all that). Most interesting one I've done recently is that I created a list of objects, each object representing a fish. Each fish object had the attributes of a sex, age and several genes. The fish could reproduce, pass on genes and each gene passed on had a chance of mutation at each nucleotide. They also had a chance of dying based on their age.

It was basically a simulation of cave fish evolution. Cave fish are fish that lose their eyesight/ do not develop eyes. This is due to a different level of regulation of a single gene, the sonic hedgehog gene (yes that is the name). There are several theories as to what the selective pressure is, but I was more aiming to test if the absence of selective pressure was enough to drive the evolution.

In the end I didn't have enough data to do a proper situation. May go back to it though, as it was interesting with the numbers I put in.

firespitter2917 1 point 21 months ago

sounds interesting and cool

Octradox submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

What are you planning to code?

firespitter2917 1 point 20 months ago

Not much at the moment, I'm just learning in school. Each student has an account on this website, snakify.org, that has challenges and problems that you have to solve using the code that you learnt in the theory section of that part of the course. so far I've only got to the bishop moves problem on the Conditions: if then and else section but I'm finding it very fun, interesting and challenging.

Octradox submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Yeah I'd probably not be able to do half those things- you get sorta specialised in one area if you don't learn it formally- and just learn by making things. Are you just using school computers for it?

IncognitoGamer123 1 point 19 months ago

That really sucks hearing that it's not tempered glass :(

Catarino. 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

where did you put the ssd?

JaffCubed 1 point 18 months ago

It's probably in the back of the case

DopeAF123 1 point 16 months ago

How well does the Micro ATX mobo fit in this case?

Octradox submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Micro atx fits fine. I've update heaps, I'll have to add images.

DopeAF123 1 point 15 months ago

I got the case now and its bigger than it looked. looks cool though and I want to put a cd/dvd combo drive in it. I see you put that hologram lol, did you find it from MrWhosTheBoss?

Octradox submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah, but at least it's not a full atx case. Those things are just too massive.

Similar principle (I googled him just then). By similar I mean exact same principle haha

DopeAF123 1 point 15 months ago

lol yeah. I got the grey case for 40 bucks, US dollars, but the next day the black colored case went on sale for 30 bucks! 20-30 less than what its usually sold for. I don't see a point for usb c port on the io of mobo, id rather have it on the case. I just can't think of a reason someone would want a usb c port on the back of their ordinary PC