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Magenta "Mommy" Battlestation

by eannod99

Description

Why:

Been wanting to build a decent gaming rig for the longest time. I have already tinkered and upgraded PCs as a hobby for years, but I have never personally build a PC from scratch, let alone custom paint it. Until now. I use this PC just for casual gaming at nighttime after I put my children to bed. I work from home and do other boring tasks on it in the daytime. I'm no hardcore gamer, the only games I play are games that I can add many mods on such as The Sims 3, Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, Fallout 4, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, City Skylines, Mass Effect and other games of that nature.

Parts:

I had made of plan of what I wanted the finished result to look like. I had started buying parts at around December 2015. Every 5 months or so I would buy a part here or there, if it was $150.00 or under. Bought a house in 2017 so my part purchasing parts progress came to a halt. Then around December of 2017 I had told myself maybe I should start purchasing parts again with all this crazy Bitcoin mining going on. And then when January 2018 came I WAS NOT PREPARED. Prices on GPUs skyrocketed and other part prices had definitely increased as well. I lost MANY hours of sleep price watching and checking my email fiendishly every second of the day, so I could purchase parts (mainly my GPU) at the MSRP or on sale.

Result:

After adding up the totals of what I spent for purchasing the parts, and losing hours of sleep by constantly checking for prices increases and price drops, I feel as though I have possibly saved myself some money. My credit card balance says otherwise though. hehe. I am very satisfied with how everything had turned out, I must admit I like to stick with brands that have worked well for me in previous computer builds and upgrades. The EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid is a very quiet GPU, and it works flawlessly with the CoolerMaster MasterLiquid 240 AIO. Unfortunately, with the GPU, the GPU fan and the CPU fan radiator it takes up a good amount of space, and I have no more available fan headers on the motherboard now. If I never purchased the MasterCase Pro 5 , I don't think that those parts would fit inside the case. . I have had no part malfunctioning problems so far. In retrospect, this was the most engaging and exciting time that I've had so far assembling and building this particular computer.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Very easy to install as long as you read the instructions carefully. Good AIO cooler. Runs quiet, sometimes I hear a liquid sound when I first boot it if I haven't used the computer in a couple of days.

Thermal Compound

Would not build any other computer without this great Thermal Compound paste.

Motherboard

Good Motherboard. Boots up very quickly. Decent amount of fan headers.

Memory

Good reliable RAM. Never had any problems with Kingston RAM.

Storage

Swapped out from previous main computer.

Video Card

Runs quiet. Its an amazing GPU. Haven't really run any games that are GPU demanding yet.

Power Supply

It does the job. Swapped out from previous main computer.

Optical Drive

It does the job. Swapped out from previous main computer.

Operating System

Was already preinstalled on the hard drive when I bought a prebuilt computer. Does its job, its no Windows 7 though.

Wireless Network Adapter

It does the job. Increases the wireless range so I can use my PC in the basement without signal drops.

Other

Great keyboard, has some RGB color switching options. The keys are quite loud and clicky when you type upon them, but it gives me a retro nostalgic feel of typing on the typewriter.

Other

Quiet RGB fans. Can change them to any color you desire and many modes with the RGB Controller that you install.

Comments Sorted by:

Manula.Pabasara 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Laughing man? Nice great build btw kudos for not wasting lot of money on the mobo

eannod99 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks. Still runs smoothly as of November 2018. Thinking about buying some more RAM though soon, as I have a disgustingly large amount of custom content and mods that are kind of slowing my games down but it's not too noticeable yet. I love mods. Lol

Manula.Pabasara 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I think you should spend on nvmes. They really help in landing all those assests and stuff in mods. Ram will ofcourse help but having faster storage really makes loading times better. Who doesn't love mods btw (as long as the game wont crash lol)

LeMMingSlayeR 24 Builds 1 point 10 months ago
 the only games I play are games that I can add many mods on such as The Sims 3, Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, Fallout 4, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, City Skylines, Mass Effect and other games of that nature.

...1080Ti...

I have to ask, as one who also plays the Fallout games, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effects...

How many mods are you running?

I love the build, seems very much overkill for the games you play. I like overkill.

+1

eannod99 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

I play the Fallout games with a decent about of mods, probably in the 100-200 range. Same for Skyrim. I'm currently not running any mods on the Mass Effect games. More Mods = Lag and longer loading times so frankly I just kind of got tired of waiting. Sims 3, a game that I play daily as I am currently trying to build a custom world, crashes after about three hours of gameplay. Its hands down the worst optimized game of all time. Sometimes I think if it is maybe that I just need to upgrade my RAM but its most likely doesn't matter because Sims is just going to gluttonously eat all of my RAM and CPU usage while I am running it anyway. shrug

Manula.Pabasara 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Here I thought running 20 mods was decent. Oof

ConfusedSkunk 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Still running Windows 8? Respect.. respect. Free upgrade to windows 10 is always available.

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ConfusedSkunk 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

That is news to me.. My bad lol

snypos 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Nice setup!

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