Description

The machine built was to focus on future media art. I wanted a better processor for potential gaming and what not just in case I got the bug.

But the true intentions are to be able to have the necessary graphics and color ability to display and magnify anything I wanted or needed. Of course this may have been a little overkill but, hopefully this rig will be relevant for some time.

My first idea was to rebuild the Dell I already had which is already about 8-10 years old. The I felt once I get in there, that they probably have mfg specific board designs and one off the shelf more likely than not may not fit the Dell's tower case. So I just went ground up. Since I don't really intend on pushing the processor or GC too hard now. I took back the CPU cooler that I got and went stock. Initially I had a 600w PSU but, it was mentioned that it would tap out or be close to tapping out so I beefed up the PSU to the Antec one and I am glad I did so far. Had all the cabling need in the BOX!

Already have my Wacom Tablet so, now it's just to get some finished images and make so money back hopefully. Plan, on starting out with Sketchbook Pro, maybe some Photoshop for coloring and filters. But, for now, my PC is not the weak link...lol.

Thanks for reading.

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

A pretty nice build for the price, given what it's designed to do. I feel like you could have saved some money on the RAM by going with one of G.Skill's sets, but to each their own. +1 from me :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, The RAM, looking back I agree, I am glad I didn't get the full 32MB. I know it's plenty for what I will throw at it and have enough to spare even if I do light gaming. Thanks for the feedback though.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, enjoy your new rig!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Please try to manage those cables! I know it can be a pain, but it's always worth it!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, It's a little crowded in there. I see some people run theirs outside the case. I will work on it when I upgrade the CPU cooler. With a background in RC too, nothing like good clean wiring.