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Project Lloyd

by armbis5715

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12 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Aug. 15, 2016

Date Built

July 25, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

21.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

53.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

I use this machine for everything, its main purpose being gaming. Its quite fast, quite expensive, and has quite astonishing aesthetic. I chose the name Lloyd for it because I wanted a name that didn't show how awesome the computer is, to me (probably from the movie Submarine) the name seemed bland enough to make it a shocker when people saw how cool it is.

It has two keyboards, which I switch between because keyboards are too cool to have one of. Both keyboards are customized. The first one, which I got in December before I even thought about building this, was the Razer Blackwidow, which I added custom blank keycaps to. My other keyboard, which I purchased as the last part of this build, is the Custom WASD 104-key with Cherry MX-Blue keyswitches and all black keys with slate gray lettering centered on each key.

I wanted to go with an all-black build but at the time of making the computer, the 1070 had just come out and the best pricing (during the awful period of time when no card was priced correctly) was the Zotac AMP! Edition 1070, which was black and yellow. I had initially planned to make the whole thing black with RGB LEDs so that I could change the color of the build whenever I wanted to, because my favorite color changes often. The yellow accents on the card though, despite not being what I initially was looking for.

Thanks Mr. Schuff, if it weren't for you I never would have loved computers as much as I do now, and probably couldn't have even dreamed of building one myself. You taught me enough to make this an easy and extremely enjoyable project.

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tomahawk987 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

Gotta say, this PC is pretty damn good! I have one question for you though.... why not the zotac amp extreme 1070? It's the best performing gtx 1070. Welcome to the PC master race!

savantfool 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

he did say it's the price.

I made the same choice. the Amp extreme was not deliverable and priced around 530€. The Amp was (back then) at it's lowest around 470€

armbis5715 submitter 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

At the time of purchase I just wanted to purchase a 1070 at the founders edition announcement price ($450) and that was the first card that I could buy to go down to that price.

tomahawk987 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

My bad didn't see lol ! Have fun with your 1070

Baesick 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

How do you like that Blackwidow? I've been seeing them all over Craigslist for sub $40. Been thinking of picking one up to get my feet wet into mech keyboards. +1

armbis5715 submitter 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

I love my blackwidow, mechanical keyboards are awesome, if you can find one for that cheap I'd say go for it.

Epicness937 1 point 32 months ago

more picks please :D great build

PC_Master_Race_Noob 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

"I wanted to go with an all-black build but at the time of making the computer, the 1070 had just come out and the best pricing (during the awful period of time when no card was priced correctly) was the Zotac AMP! Edition 1070, which was black and yellow. I had initially planned to make the whole thing black with RGB LEDs so that I could change the color of the build whenever I wanted to, because my favorite color changes often. "

Funny you say that :p that was my thought process too behind my build but I took the Zotac 1070 back and got the Asus Strix 1070 OC. Probably one of the most expensive 1070's but I couldn't resist... It matches my X99 Strix motherboard. The two belong together :p

Derplikescomputers 1 point 30 months ago

Mate,i just love your build!! Especially the color blue which is my favorite color >_<. Imma build something like this if you dont mind now :3

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armbis5715 submitter 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

Yep, its on the right, they are the Hyper X Cloud 2s, in the parts list

armbis5715 submitter 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

sorry, I'm a moron who doesn't know right from left, its on the left.

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armbis5715 submitter 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

Oh, that's not a mic, that is the sensor for the Oculus Rift.