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Black, White and Mei

by bakedbaconchips

131
117 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 12, 2017

Date Built

Feb. 7, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.76GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C

Description

My first build! I wanted a computer that could handle Overwatch at 1440p/144Hz and some editing on the side. And it had to have a Mei decal on it, of course - Mei is bae!

The case was overall a pleasure to build in. It's fairly easy to work around in the case. the provided gromits and other openings make cable management an easy task. Only gripes would be the small amount of clearance in the power supply unit for plugging in modular cables. I ended up having to insert wires in my my left hand in the drive bay and my right hand next to the power supply. Other than that, everything else came really easy.

For people wondering where I got the Mei decal, I got it from GCGraphics: https://www.etsy.com/listing/474477263/mei-overwatch-decal-overwatch-mei-bumper

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SilentBlayd 51 points 18 months ago

a mei zing

uberlizard 1 Build 10 points 18 months ago

dang thats a good one

EpikMark0123 1 Build 19 points 18 months ago

where is a noose

rhali8 2 Builds 14 points 18 months ago

I'm using it, you can have it after I'm done

Adrew24 1 Build 4 points 18 months ago

I call next

jk

Wailord_use_Body_Slam 2 Builds 9 points 18 months ago

That jk made me hop in line...

Kerazivel 7 points 18 months ago

forget a noose,

where's the cyanide?

OMGriffinz 2 Builds 5 points 18 months ago

Stole my joke :/

jakethemp 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

i see what ya did there

Sockens 10 points 18 months ago

Mei I just say how much I like this build?

ApatheticRenegade 5 Builds 9 points 18 months ago

+1 for best overwatch girl

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 6 points 18 months ago

Agreed!

cheeseandram 1 point 18 months ago

nah dva m8

Lyrix 1 point 18 months ago

no

SpartanAirsoftBen 1 point 7 months ago

"comment deleted by staff" hmm

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boofheadfred 1 Build 7 points 18 months ago

1440p/144Ghz

Jesus that's a high refresh rate monitor.

Caminon 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

It's great to know your monitor is capable of displaying 1,440,000 frames per second!

Gentleman00 2 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

Wrong, it's 144 000 000 000 :D

Eltech 19 Builds 5 points 18 months ago

I love the Mei theme! It's the only character I love playing the most in Overwatch, if I can play her that is. +1

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KinFresh 1 Build 4 points 18 months ago

+1 awesome setup, but i would get a mousepad!

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

they arent really necessary. i dont use one and im fine

KinFresh 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

but they are good to have though

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Thanks for the recommendation - I may get one later, if only for the cosmetic appeal!

Jäßßäwöçkëë 3 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

I must say you Mei'd it to the top and I love this build! I play Mei main so this build just speaks to me.

mfer 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I feel your pain with that 3.0 usb. Look at my build. You should remove the hard drive bay, two screws at the top, and two at the bottom for each side

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

So that's how you got all those cables to breathe nicely. Thanks for the suggestion! I have plans to put a hard drive there in the future, so I probably won't remove it unless I have a good reason for it. Thanks though!

EpikMark0123 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

sigh Listen bakedbaconchips, its not you, its her. We cant be together anymore I'm sorry.

Overall great build. See you in 3v3's my friend.

T-Tech 2 points 18 months ago

ice. loving the build. :)

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you!

cheeseandram 2 points 18 months ago

meanwhile I'm getting cursed in chat for playing Mei in the total mayhem brawl

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I'm sorry. Sorry sorrysorry

Adrew24 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

tf2 is better.

Watplr 4 points 18 months ago

Overwatch is good, TF2 is better, but Club Penguin is the best

Adrew24 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

infinite warfare is the best!!!!!

shoves doritos down mouth, washes it down with mountain dew

Watplr 1 point 18 months ago

Nah, Doritos and Mountain Dew are for little scrublets.

The real MLG stuff is water, and no food at all. Who needs to eat anyways?

ward.spacecase 1 point 18 months ago

Sir, this is not the place to lie like that.

TRIGGERED

Watplr 2 points 18 months ago

Now all you need is a Tiny Desk Mei to keep your temperatures low. Very low.

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I heard a Mei Funko Pop figure is coming out, I will need it for low low temps

Watplr 2 points 18 months ago

Oh, I didn't know you needed cooling for your soda as well :)

GandalfGangsta 2 points 18 months ago

Big fan of this build Mei-te .

LiquidDestroyer 2 points 18 months ago

Mei be I should copy this build? :P

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Haha, go for it! Though I would also take the suggestions the other people have here, such as swapping the cooler for the Cryorig H7 or changing the processor to something beefier for more value

TDG_Oso 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Dope build! Convinced me to get a decal for my pc. Mei is indeed bae~

Gooberdad 8 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Congrats on the featured spot. Good presentation, and description.

Thumbs up.

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you!

Gentleman00 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Oh mei gawd that's one pretty computer.

ShaBlaWo 2 points 18 months ago

Are you a Mei Mein??

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

Mei-be

islandg@m3r 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Awesome Build!!! Ohhh Boy...here they go with the "Mei" Puns...LOL CAn't w8 to build my system, w8ing for RYZEN as well....But i might give in to a 7700K, been hearing only good things about it, would be coming from z87 4770K

Need help deciding what color theme though, Black/Yellow or White/Green...=( need help

AWESOME build though take my +1 =)

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you for the compliments! I would recommend waiting for Ryzen based on everything I've seen. If you can wait this long, what's another few weeks? Comparable performance for hundreds less is a steal in my book!

Based on when I was shopping, there are more parts available in black / yellow color schemes but that's just coming from me

nuked24 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Advice: Kaby Lake uses the worst TIM between die and IHS that I've ever seen. Wait for Zen.

Friend didn't want to wait until Zen, got a 7700k, booted at stock with a Hyper 612 on it..

It idles at 40 and hits 70 as soon as you put a load on it. Instantaneously, no delay. Take the load off, SNAP back down to 40. He ended up getting an H115i as a stopgap measure and is going to delid it sometime.

Drake_temen 1 point 18 months ago

white and green mate

EQLuke 2 points 18 months ago

I hate to tell you but there's a demon on the front of your case.

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

A demon that slays hahaha

joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

everything looks great but that cpu cooler..... eww :P

Jokin_Is_Here 3 points 18 months ago

he didnt need fancier because it is not overclockable, and it looks better than stock

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

yeah i would have gotten a c7

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I wish I knew the C7 was an option, haha. Thanks for the recommendation; next time!

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Hahaha, I picked it because it matched colors and was relatively affordable. Definitely going for the Cryorig C7 next time if I do a build like this again.

AnonDrew 1 point 18 months ago

It's a bit late now, but I would have opted for the 6700k over the 6700, even without an oc, it has a much higher clock speed

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Ah, you're right. I avoided the K series because i didn't want to overclock, but 4.0GHz vs. 3.4GHz base clock speed is a pretty big difference. I'll pay more attention next time!

Antios 1 point 18 months ago

I just want to know,

where did you find that decal? Do you know if they have a Hanzo or Mercy decal?

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Etsy is a great place to look. I got my Mei decal from GCGraphics: https://www.etsy.com/listing/474477263/mei-overwatch-decal-overwatch-mei-bumper

Just for your convenience, here are two Hanzo and Mercy decals from an Etsy seller, respectively (I haven't bought from them so I don't know their quality, but I'm sure they're good based on the customer ratings): https://www.etsy.com/listing/398406685/hanzo-decal https://www.etsy.com/listing/292536409/mercy-decal

Razorwing02 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

this is perfect

I was roasting as mei this morning on nepal and all of a sudden this appears, and the wallpaper is mei on nepal

coincidence? I think not.

srsly how did you get that decal tho

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Definitely not a coincidence!

I got the decal from GCGraphics at Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/474477263/mei-overwatch-decal-overwatch-mei-bumper

cheeseandram 1 point 18 months ago

Meanwhile I'm playing a competitive match on Lijang and our Mei misses all of her ults by about a mile, meaning i have to rely on a Zarya (who ulted about twice in all four games) to pull off a teamwipe with Dragonblade

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Very nice build! Love the colors. How are the noise levels with the fans on full DC power?

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Pretty quiet! I don't have an exact decibel reading. If you pay attention you can hear them, otherwise I'm not really listening to the sound haha

iam2big2fail 1 point 18 months ago

Why doesn't this use phase change cooling? :D

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Ahahaha that would've been perfect thematically! Too bad I didn't know what that was until today.. it also looks hard to do for a first time builder like me.

Lyrix 1 point 18 months ago

this build is amazing! and mei i add: i love the mei sticker! (but i hate mei in ow) 1+!!!

TheActualLefty 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

If I were you I wouldn't have went with the 6700, I would've went with the 7600k. It's over 60 dollars cheaper and great for gaming but it's your build and it looks f****** awesome! Damn good job!!!

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Ha ha, thanks! I need more threads for video rendering , but I also don't know the benchmarks between the 6700 & 7600 when it comes to that. Thanks though!

megashira 1 point 18 months ago

How did you get that monitor so cheap? So jealous. And great job on your build! <3

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Good sale at Best Buy + 25$ discount for using Visa checkout. Thank you!

kewiha 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

You can probably remove/unplug the top two fans without temperatures rising, a 65W CPU and 180W GPU don't need much case airflow, especially since you've already got a nice intake fan. The CPU cooler doesn't look very performant. For a 65W CPU it shouldn't matter, but if you ever got something hotter, look for heatpipes.

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks for the advice! I'll do some experiments and see what I find. The cooler is all right, I'll probably replace it for a better one down the road.

nuked24 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Or a massive copper slug in the middle. I have some unnamed Deepcool CPU cooler on top of a Q6600 client build from a long time ago(they traded it back for work on their current rig) and it stays under 50 C. Basically is just a sized up Intel stock cooler with a bigger copper slug and more aluminum fins. And a better fan.

Seagull78 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

HOW DID U GET THIS FOR UNDER 2200 DOLLARS? HOW? U HAD A MONITOR, MOUSE, KEYBOARD, AND SPEAKERS. I know you cheaped out on stuff... but HOW?

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I actually bought everything, nothing listed was owned before the build! Pretty impressive, especially since that price is after tax. Most of the money saved came from a combination of scouring /r/buildapcsales as the parts I wanted came on sale, and cheaping out on everything else. The motherboard / CPU specifically were a combo deal from Microcenter. That store is also where I bought my graphics card, at an open box price.

Gooberdad 8 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Love the Microcenter!

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I wish I had Microcenter, but than I may never leave either...

Seagull78 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Same. I wish I had a Microcenter. I only have a Best Buy. And In my state's captial, the Nvidia cards they have are the founders editioins and no processors.

Gooberdad 8 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Lol. I visit a Microcenter when I'm out of town and will be near one. Going to very near one in Georgia in July. Happy days!

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Nice! :)

Dawsoncody 1 point 18 months ago

-1 for Mei, you discuting human being Just kidding, awesome first build, your introduction to the master race

Darth_Venator 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

lit.

nuked24 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

THE MOLEX.

IT IS ON FIRE.

drogo 1 point 18 months ago

Hey, can anyone give me any tips for my build? Thanks! [My build] (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/LPsZxr)

Namnguyen 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Nice build. Do you main mei in overwatch?

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Meiiiibe

mcdxrmx1d 1 point 18 months ago

What a the temps of the GPU like in this case?

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

74 degrees on load. All temps are listed on the left side below the parts list

mcdxrmx1d 1 point 18 months ago

Is it noisy? Because I'd like mine to be quite silent

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

It's quite quiet, even under load!

mcdxrmx1d 1 point 18 months ago

Ok thanks for the input!

crazy_potatoes 1 point 18 months ago

i just curious..can vga zotac 1080 amp extreme (325mm x 148mm) fit in this case? need help

Wadseraptor 1 Build -3 points 18 months ago

So sorry your build has cancer :(

+1

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 5 points 18 months ago

The best cancer ;)

Seagull78 1 Build 4 points 18 months ago

ACTUALLY mei is a lady. SYMMETRA on the other hand... is a cancer that LOOKS like a lady.

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I see someone really hates Mei :D

Wadseraptor 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Well it was a joke comment lol, but seems from the downvotes that some offense was taken.

MTHD -4 points 18 months ago

How did this get featured lol?

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

¯_(ツ)_/¯

manirelli staff 8 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

Because the build is A-Mei-Zing

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Comments like this will not be tolerated on our site.

CharlieLidbury 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Ah, probably what happened to the other deleted comments. ^

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Mason54 23 Builds 11 points 18 months ago

Im waiting for Zen so i can make a build called "Ry-Zen-Yatta: Experience Tranquillity"

bhaney1 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

^^Comment gold!

Mason54 23 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

And when i play Route-66 payload ill stop by VEGA-S in about 6 months

bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

NO WAY

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bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Oops wrong unit. Maybe one day we can reach the unnecessarily high refresh rate of 144Ghz. probably the same day we can replace our eyeballs to see the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

Caminon 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I love it when my monitor is capable of displaying 1,440,000 frames per second!

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bakedbaconchips submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Mei-be

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