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This is the computer I built for my wife. Her input was extremely helpful during the building process.

Me: Intel or AMD? Her: I don't care.

Me: Would you like RGB? Her: I don't care.

Me: Big case or small? Her: I don't care.

You see where this is going. Eventually I just built her something that plays wow at 7 settings at 1080p while remaining relatively silent.

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 29 points

"I don't care," Hey I used to have a girlfriend that loved to eat there!

  • 14 months ago
  • 11 points

OMG me too!

  • 14 months ago
  • 6 points

Oh lord, me too. The worst is when I pick a place and she says "No I don't want that" and I jump out a window.

  • 14 months ago
  • 5 points

Hello from the other build! Hope you and your wife have fun with these setups!

+1

  • 14 months ago
  • 4 points

She's a lucky woman. Tell her that. Show her this comment.

  • 14 months ago
  • 22 points

She won't care XDDDD

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't stop laughing at the dual time zones!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, Reddit was pretty merciless about that too. I fixed it since then.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Still an awesome build though. Props to you and the wife for gaming together, I been trying to get mine into anything for years!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Meanwhile, I jabber on endlessly about parts and specs and my husband just smiles and says "whatever you want, love"...I've roped his friends into my personal sounding board.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It's gotten to the point where I'll start talking about computers and she'll ask "is this computer related?" She then quickly proceeds to pretend to listen while I go on and on about x, y and z.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

So... what was her reaction? She liked it or... you know...

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

didn't care? xD

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! +1!!
Why 2 thermal pastes though? Obviously 1 for the CPU. But is the second one for the M.2 drive or for the GPU?

  • 14 months ago
  • 5 points

I delidded her 8400 for the luls.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahahahahaha!!!! XD XD
Nice!! Second +1 then!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did that desk/ table top come from? I love it.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a 98" butcher block counter top from home depot. I stained it chocolate, then stained it sun beaten to get the faded look.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome thank you. I am doing a similar look for my basement..

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG where did you get that floating desk and how much was it???? Super clean build and setup btw +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I made the desk myself. Cost around $500 CAD.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW amazing job and I hope your wife treats you well after all that hard work. I love clean setups. If only there was an option to upvote multiple times

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I've got the same GPU and no case fans at the moment (going up to 82°c during gaming sessions), would you recommend adding 2 Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM like you did? How's the space in there? Did you have to remove the GPU holder/stabilizer in order to fit the fans? If so, do the fans now serve as proper holders? Or is there still some room and a chance that the GPU might "move" during transport of the case?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Her temps were also high without the a12x15 fans so I added them to fix that issue and they worked great. I recommend adding them. Space between the fans and gpu is pretty large. I did remove the gpu holder to fit the fans. The fans do not hold the gpu properly so you will need to rig something up for a spacer. I used the gpu holder to prop up the gpu, which I placed on the noctua fans in the middle of them where they touch. That's only necessary when the case is flat. If you use the case vertically then the mount isn't necessary. The holder will move in transport if you do not keep the case flat. There is probably a more elegant solution but she didn't care so I didn't spend a lot of time on it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay :) thanks! I'll see what I can do!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the cpu thermals. Seems like you deli-dded? I have the same cpu and an msi 1080 gaming x (not sure if the gpu will fit cos of its height) and im downsizing my build to take to uni so looking at different options that fit in a bag.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU thermals are pretty terrible even with a delid and liquid metal. I wouldn't build in this case again.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

ok good to know. Thinking about the kolink rocket

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems like a slightly larger and cheaper Dan A4. Should be fine. Just stay away from the L9i cooler. Doesn't get the job done.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks. Do you think the node 202 will fit in a backpack?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, for the most part depending on the backpack - it should fit.