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My Wife's "I don't care" Computer

by M1AF



Date Published

Aug. 15, 2018

Date Built

Nov. 1, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

2.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.012 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.208 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


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.

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drferrell 2 Builds 23 points 4 months ago

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

M1AF submitter 2 Builds 9 points 4 months ago

OMG me too!

SneakierEmperor 3 Builds 5 points 4 months ago

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.

Aerospace12 2 Builds 5 points 4 months ago

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


Simulint 1 Build 4 points 4 months ago

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

M1AF submitter 2 Builds 20 points 4 months ago

She won't care XDDDD

Renegade5G 2 points 4 months ago

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

M1AF submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

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

Renegade5G 2 points 4 months ago

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

tribalmog 2 points 3 months ago

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.

M1AF submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

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.

JustBuilding 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

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

MetalDogJosh 3 points 4 months ago

didn't care? xD

JustBuilding 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago


Jerome54 1 point 4 months ago

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?

M1AF submitter 2 Builds 4 points 4 months ago

I delidded her 8400 for the luls.

Jerome54 2 points 4 months ago

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

JTRABBIT9 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

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

M1AF submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

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.

JTRABBIT9 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

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

plzDonateAgame 1 point 2 months ago

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

M1AF submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

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

plzDonateAgame 2 points 2 months ago

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

DePaw 1 point 22 days ago

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?

M1AF submitter 2 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

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.

DePaw 1 point 20 days ago

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