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Utena

by OllieManMan

144
72 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 19, 2017

Date Built

May 19, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.29GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

UPDATE: Featured. This is actually a big deal for me and a big push forward I really need to keep going and modding everything with a passion! Big TY to this site. It's all about helping people out at the end of the day. That's awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sitcjbb68uQ

UPDATE: My friend has it, and is she very happy. She's named named it Utena after one of her favorite anime heroes. I like the name : P

A much needed upgraded for my friend. More or less threw $300 at some leftover odds and ends and came up with this. I convinced her to let me go a lil over the top on the cosmetics and allowed me UBER cable management time. Kept it as clean and simple as I could. Hope she likes it.

So part choices came from what we had between a few friends.

brakedown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0YyBnMMv0s&t=5s Reveal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV-N1sC1TLU

Small list of case mods: Moved the middle drive cage to be reused as a cable shroud on the bottom of the case. mounted the ssd sideways on the side of the 5.25" bays got a bracket to put the 3.5" drive in a 5.25" slot to free up the middle cage. (now all sata power and drives are in one place. Happy cables)

Added white grippy handles (bolted in)

Lots of acrylic to hind cables, pcbs and such.

A lil stenciling and paint on the gpu and wifi back plates.

white LED fans White 24 pin and sata power

all in the add on's (including fans and cables) cost about $75 Ya that's about it. You don't need a fortune to have a sexy PC.

I hope this inspires more people to put some thought into how their PC looks. To me it's just part of what makes it special : P

Comments Sorted by:

REE123 12 points 6 days ago

This is truly a great example of what you can come up with dedication. I hope this is featured so that others can see that you really don't have to spend a fortune to create a very attractive build. I am sure your friend will be able to appreciate the work you put into this. Bravo, and best of luck!

customgtp 9 Builds 4 points 6 days ago

Agreed. An amazing build. Someone who took time and pride in there work... It's not always about 1080's and 7700k's

REE123 1 point 3 days ago

exactly! :)

divergent0ne 1 Build 1 point 21 hours ago

+1

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 5 points 1 day ago

OMG I'm totally floored. Featured build! I guess the extra work is paying off : )

Silly question, who decided feature build? Whoever it was ty for noticing my work I did here. Just got a text from the owner and she said she was gaming all night while it ran cool and quiet. Super stoked about this one. Thanks again!

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

Yes it is!!

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AdjutantBarizhnikov 5 points 1 day ago

In russia we just take a shoebox and put all components there. But your case is nice too

TheRealJerimiahJohnson 3 points 1 day ago

next build, I am sleeving my own cables. They truly can make any build that much better looking. You will never get the same look if you buy them already done.

Also, finally a 1050ti featured. 1050ti ftw!

Great job. Purely for uniqueness, great job.

Lastly, this is proof that any build can look good. a $40 mobo you bought off CL? You can make it look good... a $10 case... you can make it look good. Attention to detail and a little effort goes a long way.

allycatraz 3 points 19 hours ago

As the owner of this PC, I can gladly say that I am totally in love with it. I haven't done a REAL stress test yet to see just how much it can do, but it's served me very well the last few days with basic gaming and Netflix-binges.

Couple of my favorite features: The LED fans are CRAZY bright. It literally lights up my whole room. The handles make carrying it around super easy - I wanted to be able to move it from place to place with relative ease and the handles make this possible. I still can't get over how QUIET it runs - my old rig was so loud compared to this. I'll look up the actual temps during different actions later, but my boyfriend and I played The Sims 3 for about 10+ hours straight with all the graphic settings turned up and the PC performed smoothly and quietly. Can't wait to see what it can do when I get WoW back up!

OllieManMan is not only my best friend, but a truly skilled PC enthusiast and his passion clearly shows in my PC. I'm thrilled with it. I cannot sing enough praises for him!!

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 3 points 18 hours ago

AllyCat you are WAY to kind. Was an absolute pleasure.

poINtblank213 2 points 1 day ago

Console killer!! Nice work. I was working on a similar build a while ago, but with a FX-4300. The board I had turned out to be dead, so I ended up parting it out. I appreciate any time someone can repurpose older hardware into a gaming PC that would spank any console. Very good cable management, and overall aesthetics.

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

TY super nice when people notice these things.

WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 1 day ago

WirelessCables - making it rain +1s since 2017.

Did you make those backplates yourself?

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

LOL ty ty

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 1 day ago

Sure!

customgtp 9 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

It's easy to buy and build for some.... it's not that easy to create a work of art.....like I said the other day... It's not always about 1080's and 7700k's

Did that guy ever compliment your rig finally ;) Congratulations on the feature....you deserve it!!

bradgnoyes 1 Build 2 points 1 day ago

Looks great. Does your friend spend more time playing games or just staring at the PC?

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

lol i'll have to ask

FcoEnriquePerez 2 points 23 hours ago

That's what I love to see here, cheap and well done beautiful builds. Great job!

iBlaze 1 Build 2 points 21 hours ago

I like how you turned a dull old box into a shiny new machine. +1

Kenjionigod 1 Build 2 points 6 hours ago

A featured FX 4350 build? Nice.

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 1 point 53 minutes ago

and its a post ryzen world now... this could be the last feature this cpu ever gets!

Glad I could give it one last moment in the sun!

ashtonatk 1 point 6 days ago

Looks really nice! Good job!!

Emerson_006 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

Looks dope. Good cable management.

Lyrix 1 point 6 days ago

I like it! 1+! :D

NvidiaNewt 1 point 6 days ago

so clean, nice job.

customgtp 9 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Very nice... I love it. Clean!! +1

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Thanks for all the awesome comments! I really enjoyed doing this one so I'm glad when people actualy notice the work you do : )

oneflygtiguy 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

This looks amazing. White on white on white.

ReVa 2 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Luminous, looks real great man

Dlmitchell 1 point 4 days ago

I would really like to buy this set up here in a few months how do i buy things from this site? Im a let's player for YouTube and the games I really want to bring bring my channel can't run on my pc so please reply if you can

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 2 points 3 days ago

This site isn't really for buying PCs. More for showing them off once built. But it is a great source for part lists. I sent you an email ( the one listed on your youtube) We can talk about a build for you that will power thru the kind of videos you want to do.

Ryuhara 1 point 1 day ago

:O Soooo pretty! Does... Does that GPU have a power cable? I can't see one lol. You must have hid it very well!

+1 for being and awesome friend and building and beautiful PC!

Edit: Didn't realize the GPU didn't need a power cable lol. Regardless, your cable management is very nice.

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

yup that helped keep the look so clean.

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 1 day ago

Great work there OllieManMan, how's your friend finding it so far? +1 :)

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

She was gaming all night. Reports low noise and temps!

KingWalrus.8th 1 point 1 day ago

Amazing Build shows what you can do with a smaller budget but bigger heart.

syg101 3 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Damn. That's really impressive, this is what you can come up with when you have little limitations. This is an example of someone who cares about what they can build.

Jeeva_ 1 point 1 day ago

That sexy case tho

SirMrBloxx 1 point 1 day ago

I know you wanted to keep it at a lower cost, but if possible, you should use an instead AMD - FX-9590. It has beast performance with at a low price point. 4.7GHz and 8 Cores. It may have brought up the cost, but still a good part if she ever finds herself running at 100% cpu usage. (Only $20-30 more than the one you have now)

Robertbert 1 Build 1 point 1 day ago

Great looking build, buddy! Love the white and the affordable mods. You've inspired me to look into modding my build a bit and make those cables less of an eyesore. Congrats on the feature!

Sam.Troyer 1 point 1 day ago

Great job on the feature. Amazing build, and I can tell that a lot of painstaking work went into this. Congrats!

Trotterz 1 point 1 day ago

I like it. I like your dedication of making a budget pc beautiful, and you just achieved it. Congrats for the feature, you deserve it.

Russkie69 2 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Very nice I love the mods you've done. The back plates look incredible what materials were they made of and what did you use to keep them together with the gpu and wifi card?

Am I the only that thinks that the Kingston SSD looks like Drake?

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

LOL the drake face.

Use used white acrylic with black spray paint. You could also just use clear acrylic and paint that white.

My back plate guru: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lo8ZjtlciM

Just use double sided tape on a non conductive surface to mount it. They stay very well just with that.

PhamQu 2 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Impressive, great job!

How did you secure the acrylic backplate to your graphics card? It looks elevated.

Ypres 1 point 1 day ago

Where did you get that backplate from? It looks really good!

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 1 point 23 hours ago

watch this guy! I learned to make them from him. Great modder who keep the budget guys in mind in his videos.

One 12x12" piece of white acrylic did the whole job (4 pieces total)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lo8ZjtlciM

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 20 hours ago

Haven't seen a featured build with potato specs. Good job though.

Gaming_Universe 1 point 18 hours ago

A featured build that doesn't involve multiple 1080ti's and a i7 7700k?? what witchery is this???

Thefan630 1 Build 1 point 17 hours ago

This specs, what a rare sight +1

Yahtadi 1 point 11 hours ago

Of course its featured

Anyansayo 1 point 8 hours ago

That is a lot of left over parts. Pretty impressive for what could in a way be considered an upgrade. A whole lot neater than my case after I put a new PSU and GPU in it.

peterfree1 1 point 6 hours ago

Even unusual brand cases + CPU Coolers and outdated CPU's can look awesome! Great Build!

Nullarc77 1 Build -5 points 6 days ago

Why the 1050ti. Why not the rx 470 for the same price?

Ryuhara 4 points 1 day ago

Why ask something like that when the OP just spent hours building a beautifully modded PC?

customgtp 9 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

The cheapest rx 470 I see on Newegg is $189.99 +$3.99 shipping, better card yes but not same price as a1050 ti. It's a nice build though huh?

Nullarc77 1 Build -4 points 6 days ago

You need to check more than newegg. I got my 470 for $165.

https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-PU57I4G&c=CJ

Synchro 4 points 4 days ago

and you need to stop picking through every 1050Ti build and questioning them. Maybe they just like Nvidia more?

customgtp 9 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

No don't get me wrong.. I looked.. That's not in stock there and I looked on ebay, and Amazon too (was about $190+). Was curious about that card for a build I need to do. Looks like a good card u just happened to get a great price

customgtp 9 Builds 3 points 6 days ago

And please tell the guy how nice his build is... That's what we are all here for ;)

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

Your a sweet heart, you. Thanks!

OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

literally was just on the shelf at microcenter calling out to us. Pretty good for what she plays.

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OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Yup. One piece of white acrylic did the back of the gpu, wifi card, top of the PSU and side of the cable shroud. Pretty easy to cut once you get that hang of it. Just needs to be sanded after you snap it off.

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OllieManMan submitter 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

yea if your going to score it you need a guide of some kind hard in place while you pull. Very easy to scratch. I had some angled pieces of aluminum i used as a rail.

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RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 23 hours ago

Inappropriate.

philip staff 10 Builds 1 point 23 hours ago

Comments like this are not appropriate for this site.

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