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Betty White - Update of my first build.

by ryanricopico



Date Published

May 9, 2017

Date Built

May 4, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.12 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


Longer write-up and the rest of my photo work can be viewed here

An update to my first build. Originally had a G4560, Cryorig H7, and Asrock B250m Pro4 in the case but now replaced with the current parts in the list.

Used as my all-around workstation (photo / video editing, coding for school) and gaming machine. Originally came from using a 2011 Macbook Pro and had an iMac for a year before selling and buying parts. Always been a DIY type of person so I ditched Apple to have a bit more fun with computers on the hardware side. Sourced most of my parts from Amazon, Newegg, and got the i5 and H60 from ebay for good prices.

Mainly playing the games PUBG, Overwatch, Battlefield 1, and GTA V and they're performing flawlessly on high/ultra settings. Utilizing FreeSync helps too. Apps like Lightroom and Photoshop run smoothly. No video editing yet but I imagine it should be fine.

Future plans: -Another stick of 8GB RAM for sure -Another RX 480 or 580 for crossfire -More storage for photos -Switch to a 240mm/280mm rad cooler for more OC headroom -White cable extensions -LED case lighting (maybe, the fans are bright enough) -Possible chassis switch to an InWin 303 or Phanteks Enthoo Evolv

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Chapeau 1 Build 4 points 22 months ago

Looks great - It's a pretty sweet setup. Especially so for a first build.

My first build was a total mess in a sad grey plastic tower.

I agree on the LED situation - keep it classy, especially so with your colour scheme.

ryanricopico submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thank you! I gotta owe the cable management to NZXT for that bar and all the routing holes. I also opted to spend a bit more for a semi-modular PSU without ketchup and mustard cables just to keep things clean from the start. Funny, I actually stumbled upon your Ncase M1 build page before while browsing . I gotta say beauuutiful build. Amazing job on the custom loop.

FlyinToasteronie 2 points 22 months ago

I love this build! The photography is outstanding You should get featured JUST for the pictures!

I'm curious, how did you do the thing with your wallpaper, where the portrait monitor still maintains the same picture of the landscape monitor, but it's taller. I'm planning on doing something like this, so I would appreciate your help! C:

+1, Photography rocks!

ryanricopico submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Thanks! I got software from steam called Wallpaper Engine. It's community based. You can download and upload these animated wallpapers basically. You can configure the wallpapers you download to span across multi-monitor setups. The stars in the background move from right to left.

FlyinToasteronie 2 points 22 months ago

Oh Awesome, I'm gonna download it soon!

junit 2 points 22 months ago

So white

Kirkegaard 2 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Nice Clean Look :)

Lyrix 2 points 22 months ago

Damn! This looks great! like really really great! 1+!

Mr_Sketer 2 points 22 months ago

10/10 build

Duranarts 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Calling it now, any build (recent parts) with sexy photos is likely to have more votes! Great job! +1

Coolcoll1n 1 point 22 months ago

how many fan ports does the motherboard have?

Snakebite711 1 point 20 months ago

Badass build. How's that liquid cooler?

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ryanricopico submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Thanks! Portrait monitor is a Dell U2413 and the other is a Viotek GN27C I use mainly for gaming with freesync and 144hz (colors aren't great so I can't use it for photo editing.) Keyboards are Corsair Strafe RGB silent switch for quiet hours and an E-Element Z-88 w/ blue switch clones for clicky goodness. Mouse is a Zowie FK1+ sitting on top of a Glorious PC Gaming Race XXXL mouse mat.

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ryanricopico submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Yeah I'm absolutely in love with mine. Mice are a funny subject as it really is dependent on the user but I use a fingertip grip and the FK1+ just feels right for my hand size and the response is amazing. I play mainly FPS games on low sensitivities if that helps.

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FlyinToasteronie 2 points 22 months ago

I agree- Dell has awesome monitors! I plan on getting one soon, as the one I currently use (P1911 or something like that) isn't the best for gaming, but I'll use it for secondary.

Can we all admire how much dell has done in the past ten years?

Ten years ago, "Dude, you have a dell!" was a common phrase, and it was meant as an insult. Now, they have great PSU's and Monitors, and I'm really impressed with their laptops.

ryanricopico submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Logitech Z333. It's a 2.1 channel. The subwoofer is under my desk.

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