Description

My first build--a glorified Overwatch machine built with the potential to stream. Started shopping around Black Friday, which meant serious sales and subsequent needless upgrades (I'm looking at you Ryzen 1700), plus an additional vanity purchase after I saw how pretty everything turned out.

Got the custom cables from WazzMods, since they're the only ones I could find that sold light pink cables and they look fantastic. The whole thing was around $1000 with hand-me-down peripherals. Bonus component: I built the removable desk add-on for my dresser to accommodate my tiny apartment. Now I have enough room to game without another clunky piece of furniture taking up space!

Part Reviews

Motherboard

For the first couple of months, my computer ran beautifully. Two months later, I am experiencing crashes and freezes out of seemingly nowhere. Looks like I'm not the only one who has had trouble with this board. When it runs, it runs well, but when it fails it fails hard. I just sent an email to ASRock tech support and will update with my customer experience once the situation is settled.

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

i'm a simple man, I see NZXT i click

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the build, but I personally would have gone with a R5 1600 and a GTX 1070, the 1600 can stream very well with its 6 cores and 12 threads. But everything else looks great!

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

I got the 1700 when it was at $240, so I just couldn’t resist. Otherwise would have stuck with the 1600. I’ll have to upgrade my monitor before the 1060 starts to bother me!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Beauty...beauty...beauty.

So what if i happen To love that fantasy girly look.Thanks to you for show-casing Power and style in other colors than red and blue.

Well i like anything pretty and powerful and reasonably priced actually.(so red and blue too lol )I just love when something is personnal and eye-popping.

Well done!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Just out of curiosity: what monitor (resolution, mainly) and keyboard are those? I do love me some good keyboards :)

Cool build though, enjoy.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Neither are impressive, unfortunately. The monitor is one of the early 24-inch Dells, 1080p, 60ghz. I think it's quite lovely, but plenty of room to upgrade. The keyboard is just awful though. My friend introduced me to the mechanical keyboard rabbit hole, and I tried to cheap out on a 65% poker knockoff. The software is sketchy, the materials feel cheap, but that's what you get for $35. Got real gateron browns at least!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the monitor seems pretty good for the target hardware, although it looks on the old side with these thick bezels.

As for the keyboard, I understand the interest in mechanical keyboard, I got a corsair strafe myself when on sale, but those little 60% keyboards keep on teasing me! Maybe you should check out the Obins Anne Pro, I've seen it somewhere here on this site and then ran to some reviews, and it looks pretty solid and not really expensive.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an interesting setup.. is it permanently on a dresser? +1 for the build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the computer lives on the dresser, where I can do some light computing as is, but for gaming or longer use I slide the desk insert into the top drawer of the dresser and bring down the keyboard and mouse.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

That's actually super cool! Thanks for filling me in

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE BUILD

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! How are the temps on your beautiful system?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What RGB leds are you using? I have the same motherboard and the Phanteks leds didn't work for me.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

they come with the case i think mate

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, they come with the case. The top one is built in, the second comes as a magnetic/skicky strip with anextension cord and can be placed anywhere, although it doesn’t really fit anywhere else in the case.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Haven't seen a use of the H400i before and this was a great build in that case!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

How was the installation of that Wraith Spire cooler? I've been reading that it can be a pain, but I'm seriously thinking about getting one because all the other air coolers look ugly to me.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh, I thought installation was pretty painless. Maybe in a smaller case it would be tricky, but I wouldn't let that put you off. You can do it!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up going with the Kraken: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/mfxG3C