EDIT : Thanks PPP for the feature! I'm so glad you guys like it!
Obvious reference to the Game of Thrones: it's entirely white and with 6 fans, quite cold.
I sold my old chap https://pcpartpicker.com/b/wtr6Mp and built this new frosty PC with part of the money. I'm using it for video/photo editing, computer music, desktop stuff and a little gaming.
I did a bit of 'modding' :
- Added a passive-cooling GPU backplate. Mainly because the PCB of this card is black and I wanted to go with the scheme, but also I wanted a backplate that could help keeping the temps a bit lower. I tested in game before and after installing it : an average of 3°C less (on some tasks it was 56°C before and 53°C after)
- I spray-painted the glass frame because it was originally black. Had a hard first time with this and it has a few minor scratches, maybe because I put too much paint... Overall, from afar it looks good. You can see the flaws when looking at it closer.
- Also spray-painted the black PCI brackets.
- I bought a white Posca pen because after a lot of times trying various things, I thought it would be the solution to paint the cable passes. Unfortunately, it gave me a good result right away but when it had dried and I tried to put it back in the case, everything crumbled. So I gave up and removed those 3 rubber pieces.
I think I got this PC a bit cheaper than expected : if you want to know more about it, go check the part list description https://pcpartpicker.com/user/hazyhope/saved/RTW2RB
Also the part list might seem crazy at the end with all the masking tape costs and stuff but the total is what the PC REALLY cost me. Otherwise,
- Main components = 1171.97€
- Software = 40.24€
- Nice-to-haves (GPU backplate + rubber spacers) = 53.93€
- Aesthetics = 106.80€
TOTAL = 1372.94€
EDIT june '19 :
- Swapped Samsung 860 EVO 256 GB for Crucial MX500 500GB.
- Swapped Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 for the same kit with the same color but 32 GB and 3200 MHz.
- I first bought Windows 7 Home Premium for 9.90€ but I had to buy another key (W7 Pro) to use the 32 gigs of RAM fully... Fortunately it was even cheaper than the first key.