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Beforehand, pls exuse the mild image quality. Most were taken with cellphone and low light. And pricing isnt completley right either.There where a couple of parts i either coulnd find or just didnt add. Lets just say about 1000ish euros. ( Yes i live in europe)

Hey PPP community,

this is my official build of my own. I say that bacause the last PC i build was with my dad nearly 6 years ago starring an AMD PHENOM X4 3.2 GHz with a XFX Radeon HD 5750. It was my pride and joy at the time, called "Blue Dragon"

It lastet for quite a while for my gaming needs (for example it played Alien Isolation pretty decently). But as time went on the PC became more and more unstable with random blue screens and what not, so i decided to start from scratch and only taking the harddrives from that build.

Since then i have been saving up money and steadly upgrading my parts.

About 2 years later, I have this beast of a machine compared to what i had before. And im loving it.

Its name now is "Hollow Cinder".

The Build before was, as old computers tend to be, loud as a Jet. Fans with coil wind, loud powersupply fan, stock AMD cooler can. So one of the most importand things i wanted for the next one was silence.

With a couple of beQuiet fans and Cryorig Silent fans and nearly achieved my goal. The only thing that is noteably audible are the HDD's. There both pretty old. I think they have been in use for over 6 years. I plan to get a newer one soon. But i just dont want to go through the hasstle of copying everything again so ill be patient.

Next up was i wanted to look at the beauty of my new computer and ive always liked B&W Color scemes. But i always felt like that the B&W Colored on PPP werent truly black and white. I mean it seemed like most parts were either or but ,not totaly B&W. So i set out to make that happen. Case black and parts as white as possible. ( Exept the CPU cooler i just love cryorig that much) But in because of compatibility issues and faulty hardware i had to slowly give up that idea and go with whats best. Meaning my B350 TOMAHAWK Arctic was faulty and the price was low for the x370 so i got that instead. The GPU i was running was from PALIT. Very plane looking card with no backplate and a neutral design. I really wanted a backplate and better cooling. The white ASUS Card would have been my choice if it had a backplate and cooling, as i researched woulnd have been improved by much. And so the MSI card was chosen. Do you now understand the title?

I also fell in love with sleeved cables and clean cable managment and interior. I think i made that happen. I also did i tiny bit of case modding. By that i mean i put the SSD up front instead of hiding it in the back. With the help of some adhesive it proudly sits in my view.

Im not so sure about OC'ing yet but i guess since i have a ryzen chip i will. ( at some point)

Dont get me wrong she is still a beauty. Red accencts snuck themselves in but honestly is still looks preety good. Plays everything at the settings that i like, stays cool and runs quiet.

Feel free to ask or comment!

Part Reviews

CPU

Great chip and great value! Havent had any problems so far, and people are saying OC'ing is a bliss with this one.

CPU Cooler

Looks freaking smooth and cools very well. Barley audible.

Motherboard

Should have gone with the carbon version but only because of aesthetics. Performance wise it does very well!

Storage

Does what an SSD does. I came from a 6 year old HDD and having this is just a dream!

Video Card

AWSOME CARD! Lokks and feels very well and havent had any problems running anything. Barley sags( it is kind of heavy) and runs very cool. Perfect for 1080p gaming.

Case

Good and smooth looking case. I only wish i had a GPU power cable cutout.

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow, so much like my build! +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! P400 and black and white an red accents are indeed very common.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

About the "supposed to be black and white", you could have got the Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card which is white. This is also cheaper. But I know that the MSI card runs at lower temperatures than the ASUS so fair enough. You could have gotten a very nice white motherboard that's priced around the same as yours, the MSI AMD B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC. [STAFF REMOVED] But I think its a really good build, looks really nice and performs excellently judging from your description.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont quite understand this thread. Could someone enlighten me?

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

You're not the first person to believe he's right, but I can assure you that he's 100% wrong regarding the keys' legitimacy. I won't speculate on his motivations or reasons to say otherwise, but he is definitely wrong.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's that cheap from a retailer, it's not legit. Ever. Reviews are not about legitimacy of the product.

The "by Microsoft Software" is simply the manufacturer of the product, not the seller.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there!

I originaly intented to get the ASUS 1060 but i was so obssesed with cool temps i got the MSI Card. Hence the title. The Palit 1060 that i had before was just to warm for my taste. Surely it was within the saftey parameters of the card, at load maxing out at 75 or 76c. But i knew it could be cooler so i had to decide...

Also the ASUS Dual doenst have a backplate.. sure i could have orderd one but it would have added extra cost.

If i ever feel brave enough i will try to paint the MSI card white sometime.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Is the only storage you have a 120 gb ssd? No hard drive?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi!

No i have two HDD's, 1 TB and 500Gb, running in the drive cage below. Either i failed to mention it or didnt find the time to take pics from the back.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, cables look real good! For a future upgrade I'd recommend Water Cooled? I started with the Hyper212 Evo an went to 3 x 120mm fans idling round 700RPM... :) If you think it could be more silent, not sure how the H7 sounds but WC does make it much more quieter I've found, even a single or dual fan. Cant beat <$30 though. + :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Thank you so much!

The next step for me would be an AIO. Im just too nervous about it at the moment. Custom is a step to far, moneywise. The H7 is really really quiet but the only thing that is noticable are my harddrives. I plan to get newer ones that may reduce the humming.

But yeah eventually ill go down that road of WC! :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it. If you used an AIO water cooler and swap out the light in that case to a pure bright white I think you would get your black and white theme and it would look awesome. +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Are certainly ideas on my list! Thanks! :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly a pretty cool build! I like white and red accented LEDs to. I'm sporting it on my pc right now. If you do have somewhat of an urge to turn-off those red accents just for experimenting, I'm not assuming you don't know, but you can using the MSI Gaming app and for your video card MSI's Mystic lighting app. Cheers!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

What cables are those?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Phanteks White sleeved Cables.

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