Description

Bob

The very name shakes with pure Simplicity, and perplexes with sheer Complexity.
Such a powerful name... and such a powerful build.

Nothing much needs to be said about this build. A picture shows a thousand words, but only through the most meaningful words can a picture be depicted.
Thus, I bring you the only explanation of Bob that I possibly can:
A limerick.

Bob, by cheezmeister

I once did have a laptop, 'twas so old,
That not for $10 it would have sold.
So I got myself some money,
And in summer, hot and sunny,
I created a PC worth more than gold.

Right prior to my PC building day,
I had not a thousand bucks at bay.
So Raven Ridge I went,
And off at once I sent,
To Memory Express's opening hey.

I bought a whole garage of PC parts,
"From there," I thought to myself, "the fun starts."
And right, of course, I was,
The reasoning because,
I could at last be popping Bloons with darts.

I waited months and months to build my PC,
But, I tell you, the process wasn't easy.
It took a lot of strife,
A screwdriver, a knife,
But the end result must make your stomach queasy.

The added RGB strips ('twere a gift)
Really add contrast, they my build uplift.
However, the real sight
Is not found in dancing light
But in the GPU lies the real nift.

Now I must thank you for viewing my build,
And by now if your spine has not been chilled,
Then analyze the pics,
Sift your eyes through the thicks
Of PC, and your desire will be fulfilled.

Clocks:
CPU- 3.5GHz@(iirc)1.25V
GPU- 1343MHz (1835 memory) @stock
RAM- 3333MHz@stock

Part Reviews

CPU

Unexpected performance as a CPU, plus the iGPU is okay for most games at 1080p. Definitely viable if you intend to buy a GPU in future for games, and a great deal for casual esports or office work. I was able to get 4.1 GHz out of the CPU and 1550 MHz in the iGPU, but I have dropped the clocks in favour of undervolting.

CPU Cooler

Looks bad, I don't like the light, cheaply made, bad stock fan, thin radiator, not significantly better than my AMD stock cooler but that's OK, you get what you pay for. A cheap part that I was going to mod and didn't care if I was going to break it: great deal.

Motherboard

Seems to work fine out of the box. I like the MSI BIOS, though it's a bit slow to boot, it looks nice and is easy to navigate, would switch to Coreboot if I could though. I try to update the BIOS 3 times, bricks the motherboard every time. I re-flash to the old BIOS, it works. If MSI wasn't shipping broken BIOSes, I would rate this highly, but I don't see how I am going to upgrade my CPU without BIOS updates.

Memory

Looks great. Doesn't overclock well (3333 MHz max at stock voltage/timings) but it is decent for the price. I overpaid for it (115 CAD) but it's a lot more reasonable now.

Storage

Write is a little slow but I got a good deal so it's fine

Storage

Gets REALLY hot (60C idle sometimes) but it's fast, amazing random speeds, overall worth the money. Slows down a lot when it is full due to the lack of cache, I have to leave 10GB free all the time.

Video Card

Totally worth the money, was dirt cheap on eBay (140 CAD) so I bought it for my freesync display and it performs well no matter what I put it to. Only gripe is the RGB is absolutely trash.

Case

For the price, it's okay, front acrylic panel scratches a lot, installing lights is really awkward, cable management is good though. Less airflow than is ideal, I was told to go with a Phanteks P300s and in retrospect that is a better case, I recommend that over this.

Power Supply

I don't know what all the fire-starting stigma is about, this is a PSU and it looks nice and stays quiet.

Case Fan

These contribute nothing to my airflow

Monitor

Great deal, highly responsive and amazing contrast.

Keyboard

A nice introduction to mechanical keyboards for a beginner like myself.

Mouse

Flick shots 10/10 and really small claw grip mouse

Custom

They look amazing but the cable combs are clear

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice poem and build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks! My poem and build were worth your time,
And such it's only right to answer rhyme.
So right at once I type
A reply without gripe
To your quite helpful comment feedback chime.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

omg, my dad is a former english teacher so he would love this.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Gold.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean and simple, love it!

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

Now this comment I really do enjoy,
As cleanliness is why I built this toy.
I'm glad that someone saw,
And opened up their maw,
Concerning my OCD building ploy.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Black/Red and some sexy violet.

Nice.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice attention to the detail. I hope it will serve you well.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Came for the cleanliness, stayed for the name

+1 amazing

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Great PC and setup. Sure you could have gotten better parts but who cares. You went from a laptop to a desktop and are really creative. +1 for everything.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the cable management on it. Very clean

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks so much! It took 5 or 6 hours total.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's quick. Mine probably took even more than that. It hopefully will be posted today

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build!! I wish mine was as flashy and cool but it’s stuck in an unfinished basement for now. What are the dimensions of the mouse mat that looks like it could be the size for my desk.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! The mousepad is 12" x 36", it's a cheap Vipamz one from Amazon.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Dr. Seuss built a PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Incredible poem and build. What an odd, yet interesting combo!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice build and poem. I'd say feature worthy.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

if i know you in person does it mean i can insult you without getting downvoted

jk ily great build

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build, and I love the Limerick. It's great to see a fellow Canadian and cheese lover (yes, I actually read profiles.) I haven't tried Baluchon, may have to take a side trip next time I head to Montreal! :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's available here in Vancouver, so I would assume you can get it in most urban centres.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build why a 570 you could go for a 580 or a 1660 for 30 bucks more and got the back plate

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

on eBay I sold i7 SKU
That covered most the cost of this GPU.
The 1660 wasn't out
But this shan't become a bout,
For your feedback anyways I thank you.

also I didn't really want a backplate, it's not really the focus of the build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful poem and awesome build, what’s not to love? +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I saw the feedback on my built PC,
So thus, I said, "This comment I must see."
For thy feedback I thank you.
High on the charts I rank you
For people giving words to folks like me.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

lol this is great

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

"great" indeed I saw my PC was,
"lol" so it would seem, my poem at cause.
And "this is [truly] great,"
Thanks for the feedback m8,
And thanks for optimism, despite the flaws.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool name.

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

Bob

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Bob with a Corn Cob

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It was very beautiful, congratulations on the setup.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Totally not coming back to this build daily to admire how sexy it is

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wow thanks! Let it be an inspiration :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely amazing build and poem! I love it! So clean, and the white LED's look surprisingly good with the red.

I do have a question though, I'm new to aio coolers and am getting the exact same cooler and MBO. Does the pump plug into a usb USB connector or the dedicated pump fan header?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I have it plugged into the pump fan header. There's no USB connector on the cooler.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Does the case come with any fans

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

IIRC It comes with 3 intake fans on the front of the case, which I replaced.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay thank you

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

What all does the case come with?

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Basic stuff (ties, risers) and 3 fans.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

How is the fan quality like? Are they loud?

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

They look good, and they get air from one place to another. They're decent intake fans but I replaced them anyways.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Are they rgb? Do you know what the temp was before you added the new fans?

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

They're red (3pin). I didn't use them in this case but I have used them in other cases, they seem to be good for stock fans. Don't rely on them for high static pressure.