Description

Update: Used to be "Fire and Ice". Now "Steve the Computer"

I'm constantly wanting to do something with a computer. If I'm not tearing one down or out browsing for deals on new parts, I need to build. This was a quick build I made with the intention to sell it locally, but as the parts came in from the sellers, things went a bit different than expected.

I intended to build a red accented novice gaming/entertainment rig that could run esport games like LoL, Dota 2, CS:GO, and maybe even Overwatch on high settings 60fps at 1080p, which I succeeded in doing.

Ordering mainly off of Newegg except for the hard drive and PSU due to different sales at the time, I thought things were going well because the great deals I received. The current listed build is what I ORDERED, but I received moderately different parts. First came in a FX-4350, ASRock 970M PRO3, Team Dark 8GB DDR3-1600 Blue, DOA RX460, Corsair Spec-01 Blue, and with the case deal came a Corsair AF120 red. After a good week of returns and replacements, besides the case which apparently was last in stock, I finally got what I ordered and of course made sure they were all operational. The PSU unit I purchased was from Frys and was a Thermaltake 600W Smart PSU which I couldn't find listed on pcpartpicker. I didn't want to spend anymore time having to run around in circles for this build that I left the case and it's fan as is and my first thought was "Fire and Ice" a very lame and uncreative name, but was better than just naming it "Steve the computer" which was my 2nd choice.

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel It could be called "Portal PC"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

GladOS.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I will use this for my next build.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

GladOS you like it. Let me know when you post the custome case with Portal themed. I really will like to see it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I think if the internal color of case was white or light grey it would work better as Portal PC but I will keep this in mind. I'm going to make a custom case soon and may make it either portal gun shaped or portal themed. Always been a fan.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! This actually looks real interesting. I'm more into woodworking myself, but I'm just an amateur. I think working with my brother who is a blacksmith will certainly help create something unique. If it comes to it, I'll probably purchase the ITX case because it certainly looks nice.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

NIce and simple. +1!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got the same PSU, bro haha

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

this is the greatest name in the entire world, I wish I could name things like you could, btw though nice builld

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't originally a fan either until I saw the temperatures and got better performance out of it than I expected to get. I built an older PC for my friend, which I'll be posting here soon, that I originally got a 460 for, but it was DOA just like the first one I received for this build. That was replaced by a 1050TI since we squeezed the extra $50 at the time in the budget. Thinking it was a fluke I opted in for it this build and have to say, I'm certainly pleased with the results I received.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Where are you because out here it's an extra $80 for a RX470 as far as I've found

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Done.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

ok

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not too big of a fan of a dual-core, but I'm going to give that build a try to personally see performance. As the staff member mentioned about that window key price, I myself have purchased one in the past from Kinguin and that was honestly a terrible mistake. The key was deactivated about a month later and now I was out of that money and had to pay out another $90 for an "official" key. Granted, it worked when it did, I just wish I opted for the official first.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

We didn't destroy your life slick. You did. As a matter of fact we were trying to save it for you. We were doing pretty good too. Just had one bad day. One really bad day.

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