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BACKGROUND: My cousin needed an upgrade from his crap laptop-a PC mostly for school and occasional gaming (Overwatch, League, Warframe). His parents gave me a budget of $500-$600. I asked what color he wanted and went from there. Used Lager11B's Coppertone build as inspiration-thanks dude!

CASE: Learning from my last build-a small, compact pc is the way to go for easy traveling! Case was a breeze to build in with a lower compartment to house all your cords, but cable management is still a must! It only comes with one large intake fan so additional fans are a must for exhaust. Went with 3 be quiet! fans for a nice orange logo. Mobo only have one extra fan head so grab a 4 pin molex to dual 3 pin from ebay to hook up the extra fans to the PSU. The thermaltake logo's kinda meh, so I removed it (held by double sided tape) and replaced it a spray painted konoha logo.

CPU/MOBO: Was kinda scared that I'd receive a Mobo that was incompatible with the G4560, but as long as it says 7th gen on the box it should work without the need to flash the bios. SilenX and Asrock H110M also had nice orangey/copper accents that fit the build. If you want LED lights too, a molex to LED from ebay work just the same as the extra fans.

RAM: Should've paid more attention as the mobo supports 2133 and not 2400..and should've gotten a black color, but oh whales they perform fine without problems so far.

GPU: WINDFORCE? FUUTON: RASENSHURIKANNNN. Ideally should've gotten the 4gb version. For painting, it's pretty easy to take off the shroud cause they're held in with a bunch of screws. I spent a good while wondering where the plug was to connect the GPU to the PSU lol..Plastidip and black sharpie for something one of a kind and personal!

PERIPHERALS: Went with the same monitor I used for my first build. Affordable, large enough with vibrant colors. Keyboard from Amazon for the matchys.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Would definitely need to buy more storage, but SSD now for the quick boots. Probably get a matching mouse, headset in the future for him too. Overall he was pretty happy with the build! It may not be the best performance for the buck, but I think personalization goes a long way :)

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice build. Good price on the 460. Never seen a new one that cheap. Tell your cousin welcome to the GLORIOUS PC GAMING MASTER RACE for me.

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm a sucker for an orange build! +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, that's badass! And under 600$. That's pretty rad.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I really love the color coordination of everything, from the copper heatsink, to the orange keyboard. At first I thought the orange on the gpu was a bit too weak, but seeing it into the build it really matches well.

Also good choice on parts, good job overall, really.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe get a smaller hard drive for an upgrade if more space is needed? 120gb sounds awfully small.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't you have to flash the mobo bios?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Fortunately my MOBO came with the blue sticker stating 7th gen-I did not have to flash bios. I'm assuming if you get the same mobo and it's 6th gen, then you'd have to flash.

  • 27 months ago
  • -1 points

36 CFM? That isn't very powerful

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Is your profile pic actually your face?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh yeah

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll fix it

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