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Hi all!

I'm back yet again with another "updated" build.

Last summer I've done a build for my daughter (https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/zwRG3C) with a really tight budget (£350 including speakers monitor keyb and mouse) but enough to play her favorite games in High settings HD (720p) and normal browsing and YouTube.

Her current titles are: Trine 1, Trine 2, Trine 3, Minecraft and WildLife Park 2

My daughter always wanted a black/blue themed PC... so it was time to do something about it.

The original build was put apart in pieces and we got some masking tape, two cans of spray paint and, as the only additional part, a set of black braided extensions for the 24Pin a 4Pin ATX cables.

The rest was only time, patience and waiting for the paint to dry :D

Hope you enjoy! and please check the link above to compare what the same hardware can turn into after some modding and some Dad & Daughter fun time together!

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  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

watercooling an apu ... makes sense

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Not a very extreme watercooler, and some APU's have TDP's of 95-105 watts, so actually, an AIO can sometimes make sense for them.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

True story, this APU can get really hot, and the price of this AIO gets cheaper compared with an equivalent air cooler .

Tks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

um , any cheap $20 cooler can probably get the max overclock out of that cpu

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Nothing takes longer then waiting for paint to dry :0 But nothing looks better than a nice paint job.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

True story! :D Tks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Very nice work!

The the metallic blue paint mod looks great and it has a nice contrast to the silver and black case.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Tks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely gorgeous work, you've earned my +1! How did you go about painting the fan?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

i think these fans which he got you can take that blue thingy which he painted , so u take it and you just paint the circle thingy which you put on fan and its pretty easy to pain and put i on , and doesnt really affect the fan either.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I meant the one on the radiator, its got the same shimmery blue as the rest of the set up

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi there, ernius is right, all the Corsair Stock fans are easy to pull out, just pressed gently on the center of the fan and it comes out :) after was a true patience job to cover the fan pin and magnet with masking tape and a nail file to cover only the center and paint the fins :D

Tks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Love that shade of blue. Very nice work, good job!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Tks :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Sincerly, it actually looks GREAT, even if it's a budget build... :O

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

We had lots of fun! Tks :)

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