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My lady friend was in serious need of an upgrade....weather she knew it or not.... So I took the liberty of building her this little cube and trying to pass it off as her Christmas present, we'll see how that goes...
It didn't need anything too crazy. Most of the time and a good bit of the cost went into looking pretty(thought this might help sell it as a present) instead of performance. Other than being a facebook power user, the PC isn't going to get much of a workout. So this machine will more than do the job for many many moons to come.
Obviously it's never going to be OC'd and the lack of dedicated GPU make it pretty low power and heat. There's only one 120mm fan in the whole setup, including PSU. Things are staying plenty cool and super quiet.
I painted the originally arctic white case pearl white with some sparkle pink accent, including the rad. Mayhems Gemini Pink Aurora looks awesome and goes pretty well with the sparkly pink paint. I did buy some normal pink fluid as well in case the Aurora gives me any trouble in the future.
The custom sleeved cables came out great. I have a little more cable management to do and I want to sleeve a few more things (USB 3.0, pump/fan, front panel) but waiting on some parts. Looks pretty decent for now though...