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Great White North

by kiNGng3



Date Published

Jan. 10, 2019

Date Built

Dec. 26, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.257 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz


This is a fairly basic build being used for casual gaming and media browsing. My wife has recently been working from home and has taken over my Core i5 build from a few years back so I wanted to build myself a dedicated rig just for the purposes noted above. It's nothing fancy and I'll likely over clock the CPU slightly just for fun.

My main theme was to build a SFF white and black based PC with tasteful RGB lighting. I was on a tight budget but I still managed to get some great deals during Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. Computer components are much more expensive in Canada! I decided to build a Ryzen 2600 rig based on the overwhelming cost to performance articles and youtube videos. Every component purchased was based on the cost to performance principal. No component purchased is worth bragging about, however the budget and performance parameters were met.

The only thing I might upgrade in the future is a new GPU with a white shroud and maybe add a 5" touch screen in the front SSD slot for fan and temperature monitoring?

The build was fun and I haven't completed a build in a few years outside of small HTPC appliances such as openelec boxes and NAS boxes for media storage. My last full build was the Core i5 with AIO being dual boot as a hackintosh. I think in three years I'll have another build to do as my son will want his own gaming PC and then another one in a few years after that as my youngest son will want one too!

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Incend14ry 4 points 3 months ago

Just name it canada, they're the same thing smh

kiNGng3 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

You know where I live, it's not that north and it's not that white. In fact, it's not white at all.

ZedSamCat 1 point 3 months ago

cmon play with the joke man

kiNGng3 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I'm totally cool with it but if it's named Canada the colour scheme would be red and white

Incend14ry 1 point 3 months ago

is cool

ZedSamCat 1 point 3 months ago

good point

DuoOne 2 points 3 months ago

Everything about this build looks amazing! The cooler, ram, GPU back plate, and those cables. I like how you paired it with a Funko Pop figure.

kiNGng3 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks man. The build revolved around the colour scheme of the Funko Pop!

DuoOne 1 point 3 months ago


j00sr 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

How are you liking that cooler? Does it fit into an AM4 motherboard out of the box? Also that backplate looks great... I hate 'upside down' GPUs... that looks like the best possible way to have fixed it. Amazing build. How's temps?

kiNGng3 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks. The H7 fits stock out of box. The newer ones come with the AM4 backplate included. Temps are great as the CPU has been OC'd to 4.0GHz. Under some load with games like AC: Odyssey the temperatures remain under 60 Celcius.

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

How are the GPU temps?

kiNGng3 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Not sure? Haven't really tracked.