Description

What's this?

Simple. A "good" amount of upgrades to Carbon that's gradually helping it become closer to its final state.

What's Carbon? A system I built with one important feature. Time. You can build a "overkill" system for a small child, but here's the thing. Will they really use all of it's power right away? Probably not. I didn't feel it was necessary to have so much horsepower right at the start. I wish I did but budgets didn't allow it.

I saw it as this. I found out what I wanted to do back then and then I went off of that. Early summertime of 2017, I was only planning to do only a very small amount of video editing and eSports when early 2018 would come around, seeing how my game library wasn't all too big at the time. So I picked out two things before the rest. The chipset and the CPU. X370 so I would not run out of upgrade headroom in the long run, and a decent CPU, (which is still performing spectacularly at the time of writing), that would get me through whatever without a surge of distracting lag. I still have both. In a later major upgrade I might get the CPU replaced however, just not anytime soon. For the motherboard, I won't be needing the advantages or aesthetics of the X470 boards just yet.

I then went to choosing a GPU off of the used market, getting a RX550 @ 2GB of VRAM. It held up fine. Still had no big games to throw at it (at the time) due to money allocation to the PC rather than games. Then RAM, then everything else. Little things that wouldn't matter all too much. The now rather cheesy explanation for those is here: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/kwCbt6 ; enjoy.

As for this build list. She's still getting an upgrade or two here and there, but we are still long ways away from Carbon's final form.

Until then! Yes, I am open to comments and what not. I know I'm not perfect.

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Gorgeous photos - what did you use to take em?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Sony NEX-7 and a "Fotasy N35 35MM F1.7 CCTV Movie Lens" I got for Christmas + Lightroom for editing the RAW files

Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice choice of parts.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice parts! I like the all black look.

I'm wondering if your graphics card temperatures are not too hot. You should be between 60-70 under load. Do you have a custom fan curve? ( I strongly recommend one).

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

I'm going to create one for it soon; I just put the thermal limit just a tad bit higher on the card just out of bored curiosity honestly! I'll probably put it at 65-ish once I get a chance.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the flare you gave to the pictures, to turn that rig into something more than minimalist :3 Good job on picking parts too!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn clean. Get a bigger SSD soon tho

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the goal!

I've been eyeing a 250GB Samsung 970 Evo for awhile now, good chance I'll end up getting that one.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

nVME isn't worth it for consumers ; unless you're doint really heavy video work you don't need it. Get a 500GB 860 Evo / Crucial MX500 instead, or save up a little more and get a 1TB one (this would be my recommendation, I have recently switched to an all-SSD setup and it's amazing)