Description

Hello, my name is James I’m 14 and I’m trying to start a business that builds custom computers.

First, why the name? I named this PC “Project snow leopard” because it reminded me of a secrete base covered in snow and ice. The paint I used gave it a rustic look which really completed the theme.

Background: This all began when I was observing closely as my father built his computer quite some time ago. After watching him put each piece together like a puzzle I became captivated in the world of tech. In fact, I became so captivated I thought to myself why not make a business off of it?

Mods: So far, the mods I’ve done are pretty simple, I added placti dip to the motherboard and graphics card to make the PCB white. I really love the metallic/rustic texture the placti dip created. The fans facing inward also have the plasti dip, but they didn’t turn out well, so I decided not to do the backside of them, but the rad fan looks better than expected and looks really cool when spinning. I want to hydro dip some of the case plus i want to add some sort of logo on the front.

Thank you for reading and for your time.

Part Reviews

CPU

Good for my needs, but i am worried about the performance because it's much lower compared to other peoples bench scores. So at the moment i'm undecided if it was a good buy.

Motherboard

Great motherboard worth the extra $30 over other boards and looks great in my build after being painted.

Video Card

Great card very fast runs pretty cool, but it should've come with a white backplate.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

noice

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive, and the cable management is great. Don't think I missed that #teampixel sticker!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta represent :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

the temps are ok after dipping the motherboard and back plate like that?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

To my surprise they seem fine and I think the reason is is that the places that actually get hot are already covered with heat sinks (VRMs, and chipset) the rest stays cool just with normal air dispersion. I would not advise painting smaller boards as wouldn't trust the airflow/heat dispersion.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it a lot, nice build and nice parts. +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I tried and I think it turned out great.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. That paint directly on the PCBs looks great. Also the fans look good in the pictures. Quality, clean looking build.

Good job and thumbs up!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for the kind words.