Description

First PC build; done in December 2018.

Colours chosen to match my pink/white keyboard.

Parts selected with personal aesthetic preference.

I am quite ill-informed in terms of what parts pair well for a balanced system, and would love to hear what everyone would have done differently. This would give me a better perspective for future builds.

Thank you, PCPartPicker community. I hope you enjoy the photos!

2019-03-12 edit: added white/neon pink GPU backplate from V1tech

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

Beautiful build! Currently looking to build in this case as well with a Pink/White combo. Are those Pink/White/Blue cables custom?

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

Was also wondering about the cables. pink/white/blue is my jam.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Those cables are from Amazon, called "upHere Sleeved Cable". They're not custom but pretty good for my needs

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the cpu cooler so far? is it recommended ?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi, as this is my first custom PC I can't really say how it would compare to others. But I can say that I have not experienced any issue in terms of performance. How much that has to do with the cooler, wouldn't be able to tell ya. On stock 2700x, nothing irregular during gaming/tasking/chroming simultaneously. Hope that somewhat answers your question. Sorry couldn't be more helpful

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That's fine, I appreciate your honesty. I was doing a comparison between Air Cooler or this

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Your part choice is really good. I just feel like you could've saved on the CPU. The R7 2700 is also 8 cores and is also overclockable. Even the r5 2600 is 6 cores, overclockable, and a lot cheaper. So that was just my two cents on what could've been changed.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I really appreciate the input! I was thinking that an R5 2600 should have sufficed. It was a total geek moment where I went, "whoa 8 cores! and why go regular when you can go X?" Totally unnecessary, but hopefully adds a point in future-proofing

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

It does help with future-proofing. I recommend that you stick to your CPU for now. If you later want to upgrade, I would wait for the next generation of Ryzen processors. They are rumored to have the same core count but much faster speeds. But you can always switch to Team Blue you know. There is the i9-9900k with much better performance.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

They actually have more cores too. The ryzen 9 (I dont remember model num) will have 16 cores 32 threads, base speed of 4.3Ghz, and ocs to 5.1Ghz. Lowest cpu is the ryzen 3 with 6 cores 12 threads and ocs to 4Ghz. The new 7 will go up to 5Ghz and have 12 threads.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

damn.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Ikr

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but I wanted to support Team Red since they haven't been too competitive for years :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean build!!! :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad you like it!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

"So, weather's pretty nice, right?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

"No, a storm is coming. Gamer storm."

Did I get that right? Sorry I didn't get the reference

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

That case is so nice for the money as long as you’re water cooling your cpu. Wish I’d seen it before I built mine. Anyway, asthetically awesome and clean build, great performance to $ parts. +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Were you making a white build, as well? Which case did you end with?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Pardon my saying, but I believe you should clean out your build, I think a unicorn may or may not have excreted rainbows into it.

I would say it's a clean build...

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha definitely had unicorns on my mind when I built it

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your keyboard and mouse? I really like them?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Mouse is Logitech MX Master gen. 1 (this colour was discontinued in gen. 2). Keyboard is custom mechanical with parts sourced all over (mix of Gateron switches, generic white TKL housing, Chinese PCB, Taihao keycaps from Massdrop in "cotton candy" colourway, and PrimeCaps Rexy custom Esc key)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome thanks for the info!

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

how is Intel 660p Series so far ?

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Oh, I took the 3200mhz over 3000mhz since it was on sale and not much different in price. Will update with cable management tonight

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Same I got my ram at 3200mhz for 10 bucks cheaper than the 3000 version of the same ram