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yeet will be missed :'(

This system was my first build and sadly is no longer with us. Also let's be honest it was quickly becoming a horribly outdated machine. I built it about 3 1/2 to 4 years ago and god was I overly excited to build it. I still remember when I bought my first case and power supply and could barely comprehend what was happening. I've included some pictures of how the computer's changed over the years and the first few pictures are how it looked before I parted it out.

Update - Couple quick things to note, the last picture is actually a Dell latitude E6400 which was mine before sexy whale. Also there will be 'nother whale and it will be called The Frisky Whale and i might do a custom water looping thingy.

'Nother update - jk it's going to be another budget build. Also no loop too expensive.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

I still remember when I bought my first case and power supply and could barely comprehend what was happening.

When I bought all the parts for my first build I simply couldn't believe it was real. I had revised it so much over so many months and when I actually saw a real graphics card, power supply, motherboard, DDR4 stick, etc., I just couldn't wrap my head around the fact that they were actual real computer parts!

It was such an awesome feeling that my dream had come true lol.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah hell yeah dude. My parents really didn't buy me anything expensive so i saved for like a year, it hurt lol but at least i could stair at my case and power supply, and shortly after a ram stick.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

ikr I would literally spend hours just looking at my graphics card packaging lol

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

I had to throw all that out when i moved a couple years back. I stood there, strait faced, as I teared cardboard with my bare hands. "They are just boxes" I tried to convince myself, but I knew they were so much more. Part of me died that day, I can still hear the sound of cardboard... tearing.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn man, though luck. Especially now that building a PC is more expensive than ever these days.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah man it sucks, im thinking im gonna spend quite a bit on everthing else other then the gpu (since i dont play a lot of games any more anyway) and buy a decent card later. I'm even thinking of maybe a custom loop idk.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds good. Lately its felt as though gaming in general is not as fun and exciting as it used too (at least for me), but that's normal when you're busy.

Good luck on building a custom loop in your system. There's a whole other community in that than just PC building and although I don't know jack about overclocking (nor do I even have anything to benefit from it at the moment) designing and building a custom loop looks really fun.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it sounds like fun and I want to make The Frisky Whale (my next system) special.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

That'd make an interesting bar name

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I pass a pub called Whale and Ale every day on the bus lol

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

watercooled pentium lol

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, the G3258 came unlocked from the factory.

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

doesn't mean it generates much heat

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, people did get decent OCs on the stock cooler, but you can only get so far with it.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I only bought that h60 because it made it easier to work in the case and I got a really good deal on it. My 212 would've probably done the same job cooling.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude hell yeah jk i got a really good deal on it and the 212 evo was pissing me off in such a small case. Besides, water cooling makes your computer go faaaaaasssssssteeeerrrrrrr...

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

no hate, just thought it was interesting

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

oh sorry I replied to you twice

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a system that was much like this one... not water cooled I stuck with the Hyper 212. That and I used an HD 7850 vs. the 260x not much difference there.

Sad to see it go, what are you replacing it with?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Im planning a serious upgrade but the part list has been changing for literally years. I'm thinking a simple custom watercooling loop might happen it depends how much money I can scavenge.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent desk upgrade! That old brown thing made me shudder ;)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

EXCUSE ME jk that thing was trash and it was falling apart, but unfortunately the desk im using isnt the white one because we moved into the house in the first few pictures. Now im just using this wood table thing with a blue cloth on it.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Woot! STWhale build in the house.

Nice. So what's next?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Say what now?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The Frisky Whale.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, it's a custom watercooled system I'm planning. It'll probobly be ryzen 5 so idk if i really need a loop but ive never done one before soooooo yeah.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

F

nice keyboard tho

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's a corsair k70 rgb jk its just a lenovo generic chinese made you get the picture lol

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

She was still pretty despite her age, she will be dearly missed.

+1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Awww thanks :).

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

First off insane cable management! I know I've had my struggles in this mini-midtower chassis. What kind/brand is that aftermarket side panel? I've been looking to replace the side panel for better static pressure throughout the case and love your design. Thanks for the info!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I appreciate it. It's actually just a piece of acrylic that I cut and drilled really crude holes into. I also ghetto tapped threads into the case frame by drilling small holes and then driving pointy thumb screws in using a power drill.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

So when will we see something new from you? As i read it it sounds like you no longer have the build posted here

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah sadly this system was parted out. My next system the frisky whale is coming in the next few weeks. So far the parts are gonna be a temporary ryzen 3 2200g, asus tuf b350m board, 2 samsung 850 250 gigs in raid, cryorig h7, some second hand graphics card, some cable extensions, and a define mini c with some tasteful paint. I'm also probably going to record a video of it being built and link it.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 2200g if you plan on using a discrete graphics card anyway? I mean, a 2400g or a 2600+graphics would make more sense to me

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

im starting with a ryzen 3 chip 'cause it's cheaper, Also integrated graphics can be useful so that's why I'm not getting a 1200 or 1300x. Also right now I have no use for a 6 core, I really don't even need a good video card because I don't play a lot of games any more, mostly gonna be for running ableton.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh hell yeah tell me all about it.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like people underestimate the r3 1200 but it performs similar to a kaby lake i5 or coffee lake i3 when oced, incredible chip. Damn those headphones tho, I've got M40Xs just because they're flat and I want to get into a little electronic music production but I find that they're pretty uncomfortable, yours looks incredibly comfortable. I definitely appreciate those scavenger system as I actually upgrade and sell computers for a bit of profit, I find it really fun.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

So jealous lol. Also, if you can somehow get a couple hundred dollars from somewhere you can resell used computers. All you have to do is make sure you buy a system that has a decent cpu and amount of ram and that every part is completely standard, then buy a gpu and possibly a power supply, reinstall windows and clean it out and you're basically done.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that was the sexy whale's grandpa uuuuuuuhhhhhh... hunky whale (aka the machine i was using before sexy whale)

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

nope but The Frisky Whale is coming. I'm thinking custom loop but idk.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually think'n of a six core part like an i5 8600k or ryzen 1600. I'll probobly go with the 1600 because it's a lot cheaper. I just like the intel platform better because the pins are in the socket and all their chips have integrated graphics which can be helpful, especially since I actually don't play a lot of games anymore and the system will probobly be used mainly for Ableton and possibly light video editing.