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I've been a Mac user for the past 8 years and have slowly started to fall out of liking Apple, honestly it was probably around the time of the Apple Watch when I realized that . I realized that I could really use a new computer and decided that I might as well try my hand at building my own PC.
So that's what I ended up doing, I sold my Mac and built this machine. I decided that I wanted to go all out on it (since the machine will be used for so many things like video editing, music production, gaming and game creation) by using parts such as a custom water cooling loop. Originally I was going to paint the case white and blue, but the weather has been so bad lately that I couldn't find a long enough period to actually paint the machine.
The name of the machine comes actually with the help of a friend, who said that the soft tubing and the Mayhems Pastel blue together kinda look like tentacles. I thought to myself then at that point that the machine should be called Squid Girl, based off the anime of the same name.
I still have yet to overclock the CPU (for some reason my motherboard is trying to tell me that my CPU is at 1.776 volts), but I'm going to try to figure out how to fix that as quick as possible and see how far I can push the CPU.
All in all this build is a major upgrade from my Mac, and did make me consider even selling my PS4 (though then I remembered that Persona 5 and The Last Guardian are coming out soon and I know I'll want to play those games)
If you have any questions about the build feel free to ask.