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Squid Girl

by OPNORA

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36 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 8, 2016

Date Built

Nov. 4, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.72GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01GHz

Description

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.

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WirelessCables 1 Build 7 points 11 months ago

Hello, fellow Apple product-liker-that doesn't-really-like-their-products-anymore-er! +1 on your work!

The Apple Watch is too thick to be useful, yet in the pursuit of thin / light, the MacBook "Pro" no longer has a single USB A port.So you can't even charge your iPhone with it.

Great job guys, 10/10.

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

Thanks! and don't forget their famous mouse that you can't charge and use at the same time!

WirelessCables 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

Yeah... Um, Apple..... -.-

WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

And....

The Mac Mini is no longer serviceable.


Additionally, for $200 more, you can get the base MacBook "Pro" rather than the base MacBook. Or you could burn $300 and get the "Top-of-the-line" MacBook.

Seriously, Apple? It's sad to have to say that the MacBook Air is now targeted more towards professionals than the MacBook "Pro".

P.S. There are some things Rose Gold doesn't look good on. Just sayin'.

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

When did they make that not serviceable?

Oh and don't forget how mostly everything in the Mac Pro is now not even upgradeable.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

The most recent refresh of the Mac Mini. Before, you could open the black plastic base to upgrade it.


Let's see... I can swap out the RAM... And with a proprietary screwdriver, I can swap out the PCI-E drive!

The new Mac Pro looks unlike any other computer. Because it is unlike any other computer.

That's definitely true... Not in the way Apple meant, though...

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Ahh the same one that made the machine dual core instead of quad core!

I actually used to have a Mac Pro 2013 that I sold for this, and I want to say that it's keyed to be propriety.

DayQuil_Man 2 points 11 months ago

Sweet build +1.

I'm also planning on a similar build with the 6800k and I'm thinking about getting the same EK kit. Just curious what are your current stock temps and if you could also update the post when your OC?

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

At idle the CPU sits at around 29c when Idle and it's 56c under 100% load. I'll make sure to try to remember to update once I OC.

DayQuil_Man 2 points 11 months ago

Alright, thanks man!

Cazza_ 2 points 11 months ago

very nice build :D

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you very much!

Cazza_ 1 point 11 months ago

:)

AnyOtherWay 1 point 11 months ago

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've been around the internet long enough to know where this is going... Wait a moment, that makes no god damn sense, there's no way the PC has actual tentacles

It's a nice build, and me being me I like the name. Haven't seen the anime yet though

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

It would be interesting to see a PC with tentacles, though kinda would be weird at the same time.

Thank you! If you like anime I highly recommend the anime

AnyOtherWay 1 point 11 months ago

It would be interesting to see a PC with tentacles, though kinda would be weird at the same time.

Yeah, quite weird. But hey, unique!

Thank you! If you like anime I highly recommend the anime

So many anime in the world, so little time... Far far FAR to many I need to watch someday.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Please, more pics. I feel very attracted to this, for some reason.

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

I'll make sure to add more ASAP, I have about 100 photos to go through that I took on my proper camera as I built it.

Skanksndanks 1 point 11 months ago

It's that beautiful blue. At least for me.

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Just added some more images of it.

aKj 1 point 11 months ago

How are you liking that graphics card? I just order the same one.

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Really liking it so far, it's super quiet and stays really cool and can easily plow through any game I throw at it. I'm glad that I ended up ordering this over the EVGA FTW.

Killerbm07 1 point 11 months ago

Nice build, Love how it relates to one of my top amines Squid Girl

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks! Squid Girl is such an underrated anime!

jazzdab 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

If there is a better looking motherboard, I haven't seen it. Pairs nicely with the Define S and the white interior accents.

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

I know, when Asrock first announced this motherboard, I knew that I had to have it.

jazzdab 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I built my whole system around it. Not sure I would have even considered a white case otherwise.

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/sBNNnQ

OPNORA submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

I love that build! Seeing that power supply really makes me wish I would have done the original plans of painting the case and use that power supply now knowing that it exists.

jazzdab 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I really wanted the NZXT S340 case but I needed optical bays. Losing the basement in the S340 made me google "white PSU" and there it was. And a Seasonic to boot! I love my mini fridge (as my wife calls it).

OMGriffinz 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Apple sucks you did yourself a favor... +1

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jazzdab 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I always thought of ASRock as a 2nd or 3rd tier brand. But after problems with ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte I have had 5 ASRock motherboards (3 different models) and they have all been the most reliable and compatible boards I have used. So now ASRock is my goto brand.

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