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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.

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Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 6 points

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.

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

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'.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

When did they make that not serviceable?

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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...

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

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?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright, thanks man!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice build :D

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Just added some more images of it.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Squid Girl is such an underrated anime!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/sBNNnQ

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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).

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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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