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When life gives you lemons, make blue lemonade.

by BlueSpeed

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46 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 6, 2014

Date Built

Aug. 2, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.01GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.0GHz

Description

After lightning damaged my old computer I built this as a replacement. I had to use an old PSU as the one I chose was too big for the case. I also picked up a quality UPS to protect from future electrical issues. Later switched out for a smaller and more reliable PSU.

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QuantumEssence 1 Build 64 points 40 months ago

When life gives you lemons, make blue lemonaid.

Noo, that isn't what you should do. When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!

Good ol' Cave Johnson

skemble 24 Builds 7 points 40 months ago

Go home Cody, you're drunk... ;)

QuantumEssence 1 Build 4 points 40 months ago

Nahhhhhhh :P

QuantumEssence 1 Build 5 points 40 months ago

Back to topic though, I do like the color scheme, more of a blue raspberry if you ask me :P

+1

vikingXcore 4 Builds 11 points 40 months ago

All these spheres are made of asbestos, by the way. Keeps out the rats. Let us know if you feel a shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough, or your heart stopping. Because that's not part of the test. That's asbestos. Good news is, the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show a median latency of forty-four point six years, so if you're thirty or older, you're laughing. Worst case scenario, you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into a calculator, it makes a happy face.

-Cave Johnson

Probably my favorite game in the world, definitely favorite 1st person POV hands down

Flobengogen 1 Build 3 points 40 months ago

dont forget wheatley with the fatty fatty no parent

coolflame57 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

overreacting

QuantumEssence 1 Build 4 points 40 months ago

That was the epitome of overreacting.

coolflame57 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

no, really? I would never have guessed.

coolflame57 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

I don't mean that in a mean way.

QuantumEssence 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Good thing I told you :D

I figured :P

bytesize 2 points 39 months ago

Yes. Just Yes. Great Build by the way :D

gunit1111 3 Builds 2 points 38 months ago

Portal 2 reference - love it! :lol:

Geode1010 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

24 months later, an I finally understand this joke

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JMacDPD 1 Build 7 points 40 months ago

I'm loving this blue.

xBajamonsteRx 2 Builds 4 points 40 months ago

+1 Looks good.

ITneto 3 points 40 months ago

My baby blue.... your baby blue :) +1

vikingXcore 4 Builds 3 points 40 months ago

i <3 the blue. so pretty. No clue how good that PSU is though, but great setup! You should get a sexy CPU cooler for aesthetics. my favorite is be quiet! Dark Rock series. mmmmm....

stevenh905 3 points 40 months ago

lemonade

BlueSpeed submitter 1 Build 3 points 40 months ago

<.< You saw nothing. >.>

stevenh905 2 points 40 months ago

thats better

RazerZ 2 Builds 3 points 40 months ago

Nice case.

skylerman5610 3 Builds 3 points 40 months ago

That spaghetti is making me hungry :P

blakceffect 3 points 40 months ago

YAAAAS, HANDS UP!!! BLUE!!

Songster 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Man, I gave you a +1 for that NAME alone! lol

Seriously though...good job man!:)

elan2468 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

shouldve gotten the vaporx gpu fits the theme

BlueSpeed submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

The vapor-X, while would fit the theme perfectly, is just a little to big for this case, by 5mm.

Sparkiie 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

This Build seems to be more concentrated on looks than power if I see right? Instead of going for the i5-4690, u could have gone for an i5-4690k which opens up overclock possibility for the same price. And I wouldve maybe picked a z-97 or 87 mobo in combination. Thats just for more power without losing the ability to keep up your color theme. Also choosing the Vapor-X Version of the 290 or maybe 290X, if you'd have some more budget. And here again I would've gone for a GTX 780 iChill Herculez for a little more, you would save alot of power for this overclocked GTX 780 which would surely give you a great gpu power boost and would fit your color theme.

BlueSpeed submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

I tried to balance budget and power with this build. As most of the parts would be hidden behind the case I did not bother to theme it. The choice of a non k card and 16gb of memory was to get the vt-d extensions for running VM's. As for

mrd 2 points 39 months ago

Actually, ark.intel.com lists both devil canyon (i5-4690K and i7-4790K) CPUs as having the vt-d instruction.

LordOfTots 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

That cards not Blue 0/10!!

(just kidding great build :D)

IrshaadH 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

I love this build, but the Sapphire Vapor-X would've matched so well compared to the MSI Twin Frozr. Anyways, still gets my +1

BlueSpeed submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

The vapor-X, while would fit the theme perfectly, is just a little to big for this case, by 5mm.

IrshaadH 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Wow, it's that big eh? Ah well, you've got a beauty right there anyway, enjoy!

bradenfontaine 12 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

F%#%ing awesome build

lemonademolotovz 2 points 38 months ago

if only you got a blue gpu

Cramsn 2 points 37 months ago

Brilliant name! Nice build too :p

KawaiiSailorKitty 2 points 37 months ago

How's the r9 290 working for you? I've been considering this and the MSI GTX 770, and I can't seem to decide. I prefer NVIDIA,since I've had so many problems with AMD,but I want 4 gb of Vram, just for the heck of it and I might be playing Vram hungry Fallout mods ;3

cborch1230 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

I actually heavily considered both those cards in my build as well. I went with the same exact card as he did. I LOVE my R9 290 It kicks *** as a GPU :)

KawaiiSailorKitty 2 points 37 months ago

I kinda just want to go with the GTX since it has PhysX, and I've had some serious problems with AMD cards, but Im still not 100% sure

cborch1230 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Like I said no issues thus far. Honestly I have never been a fan of AMD up until now I always preferred NVidia but I'm enjoying the switch

KawaiiSailorKitty 2 points 37 months ago

That's good to hear. The problems I ran into was that my AMD Graphics Card burned out after about 2 months of medium use. I also had a AMD processor fail on me with my previous computer. Im currently on a Core 2 duo E9400, Nvidia GT 320 1GB, 8gb of DDR2 RAM, and a 300w PSU, so this will be a great upgrade :D

kevin.cao4 2 points 35 months ago

What psu do you use? I'm using the same gpu and cpu as you but its either my 550w psu thats failing me or the gpu is just dead.

BlueSpeed submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

I was using an old psu but recently replaced with a Silverstone Tek Strider 550w 80+ Gold. The small case makes finding a compatible psu difficult.

JusticeKnight 2 points 35 months ago

Paint the red details in the R9 290 and it will be perfect ;)