Arctic Blue (dismantled)

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TribalSkyGod
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Toronto, Canada
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Most Recent Build

Arctic Blue (dismantled)

I had been trying to sell off the GTX 1070 and the Rosewill case on the used market for a while when the itch arrived. The itch to build. This also presented a perfect opportunity to experiment with case modding, as the Rosewill case had no window to show off the beautiful hardware that would eventually be in it.

Being unable to find a case window being sold individually that could guarantee compatibility with this case (Rosewill themselves were no help), I went on an adventure to purchase a dremel, clamps, plexiglass, etc. to make it myself. While at home depot, I decided that if I'm going to mod the case I might as well spray it with some arctic camo too, because why not.

Over the course of the next week or so, I got myself behind on my coursework as all of my attention and free time went into building or planning this baby. Totally worth it, turned out beast if I do say so myself, even if not perfect. Much learning was done, and next time I will do even better. Not sure when that will be because I'm poor though.

Parts were selected to balance the performance around the 1070 with cost, because this was always going to go straight to the market. The Ryzen certainly delivered on benchmarks though, hella value for CA$209.

Additional mods: custom RGB RAM heat spreader (not controllable -- still trying to find a way to make it only cycle between levels of blue), vertical GPU brace, sleeved cable extensions, blue RGB strip.
Color(s): Black Blue White
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Color
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 82.00
AMD - Ryzen 5 (2600)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
MSI - B350 Krait Gaming
Chipset: B350
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 202.30
Patriot - Viper Elite (2666MHz)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Memory
$ 202.30
Patriot - Viper Elite (2666MHz)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 141.70
MSI - Armor
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1070
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 49.99
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
PSU
$ 103.23
EVGA - 750 BQ
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 75.00
Rosewill - Challenger
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Cooling
$ 45.55
Cryorig - CRYORIG M9i
Type: Air Cooler
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