A workstation to illustrate what the build looks like off the bat, because this 60hz monitor really doesn't do the build justice. This picture was taken before I put in the Cryorig M9.
May Ryzen deliver us from stagnation in the CPU market. Amen.
I turned the metal that used to be where the window now is on the panel into a little custom PSU shroud, as seen in this here glamour shot.
Same shot, no flash. That blue LED strip is pretty damn strong, but I like it.
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.