Arctic Gypsy

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Chase Lyman
Chase R Lyman
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Arctic Gypsy

This is my 1440p gaming PC named Arctic Gypsy. It originally started as a white case FX8350 build cooled by a white AIO liquid cooler, hence where the name came from. I upgraded to the H500P case and went crazy with custom hard line water cooling when I updated to the Ryzen platform and the name just kind of stayed with the system overall.

I had previously modified the H500P case by doing the mesh mod to the front and top panels to allow for more airflow, but I found out that by adding two 360mm PrimoChill radiators that it was brute force cooling the PC just fine so I removed my modifications back to stock in favor of not having to dust out my PC every week. It requires a bit more fan speed now (still not all that noticeable when it comes to noise) but temperatures tend to stay in the 40C range overall. The cooling system is all set to alter fan speeds by monitoring coolant temperature where the PrimoChill D5 CTR pump monitors the CPU temps, staying at about 30% until 70C.

The Vega 64 wasn't my inital choice for a GPU, but I got it at a steal of a price last minute, so I couldn't pass it up. Overall, this combo with the Ryzen 1600X works very well for me on my 1440p 144hz monitor.

I do have a few upgrades planned in the future. Namely I want to swap the case for the Phanteks P600S Anthracite and swap out the CPU for one of the new Ryzen chips coming out later this year, 8 core minimum depending on prices.
Color(s): Black Blue Gray Green Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 2 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 140.00
AMD - Ryzen 5 (1600X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 298.86
ASUS - ROG Crosshair VI Hero
Chipset: X370
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 189.99
Corsair - Dominator Platinum (3200MHz) (Grey)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 249.99
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: Vega 64
Storage
$ 87.95
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 94.37
Seagate - Barracuda (ST3000DM008)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 3 TB
PSU
$ 145.06
EVGA - SuperNOVA 650 G3
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 210.57
Cooler Master - H500P Mesh (Grey)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 44.99
Case Fan
$ 44.99
Case Fan
$ 44.99
Case Fan
$ 32.31
Corsair - ML120 Premium 2-pack
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 32.31
Corsair - ML120 Premium 2-pack
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
EKWB - CPU Blocks (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FC Radeon Vega
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
Primochill - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Primochill - Pump
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Primochill - Radiators
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Primochill - Tubing
Type: Custom Loop
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