Green Machine?

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Clayton Ranville
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Green Machine?

So after helping my son build his computer 4 months ago I got the bug to build my own. It had been at least 10 year since I have built a PC so I took my time picking the parts. At some point and I don't know why I decided to go RGB. This PC is going to carry me till at least 2020.

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 running stable at 4.2GHz.

Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon very amazing mother board I was going to go with a B450 but I liked buildzoid's VRM review of this product for overclocking.

CPU Cooler: So after I decided to go RGB and knew I wanted to use an AIO I found the ML240R RGB and it seems to be doing a good job it only gets to 75 Celsius in Aida64 after 3 hours CPU at 4.2GHz.

Memory: Trident Z RGB, again RGB and controllable via the motherboard. As a nice surprise I got it to run at 3400MHz stable with 1.39 voltage at cas 16.

Storage: Nothing fancy but I started with just a base SX8200 480GB but after installing 4 games I was quickly running out of room. I went out bought the 2TB Barracuda and as I bought a X470 I got StoreMI for free and used it to accelerate my HDD.

Video Card: I went originally with a RX580 4GB but felt like I was settling and I didn't think I would be able to look at my PC and not think what if. So last weekend I went out and bought a EVGA GTX 1070 ti FTW Ultra Silent (RX580 went to my sons build as he was only running 2400G IGP).

Case: I didn't end up having a lot of choice on this as I originally had picked the Corsair Spec 06 but after the power button kept shorting out and for unknown reasons kept giving me a CPU post code error, so I had to move to the Crystal 460X RGB. After I was done building this system I have fallen in love with this case. I ended up paying $159.99.

Power Supply: EVGA BQ 600W 80+ Bronze wanted to go full modular but for the price of what I got this at I was okay with semi-modular.

I know I could have went cheaper with the motherboard, RAM, and Cooler even the case for that matter. I've looked at all the build guides and definitely took them into consideration, but In the end I love the way it looks I love the way I have control of the lighting and overclocking is amazing for CPU and RAM. For me that is just as important as as FPS in games, oh BTW FPS is more than amazing as well.
Color(s): Black Green
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Comics
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build


This build participated in 2 contests.


$ 150.00
AMD - Ryzen 5 (2600)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
$ 288.80
MSI - Gaming Pro Carbon
Chipset: X470
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
$ 79.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
$ 699.00
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1070 Ti
$ 120.01
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 480 GB
$ 64.36
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000DM006)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
$ 40.30
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
$ 749.76
Corsair - Crystal 460X
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
$ 147.83
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: ModFlex
Color: Green
$ 50.00
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