The Purple Beast

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Aidan Shourds
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The Purple Beast

I started this project with only one goal. The best performance for the best price and a abnormal color scheme. I first started off this build looking for a case and a power supply to base this monster off of. I found an NZXT s340 case on Craigslist for 150 dollars. And I flipped the 1050 the next day for a solid 100 dollars netting my case for 50 dollars in theory. So I went to best buy and got a 600 watt silver rated non modular unit for 30 dollars. Now for all the other parts. I first started off with a ryzen 5 2600 and a MSI b350 Tomahawk Motherboard and two rx 560's I had laying around. I also had a 970 evo as a birthday present. The processor and motherboard I got for Christmas but in true enthusiast passion, I wanted more power. To get that power came at a price. I traded my gaming/school laptop plus 300 dollars for a fully built ryzen 7 2700x system with a Aorus x470 Ultimate gaming motherboard and a vega frontier edition. I traded the Vega immediately for a titan X Maxwell. Ill explain why in a moment. I swapped over all the parts I wanted to my case. And then my buddy built himself my old ryzen 5 2600 system except with the titan. He also took the corsair vengence ram kit that I bought for 48 dollars. But that was because of technical issues and this Patriot RAM came with the 2700x. So not a bad loss. He took my old desktop in turn for his MSI Raider RGB so I could still have my powerful mobile work station. After almost 7 months of working on this build I skimped on GPU performance so I finally got rid of the 2 RX 560's and got a Sapphire Nitro RX 580 for 150 dollars off the Facebook Market. After that I finally got liquid Cooling for the 2700x because that 8 core beast needed it for the work I do. Overall, I am very pleased with this build and the little mods I did like plastidipping the ketchup and mustard PSU cables black ( a Paul's hardware mod ). And the RGB accent lighting from a USB strip. Overall this build was frustrating, fun, and overall a beautiful piece of art. The glass ball in the photo is artistic while serving as a device to stop the GPU sag. And the obelisk looks really good. Overall cost of this build was roughly 800 dollars with everything included. A normal system would of easily cost 1200 USD so I am glad my money saving went a long way. Let me know what you all think of the " Purple Beast ".
Color(s): Purple White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 190.00
AMD - Ryzen 7 (2700X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 249.00
Gigabyte - AORUS Ultra Gaming
Chipset: X470
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 98.66
Patriot - DDR4 Ram Patriot p50416G2400KH
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 199.99
Sapphire - Radeon Nitro+
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 580
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 119.00
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 37.00
Western Digital - WD Blue (Old Model)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
PSU
$ 103.49
EVGA - B1
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
NZXT - S340 White/Purple
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Case Fan
$ 156.95
NZXT - AER 2
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 199.99
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