Beigebox - Sleeper Build

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Pororeno
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Game Developer, Graphic Designer
Tampere, Finland
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Beigebox - Sleeper Build

I have a thing for retro computers and aesthetics while I also need the newest hardware for my work, so obviously I had to build myself my own custom sleeper pc.

After spending months looking for a suitable case, I came across this large, dull, durable all steel late 90's to mid 00's beige hunk with a dust filter and plenty of sound dampening material covering the insides. Only had to make very slight modifications to fit my new parts in.

To complete the look, I also found a matching optical drive and a floppy drive, bought the legendary IBM Model M keyboard to have it as my main keyboard and a Sony Trinitron CRT monitor (these things seem nearly impossible to find these days), thankfully it was sold close to where I live, topping it off with some shitty 90s speakers. Only thing missing is the era appropriate mouse and some stickers which I'm still hunting after.

Overall I'm happy with the results, it's basically my dream build. Gets plenty of (strange) looks from people while no one suspects it's able to run all the most modern games and software with ease.

Future plans:
Some shitty beige mouse
More powerful GPU
More retro stickers
Floppy sata converter
Color(s): Beige
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Retro
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 157.94
AMD - Ryzen 5 (5600X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 155.00
ASUS - TUF Gaming Plus (B550M)
Chipset: B550
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Micro-ATX
Memory
$ 86.78
Kingston - Fury Beast (32000Mhz) (Black) (2x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 218.00
ASUS - GeForce Phoenix OC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1660 SUPER
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 53.99
Kingston - KC600
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 89.99
Samsung - 980
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 36.88
Western Digital - Blue 7200RPM
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 216.57
ASUS - ROG Strix
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 35.00
Custom - NEC Beige Case (custom)
Case Fan
$ 39.98
NZXT - AER F120 (2x)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 35.00
Alpenfoehn - Ben Nevis Advanced
Type: Air Cooler
Accessories
$ 118.00
Monitor
$ 100.00
Sony - Trinitron
Size: 17 Inch
Panel: LED
Refresh Rate: 85 Hz
Keyboard
$ 349.95
IBM - Model M - 1391401
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 65.99
Logitech - MX Master 2S (Graphite)
Interface: Wireless
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,100.78
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