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[Build Logs] Project Aqua

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys so starting today, i'll be planning and building a desk computer setup (desk, case, etc.) with my friend. Since we have a tight budget the focus will be a cheap build that works perfectly and looks great. The desk will be 5 feet by 3 feet and the actual computer will contain water cooling, contain LED's, and other goods.  We will be posting pictures whenever we can!

 

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CURRENT STAGE: Desk built, waiting for the final parts to come!

CURRENT PRICE: ~$275

 

SPECS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Processor: Intel Pentium G3258 DUAL CORE

Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 750

Memory: A - Data Technology 8GB (2x4GB)

Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 (MS-7817)

Storage: Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000DM003)

Power Supply: T.B.A

Monitors:

- Samsung SyncMaster (Secondary)

- Acer H236HL

Keyboard: AZZA Redragon S101 Vajra

Mouse: ZhiZhu® ET Thunderbird 11 Tasten Wired Gaming Mouse

Operation System: Windows 10

 

 

If you would like to make this project look cooler and boost the performance, click this link (we'd be eternally grateful): link

 

UPDATES:

Update #1

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I don't know about prices in the US, but here in Brazil a R9 380 isn't much more expensive than a GTX 750. 


Mah rig:

CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 with its stock Wraith Spire RGB cooler

GPU: Gigabyte Mini ITX GTX 1070 OC Edition

MOBO: Gigabyte AB350M-D3H motherboard

Storage:

  • 1x 120GB Samsung SSD(Windows + some programs)
  • 1x 1TB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda HDD(Windows storage)
  • 1x 160GB Samsung HDD(Archlinux)

Case: Orange Cougar Challenger

PSU: PCYes! Electro 600W

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7 minutes ago, chek mix said:

Hey guys so starting today, i'll be planning and building a desk computer (inspired by the l3pd3sk) with my friend. Since we're only in high school the focus will be a cheap build that works perfectly and looks great. Message me at mpenate0@gmail.com or hiimsoos@gmail.com for any questions/concerns/ideas or just shoot us a message on this post directly! For now sit back and enjoy the process, we will be posting picture updates whenever we get to.

 

SPECS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Processor: Intel Pentium G3258 DUAL CORE

Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 750

Memory: A - Data Technology 8GB (2x4GB)

Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 (MS-7817)

Storage: Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000DM003)

Power Supply: T.B.A

Monitors:

- Samsung SyncMaster (Secondary)

- Acer H236HL

Keyboard: AZZA Redragon S101 Vajra

Mouse: ZhiZhu® ET Thunderbird 11 Tasten Wired Gaming Mouse

Operation System: Windows 10

You should add an SSD. They're cheap, you should be able to work one into your budget.


ASU

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Yeah, an SSD even if just for Windows will improve speed A LOT. 


Mah rig:

CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 with its stock Wraith Spire RGB cooler

GPU: Gigabyte Mini ITX GTX 1070 OC Edition

MOBO: Gigabyte AB350M-D3H motherboard

Storage:

  • 1x 120GB Samsung SSD(Windows + some programs)
  • 1x 1TB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda HDD(Windows storage)
  • 1x 160GB Samsung HDD(Archlinux)

Case: Orange Cougar Challenger

PSU: PCYes! Electro 600W

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@jpgrandi sadly the computer was prebuilt and i had no choice for what I could and couldn't get, trust me if I was able to build my own custom computer it would be way better!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Hackentosher Sadly an SSD is too much for my budget, as it stands the full project is going to cost roughly ~$257 and even that is pushing the limit. As a junior in high school I don't have that much money so i'm sticking to the bare bones for this one.

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1 minute ago, chek mix said:

@Hackentosher Sadly an SSD is too much for my budget, as it stands the full project is going to cost roughly ~$257 and even that is pushing the limit. As a junior in high school I don't have that much money so i'm sticking to the bare bones for this one.

I'm sure you could find $40 somewhere.


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Damn a Pentium G3258 in a full system loop will overclock like a dream :) 

 

23 minutes ago, Hackentosher said:

I'm sure you could find $40 somewhere.

Ikr, you could find some bills lying around somewhere over the course of a few days. You just have to be LOOKing for them and you can actually find money pretty easily

 


MSI GE72 Apache Pro-242 - (5700HQ : 970M : 16gb RAM : 17.3" : Win10 : 1TB HDD : Razer Anansi : Some mouse) - hooked up to a 34UM58-P (WFHD) in dual screen

 

iPad Air 2 (for school)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Trav_X Yea we're planning to crank that baby up lol.

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Damn a Pentium G3258 in a full system loop will overclock like a dream :) 

 

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wait

 

overclocking on a h81 board? 

 

nuh uh it's gonna go up in smoke 


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  My specs and shit down below.

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Apollo: i5 4670K @ 4.6Ghz, Corsair H100i, MSI Z87I, EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX3, Corsair 250D, 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, SeaSonic 520W PSU. Planned upgrades: 16GB RAM, 480/512GB SSD, new HDD

Sputnik: HP EliteBook 2570p, i5-3360M, 16GB DDR3, 256GB 840 EVO - Running Win10/Sierra dual-boot.  Future upgrades: i7-quad

Comet (home server): Atom D2500, 4GB 1066Mhz RAM, 2 x 320GB HDDs, 350W PSU, HAF-Stacker ITX, dual GbE. Cost me $80. back from the dead (mobo failure) bois

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Main peripherals

- Corsair Strafe RGB MX Reds

- SteelSeries Siberia 650

- SteelSeries QcK+ CS:GO Camo 

- SteelSeries QcK+ Na'Vi Splash (Secondary pad, used for second rig)

- SteelSeries Rival 700

- SteelSeries Rival 300 (Secondary mouse, used for second rig)

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sadly, due to personal problems, the desk case will be scrapped and replaced with a regular case build. :(

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On 4/7/2016 at 0:35 AM, chek mix said:

@Droidbot We plan to start the overclock at 4.0Ghz max and maybe will pick up a new motherboard later on.

can you even OC? idk if you can with H81-series boards. 


If I helped, hit the thumbs up icon below my post and pick it as 'Best Answer'

Resident living meme - I swear a lot; if you don't like it fuck off :^)

  My specs and shit down below.

Spoiler

Apollo: i5 4670K @ 4.6Ghz, Corsair H100i, MSI Z87I, EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX3, Corsair 250D, 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, SeaSonic 520W PSU. Planned upgrades: 16GB RAM, 480/512GB SSD, new HDD

Sputnik: HP EliteBook 2570p, i5-3360M, 16GB DDR3, 256GB 840 EVO - Running Win10/Sierra dual-boot.  Future upgrades: i7-quad

Comet (home server): Atom D2500, 4GB 1066Mhz RAM, 2 x 320GB HDDs, 350W PSU, HAF-Stacker ITX, dual GbE. Cost me $80. back from the dead (mobo failure) bois

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Main peripherals

- Corsair Strafe RGB MX Reds

- SteelSeries Siberia 650

- SteelSeries QcK+ CS:GO Camo 

- SteelSeries QcK+ Na'Vi Splash (Secondary pad, used for second rig)

- SteelSeries Rival 700

- SteelSeries Rival 300 (Secondary mouse, used for second rig)

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys just a quick update, I just ordered the parts I can only get from the internet (water cooling, power/led button, led, coolant, etc.) once I get them all i'll start building etc.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Hey guys sorry for the long wait, the weather has been really bad so that prolonged the painting process. Here's some pictures of some parts we will use in the desk (not hardware). We will try to post pictures of the painted desk soon!

 

PCI Express x16 Riser Extender for our graphics card, the Hue+ for some nice lighting inside the desk, and arcade LED buttons we will use for the power and LED controls

LEDS, ETC.JPG

 

XSPC Raystorm Extreme Universal CPU Watercooling Kit 

WATER COOLING PARTS.JPG

Mayhems Ultra Pure H20 Coolant

WATER FOR WATER COOLING.JPG

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