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The most horrendous builds you've seen?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Wondering if anyone else has seen a build that sends a tingle down their spine. Something like these:

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The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, imreloadin said:

ib4 we find out that all 3 systems that OP listed actually belong to them xD

Haha, honestly I don't mind the one with the figures, if it weren't some proprietary system that looks like it's ripped out of a Dell (unless I'm wrong, but that PSU and those cables just scream Optiplex or something similar to me).

They'd most likely float in mineral oil though


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Found some more.

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The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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3 minutes ago, Philostic said:

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that suspended one is giving me anxiety, i feel like the fans would blow it in circles or something 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

They have it secured at four corners. Looks solid to me ?


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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Posted · Original PosterOP

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The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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On 11/24/2018 at 3:03 AM, Philostic said:

Wondering if anyone else has seen a build that sends a tingle down their spine. Something like these:

shittypcbuild_2.jpg

shittypcbuild_3.jpg

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That fish tank one looks a different way keeping the CPU cool, using the fish tank as a reservoir, and a pump to suck the water through the CPU then return back to the fish tank, also having lights on in the PC fish tank will build up algae, the other picture you got a bunch of elves working for you, where did you ever find elves that are willing to work in the PC industry, dont forget to offer a bowl of cream.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 11/28/2018 at 10:30 PM, James Aplin said:

That fish tank one looks a different way keeping the CPU cool, using the fish tank as a reservoir, and a pump to suck the water through the CPU then return back to the fish tank, also having lights on in the PC fish tank will build up algae, the other picture you got a bunch of elves working for you, where did you ever find elves that are willing to work in the PC industry, dont forget to offer a bowl of cream.

Those elves are going to melt to death. Or possibly just get really gross with mineral oil.


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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Well done, i wonder about that algae problem, if there is a additive you could mix into the water to prevent algae, i wonder if a cyrogenic air liquifier could be used instead of water, need a cyrocooler to produce, the same volume of liquidfied air equal of that of water, another thing i wouldn't stick my hands in that water electricity and water, occupational health and safety.

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TBH these types of builds are not what i would call bad...rather..creative.

 

IMO the bad ones are those that were legitmatly built like a normal computer, but just ended up being terrible. Like for example Walmarts prebuilds. They are suposed to be proper high end systems, yet they have crap motherboards, crap PSU, and assemble poorly.


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13 minutes ago, SolarNova said:

TBH these types of builds are not what i would call bad...rather..creative.

 

IMO the bad ones are those that were legitmatly built like a normal computer, but just ended up being terrible. Like for example Walmarts prebuilds. They are suposed to be proper high end systems, yet they have crap motherboards, crap PSU, and assemble poorly.

On the walmart PC argument.... The motherboard being crap isn't an issue for a non K sku that will never be overclocked... of course they could have done better, but it isn't going to make a noticeable difference either way. The Crappy PSU is of concern, but this is for a computer with support and warranty... so it is concerning, but in the event it does fail they have a recourse. When it comes to assembly having the gpu unplugged is annoying, but I doubt that is something that happens a lot... I know 2 reviewers had the problem, but that is more likely a fluke.

 

Now the one thing I do think is problematic for those machines is that the fans in the front are air starved and not very effective. So this causes temps to be higher than they should which can lead to throttling in cases where that shouldn't happen.

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horrendous
 
adjective
 
extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible
 
 
i find nothing here extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible
 
funny yes.....
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On 11/28/2018 at 9:30 PM, James Aplin said:

That fish tank one looks a different way keeping the CPU cool, using the fish tank as a reservoir, and a pump to suck the water through the CPU then return back to the fish tank, also having lights on in the PC fish tank will build up algae, the other picture you got a bunch of elves working for you, where did you ever find elves that are willing to work in the PC industry, dont forget to offer a bowl of cream.

Pretty sure the fish tank one is just a mineral oil PC. ;) 

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