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Hi there,


This is my first build, but who really cares. It came about when i decided that my laptop was not cutting it; single core, 3GB of RAM, cheap and nasty. The quest for a PC that could fit my budget first began in June 2012, as I said before the laptop wasn't cutting it, so I decided to go for the AMD side as the platform was cheaper and my friend had the same setup so I knew it would work. Thus, it was decided I would buy the FX4100 and asus m5a78l-m/usb3 as a starting point and use a second hand case I got free. Coupled with a CiT "750w" powersupply. Suddenly she was alive and she was named Lauren. She was born without a Graphics card and a case with nice airflow so she was not tested properly until she was old enough to grow a Graphics card and at the start of 2013 she grew an EVGA GTX 660 sc edition.



She was a messy PC and couldn't keep her cables in a bunch.




She was an ugly signet, waiting to flourish into a graceful swan. This great change came about the anniversary of her creation where she underwent a metamorphism. When she emerged from her cocoon she was dramatically changed.




Unlike her previous shell this one provided space for all of her cables!






And thus Lauren was completed until such a time that she needed to change again.

She had a final specification of

  • AMD FX 4100 CPU @ 4.3Ghz
  • Corsair XMS3 RAM 8GB
  • ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3
  • EVGA GTX 660 sc edition
  • Arctic cooling freezer Xtreeme rev.2 CPU cooler
  • Cit "750w" powersupply
  • Seagate 500GB HDD

Thank you if you read her story or just looked at my bad pictures





I tried to do something different with this build log and write a very short, probably bad story. I'm surprised you read this far actually.

An album of all the pictures can be found here.


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aww lauren has grown so much :'(

Cpu: Intel i7 4770k @4.4 Ghz | Case: Corsair 350D | Motherbord: Z87 Gryphon | Ram: dominator platinum 4X4 1866 | Video Card: SLI GTX 980 Ti | Power Supply: Seasonic 1000 platinum | Monitor: ACER XB270HU | Keyboard: RK-9100 | Mouse: R.A.T. 7 | Headset : HD 8 DJ | Watercooled

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very nice first build! cable management is good and from the front it looks very neat.

PC Builder, Engineer... BACON    Project Cobalt: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/38058-project-cobalt-copper-piping-laser-etching-and-more/#entry489258

| NZXT Switch 810 | i5-3570k | gigabyte UD-5H | Corsair Vengeance 8gb ram | GTX 670 | 2x 60gb intel 330 series ssd's in raid 0 | 1tb seagate barracuda hdd | Corsair tx750m | XSPC razor GPU and CPU waterblocks | XSPC d5 vario pump | Thermochill Pa140.3 | phoyba 280mm radiator | Chromed Copper tubing |

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I loved the story.  That's a great first build.  What a difference a case can make.  

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The story was very creative :P Nice build.

MSI R9 290 Gaming | MSI Z77 MPower Big Bang | XFX Pro 750W Black Edition | i7-3770k @ 4.5GHz | Corsair H100i | GSkill Ripjaw 2x8Gb | NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal | OCZ 128 Gb Vertex 4 | Samsung 250Gb 840 EVO | 1&2 Tb Seagate Barracuda | Logitech G510 | Logitech G700 | Logitech G35 | 3 x LG E2442V


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Haha, enjoyed the story. I hope Lauren sticks with you to the end, and let's hope you don't cheat on her. Not a bad build. Should get the job done when it comes to gaming :)

"And yet my mind is screaming, provoked in an icy sweat. It’s pleading and begging for a release, scraping the walls of a padded cell, pounding hopelessly at the floors that won’t even deliver the gift of pain."  - Why I Don't Dream Anymore


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Great to tell a story about your computer, I enjoyed it.

Looks nice and neat well done on your build.

    CPU: 3930k  @ stock                                  RAM: 32GB RipjawsZ @ 2133Mhz       Cooling: Custom Loop
MOBO: AsRock x79 Extreme9                      SSD: 240GB Vertex 3 (OS)                     Case: HAF XB                     LG 34um95 + Ergotron MX Arm Mount - Dual Review
  GPUs: Gigabyte GTX 670 SLI                     HDD: 1TB WD Black                                PSU: Corsair AX 860                               Beyerdynamic - Custom One Pro Review

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nice really like budget builds more than over the top ones and nice story ;)

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love the story :D more people should do that 

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough it will be believed.

-Adolf Hitler 

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  • 6 months later...

The story entertained me hahaha, nice cable management also

Primary system specs: Processor: Intel Core i7-4770k, Motherboard: Asus Z87-Plus, RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x4GB 2133MHz CL10, GPU: MSI 4GD5T Geforce GTX 970 4GB, Case: Cooler Master: MasterCase 5 Pro, Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, Corsair Neutron GTX 128GB, Western Digital Black 1TB, PSU: FSP Aurum Gold CM Series 650W, Display: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM, Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H105, Keyboard: Steelseries SHIFT, Mouse: Logitech G502, Sound: SonicGear Enzo 600, Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2, Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


Secondary system specs: Processor: Intel Core i7-3630qm, Motherboard: Alienware HM77, RAM: Micron Technology 2x4GB 1600MHz CL9, GPU: Dell Nvidia Geforce GT650m 2GB GDDR5, Case: Alienware M14x R2, Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB mSATA, Western Digital Blue 1TB, Display: LG 14' TN 1600x900, Mouse: Logitech G602, Sound: Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2, Operating Sytem: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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