Description

Hello! I have been a “silent" user of this website for a very long time, trying to learn some basics and getting some inspiration from all the beautiful builds I see around here. Honestly, unlike most of of you here, I am no expert in this field; even though I have been gaming for as long as I can remember, I never really had a nice PC, because I never cared to and because I was mostly playing on console. Last December I decided that is was time to upgrade from my below-average PC and get something semi-serious. I didn’t have a huge budget, so it’s really nothing special, but it finally allowed me to meet those golden 60 FPS in all the games I play. For the “style” and the color scheme I chose something inspired to my favorite video game series, Mass Effect: every single part I picked has something that reminds me of various element from ME (shapes, colors, et cetera), and I am really quite pleased with the result, considering it’s my first build. The only part I kept from my previous PC, beside the peripherals, is the GPU, mainly because of the moderate budget I had, so I gave priority to the other components because I didn’t feel the immediate need to upgrade it. The only problem with it was, that while decent performance-wise, it looked bad. Like, really really ugly. Nothing like those fancy new GPUs you guys have! And I do want pretty-looking stuff… After all, I am a girl! I tried to look for some custom plate online, but I only found a few and I liked none. So I decided to get some thin plexiglass, some carbon foil, and make my own back plate, and it turned out way better than I thought! I give all the credit for the grunt work to my boyfriend, especially for the dreaded cable management, which I love but I am waaaay too lazy to do. So yeah, this little starship is pretty basic and might not have the best specs, but I am really happy with it nonetheless :) Thank you for reading! Any suggestion or constructive criticism will be appreciated.

Sorry I didn’t take pictures through the whole process, I wasn’t planning to post this!

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 12 points

I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite PC on the Citadel.

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

Shepard...

  • 43 months ago
  • 5 points

...Wrex.

  • 43 months ago
  • 5 points

... I wanna play Mass Effect now :(

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

this deserves to be featured. Great build

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice looking build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Well for a "Modest" budget you did pretty dang good!+1 love the look of this,build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my GOD this is a THING OF BEAUTY. If you don't get featured I'll eat my hat.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice SSD decals you got there.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

...!

(upvote the Noctis!)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap, that's so nice! Kind of funny, it looks a bit like mine. :-p

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How loud is the x61?? Thanks

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Normandy?...............I love you..................Mmmmmm Carbon Fiber.

Well I will be stealing your Carbon Fiber idea! Thank you, for the idea and keep up the great work.

+1 fo sho

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! The carbon wrap can really make anything look awesome, plus it's easy to find and to use!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

He isnt the first to use carbon fiber wrap on a custom pc build, so you arent "stealing" his idea, just re using it. But still carbon fiber wrap looks great on a pc build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

and she isn't a he sooo......

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok my bad "she"...

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry. :/....nice build! lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Its ok, I would have known if I read the description more closely. Thanks btw (=

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, the decals turned out very nice.

The sleeved cables also look really good with the theme, excellent job!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is incredible! Also that setup just ties everything together ;p

Amazing work, easy +1 ;)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

1 word........ Daym

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build +1. How's that motherboard, run into any problems with it? Looking to get the same one.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

None! So far so good! _^

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this looks incredible. Awesome job! The Mass Effect color scheme is really cool.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Just gotta say I would've gone with an unlocked cpu to go overclock if you ever wanted to just becuase it's sorta a waste with that Asus motherboard. That being said... This is an amazing build! Like seriously gorgeous.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! _ ^ And you're absolutely right! I thought about but as I said I'm no expert, I don't know how to OC and I'm kind of lazy so I would probably never do it lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks fantastic. I love the NZXT Noctis 450 case and this build compliments it well. I would have gone for a smaller cpu cooler and cheaper RAM just to help the cost but again, this looks great!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Glad you like it :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. This is an awesome build. Probably way too much RAM but the color and the design is really well put together. You bust into the master race with some serious style!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

For not having a huge budget, you surely were able to spend quite a lot :)

Here's my thought: the build is very pleasing to the eye and very clean, but I think you spent a lot just for the looks. Still, if that's what you're after, and you didn't have to leave anything behind (as you said you are still able to play your games on that r9 270X). If you wanted to put a new gpu in here, you just would've needed to cut the motherboard down to something like an Asrock z170 Extreme 4 (around 130-140€), 16 gb of 2133/2400 ram (more than enough capacity, and higher frequency is only needed in case you work with it, around 80€) and ditch the Kraken for a 50-60€ air cooler like a cryorig or similar. Just by doing this you could've got yourself a gtx970 or a r9 390 (my favourite choice) but again, I understand you did it for the looks (and it turned out awesome), I personally just wouldn't have done it :P

The things I like the most are the SSD covers and gpu backplate, these are real personal touches that aren't just "open your wallet to get something expensive). I feel these two things acually fit the theme more than the rest.

Oh, and just by curiosity, where are you from? I see prices are in eur, as are mine.

And one last thing...

Nothing like those fancy new GPUs you guys have!

Please... feel free to check my build and than come back :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! You're totally right, and this motherboard wasn't my first choice! At first I chose one that was about half the price of the Maximus VIII Hero, but then I saw this one and I liked it too much T_T same thing happened with the RAM! BTW I'm from Italy :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is amazing! I am also a die hard fan of Mass Effect and this sent my nerd-gasm radar into overdrive. Again, amazing decals.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Mass Effect is love, Mass Effect is life!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful .. but .. i5 .. really?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah so good :)

  • 43 months ago
  • -1 points

I'm usually pretty negative on comments but damn lmfao

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

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