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TLDR: While I do see the point in a having a really pretty and flashy build, I can't honestly say I'm on board with the current trend of Rainbow-Puke™ builds.

This build is just the current form of my main PC, a build which started in 2014. I'd put up a link but I removed it a while back. Basically the only bits which are still the same from that time are the HDD, the two ASUS monitors, and the power supply. Everything else has been updated over the years.

The motherboard I bought 2 years ago along with a Ryzen 5 1600. That Ryzen has now been replaced with a 3700X and I was just as surprised to see it work as well as it does. The RAM is the same I used for the 1600, as well. It runs stable at 3200MHz with 1600 FCLK. Given that the motherboard is a B350, I'm quite content with leaving the RAM and InfinityFabric at a modest speed.

The case is whatever was cheap on the Amazon Wharehouse and it was populated with enough fans to levitate it just a couple of millimetres off the ground. That's only a slight exaggeration!

The other parts pretty much do speak for themselves. I will just point out the two Samsung SSDs are set in YOL0 RAID, so I can record some game footage for LinuxGameCast Weekly at a decent quality.

It runs Linux, because I honestly don't see why I should pay extra for an OS which only allows me to control a 10th of the hardware behind it. And I have better things to do than worry about an update wiping my home folder.

I thinks that's enough fodder for some comments, no?!

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  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

thank you, someone else who hates this overkill rgb trend. id much rather see more power and better io than rgb rubbish

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Same.I unplugged the led's from my gpu.And making all the build black.Just waiting on noctua to release the Nf-A20 chromax

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I can understand different types for case vs cpu cooler but is there any particular reason for 3 different types of fans?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

They were bought at different times and for different things. They all ended up in here at one point because they were ones which were available.

No particular reason other than convenience.