Title is a character from the book Warbreaker, by Brandon Sanderson. Reason being is that his palace was made of black stone, but when he was near anything white, it would refract like white light in a prism, and show a rainbow.
Now on to the computer. Main purpose for the machine is to just be able to run anything at all. the desktop I had before was an old office computer that I had bought a graphics card for at a fry’s. (before really learning anything about computers, it was a 8400 GS, I thought it was a really good one at the time) playing Minecraft I only got around 30 fps average. this whole thing started out as an upgrade for it, and once I learned that it was basically no good for anything but web surfing, I abandoned that idea. the only requirements I had for parts were • Good looking • Newest I could afford • Fit any RBG I could
So, this lead to a deal hunt for the best parts I could find. The CPU, Motherboard, and Ram were all given to me for Christmas, the software and case were for a birthday, the power supply was given to me from my brother who had switched it out in his rig, and the rest was bought by myself.
Cooler: I would have gone for a closed loop if I could have found one that was cheaper and new. (didn't want to risk leaks with a used one) but this is a great cooler non-the-less, looks great and great cooling for an air cooler.
Storage: found this going for relatively cheaper on amazon for used, and it being a higher reputation manufacture, I though it was a great deal, also my first dealings with an ssd, it's night and day the difference it makes.
Video Card: I know it’s kind of old, but it is honestly the cheapest, and newest video card that has 4gb of vram that I could find. got on craigslist for the price listed, which is great compared to its online listings.
PSU: I've heard that it’s a bit overkill, but I got it for free.
Case Fans: they were the best for my price range, nice looking, rbg, and good reviews. would have gone for NZXT fans instead but, dang there expensive.
Once I built this, I did have a scare when it didn't boot properly. from what I could find online I thought I would need to replace my cpu, motherboard, or both. but it ended up that my ram wasn't actually all the way in. didn't know that with the newer ram clips that you still needed to push down on both sides. very scary few hours because I literally had no more money for anything
My only last wish is that I had some choice in the cpu, then i would have gotten something overclockable for the future.
Please leave any comments/criticism you can