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Meg's Purple PC

by Apexier



Date Published

Aug. 2, 2018

Date Built

July 31, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

38.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.125 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

47.0° C


A simple build for daily computing needs, with a bit of purple pazzaz for extra flavor. Very little space in the back for anything more cables than a basic PC components. Have to squeeze the back panel on like packing a suitcase. The construction quality of the case is good though, and the front plastic fascia panel comes clean off and is not tethered to the front io cables. The CM N200 case has good airflow intake.

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Rezna 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Awesome I just saw one with red highlights last week, this one looks even better. The streaks of purple are beautiful. +1

ConfusedSkunk 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

What's the story behind the side panel? It's a great addition to a classy N200!

Apexier submitter 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

Ah yes, as you know the CM N200 does not come with a window side panel, and comes with no basement, or a motherboard panel that comes down to the floor so I fashioned an acrylic side panel to fit the recessed area of the side panel and maximized the clear window space to see the purple lit interior, and at the same time I painted the bottom portion to act as a basement cover, except for the peek-a-boo window to show the grey neutral PSU label. (4 unobtrusive holes drilled and tapped for 6-32 screws, and used 4x extra 6-32 thumbscrews that were unused for 3.5" HDDs)

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

I like the side pannel

Apexier submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The side panel is a custom cut, hand painted acrylic side panel to act as a window, a basement cover to hide the motherboard io cables, and the side panel adds a bit of purple theme to an all black case and compliments the custom cut purple mesh filter on the front panel of the case.

Flika1999 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Pretty great looking.

Singular9 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

How much did you actually pay for all of this, just curious because PCPP quoted 625$ and I'm like O.O

Apexier submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Yes, the prices listed are what I paid for back in 2016 and sat around as spare parts. I would not say this is a powerful gaming PC, just a PC that is more powerful than a office PC, that's it. The FX 4350 gets a cinnebench r15 score 340 @ 4.5ghz, but an Intel G4560 dual core, 4 threads gets a score of 370cb @3.5ghz. So the FX4300/4350 is not a good choice, but those were the spare parts I had left to give.

The boot drive is an SanDisk mSATA 256GB SSD on a PCEx1 add-on card. mSATA is a dead SSD interface superceded by m.2/ ngff form factor, so you see... spare parts.

Singular9 2 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

With a Ryzen 2200g I can build a office PC for 300-400$. That's why I was asking.

Apexier submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Yes that correct you would need to spend $300-$400, 2018 US dollars to build a Ryzen 2200G PC, but then these parts I have would still be in storage unused. Assembling them together and giving them to non-gamer person will put the parts to good use, and give a person who has no PC, and allow them access to a PC for productivity and entertainment (videos). Also the purple embellishments add an extra cost that could be left out, but I don't care, it gives an extra desired visual effect.

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Oh my, the mSATA adapter is not listed in the parts. Shocking! I'm interested as I need to buy a second one.

I recently bought a super tiny msata to sata adapter to only realize not all motherboards like it. The little bugger isn't cooperating with an SBC I wanted to pimp with ssd speed. Works fine on my B150 motherboard, not on a mobile QM67 chipset.

Apexier submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Its like a $15-20 part from eBay and I bundled the cost of it in the $75 price tag https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F291067002021

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

alright thanks, it's exactly what I was gonna try next

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Very nice and clean. Really like the side panel work.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

my system is very similar, difference being that you did a much, much better job. https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/kqNQzy