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Crystal Maiden - Glitter Build

by zuzabonchika


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Date Published

March 20, 2019

Date Built

April 1, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.9 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.09 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C


First build - made for raging in dota and grinding wow.

When building this I really put a lot of effort into the aesthetics as i really wanted to utilise the tempered glass case - and i like things to look pretty.

This obsession covered everything from white parts to colour modding.

I spray painted in white the following:

Monitor stand and bezel, Computer case - including fan grill, legs, screws, io, and rear PCI covers. SD edges (red originally)

For the CPU cooler which I couldn't colour match - I swapped the brown Noctua fan for a thicker grey Noctua fan to match the colour scheme.

I also coated the inside of the case in glitter and glue to recreate crystal formations - and spray painted clear lacquer several times to seal it.

Its a simple student build that performs phenomenally for what its needed for.

This build actually costs more in the realm of £700 - as majority of the parts were brought on sale or through staff discount.

In the future I may upgrade the components but for now its unneeded for my use. :)

--Update: Fixed incorrect RAM entry, 16GB not 64GB. Sorry! :P

Comments Sorted by:

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

I see feature potential in this build. Awesome work. +1

CooproxXo1 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Awesome, clean white build!

lachiu 1 point 1 month ago

I really love the looks but damn... Only an i3, H270 chipset and an RX460?

Squadkills 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

not everyone needs alot of power

Speedster202 1 point 1 month ago

An i3 and RX 460. Nice little budget build, lots of potential for upgrades. But why 64gb of ram? Doesn't make much sense to have that much ram in this build.

elvarg9685 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

nice build! Personally I think you should have cut the ram a bit and gotten a better cpu.

Garog 1 Build 1 point 29 days ago

One of the cleanest white builds I've ever seen! The execution is on-point, well done!

thrty8street 1 point 29 days ago

I like this build. Very clean.

abellp 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

very nice!!!

Psycho_Barbie 1 point 23 days ago

Created an account just to comment on how cool this build looks. Great job!

JDawn747 1 Build 0 points 1 month ago

64GB of ram holy smokes

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JDawn747 1 Build 1 point 16 days ago

This was 2 weeks ago. Also, read OP's description.

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