Aesthetic Builds: Pink Gamer Girl Edition 🌸 #BitWit

by Lizbeth M Posted on: 8/26/2021

Build Description

Past: I’ve had a passion for building computers ever since I was a freshman in high school. Since then, I would stay up nights watching BitWit and Linus. After countless hours, I finally decided on the parts I’ll infuse into my dream PC.

The Beginning: Building a PC without even working, especially in a hispanic household had most of it’s disappointments. Being told your vision was only just a matter of time before I gave up on it, bummed me out a lot but I never gave up! Fortunately, after explaining that this will enhance my skill and passion in Hardware Engineering and Software, they allowed me and even helped me. After 1-2 months and camping outside of this Micro Center for a GPU (although I didn’t get the one I wanted but I was desperate), I finally finished. It booted up perfectly.

Mid Journey: However… It wasn’t what I wanted it to be. It wasn’t near what I wanted my DREAM PC to be. After being hired for the summer, I made money and invested most of it to upgrading. I upgraded my CPU from a Ryzen 5 3600 to Ryzen 7 3700x. I knew my dream case was the Lian Li O11D Mini and with the help of a fellow Micro Center employee, I was encouraged on going through with it! I added case fans and an extra 16GB of RAM which was pricey, but very worth it haha. (A new SFX Power Supply to accommodate with the new case as well.

The End of an Era/Issues: After installation of the Motherboard, I realized there wasn't space in the back from the case to mount my AIO. I panicked because I wasn't planning on using the included wraith cooler with my CPU. My AIO pump is so cute! "How could I ever let it go" I thought. I stared for a moment and realized I could install the AIO mount on the Motherboard and then screw the motherboard in. Once again, I was relieved from devestation. After installing everything in the new case, I booted it up. I noticed my hard drive would say 50% usage and it worried me a lot. I frantically searched it up but would be led to a dead end. I never really understood as to why it did that but I assumed it was just because of CPU change. A day later, I tried booting it up for my usual gaming mornings but it turned off in a span of 5 minutes. My worry escalated and I unplugged everything to avoid further damage. I ended up going to Micro Center for a Diagnostic and found out my CPU was nearly cooking itself so it would turn off to protect itself. I actually inserted the CPU pump wire into the wrong header which relieved me because I was afraid I’d have to spend more money on something. After thanking the technicians, I went on my way home to try booting it up and to my surprise, it was a successful startup. There was no powering off which relieved me even more. The only upgrade I have left is a 30 series as I intended to get in April but couldn’t. Though I’m totally okay with what I got (Asus ROG 2060 OC). I’m beyond grateful for my journey and anyone who helped me along with it.

Ongoing possible issue: My CPU temp is usually at 55°C during startup but stays at 60-70°C during full load. Is this healthy? The people of Reddit say it’s normal temps from a Ryzen 7 3700x

Thank you to everyone who sees this! You’re amazing, loved and appreciated! Have a great day <3

☆ I try not to submit to the sterotype of pink gamer girls but how could I not?? It's so cute! Don't get me wrong, I sometimes alternate between more nature-y, earth-y colors or simple blues and yellows too lol

Favorite Feature

My favorite feature would definitely be the Lian Li SL120 fans. The fact it’s daisy chain is absolutely amazing and every other brand should make one of those as it saves space. It stands out from the rest of my parts.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
Qty: 1 $199.99
ASRock B550M Pro4 AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
ASRock B550M Pro4 AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $114.99
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit 16GX4M2C320C16W - White
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit 16GX4M2C320C16W - White
Qty: 1 $109.99
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit 16GX4M2C320C16W - White
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit 16GX4M2C320C16W - White
Qty: 1 $109.99
Lian Li O11D Mini Tempered Glass ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Snow
Lian Li O11D Mini Tempered Glass ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Snow
Qty: 1 $129.99
Corsair SF600 600 Watt 80 Plus Gold SFX Fully Modular Power Supply
Corsair SF600 600 Watt 80 Plus Gold SFX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $134.99
WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Bulk Internal Hard Drive
WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Bulk Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $34.99
Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $94.99
 Acer Nitro QG241Y bii
Acer Nitro QG241Y bii
Qty: 1 $119.99
SteelSeries Arctis 5 RGB Wired Gaming Headset
SteelSeries Arctis 5 RGB Wired Gaming Headset
Qty: 1 $99.99
Razer Huntsman Mini 60% Optical Gaming Keyboard White - Clicky Purple Switch
Razer Huntsman Mini 60% Optical Gaming Keyboard White - Clicky Purple Switch
Qty: 1 $104.99
 ID-Cooling Pinkflow 120mm Fan
ID-Cooling Pinkflow 120mm Fan
Qty: 1 $19.99
 ID-Cooling PinkFlow 240mm
ID-Cooling PinkFlow 240mm
Qty: 1 $120.00
On sale for $99.99 on Amazon for limited time (8/26)
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Grease  - 1g
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Grease - 1g
Qty: 1 $11.99
Prior to this, I used Arctic MX-4. Kryonaut is 10x better.
MSI Optix G24C4 23.6&quote; FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz HDMI DP FreeSync Curved Anti-Glare LED Gaming Monitor
MSI Optix G24C4 23.6"e; FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz HDMI DP FreeSync Curved Anti-Glare LED Gaming Monitor
Qty: 1 $179.99
Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT Wireless Gaming Mouse - White
Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT Wireless Gaming Mouse - White
Qty: 1 $149.99
 Razer Seiren Mini
Razer Seiren Mini
Qty: 1 $49.99
This but in white
ASUS ROG Sheath Pink Limited Edition Extra-Large Gaming Mouse Pad
ASUS ROG Sheath Pink Limited Edition Extra-Large Gaming Mouse Pad
Qty: 1 $29.99
ROG STRIX RTX2060 O6G GAMING
Qty: 1 $519.00
I think it was $519 but I know it was $555 with warranty and tax.
Lian Li UNI FAN SL120 Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan - 3 Pack White
Lian Li UNI FAN SL120 Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan - 3 Pack White
Qty: 2 $99.99
 VIVO White Dual  Monitor Desk Mount
VIVO White Dual Monitor Desk Mount
Qty: 1 $34.99
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit OEM DVD - English
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit OEM DVD - English
Qty: 1 $119.99