Description

There were many similar builds on here that helped me with my first build. I wanted something that was all white and matched my work desk area in my home. I don't game at all, so this was mainly built for some light video editing.

I tried to get a good balance of performance and looks, and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. It actually benchmarks decently for the components.

The only issues I came across were cable management. Even with all that room that this case offers underneath, I found that if you have the colored cable extensions, it's a real pain to get them to fit neatly into this case. I even managed to pull the USB 3.0 plastic guard right off of the board, but luckily there was no damage to the actual pins...phew!

I will probably end up adding an M.2 on it...just because, but I'm pretty happy with the SSD speed so far.

If you're wondering, the GPU backplate is a piece of plexi that I cut and just painted gloss white. I would suggest painting only one side of it, and then flipping it over paint side down (after it's cured of course, I waited 5 days), that way it looks really smooth and doesn't have any tiny paint imperfections on the top of the backplate.

Anyway, thanks everyone for posting their builds, it really helped me a ton and also helped me spend more then double my budget...

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome! That is a slight overkill of a GPU for light video editing!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

haha thanks. Ya I know, I'm not really a value buyer type person. I like shiny things :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I know you don't game, but you should honestly give it a try. A 1070 is an absolute beast for gaming, and I think you'll appreciate the performance out of it.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, I just have no idea what games I would even start with. I used to play counterstrike when it first came out, so maybe I'll give that a try.

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Try Siege!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

No play counter strike it is easier to get back into but buy prime, less salt.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean with a white colour scheme and the white aio sleeve and white psu cables and the corsair vengence rgb pro is perfect. very nice but we need more pictures!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I honestly was going to take more "build" pictures, but I had so much crap on the table that I totally forgot to document everything haha. I'll probably take more pictures of it opened up, with the cabling etc. I'm definitely not happy with the cable management, so maybe it'll help someone seeing my mess haha

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Sooooooo white!! Nice. This was a smart build. Plus you have the option of upgrading later when the price of the 9900k drops more.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely thought about the 9900k as well haha. Maybe one day...if prices ever go down?!!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey OP, great build! Is that a stock case fan up the top left?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Oh ya forgot to put that in the list. It's not the stock fan. I have a ML140 on top and a ML120 for the back both white led :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

white on black looks fantastic. always like seeing these builds on pcpp.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you make the CPU cooler cable white? (the one from the radiator to the actual CPU)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a Cablemod AIO sleeving that I bought off Amazon. It's fits over the existing cables so you just put it on like a jacket and add the clips on the end to hold it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Is that a custom backplate over your GPU? I’m in the market for it and would like to know if you purchased that plate, if so where?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, just got back from vacation. I actually made that plate. All I did was buy a small sheet of plexi, measure it out to cut it, then spray painted it gloss white on one side of the plate. I stuck it on with double sided tape with the painted side down.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you just set the backplate on top of the graphics card? Or is it mounted somehow? Thanks for posting! Exceptional looking build!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

See my other post for details. Yes I just put it on top of the graphics card and used thicker double sided tape (the good kind). Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a gorgeous build mate , exactly how I would like mine to look.

Are they Corsair fans and did you have to buy the bumpers separately so they were white

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yes they are Corsair fans that I had to buy separately so they were white. The stock ones that come with the case are plain black with no LEDs on them.