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Black & White Ryzen PC

by ernest_vanilla

Description

Video of the build process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PblKS9hHfpU&

GPU backplate tutorial that I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBwfBCW9qZU&

I'm a Computer Science / Statistics Student who's interning as a web developer for the year. A few months back, I decided to build my own computer because I suddenly got obsessed over all the tech in the market. After months of saving, researching and gettin HYPED I finally bought all my parts around the time of black Friday. I got all my parts (except the RAM ;-;) on sale so I feel good.

I love to multitask so I went with a Ryzen 5 1600, the cpu value KING of 2017 :D Upgrading the resolution to 1440p is a dream (let alone 2 screens!! + the tiny bezels!!). I meant to get matching screens, but after purchasing the Asus monitor I found the Lenovo screen for MUCH cheaper so I was willing to deal with it. Coding never felt so good =u=

People kept recommending a GTX 1070 for 1440p gaming, but a GTX 1060 at nearly $200 cheaper can handle most games over 60fps at 1440p. I only game occasionally so it works for me.

Moving on to the theme, I initially was going for an all value/performance no style box under the desk, but after subscribing to techtubers... I couldn't resist. I looked at many builds and thought.. damn, white looks awesome! To make the white pop I also wanted to add a good amount of black to REALLY up the contrast :D I found an easy tutorial on how to make your own back plate and went through with it. I also used black matte vinyl tape to line the edges of the S340 Elite. It's a really popular case so I wanted to make it a little more personal.

Opting to use Water cooling is just for aesthetics while making the PC nice and quiet (: I switched the included fans with the case fans from the S340 because I like the color better. I don't care much for any micro-performance losses.

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All in all I'm really happy with the whole setup. I have my Ryzen 5 1600 overclocked to 3.9 at 1.375V. RAM runs at 3000Mhz as stated. I also want to try to overclock both monitors to 75Hz as I've heard it's doable. I also spent days making a video of the build using this free program I discovered called Davinci Resolve. It was my first big editing project and I am simply amazed by the editing software and ease-of-use. Anyways, i'm too much yap yap, hope yall have a happy new year! (:

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benaccess3 1 Build 7 points 5 months ago

+1 Great attention to detail man. Haven't seen many white builds that came together quite like yours. Good on ya mate!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!! I'm glad you like it

Ali3nDubst3p 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

quite a nice result for a monochrome style build. most of these white out/blackout/gunmetal builds end up looking like they pick whatever hardware is the color they want and that's the end of it, nobody really does anything extra to complete the theme.

i like that you put in the extra effort to add personal customizations to your gpu and case to make the theme feel more like an actual goal and not just a color filter applied to a parts list

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 3 points 5 months ago

I know exactly what you mean! I've noticed people get over excited for parts just cuz of the flat color and the final product doesn't look bad, but it's exactly as you put it in your last paragraph. That's partly why I wanted to make mine a little bit different. I appreciate the insight

Clemeit 2 Builds 4 points 5 months ago

I'm really into RBG builds, but this is a really nice break in the trend. Everything looks very clean and neat. Really like it, well done!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Thank you, appreciate it man! sleek and clean is what i was going for :D

R0L04636 -1 points 3 months ago

RGB*

Clemeit 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks for that.

OfficialP90 3 points 5 months ago

This rig not only looks beautiful on the inside, it's got a cool, little touch on the outside. Most notably, the portal guy going from one display to another. +1 from me :)

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Extra points to you for noticing these details (:

unbekabal 2 points 5 months ago

I love that the CPU pump resembles a "Flux-Capacitor" LOL :D

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

It is very steam punk looking xD

AZAZELMILLZ 1 point 5 months ago

nice it has a transformer look too it

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I think you're right

d4rkbyte 1 point 5 months ago

This is the build that I had in mind! +1 for a great build!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

great minds think alike :D

inertiaselling 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

... but fools seldom differ.

Just kidding, nice choice of parts, very clean build. Congrats.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

LOL thanks

ZaubieHunter23 1 point 5 months ago

Looks ******* badass. Love the GPU backplate!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Yeah the backplate ended up looking better than I expected xD cheers!

supermattdab0ss 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Where did you get that backplate?

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I made the backplate using a sheet of acrylic, some vinyl tape, and spray paint. You can either see it on my build video or the tutorial that I linked in the top of the description (:

supermattdab0ss 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Cool. Thanks!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

np!

bwebster 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Nice clean build. Always a fan of white themes done well. Almost couldn't give you +1 because of the Leafs blanket though lol

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! You can rest easy, that bed sheet was a gift

CodyMason 1 point 5 months ago

Did you need a mounting adaptor for your cpu cooler to work with your motherboard

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Nope, it came compatible out of the box

JudahRoars 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Clean +1. Good job!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

thanks, that's what i was going for :D

sorepatrol68 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome build! How's the tesoro keyboard? I really wanted that keyboard as well but still debating.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

It's great, I honestly love it! I got the red switches and it's fairly quieter than most mechanical keyboards because of the reduced travel. Did a lot of research and I mean, i'm typing with it right now after months and I'm still 100% satisfied with the purchase.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

yo m40x fam lets gooo!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

YEEEE BOII

Codywalker16 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I love it! Yours is what I wanted mine to look like but I couldn't get the cables to work with me! Looks amazing and congratulations on your internship!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Haha those stubborn cables. I actually came across your build a few months back what a coincidence :0 I found the title hilarious lmao. But yeah glad you like it and I love my internship so far, thanks

Codywalker16 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Haha that's awesome! Like I said, yours is nice and clean (how I wanted mine) and I couldnt get it to workout! lol. But oh well. Love the build man and keep it up!

97thAcolyte 1 point 5 months ago

This looks amazing! So gorgeous and super clean lines. :D +1 for Gudetama. ;)

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks man! Gudetama always makes an appearance in my videos xD

NeatFreak 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I have a very similar build to this, as somebody with a fellow dual 1060, good call on getting a backplate for it, really makes it pop.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah we really do have similar looking builds! You even put the case fans for intake lool. I felt the same way when i considered getting the dual 1060... it looks so nice but it really needed a backplate.

Ice44 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Its, its beautiful! +1

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

:')

mjr2006 1 point 5 months ago

Nice, clean, awesome look. Great job, 5 Stars.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thank youu!!

Afin 1 point 5 months ago

Amazing build, love what youve made

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you Afin!

HappyPanda726 1 point 5 months ago

Sick!

HappyPanda726 1 point 5 months ago

absolute perfection

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I try :')

ZaubieHunter23 1 point 5 months ago

Congrats one the feature.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

wow... did not expect it to be featured, i'm freaking out LOL thank you

ZaubieHunter23 1 point 5 months ago

It is deserved!

PCPartPicker034 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome build! Shame you're a leafs fan!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

thank you! and no worries i'm not a fan, that was a gift xD

PopnOffAtTheF 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Great choice of wallpaper! :) Install linux if you're doing web-dev ;-)

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah i keep telling myself i should switch to linux. My internship is a bit busy atm so i'm scared the learning curve will slow me down. When i come back to school for my final year, i'm definitely gonna use linux :)

Someone0011 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

a lot like my brothers pc except his is black and red and has a 980ti but yours looks so much better

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks I'm glad you like it

wchamby 1 point 5 months ago

Really enjoy this build! At first I was confused on the choice of RAM. But then I looked closer and that it matches perfectly with the mobo. The consistency in this build is so insane! Could you please link the DIY backplate tutorial :)

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 3 points 5 months ago

TY and yeah!! I meant to get white RAM but HOLY I just kept staring hoping the price would go down, next thing i knew the price had already doubled ): So I went with the cheapest 3000Mhz RAM since I thought, you know what the mobo has some grey/silver and then it ended up working (:

Here's the link for the tutorial, cheers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBwfBCW9qZU&

Robertbert 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks for posting the source!

Eibe 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Sleek and elegant. Love it.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks man, appreciate it

TruVueTech 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

i like this build in terms of the hardware packed into it and the attention to detail with the cables and AIO hoses, however to me there is just a tad bit too much white in the build itself. i would have chosen the same parts except i would have gone with a black version of the Elite so that i got a bit more contrast from the white items in the build. however that is my opinion, it is still a very nice build and i do agree that this build deserved the feature that it got.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks for the feedback! I initially was actually gonna get the black S340, but ironically I went with the white for the contrast xD I agree it would make the white components pop more (white ram would be a must!) but I would also lose contrast on the black, like the tubes, ssd and headphones. But nonetheless it was a hard choice between the two

TruVueTech 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

that s true, you win some you lose some in terms of the contrast of the build's aesthetics. that being said it turned out excellent.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah it was a give or take. Either would have looked elegant. I asked my gf what she likes more, and that's what ultimately tipped the balance lol. Over time the white grew on me

TruVueTech 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

yeah, you cant really ignore that, you're not really the only one that sees it on a daily basis.

gogo809 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Love that cooler in this build! Looks great. Are you seeing reasonable temps in that case? Any thermal throttling.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks man! I've stress tested it for hours on end and no thermal throttling :D It would depend on your overclock and silicon lottery, but I have mine at 3.9GHz at 1.375V and the max it gets to is 70 degrees. I tried going for that 4.0 barrier, but i needed a ridiculous voltage and higher temps to get there xD so I said nahh. Though if you're wondering about the performance of the case, I've done my research and the S340 is choked by the front panel. The airflow isn't ideal but it will be fine for single GPU set ups, which are like 95% of builds... or you know, just slap on more/better fans (:

johnsmith124 1 point 5 months ago

That is one clean lean mean gaming machine!!! +1

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks john :D

AverageAmd 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Where did you get that mayo plush?

Oh, nice build.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I got it from an anime convention 2 years ago. You can search Gudetama online and you'll find a bunch of products

Kobo_23 1 point 5 months ago

Same Cpu, Gpu, Case, Headphones, and Mobo as me. Are we twins?

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

We practically have the same computer xD

Jesso2k 8 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

THIS GUY PUCKS!

I have the same headphones, they felt a little tight around the ears so I got some Brainwavz earcups that made them feel a lot more comfortable.

Congrats on the feature.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Is that a silicon valley reference? LOL That's cool, I definitely thought of getting earcups and a DAC in the future as an audio upgrade. Thanks man :D

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

What a great looking build. Black and white done right is soooo choice!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

glad you like it (:

algis-kun 1 point 5 months ago

Man you did not only build a PC that its pretty by itself, you made a PC that is pretty in its workspace... Have my +1...

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah it matches the big white L desk ^ appreciate it!

Gooberdad 8 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Very nice. So tidy inside.

Thumbs up and congrats on the featured spot!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you, did not expect the feature at all!

lesmurf143 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

pretttyyyyyyyy

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!

BreckRBLX 1 point 5 months ago

Back in my day we could only see black and white

A very nice black and white build, glad to see someone going away from rgb.

great way to use the S340 e-1337, putting vinyl tape around cases might be a trend now because of you.

+1

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Oh man if this started a trend I'd be so honored to have started it xD Thank you

keyofnight 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Your build came out really nice. I might have to step my black and white game up. :)

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I'm rooting for ya :D

Paulochromis 1 point 5 months ago

Very nice!! Suspect the PSU shroud might look better without the SSD caddies.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

You might have a point.. might try and remove them

Tamriel_Bound 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome build.

Awesome Gundams collection.

Awesome Maple Leafs blanket (But the Flyers are better ;) )

+1!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!! Though the Gundam collection is not mine, I'll let my friend know people noticed it (:

M18__Hellcat 1 point 5 months ago

Wow! It looks so neat with the white/black/grey theme. I'm impressed! The backplate is one of the best parts of this build. :D +1

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yessss! there is a hint of grey (: The backplate was a fun idea and it turned out better than expected

04vkrivor 1 point 5 months ago

M A Y O

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

W O A H

Robertbert 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Simply Gorgeous +1 (wish +2 was possible). I too am working on the white/black aesthetic, but also being a penny-pincher makes it hard to do all the things... Thanks for posting, and the detail/background in your post :-D

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Appreciate it! Yeah I feel you, definitely coulda saved a bit more going without a theme, but man it's just so satisfying to have it complete next to you... Good luck!

razermazer 1 point 5 months ago

Haha! That book was the perfect size to be your monitor stand.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

It actually blew my mind when I put it there. Perfect width/length and most importantly, HEIGHT. It's a textbook I don't use anymore. From my desk all you see is "Scientific Computing" LOL

llarose 1 point 5 months ago

+1 for portal reference !! :D

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Now you're thinking with portals!

CheeseCakes 1 point 5 months ago

What desk do you use?

CheeseCakes 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

np (:

Dam5968 5 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Love the back plate, great job overall.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!

Warlord1981 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Very nice build! How did you make thte vertical NZXT logo inside the case black?

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

All I did was color it in with a black marker xD worked quite well

Ticitrph 1 point 4 months ago

Copied the build over and pcpartpicker said that it might require external parts to connect the water cooling to the mother board, is that safe to ignore or did I forget to grab a part?

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

yeah it's safe to ignore, the cooler came with a compatible bracket right out of the box. If not I'm pretty certain you can call deepcool and they'll provide one.

Ticitrph 1 point 3 months ago

k thanks man, appreciate it

morestyles2000 1 point 4 months ago

looks awesome man.. well done. :D

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

thanks dude!

badAtUserNames 1 point 4 months ago

Wow! This looks great, and super similar to the build I am making lol! I also wanted to focus on a white build with more of a blue contrast and it seems there isn't a ton of options for white builds so people will end up with similar tech haha, glad you got yours done though! I am currently waiting for graphics card prices to fall as that is the last thing I need (also looking at the Asus Dual 1060, how is it holding up?)

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 3 points 4 months ago

Ayyyy thanks man! Great to hear you're building your very own white build :D it's super hype. Yeah not a lot of options for white parts hehe. The Asus dual was one of the only options for me.. but yeah I love it and it's working fine as it should. The current batches of Dual Cards don't spin the fan until it needs to, so it's nice and quiet while browsing. When it spins up it has sort of a higher pitch wirr compared to other cards. I haven't tried overclocking it cuz to be frank, I don't play that many games xD let alone graphically intensive ones. Which is why i got a 1060 for 1440p gaming. Good luck with the prices man, hope you don't have to wait too long (ram/gpu market is bonkers rn)

seanthewan 1 point 4 months ago

I'm kind of a noob but I bought tis motherboard and it is in the mailand do you need a wifi card to set it up

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

This motherboard can take a wired ethernet connection, but there's no built in wifi. So yes, you'll have to get a separate wifi card if you want wireless internet.

seanthewan 0 points 4 months ago

Ok where do you recommend getting one

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I'm not sure, I haven't done the research since I prefer a wired connection. Just google it

seanthewan 1 point 4 months ago

ok

jannesvr 1 point 4 months ago

Love this build

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

thank you!

Scout1138 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Awesome build!!

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

thanks :D

aidann 1 point 3 months ago

+1 clean

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

I tried (:

xBubbalz 1 point 3 months ago

this makes me erect x 3

Cashit 1 point 3 months ago

wow your basically me I'm studing computer science right now and persuing to become a web developer and we even have the same build I have an 1600 and a 1060 even the same mobo gl on all your future choices +1 great build btw

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Ayy we're going down a very similar path xD. Yea thanks a lot man. I'm looking forward to my future, you should too :D

koreytech 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Well done. Nice clean build. Watched the Youtube video as well. Great job with the paint job on the backplate.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

Thanks man! I appreciate that you took the time to check it out.

Skultrix 1 point 2 months ago
System.out.println("AWESOME BUILD!");
ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago
for(int i=0; i<9001; i++){
    System.out.println("THANK YOU!!");
}
MikeWantsPCs 1 point 2 months ago

You build is pretty good looking ! / The cpu cooler looks so good ! +1

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you!! I know, i love this this

asteroid-god 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

What is the thing you have your headphones sitting on attached to your build?

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 days ago

It's a magnetic 'puck' that came with the case. It's meant to hold a VR headset and to wind up the long wire that comes with it.

Larrytanner13 1 point 1 month ago

Killer build.Just curious if that cooler came with the adapter to mount?

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

Thanks! Yeah it did

66a 1 point 1 month ago

I'm late to the party, but did you just use black tape to make the case look like that?

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

Yup it's narrow black vinyl tape.

asteroid-god 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

what kind of desk do you have

Lovepreet.S 1 point 24 days ago

Great build! Im a sucker for black and white builds. btw did you come across any problems installing the liquid cooler on the motherboard? My part list comes up with a compatibility note telling me that the Cooler may require a separately available mounting adapter to fit the mobo. Thanks.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

glad you like it! I'm a sucker for them too (: The cooler came with the adapter mount as far as I'm concerned.

prestonkohut 1 point 24 days ago

looks super clean- nice job dude

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

Thank you!! :D

robopengyfez 1 point 20 days ago

Very nice build. Thinking of building one like yours because it looks so damn cool.

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

Ayyy thank you and good luck with your build!

robopengyfez 1 point 19 days ago

No, thank you!

StickyChopSticks 1 point 20 days ago

How many LED strips do you have setup on the inside??

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

Just one, may get more if i feel like it

StickyChopSticks 1 point 19 days ago

Also did your AIO come with the AM4 bracket or did you have to purchase it separately??

ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 days ago

It came with it in the package, so you should be safe :D

connorjb 1 point 1 day ago

did you need an adapter for the cpu block for the am4 mother board?

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ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks man

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ernest_vanilla submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I like you already

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