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I See What Hue+ Did There...

by rwoody81

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Details

Date Published

May 16, 2016

Date Built

April 16, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.38GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

Hello and welcome to my build! Thank you for taking the time to read my story of how it came together.

A little history about me:
This is my very first build. It took about 6 months to save up all the parts and plan the build theme. I carefully watched online stores for deals, and took advantage of several sales and discounts.

About my build: This build was created primarily for gaming. I have been playing on consoles for most of my life and I’ve finally grown tired of consoles enough to do something about it. Some of my favorites are American Truck Simulator/Euro Truck Simulator 2, Rocket League, WoWS, GTAV, and various major sports titles.

My theme: I experimented (on paper) with several different themes including black and blue, black and red, and all black. When I came across the NZXT Hue+ around Thanksgiving, white became my favorite.

About my mods: My build has a few mods. Not all of the credit for them goes to me. The front (NZXT) panel, the top (H440) panel, and the side window were partially done by Clockwerk Case Mods. Jim was an absolute pleasure to work with. He started work on my panels immediately upon receiving them, and kept me up to date almost daily with the progress. I even got to see pictures of the work as it went along. As you can see, he does a fantastic job. I would highly recommend contacting him if you would like some mods done for yourself. You can find him at www.clockwerk.industries/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClockwerkCaseMods/. He did the cutouts. After the cut panels came back to me, I finished removing the foam residue and attached the white fabric covers for the lights to shine through.

In all, my mods are as follows:

  • NZXT cutout panel (Front)
  • Added fabric covers
  • H440 cutout panel (Top)
  • Added fabric covers
  • Large window cutout
  • Added foam, case badges, and SSD to front panel
  • J-Channel added behind motherboard to conceal cables
  • Painted (2) NZXT Hue+ white
  • Painted MNPCTech GPU support white
  • Drained Swiftech H220 X2 Prestige and refilled with Mayhems Pastel Extreme White
  • Various added holes and cutouts for LED and cable routing

Cable Management: I wanted to keep my cables as clean as possible, but doing so meant routing my I/O cables around a longer route. It was because of this that made me need some extensions. The added extensions though meant more cables to manage. In the end, it was kind of a wash, but I like the extra extension cables because they are white, and they add that little extra to match the rest of the theme. With the addition of custom PSU cables from Joey at Ensourced.net, I was able to complete the look.

Custom Parts: The number of custom parts in my build is extensive. Most of them are extension cables. As explained earlier, my method of cable management made it impossible for the stock I/O cables to reach the motherboard, hence the extensions. Also included in there are things like my Corsair MM300 mouse mat, MNPCTech GPU support bracket, the NZXT Hue+ and extension kits, and the Mayhems Pastel nanofluid.

CPU Cooler: Since PCPartpicker has yet to include the new X2 lineup, I'll share my part review here. My first choice was the NZXT Kraken X61. The RGB CPU block was a nice touch and it matched some of my other parts. Unfortunately, I just wasn’t satisfied with the all black AIO since my theme was primarily white. I researched ways I could make parts of it white without voiding any warranties. There are a few users online that I saw try various methods. One guy wrapped his hoses in white tape. Another guy sprayed the hoses with Plasti-Dip. Another one cut white tubing lengthwise and placed it over the black tubing which made them appear really thick. I wasn’t really satisfied with the looks of any of those methods. While I wasn’t thrilled with my options, I didn’t want to invest in a custom loop either, so I kept the X61 on my list through Christmas. After CES, Swiftech debuted their new line of CPU coolers. (And just in time!) The Swiftech X2 lineup was exactly what I was looking for, as it came with clear tubes and coolant and a (somewhat) RGB capability. Even better, you have the ability to drain and refill the line with your own coolant. (Bonus!) So naturally, I opted for Mayhems Extreme Pastel White nanofluid in the H220 X2 Prestige.

In all, I am very happy with the finished product. It’s pleasing to the eye (at least my eye anyway) and it plays all of my favorite games at top settings. It was an absolute blast to dream, design, and shop for this computer. The mods and lighting were a real challenge sometimes, but that’s what made this build so much fun. I couldn’t be more proud of what I have created here. I want to thank you for taking the time to read through my ramblings. It was a lot to go over, but I’ll never forget this experience and I now have the itch to do it all over again. I’ve already begun planning to rebuild my store-bought computer that I use as an HTPC. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, I want to thank PCPartpicker for this website. Without it, I don’t think I could have done this. This site is so much fun to play around on and it helped to make my dream of a custom computer a reality. Thanks again for reading!

Part Reviews

CPU

I started with the i5-6600K for this build, but when I started streaming on Twitch I realized I would need more power. You can't do any better than the i7-6700K right now (for this socket), so I put it in my build. I am thrilled to put this thing to the test!

Motherboard

This motherboard does everything I need it to, and it was a good price. My only wish is to have just one more USB 2.0 header. The PCB is a little flimsy, but once you get the motherboard installed it doesn't matter. The BIOS/UEFI is beautiful and easy to use. I'm a new fan of Asus.

Memory

There were some less than perfect reviews on this RAM, most of them referencing stability. I saw the same issues as other reviewers. The RAM just cannot hold an overclock. Once I enable the XMP profile, the POST starts to have issues and I end up having to pull the CMOS battery. The RAM works just fine at stock speeds so it's not too big of a deal. I purchased them more for their looks than their performance.

Storage

I got this SSD on Newegg's shell shocker deal just before the holidays. It looks great and it's really fast. I trust Intel for their processors so it made sense to trust them for my storage. I don't know how I lived without SSD's all these years.

Storage

Another shell shocker deal. I don't have 3TB of stuff to store, but I feel better knowing I won't have to change or upgrade my hard drive for a while. It's a little noisy when writing, but nothing I can't ignore.

Video Card

I was so excited when I found this GPU. I couldn't find one that fit my theme well at first. I had settled on the Gigabyte Extreme Gaming GPU for its RBG LED's, but the shroud was still black. I was about to get it and paint it white when I came across this Galax beauty. My only complaint it how heavy it is. Without a GPU support it looks like it's going to break the PCI-E slot right off the motherboard. Even with a GPU support it sags a little. This thing is a tank. Even still, it's fast and cool. Performance is awesome.

Case

I started out with some cheap Sentey case, then moved on to a Corsair C70, then a Phanteks Enthoo Pro. I eventually found the perfect case, the NZXT H440. I liked it so much I wanted it to light up my room.

Power Supply

Bought this PSU on another shell shocker. I didn't realize until after I bought it that it was my recommended PSU on Outervision. I wish it had at least one more GPU connector, but I made it work.

Operating System

I was really reluctant to upgrade to Windows 10, but now that I've had it for a few months, I really like it much better than Windows 8.1.

Case Fan

I got these from Performance PC's. Not only are they white, but they also have a cool silver stripe on the blades which fits my theme perfectly. Even better, I got them on sale for 50% off! For a small fee, Performance PC's will also sleeve the cables in your color of choosing. These fans run smooth and quiet. Couldn't be happier.

Keyboard

Not a shell shocker, but it was on sale. I had been keeping my eye on it as it was one of the few keyboards that had all the features I was looking for. The keyboard itself is fantastic. It is my first mechanical keyboard, and it felt so strange to use at first. The sound and amount of travel was something to get used to. Now I don't know how lived without it. The software for it is still pretty terrible even after several updates. I think GSkill has given up on making it better. Oh well, once I got my LED's set the way I wanted, I dont need to use the software anymore anyway.

Mouse

This was purchased as a refurbished unit. It came in the original packaging, and had no signs of use or wear. Got it for half price, and now I get mad when I get to work and have to use their crappy mouse at my desk. My favorite thing about it is how much bigger than a standard mouse it is. When I hold it, I can rest my palm on it and allow my fingers to just lie on the buttons naturally. So many other mice I have used were too small, forcing my fingers to be propped up on the mouse like a nasty little jumping spider. I hate those damn spiders, but I really love this mouse.

Headphones

I needed a headset with a good mic, and this one (although 2 years old) is still considered one of the best headsets out there. I could have gotten it online for a little less, but I found it at my local electronics store so I paid full price. Now if only I had invested the proper amount of cash in my piece of junk office chair.

Speakers

These are speakers. What more do you want?

Comments Sorted by:

Craftsman_2222 1 Build 15 points 8 months ago

I'm really surprised at why this isn't featured. The modding is just, ...., I have no words. It looks amazing.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you! It took a couple months to plan the mods. Well worth it in my opinion. :)

PCIntake 14 points 8 months ago

All these LED's are brighter than my future....

+1

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

LOL, thanks for checking it out!

Swaaha 1 Build 9 points 8 months ago
rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

OMG I literally LOL'ed! Thank you!

Swaaha 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

On serious note, what is the noise level like? Can imagine it being a lot higher after you cut through like 1cm worth of noise dampening material built in to the H440.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

You would think it would be louder, but it all depends on the fan speeds. I haven't come across a need to run my fans higher than about 700RPM so far, so with Asus Fan Xpert set up, the only thing I hear is my HDD making that chirping sound when it's writing to disk. It's totally silent under normal use.

If I turn my fans up to top speed however, you'd think there was a helicopter landing on my house lol.

Swaaha 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

:O!

One more question though. What does the CAM software interface looks like, when you have 2 Hue+ boxes plugged in to USB 2.0?

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

It's identical to the normal Hue+ tab in CAM, except there's a dropdown menu just above the LED configuration where you can select which Hue+ you want to control. There's a guy on Youtube that has 5 of them hooked up to his computer. One of them lights up his case, while the other 4 run to 4 different lights on his walls. It's a pretty neat idea, but two Hue+ and two more extension kits were expensive enough lol.

jipster69 4 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

You ever see anything so offensive you are not even upset...

... I'm impressed.

Swaaha 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Forgot that dank memes are offensive, sowwi for offending you good sir!

jipster69 4 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

You kidding... I'm saving that one =P

Dehawk101 2 points 7 months ago

your like the greatest we see you on every post! you sir are the PCPP GOD

jipster69 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I'm hardly myself these days.. but thanks!

jipster69 4 Builds 9 points 8 months ago

10/10

Would bang...

Feature pending

White Party

Accidental Racism?

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 4 points 8 months ago

I thought about the accidental racism when I thought of the title, but it's really just a reference to the white theme and the fact that it looks like it just stumbled out of a gay bar too ****faced to drive home. :) (Which has been me a few times lol)

Dehawk101 2 points 7 months ago

yea

Ryan9108 3 points 8 months ago

+999 - Feature this immediately

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you!

Squishbean1 2 Builds 3 points 8 months ago

Holy crap, that case modding..... Just that alone makes me feel ashamed in myself as a human being. Not to mention the cable management. +1.

Nice part choices too.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you! I really wanted something I could admire instead of shoving it under a desk and forgetting it's there, so I went all out with the visuals lol.

Squishbean1 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Mission accomplished.

caseylane144 3 points 8 months ago

dam 1000$ says this is the next feature. very nice and clean build. +10000000000099999999999999

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you!

caseylane144 1 point 8 months ago

no thank you for that peice of eyecandy.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Guess I should've taken that bet. :( No feature. Maybe next time.

caseylane144 1 point 8 months ago

The featured one looks almost exactly like this one

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Beddah 3 points 8 months ago

I thought that I've seen the best builds but that build... just awesome

+1

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you! I'm happy you like it!

auldae 1 Build 3 points 8 months ago

Certainly no mistaking this case for anything else. You should send the case-mod bill to NZXT for the billboard you have provided at cost. +1 Marketing Exercise

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Right lol!

KeeweeComp 3 points 8 months ago

I sense a feature, I also would like to point out that your case badge trophy case is really great :D

Definitely a wonderful mod.

10/10 would upvote +1

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Thanks! I grew up in the era when the holographic Pentium badges were still status symbols. I wanted to inject that bit of nostalgia into my build.

OccamAsylum 10 Builds 3 points 8 months ago

I smell a feature.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Agreed!

jaytager3 2 points 8 months ago

This is a computer worthy of Jesus Christ him self... interesting choice to water cool the CPU with a custom loop and not the GPU, how come? (unless i missed that in your description)

+1 for a very creative and "flashy" (in a good way) build!

And welcome to the Master Race

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

I wanted an AIO, but I didn't like any of the options out there from the major players. All of their hoses are black. The Swiftech H220 X2 has clear tubes, so I refilled the AIO with white to match my theme. Best part of this AIO is that it IS expandable, so I probably will add a loop for my GPU if it ever gets hot enough to need liquid cooling. Thanks for the read!

jaytager3 1 point 8 months ago

Ah ok, yeah with most tubes being black it gets kinda redundant and I love how you conducted your whole color theme.

Enjoyed reading and hope your build gets featured! ...how could it not!?

Ayrus 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Pornographic material is not aloud on this site, im going to have to respectfully ask you to take this post down in consideration for other users of pcpartpicker (jk) +1 :)

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

LOL thanks!

TheBlackAdder 2 points 8 months ago

Good job on the intel 535 and the hof 970 .. don't see them everyday : )

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks!

philphaser 9 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Oh, please, thy lord of thee PC Master Race, make all builds on pcpp look as good as this right here. Amen.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Nice. Thank you!

paskowitz 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

This is easily one of the nicest H440's I have every seen. Bravo!

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you!

quzar469 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

for a first build this is pretty impressive, congrats on teh nice job man +1

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! The one problem with doing something this awesome for a first build is now I set the bar really high for my next build LOL.

Levvie 2 points 8 months ago

sniff Ahhhh... the smell of a feature... great work +1 :)

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you!

gorkti200 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

This is gorgeous and well executed. Bravo. I've been curious about that GSkill keyboard too, glad it's working out. It's only marred by the zoomed in photo showing Cheat Engine on your desktop. ;P

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

LOL, a gamer's toolkit isn't complete without Cheat Engine! Thanks for reading!

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

It's a very nice keyboard. My only complaints are the key clacking sound and the software. I have the red switches, so I wasn't expecting a silent keyboard, but you can hear me typing in the next room. The software needs to be scrapped and rewritten from the ground up, but it works okay if you spend the time learning it. Most people would get too frustrated and just give up on it though.

Volkov 2 points 8 months ago

Metal fab ftw! Well done. Nice planning and execution.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! I spent a couple months dreaming up this build in my head. I can't believe how well it turned out!

EmoryLeaddis 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

wow.... I want to marry your computer dude this is so beautiful. Great job friend!

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Thanks! I'd marry it too, but I think my wife would have something to say about it! :)

goME2448 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Hell yea, the ets and ats are great games!

TorBearPig 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

+1

Holy Jebus did you put in some great work on this! also the parts are great!

all around great work!

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you! I was a ton of work, but it sure is fun to look at while I'm playing games. Sometimes I just get lost in the lights and drive off the road or get killed in-game LOL!

tejadam868 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

this is gorgeous. You my friend deserve a feature

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you!

PumpkinPc 1 point 8 months ago

I've seen another build do the same exact thing with writing NZXT and H440.

hmmm....

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

That was my build...I mentioned in the very first paragraph that I had to rebuild it, so I took new pics, updated some parts and the description, and reposted.

PumpkinPc 1 point 8 months ago

oh okay!

TMatthews 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Where did you get those company logo badges? The ones where you SSD is mounted.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago
TMatthews 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! Awesome build! +1

EdInk 9 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Excellent lighting effects and the mods to facilitate it. Solid parts and well executed theme. +1

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you!

frudy1232 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

I love black and white theme builds.... Great job.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks!

Mikeshar 1 point 8 months ago

Beautiful!

I've been looking for a graphics card support bracket just like yours, for my Galax 980. May I have the model of yours?

Thanks!

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

I'll do you one better.

Here's where I got mine. http://mnpctech.com/gpu-support-bracket/

Mikeshar 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks!

jperry77 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Nice custom touches. Good job.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks!

ItsAdrian 1 point 8 months ago

Get the Ducky Shrine GOAT and your setup will be PERFECT But still 10/10

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

That is a pretty cool looking keyboard...but two words come to mind...CHEETO FINGERS lol

Christianno133 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome build! +1

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Thanks!

jsoutherland89 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I misread your title at first. I replaced party with power... Don't know what that says about my state of mind but for a minute I was like dang! That's pretty brazen

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

LOL, you are forgiven!

Jäßßäwöçkëë 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Bruh ..... As a fellow modder. I tip my hat to you! Like Craftsman I'm lost for words. It's just so ...... BEAUTIFUL! +1 I have to ask though I have been trying to find the 2X8GB kit of that exact ram and I can't seem to find it anywhere anymore. Any direction on this would be greatly appreciated.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Yeah, I got mine from Newegg, but I don't see it there anymore. It was out of stock for several months when I was looking for mine. When I was ready to purchase, I contacted Geil via Twitter and asked them why it was still out of stock. A sales rep emailed me back and told me when they were sending their next shipment to Newegg. A week later, they were back in stock. I would try to contact them and see what they will do for you.

Thanks for the read!

Jäßßäwöçkëë 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Oh ok cool beans thanks!

superheroux 1 point 8 months ago

Wow. Very nice build. I particularly like the use of the Hue+ for the panel lighting. I have a single Hue+ but have wished at times that I had more than two configurable groups to work with. How does the Cam software treat the multiple Hue+ modules? Do you get four distinct groups?

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks for the read! Once the CAM software recognizes more than one Hue+, it shows a dropdown menu (located above the configurable LED's) that allows you to select which Hue+ you want to change. I have 4 groups of 3 LED strips-One (3 strip group) inside the window lighting up the components, and 3 groups of 3 strips that span the front and top panels. I meant to add a picture of it to my gallery. I'll do that tonight.

superheroux 1 point 8 months ago

Good to know. Thanks!

MarshmellowMan2 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

When you spend like 200 dollars on case lights.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Not quite LOL, more like $160, but who's counting? :)

KrazyMunkey 1 point 8 months ago

You win i surrender

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

LOL

W3b_C0d3r 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Love the theme! Truly amazing.

W3b_C0d3r 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Love the theme! Truly amazing.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you!

slackface 1 point 8 months ago

Sick build man. I really like that window.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! In my opinion, it's what NZXT should have offered out of the box. The front of the HDD cage is a prime area for personalization.

Xorex64 1 point 8 months ago

Absolutely insane.

+1

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Designing this thing...I started to feel that way at times :)

Thanks!

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Neat case modifications. It's not just a rainbow vomit explosion. Very nice.

Thumbs up.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I like that... "rainbow vomit explosion" LOL. It's a very good way to describe some of the other builds I have seen. I'm glad mine doesn't fall into that category :)

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Sorry I can't upvote your build. My voting was turned off by Phillip a little while ago.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

It's okay. A nice comment is just as good.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Got voting rights back.

+1 for your build

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Thank you!

couchjohn 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Really nice build, you have inspired me to try a front panel cutout design myself. May i pick your brain on a few things?

  1. Did you take the foam off the front panel before getting it cut? and did it come off easily? did you just use a heat gun or something?
  2. What does it look like in the daytime if you have no lights on? whats the fabric look like? i was thinking of putting some black or silver mesh behind the design cut out so it would look nice during the day and still let light through at night.

Cheers

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago
  1. Yes, the foam was (mostly) removed before cutting. I then finished removing the remaining residue after the cuts were made. It didn't come off in one piece, but a heat gun would help. The important thing is to take it slow and be patient.

  2. I will add a daylight picture tomorrow so you can see it. The fabric is a white mesh, similar to what you would see on the bottom of a box-spring mattress. I found it at my local craft store. For my build at least, I wanted to use white fabric because white refracts the most amount of light. You can use any color you want, just keep in mind the darker the color, the less light will come through.

Thanks for checking it out, and let me know if you have any more questions-I'm happy to help!

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Okay, I've added some pics that should answer your questions. I added a few more pics of the fabric I used, and what the panel looks like with it installed. I also added a 3-way comparison of the case in a daylight/lit room setting. It should give you a better idea of how it looks with the lights on. The LED's are still very visible even in a well-lit room.

TeyKey1 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

When you randomly search for "OC" in completed builds, and this hella awesome PC pops up. +1

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Nice! Thanks for checking it out!

ExosFPS 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Hey, love the build. I was wondering if you bought those badges or you made them. if you bought them, where did you get them from?

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks! I wish I had the tools to make them myself, but I bought them. They came from modsticker.com.

ExosFPS 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

awesome thanks

Baesick 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Sorry to be on the late train, but I absolutely love what you did here, I have an H440 as well and I was planning on ordering a side-panel and getting some tempered glass going ;)...but you sir, get a big fat +1

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

No worries on being late! Thanks for checking it out!

Baesick 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Haha, I love builds like this ;)

brodes20 1 point 7 months ago

I love this build! The color scheme and the modding on the case is phenomenal! Also the peripherals really help tie the build together.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks! It took a lot of planning! I spent about 6 months dreaming it up and planning the components. It was a ton of fun to do! Thanks for checking it out!

Design1stcode2nd 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Came across this from tomshardware, fantastic build, very well executed. I've seen a lot of white builds but combining it with the different Hue strips and the case mods really takes it to another level.

I use a number of Alchemy extensions as well and didn't know they had IO ones so now I'll have to order those too. :)

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks for checking out my build! I appreciate the kind words. :)

RayTheKing 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

This build is absolutely beautiful.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you! Much appreciated!

Reprisalgaming 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Bro, if this is your first build you need to start a computer company or at least join one.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks! It really is my first build lol. I really wanted something different from all of the other builds I had seen on PCP. I had 6 months to think about what mods I could accomplish with my limited experience and how I could create a theme that was eye catching without being annoying. I think I hit it just right.

Reprisalgaming 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Well, im starting a build soon im saving right now but hopefully when i start mine i can do everything without screwing up.

GETCARTER 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

This is unbelievable.. absolutely love every bit of detail you have done! Hands down the nicest setup I have seen.

I have the exact same h440 case (windowless) that I have been slowly customizing such as adding windows etc before I take everything out of my current tower and place into it. Long story Short but your build inspired me to do more!

Quick question, I also own a swiftech h220x2 and I am curious if you just drained and filled with mayhem pastel or did you do a whole cleaning, drain, rise, procedure before hand.

Thank you!

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Thanks for the kind words! I did not use an actual cleaning kit, but I did clean the system out before I refilled it. Just a bit of distilled water through the radiator. I also wanted to clean my hoses because they came from the factory with a bit of murky looking film inside. The best tool I found for cleaning them was a gun cleaning brush for a .38 caliber. Of course the brushes had never been used before so they were clean. Once everything was clean and (mostly) dry, I refilled with the pastel.

So happy to hear it has inspired you to make yours better! It makes me feel better knowing other people appreciate the same things I do. Thanks again!

GETCARTER 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Awesome, in that case I just ordered some mayhems pastel sunset yellow for my h220x2 :) hope to post mine up here and have the same amount of positive feedback lol hope.

I went with two 3 pack thermaltake riing 12 rgb fans and planned on getting some rgb led strips.. it appears the hue+ is by far the best. So I will get these after confirming with yours that they look great. I'm not trying to copy yours really lol. Just the hues

Take care

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MakingThisForReviews 1 point 4 months ago

Wow.... just wow.... what an amazing build. Does the MOBO have on board wifi?

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

The Asus Z170-A unfortunately does not. To my knowledge, the only mobo in that line that does have a built in wifi adapter is the Z170 Deluxe, which is about double the price of my board.

Thanks for the compliment though!

BlazingPc 1 point 3 months ago

Just wow and the modding is just perfect. Only thing I would recommand is a headphone stand. Other than that, very very nice

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Been looking at getting one of those. Until then, I've been hanging my headphones from a command hook off the side of my desk. The headphones on the monitor was just for visuals. Thanks for the compliments!

LightningAce 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Looks aesthetic!

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!

ExpertAmateur 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

How do you like that HDD? Is it the ST2000DM006 (new model?)

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Yes, it's the new model. I like it a lot. It's a great value. I use it as secondary storage so its not running constantly, but I have no complaints so far.

ExpertAmateur 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Would it be fine as a primary?

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Yup. It's just fine for just about any use. At 7200RPM it will be quick and durable.

ExpertAmateur 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks, ordered it last night.

Joshuamorrison 1 point 2 months ago

This is sick! But what water cooling parts did you use they're not on the parts list?

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The CPU cooler is an AIO from Swiftech. It's the Swiftech H220X2 Prestige. I have it listed in the custom parts area.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

And thank you for the compliment!

Ninja117 1 point 2 months ago

Hmmmm. WOW. Cheat engine? Why!?

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Ummm because I'm a PC gamer and sometimes games need to be modded lol.

Stereotypical_Whale 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

:|

Builder45 1 point 2 months ago

Super Dank Build

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks!

EwarWarrior 1 point 2 months ago

this should be on setup wars

Tadgo 1 point 1 month ago

I was checking out builds based on power supplies to see if my proposed setup had enough wattage, I am so glad I stumbled on to this one. Nice build all around. A piece of art.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yup, my 650W works just fine with this, even with all the extra lighting and peripherals! Thanks for the compliment!

jesseb143 1 point 1 month ago

What a beautiful rig!

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you!

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rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

For my build, I had to remove all of the foam except for the big one behind the motherboard, which was the front panel, top panel, and small piece next to the window. It's not all that easy, but it WILL come off with a little patience. Don't expect it to come off in one piece though-you WILL destroy the foam in the process. The adhesive residue holding the foam peels off like the rubbery glue you find on credit cards. Shouldn't need any special tools or chemicals, just be patient and take it slow.

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rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Brave? LOL, I was scared to death! Thankfully everything worked out though. Thanks for the read!

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rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

http://galaxstore.net/

That's where you'll find them, and where I got mine. It was on sale around the holidays. I'm sure you could find one on Ebay or something, but that site isn't trustworthy anymore. When it's something important like the GPU, I would rather pay retail price and have the piece of mind of knowing it's legit.

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rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Thanks for the recommendation, but I don't know if this build could compete with some of those. There's some pretty sick rigs on that show.

Mason54 11 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

With this mod, you've defiantly got a chance

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks for checking it out!

Avalanche 1 point 3 months ago

I've watched quite a few of those episodes, and in my opinion your build is the most gorgeous build I have seen in my life.

rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! Very much appreciated!

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rwoody81 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Thanks! I was going crazy searching for deals, but it was all worth it!