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Peter's White Computer build

by ppark89

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Just built this White and black color scheme desktop. Using mostly for gaming and works perfectly fine. Had A LOT of trouble installing Windows 7 at first not knowing that the new Z170 motherboards did not support EHCI chipset which windows 7 needs to install via USB stick. I had to purchase a separate SATA DVD drive and install via DVD in order to get windows 7 on this new desktop. I've tried to slip steam the USB stick and many other alternatives with no luck at all. Huge lesson learned. Besides the OS installation part, everything else was a breeze.

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bigg_critter 1 Build 4 points 42 months ago

Peter's white computer is badass!

tiny_voices 4 Builds 3 points 42 months ago

Looks rally nice. Any reason you went with 7? It is a bit antiquated at this point.

ppark89 submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

I am just used to windows 7 and know my way around it. I will probably switch to windows 10 in my next build. I just don't want to move when there's no need.

DanielChastain 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

Tbh windows 10 is practically the same as windows 7.

Jtridin 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

yeah i rarely use that windows hub thing

PS1054205 1 point 42 months ago

not to mention, its a lil bit faster :DD i used to use windows 7 and went to windows 8.1 and then to windows 10. imo you just need to get used to it which doesnt take a long time

Iceman320 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

I use windows 8.1 but have modded it to look exactly like windows 7, haven't noticed the difference moving from 7 to 8.1 with this mod asided from I have 2 task bars when I dual screen and I don't need software to control my dual screen background randomisation as it is built into windows 8.1 (Which I find insanely cool)

The main reason I use 8.1 is because windows 7 does not support Direct x12.... (At least that's what I read on a few forums)

ppark89 submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

Interesting, I'll look into this.

Iceman320 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Hope I was helpful

JAShadic 2 points 42 months ago

Very nice and clean build.

I would definitely recommend getting a mouse pad. It'll reduce issues in the future with the mouse not being able to move the cursor because it's on a glass surface (especially in CS:GO). I'd recommend getting the Steelseries QCK mousepad if you're not planning to spend much.

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ppark89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I took out the mouse pad to make the picture look cooler :D

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

O__O

wow....

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PTsupport 2 points 42 months ago

Pete White is a Venture Brothers character with which I am familiar. Btw, Nice PC OP. http://orig13.deviantart.net/f51f/f/2010/203/5/6/pete_white_by_halcyon_of_time.png

Iceman320 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

Very nice looking build and love the component selection, although windows 7 is getting a little dated at this point and does not support direct x12 which your GPU would take full advantage of I assume.

(I have only read this on forums and do not know 100% the validity of this statement)

So from this information I recommend upgrading to windows 10 for free or using a modified version of 8.1 like me :)

FatalRaincloud 2 points 42 months ago

That's a monstrous aesthetically build. Did you actually mod the Windforce LED logo?

ppark89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

No, the gtx 980 TI G1 actually comes with a selection of LED colors you can choose from using the Gigabyte software tool.

PCSELECTOR 1 point 42 months ago

I have same 780t, H110i GT, and a R9 390 WindForce card. Does the WindForce Blue LED looks ok in your white build?

ppark89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

The blue LED is ok with my build, but white looks a lot better with the while color scheme. having everything white and black then having that one blue LED throws it off.

PCSELECTOR 1 point 42 months ago

good to hear that, it seems that I should worry more about my black/red mother board with a red LED ROG logo.

ppark89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Yup! matching a color scheme is very important to me. Good thing that the Gtx 980 ti G1 gigabyte has a red LED logo option.

PCSELECTOR 1 point 42 months ago

So this card has an adjustable LED logo using gigabyte software?

ppark89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Yes, Using the GIgabyte Guri II software. you can adjust the LED logo on the graphics card.

Turbo83 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I'm getting the Samsung 950 Pro for my first build but I don't know what motherboards are compatible. Will the 95o Pro fit on this board?

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ppark89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I definitely looked at the Corsair PSUs but I had to go with the EVGA cause it looks badass and works so well!

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ppark89 submitter 1 Build 3 points 42 months ago

I needed something with an AMP/DAC to power my headphones. I like having quality sound when using the computer for gaming, music, etc. I went with the xonar stx and have no regrets.

tpot11 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

what kind of connectors are on that sound card?

Some sound cards have the regular green orange and black, but those are gold.

Is it still the same 3.5 mm audio jacks?

ppark89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Main stereo RCA out, headphone out, SPDIF out, line in (Mic in) Other frount audio header, Aux in.

I'm not sure what the red and white connectors do, but the two 6.5mm (AUX) are used for headphones and mic. The card comes with an adapter 3.5mm to 6.5mm. I don't think the green orange and black connectors will work in the other audio jacks.

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