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Hi, everyone! :) After 6 or 7 builds, I have decided to take the challenge and build a white system or keep it as white as possible. It looks sexier than a black one. Moreover, with my current LED light set, the light reflects on the white background inside the case much better in comparison to a black one, as the black literally absorbs the light. I've been gathering white computer components for months, as some of them were hard to get in stock, such as the beautiful GALAX (former Galaxy) GTX 1080 HOF (Hall of Fame) edition with its white sexy look. The company even managed to manufacture the PCB board in white, which is amazing. In fact, this is the only company that offers a completely white/ish GTX 1080. For the motherboard, I did not really have a choice, as the MSI Titanium was a silver color, rather than white, so this Asus Sabertooth Z170 S was the only option for a white build. Moving to the RAM, the Avexir Raiden seems to fit perfect with its white/blue neon color pallet, and an amazing plasma light effect.As for the cooling, I was initially looking at the Deepcool Captain 240 EX White, but neither the former nor the last generation had all white look. They would either do the housing white with black fans or the opposite. So I went with the Enermax ETS-T40F which is a great cooler! M.2 SSD was the way to go so I choose the Samsung 950 Pro after having some bad experience with its rival OCZ RD400 which health declined from 100 to 92% within a month dor some reason, so I had to return it and get the Sammy. I did cut a white carbon fiber vinyl to cover the M.2 SSD so it can blend in with the rest. For case, I used the white Azza CSAZ=XT1 W. I did some modifications such as removing storage casing, painting the black removable brackets in white, ditching the side panel for its small window by replacing it with a custom cut Optiplex Acrylic panel. That way I could admire the guts of my baby in its full size! :) For LED lights, I put a generic Full Kit Computer RGB 5050 for $15. It works great and has an RF remote controller, so you don't have to point it to IR receivers. Oh, I also had to partially disassemble the Powe Supply and paint it white, as the snow editions of Thermaltake and Seasonic were not available at this time. What I really needed is to see the fan side of the GTX 1080, as it is charming with all of its three white fans. So I was thinking of getting an SLI riser to change the orientation of the GPU. Then it came to me! :) I just cut a mirror to the size of the graphic card and put it underneath at particular angle. That way I could see both, the top and the bottom of this beautiful GPU. As for today, April 8, 2017, the machine runs great and looks alike. Unfortunately, I don't have time to play games as I planned to (school), so it is sad to me to watch how the depreciation value of the hardware slowly goes down :( I'll try to play some Resident Evil tonight, though :) Just for the record, I've been looking for white builds all over the internet, but haven't seen any that is really all white. Thus guy further inspired me to go ahead and do this project but completely in white. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVEOn1twkYQ Take care guys and thanks for looking.