Description

This build is for my Dad for his upcoming birthday. His computer is dying, and I had some of these parts already on hand (processor, RAM, SSD & HDD) so why not use them for a cool looking build that sort of resembles mine? Plus since he loved how mine looks, I figure the white version of the AIO would be awesome to use. Yes, I know that it's kind of an overkill system for my Dad, but he'll appreciate it immensely and that makes it worth it to me.

PCPP doesn't have the motherboard that I actually bought so I chose to list the B150 Gaming from MSI because it's rather similar. I actually bought the MSI H170I PRO AC motherboard.

I will say that I did encounter an issue with the build: PCPP states that the DeepCool Captain 240 AIO might not fit properly in the NZXT Manta, and they are correct. The problem lies in the placement of the metal reservoir cap on the radiator in relation to the cutout for rads on the Manta. I was able to install it, however there is only one way that it'll fit- With the fans on top of the rad, on top of the rad cutout. It's kind of a bummer, since I think that the white fans of the Captain 240 would add a nice touch to the overall look of the build, but oh well, c'est la vie. I suppose that I could have mounted the cooler in the front, but I decided on top mounting instead.

I haven't stressed the system out much mainly due to getting it ready as a gift, but it idles at 23ºC.

Outside of the issue with the DeepCool AIO, the build process was smooth and overall I'm really happy with the results.

One final comment: I included a couple of pictures of my system (Madame Rouge) as a bit of a comparison look between the Noctis 450 and the Manta.

Part Reviews

CPU

A great processor for those not looking to overclock. The build that this was used for went to my Dad for his B-Day and since then he's been amazed at the responsiveness of the system.

CPU Cooler

I had a difficult time getting this to fit into the NZXT Manta case, but it's not worth knocking off a star in the rating system because it's a case design issue. Overall the white look of the cooler is awesome and it keeps the system cool, so I can safely recommend this cooler.

Case

This case is totally awesome! The amount of room to work with inside is great, and it allows for great cable management.

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

A Bleach fan, eh? Great name for this build! I'm loving the simplicity of it. How do you like the case? Im trying to decide between this one and the Fractal Nano S case.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I actually wasn't sure what to call this build, but having just recently re-watched Bleach something 'snow/ice-like' seemed to fit the white aesthetic. :-P

As for the case, it was fairly easy to build in, with the exception of the AIO I chose. Since it's a gift for my Dad, he loves it. I've been thinking of getting a Nano S for myself to hook up to a TV, but then again, I might get another Manta for myself. Dam first world problems. LOL! :-P

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Hah! First world problems, for real.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

The manta case is awesome, I just hate that its not compact. Ive seen much smaller Matx cases. Great build anyways!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yes, it's rather large for a m-itx case, but it's really nice looking.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :-)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That case is trippy! The rounded panels must help with running cables around the back. Veddy veddy nice build, great use of space and keeping with the monochromatic theme.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :-) It's a real joy to work with. Kind of makes me want to keep it instead of giving it as a gift. :-P

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the name. It's the same one I used for a build for a friend.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Heh, thanks. I was wracking my brain for a name and then I just happened to see an episode of Bleach with Rukia's Zanpakutō, and I just had to go with it. :-P

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I had some of these parts already on hand (processor, RAM, SSD & HDD)

Wow!! I wish i had an i5-6600, 16 gigs of DDR4 and an 850 EVO lying around...... Very nice build! :)

I figure the white version of the AIO would be awesome to use.

EXACTLY!!! The black and white deepcool cooler really looks great!!

The motherboard listed is the B150 and your build has the better H170 board.

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! :-)

Heh, it was an error in judgment on my part regarding the processor: I got off of work at 01:30am and I really thought I was ordering the 6600K for my Madame Rouge build, but it was the non-k. Instead of returning it, I decided to keep it because I wanted to build something for my Dad.

I mentioned the motherboard thing in my description.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I decided to keep it because I wanted to build something for my Dad.

Wow thats very nice of you... Your father is going nuts when he sees the build! :)

I mentioned the motherboard thing in my description.

Im guilty of not reading the whole description.. :(

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

No worries, I do that too. :-P

And yes, I know he's going to love it! :-)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

came out super clean +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you1 :-)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I kind of like those cases. Overall good build

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! :-)

As soon as I saw the unveiling of the Manta, I really wanted to try to build a system in one. I almost regret going with a Noctis 450 build for mine now. :-P

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Both of those PCs look amazing, good job ᘳ◕ᴥ◕ᘰ

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :-)

I know that no one will believe me, but the honest truth is that Madame Rouge was my first ever completed build. I tried to build one back in 2011 but it was a combo sale thing and the parts were substandard so I wound up returning the whole thing.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice to see it complete. +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :-)

It takes me a while before I finalize things. :-P

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an absolute beauty! I'm in love with that case...I actually have a very similar build planned for later this year with that case...I'm holding out to see what Zen/Polaris brings before I jump the broom. I found that cooler by accident on amazon when I was putting the parts list together and had to ask the devs to add it to the list.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/J%C3%A4%C3%9F%C3%9F%C3%A4w%C3%B6%C3%A7k%C3%AB%C3%AB/saved/BbdBD3

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! :-)

That is going to be a really nice build! If I hadn't already committed to the Noctis 450 before the Manta came out, I'd have definitely done a Manta build for myself.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah ...honestly I have 2 slight hold ups with the manta personally. First I think they should have made it so you can use mATX or ITX mobos. Secondly they totally goofed on the SSD mounting space.... you can't even mount the NZXT hue+ on the SSD bracket like it's intended to be. Thats's like throwing a party and not inviting yourself....LOL Those aside the case is just magnificent. I'm debating between that or the Parvum S2.0

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the Hue+ would be a problem in the SSD slot. Depending upon how you want to do your storage, you could mount it in the 3.5" drive mount space with a 3.5"-to-2.5" SSD tray, and utilize the 3.5" drive slot in the front of the power supply for larger storage, or vice versa.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

It kind of seems like a waste to use such an expensive cooler on a non overclocking processor, but is otherwise an awesome system.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That's why I stated in my description I know it's overkill, but it's a gift for my dad's birthday. He loves how mine looks so I decided to buy the cooler knowing that it looks similar to my build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Doing my first build here in a few days using this case... and this looks sweet!!! Looking for something similar to the DeepCool 240 but I can't seem to find a good alternative... wish this one would've fit in there properly! Anyone have a good suggestion? and also, where did you get those white/grey/black cables? Those don't ship with the Manta White/Black do they?? thanks! I got the white manta as well

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! :-)

Well, the DeepCool AIO will fit but only in one position, at least for the top mount. You could try it as a front mounted solution. That's something I didn't even try.

As for the cables, I got them from Mainframe Customs. They were expensive, but the quality is amazing! Plus, you can order them in a bunch of color combinations.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I may actually like this one more than your own red one! Still not sure about the manta but the internals look nice, super clean and great use of space.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate that, thank you! :-)

My Dad loves his gift and it's inspiring me to possibly do a custom water loop sometime soon. :-)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

First Manta case built i've seen that I've fallen in love with! Nice one!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :-) I had a lot of fun putting this build together. :-D

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Bleach fan? +1 for the name

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes indeed!

I was trying to come up with a name that reflected the snowy white look of the Manta, and with Rukia's Zanpakuto being the most beautiful of all of Soul Society I just had to go with it. :-D

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

can that cooler work with the NANO S?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not really sure, but I imagine that it can be made to fit, just like I had to get creative with it in the Manta.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

The build is so neat and well put together! I love your attention to detail!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!! :-)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you have to buy a fan controller or other fan adapters to put five fans in there? I too am going to build from the same motherboard and case.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all- There is an included fan hub on the back side of the motherboard tray that helped out a lot.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

On the case? It's included? Sweet!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, take a look at picture #6: there is a fan hub next to the motherboard tray. :-)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh and also do you think I could get away with using a non modular power supply for this case? Semi modular?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, pretty much any power supply will work out just fine. There is a good amount of room in front of the psu I used that can be used for cable management.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, where have you bought your custom cables?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! Sorry for the late reply, but I've bought my cables from the following sources, along with examples: Cablemod - https://i.imgur.com/zsGlgzVh.jpg MainFrame Customs - https://i.imgur.com/wmQ0UIFh.jpg MOD-ONE - https://i.imgur.com/UlWbQKih.jpg

I find that MOD-ONE & MainFrame Customs are much better quality than Cablemod, but the pricing is a bit higher.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! My Dad loves it. :-)

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :-)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :-)

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I must admit to the MSI/NZXT thing, however DeepCool was initially for my system; When my Dad commented on how much he liked mine I just had to buy one for his build.

I'm thinking of making a custom loop for mine (Madam Rouge) in the near future.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't get to do a whole lot of benchmarks before I shipped it off to my Dad, so I only saw idle temps of 23C.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say that is a fair estimate- My Madame Rouge is idling about 28-30 with a 6700K @ 4.4Ghz, however depending upon room temp I see 26 like I do now:

http://i.imgur.com/SMaSYu5.jpg