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Being rather new to the PC building world, I thought I would begin my first build that is suitable for Twitch streaming and video editing.

I decided to create a white build and did some custom painting to the NZXT panel and back plates (my dog helped!) because I didn't really like the original black painting that the case came with. It didn't really match with the build style that I was going for. Originally I wanted to replace the tubing of my H110 cooler to a white coloured tubing, but since I have very little experience I've noticed that I am very uncertain with how to replace the tubing without encountering any problems along the way so I just decided to tape over the original tubing with white electrical tape for the time being. It looks really unprofessional but it sort of worked out. Along the way I found out that I needed to buy some cable combs because I was afraid that some of the cables would come in contact with the fans in the case but also cuz duuuuh it looks really nice. I also got the idea to custom make my Wacom tablet with a Kurumi Tokisaki skin as well!

Why did I decide to go with red motherboard? I have no idea to be honest. I have very little experience with PC building and at the time when I picked out all of my parts I didn't have the idea of building a white themed PC but now I eventually plan to swap it out with a motherboard that is more suitable for the appearance along with replacing the 970 graphics card as well.

All in all for the most part I had absolutely no idea what I was doing but in the end I think everything turned out pretty well!

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build, and nice pictures. You should get a backplate for your graphics card, it would make it look that much better.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info! i'll look into getting a backplate

  • 43 months ago
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You're welcome.

  • 43 months ago
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Quick question: are the alchemy cables extensions, or are they full cables that go into the PSU by themselves?

  • 43 months ago
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I used both alchemy and bitfenix but none of them go straight into my PSU. All of the cables are connected with extensions that go into my PSU

  • 43 months ago
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Okay. Thanks for the quick response.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet keyboard!

  • 43 months ago
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Hey thank you!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

what keyboard is that?

  • 43 months ago
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Its a Ducky Shine 3 with White Vortex double shot key caps

  • 43 months ago
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Paint"s a bit drippy should of put on a lighter coat! Congrats on the build!!

  • 43 months ago
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The paint kept getting ruined so I just kept adding extra coats. Ill try better next time!

  • 43 months ago
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Yeah keep the can a good foot away from the painting surface and just slightly mist it, again congrats!

  • 43 months ago
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I like the contrast between the bright LED's up top and the darkness below the GPU with a red sort of "Crack" like led through the motherboard, really gives me the impression of light and dark, good and bad, heaven and hell sorta thing :)

Great work (even thought that's not what you were going for) and the electrical tape really turned out nice.

You have my +1 good sir

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thanks! Most of what I did was out of the blue since I have very little experience, but its really nice to hear positive feedback from people!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Im much the same, until I spent too much time here :P

but my first build was pretty well blind, made a few flaws and could have picked better parts for cheaper etc. But you live and you learn :D also I have no colour theme at all I just went with well reviewed quality components and things I liked (my PC is a Mutt)

I am also stuck with a Red and black mobo just like you haha :P

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

haha yea, I never originally intended to have a colour theme at all but after it was all put together it was easier for me to see what things looked like and replace anything I didn't like. Luckily my motherboard stands out a lot :p

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Could always emphasise on the light and dark theme?

That was you don't have to swap out the motherboard.

Here is the part list to my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Iceman320/saved/sBLLrH

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

That wouldn't be too bad of an idea, but I always thought that people wouldn't understand what I was trying to do if I did that. Ill keep it in mind though! :p

  • 43 months ago
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Where do you get the cable combs by the way, from CableMod also?

  • 43 months ago
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CableMod would be a really good place to buy some if you can find any, but I actually bought mine from this really random Chinese website for dirt cheap

  • 43 months ago
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Oh okay, I found some on a Chinese website too but shipping was like 20 days. Can you link me anyways?

  • 43 months ago
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I think I bought them from www.wish.com and im not too sure if they still sell the cable combs or not, but the 20 days shipping seems accurate since all their products come straight from China and thats about long long it took for mine to arrive.

  • 43 months ago
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Damn,thanks and okay

  • 42 months ago
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Performance-pcs.com is where I got many of the parts for my build. They have cable combs too. They are based in Florida and have fast shipping!

  • 42 months ago
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O ty

  • 43 months ago
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is your video card sagging ? or is that an illusion?

  • 43 months ago
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yes it is sagging, really badly. I heard of people that use some sort of mini jack stand to hold up their card but I dont know if its really useful or not

  • 42 months ago
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I got my GPU support from MNPCTech. It works great and looks really sexy. http://mnpctech.com/gpu-support-bracket/

Puget Systems also makes a clear acrylic one. https://www.amazon.com/Puget-Systems-Universal-Acrylic-Brace/dp/B019ZZQVK8

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Ill see if I can find anything on there, Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

How loud are the fans? Im thinking about getting some

  • 40 months ago
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Hey sorry for the late reply its probably too late for me to be answering your question but honestly i dont notice too much when it comes to the amount of noise its probably a tiny bit quieter but not anything too noticeable. I can definitely tell you that the fans are VERY good when it comes to reducing vibration but you got to be careful about the rubber grommets that come with the fans as they are really tricky to use. I didnt end up using mine and just ended up using the screws instead and it still worked out really nicely. Let me know how it went if you already bought the fans or not.

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