Description

BLACK/WHITE with a hint of RGB

Built this system using parts from my old build. New parts= gtx1080, 7700k, z270 mobo, gkill ram. I really got inspired by Bitwit's RGB build video, so I tried to make it better.

I took off the factory stickers on my SSDs and put carbon fiber vinyl in it's place. The "white" cable management bar I also wrapped with carbon fiber.

The MSI Gaming X graphics card was meant for red/black builds, so I had to modify it a bit. Painted the main red circle with White-Plastidip and covered the red stripes with black plastidip. The red lines on the led portion of the gpu was taped black.

I'm very satisfied with how this came out and I hope you like it too!

UPDATE: added Lego piece to prevent GPU sag xD

myk_o

Part Reviews

CPU

At first was running a little hot, now runs low 30s

CPU Cooler

Looks amazing, runs amazing. Just the CAM software is a bit buggy. Sometimes turns off the lighting or switches profiles without consent

Motherboard

Has a hint of rgb on the bottom left. Odd but aesthetically pleasing.

Memory

Wow. Are lights on a ram stick necessary? YES. it syncs with my motherboard.

Video Card

Red and black doesnt match? Well DIY and make it to fit your theme! oh it's nice and fast too.

Case

Minimalist design. I likey

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! I love the fans, I can't bring myself to spend 30$ on one but I can live through yalls pictures lol

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

The rgb makes my pc perform better

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya the 10 red led fans I got make my Gtx 1070 into a Gtx 1180 ti ;) and my i7 6700k turbo to 6ghz

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly xD

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Your 1080 looks exactly like the msi gtx 1070 quicksilver edition, except without the backplate. Nice job! +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I pretty much based the color scheme from that gpu lol

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

1+! for the title.

not that that pc wouldnt be breathtaking but the title is a bit better :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice mod on that graphics card! Nice build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :D

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

did you spray paint it or just used tape to cover the red paint on the gpu?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I used white Plasti-dip on the red shroud and black plasti-dip on the red stripes. Had an old sticker that was black and cut it so it fit the red part on the led

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

do you have a video while painting it? i also plan on painting my gpu but not sure how

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunetly I did not. But if you read my comment below that's how I did it step by step

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing you disassembled the shroud to spray it with the plastidip? How difficult was that? I have the same card and really want to repaint the red parts.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

the shroud was easy to remove. 4 screws that are all accessible between the fans. I detached the led part from "red stripes" completely. you'll also need a 6star screw for the rgb msi logo to cover the red part. I used a black sticker I had laying around and cut it so it covers it completely. 4 coats of plastidip each. All this without breaking the warranty sticker :D. I hope this helps

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for that, that's exactly what I was looking for!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

you're welcome! and good luck!

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

theres a connector right under the fan connector. all connected via screws. you do not have to take out the back plate this method.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Which sockets did you use for your fans? Sorry first time building and theres so many sockets

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I put the first fan in CHA1 slot and second fan in the CHA2 on the motherboard

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

did you put a led strip on the back of your motherboard (cable management area) ?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

no, it wouldn't be visible. I have 4 strips running on each side of the tempered glass

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i see. in the first picture i saw that pink color (bottom left) and i was confused :P

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that was the lights from the Motherboard itself lol. The Asus z270-a Prime has that corner RGB for some reason. Hope this clears up any confusion :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

i understand now ;)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

May I ask, did you remove the red stripes prior to spraying them with plasti dip? If so, how did you remove them?

I'm going to spray mine all black and have already removed the shroud and disconnected the whole LED to the stripes as well, just that the stripes seems to be stuck on there quite well.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I couldn't remove the red stripes. After I took off the shroud and led logo, I painted the red stripes black while still attached to the casing. I removed the red stripe led completely

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, thanks for explaining to me. I suppose you either had to spray the stripes together with the casing, or like you said, do them individually.

It seems like the red stripes were overmolded this time or just glued on. Will try to heat the glue up if there is even any, else I will follow your method. Thanks again!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! Let me know how it goes!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright it's done! :) https://pcpartpicker.com/b/b4nH99

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like the stripes were really overmoulded or glued on too well. I ended up just spraying the whole piece haha. Will do a completed build here once I receive my custom cables!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you completely remove the faceplate from the gpu? Trying to figure out how imma do mine in a white red build. Well built as well mate!