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White Phantom

by jaredlaskey


This build has been about 7 months in the making.

Using a few parts from my old rig, I added the two ASUS R9 280X DCU2 Top cards.

I then proceded to start painting parts white. The GPU shrouds, Ram heatsinks and EK backplates.

I also made a custom PSY cover and added that to the mix.

I am happy with the build.

If I had the money I would get a ASUS sabertooth with the thermal armour and paint that white.

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rOjOdogg 1 Build 6 points 53 months ago

Love the custom work you have done to make it your PC and not look like the others. Good overall build with good parts, love to see what you can do with AMD. +1

MAXXHEW 4 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

I agree, it's good to see some AMD stuff being used nicely... lately it seems like every new build is the same ix-xxxxK intel chip, with the same GTX-xxxti video card. +1 for the FX and R setup.

bbakker09 1 Build -4 points 53 months ago

There is a reason people use Intel and Nvidia all the time... they both run faster, cooler, more efficient, and with less power. Granted they are more expensive but for custom builds people usually buy the best of the best.

MAXXHEW 4 Builds 6 points 53 months ago

Faster, cooler, more efficient, and with less power? If we had no idea what parts were inside these rigs... most, if not all of these custom builders would not be able to tell any difference in real world use. Faster, cooler, more efficient, with less power... are usually only really minor differences that are pretty much unnoticeable in real world. But I understand what you are saying... if we check everything and benchmark the different brands, intel & nvidia do have some little benefits here and there for a minority of their users.

Graestone45 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

I go with intel/nvidia due to hackintosh compatibility, otherwise I would probably get an FX-8320/8350

Trinity596 4 Builds 4 points 53 months ago

what kind of paint did you use?

ogpinkdino 3 points 53 months ago

I heard you can use car panel paint

Vorago 1 Build 3 points 53 months ago

This video by Tek Syndicate shows how you can do something similar yourself. IIRC they use vinyl paint they bought from an auto body shop.

ArrKayCee 3 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

As soon as I saw that you painted it I gave it a +1! Nice, all I think should be added is some custom sleeved cables.

MAXXHEW 4 Builds 2 points 53 months ago

You could have eliminated the sound card, used the onboard audio ports from the motherboard, then used that extra $27.00 to pay for the Sabertooth. Everywhere I read... most audiophile guys say that a sound card is not much better than the motherboard audio. Nice clean build though.

ImYourChrist 2 points 48 months ago

How do you like those monitors?

Diedudeman 1 point 53 months ago

I sort've don't understand the concept of painting the RAM heatspreaders white, wouldn't it just be possible to buy RAM with white heatspreaders? Just a question haha, otherwise sweet build +1 :D

Comp69 1 point 53 months ago

Is the painting process hard? I might try this, looking clean!

CarterBond 1 point 53 months ago

Can you link me the thermal armor. I wanna get some for my build.

Pbandjelly4 1 point 53 months ago

color coding HOW ITS DONE! LOL i was like "thats a sin to spray paint that" but then i was like "not bad" thats a pretty clever idea on how to color code instead of paying 300$ for the right colors.

ReDnAx1991 7 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

Really nice mod work, looks amazing, Keep up the good work. +1

Vorago 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

Love that you not only painted the cooler shroud on the graphics cards but also got those EK back plates to cover up the PCB. Brilliant! +1 for sure

sepnotic 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

Great job on the build. BTW, be careful on the back plate paint, it will peel off if the heat get too high, I've tested and it did peeled off or crack if the paint cannot handle the heat. Enjoy it it my friend.

BIGWOODYSMURF 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

Man that's nice.Nice part choices too!

TooGood 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

Love those 280Xes

JayFragz 5 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

What were the temps like considering that they are sandwiched together?

JustAnotherGamer 1 point 51 months ago

Nice Build. +1 for the custom paint.

pc_maker_on_a_pan_cake 1 point 51 months ago

cool moding +1

TWICHY_NATE 1 point 51 months ago

hey I was wondering where you got your back plates...for the 280x's? I have been looking for a bit know and cant find any stand alone back plates for those cards...so if you could let me know that would be awesome

Blackie_Sheen 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Do you know if painting the graphics card shroud voids asus warranty because I was thinking to paint my graphics card and I am going to tae the same one so...On another side, really nice build

POPTART2014 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Great paint scheme..plus the case is great...have one myself...

Good Job.

ZeusOne 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

We've got the same RAM, CPU cooler, GPU setup. Because of that, I'm upvoting haha. Very NICE build by the way. It looks gorgeous!

jaredlaskey submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Why thank you. Though my setup has changed yet again.

Hussein.H 1 point 48 months ago

Great build! I'm impressed! I'm thinking of using the same monitor for my build. Maybe only one though (I'm poor). +1

jaredlaskey submitter 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

This is true. That's why my rig evolves. I don't do a full build every time. I just change out parts now and then when I can or when I want to.

elgrian 2 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

For those talking about painting things, it would probably be easier and higher quality to just hydroprint the parts that can get wet, like a case, ect.

MightyMango 1 point 42 months ago

What a sexy paint job! How's your pc running now? Any hiccups? :)

jaredlaskey submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Not to bad. I am now running a 4790k with EVGA titan x cards in SLI

Alejo_47 1 point 39 months ago

Nice work! Mind me asking where did you get the backplates from?

jaredlaskey submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

They are from EK. I got them from PCCasegear in Australia

ib10xs4u2 0 points 53 months ago

+1 for being creative with the paint. You're not a tagger are you? :)

JurgaBurga -4 points 53 months ago

This build is really good. My only complaint is that you did waste money on a video card. If you wanted good audio, you should've bought an Asus ROG board since it has amazing on board sound.

Deadmanrcn5 1 Build 3 points 53 months ago

What do you mean waste money on a video card?

JurgaBurga 2 points 53 months ago

Shoot... I mean't sound card (I'm really sorry for being misleading.)

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