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Pitch Black Gold

by desol4th

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132 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 25, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.75GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.5GHz

Description

  • I recently saw black golden builds, but just a few. Wondering why this combination isn't been doing that often, because it looks very nice, I decided to try one.
  • Designed it first with many pictures of the components by putting them together with PaintShop, to see how things would work and color scheme would look like and decide which parts to paint.
  • Only thing here is that the airflow could be optimized. But putting the radiator in the top mounting bracket doesn't look good to me. When doing so, I could mount three of the Corsair AF120 in the front, what causes a much better airflow.
  • Now there is only one AF in the bottom front (controlled by GPU temperature) and two SP above for the radiator. The three AF in the top are just starting to spin when CPU or GPU temperature is above a certain point. The AF140 on the back is spinning with 28% (323 rpm) and goes up regarding the GPU temperature as well.
  • GPU is 70°C max., 35° C idle.
  • CPU package is 55° C max, 23° C idle.
  • I painted all the heatsinks on the mainboard, H100iv2 and radiator apllications, fan rings, thumb screws and mainboard screws, front panel of the graphics card and topper aluminium bridges of the DDR4.
  • Removed the white stickers on the DDR4.
  • The cable extensions are from Silverstone (8- and 6-pin) and BitFenix (24-pin).
  • Exchanged the PCI slot covers with GELID S​​olutions ​P​CI Slot ​in​cl. Fil​ter and added TOLKO® ORGANZA black fabric to them for more filtering abilities
  • TOLKO® ORGANZA black fabric added to the complpete front filter
  • And the SSD cover is a custom made one by ColdZero.eu.

Comments Sorted by:

KohnJeffFennedy 15 points 10 months ago

It's so CLEAN!

pegotico 2 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

More like Zest

uberlizard 1 Build 15 points 10 months ago

Y'know, Linus Tech Tips posted a video today about some gold keycaps you might want..

TheRenegadeFish 1 point 8 months ago

yes

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mdsmichigan 3 Builds 5 points 10 months ago

I forgot my username and had to search my build....

StarBlazer457 2 points 10 months ago

lol

Someone0011 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

where in michigan?

mdsmichigan 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Motor Town

desol4th submitter 1 Build 4 points 10 months ago

You're a funny dude hu!? ;)

uberlizard 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

very

joelhowell 1 point 9 months ago

Get out

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Seriously, I lold hard.

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

thank you i appreciate

Mystro619 2 Builds 4 points 10 months ago

I'm diggin the color scheme, wanted to go with a burnt copper and black myself. I do custom auto painting/airbrushing and have some left over chameleon paint. might do a chameleon job on the pc with it to match my ride if the burnt copper scheme sucks.

desol4th submitter 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

A burnt copper scheme sounds good. I saw a kind of tribute to Doom-build with rusty rocks completely self made ... But for the moment I'm satisfied with my build! ;)

Mystro619 2 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Nice, I'll have to check it out and you should be you gotta pretty nice setup!

Duranarts 1 Build 4 points 10 months ago

Looks so good...

desol4th submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks a lot!

LatamirDigital 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Wow this is GOLD! I've never seen such a golden display from hours of fine work, blood, sweat, and gold. The cable management is golden, the gold painted parts are golden (literally), even the PSU is Gold! As in 80+ Gold. Fantastic Build man, Pure Gold :D.

FEATURE THIS!

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks a lot mate! Appriciate it! :D

Duncan034 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

This build is incredible. Love all the effort put into it! +1

markwparrish 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

Amazing build. The color coordination and attention to detail are top notch!

X47man 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Excellent Build. That Gainward 1070 looks the part too.

+1

desol4th submitter 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

Thanks man! PS: But it's a 1080 GLH ... ;)

X47man 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

1080 GLH, Even better then. I'm stuck here with a 960M 4GB...

StarBlazer457 1 point 10 months ago

I'm stuck here with Intel Bay Trail(Desktop) graphics, so I don't want to here it :)

bombarde136 1 point 9 months ago

I'm stuck here with my half accidentally burnt 760 1.5GB(I don't know why it isn't 2GB either like other models)

StarBlazer457 1 point 9 months ago

Lol, probably still better than mine.

OwSo101 1 point 9 months ago

Im stuck with a mini itx 8 year old pc until my parents let me get a new one becasue they reckon my pc is perfectly good for me.

:P

StarBlazer457 1 point 9 months ago

Lol, I'm on a Celeron N2830, this thing can't handle my needs. I use Ableton Live 9 every week it can't handle what I need to do with it. Luckily, my brother has a decent laptop, that can handle it. But it's nothing like having your own.

s.a.wood15 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Sick wit it. +1

chillydude44 2 points 10 months ago

I like the colors and componants but why the plain white LEDs and not a yellow/gold?

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I tried a warm white LED stripe. But that was way too bright. Now stuck with that NZXT sleeved LEDs ... I already thought about purchasing them in orange. But they are just looking too much orange.

lucasbrf 2 points 10 months ago

AMUSING :D

uberlizard 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Also, wrong mobo in the list- you clearly have a z170, the list has a z270.

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Oh, my fault! Picked the wrong one ... Thanks! Changed ...

Pcenthusiast1782 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Slick, I love it.

Tamriel_Bound 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

A stunning build! :D But that GPU sag has always bothered me, it makes me nervous. You'd think case manufacturers would make the expansion slots more reinforced? Or maybe the GPU can come with some nifty little tri-pod lol

desol4th submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Yeah, it pretty much bothered me, seeing the card is hanging like 5 mm down on the right edge ... But it seems to be very stable though. Tripod could do it (lol) but the only possibility somehow could be a PCIe slot expansion.

Karsty5 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

I must say, I am a FAN of this build.

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Woohoo! Glad to hear! Appriciate it! ;)

Stereotypical_Whale 2 points 10 months ago

this build is pure gold... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

AyeGee 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Nice to see the way you secured your AIO lines above the RAM as to be seen in its entirety. I plan to do the same with my Kraken X62 lines once my new RGB RAM shows up next week. Good job on the build as well!

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah, but the lines of the Kraken seem to be more flexible then mine. It might be possible to have them just hanging down below the RAM like so.

AyeGee 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

It may work either way for me, but I think I prefer the lines to go above, as it looks much cleaner out of the way of the motherboard as in your case.

chris76816 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

This looks incredible. Hopefully it gets featured!

desol4th submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks! Planning to get a nicer looking backplate for the 1080 ... ;)

bombarde136 1 point 9 months ago

It got featured, that's how I found it ;)

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

And the SSD cover is a custom made one by ColdZero.eu.

I need this. Instant +1, but I was gonna do that anyway. =-)

Thanks so much, SanDisk. Thanks for putting the SanDisk sticker on the 'bottom' and the information on the 'top'.

Vreaker12 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Such an awesome setup. Diggin' the color scheme too! +1

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks a lot! You got a very nice Setup as well! And you made it with the Radiator on the top ... Should be better for air flow from the front since you're running SLI! ;)

Vreaker12 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Funny that you should mention that since I'm planning on changing that hahaha. Like you I also hope to improve airflow and temp.

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

If you're satisfied with the looking, don't change it. Since the most newer VGAs are blowing into the case instead pushing warm air outside, you'll need a better airflow all over inside.

SilentBlayd 1 point 10 months ago

this makes yellow look so nice (I hate the color yellow) and how did you make it so clean...

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Shouldn't look like yellow, but with any LEDs on it's difficult to still get it looking gold ... ;)

Gobster 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

That cable management and the colour! WOW. Good job

martin8aw 1 point 10 months ago

Did you custom paint some of these parts? It looks really nice. I'm not sure if the mouse was worth it, it's twice as expensive as the keyboard, but still, great, amazing looking build. May it live long and run Crysis

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks a lot! Yes, like mentioned in the description, I painted heatsinks on the mainboard, H100iv2 and radiator apllications, fan rings, thumb screws and mainboard screws, front panel of the graphics card and topper aluminium bridges of the DDR4. That mouse is really great imo! I got it on a cyber monday for around 70,- bugs, and yes, worth the price! ;)

Omgukk 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

What kinda of paint did you use for this?

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I used a rim spray from German manufacture plus grounding/filler.

MayhemDarkshadow 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Man that is such a clean build and unique color scheme. You did a really good job

NotMark 1 point 10 months ago

Build honestly looks amazing and I don't know why but the Enthoo Evolv just makes the build look better than it would in an S340 or H440 or another common case. I haven't seen this color scheme done before but it looks really good and I think the custom painted parts were just the icing on the cake. I'm glad you didn't go for a custom loop as it would maybe look cooler, but I feel as you're going for a mostly black with gold accents, a gold custom loop would be a pain in the *** to mix the colors [I don't think they make a gold fluid]. I only have one question though

What type of paint did you use for painting the parts? I was thinking about painting some of my parts as well.

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah, a golden custom loop with goldish liquid would be too much. Just black and bended shiny tubes with black liquid and some custom painted parts on the block and golden fittings would fit here, I think. But I couldn't find a block which matches such requirements.

I used a rim spray from German manufacture plus grounding/filler.

iUnhinged 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Great custom painting

mdsmichigan 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Love the black and gold, was this an inspiration by chance? Also, I love gold!

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Didn't see that build, so no. But is nice as well! ;) Diggin by this i.e.!

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

inb4 feature. Called it!

Enjoy the feature!

syg101 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

honestly one of the sickest builds I have seen on this site

gsaiz85 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

That looks sweet.

ToxicTermite 1 point 10 months ago

I really like the way this build looks, very clean. Maybe to clean things up a little more you would consider purchasing some new cables from ensourced? that guy really does a fantastic job.

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 10 months ago

O_O DAT BLING THO

Egyptian 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Where did you get your cable combs from?

desol4th submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

From a local store. They're the E22 cable combs, 3mm.

Kevthebarber88 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

very nice

slaplante 1 point 10 months ago

Can you please put NZXT Hue in that case and send pics????? BTW: I love my PG348Q, great choice. Consider getting the ergotech arm for it!

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

At the moment, I'm not planning to put the HUE+ in there. But that thing would be a great choice, especially on such difficult light reflecting colors like gold. Hmm... Maybe! So if, I will post pictures! ;)

DeadRadio_Sean 1 point 10 months ago

More bumblebee than classy gold.. Love the build though

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Shouldn't look like yellow, but with any LEDs on it's difficult to still get it looking gold ... ;) Especially on Photographs. On fotographs you're always getting other colors, than in real world.

DeadRadio_Sean 1 point 10 months ago

I just got over to your build from this http://forum.corsair.com/v2/showthread.php?p=775804

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah, saw that build. Great one ... :D

SirMints 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Great Work. This looks 24 karat!

montiago 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

NOOOO YOU POSTED YOUR BLACK/GOLD PC BEFORE MINE! AFNAIOFUNAOEIUFNAOIEUFANPFUINAFJAE I WANTED TO BE ORIGINAAALLL

desol4th submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Hahahaha ... Sorry dude! ;)

montiago 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Been working on mine since July, but money is an issue. I also got my inspiration from Arvaci's build. Bought the mobo and pictured a black/gold theme, then saw his build and I was like "I'M DOING THIS" lol.

Posted a sneak peek a couple weeks back. Did you see it? :)

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

No I didn't. But that already looks pretty nice!

thetortuga747 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

How were you able to paint the AIO without covering up the Corsair logo?

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago
FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 10 months ago

I freaking love that case, beautiful rig.

CwalkPinoy 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

this is the most black metal ssd i've ever seen

desol4th submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Hahaha! And I was wondering, if somebody will recognize ... ;)

__Animal__ 1 point 10 months ago

When you have to much free time....

MaxGame5o 1 point 10 months ago

Love the attention to detail. Especially those painted screws. They really add to the build!

kiz7 1 point 9 months ago

What are those "cord separators" on your gpu?

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Hu? You mean the cable combs? o_O

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I've readed cable bombs xD

chris76816 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

FEATURED!!!!

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Yeehaa! :D

AlreadyTurk 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Question.. How did you paint the corsair AIOs cap while still allowing the corsair logo to be seen? I want to paint mine green but dont know how to keep the light able to shine through the paint

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago
Jw2720 1 point 9 months ago

upvote for how well the build is completed and respect for all the work put in

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Congrats on Featured.

mphershey 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

great color scheme, and nice build overall. Welcome to the minority party of non-RGB/Yellow-Gold builds!

WaldoTheRanger 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

seriously? Jipster isn't here yet?

nice build. gotta love gold. (that monitor looks awesome too)

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks! Will bring up pictures from that one as well ...

DutchTexan 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Weow

Squidhater3000 1 point 9 months ago

How much was that graphics card?

desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

712 €

Gsodetani 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Donald Trump would love this computer....

ESPI 1 point 9 months ago

Omg, this is an instant visual orgasm!!! Amazing job!!! And you took into consideration every single detail (exchanging the PCI slots amazed me) Wow!!!.

DDR4worx 1 point 9 months ago

Just... ...Dang! 1+

Hascar5 1 point 9 months ago

Nice build.

quk 1 point 9 months ago

Sexy. I want it.

IBuildCompooters 1 point 9 months ago

Holy freaking crap. I'm amazed at how amazing it is! :o

Sockens 1 point 9 months ago

Y'know, I was going to do a black and gold build. I thought it might look nice, my idea. This is one of those 'never mind' moments...

MalevolentDood 1 point 9 months ago

This PC has me all like http://i.imgur.com/MXeL1Jh.gif

Dolomats 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

+1 For The PG348q Monitor, Phanteks Case and The radiator in the front same as me :p

rennseppl 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Bling Bling! Nice build!

Enthromir 1 point 8 months ago

LOVE this color scheme. Kept hitting up arrow, only could give +1. Just know there about +47 out there in the ether.

DeReaper44 1 point 7 months ago

hey!! how did you spray paint your cooler without hurting the led light?

DeReaper44 1 point 7 months ago

may iknow if you take all the brackets out to put the radiator then where will u put the HDD if its needed (just asking becuz i have a HDD and i'm following ur perfect build)

ThatFalseProphet 1 point 6 months ago

Name this pc Bumble Bee

LightProtecter 0 points 10 months ago

I got here before Jipster!

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desol4th submitter 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

Because they were black and now ... it's gold! It's special spray for rims and impact resistant.

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Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

the motherboard ones

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desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I didn't painted around ... I've tested the translucency attributes of the spray on an acrylic glass. With three thin layers there is a good coverage and the LED paper still shines through very well. Even with the block's LED set to red or green is still red or green.

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desol4th submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I used a rim spray from German manufacture plus grounding/filler.

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