My original goal of this build was just to upgrade cpu and motherboard which led into what it is now. I dropped a lot into the cosmetics of it so this is in no way a budget friendly build. If I picked ugly parts I probably could have gotten a 980 and 16gb of ram but, I've got it look at it almost all day so might as well make it pretty.
I choose white and black because its the colors of my cat, Shadow. As well as the nice minimalist feel they have to them. I use this computer for school work and gaming, in terms of core parts its pretty cookie cutter aside from the kraken which is a rare find here in Canada at least.
I was actually quite pleased with the cooler on the MSI gtx 970, the only reason I put the kraken on it was because of the extra few mm the thermal armor makes the motherboard sit out the heat pipes on the 970 were stopping me from closing the side panel. So to combat that I got the kraken which was, interesting to install. In such a cramped place there was a lot of stretching but it is diffidently possible.