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My 3rd Custom Build PC - Project White Scarlet

by uriartephil

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change name to “White scarlet” from “Aero” Feb 21, 2019: photo’s updated *Feb 21, 2019: I move the hdd behind, reposition the cables and antenna.

Hey there,

This is my 3rd build (Theme is black and white with neon lights). After 2 years of not building a custom PC because I was using a gaming laptop, I've decided to build this since right now I have a home based job.. Gaming laptop is really good and it's portable so I can carry it anywhere I want since I'm using it for work and gaming. The only downside of having a gaming laptops is the temps and would lead to loud fan noise.

This PC is not entirely built by me, this PC came from Cyberpowerpc UK (Except for the CPU Cooler, Thermal paste, 240gb wd green SSD, 2tb HDD, Power Supply, Wireless Adapter and Case Fans), these said Item's were bought by me separately because there is no option of these in the Cyberpowerpc UK ( BTW Cyberpowerpc UK is a Company which sells and make a Custom built PC for you).

Right after it came I started to change the parts that I wanted to replace and start making my own cable routes, well cyberpowerpc did a good job in cable management but I still want to manage it a little bit of my own.

There were problems that I've encountered with this build, first is the CPU Cooler which is the Noctua NH-D15s. The Cooler itself did not came with an AM4 Bracket so I need to purchase the bracket separately ( My Bad becuase I did not read the manuals/descriptions for the Cooler). If you're planning to build with this cooler with the AM4 bracket, you should purchase the SE-AM4 Version of the Cooler.

2nd problem I encountered is with the Motherboard and the RAM, the motherboard came with an outdated version of BIOS ( vr.0804 ) and It works fine with all the system, But since I'm planning to overclock the whole system, I tried to update the BIOS to the latest version. After I've Updated the BIOS I noticed that the RGB PRO RAMS is not working, I cannot control it because its not showing in the Corsair ICUE application. After many searches I found out that the problem is with the latest BIOS version, lets cut the Story short, YOU CAN ONLY CONTROL THE RAM LIGHTINGS UP TO BIOS VERSION 0804, Greater than that you cannot control it becuase the application cannot recognize it.

PS (It’s a little overkill with my PSU but let's say it is for future proofing)

HOPE YOU LIKE MY BUILD. PLEAE LEAVE A FEEDBACK. THANKS VERY MUCH!

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dusouth 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Nice build! I like how the antenna's on top make it look like a retro tv from the 70's lol. Good to know about the RGB not working with bios update, I'll be aware of that on my next build in the near future.

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks! Yah I’m using a wireless network becuase right now I cannot route a Lan cable from the living room to my room hahah. Yah hopefully It will be fixed on the next bios update, we’ll see.

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AntiLag 2 points 1 month ago

Really clean build!

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks! :D

claytonk086 2 points 1 month ago

Im thinking of building a pc in that case and was wondering if its a good case?

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

If you’re into aesthetics and aims for a cleaner build with an average amount of airflow yah this is pretty Good. Unless you want to cool your system really well to have a better airflow might as well check others like the fractal design meshify line-ups :D

3Prcntr 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Corsair software is terrible. About the same as CAM/anything asus. Pretty much any of them are terrible. I had RGB in full effect on my first build, so much that I had NZXT strips going to the back of my desk to illuminate the wall and floor boards as well, and while CAM was my best experience, it was still a terrible one. The worst part though, was Corsairs default settings for their RAM and how they blinked on and off. I was also not able to control those. I returned them and got some G.Skill's with no lights. Best decision I made on my entire build.

Lesson I learned: K.I.S.S. - Keep it simple, stupid.

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yah even me now I know how pain in the *** these rgb’s go through the process except for rgb fans though.

Great decision! Well me im still hoping these hiccups will be solved in future versions. Lol like the “Keep it simple, stupid” thats why I didnt went for full rgb setup cause I want it simple, stealthy look but still have quite a little life on it. :D

Warren.Ang 2 points 1 month ago

Finally there is a PC build photo evidence that the Noctua D15S can clear the tall 50mm Corsair Vengence Pro RGB memory modules. But that is without the NF-14 (150mm) fan installed in the front of the heatsink. Very neat build. I love it lots. This is PC ****.

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks very much! Yup you are right this version doesnt have additional fan in the front but you get extra fan clips for future purposes if you want to put an extra fan in the future. :D

Igoruss 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Very nice build, impressive cable managment. But I must point out that WD ssd's and especially Green series are total **** and you can buy much better disk for silmilar price. And FYI - Noctua has the best support on the market. They provides free mounting bracket for every new platform for every cooler, just fill the form at their website https://noctua.at/en/support/mounting-and-upgrade-kits

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Thanks very much! Yah Actually that 240gb wd came from my laptop I just pop it out and transfer it to my build for extra storage. I’m planning to add storage but this time i will completely go for a full ssd setup cause right now my WD green hdd is “like what youve said” are total **** lol, they kinda make noise every now and then.

Woah didnt know that one. Actually Ive purchase my noctua 4months ago before this build, Ive read the link that you gave me, and yes we can send proofs of purchase but Im thinking do they have a full year support for the coolers we purchase? I didnt see any requirements. Well I might as well ask them. Btw Thank you for sharing this, I will be aware with this for my future builds.

Igoruss 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

They sent me for free AM4 bracket for NH-D14 cooler purchased 5 years ago (cooler from 2009, no longer avaible). Package comes from Austria to Poland in 4 days. Only thing you need is proof of purchase of the CPU or MB for given platform, they didnt even require receipt for the cooler so warranty isnt revelant.

Now I have their other cooler - NH-U14s mainly because of their great support.

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Cool! Good to know that now, Thank you my friend!

diypartsjoy 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Where did you get those custom cables from?

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I got those from cyberpowerpc uk, and i dont think so they sell it without buying a full system. You can get from cablemods though and in amazon if you can find decent one. :D

PersonPerson 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Nice job with with price/performance! $1700 is a good spot where the PC isn't too over the top, but will last a really really long time

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yes it is ;)

Dude001 2 points 1 month ago

I don't like those antennas. It makes it look like my grandpa's TV. But overall, it's a clean and nice build.

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks very much! At first I don't really want that antennas but since I still don't have lan cable to route in my room from living room that sits there for now and I dont want to hide it because I dont want to interfere more transfer signals in my room to living room ( if that makes sense to you) hahah.

theoctothorpe 2 points 1 month ago

So clean! I love the antennae! They really give the build some character. And that pop of pink/blue!!!!!

I've decided on the H700 (build coming soon), as I wanted to make sure I was able to keep temps down with an overclocked i9-9900K, but I really like the compactness of the H500.

\m/

uriartephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks very much!! Yah thats why I went for this cause maybe i might not fill up all the spaces of h700 :D anyways Goodluck to your upcoming build, share it here as well. \m/

ChabaGro 1 point 1 month ago

wow this build make me horny , especially the coolers , great job bro ♥

8bitHydra 1 point 1 month ago

Very nice build, so clean!

hdjekso 1 point 1 month ago

where did you get those white cables

Aooga 1 point 3 days ago

Have you tried overclocking the cpu and what are the temps for it?