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White Themed Z170 TUF Build - SABERTOOTH Z170S & 6600K & DUAL GTX 1070

by ASUSTECHMKTJJ

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Date Published

Nov. 15, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.58GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

I have been wanting to do a somewhat midrange but still performance oriented white themed build for a while. I had the chance to team up with Deepcool and try out some of their current midrange product offerings which worked well for the target price point I was looking to build around (around 1500 to 1700). Below you will see how it all came together. Overall I am very happy with the build as it offers a distinctive look and feel but and a focus on performance, acoustics & cooling. As for the performance and acoustics, the system offers up a great desktop usage experience, fast and fluid gaming, including experience all while cool & quiet whether at idle or under load. As always there is a lot more than meets the eye when you get into what the system offers. This is especially the case when you consider the level of monitoring and fan control functionality the system offers along with the specialized features and functions that benefit first time builders to veteran PCDIY builders.

The foundation of the build is of course a Z170 board which offers up all the current specification support you could ask for, these include RAID, M.2 (PCIe, NVMe), PCIe Gen 3.0, USB 3.0/USB 3.1 as well as overclocking support. Beyond that, the Z170 chipset offers a more feature rich platform when it comes to motherboards as the best features & functions are found on performance chipset motherboards. Many builders do not realize that subtle but important areas can be considerably improved upon when compared to B or H series boards. This is especially true when it comes to areas like Fan Controls, UEFI options, board VRM design and much more. We will get to that soon enough though. Ultimately the choice to go with a Z170 motherboard is a given especially if you are looking to fully realize the potential of unlocked CPUs and XMP enabled memory. As such the choice was easy to make for this build.

A couple of notes

Overall Aesthetic -

The goal here was to have white be the first and foremost prominent color. Therefore, the motherboard, chassis and fans and even GPU were all selected due to offering this visual design aesthetic (outside of respective design benefits that they offer as well). At the same time, I was looking to have a bit of contrast with black. With that in mind there is a mix of some components that help to create that contrast.

Breaking down the components that are white or include white Deepcool Dukase V2 ( white edition ) Deepcool Captain 240 ( white edition ) Deepcool TF120 fans ( white edition ) Crucial Ballistix DDR4 ( white ) SABERTOOTH Z170 ( S edition which is white ) DUAL GTX 1070 ( with shroud being white ) CableMods Extension Cables ( white )

About the only area that would have been nice to potentially integrate more white would have been getting a custom back plate for the DUAL 1070 and painting the pump and or tubing of the Captain cooler. FYI, I did do a quick paint job to the pump header and glass tubing. I still need to slightly sand and go back in with a fine brush once the sanding is finished for some final paint touch ups.

Component breakdown

CPU - I decided to go with the 6600K. The 6700K is also a great option for the most demanding applications as well as some game engines like TOTAL WAR which benefit from the additional cores. That being noted the high clock speed, Skylake architecture and ability to overclock the cores help to ensure outstanding performance. At the same time this is also a very power efficient CPU and has very reasonable temperatures even when overclocked. This is especially the case with the 6600K compared to the 6700K and due to the fact, it does not have HT which adds a considerable temperature bump. Ultimately the 6600K not only offers great temps but also offers great FPS performance for all current titles as well as those that are coming down the pipe. As a side benefit the latest generation Intel CPUs have a lot of flexibility when it comes to what type of voltages can be applied and in this respect, we can leverage an adaptive offset voltage to maximize overclocking but also help to improve power efficiency and reduce heat buildup and eliminate the need to supply a constant voltage being driven to the CPU which can cause voltage degradation.

CPU Cooler - Deepcool Captain 240 - This is a solid all in one closed loop water cooling solution. It offers more than enough thermal dissipation capabilities especially for the 6600K even when overclocked. While it offers great cooling performance it also offers up a unique design aesthetic. The pump design is visually interesting and incorporates a soft white LED inside that further adds a visual difference to the build. The pump also has some nice advantageous compared to many closed loop water cooling solutions. It features a closed impeller which helps to reduce vibration and overall noise.

The included fans are also quite nice from a design perspective as the fan blades themselves carry through the white color theme. The fans also feature FDB bearings and a true PWM IC for super low RPM and overall quiet operation. The frame of the fans incorporate a TPE layer which helps to reduce vibration and overall noise. If needed you can also detach the fan impeller so you can apply lubrication or clean the fan hub assembly. By default, though the fans feature a sealed design that maximizes long term lifespan and reliable operation (dust from getting in and from internal oil leaking out)

Installation was easier than many closed loop coolers due to some nice touches such a retention clips that can be placed on the mounting bracket. Overall it was a smooth and straight forward installation process.

Motherboard - There are a lot of great choices out there, especially when it comes to ASUS boards. That being noted I wanted I a board that beyond its features & functions and build quality offered up a distinctive white design aesthetic. Additionally, it had to be reliable and stable when it came to overclocking. The Z170 series from ASUS is a great choice in this respect whether it be boards like the Z170-A or Z170-DELUXE. While those boards fit the build, and offer some outstanding features like Auto Tuning for easy but robust overclocking and Fan Xpert for outstanding fan controls I wanted to take it to the next level when it came to the overall design aesthetic of the board. This is where the SABERTOOTH Z170 S came into the picture. It offers a beautiful white PCB with digital camo print. Along with this great visual design aesthetic the TUF Z170 S offers up ASUS’s proven digital controlled VRM design and the TUF series extensive specialized design attributes and validation which help to improve overall board durability, reliability and overall stability. Furthermore, the Z170 S offers some truly impressive onboard monitoring and fan control functionality. While it removes the Auto Tuning feature. A feature of the Z170-A that enables simplified OS executed automated overclocking it has a robust and stable UEFI that offers up every possible tuning parameter you could want to tweak and tune your system for great OC results. When noting the UEFI it is also important to note the Z170 S also has the same rich UEFI options seen across all ASUS boards so whether it comes to customizable menu tables, integrated UEFI updating, SATA port renaming, extensive fan controls and much more it is all there.

Getting into some of the specific onboard benefits, this board was built for users who want a lot of fans and high degree of control and flexibility when it comes to those fans.

The SABERTOOTH Z170 S offers outstanding fan controls and connectivity. With 8 total fan headers and 2 additional assist fan headers as well as support for the ASUS’s fan extension card the board can support up to 13 fans. More impressive is all 8 fan headers can provide true DC & PWM output / control. This means they fully support 3 pin or 4 pin fans. Each header supports fan calibration and profiling to find out the exact operating curve of each connected fan. This allows you to easily control all your connected fans via calibrated profiles. Along with the calibrated profile you can quickly apply a range of presets. These range from silent operation to varying cooling levels. You can also of course go in and fully define custom fan curves including ramping speed.

Equally as impressive is the sheer number of onboard thermal sensors. These sensors are throughout the entire board and can offer a quick visual on the temperatures of system. Where things get really interesting is that these sensors can be mapped to each fan header. This allows for extensive control in how each fan header and its connected fan respond. Traditionally fans respond only to CPU temperature. Now you can have a fan respond to PCIe slot temp or the VRM or any of the other sensor locations. Ultimately this allows for targeted cooling response. Working in conjunction with all of this is a dedicated TUF IC controller that handles monitoring independently for faster & more accurate polling as well as allows for more variation in how information is weighted and apply to control of the systems connected fans. Users of watercooling solution or groups of fans will also appreciate the ability to have a PWM fan splitter cable connected to the CHA fan headers and output a PWM signal to a group of fans. This works great for front intakes or top mounted group fans due to the trend of wanting these fans to respond in unison. Additionally, for those wanting to connect even more fans or have even more temperature input sources can attach the optional fan extension card which offers an additional 3 fan headers which can operate to same level of functionality as the motherboard fan headers. The card also offers 3 additional temperature input headers where you can connect a thermistor in the same way you can connect a thermistor to the 3 temp headers on the motherboard. In total this offers 5 additional sensors on top of the f 10 onboard thermal sensors that can be mapped to any of the fan headers on the motherboard or the fan extension card. The overall combinations of how you can have a connected fan respond to a specific temperature source is nothing short of cooling nirvana.

Overall this is just the tip of the iceberg, with these items noted though you seriously get the best of the best when it comes to how you can define your overall cooling experience.

As for build quality, the board is great. The Z170 S features a high quality digital PWM and advanced VRM assembly that ensures stable, reliable and efficient operation whether you are stock or overclocked. Being that the board has a digital PWM for the CPU & MEMORY you can easily define all the operating parameters. This is great if you really want to dial in maximum efficiency for your defined operating parameters.

Taking build quality even further and enhancing the overall durability & reliability of the board you have TUF ESDs spread throughout the entire board which much higher performance ratings than traditional ESD implementations. This is great as it helps to protect from ESD discharge across all ports ( USB, LAN etc )

For those that are looking for help when troubleshooting you will appreciate the onboard quick debug LEDS (for CPU, DRAM, GPU and BOOT DEVICE). If you want more information including the ability to quickly access hardware monitoring values as well as Debug codes, you can use TUF Detective. This is a dedicated USB port that can be used to connect to your phone or tablet for monitoring & trouble shooting.

Finally, you have an improved audio design with a separate audio section and op amp for improved volume and dynamic range.

Some of other quick plus points include - An Intel Gigabit NIC with packet priority software M.2 with optimal placement (away from the CPU and GPU) U.2 support via the Hyperkit adapter USB 3.0 & USB 3.1 with Type C support Thunderbolt 3 support via an add in card

RAM – I Went with Crucial, specifically their Ballistix Sport line. Crucial memory has a long track record of offer high quality DRAM. More importantly these modules have solid profiles (SPD & XMP) to help ensure stability and reliability however you decided to operate them. Furthermore, their white DIMMS match perfectly with the overall look and feel of our build.

Storage - The goal was to have a native SSD array offering up enough room for the OS, games, day to day files. The MX300 is a great bang for the buck drive. It offers increased capacities compared to comparable SSDs. The controller used in the drives offers up overall offers up solid performance for real world workloads. Crucial also offers a quality SSD utility for monitoring & management. As such I settled on two 525GB drives which could be run independently as a primary C volume and then secondary D volume. Of course having two always allows a RAID 0 array to be created should I be looking for a single high performance volume.

For long term backup and primary OS back, I also have a Western Digital 2TB Black HDD. This proven drive offers solid performance for general file backup. file playback and if needed in a pinch running applications. More importantly it gives us more than enough capacity to back up our primary OS and still have room for dedicated long term storage.

GPU – This is always a tough choice. I was looking for a card that offered up enough performance to be able to run any game out there and offer the flexibility of high refresh rate gaming at 1080 or focusing on fluid & responsive gaming with high quality settings at 2560x1440. Last but not least was ensuring a quality VR experience and having support for GSYNC. With all this in mind I settled on the DUAL GTX 1070. Outside of the performance that a GTX 1070 offers the DUAL was selected as it matches the look of build perfectly with a clean looking white shroud. It is out of the box overclocked, has a full non-reference design from the PCB to power components. Everything have been upgraded for superior performance, lower temperatures and improved reliability. It has a high performance direct contact copper heat-sink assembly to keep the GPU nice and cool even when overclocked. Equally as important is that it is also quieter than the reference design. The two fans are of course fully tune-able and they have a special dust proof design which double seals the internal hub assembly. This helps to block dust, debris and dander from affecting the fan overtime. Overall the card checks off all the boxes when it comes to be picking a quality card that is cool, quiet, reliable and fast.

Additionally, as an overall plus point for the card it is built on the ASUS Auto Extreme production process. This means it is built fully via robotic assembly for the PCB and onboard component placement. This ensure superior accuracy and precision producing an outstanding card.

Case - Went with Deepcool's Dukase V2. A new midrange budget offering. One of the nice aspects is while it is very aggressively priced it still offers up a clean modern design. Additionally, it not only has a white exterior (with black contrast for the front panel) but also features a white interior. This of course complements and aligns with the overall look and feel of the build. If you are looking for onboard fan control it has you covered with up to 3 fans being able to be controlled directly from the chassis. I opted to use onboard fan headers to have complete fan control via ASUS’s Thermal Radar software but the choice is there if you want it. You have a long internal chamber allowing for large graphics card that also gives the chassis an open feel. As the component going inside look great I appreciate the side panel window. The window is also ideally placed centering in on the primary area where the motherboard is installed and cuts visibility as you move to the front area which includes a 5.25 bay.

Mounting options are solid with support for front 120 or 140mm fans. Rear 120 fans and top 120 or 140mm fans. For airflow, there are a lot of venting points built in at the top and front panel. When opening the front panel, you have extensive venting built into to allow for additional airflow. For the rear of the chassis there is also extensive honeycomb venting present. For users looking for ease of use and cable routing, the Dukase V2 has you covered with a lot of well-placed openings to route cables including cable routing holes that are present within the PSU shroud. This makes cable management simpler and easier especially for the graphics card and the SSDs that can be mounted on the PSU shroud. Speaking of the shroud this is also a nice touch especially at this price point.

A nice touch would have been for rubber grommets but these would not have been in white and taken away from the internal white interior. As for filters, there are some very basic filters. For those looking for more I would recommend an upgrade in this respect. As it is an area that could be improved upon.

Finally, there are a lot of choices for storage mounting whether it be directly visible on top of the PSU shroud, inside the inner chamber covered by the PSU shroud or on the rear of the frame. You can also move the 5.25 brackets to the front bay which is nice for those who still may want to have hot swap drives or an ODD. Finally, is a subtle touch is there is a dedicated LED strip lane. This allows for easy routing and aligns perfectly with the side panel to block visibility of the strip but still allow for illumination.

Overall the case for its price point is a solid value and easy to work with including a big cut out for the CPU mounting as well as side panel which has been extruded outwards to allow for room for bundled cables. About the only immediate area that I would have like to seen improved was two front USB 3.0 ports for the front of the chassis as opposed to one. Additionally, as is the case with many side panel windows be cautious with it as it can be prone to scuffing / scratches.

PSU - Finally you have the PSU. I went with Deepcool's ** series ( the DQ750 ** ). First and foremost, the price is very good for a PSU that features 80+ gold certification. Internal component topology is solid and DQ750 ** features a proven DC to DC topology and single 12v rail design. Furthermore, it is quiet in regards to its operation. The fan is a high quality FDB which ensures long term operation and along with a well-balanced fan curve quiet operation. While note being a fully modular PSU, I am ok with that as the cables are all black with no secondary colors or low quality sheathing. The cables are also flat as opposed to round; this works well as they can be laid flat on each other and folded to make cable routing easier.

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jipster69 4 Builds 11 points 5 months ago

Press F to pay respects...

...to those we lost along the way. The description was long and the pictures plentiful... we shall not let the memory of our fallen brothers and sisters fade. God speed!

+1

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 8 points 5 months ago

LOL .... thanks! I like to include lots of photos for those looking to see a progression of things coming together.

jipster69 4 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

I like to include lots of photos for those looking to see a progression of things coming together.

Oh just messing with ya... lots of pictures is a good thing.

Did you by chance see today's Featured Build?

its mine btw =P

ballisticism 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I was thinking about that... Almost as many pictures as Jipster's build... Congrats to both of you for amazing builds +1

jipster69 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!

towerdivermp 3 points 5 months ago

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Lyrix 4 points 5 months ago

1+! amazing build! Awesome Colour management and all this good stuff! damn! 1+ and i smell a feature.

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! Appreciate the kudos!

Lyrix 2 points 5 months ago

great job!

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! Appreciate the kudos.

Firewalp 17 Builds 4 points 5 months ago

Awesome build! Thank you for all the pictures, it was enjoyable. I wish the 1070 had a backplate as I bet you do as well! 10/10

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! Yes, this is something I am discussing with the ASUS team as an optional accessory for the future. In addition, some other interesting ideas when it comes to customization.

BradenPetree212 1 Build 3 points 5 months ago

I must say this is glorious!Almost the exact same as mine (take a look) +1!

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks for the kudos! Will make sure to check yours out.

ten8yp 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

uh... cpu is the only thing thats the same or did I miss something?

Feacon 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Great build you got there!

You're going to love those TF 120S, I currently have 3 in my system and they are very quiet, even under load. Fits the theme perfectly too!

+1

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I totally agree the fans look great and perform great! Thanks for the kudos!

MannyPCs 2 points 5 months ago

100% Feature

100% Great

Fantastic job

+1 I give you :)

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank You!

WaterTriber 2 points 5 months ago

wow nice build. I see this getting featured soon. very nice on the photos too.

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! Appreciate the kudos. Photo wise I try to provide a lot of photos for reference.

Cam84 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I have the same board except with a 6700k , it's one heck of a board, for the price it can't be beat

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Kudos on being #TEAMTUF! Being lucky enough to be part of the TUF series development has been awesome and rewarding.

Cam84 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thing is rock solid, I had a 955 be at 4.3ghz on a m5a99x Evo for 4 years, sold it last week with a fx 8320 at 4.8ghz and it was still going! Asus makes some quality boards that can take a beating!

philphaser 11 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

This is the whitest most OCD-friendly build i've ever seen...i could look at this for hours. There's not a single thing i'd change about it.
BTW pcpp: favorite button?!

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! Appreciate the feedback. I think it turned out pretty well. Given more time there are definitely areas that could be further improved. As it stands though it is a pretty nice turn out for being turn key.

philphaser 11 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Upgrade option? Sure! Improvements? Don't see any!

lunaquin 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I love white builds... good job!!

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! Appreciate the kudos. I also agree I like the look of white build and playing secondary colors for contrast. This is why I have worked with the ASUS product management teams to introduce white into different components ( like motherboards & graphics cards ). it has taken a while but awesome to see there is a range of supporting components.

Mason54 12 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Congrats on using my absolute most favoritist Motherboard of all time and using it in the best and most appropriate way possible

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you! All about #TEAMTUF

Mason54 12 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

And I just realized you're an asus rep...even more +1'ing...

Love to see other reps like MSI and Asus coming on, and hell even unofficial reps like me

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

What about #TEAMMAXIMUS?

jnanof 32 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Awesome!

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! Appreciate the kudos & you checking it out.

fauxrealx 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Now that IS white. By far the whitest build I've seen here, nice.

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! Appreciate the kudos. I was looking to have some contrast but definitely, ensure that you got the "white" come through clearly.

justchrisboy 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Hi there,

1.) I have a question about that CPU Cooler. How - and excuse me for asking a possible dumb question - did you get that tubing on the cooler unit itself white. Isn't that black normally? Did you just change the tube itself?

2.) Just one thing that bothers my OCD: I would get rid of the SSD stickers and put some white wrap on them so they look cleaner and you get rid of this "gray" stuff. ;-) But that's just my 2 cents.

3.) Do you possibly have any link for my for a while acrylic backplate for the GPU? Would be much appreciated.

Cheers and: Awesome build. Mine is in fact inspired by this. Chris

llamasbetrippin01 2 points 1 month ago

What camera are you using?

Very nice build, +1 for the (probably) DSLR camera.

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks for the kudos. Using a mirrorless ( Panasonic G7 )

llamasbetrippin01 1 point 1 month ago

No problem man, you truly deserve it ;) And btw the camera, is it a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7KS DSLM Mirrorless 4K?

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yes, that is correct. For the money an awesome all around camera! I will be upgrading to the G85 but seriously for the price I love it!

Ethan_Nathe 1 point 5 months ago

Ummm much words, can't comprehend.

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

LOL, there are pictures for those who just want to check those out. Overall just trying to provide context for those interested.

Ethan_Nathe 1 point 5 months ago

Fingers hurt from scrolling down to the comments and back up to the pictures.

solofrog 1 point 5 months ago

Looks great, and not a bad price for the performance and aesthetics One recommendation is to move the PCIE cables behind the motherboard tray instead of just going straight down to the PSU You're preference of course, but i think it looks kind of silly.

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah, I agree you can go either way just depends on if you like the look of the cable. I wanted to show the ability to run the cabling through the shroud and also highlight the Cablemod cables.

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah, a backplate for the Dual would be really nice.

Cam84 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

You can buy a solid acrylic white one for like 25$ that's magnetic

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah, I am discussing to see if we can release a 3d print file so that users can DL and customize.

justchrisboy 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Hi Cam, u got a link for me?

Cam84 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago
Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

A little hard on the view, but it gives a style

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Trying to create a little different perspective. Love the ROG EYE you have in your profile pic! #TEAMROG

FACUNDO 12 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I want to eat more ice cream

dOnuT_NOA 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I am shocked you could get parts like this for white out theme. I just feel like there is too much white.

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Interesting. Actually still could go much whiter especially if you consider the tubing for the cooler and the backplate for the GPU. Overall though I did like having a little bit of the black to create contrasts. Ultimately though when it comes to colors each PCDIY builder has a perspective on what they want and works.

ten8yp 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

you could also: -paint the USB 3.0 cable (yep I noticed that, mainly because I have the same case and was looking for it lol) -paint the PCI slot brackets white -and trade the Captain 240 for the 240 EX which has the white radiator. lol.

Partha 1 point 5 months ago

More pictures please..

G_rot777 1 point 5 months ago

I love the motherboard and ram combo, it looks so nice, I've been thinking of getting them just for looks and I think I might actually pick them up (thank you for 130 pictures, lol)

Razorwing02 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I cant decide if this or HEISENBERG by Salazar Studio is my favorite white build...

KrylonX 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Damn that is awesome, I once wanted to go all white but could never find all the proper parts I wanted...This rig makes me jelly. Now I'm gonna have to start saving for a second build that goes all white since I know where I can find the missing pieces...

FreeWayPineapple 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I thought you meant you had 2 1070s

Crustybeaver 1 point 5 months ago

Beautiful build in a cool unique case only let down by that hideous 5 1/4" cage, I mean what the hell were they thinking!?

EvanSTurner 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome build man! +1 here. Any shot you wanna give me some advice on mine?

LXXVI 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

what do you need help with?

ten8yp 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Incredible incredible build. I'm so highly jealous of that 1070. Wish I could have afforded it when I purchased my Dual 1060 6gb. I noticed you said "Teamed up with Deepcool". Was this a sponsored build?

When I started putting my parts list together it looked VERY similar to this (as you can tell in my build- Blackheart). I decided to go with Corsair Vengeance white memory and a lesser but still decent MSI Z170 motherboard and I'm kinda kicking myself for doing it but money restraints and all. I DID however find room for the Deepcool Captain EX240 white to match the Dukase V2 white case. I LOVE the way they look together. Mine (the EX) even has a white radiator to match.

Anyways... +1 for a prefectly white as hell build with some GREAT parts. Love it!

Elucii 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

You should get a white backplate for the GPU to round off the white look. They have them for about like $25 on the Coldzero website

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. Ultimately just came down to timing. Ideally I would have included a backplate.

LXXVI 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I have the DUAL GTX 1070 too and i did not want the PCB showing. if you head to "Coldzero.eu" you can buy a back plate for it. I bought mine from them. You can see it in the pictures I've posted on my build. But good looking build overall!

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!, Yes I am looking to see if I can have our HQ team provide the exact dimension along with a design so if users want to print one themselves or supply it to a printer they can have access to one. Thanks for the kudos!

NateBeasle 1 point 3 months ago

What liquid did you replace the stock with on your deepcool captain, if you could?

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Did not replace it. It is the liquid it shipped with.

PCsHaveBrains 1 point 3 months ago

one of the best white builds ive seen yet. im looking forward to my own white themed system. great choice of gpu, mobo, and ram

bannanadan 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Looked through all the photos; +1 on adding a backplate

PolarBearsHD 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

How did you get that tube on the Deepcool cooler white? Would love to know.

ASUSTECHMKTJJ submitter ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I painted it as you probably know by default it is not white.

PolarBearsHD 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Wow! Would you mind telling me how you did it? Thanks!

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