Description

Built this PC for gaming, viewing HD movies, photo editing and web browsing. I call it The White Stag or White Stag. Which ever one sounds better.

Ever since I saw an all white themed custom rig, I've wanted one, so all the parts I chose are white themed. I'm very pleased with the way everything went and how it turned out. The only part I'd like to add in the near future is either a 500gb SSD or a 1TB model for much more space.

Gaming with this PC on a 29" ultrawide display is amazing to say the least! It's not 1440 or 4K, but the added room on my screen is much appreciated. Most games can play at 2560x1080 without being forced to add a profile. The IPS display is so vivid in color and crystal clear images. Especially when watching HD movies and playing the latest games.

I chose an SLI setup right off the bat as I've been using SLI setups since the GTX 260's came out back in 2008. I've went over the years from SLI'ed GTX 260's, SLI'ed GTX 560 Ti's, SLI GTX 670's, SLI GTX 770's and now very impressed and happy with my choice going with an SLI setup of GTX 970's. If I had a higher res screen and a larger PSU, I would have went with a GTX 980 SLI setup instead, but don't need all the horsepower at this time.

Thanks for checking out my custom build and if you have any questions, just ask :)

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  • 57 months ago
  • 6 points

I'll have to agree, those white backplates and sli bridge look really sharp.

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Seconded. Love how your keyboard and mouse match too.

  • 57 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks! Had to go out of my way to find them. I also found out that good quality white colored PC peripherals are few & far between.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man! To me, an all white rig looks pretty classy and you're right, sharp is a good word to use too. :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

There is so much white I don't think I would use the build.... Probably just sit next to it and look at those amazing back plates. :) Beautiful build man.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL! Thanks! Nice way of putting it there.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm liking the white back plates and the white sli bridge. Great job!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I bought them from coldzero.eu. Check them out if you're looking into custom acrylic parts. I had a great experience using them. They're located in Portugal and I received my package in 3 days using the cheapest option.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I will check them out thanks! I hope they ship to Australia! Hope you enjoy your rig great effort!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Those backplates are sexy, awesome build man!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate it!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Very well done! Really, no spray paint used? An ironic build next to your user name.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL! Yeah I know right. No spray paint or other paints were used actually. I've never had the opportunity to fiddle around with modding one of my builds. I've wanted to, just don't have any experience with mods.

My username actually is in reference to my LOVE of Heavy Metal. Been a loyal fan since around 13 years old. I'm 2 months shy of 30 :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome color scheme tbh

1+ for awesomeness

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Those back plates are beautiful. How did you know which ones would fit the reference design on the coldzero.eu? I have SLI reference 970s as well and the back plate would perfect for my build.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The Nvidia reference GTX 970s have the same PCB and dimensions as the reference GTX 980s. You can compare the 2 GPU models and the specs on the Nvidia website. All I did was look them up and noticed the same specs and ordered two custom back plates using the GTX 980 reference coldzero page.

Hope this helps mate!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Thinking about ordering a backplate for my 780 ti classy from coldzero. What was the shipping wait time? How was the packaging?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything was a great experience for my first time order. They're located in Portugal and I'm in the USA and my package was shipped on a Friday and I received it on the following Monday (so basically 3 days) using the cheapest option. All 3 parts were packaged up well in think cardboard inside a medium cardboard box with extra packaging too.

I'd say go for it, if you have any doubts. Well worth it imo. :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Black & white builds are the ****! This is a really nice build well done :D

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true! I didn't think that until I saw a very nicely built white system and just HAD to do one for myself! Thanks man! :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Why reference 970s, though?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the Nvidia reference GTX 770's in SLI before I got the 2 GTX 970's and loved the way they look. They also throw all the hot air out the back of the case, instead of inside like aftermarket coolers. The NZXT H440 is also considered a quiet case and has foam padding inside, so with aftermarket coolers my temps would be higher. Overall I just love the looks of the reference "Titan" cooler.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

how you get those gtx 970 with reference cooler? everywhere I look they don't have them

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe they're only available on the Best Buy website. At least that's where I bought them from. I've also noticed they're quite hard to find and after a number of hours doing many online searches I found them there. Here's the link.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-gtx-970-4gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-silver-black/9855169.p?id=1219441201895&skuid=9855169&sellerId=

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a higher resolution monitor but nice all white build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I've thought about it. A 2560 x 1440 display would be a great addition. It's just hard finding one above 27" without breaking the bank. It's on my list of future parts though and would be so worth it in the end. I'm not sold on gaming at 4K with the GPU's that are available at the present time. It's not worth it to me, but hopefully in a year or two 4K GPU's will be all we've hoped for :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea it is pretty hard finding a cheap 1440p monitor

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not a 980ti if you're going to spend 700+ on gpu's

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that h100i on push or pull?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

It's pushing air out the top of the case. Although there's only a little room for air to release out the top, as it's more on the side. The top panel is fully covered up. From where I sit at my desk I can feel the cool air coming out actually :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

those green logos on the gpu look unattractive look at this video.......... \https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCclKJQGPKs .........on how to remove them

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I wouldn't call them unattractive in my build, but I get your point. I've done some research too about sanding down the green logo and painting them. I'm just somewhat iffy about doing it, as I've never really modded parts of my build. The custom back plates are the first modded parts I've done & I didn't even make them, just bought and attached. It's certainly something to think about though. Thanks for the video. :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

not saying there unattractive in your build just saying they would look better if there was no green in my opinion. by the way your build looks good i was actually planning to make a computer with a black and white theme using the same case and ram. +1 from me
good luck in what you decide

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'd 100% recommend the NZXT H440! By far the best case for clean / quiet builds. There's a lot of room inside, even with the added foam pads on the top and back side. Great airflow too with the three 120mm fans in the front. Add a 140mm fan exhaust to the back and the Corsair H100i exhausting out the top and you've got great airflow! My I7-4790K gets to 79c when stressed, but It could be much better I'm sure of, as I only did an OC using the per-defined settings within the BIOS at 4.5 GHz. I haven't tried doing any fixed or offset settings yet. The UEFI 4.5 GHz settings have the Vcore at 1.35......yikes, I know, but 79c isn't all too bad. With a proper OC results would be quite better. If you choose the H440, good luck and have fun with it! :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! i was worried if that case did not have good airflow and would not suit quite builds because of the window, but you thankfully cleared that. thanks for the recommendation! BTW if you ever find some time and money think about custom water cooling the video card and cpu with white fluid it will look great while keeping super cool temps. my recommendation is to use clear acrylic tubes but that is up to you if ever choose to do this.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the backplates ?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I custom ordered them from coldzero.eu.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool backplates. But I found them little bitt expensive

N imma use them to my build when i finish it

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

So how much did it come to all together?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The total is in in build log. At the bottom of the list of parts.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I love those white backplates where can I get some

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought them from Coldzero.eu

Altogether the 2 custom back plates and custom SLI bridge cover cost about $84 US (including shipping).

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

why not use the SSD trays in the H440 case? Also, can you tell me about the exact fan setup for the airflow in the case? I am building a very similar one without sli though.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I've thought about that option and also getting 2 white SSD covers to cover them, but I'm concerned more with the heat they would get from the bottom GPU. Maybe try it out though, we'll see.

Airflow is pretty decent. There's 3 120mm intake fans coming in, the H100i is pushing out the top & the back is a 140mm exhaust.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Very much agree! Thanks!

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your kind words! I feel honored in a way :) I love the look very much myself and the performance is more then expected. Appreciate it!

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

They're listed under the custom parts near the bottom of the parts list. They're all made by Maxfinder and are PSU extension cables. The back of my rig is all organized, but they were tough to fit back there, that's for sure.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 5 points

White is the new black (no pun intended) :) Thanks!

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh i agree :) as soon as i found pics of the board I new I was going to build all white, welcome to the club!

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Very NICE looking all white build yourself man!! I just saw your completed build. HOF edition was a great choice! Very clean looking too. Glad I joined the club :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks :) Just uploaded a new photo with a nice addition to my build :P Still need to replace the cables, and make shroud for the red wifi card like i did for the ssd's then ill call it complete.

Im loving the backplates you have, shame i cant find any for the HOF, not a fan of the silver on mine

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

If you want a custom back plate for the HOF GPU I'd recommend sending the folks at coldzero.eu an e-mail or using the forums on the website to ask a question. What they'll need is the full PCB specs, such as exact sizes, and I'm sure they can get one made for you.

Very nice pics! I love the lighting too! It clearly stands out!