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White Storm

by Stormflurry

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15 Comments

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Date Published

June 21, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

Description

Wanted to build a PC after giving away the last one I built about 6 years ago. I am extremely happy with the build Will be doing a review on the parts once I spend more time with them.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Looks amazing while keeping temperatures cool. Installation was a little bit tough especially mounting the two metal brackets to the cooler itself which felt like I need three hands to do so. The LED on the block pulses and is not too bright but I wished you could change the brightness or have the option to keep it on all the time. The included fans don't feel cheap but are loud at higher RPMs and the included fan splitter works just fine. The radiator tubes could also be thicker like most AIO coolers on the market today.

Motherboard

Good motherboard with lots of features and and easy to navigate BIOS. The I/O shield was a little bit difficult to install but other than that no problems. Looks great too.

Memory

Advertised speeds and they look great. Wished there was a way to control the LEDs.

Case

Great looking case with lots of features for an excellent price. The dust filters are easy to remove and it's good to see that they included one for the top as well. The LED is nice as most cases in this price range usually don't have it included let alone one that can change colors. Building in this case is super easy and clean looking thanks to the velcro straps and the PSU shroud. The only negative I can find that may bother some people is that there is no top radiator support. Excellent case overall and I would highly recommend it.

Power Supply

Modular and quiet. Can't really go wrong with this PSU.

Comments Sorted by:

dreadfulmanny 3 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build! +1

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 33 months ago
Perfect. Very frost white. Even the AIO (which is one of my favourites).

+1

ThunderCls 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build, and yep...you are missing the GPU xD Congratz, it looks great

AStorms13 1 point 33 months ago

ummmm this is $1600 not $1100.....

Stormflurry submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

It would be around that price point when I purchase a GTX 1070. The build comes to $2250.50 CAD including the GPU and other custom parts. The custom parts are in CAD so they won't show up in USD.

mypetmonster 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build! Can you change the Deepcool RGBs using the case led button? Or do you have to change the Deepcool RGBs and then set the case leds to match?

Stormflurry submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Unfortunately the Deepcool RGBs don't work the the case LED button.

kiwizftw 1 point 33 months ago

Looks really good! I'm looking at using this case for my first build, could you explain how the airflow works here? I see the fans on the rad are pulling air into the case but is it not necessary to have the fans push air onto the rad? Thanks

Stormflurry submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

The front fans are pulling air in while the top and rear fans are exhausting it out. I went for pull instead of push so I could clean the radiator easier without having to take apart the fans in the front to do so.

mypetmonster 1 point 33 months ago

How hard was it to install the mobo? I notice you mentioned it was a bit difficult. I have the same case and just ordered the same mobo, so I am curious.

mypetmonster 1 point 33 months ago

Oh and what kind of boot times are you getting?

Stormflurry submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

The only difficult part of installing the mobo was the I/O shield. You really have to push all the corners into the case. The boot time is about 20s before I get into the password screen.

adri647 1 point 32 months ago

Great build! Looks clean and nice. If you don't mind, what kind of internal temperatures are you getting?

Stormflurry submitter 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

At idle the CPU is sitting at around 20C while the GPU is at 38C. The GPU is a bit warmer due to the front mounted radiator. While gaming the CPU temp is around 55C and the GPU never gets hotter than 60C.

TarikSonmez 1 point 31 months ago

How is that case I really want to know about it.