Description

Hey Everyone, this is an update and more complete list of parts from a previously posted build, the last build was in a Corsair 275R tg White case and can be found Here : https://pcpartpicker.com/b/8jq48d

what has changed: Additional Fans, Case, Cables/cable management, Cable Wraps,

New storage, Including WD Blue500gb m.2 (steam Library) WD black 250gb pciex4 m.2 WDS250G2X0C (Boot Drive), Samsung 860evo 500gb, and the 2 kingston 120gb a400's that were my boot/overflow drives from the last build are now in raid0 netting reads of ~1000mbps according to crystal disk mark. kind of did it just for fun, and because the internet says not to do it. i just use these for moving files from my camera to my pc and other short term use files so nothing important is in danger of being lost if the raid fails.

The white sata power, 24pin and EPS, and the 2 white sata data cables are a combination of frys/amazon purchases because lawl @ cablemod prices... i will own them one day!

The white tubing seen on the AIO, the pcie power, and the usb front i/o connection was purchased from amazon. can be found here: http://a.co/18wMuzg

Okay, So... With the previous build in the Corsair 275R it is a very compact mid tower, which i really liked when i was using it, and one of the mod i had done to that case (not featured in the build here) was to mod the front of the case to accept 3x140mm Corsair Ml120 white fans. when i received the h700 and saw how big it is, i was actually a little pissed that they dint make this case fit 3x140's in the front, which it easily could, In the corsair it was as easy as notching the case with some tin snips to move the front i/o connection out of the way of what would be the new place for the top fan, and drilling now holes on the top and bottom for mounting.

It was not so easy in the h700, which has and offset area where the fans sit and the total space of that area just wont support 3x140's, so out came the dremel. Basically i had to cut into the case to bend it flat near the top so that the top 140mm fan wouldn't be kicked out. I then had to drill 6 new screw holes because half of the mounting places no longer lined up with the fans.

Other Mods include - Externally mounting a fan behind my 120mm AIO for push pull, this was done to reap the benefits of the push/push configuration without having a giant block of radiator and fan crowding the inside of the case. - And adding a cover to block the forward most fan position on the top of the case. As you can see in the picture i have 2x120mm Corsair Silent AF (Lawl) fans mounted for exhaust bust in front of those there is a 3rd place for a fan, I used what is essentially black plastic cardboard and double sided tape to block it as to stop the fans from just recirculating exhaust back into the case.

Everything else is as usual, the H700 was a pleasure to build in, i really enjoy how it looks and the legendary cable management of the case is just that... Legendary.

PS, for anyone wondering why i made the switch from the compact 275r to this MONSTER (by comparison) it was mostly for looks right now, i just didn't feel like there was enough white to justify it as a white build and it was looking a little incomplete too me, so i decided to opt more for the white/black rout and the white h700 was a perfect match, IMO it now has a more balanced clean look to it. Another reason is for future radiator expansion.

Oh and EKWB m.2 heatsinks... those are new as well.

Thanks For taking a moment to check out my build, I will be happy to answer any questions as best i can.

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

MY BOI, white builds are my love. I love it. I love the colors, i love the parts. +1 for sure. Great build. Although, i feel like the graphics are is a little underwhelming for the build, but i might be wrong haha.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you I very much appreciate the comments!

As far as the graphics go, I agree with you this build needs a 1070 or up. I was upgrading from a 1050ti that i got just to get up and running, that was paired with an i3-8100, and at the time i was only playing CSGO and some occasional borderlands, on a 21.5 in 60hz monitor and it was great for that. Then when i started to get more into how it my rig looked and and wanted a bit of an upgrade for some more demanding games i went with the 1060 and it was crushing everything i needed it to, till... i upgraded to a 27inch 144hz monitor, now i am wishing i had gotten a 1070 for this build, which Asus's makes in the same white like my 1060, But now with it getting closer and closer to New GPU's from Nvidia im just gunna sit tight and see whats in store for late this year or Q1 2019.

Again, I appreciate the feedback.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. This build is beautifully made minimalistic and the white scheme is kept and done very well. So clean, I hope you enjoy your build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for the comments, I really appreciate it!

I am enjoying very much.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

What voltage is the CPU at?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

for overclocking i just chaged the multiplier in the bios, everthing else is done auto for me, in the gigabyte bios they just a one click set up for overclocking which has presets for the i3/i5/i7. But according to HWM it seems to sit at about 1.13-1.18 v

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

You're the only person on pcpp to do a build in the H700 (non i) so far, looking at getting it instead of the i for a build for a friend. How many case fans are included with the case? Also, I strive for my build to be this clean

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

1 rear 140mm and 3 120mm fans are included. I would definitely suggest getting the non i, because managing the cables is easier than with the smart device, i prefer to control fans through the motherboard software, and well its 50 dollars cheaper, and parts these days all have so many lights on them already you can get away with no case lighting and still have a nice well lit build. And just not having to install cam. its getting out of hand now when you need Corsair cue for your peripherals, and Asus's thing and Gigabyte's thing, and you have 3-4 programs just to control lighting effects, no need to add another one.

I appreciate the questions and thank you for your comments~

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! i appreciate it!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Inspiration for my build! Just got my graphics card ((non white sadly)) and ordering this case next. Love it!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have prior OC experience? I have almost exactly the same build, but I'm not sure how to OC or where to start. Ty for any advice

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thanks for the question, No i had no prior OC experience, I learned what i could from youtubers such as Jayz2cents, Linus Tech tips, Bitwit, UFDtech, and so on, just make sure your motherboard chipset supports OC'ing, and you Have an unlocked CPU. Then go into your bios and you can change the CPU multiplier and Vcore settings. My advice is watch as much informative content available as you can before doing it, so you stay safe and dont damage your hardware.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean is definitely the word I'd use here. The stark contrast of black and white and even white LEDs makes all the lines perfectly defined and shows off all of the best aspects of the case and your equipment inside. Your cable routing is excellent also. I love the small details like the GPU cable making that little S-curve off of the GPU support beam. Little details like that give this build some great character. The DIY aspect is awesome, too, with the cable sheathing and even down to modifying the case to accept 140mm fans. That's super respectable, most people wouldn't have the stones to go at this case with a Dremel and you knocked it out of the park.

I have to ask, though, how are your temps? You've got a bunch of fans but are the small holes along the edges of the case enough? I'm on the fence about this case and I really love the clean lines but it seems like there's just not enough airflow. Am I crazy?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

1st and foremost, thank you very much for the comments and taking time to view my build, I really appreciate your thoughts on it.

as far as airflow goes, i got all the temp info i needed to pull the trigger on this case after watching the GamersNexus review of it on youtube. I cannot speak to air cooling the cpu in this case as i have only ever ran the H60(2018) in it, but there is plenty of room for the fans to breath in the front. I know the fans are pulling good air because if i take a piece of paper and put it against those holes it will stick to them while the fans are running at max rpm. My temps are pretty nice.

After building in this case i also did a build in the h400 and another in the h200, as it was just to hard to pick another style case for my family members that needed new systems, the H700 is my favorite case i have ever built (builder since 1997ish) in. The Cable management is awesome and the one button rear panel removal is really nice if your in and out of your case a lot.

sorry for the late response, Hope my input is of some use to you.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I like, the black and white colour scheme, but why didn’t you choose a better video card, the 1060 seems a bit underwhelming compared to the rest of your build?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Built during mining boom, the system currently has an EVGA 1070 ti ultra silent in it with some white mods on it. I can update with new pic if your interested. I also upgraded the AIO to a 280mm. Thank you for the comment

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes please! I would love to see some updated pictures, and a revised part list too.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, why is your AIO tubes in front of your AIO? I recommend flipping the rad. Otherwise nice job bro!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you mean how the tubes are at the bottom? I put them at the bottom that way any air that might be in the AIO is at the top of the radiator meaning there will never be air fed through the pump. That is the theory any way. Thank you for the comment and checking out my system. 9900k build is otw soon!

[comment deleted]
[comment deleted]
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

what are you using to control the corsair led's?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

iCue, It can be downloaded at the corsair website.

  • 14 months ago
  • -1 points

why have so many separate SSDs? sshd is also good option to put as OS hosting storage disk.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, First thank you for the question!

the story with the SSD's goes, with the two Kingston ones they were from when i had just built a new budget gaming pc and since then i had upgraded with m.2 form factor SSD's the first one was a 500gb WD blue SATA m.2 ssd which was a gift, the person that got me that gift did not know the difference between pcie vs sata m.2 and though it was a very nice gift did not offer me any speed increase over the Kingston ssd really. So i decided to grab my self the NEW WD black Pcie m.2. so at this point i already have 4. Also i have the two Kingston's in RAID0 now so i do not keep anything too important on them. Now my 500gb WD blue (steam library) is filling up so i decided to get the Samsung 860 evo as overflow, i mean with some games being over 80gb now just having the extra space is nice. aaaaaaannd that is how i ended up with 5 ssd's but its nice to have all of my storage be solid state.

Also, the h700 has places for them all to be shown off, that was just a bonus.

thanks again!