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Flurry - Customer Build

by Khaosix

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Date Published

Sept. 7, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

Description

Build Date : 07SEP2016

Build Name : Flurry

Because it's a Snow Edition and it's also very tiny.. Yea..


Request

Request came from a co-worker of a previous client. He was wanting to get more into PC gaming and had a budget around $1000. He requested a small case and wanted an all white theme with a balance between aesthetics and performance.


Processor

The customer stated that he will be exclusively gaming and light processing on the computer. Therefore, I went with the class favorite, the i5-6500. It's the best all around gaming CPU currently on the market, especially when budget is important and overclocking isn't.


Cooling

The stock cooler would have been fine for this build but it looks awful.. As I said, the customer wanted the build to look as awesome as it performed. The Cryorig C7 fit the bill with it's low price, white/black color scheme, and it's low profile mITX compatible design. After seeing it in person, it turned out to be a great decision.


Motherboard

The ASRock B150M was the only B150/H170 ITX board that I could find that didn't have a stupid layout or cost an arm and a leg. It's a motherboard, it does it's job, it was inexpensive; what more could you want?


Memory

Obviously I was looking for memory with white heatsinks and was torn between the Kingston HyperX, Corsair Vengeance, and Team Dark. The Team memory went on sale and made the decision much easier.


Storage

I usually go for the A-Data SP550 in these types of builds but the OCZ Trion-150 was on sale for a few dollars cheaper and it had a silver/white design which was a bonus considering our color scheme.

It's always a toss up between the Seagate Barracuda and the Western Digital Blue.. Which one is cheaper at the time? Add to cart.


Graphics

Once again, Search -> Filter -> White. Once, I saw the ASUS Dual on the list, I felt stupid since I knew about that card all along. The GTX 1060 is perfect for 1080p and even entry into 1440p as well as VR.


Case

After recently building a V21, I was really wanting to work with the V1. I had seen a few people build really awesome machines on here with it and I wanted to throw my ideas in the ring. Once again, because of the white build, the "Snow edition" was a no brainer Add to cart.


Power Supply

I was searching around for a good priced 400-500 watt PSU and ran across this EVGA 450B. I didn't even know that EVGA made a 450B, but after some quick research, I found that it's a newer line than the previous "B" series PSUs and was slightly better quality. For $37.99, It was perfect for the build and budget.


Lessons Learned

You are forced to mount the drives with the connections facing upwards. I was under the impression that I would mount them either way and that way the SATA data/power cables wouldn't show but without modding the brackets, it's not possible.

Getting cables to not show from the top is a feat of strength, especially for a non-modular PSU. If you are wanting to do something similar, make sure you stock up on zip-ties and patience.

My hands are not mITX compatible.


Additional Notes

I really enjoyed this build and playing with my new camera lens. The customer loves the build and was super excited when I sent him some teaser photos. I am definitely looking forward to more builds with the Thermaltake V1 and V21s. Maybe some custom PETG loops? We will see.


Builder Comments

I saw this build a while back and really liked the "underglow" idea and since the Deepcool strips are longer than what is needed to light up the interior, I decided that I would do something similar. I didn't like the idea of the cable going out the back, so I routed the cable through the PSU mesh and was able to get it centered to have a more even glow. I also didn't like where he put the IR sensor, so I put mine up in the front exactly as I did on the V21 build that I built back in July. This way, the remote can be used from the front of the machine while being unseen.

Third build with my DSLR. I am still learning but I think that I was able to get some decent shots. Soon I will have a better studio type set up to take better photos, but I am currently in the process of moving back to the USA and don't want to start any new projects like that.

As always, if you have any questions at all about the build, please ask in the comments below or send me a private message.

Thanks for reading!

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texasmayne 4 Builds 6 points 27 months ago

Those pictures are awesome

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 4 points 27 months ago

Thanks man. I've been trying to get better; I am glad you like them.

RhettRO55 1 Build 3 points 27 months ago

Beautiful! Very clear, very concise. One question, why no exhaust fans? +1

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

The front fan pushes a lot of air that you can actually feel air coming out the back so they don't seem necessary. Also, 80mm fans are typically much louder than 120mm+ and the only white ones that I found were $12 a piece. If airflow becomes an issue, I will definitely put some in there and take back what I said.

Thanks for the compliment!

RhettRO55 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Rustoleum/Krylon is a wonderful thing :-P But yes the only 80mm I have ever found (PWM or 3pin) that arent insanely loud are by Cooler Master (3pin) and Noctua (PWM). Gelid also makes a decently quiet small fan, but they are slightly pricey too.

CoyoteMegalo 2 points 27 months ago

Super sexy and clean build!

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks buddy. That was the goal; I am glad you like it.

Faizan 2 points 27 months ago

You're featured. Thank me later :D

+1

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Ha, thanks man we will see.

Faizan 1 point 27 months ago

Don't worry, it's happening :)

jsoutherland89 5 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

My hands are not mITX compatible.

I hear ya! +1 for a great build though. I'm you have another very satisfied customer with this build.

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

The struggle is real lol.

And thank you! The customer was very pleased with the way it turned out.

spitonastranger 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Awesome build!

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks!

wrjohnson2000 2 points 27 months ago

Really cool build! Wouldn't be surprised if this gets featured soon!

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Thank you! I am glad you like it.

BRZedd 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

ngl, but thank you for making this since this is exactly my build pretty much. really excited to actually start building now :D

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Build it up man! I love this case and I'm excited to see what you can do with it.

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

This build is so beautiful. I am certain your co-worker is super pleased and very appreciative of your hard work. It deserves a special recognition for such a clean build. It has its own charm and such elegance.

My hands are not mITX compatible.

I know my small hands are compatible with an ITX MOBO but than my drawback is an ATX MOBO. Even though it's roomy, I need to use two hands with larger parts. Unlike an ITX, I can... gently and easily make it work.

Lastly, well done with the description's format, it's so lovely and with amazing photos. You have my one for this beauty.

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

Wow, Eltech herself complimenting my build..

play it cool

I love you

Idiot...

Seriously though. It means a lot coming from someone like you who only creates works of art and has some of the greatest passion that I have seen in system building. Thank you so much, I am glad you like it!

mITX compatibile hands will become increasingly more important as we are slowly seeing a shift from Full size gaming towers to micro and minis.

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Wow, Eltech herself complimenting my build..

play it cool

I love you

Idiot...

Aw... you are so sweet. In all honesty here, you deserve such high praise. This build is absolutely breath taking. I can see how much hard work you put into it and it is very impressive.

Seriously though. It means a lot coming from someone like you who only creates works of art and has some of the greatest passion that I have seen in system building.

Wow, you are too kind... I don't think I make works of art, comparing to you and many other experienced builders among this community. I'm still learning a lot as I enjoy building or fixing computers. I intend to push myself even further this year and the following years ahead. Even though it's a hobby, I enjoy it so much.

OFF TOPIC: Someday, I'll try to better understand automobiles and tinker in cars but who knows when.

Thank you so much, I am glad you like it!

Of course, you are most welcome. I meant every word of it and it is such a pleasure. You have lovely and amazing builds.

mITX compatibile hands will become increasingly more important as we are slowly seeing a shift from Full size gaming towers to micro and minis.

I agree with you. I am slowly seeing more interests to have compact ability yet powerful or plentiful to handle specific tasks, daily.

Thank you so much for the enjoyable readings and sharing this lovely build. Keep up the good work!

CaptainSnorlax 2 points 26 months ago

What camera? +1 for sexy pictures and build

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Canon Rebel SL1 with a 50mm F1.8 prime lens. Glad you like it buddy.

omnikron702 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Beautiful build Im working on my v21 right will post pic up not happy with the way my cables are and Im waiting to pick up a nice gpu on black friday I want a 1070 gigabyte extreme

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Glad you like it.

Check out my two v21 builds. It's an excellent case. I've done it with a modular and non modular PSU, so if you want any tips or tricks, let me know.

omnikron702 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Take a look at my build see what I could do to make it the cables look better

FaultyOdds 4 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Gorgeous build. 10/10

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks man, I am glad you like it.

C14RK3 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

You're a Pro :D!

So cheap parts in USA... compared to Spain.

Looks great man, really thinking of making a similar build.

Maybe to continue with the white scheme you could have chosen the MSI B150M Mortar Artic Mobo

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Thanks man, I am glad you like the build.

If the MSI Arctic were released when I built this computer, I probably would have. At the time, the only all white boards were the high end Z-170 boards.

If you made this same build and used the MSI Arctic board, it would look amazing. The black motherboard with the copper cooler was my least favorite part of the build followed by the black SATA power connectors.

aypez 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Hey - your build is incredible. I'm inspired to do something similar, and this comment caught my eye.

However, if I'm not mistaken, the MSI Arctic board is MATX, and therefore would not fit in this Core V1 case, is that correct?

I'm not sure if there are any budget friendly white ITX boards, I will have a look around.

Can the black SATA power connectors be switched out?

Also, I love that Asus GTX 1060 (and I also want a 1060 in mine), but it's a little too expensive. I'm thinking of getting a black one and painting the fans...

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I actually didn't look the board specs up, I had only seen pictures. All I know is that I couldn't find a white mITX board that was white unless I wanted to pay an unreasonable amount of money.

Before you go painting fans, remember that it will void the warranty on the card. Also, there is an ASUS Dual of the rx480 as well if you wanted to save money.

Additionally, if you want white SATA power connectors, you can tape the wires and front of the connector and spray it white.

Thanks for the compliment, I'm glad so many like this build. PM me if you have anymore questions about building your own, I would love to help.

FantasyPug 2 points 16 months ago

Great job!

jonaskvale77 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

Kreuzer 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Nice, I got the same case wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl and leds!

Jlatr4738 1 point 27 months ago

This is a great build, however I would change the motherboard to a Gigabyte LGA1151. It it a mini itx motherboard with ddr4 ram slots and it fits the color scheme really well.

poxsii 1 point 27 months ago

Hi. So glad and lucky to come across your build. Should I change my build into yours? http://pcpartpicker.com/list/wy7mD8

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Send me a PM. I can help you optimize your build for a clean white build like this one.

1xrainbowdashx4 1 point 26 months ago

lol team "dark" white ram

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Lol yea. If it makes you feel better, I just uploaded a new build with Team "Dark" black ram.

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Hi,

I've been wondering about this motherboard for a while, and would love to hear some reviews on it from someone who has actually worked with it. I was specifically wondering about how easy to work with the bios is.

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I didn't get much into the bios but I don't remember it as being difficult. Then again, I work with them all day every day almost. What kind of stuff are you wanting to do in the bios?

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

just ease of use mostly, I'm bad with complicated things-so all the simple things i need to do.

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

It will be perfect for you then.

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uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

thank you for sympathizing with my cause

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uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

this is literally just an opinion question. why

Justin.Campbell 1 point 24 months ago

Do you where I could find that memory? I've been making an all white build and can't find it in stock anywhere, if it is truly out of stock I'll probably just upgrade to Vengeance LPX or something HyperX.

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Hey bud.. It looks like they discontinued them for new models that only come in red and grey.. I guess you will have to go with HyperX or LPX.. Sorry man.

Justin.Campbell 1 point 24 months ago

Oh well, being forced to get higher performance parts only hurts initially. I'm still arguing with myself over an all white windowed build or something in a Node 202 so it's not the end of the world.

legatojoe 1 point 23 months ago

For the SATA cables you used, can I purchase those anywhere? Thanks.

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I bought them from Newegg, but they aren't special so you can probably find them anywhere. They were only like .80 each.

legatojoe 1 point 23 months ago

I might have finally found it, thanks for the info on the price. I think I failed on my searches before because I was thinking they were listed as "transparent" instead of "silver." Does this look like the ones? I also want to make sure 10" is the proper length for working in this type of a case. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812422637&cm_re=sata-_-12-422-637-_-Product

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Those are the exact ones. Also, I would recommend a little longer ones. The way I routed the SATA cables, I wish I had an extra inch or two. You can see how close they are to the ram sinks in one of the photos, that's not by design, that was because they were too short, lol.

legatojoe 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks for the reply, that makes sense. In my particular situation I wasn't able to get the ASRock motherboard for this as it was out of stock at the time. I ended up settling on a (more expensive) MSI B150I, but at least it featured a little more "white" if nothing else lol.

The good news is that I have two SATA ports on the right side of the DIMMs to use, so I think the 10" SATA cable length would be fine, as I am probably 1-2 inches closer already.

One last question if you don't mind - without a second SYSFAN/CHAFAN interface on the motherboard (whether we're talking about your ASRock or my MSI board), if I were to think about adding 80mm fans to the backside of the case, how would I do this? Does the EVGA PSU come with the connectors I need already, or would I need to buy an adapter to hook them up? I wanted to see if it's worth the trouble.

Oh, and +1 to your build. As you can see I am trying to do something similar here. This would be for my fiancee as a birthday/wedding present in March. I think she'll love this once it's done, but since this is my first time building a PC, I've had a lot more questions than answers lol.

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

There are molex to 3 pin adapters that you will need. I will warn you that you won't be able to control their RPM and 80mm fans are loud. If you have any questions from now until you build it, you can PM me and I'll help you. I'm excited for your build and can't wait to see it.

And thanks for the +1. I'm glad you like it enough to copy it. It's the best compliment a builder can get.

ponaman 1 point 23 months ago

What lighting did you use?

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

Deepcool RGB350. The kit is on Amazon for $16.99.

ponaman 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks mate :)

Lynox 1 point 22 months ago

Nice build.

itzLezlo 1 point 21 months ago

Hey I am new to the PC Masterrace and since you sound like you know a lot about gaming computers I have a question. I am working on my own build with a intel core i7 6700k and I thought I would get a GTX 1070 but would a 1060 dual do fine too since it would be cheaper? Which one is better for the price? Thanks + I love the build!

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I'm glad you like the build. I will shoot you a private message.

-kademlarew- 1 point 15 months ago

This is crazy...

deelybop 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Absolutely beautiful build. I’m working in the same case right now. Your cable management is awesome. If you want to hide that cpu cable I found you can run it under the motherboard and just to the right of the ssd drive bay. Take out the bay and pull the cable up that corner. I am debating fans also but so far I’ve found the stock Wraith cooler for the Ryzen 3 2200g I’m using works fine. I love the Cryorig cooler and the added LED colors. My daughter and I were trying to figure out how to liven up the build. We’re thinking about replacing the large stock fan with smaller fans. That large fan gets noisy when it starts working and I dont see more than 776 rpm on it. You did a great job. I love that Thermaltake case. It is awesome to build in. Kudos!

GoldTerror 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

is this case portable at all?

GoldTerror 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I know this is an old build but I want to know if I can easily transport this between two houses

Khaosix submitter 20 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I'd say it has the more or less the same portability as an Xbox One or PS4.. It's just a cube instead of a rectangle and a little heavier.

GoldTerror 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That's good to hear, I'd only need to transfer this between houses every 2 weeks. I'm assuming you can't fit this is a backpack.

GoldTerror 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I have an rgb motherboard, would there be any way to see it in this case?