Description

Build for a friend. Said she wanted white, so we went white. Ready for GTX 1080 upgrade in the near future, but not in the budget right now. Really enjoyed getting the parts and seeing it come together. Love this case. Got one myself. Magnetic lighting strips? Check. PSU Shroud? Check. Velco cable management straps? Check. PSU was a pretty good deal and looks really nice. All the cables are all black - no ketchup and mustard here! Motherboard is absolutely savage and a steal. Super clean silver look and great RGBs. Really good build quality and very matchy-matchy. Just make sure it has enough fan headers for ya. Really impressed with the phanteks CPU cooler. Almost didn't fit in the case- massive! But, super sleek and even the cables were nice and white and thick. Let me know what you guys think!

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Big cooler - make sure it fits in your case! Looks freakin awesome - very crisp and high quality, even down to the thick sleeved cables with a splitter.

Motherboard

Excellent deal for the money. Very nice asthetically with a silver finish and matching pcie slots. Really just an awesome piece of hardware and high quality. RGBs are bright and prolific.

Memory

Nice look, very good quality.

Case

Excellent case. Totally looks freakin awesome. High quality, confidence boosting. Everything was a breeze to install and cable manage. Velcro straps really a nice feature. Every panel has silencing foam and even the tempered glass side panel has rubber over where it mounts to the rest of the case. Crisp, clean, awesome, inexpensive.

Power Supply

Cut-and-dry a very nice power supply. Modular except for power cable (which you will ALWAYS need so nbd). ALL CABLES ARE COMPLETELY BLACK - there is no ketchup and mustard on this badboy. Great deal for the money and from a very reputable manufacturer. It also has velco straps for extra cable management help.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Great case choice!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

That CPU is feeling lonely in there! I bet it can't wait for the 1080 to arrive!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

"I'm empty inside"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally! Looking for some other stuff that I could put in there. Only ideas I have other than some liquid cooling components is a graphics card (obvi). Any ideas?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

That case reminds me of my phanteks evolv case inside... Check it out. A 240mm aio cooler mounted up front would look great with some push/pull fans. And of course a gpu.. Still haven't gotten one??

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man I ain't made of money - can't just get $500+ bucks for a 1080 in a week! Haha A 240 or 280 mm CLC would look awesome in the case and would be the ideal configuration, but it wasn't in the budget and the air cooler works just fine. If we had gone CLC, probably would have grabbed the DeepCool Captain 240EX White to match the other white parts of the build. I took a look at your phanteks build and your other builds too - awesome! Really really cool stuff there especially with the graphic art on the fallout builds and stormtrooper. You do that art yourself? How do you get it on there?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Well at least your patient huh... Don't wanna just grab a 1050 ti and regret it ... Thank you. I usually scout ebay and amazon for decal when doing a request theme for a build. Wow be cool to be able to just print and cut what I wanted huh

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

And as far as the cooler... You could always fit it in the budget later, I'm pro water cooler especially for looks. But that's me. 3 builds in my house with h60, h100i, and Thermaltake 3.0 coolers. And if you search you can snag one cheaper... Paid $70 for my Thermaltake 360mm

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I've used a zalman 320 240mm on a couple of builds and it is awesome. Snagged one for $50 used on ebay and was 100%, and you can find manufacturer refurb corsairs for $50, I've never had problems with any of those and they cool very well

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

70 bucks for a 360mm clc? Where the heck are you shopping? ha that is a steal. I agree the watercooler looks 10x better and it doesn't weigh down on the mobo. I haven't been able to find a clc that cheap, but I'll definitely keep my eyes out in future builds!