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Greetings!

So this build while up and functioning is still a work in progress on the aesthetics part of it. A few key things that influenced this build: 1. I'm an artist and 2. I love gaming. 3. Try to stay within a budget. I have been wanting to build my own custom PC since the 90's but now just getting around to it.

So I built the PC as is then decided I wanted to customize it a bit....so began the tear down and rebuild.

Edit- added some pics showing off the RGB O.o

To do list: -Get better case fans! (Suggestions on white case fans welcomed!) -Cable combs

Completed mods: -Disassembled/painted black interior/exterior pieces of the case white -GPU Shroud painted white -RAM painted white -Custom acrylic panels cut/bent then wrapped in white carbon fiber vinyl to clean up the case interior -Relocated SSD mount from case rear to the top of the PSU shroud -Painted SSD mount then wrapped SSD in same white carbon fiber vinyl

In progress mods: -Cutting custom shaped vent holes on the front panel of case to improve airflow -Custom graphic design on metal side panel -Etch project name or other signage on the tempered glass panel

Future mods: -Possible water cooling loop -Whatever else I can come up with....

I will be adding pics as I finish the in progress mods I'm currently working on.

Enjoy and would love to get your feedback! I'm fairly new to this so advice/tips/suggestions are welcomed!

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Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 5 points

The cable management is superb and it's a beautiful build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, still needs some work but it's getting there...

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Way clean, nice work

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Cooper \m/

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

amazing job sticking to the theme of white

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Trying to! I chose the white so it would give the illusion of changing to whatever color the RGB's were at the time. Thanks! \m/

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

your welcome

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

WoW that great PC, congratulations and it is great work the painting with the RAM and the GPU. This Asus Strix is unique and looks like it came out of the factory as well.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I appreciate the feedback, love the Strix cards! \m/

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

if you see my friend, but now comes the best, the use of that PC =D

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

You know it! Lovin it so far...

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello again, so I was left with a doubt. What type of spray paint did you use for your GPU modding?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

So I got the GPU second hand however it was recently purchased and the guy I got it from (what’s up B!!) had the purchase receipt and after contacting asus the warranty was transferable.

That being said, I wanted to make sure if I needed to RMA the card for whatever reason I could put it back to stock so I ended up using plastidip in white. Peels off fairly easily and gives me the option change the color later or to resell if needed. As far as actually painting it, I just cleaned it well with soap and water and applied the paint directly to the shroud...no primer. So far it’s holding up great and looking good too haha.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the look of this build. Great work.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Really digging this build man. RGB in this build, even if just LED strips will look awesome. I used some Corsair SP120 RGB fans in one of my builds and think you might really like them for this build.

Great job on tearing the case down and painting/wrapping it as well as the GPU and Ram. Everything came out top notch!

EDIT: CableMod also makes sleeves for your AIO, you could turn those black tubes white as well with them!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Patrick! I have the RGB strip that came with the case mounted on the top but would love to get some white case fans. I’ll take a look at those corsairs but do you know if they work with Asus Aura? That’s what’s controlling the mobo/gpu/strip/case.

For the AIO sleeves...I thought CableMod only made them for Corsair units?? I’ll have to revisit it...thanks for the suggestion!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

They make them for NZXT and Corsair unite for the are almost universal fitting. JayzTwoCents did a review on them. If you watch it it’ll shed some light on how they’re universal.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, I’ll check it out! I appreciate your insight!!!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely stunning man. I envy you. I would love a solid white background on my case along with the psu shroud. It creates a very unique and clean look. This is awesome.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! You can do it! Just takes some time and planning! Urs would look sick with a white panel and you can at least paint the shroud white. Honestly I like the window you have there...I woulda cut one in mine if I wouldn’t have had to do it twice haha.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build! Love the look of the custom back wall and PSU shroud. The red accents on the MOBO and STRIX looks sweet with the white in my opinion. Might have been able to get away with the red colored Deepcool. Awesome work, especially for a first time builder.

I am just starting to work on my own first PC build and this gives me motivation to do some kind of custom work haha.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I wanted a clean look and the factory back wall and psu shroud didn’t cut it for me.

Good suggestions on the deepcool, I mainly went with the white because I change the colors inside frequently and the white really reflects the light so I can get a ton of color options between the mobo/gpu/rgb strip. The blues and reds look crazy vibrant!

Are you going to post your build when you get it cranking?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh gocha I can see how the colors could reflect nicely in there!

I will definitely be posting my build! Will probably be a few weeks and wont be as nice as this for sure haha I wanted to stay in a budget.... Eventually I might upgrade a bit or do some custom work!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I posted a few more pics with some diff colors to show what I was talking about.

Looking forward to it! And I get the budget! I got my cpu, gpu, psu and RAM all second hand! Lucky that they are all working like a charm.

Don’t discount how just some paint can change the look and add a “custom look”. There are tons of tutorials on YouTube if you don’t know where to start. Feel free to hit me up with any questions, even though I’ve only modded one PC, I’ve been in fabrication and paint for years on other projects.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

This is CLEAN.

Also, small world. Been looking to build in ITX the next few months with a Strip 1060, and I was planning to paint mine just like you did to yours. I guarantee we both watched the same video on it.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha I’m so sure! Thank you! Have you thought about doing anything to be backplate? I want to paint it but don’t want to remove it. Also if I put a cover on it, it will block the logo and lights....my other thought was to mount it vertical to see the painted part...idk

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I was going to leave the backplate as-is. I too have a Black/White theme Although mine has RGB) so the backplate will work.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice...I’ve had a few comments about adding RGB...I have an RGB strip in the case, the mobo has aura so RGB by the audio components on the board and the case has RGB as well as the GPU lol I guess I should post some pics with the other colors huh?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I gotcha....I have the RGB strip in the top of the case, just wasn’t sure how I was liking the dark back plate. I ended up posting a few more pics with the RGB in diff colors. Lemme know whatcha think?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey,

I have a very similar build!

I was wondering if you know anything about the direction the fans work? Like I noticed you have your fans on the front of the cooler and the radiator towards your GPU..

How come you put the fans on the other side of the radiator? Do you have the front radiator pulling air in and the top and back pushing air out?

Thanks!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! You got it...fans on the front side of the radiator are pulling air and the top and back are exhaust.

That being said...I’ll be changing it up here hopefully soon with some better fans. Plan is to have two 120’s on top as exhaust and another 120 in the back as an exaust. I’ve noticed the air flow from the front of the case is limited by the front panel so I’ll be cutting some additional inake holes and adding some modders mesh on the backside of the front panel where the holes will be. Just trying to finalize a pattern or design to match the build. How are your fans setup?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! I have my fans on the other side of the radiator. So the radiator is on the front, the fans are on the back of the radiator facing the GPU. It pulls in air and then sends it through the radiator and onto the GPU. The top ones push the air out.

I wasn't sure whether or not to have it like yours.

Mine: GPU <- Fans <- Radiator <- FrontPanel <- Air. Yours: GPU <- Radiator <- Fans <- FrontPanel <- Air.

I tried both, I saw lower temps with your setup. Wasn't sure if it was just luck or what.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Right, I tried them both ways also and noticed the same. I received a suggestion to do a push/pull setup with the radiator...so I’d mount the fans on the outside of the case on the front, then radiator on the inside, then another set of fans on the backside so it would be GPU, Fans, Radiator, Fans, Front panel, Air. Fans facing the same direction on both sides of the radiator.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

This build looks awesome and the manual work is great and accurate. I like it! :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I appreciate the feedback!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you send me a list of parts you used from scratch? Like the cpu cooler and so on. I want to find some inspiration for my first build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! I have a parts list on the build. Can you see that tab? That should have all of the parts I used.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Funny thing tho, i already got same cabinet, same motherboard and same CPU as parts for my build! Guess i did my study.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah, it’s a pretty good combo I think!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you find the CPU and the cooler? I hear the 7700k pumps out crazy high temps - have you had any issues yet?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, absolutely correct! The AIO has done a decent job but I think I’m leaning towards delidding and throwing a water loop in. For now...it’s manageable though.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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