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Operation: Snowblind

by lhzav

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Operation: Snowblind

I started this build in March of 2017 for FPS gaming and video & picture editing. I took inspiration from many other PCPP users with similar white S340 Elite builds. I really went for aesthetics after being disappointed from my tinted Razer H440 build. Purchased a custom GPU magnetic back plate and custom cables from Phanteks.

Edit: I really appreciate the feedback, and please know I have rushed most of the pictures taken and am not able to edit them. I used the cable combs to keep the cables as clean as possible while running them over the GPU. I ran them over the GPU because there wasn't sufficient space in the PSU shroud to run more cables. My next build will be a SFF air cooled Ncase M1 build please keep an eye out for that.

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F.lapinski 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Looks amazing but i feel like the cablemod clips didnt help much XD. Other than that this gives me much inspiration.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

its just the angle the OP picked...if the cables were routed down I doubt theyd have this problem, but the look is fairly nice how they come together.

Codywalker16 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

No this is actually how they look. I ordered them and have been very disappointed on how they look. The cables themselves aren't bad, but the cable combs absolutely ruined it for me.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I'm not really sure what you're talking about. I'm saying the cables look bunched because the OP flipped them back over the card not under the card like most people do. The cable combs are clear, I'd bet every single enthusiast build ever uses them, clear is definitely the most popular

Codywalker16 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

I'm sorry! I read it wrong.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Hey no worries man

lhzav submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

They are actually Phanteks combs and really cheap. Do you have suggestions on how to keep the GPU power cables tidy? Appreciate it. Thanks!

Houndour 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Knowing from personal experience that cables can be perfectly aligned one second and then a tangled chaotic hell the next, I understand and support your use of cable combs friendo.

Killer finish. So clean. And no doubt, an amazing performer. +1

lhzav submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Thank you, not sure why every is concerned about the cable combs its not too bad. I would have liked to run the power into the shroud it just didn't work out too well. Glad you liked it! Thanks!

Pcpal.tech 1 point 6 months ago

I always have a soft spot for white rgb builds. Nice work my friend!

Best of luck!

Pcpal.tech

KohnJeffFennedy 1 point 6 months ago
SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I like the build, you've got my +1. How did you get the Aer to be actually white? NZXT LEDs are notorious for having a bluish tinge to their white. Is it just the photos, or are they actually pure white?

lhzav submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Glad you enjoyed it! The lights are pretty white but I couldn't tell you. There is a small bluish feel but not really noticeable. Thank you.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Mine always have a slight bluish tinge when set to white as well, it's frustrating

bbogle86 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

No pics of the custom backplate? Come on man!

Looks very nice though, +1

lhzav submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Glad you like it, I'm not the best with a camera but just posted a couple more pictures. Backplate isn't too special. Thanks.

Mat-Ceb 1 point 6 months ago

Build looks awesome. Is it possible to get some more pics?

lhzav submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Just posted some more pictures. Glad you enjoyed it!

skytten21 1 point 5 months ago

Do you recommend the fans in exhaust or bringing air in ?

lhzav submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I have it setup so my radiator fans are intake. and case fans exhaust. You should consult with someone on a forum as I am not experienced in this.

skytten21 1 point 5 months ago

thankyou

skytten21 1 point 5 months ago

Hello, regarding the case, do you know if any other compatible cases that also look nice for the build, but a bit more open glass sides ?

lhzav submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

S340 ELITE is your best bet, its cheap its by NZXT and its all metal. I couldn't use any other brand imo.

Subsonic1127 1 point 3 months ago

where did you get the white backplate?

Subsonic1127 1 point 3 months ago

incredible build

ramenqwerty 1 point 1 month ago

pretty spicy my guy