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Whiteshift

by issac.mantle

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Date Published

Aug. 17, 2016

Date Built

Aug. 14, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C

Description

CPU: Intel i7-6700K @ 4.5 GHz This part list was originally sporting an fx-8350 and an r9 390. The 8350 already slightly bottlenecked the 390, but I thought the much cheaper price made it worth sacrificing a few fps. Then in January, I realized that it would be silly of me to not wait for pascal to be released. Once I decided on the 1070, I realized that an 8350 was simply too old. I did not want to fully rely on direct x12 to bring “better multi-core performance”. So if I couldn’t go with the cheap $160 fx-8350, might as well go full out on the i7. I could have gone with an i5 6600k, but I want to be able to do some streaming and recording, and I could use the extra power. So the original $160 cpu for the build doubled to a whopping $320 cpu. Alright, so be it.

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO @ 30°C Idle 74°C load Who doesn’t love this cooler? Sure I could have sprung for aio water cooler, but with my plans to paint the front of the heatsink white I knew it would look beautiful. I don’t need to spend $80 more for a .2ghz better overclock. This CPU cooler gets my CPU to 4.5 GHZ at 30°C idle and 74°C load while being quieter than the AC vent above me. The cooler does everything I need it to do and more. Plus, I could use the extra $80 saved after splurging $160 extra on the i7 6700k

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 The motherboard was another added cost to my build to avoid a cpu bottleneck. I was originally only needing to spend $90 or so on a motherboard with a 990fx chipset for the fx-8350. However, I quickly figured out that newer, more expensive cpus result in newer, more expensive motherboards. I thought about saving some money by going with the ASUS Z170-E, but I would have only saved $30, the motherboard was not very well used/known by the community (Barely had any reviews). I didn’t want to risk cutting a corner on my motherboard, so I just sucked it up and went with the Z170-A for $30 more at $150.

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB For my memory I had some really strict specifications it needed to meet. It had to be the correct type for my motherboard (DDR4), and it needed to be white to match my build’s color scheme. Okay I lied about the strict specifications, its ram. It gives next to no performance difference whether you pay $60 for 16GB, or $350 for the same 16GB. These ram sticks actually look pretty sweet; they even have a white PCB which is usually something that costs a premium. (Like my graphics card that also has a white PCB)

Storage: OCZ TRION 150 240GB X2 in RAID 0 & Seagate Barracuda 1TB Take one look at the two SSD brackets on the power supply shroud of this case and tell me what comes to mind. RAID. I bought two very good value SSDs to do just that. In Raid 0, the storage got to a write speed of 900MB/s and a read speed of 997MB/s. That’s 480GB of some pretty fast storage for $120. Pretty good if I say so myself. Not to mention it looks perfect on the power supply shroud. I would also like to state the fact that I had to pay $18 just to have the SATA 3 cables connecting the SSDs be white. Now that I’ve built the thing I realize that you can barely even see these cables anyway. 480GB isn’t enough for everything I want to keep on my computer. So I’ve got 1TB of storage for whatever I don’t need speed for. Basically everything that isn’t games or OS goes on it. I don’t need blazing fast read & write speeds for browsing my meme stash.

Graphics Card: GALAX Hall of Fame GTX 1070 Oh yeah. This guy delayed the construction of my PC for two months. June 10th the GTX 1070 was “released”. By July stock for the thing started to improve slightly. Finally, Mid-July aftermarket coolers and everything 1070 related was in decent stock and able to be purchased. Just about every card, with the exception of this god forsaken Hall of Fame version was available for purchase. My birthday was June 11th and for my birthday, using the money from the past two Christmases, birthdays, and the Job I had started two months prior, I bought everything except the graphics card. I had been tortured by the magnificent pile of computer parts, waiting to be put into action, collecting dust on the floor beside me for over two months. Finally, on August 11th, 2016 at 1:30am Galax put the stupid thing for sale on their store. Based in china, their customer service for U.S. citizens through the ticket system on their website was not their strong point. It took 24-48 hours for a response every time I asked a question, sometimes I didn’t even receive a full answer to my questions. But whatever I can put it all behind me because they make some B.A. products. This graphics card not being an exception. Awesome to think about the fact that I have something better than the Maxwell titan X. I remember how big someone’s E-peen was if they had a Titan X. Now I’ve got something better, for $500 rather than $1000. Would love for it to be closer to the $379.99 mark we were told to expect; many people feel the same way. I’m not that mad though (Obviously not given I bought the graphics card) In conclusion, I’m so glad I’m done waiting for and obsessing over the graphics card and its release.

I managed to reach 2151Mhz on the core and 4300Mhz on the memory stable while the amazing card kept temperatures from reaching above 60°C under extremely quiet operation.

Case: NZXT S340 This case may seem a tad out of place for a build of this caliber. However, when I selected this case, the build was still a fx-8350 & r9 390. I guess the case is the only thing that really stayed from my original parts list. I could have gone with the H440, or the Phanteks ECLIPSE P400, etc. But I really like this case, I like the concept of the piece they added for cable management, I like the power supply shroud with two SSD mounts on it, I like the simplistic design, I like the $65 price tag, and the list goes on. I have no desire to get a more expensive case, as this one looks pretty great already.

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W I wanted a fully-modular PSU so that I could get some nice individually sleeved white cables to go with my color scheme. I wanted at least 750w so that if I needed to in the future, I could add another GTX 1070 in SLI. This power supply met those two specifications, and it was the cheapest one that did so. So I chose it. Little did I know when I bought it, that it was outdated. Therefore, custom cable companies no longer produced cables for it. I contacted the support at Cablemod for assistance and before I even opened my email I had a response from a real person typing me an email. He understood the situation and made a custom order for me. He had them make a special set of cables for my PSU that they no longer mass produce. Cablemod has the best customer support I have ever experienced. I kept a 1 on 1 email conversation with the same guy, who knew my situation, and knew me. We talked about my plans for my computer and what it would be like, and he really seemed interested. He said I can send him pictures of the build after its done and he will have them featured on the Cablemod Facebook. So, Shout-out to my boy Thomas at Cablemod :D.

Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 23” 60Hz Monitor Don’t let the fact that this monitor is 1080p deceive you. This monitor actually looks pretty amazing. Its IPS, so it has great picture quality. I overclocked the 60Hz to 75Hz, while this is no 144Hz, it still helps and does look smoother than 60Hz. In all reality, the GTX 1070 is overkill for 1080p. I don’t see myself needing to upgrade anything to run all games at max settings at this resolution for at least 2 years. So for me, it’s nice to be able to crank all the Eye Candy up on every game on an IPS monitor with great picture quality. The monitor is only 23” so the ppi (Pixels per inch) isn’t much worse than a 27” 1440p monitor. (96ppi vs 109ppi) I might pick up a second one of these so I can have a better time streaming.

Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE RGB Very nice, high quality keyboard. It took a bit of getting used to coming from the very shallow clicky tactile keys on my laptop. I found myself accidently clicking shift many times. This proved to be very irritating in Overwatch as I teleport over edges randomly as Tracer, rocket blast 2 feet into a wall as Reinhardt, waste Cryo-stasis on my way back into the battle as Mei, etc. I actually went to best buy and tried to replace the MX-Silent keys with MX-Browns to see if that helped because of how irritated it made me. They didn’t have brown keys so I kept the keyboard. After a while I got used to the keyboard, and learned not to rest my hand on the board with quite so much weight. The keys are very quiet which will come in handy if I do record or stream in the near future.

Mouse: Mionix NAOS 7000 I needed a mouse that would ergonomically fit my decently large hands. I didn’t want the Deathadder Chroma because I wanted something that would last (Shots fired) Not to mention it would look kinda dumb next to my corsair keyboard. xD. The sensor is very responsive, looks nice, fits my hand nicely, and is from a good quality brand.

Headphones: Audio-Technica M50x These are probably one of the most highly regarded headphones currently available. I use these at my setup, but I bring them around with me a lot wherever I can. They sound amazing, just enough bass with crisp clear sound all around. They blow beats out of the water for a quarter of the price.

Microphone: Blue Yeti A very popular microphone for a reason. It gets the job done and the biggest deal for me was the headphone pass-through. Because I have closed-back headphones I cannot hear what I say when any sound is coming through them. Thus causing me to speak much louder than I need to and talk stupid due to my inability to hear and correct my speech. (Kind of like someone who has gone deaf) With the headphone pass-through, the Blue Yeti plays what comes through my mic back into my headphones so that I can hear myself talking, as well as any background noise that I wouldn’t want anyone listening to me to hear. (So that I can fix it).

Benchmarks: All images/proof of benchmarks should be visible up with the pictures.

Unigine Valley: 99FPS - Score: 4143 - Extreme HD preset, 1080p

Unigine Heaven: 101.2FPS - Score: 2549 - 8xMSAA, Ultra Quality, Extreme Tessellation, 1080p

Cinebench R15: 941cb

CPU-Z: Single Thread, 2251 - Multi Thread 9949

AS SSD Benchmark: Read score: 355, Write score: 628, SCORE: 1169 (Look at picture for full breakdown)


Thanks for checking out my build!

EDIT: Thank you to everyone that gave my build a +1 to get it featured. My dream of being featured on PCpartpicker has been fulfilled thanks to all of you! Also big thanks for all the nice comments congratulating me and telling me I did a good job. Its awesome to see how many people enjoyed looking at my PC. This really makes building this magnificent machine even that much more worth doing. If you have any questions, comments, or requests, keep em' comin in the the comments. I am making a valiant effort to respond to every single comment because I really do care about every single one.

Comments Sorted by:

odwillia 2 points 16 months ago

Really good looking build. Nice job.+1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 0 points 16 months ago

Thank you :)

confuzledandlost 33 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

I absolutely LOVE this build! You did a stellar job with color coordination and the mods look great! +1 from me but I wish I could give more!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you, it means a lot :D

DotNyslexic 2 points 16 months ago

Nice setup. Like your color scheme, and overall looks very planned and organized. +1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you :D

PC_Master_Race_Noob 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

It looks great, well done :)

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thx bb <4

Okulus 2 points 16 months ago

corsair k70, mionix castor, gtx 1070, nzxt s340 case and white theme? hell yeah +1 to you good sir

Okulus 1 point 16 months ago

*naos

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks for checking out my build, and thanks for the +1 :D

Wolklung 2 points 16 months ago

Nice.

& the Hyper 212 in white looks dope!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Aye thanks, I was kind of nervous to do it, but I knew it would look awesome if I did it right!

smcgothboy 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

I love seeing clean white builds, sometimes makes me regret my black and red cliche scheme. +1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you :D. I checked out your build it's nothing to regret I gave it a +1 <4

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Great pictures and build. Another contender for a featured build.

Thumbs up.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Thanks :)

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Hey congrats. Your the featured build! Very nice.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

I know :D. So much hype. Im so happy bruh

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Got my voting priveledges back.

You have my upvote+1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

xD thank you

MADMAN987 2 points 16 months ago

So far my favourite build on pcpartpicker. +1 man

MADMAN987 2 points 16 months ago

Also question, how did you paint the cpu cooler. I wanna do the same thing to mine when I get it.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I covered everything except the top-most fin with paper. Then I used automotive glossy white spray paint. Just make sure you don't put too much paint in one layer. Do 3 or 4 light layers and it will look great. Here's the YouTube video I used to do it. https://youtu.be/JChWZ9pokaw

MADMAN987 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks man

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Wow that's awesome that it's your favorite. I feel honored lol.

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NickDVL 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Beautiful! +1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you :D

Garphunkyl 2 points 16 months ago

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice XD

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

NOICEEEE. Thanks for checking out the build xD

iZenix 2 points 16 months ago

Dang. Sick rig you got there. +1

I envy people like you who live in the US...hardware prices are inflated in Hong Kong (not by much, but still annoying), and most things on Amazon don't ship internationally...

Regarding your 212 EVO, I would like to know about the process of painting it, because I'm interested in doing the same thing to my Noctua NU-U14S.

(even though I'll never get to doing it...)

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

That is unfortunate... sorry to hear about the price inflation.

I covered everything except the top-most fin with paper. Then I used automotive glossy white spray paint. Just make sure you don't put too much paint in one layer. Do 3 or 4 light layers and it will look great. Here's the YouTube video I used to do it. https://youtu.be/JChWZ9pokaw

Thank you for checking out my PC and for giving it a +1 :)

iZenix 1 point 16 months ago

That sounds easy. Now I just have to buy ten+ rolls of tarp so I can cover the entire living room ...

And maybe I'll buy a hazmat suit to prevent paint stains.

+9001 for 1337 rig!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I just did it in my garage lol.

iZenix 1 point 15 months ago

The probelm is that I live in Hong Kong, in a relatively spacious (think 800 sq. feet) apartment that does NOT have a garage. I could do it in the bathroom, but my mother would tear me apart if I got paint on her cosmetics...

shivers

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Jeez xD Alright man I'm sure you'll figure it out good luck to ya :)

Jhobbster 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

This build is sexual +1 from me

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

AnAngrySamaritan 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

This is a work of art. Not just the white theme and the DIY paint job. But you did really well with the budget as well! Keep up the good work!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you! :D That means a lot!

Radox-0 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

First 3 pics, very awesome looking. Sleeved cables are very nice and make such a difference, great stuff.

Easy +1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah you can see in one of the pictures how it looked with the default power supply cables. Not nearly as clean looking.

Thank you for checking out my build and giving it a +1 :D

SyNtheticApeXx 2 points 15 months ago

Love the consistent theme bro <3

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you <4

Baesick 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Did I miss the HOF cards again? Yup... +1 Very Jelly.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah I stayed up all night waiting on them. Spammed their customer support for weeks on end. xD. Thanks for the +1

Baesick 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

So Jelly.... XD

Faizan 2 points 15 months ago

+1 for the build.

+2 for the Audio-Technicas ;)

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Thanks :)

auldae 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

I tuck my 24-pin cable behind the white bar. But that's probably only because it's not nice and sleeved like yours. Love the build, and congrats on getting featured.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Yeah I wanted to show off those cables I had to pay so much for lol. And thanks :D. I'm so happy I got featured its like a dream come true xD

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 15 months ago

Nice, first build I've seen with the HOF 1070. +1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah I had been waiting on the release of that card for a while. Got it the morning after the release. Thanks for the +1 :)

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 15 months ago

No problem :) :) :)

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Such a badass build. +1

Which means I'm the 69th upvote. lel.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Thank you :D

gunit1111 3 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

That is a pretty awesome build. I wanted to do something similar to that with my White Knight rig but it didn't quite turn out that way.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you :D That white knight build is still something to definitely be proud of. I gave it a +1

gunit1111 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks! Yeah it is, handles everything I can throw at it!

IlikeTech 2 points 15 months ago

Amazing looking build, nice and clean :) +1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you :)

fangasm 2 points 15 months ago

amazing build, I've been planning a build similar to this with the MSI z170a Krait 3x with Phantek PH-TC12DX Black cooler, GEIL Super Luce ram White and the GALAX GTX 1070 HOF, all in the Fractal Design Define S, where I plan to paint white in the future. trying to get the whole black and white build. and I also plan to get water blocks for both the cpu and gpu (if theres custom galax waterblocks TT) and get hot pink coolant. bcos blue or red are such boring colours. anyways. amazing build mate + 1, wish I could get high end parts like you but I'm from Australia where everything is 2x the price....

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks! Good luck on your build. And yeah Australian prices are quite unfortunate :/

bsmods 15 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Good looking build!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Thanks :)

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Congrats for feature spotlight, you deserve it! A lovely description and an awesome computer with such beauty. Thank you for sharing it and enjoy! You have my one.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it :)

KrylonX 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Love this rig...I'm doing a similar one as well, same MOBO and case. I really wanted to go with the 1080 HOF because I think that white on white is sick looking...but the price is just a tad too much.

Great job.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you and I hope your build turns out well!

Dullekralj 2 points 15 months ago

WTF ??? No intake fans??? ALL exhaust ? Whats the deal ?

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Lol my temps are fine but I admit it is a bit silly. I just put them in the direction the tags weren't on and the wires didn't come out of. My temps and nice are both very good nonetheless

Dullekralj 1 point 15 months ago

Nice :) Great looking build btw :)

wen87n 1 point 15 months ago

Negative airflow = dusty PC. better get 2 more AF140 at the front

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I am aware of the fan setup not being optimal. However, I don't want the side with the wire and the tag to be the side seen.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Im a heavy handed player, so I can relate to the dumb shifts :P MX Browns are perfect for being tactile and fairly quiet. Must be hard to flank as tracer when you're blinking straight in front of the enemy team lol

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah I am getting better at not doing it as time goes on xD. It was pretty annoying. It didn't help that on the laptop I was using I got 40fps even on lowest settings. It's hard to play as tracer with low fps she's so fast paced. I had to main as junkrat and just spam grenades because of my fps. Now I can choose whatever character I want :)

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Nice, I currently have a GTX 645 and its strangling me at 60 fps with low settings and anti-aliasing, but I've still been able to learn genji really well. I'm close to level 80, what about you?

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I think I'm only 48 or something

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

To be fair I've been playing the game religiously for a months since I've gotten it because I've moved over summer and have nothing to do :P would you wanna play sometime?

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I was just looking over the comments on this build and saw yours and realized I left you hanging! I'm really sorry lol I tried to reply to every comment guess I didn't read this one through. If you still wanna play overwatch with me my battle.net ID is Girth#11633

Sorry I replied 6 months late.... :/

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Black pcs are old, white is the future of gaming computers! lol but seriously a sexy build. White is my favorite color for pcs. I'd give you 3 votes if I could.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you! :D

TacoNinja 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Great build! I love white build themes, and being honest, get really jealous when someone makes one that's better than my white and black build, which happens a lot. But I love it!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Well I'm glad you like my build :D Don't be jealous of what I have because there's plenty of people who would be jealous of the build you have, remember that xD

Cosmo_Canyon 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Ireat looking build.I have a similar one but waiting for gpu. I don't know if someone mentioned it already but your fan configuration is not good.Not only you will have higher temps but dust will accumulate like crazy. Try to have balance of 2 intake and 2 exhaust. Have a nice day.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

\Yes I have been informed. The problem is completely based the fact that the tag is on the back, of the fans, and if I were to flip them the wire would be sticking out and the tags would be visible. I would like the two front fans to be intake but thats not how it worked out

Also, the dust would accumulate like crazy if they were all intake. They are all exhaust so I don't expect that to be too much of an issue

Cosmo_Canyon 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

i didn't say to make them all intake.2 intake 2 exhaust.Best choice would be 2x140mm intake and the 120mm +140mm exhaust for positive pressure,resulting less dust in the case.(assuming they are all the same fans and work on same rpm) Sometimes you have to sacrifice looks so go flip them and find a way to hide the cables ;)

AnimeGamer 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

BRO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BUILDING THIS NO ONLY IS IS BEAUTIFUL , I HAVE HAD A BUILD LIKE THIS PLANNED AND I WANTED TO SEE HOW IT WOULD LOOK (sorry for the caps)

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Haha Im glad it helped and Im glad you liked it :)

bmccarthy8989 9 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Really well done. I'm glad you painted the top fin of the Hyper 212. That mixed with the corsair SP, just looks so slick. I ran the same config on my rig when i was modding the case and almost fell in love with just doing air cooling alone. Just because of how cool the corsair and hyper 212 look. +1 and congrats on feature.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah I really like how the heatsink came out :) Thanks for the +1 and glad you liked the build

LonghornAlamo2040 2 points 15 months ago

Ooooh, dat 1337 rig :3

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Si papi ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) glad ya liked it

TechGenius 2 points 15 months ago

Very sweet build. I think my new PC will be heavily inspired by this. However, the graphics card's width may not let me to be able to have a Corsair h100i gtx v2 cooler. Please tell me if it could.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Well I don't know for sure because that's not the cooler I have. Just do the math, cases tell you the most length graphics card they can fit. Subtract the width of the radiator from that max graphics card length and as long as your graphics card doesn't exceed or come within half an inch of that number don't worry about it.

TechGenius 1 point 15 months ago

Ok, thank you

hklenny 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Great photos and description, amazing white themed build. The LED lighting sure does work well with white. Awesome build! +1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah that was my intention, light really reflects off of glossy white very well. Thanks for looking at my build and giving it a +1 :D

IdkGoogleItDude 1 point 16 months ago

On picture 33 there's an fx 8350? Nice build though +1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I think you mean picture 34 where I set the fx-8350 as the reference. The Blue is my CPU and the Purple is the CPU I selected for reference. Thank you for the +1 and thanks for checking out my build :D

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

The graphics card unfortunatley does not show up on my build because its a graphics card that they haven't added to their database. Just to make sure everyone knows, its the GTX 1070 HOF from GALAX. http://www.galax.com/en/graphics-card/hof/galax-geforcer-gtx-1070-hof-153.html

Russkie69 3 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

This deserves to be featured.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you so much, I hope it does that would be my dream come true. xD. Fingers Crossed

X47man 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

FEATURE DIS!

+1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Not a bad idea xD Thanks for checking out my build :)

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet, those front fans should be turned around to allow for air intake.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

There are black tags on the other side and the wires come out of that side... lol. I'm sorry for being picky but I wanted this build to look as clean as possible that is the sole reason the fans are facing the way they are.

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

That's understanding. For an easy solution, use some black electric tape to cover the tags and the plastic parts where the wires run down. Just a suggestion.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Alright, thanks for the feedback :D. And thanks for taking a look at my PC

Caminon 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Where'd you get that 1070 HOF? I'm looking all over the web and still can't find a vendor for the 1080!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

They will be for sale at http://galaxstore.net/HOF-Series_c_17.html The 1070 is already out of stock, the 1080 hasn't been released yet. Make sure to grab the 1080 as soon as its released

Caminon 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you! I'm doing a similar color scheme for my build; was going to go with Strix but if HOF cards can hit 2.1-2.2 GHz with ease I want one!

j19002 1 point 16 months ago

this is exactly what im going for do you think you could tell me what paint you used for the cpu cooler and how you did it?

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I covered everything except the top-most fin with paper. Then I used automotive glossy white spray paint. Just make sure you don't put too much paint in one layer. Do 3 or 4 light layers and it will look great. Here's the YouTube video I used to do it. https://youtu.be/JChWZ9pokaw

The exact paint I used was - Rustoleum Acrylic Enamel Paint+Primer, Glossy white. Found it in the automotive section of Walmart.

LimpCurve 1 point 15 months ago

Amazing job! Only thing I would have done is go for the ASUS Z170-AR, same motherboard that removes onboard video in place for a black PCB.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Okay. Thank you!

relco 6 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous build. +1 My only question is are the two front NZXT fans exhausting air out the front? From one of the photos that's what it looks like. If this is the case, (this may have been addressed by someone already) make sure and rotate them so they're pulling fresh air into the system. But seriously, drop-dead gorgeous build my friend, be proud of this one!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you :D

ThunderCls 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Nice, sleek, clean...white xD...it looks amazing dude, great job on building this up! +1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you :D

TechGenius 1 point 15 months ago

How did you get that GPU? DO you live outside the United States?

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

No, I live in the US. I got it at www.galaxstore.net before it got sold out.

darthwhisky 1 point 15 months ago

Nice!! +1

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Thanks :)

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 15 months ago

if you're in the us the h7 would look HOT with that sp120, just say'n.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah, If I painted the top of that white it would look pretty great. But my current cpu cooler looks great already.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 15 months ago

ok sure, doesn't matter too much.

Caminon 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but those front fans are facing to exhaust....

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

If you're not sure you could always look to see if someone has mentioned it. Which 4 people have... yes they're facing to exhaust because the tag and wire are on the other side.

madscienceman 1 point 15 months ago

How did you overclock your monitor? Is it software that came with your monitor, or is it an option somewhere?

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

There are tutorials online, its done in windows through NVIDIA graphics for me.

jhingley 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Stupid question here but by painting what is essentially your radiator wouldn't this decrease its effectiveness? I mean do not get me wrong it looks pretty boss lol just curious would like to do this for a build I have done but its on an FX and would be looking to push it and its already a hotter chip. Or if the effect isn't enough to worry about?

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Very minimal because its only the top of the top-most fin. Than fan doesn't even blow there. However some heat may get trapped there a little bit more. My CPU only reaches 74C on load with a 4.5 Ghz, so its still doing fine.

jhingley 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Sweet never would have thought of doing it. Thanks for the idea and sweet build sir.

coreywebb1 1 point 15 months ago

Awesome Build Mate!!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks m8! :)

thederpyderpman857 1 point 15 months ago

Wow. Beautiful Build

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you! :D

harshtopiwala 1 point 15 months ago

So Sexy. Great build!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you! Glad you.liked it :D

Slik704 1 point 15 months ago

Did you do anything before applying the spray paint to the cpu cooler. I wanna do something similar to my build but in red

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Nope the automotive paint I got had primer already in it. Just get some good quality auto paint. If you've used your CPU cooler already just make sure the surface is clean of particles and oil

Slik704 1 point 15 months ago

No i haven't even used it yet haven't even taken it out the box still waiting on my motherboard and gpu

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Alright yeah you'll be good just make sure you get auto-paint that is good at bonding to metal. I used this video to paint mine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JChWZ9pokaw

Jagmin 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

which corsair cooler was put on the 212 evo?

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I assume you mean what fan. Its the corsair SP 120mm. You can find the link and stuff in the partlist

SkyMembrane 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I just noticed something funny. Unigine thinks your GPU only has 4gb of Vram. I didn't notice that when I tested my Gigabyte G1 gaming 1070, but I wonder if it still says that lol.

By the way, great job with the PC, it looks fantastic!

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah I did notice that its very strange, GTA V sees all 8gb...

Thank you! Glad you liked it :D

wen87n 1 point 15 months ago

How is the sound quality and CPU OC ability of asus z170-a?

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Both very good. Running 4.5Ghz at 1.312v My ATH-M50x headphones sound great.

adaverso 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Do you even use your monitor to game or just the tower? LOL. The positioning on the desk is cracking me up.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I do play games lol. The angle of the monitor doesn't really bother me

adaverso 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Good for neck / back though? I guess if it works!

jamesssss621 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

How is the sag since you are not using the support thing galax provides? I am doing an all white theme and they just stopped selling the GTX 1080 EXOC SNPR in white so I was looking at the HOF 1080.

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Many months later there is a slight bit of sag that you can't really notice unless you're looking for it at a dead on angle

krayzkillz -2 points 16 months ago

Nice and clean... What matters most is if YOU like it,if YOU spend as much time staring at your box as you do your computer screen than you did good...You def went right going w/ Skylake 6th Gen "anything",and Z170 mobo...and most importantly GTX 1080...those are the most important things IMO

But why not go w/ 3200mhz ddr4 ram?? its the same price... andOC'd 3200+mhz DDR4 ram is the cheapest FPS increase you can do...virtually no cost difference from the 2400 you bought

To each his own w/ Visual components

issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

If you read the description I wrote my reasoning for every single part I chose. It took me 3 hours to do but I did it so people would be informed and know my thinking process... because you didn't read it or something I guess Ill tell you in this comment.

Before your comment I was under the impression that RAM speed did not impact fps in games whatsoever, after your comment I was actually second guessing myself. So I googled it and found this video as the first thing to come up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLg1YwH0QOA Needless to say after watching 30 seconds of the benchmarks I stopped second guessing myself.

The RAM was $70 when I got it. Like I said in the description, I got the RAM because it matched my color scheme, was compatible with my motherboard, and was the cheapest to do those two things. If there was 3200mhz DDR4 white ram that came to within $5 of $70 (Which I didn't find) I would have gotten it instead.

I personally just do not see the point in paying extra money for higher Mhz. At least for gaming anyway. Maybe if you need to do some gnarly editing & rendering or something.

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issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Yeah I actually did set it as that but I guess it doesn't carry over to completed builds. If it did people could just name their graphics card anything they wanted and have it be listed under completed builds. You can see here in the original part list. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/v6yW3F

Thank you so much for all the positive feedback :)

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P4rth 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Damn this sportsmen ship tho xD

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P4rth 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

haha my bad.

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issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you so much. I saw I had like 10 messages in a few hours and I had a feeling I had been featured. I checked the home page and there I was xD. Hype is realllll

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issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you! :D

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issac.mantle submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Yes, indeed it is.