Description

This machine originally was built as an ATX machine, then switched down to ITX to make moving it around easier.

The original build was completed in May of 2016. Then in August, I went ITX. Here recently I decided to make my case a little different and disassembled it. Realized the side panels can be easily taken apart for painting.

The red pieces on the side panels of the NZXT Manta were painted white, along with the red inside the case. I used Rustoleum 2X Paint and Primer spray paint in Gloss white, with a satin clear.

I took the red rings off the fans and put the white rings on.

Parts haven't changed since it went ITX, just white now. Pending some white/black psu cables.

Currently 4 SP120s on the H100, 2 AF140s on my H110. The H110 and NZXT G10 are on my 1070. New pictures of the AIO cooling of my 1070 coming.

Any other questions just ask.

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you deconstruct the case? I have red and black nzxt manta and want to change white like you.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

On the 2 side panels pull up the glued down cover pieces. You wont be able to reuse the glued down pieces. Its one time use and NZXT doesnt sell them. Theres 4 glued down covers on each panel, top bottom left and right.

The glued down pieces are on the inside of both panels. One of mine was having trouble sticking. So i pulled it off, and thats how I realized you could paint it.

Behind there is a handful of screws, and tabs. Bend the tabs and remove the screws and it will come apart. Theres 3 pieces to each side panel.

For the one with the window, all you gotta do is paint the edge. For the other side panel, paint the whole thing.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you paint the cable management thingy?

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Take apart your pc, remove any front panel connections, rear led wires, tape carefully around the cable mgmt cover, tape and cover the rest of the inside. Paint.

Its not perfect but i spent a good 20 mins just taping around it. Making sure to cover what I wanted to stay black. Then, just used an amazon box and more tape to cover the rest of the inside.

I used a soft sanding pad to scuff up the surface, wiped it clean with alcohol wipes. From 2 feet you cant see the imperfections, upclose you can.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

more pics please I love this case

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing, but it needs more pictures.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll grab some later. I took those really to show someone how the Cablemod LED's looked inside an ITX case.

So they were taken with a potato spec LG G3.

I like the LED's but I typically run them on color cycle. The red LED's with a red and black build are overkill by a little bit too me.

I may even swap the fan rings, paint a few parts and make it a white/black build. Or just paint and go black with some other color. Since it wouldn't be too hard.

I would need a new set of case side panels because my case shows the red/black theme too.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you take any screen caps of hitting 5GHz stable? I've never heard of a 6700k stable at 5GHz at only 1.39V, - esp with just a 240 AIO , and I know a few people who bin chips.

Did you delid it? Buy it pre-binned?

You might have the single best Skylake CPU in the wild. If your claim is real, you could sell that chip for $800+

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Im sure I got one somewhere.

I'm far from the only 5ghz Skylake. It's a 100% factory chip. Nothing special other that Artic Silver 5 TIM. I said in my description that its not delided not pre binned, nothing. Had bought a dead in the box CPU from Newegg, RMA'd it with Intel, received this as my RMA return.

I'm sure Intel wasn't on purpose sending me a 5ghz capable CPU. They just grabbed one they had, and it happened to be this one.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1569399/collected-skylake-batch-information

There's more 5ghz capable 66/6700k chips. 5ghz isn't special anymore. Especially for a chip that runs 4 out of the box. It's just a 25% OC from the non turbo clock rate.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

But at 1.39V? Everything you listed was at 1.5 - which is almost suicide for Skylake. If you are pushing 1.39v and 5GHz, stable, - I'd be shocked.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Be shocked. Ive got hours and hours of gaming on it at 5 at 1.39. Along with at least 48 hours of benchmarking at 5.

It works and hasnt had a hiccup yet. I don't know what else to say.

I got to 5, and kept going down in .250 increments until it wasnt stable. It held at 1.39V

I'm content with it.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Good Build

Where do you live cause here in australia this thing costs 1.5x the price so whats your price??

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

US, most of the parts were bought in the February - March timeframe. So the parts reflect prices at the at that time.

It's only became an ITX based system within the last month. It had been ATX from April to August, then ITX in August to current.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It's fine really but nice build.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Alot of my other builds were just more focused on bang for the buck and not a specific theme or anything in mind other than bang for buck.

This was more focused on the theme, and using good parts. I threw gray in the cable extensions to just go with a tri color. Since some parts had gray on them. Particularly with my old ATX mobo. (Z170 Hero Alpha) It still works in this ITX board because the RAM has gray, and the motherboard does too but it's a very little amount.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm choosing parts for a 2500$ PC it's mostly a bang for the buck build like you said. So I made a crappy 3000$ build and tried to see if the 2500$ build was better and it was.

But yeah this build is very focused on theme I really like the parts you choose and how you used them cause your cable management is great and your LEDs seal this build. But do you plan on upgrading this beast but I doubt it and I wouldn't upgrade cause I could just start a new build and it would be cheaper and the i9's are rumoured to come out in 6 months I think which means a bunch of i5 builds will be outdated but I think we'll I've heard the i7's & i9's aren't much different I heard so who knows maybe i5 builds we still be good.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I only went 6700k because of additional programs I run. I monitor my home security, office security, then typically a few chrome tabs, whatever game Im playing then stuff like teamspeak, steam.

Intel hasnt ever released an i9. So i doubt one will ever come.

The cable management is ok, i have a 1tb drive for backups and video, pics, and files. I need to remove that 1tb drive, and that drive caddy. Since i wont be using it anymore. I won the 4tb drive off a contest, so thats why its marked as free. Just go ssd only for my everything, thrn the 4tb drive split into two and use it for my files storage. Im thinking about picking up 1more ssd to run raid and be done.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor do u have? If it is 60hz do u notice any screen tearing when gaming, since u have a gtx 1070?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive got 2 LG 29um67p monitors. Widescreen 1080p.

I dont notice any issues at all. I looked at monitors at best buy, microcenter and fry's and couldnt tell the difference between 1080p and 1440. 4K is something im holding off until they release a 4k capable single card thats not a titan. The titan is overkill and a card thats not meant for games, imo.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you put the hard drives

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The SSD is mounted behind the GPU there. The hard drives are on a caddy I borrowed from my CM Mastercase Pro 5 and in the bottom of the case.

You can see the caddy, follow the GPU power cable and it's there. Right behind the front fan.

It's the 2 drive caddy from the CM Pro 5, I did some cutting on the drive sleds to make it work. It's SUPER SUPER tight but with the help of some weird SATA cables, it works.