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White & Clean Skylake Gaming PC

by MattTheRadarTech

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85 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 27, 2016

Date Built

Sept. 28, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

21.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

51.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

Description

UPDATE: Decided to saw away at the case a little bit, I really like how it turned out. I really wanted an S340 elite, but decided on doing a little modding instead. Now I have the only S340 like it :)

This has been my first real build and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Wanted a clean, white, aesthetically pleasing pc that would primarily be used for full blown 1080p gaming.

Mission accomplished.

I5 6600k overclocked to 4.2ghz Asus Geforce GTX 1060 6gb Asus Z170-A motherboad NZXT S340 WHITE case HyperX Fury 8gb 2133 RAM EVGA 500w Non-Modular PSU(learned a lesson there, get a fully modular PSU!) CoolerMaster 212 evo CPU cooler (top painted white-plastidip) Phantek PSU extensions (24pin, 8pin CPU, 6 pin GPU)( don't recommend these as they ended up looking dull and dirty white.)

The PSU shroud in this case is originally black but I wanted it to accent nicely with the white components. I attempted to do this by taping off everything else and painting it with white Plasti Dip. I was not happy with the way it turned out, looking grainy and when dirty when I took a photo with the flash on. (DISCLAIMER: PLASTI-DIP DOES NOT PEEL OFF THE TEXTURED BLACK SURFACE THE SAME WAY IT WOULD PEEL OFF CLEAR COAT.). The PSU shroud can not be unscrewed and removed. I ended up drilling out the rivets that hold the PSU in place to remove it, simple process. Once removed I used paint thinner to remove the Plasti-Dip which proved to be a much faster process. I used automotive paint and a clear gloss finish which gave it a much cleaner look. Riveted it back in and bam.

Anywho, system performs great. Run all games so far on ultra with no problems. Star Wars Battlefront 70+ FPS on Ultra settings, FXAA maxed out, CPU under load never got past a breezy 51 degrees C. .

Comments Sorted by:

Gooberdad 10 Builds 10 points 30 months ago

Great looking pc.

Thumbs up.

Mason54 25 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

Thats all you can say without making a hunourous comment. Its just clean and so nicre looking

Gooberdad 10 Builds 6 points 30 months ago

Na was just tired and coffee hadn't kicked in yet.

Mason54 25 Builds 4 points 30 months ago

Haha! That's also a good reason

Mason54 25 Builds 8 points 30 months ago

+1 is whiter then me dancing

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Best comment so far for sure hahaha.

tech_geek100 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

0_0 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

nikosfloros 3 points 30 months ago

great job thumbs up...if you want a gpu backplate checkout this site http://www.coldzero.eu/495-asus-gtx-1060-dual!!!!!

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

Thanks! yea I'd like to get one soon.

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Done.

ten8yp 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Thanks for that!!!

crookz_n_castlez 6 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

You have great attention to detail and the paint job is really nice. Easy +1

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Thanks man!

parman 3 points 30 months ago

9I love this gpu as it's the only white 1060 I could find but I breaks my heart it doesn't have a back plate. Nice build though bud!

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Oh it's in the works!

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Done

Radox-0 5 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Very nice work, build looks very clean! love it. Love the PSU shroud paint job aswell, initially upon looking thought it came like that! +1

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Thanks!

Cosmo_Canyon 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Clean build,well done.I love custom works. btw which led are you using.?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

LOGISYS Computer LDXRM12C RGB LED Strip and IR Control

I haven't had any issues with them aside from the 3M tape not wanting to hold, but thats more of a LED strip issue in general. I ended up using a couple spots of hot glue and it holds just fine. For $15-$16 cant really complain. Still fades through all the colors like the more expensive versions.

here is the link bud.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811994051

Cosmo_Canyon 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Thank you so much for the detailed reply.I live in Greece(Europe) so we don't have newegg,i guess i have to order a Chinese one.It's just that i don't really trust chinese products so much.

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

No problem, those kits are pretty common so you should be able to find them on ebay or amazon too.

Specter2100 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

I am not a big plasti-dip fan. But like you said, it works better on smooth surfaces. Good decision painting the PSU with real paint. That will last the life of the power supply which will hopefully be the life of your machine. Nice build!

Trotterz 2 points 30 months ago

I do the same thing to my pc. Need to drill some rivets to do my mods. And ended up pretty well tho :) Maybe i will publish my build a month later, i still got something to finished.

ramark 3 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Looking Amazing

jadesoncutter 2 points 30 months ago

Nice build Man. I love the White S340. Where did you get your cable extensions?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Thanks!

They are by Phantek, I got them on Newegg. I dont recommend these though just because they look kinda dirty under close inspection. I took a look at some by Silverstone and they are a much brighter cleaner white. They are also sold on Newegg. I will be replacing them soon.

jadesoncutter 1 point 30 months ago

Alright. I was debating on buying the Corsair braided cables, or going through CableMod. You painted the interior as well correct?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

yes, well just the PSU shroud at the bottom.

SpartanAirsoftBen 1 point 23 months ago

I have one Phanteks and one Silverstone, and they looked identical (2017 version). Also the Phanteks came with a comb while the Silverstone didn't. Had to use zip tie under the psu shroud.

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Yea maybe I had a bad batch but the ones I have look dusty right out of the packaging

wzs444 2 points 30 months ago

What kind of the extension cables did you buy for the graphics card?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Phantek

wzs444 1 point 30 months ago

4+4pin or 6+2pin?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

It's actually a 6 pin connector.

soemoe 2 points 30 months ago

Nice color scheme! May i know what fan that is on the evo? Really love the white ring.

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Corsair AF120, bought it as a 2 pack, there is also a AF140 mounted to the ceiling. Great fans, they come with a white, blue or red ring.

soemoe 1 point 30 months ago

thanks!

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Added a custom GPU Backplate from V1Tech. Plain for now, trying to decide what to do with it.

starlightnay 1 point 29 months ago

I just saw it looks awesome!

Lyrix 2 points 25 months ago

1+! damn! this looks great! how did i not see this before! wow! =_0

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Haha thanks. I just did the mod last week so not many people have seen it.

Lyrix 1 point 25 months ago

yeah i dont know why. i normaly look to all the new build since im at one ive seen before but seems like i missed it!

KingKookie 2 points 24 months ago

YOOOOO!!!!

love the setup!

Say, doesn't the GPU not have a backplate, mine doesn't, and I can't find any on amazon. Where did you get it from?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Well I ordered one from V1Tech.com, then I decided to make my own out of acrylic. Thanks man glad you like it.

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Originally I got one from V1 tech. Which I regret because it was $40. I do a lot of acrylic work and I made my own. If your interested I'd be able to make you a custom one.

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Yup totally forgot I already replied to this.

EdInk 11 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Very clean build, nice paint job +1

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks man

Cantrox 2 points 23 months ago

Hey there! This is a fantastic build. I love the white theme. You picked some excellent parts, and the organization is on point! I am actually going to be building a white PC in the future as well, and it is going to be a modified version of this build. Here is the link:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Cantrox/saved/

I do have one question. WHAT ARE THOSE?! (Sorry m8 but I had to do that :P) Actually, I'd like to know if you chose the colour, "Matte White," or "Gloss White" for your backplate. Thanks! c:

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

thanks brotha, i used matte white. this build is about to get a big makeover! stay tuned!

nickyg203 2 points 23 months ago

is the white backplate on the 1060 dual custom? or does it come standard?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

It's custom. I make them!

nickyg203 1 point 23 months ago

is it very difficult to make?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

not really, It just takes some practice. I do a lot of custom acrylic work for peoples systems.

Jahon2001 1 point 29 months ago

Does it still work good if change ram from 2x 4gbs to 2x 8gbs

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Well I haven't done so but i cant see why it wouldn't. I plan on adding another two 4gb Fury HyperX except white. Eventually and inevitably when games demand more I plan to replace all 4 with 8gb sticks. Id have to look and see if the motherboard while accept it however, just haven't worried about it yet.

laz_sannychez 4 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Love how you added more white inside the case!! I'm thinking about getting a smaller case like this one for my desk setup. I have a full tower ATX and it's consuming a lot of space lol. What kind of spray paint did you use?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Thanks, it's Krylon COVERMAXX semi flat white. Flat seems to absorb the white led and make it glow as opposed to reflect other components. The GPU cover was a flat white from V1 tech but I painted that as well because it had sort of a transparent look around the edges that I didn't like.

ten8yp 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Deepcool makes a GREAT candidate (Dukase V2 White) for the type of case you're talking about. I have it and LOVE it. They go for around $50-$60. I got mine on Newegg for $47 shipped during a special.

ten8yp 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Nice build Matt! Love the custom paint work to the Hyper 212 Evo. Might have to do something similiar to mine. Also, I found your build while looking for Asus GTX1060 Dual GPU's. How have you liked it so far? Is the Dual version worth the difference from other brand 1060 6GB versions? Or should I just get one of the others and paint it?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Thanks! I cant really say whether it is better than other 6gb cards but it was the best looking one for this build. I reviewed a lot of different 1060's and the majority had good reviews. This one comes with a standard OC which is nice though. Its been a beast with everything ive thrown at it without getting very hot.

ten8yp 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

I definitely agree on the looks. I love the look of the Asus Dual line. Any lighting effects? or fan versatility? I might like to look into white fans for it eventually but fans are one thing I wont paint. I feel like it throws the balance off. I'm definitely going to get that backplate.

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

These don't have any lighting effects but it wasn't a make or break for me. None of my fans are painted, to include the CPU fans.

Solemnsong 1 point 28 months ago

Do you happen to know what sleeved cables you used with your build? I have a similar build I'm about to start and want a few more things sleeved cables being 1. Including for that specific GPU

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

I used phanteks, but I recommend Silverstone or Cablemod.

chrisyoungyi 1 point 27 months ago

Hey! I'm trying to do a similar DIY for the PSU shroud and was wondering what kind of paint you used. Beautiful build. Everything is so spectacularly done.

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you! I used automotive paint, glossy white. Any brand will do. Just do it in a controlled area where you aren't getting much dust and air flow.

chrisyoungyi 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you very much!

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

No problem bud.

chrisyoungyi 1 point 27 months ago

One last thing. Did you use a spray paint or did you brush the paint on?

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Automotive semi gloss white spray paint. Wet sanded it down. One coat primer, 4 coats paint. 24 hour cure.

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

spray!

knc 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Nice white paint job!

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks!

Wooki3monster 1 point 26 months ago

What backplate for the card did you use? thanks :D

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I ordered it from V1tech, game them the GPU model number and the color and style I wanted, then bam!

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

It was made by V1tech, check out their site.

blue1fox 1 point 24 months ago

Quick question... I want to start pc gaming and i talked to a firend so i changed the ram from 24 to 18 and changed the storage so it will fit my price limits... Beside just trying to plug everything will i have any problems?(will check youtube on how to do that) (saw that you talked about the psu but didnt understand what you ment)

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/blue1fox/saved/#view=HJDycf this is my build i have so far sorry for few spelling mistakes or something ts not my native language xD

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

So all I was saying was that I went with a non-modular power supply. All this means is depending on someone's build they may have a lot more power cables then they need to power components in a system, and all those cables take up a lot of space under the PSU shroud. A fully modular PSU allows you to connect only the power cables you need for the components you have. For example, the power supply you have selected has a strand of cable with 4 molex power connectors, even though you may only need on or 2, this can take up a lot of room. Does this make sense?

Zyain 1 point 23 months ago

Beautiful build. Good job

Lardybob 1 point 12 months ago

the list says gtx 1080. You used a 1060 (shakes head)

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Keep scrolling through the picture....dumbshit(shakes head)

Lardybob 1 point 11 months ago

i know that but why not put both or something

MattTheRadarTech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Why not get a build up so I can waste my time critiquing it.

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