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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

  • 37 months ago
  • 10 points

Great looking pc.

Thumbs up.

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 6 points

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

Haha! That's also a good reason

  • 37 months ago
  • 8 points

+1 is whiter then me dancing

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Best comment so far for sure hahaha.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

0_0 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Done.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for that!!!

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

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!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh it's in the works!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Done

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

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!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking Amazing

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

yes, well just the PSU shroud at the bottom.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Phantek

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

4+4pin or 6+2pin?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually a 6 pin connector.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I just saw it looks awesome!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

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!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

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?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup totally forgot I already replied to this.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build, nice paint job +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

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:

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's custom. I make them!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

is it very difficult to make?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I used phanteks, but I recommend Silverstone or Cablemod.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem bud.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

spray!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice white paint job!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It was made by V1tech, check out their site.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build. Good job

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

i know that but why not put both or something

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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