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Edit: I'll be doing some benchmarks today and adding some information for anyone that is interested. Edit 2: Added game benchmarks for Overwatch, Metro Last Light Redux, and CSGO(Downloadinmg DOOM soon). I've also added the prime95 stress test temps, Crystaldiskmark speeds for both the SSD and 5400rpm drive. A note on this the prime95 test was done using realtemp which only does the test for about 10 minutes. I ran prime95 for about an hour after this to get a true reading and reached tempts topping out at around 71C.

Keep in mind this is with no overclocking currently. No XMP profile or GPU OC.

Overwatch:129 fps

CSGO:118 fps(Locked at 120)

Metro LL Redux:165 fps

(More games to come when my wallet recovers)

This is my first PCPP build but not my first PC build. So not my first rodeo, as they say? However, it has been a long time since my last build, 2008 to be exact and that PC was definitely starting to show its age. I eventually plan to post her as well but in a cleaned up version.

I'd been fawning over parts since last November when I helped a coworker put together a build he was planning for Black Friday. It was time for an upgrade, but I was not ready to spend the money before I did my research. I took my time and planned every piece for my $2,000 budget. I was debating on going for a white build, a complete blackout build or a red/black build. After the release of Kaby-Lake I found the Krait motherboard and fell in love with the look. I then found the white Deepcool AIO and knew I was going with the white build.

After the base parts arrived I couldn't help but start building. I was still waiting on the GPU brace, cable extensions, and case fans but it was almost torture to let the boxes just sit there(you all know the feeling). The build went relatively smooth and each part was easy to work with. The Deepcool AIO was simple to install even though I almost put the CPU part on backwards. It looks great with the rest of the build and the breathing effect is by far my favorite part of the build. It makes me feel like my CPU is alive! The backplate and the ASUS Dual really brings the build together, like the Dude's rug in The Big Lebowski. It's a great focal point for everything else around it and doesn't hurt that the card performs like a beast even at stock speeds. I really love the tempered glass on the S340 Elite. The case lets you see everything which was important for making this build as clean as possible. It was also a bit of a challenge since I had to do my best to hide everything. Just a side note, the stock fans are super quiet, but I replaced them with the corsair SPs because it definitely needed more LEDs ;).

One thing I would have done different is getting full length cables for the PSU. The extensions make cable management a bit of a pain but luckily the S340 has plenty of room under the shroud. The only other issue I had was the GPU backplate did not allow the motherboards PCI-e clip to secure the card all the way. The card still works and the single red light indicates it is running at full speed so I am not complaining. The corsair fans are definitely loud, almost a little too loud. Coming from the S340's case fans it was a night and day difference. The noise doesn't bother me too much since I use closed headphones, but it's worth noting they are much louder(and probably move more air).

Peroxide will be used for security research, running multiple Virtual Machines, programming and gaming(of course). Hopefully she will help me reach all my career and Overwatch goals ;).

I will post some eventual benchmarks and plan to OC in the next few months. I also may eventually redo all the cable management with full length cables. I've been eyeing some sleeved front panel cables as well that I may pick up. I guess a PC is very much like a work of art in that it is never really finished, it only evolves with time.

Some defunked/other cheesy names I was going to use:

  • Bleach
  • Rorschach
  • The Salty Gentleman
  • Ink
  • White Lotus
  • Mr Clean
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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice PC! Super clean!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

F E A T U R E D

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be honored, but I am to humble to consider this to be feature tier.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Really cool white/black composition +1! I wish I could get some of those plastic devices to keep the GPU levelled here in Europe :P

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.amazon.com/Puget-Systems-Universal-Acrylic-Brace/dp/B019ZZQVK8

Does amazon not deliver it to EU? If not maybe try ebay.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

What monitor stand are you using? I am interested in having a dual monitor setup as well and that one looks like it would fit perfect in my setup. Great build btw!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M4D395O/ref=s9_dcacsd_bhz_bw_c_x_1_w

It is a Vivo dual monitor stand that I got on sale for around$45 from newegg marketplace. It's a nice monitor stand; very sturdy and the cable channels are big enough for more than just the monitor cables. The only thing is make that you need to make sure you have room between the wall and your desk for the arms to sit back off the desk. If that's an issue likely go with something more like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-STAND-V002/dp/B009S750LA/ref=pd_sim_147_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=RPSRPQP5GVZMJ6Q72QC4

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely beautiful. Almost looks like the whole thing has been buffed and shined.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the white theme! Great job.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, love the clean look. +1 :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Ooh, looks nice in white! Very Portal-like. I'm inspired.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm maybe I need to get some Hue+ fans and do an Orange and Blue LED ring on the exhaust fans.........

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Incidentally, here is my completed Portal-themed build.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/HZRJ7P

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Sometimes I look at my own black and white build and feel great, then see this and I feel inferior. Nice build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

<3

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

This is wonderful!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Much appreciated. Lots of time went into making her perfect as I could manage. Lots of work to still be done too!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

yo how did you install the gpu bracket without taking out those two slots

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

never mind i never saw that sliding part on the back of the case

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Simply just laid the bracket over the top of the pci slots and used the screws that came with the GPU bracket to secure it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I figured that out but thanks anyways

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I had composed a parts list to do a black and white build and it had almost these exact parts! Was nice to see what it would look like completed. Only difference is I'm planning on the galax 1070 in sniper white and then one of the nzxt coolers. Originally I had this cooler selected but the nzxt I can change the LEDs and so I'm swinging that way. Still not 100% sure on that though as your looks badass

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build will definitely be taking inspiration from this. Just a quick question where'd you get those led strips? Been looking around and these seems like the best not too bright or too dim.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

They are actually very bright haha. They are the CableMod's widebeam magnetic LEDs. They should be linked in the parts list.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

question on video card is top plate included

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope the top plate was special ordered.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Great minds think alike....

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Bleach was actually on of the other names I was going to go with. Along with some other cheesy/defunked names I was going to use:

  • Rorschach
  • The Salty Gentleman
  • Ink
  • White Lotus
  • Mr Clean
  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

If you'd named it Bleach, at least there would be references to grunge music in the comments

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It is now! Haha

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

In honor of this comment I will now be renaming the computer account to Billy Mays and rename all my drives/VMs after products Billy Mays endorsed.

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