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Leche Naranja

by LiquidArrogance

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101 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 16, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.1 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

Description

Build commissioned by a friend of a friend. Was asked to do orange and white w/ RGB. No other theme specifics except to keep it clean. This person makes custom sneakers and as I was working on the build I saw them post a pair of Dragonite sneakers they'd made for themselves so I decided to include that on the build as well as the shoes from the Gen1 Pokemon trainers.

I'm a "vanity over sanity" type of guy, so any questions about "why didn't you do XYZ instead of ABC so you could spend more on performance in this area" will be politely scoffed at :)


Ninja Edit: Awwww snap, my first feature! Super excited -- thanks PCP! :)


In light of the feature I wanted to throw some more details on the build out there. I really appreciate all of the positive feedback from y'all! I also threw a detailed price list below. Actual cost was a little over $1,500 w/ some of the stuff I left off the original list and let prices lapse on.

This was my first time working with "unicorn puke" and that was probably the most frustrating part of the build. I ordered the Corsair fan originally not realizing it needed a special controller from Corsair in order to work as advertised. I have a ton of RGB/W LED strips and controllers, but the buyer made it clear he wanted the unicorn puke so I went ahead and bit the bullet on the ~$50 Corsair LED strip which I ASSUMED would also be able to control the Corsair fan. I was really peeved when I got the LED controller only to realize I needed ANOTHER controller just to make the fan work. I realized then I should've just bought their freaking kit for ~$130 and been done with it . . . because à la carte I was looking at about $120 in controllers just to make ONE fan work! C'mon, Corsair! Thankfully I found someone selling the Commander Pro on a reddit hardware swap and scored it for 30 bucks. Still a nightmare. In Corsair's defense the LL lighting setup really is a dream once you get it all dialed in and the software control is pretty easy and seamless. I realize you're paying for a proprietary system here and not just hardware. Just know if you're going to use their system go ahead and buy the kit even if it has more fans than you need and don't try and "save money" like I did! Sheesh.

The buyer said he wanted clean so I removed a lot of the EVGA decals and branding which they made very easy to do (the case even comes w/ extra decals in different colors to fit your build). I removed the top grill and painted it orange (with Rust-Oleum "Real Orange" which I must say looks fantastic and way better than their regular orange despite the silly name!). I also disassembled and painted all the things. I de-soldered wires on the case fans to make my life easier and just taped over the others. I tested each fan with my handy-dandy case fan tester I jury rigged a few years back (just a wall adapter w/ a fan connector spliced in). I didn't run into any balance issues (tested each one standing alone on the desk while running) and have painted fans on my currently six-year-old build which I'm typing this on right now and have never had any issues. Just take it slow and use light coats. I think I ended up with at least seven coats on the fans.

I originally ordered an "EZDIY" PCI riser from Amazon but they sent me some b-stock version w/ the mounting holes covered and I quickly realized it was going to take a TON of work to make work in the case. I ponied up and returned it and spent the dough on the real-deal riser from EVGA. The stand-alone riser doesn't include the necessary case screws and support bracket, but the case includes all of those accessories even if you buy the version without the included riser.

I normally do full custom sleeves from PSU to PCB but since I had the room decided to do extensions for this build. Holy heck, so much easier than full-on new sleeves! No pin-outs... no dummy/ghost wires... no capacitors... no mapping and soldering double wires... no panic attacks every time you plug something in wondering if you're going to go pop-pop-fizz-fizz followed by a little puff of smoke and lots of cursing. I ordered a ton of different paracord colors since you really never know what you're going to get w/ online color selection and finally found one that I liked from eBay.

I had the idea early on to replace the the front panel w/ orange plexi so I'd already ordered the sheet off eBay for that. I made my panel about half an inch thinner on the horizontal dimension than the factory once since a lot of reviews I'd read on this case said that EVGA did not leave a lot of breathing room w/ their glass panel for front panel fans. Since I moved all three factory case fans to the front for positive pressure in the case I wanted to make sure they had room to breath.

Speaking of the case: I'm normally a Corsair (esp. Carbide) fanboy when it comes to cases, but I got a great deal on this EVGA case and I am a big EVGA GPU & PSU fanboy so decided to give it a shot. Overall it's a great case. Plenty of room to work w/ lots of seemingly well-thought-out features. There are lots of cosmetic "layers" to the case but it's really, really simple to disassemble and get to what you need. One gripe was the factory PSU shroud is a little bit of a pain to work around. It's entirely fixed in the case, and to move the PSU in and out you actually remove a portion of the rear panel to slide the PSU in and out the back of the case. Kind of a pain for certain cable management tasks but it's bearable. I hope corsair doesn't ever try to convert this feature to a smaller form factor because that would be a nightmare.

I decided to add the Pokemon features pretty late in the build and tried to keep them "clean" as requested. I was really stoked with how it turned out and the buyer loved it. I spent about three or four hours vector-tracing the Dragonite and shoes in Adobe Illustrator in order to get clean plots on the vinyl, but I was really happy with how it all turned out.

Thanks for reading / looking / commenting -- I really appreciate the positive feedback and am happy to answer any specific questions in the comments.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600 3.1 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $249.99
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 120EX WHITE 76.52 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $79.99
Motherboard MSI - B360 GAMING ARCTIC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $89.99
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory Purchased For $139.99
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $147.99
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB Video Card Purchased For $439.99
Case EVGA - DG-76 Alpine White ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $69.99
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $89.99
Case Fan Corsair - LL120 RGB LED 43.25 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $26.80
Other Mod-One ATX Connectors (w/ extras for future builds) Purchased For $30.01
Other CORSAIR Lighting Node PRO CL-9011109-WW Purchased For $41.09
Other CORSAIR Commander PRO Purchased For $30.00
Other PCIe Riser Cable for DG-7 Gaming Cases Purchased For $29.99
Other Remington Industries 18UL1007STRBLA UL1007 18 AWG Gauge Stranded Hook-Up Wire Purchased For $16.45
Other Remington Industries 16UL1007STRBLA UL1007 16 AWG Gauge Stranded Hook-Up Wire Purchased For $18.52
Other 1/8" (3mm) Orange Acrylic Plexiglass Opaque Sheet 24" x 12" Purchased For $14.99
Other Bunch of different paracord to to find likable orange Purchased For $37.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1553.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-20 08:13 EST-0500

Comments Sorted by:

Ncfoster18 9 points 1 month ago

This is feature worthy for sure. Love this

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 6 points 1 month ago

I appreciate it! Been crossing my fingers for a feature for darn near six years now.

Some day. :)

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

The wait should be over soon. Well, at least other members of pcpp appreciate the result of your efforts!

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Much thanks!

VaxtinTheWolf 2 Builds 5 points 1 month ago

This color combination always reminds me of a creamsicle. A lot of personalized effort was put into this, That's pretty neat.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 5 points 1 month ago

I thought about calling it "Orange Creamsicle" but for some reason decided to give it a Spanish name along the same lines. Leche Naranja loosely translates to "Orange Milk" :)

ZFGeek 4 points 1 month ago

Possible feature... Awesome color scheme though! +1

ZFGeek 1 point 28 days ago

And... featured! This is actually the first time I've guessed a feature. Congrats!

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

Thank you! I'm super excited. I woke up early this morning to add a bunch of new info to the description. Thanks again :)

Ian_H 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Great build, I love all the custom modding and details that was put into this PC. Hopefully it gets a feature.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Much thanks! I thoroughly enjoy doing this stuff. Haven't been able to do a proper build for myself for about six years, but I have a lot of fun doing these builds for other people.

SirMints 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Love it.

beardedmisfit 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Colors are awesome! Build is awesome. +1 and hopefully a feature. Good job!

ColdConduct 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Great mods! Everything turned out clean and I like what you did to the top of the case.

Gibbytronix 2 points 1 month ago

That is AWESOME!!!

Rogeboi 2 points 1 month ago

do i smell a feature?

ZFGeek 2 points 28 days ago

Yes, yes you do.

Rogeboi 1 point 25 days ago

First time I called it, ever

ChosenWon 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Hello,

I really hope PCPP features this build because it is beautiful.

Have a nice day!

_Roller_ 2 points 1 month ago

This should be the current feature build, not some generic Meshify C build that doesn't even have custom cables.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

As much I would love to be featured.... I gotta respect clean small builds like that. Cable management can be a bear.

firewrath9 2 points 28 days ago

why didn't you get corsairs lighting enhancement kit, aka its fake ram so it looks like you filled all the slots and is RGB? https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Accessories-%7C-Parts/PC-Components/Memory/CORSAIR-VENGEANCE-RGB-PRO-Light-Enhancement-Kit/p/CMWLEKIT2W

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Very cool! I didn't even know this existed. I would have seriously considered it had I known about it.

In all honesty I was already a little peeved at how much money I was throwing at Corsair just to make the RGB stuff work (mini rant in full description).

I gotta say though, this kit is pretty slick! Thanks for making me aware of it. :)

Nodsense 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Man, I can appreciate how much effort went into this build.. hope it gets featured, thanks for taking the time and showing all the pics.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Thanks for saying so. I definitely put some hours into it :)

nightmare1 1 point 1 month ago

Ive seen people complain about painting the fans.i mean did it affect fan speed rpm at all?

ColdConduct 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

It hardly makes a difference unless you went too heavy with multiple coats that caused weight imbalances.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I meant to say something about this in the build description and forgot. I wish Linus would do a video on this. All I know is I painted fans on DPC six years ago and have never had an issue despite constant use. Like I always say... vanity over sanity. :)

ZFGeek 2 points 28 days ago

Well, in one of his vids he plasti-dipped most of a PC, so painting is Linus approved, anyways. :P

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

I'll have to check that one out -- don't think I've seen it!

MiggityMiner 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Just ordered that same riser for my DG-75. States "screws not included" Do you know what size I need to get? Nice build, way too much work for me.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Much thanks!

Short answer: I don't remember what size on the screws and unfortunately I've already given the build and documentation to the owner so I can't measure for you.

I got a killer deal on the case and only decided to do the riser after the fact. Apparently you can get a version of this case w/ the riser included but it was about $100 more than what I paid for the case. If you're using this same case the riser screws are actually included with the case even if you get the non-riser version of the case.

watawep17 1 point 1 month ago

omg looks so goooooooddaaaa

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks! :)

MontesVerdes 1 point 1 month ago

An amaizing build, so much effort translated to a good looking pc. Bien hecho!

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks for saying so, I appreciate it. It's a labor of love :)

charz0r 1 point 1 month ago

If this doesn't get feature... Riot.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Fingers crossed! XD

charz0r 1 point 1 month ago

Just a matter of time brother!

charz0r 1 point 1 month ago

Just popping back to say that this STILL isn't featured build and that I'm furious about it. :)

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

I appreciate the vote of confidence... I keep checking back too :)

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

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charz0r 1 point 27 days ago

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas!

Fyremoon65 1 point 1 month ago

I'm calling it! FEATURE!!! Good job, my friend.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Hope you're right! :D

Fyremoon65 1 point 26 days ago

Told ya!! Congrats! I commend you for your diligence, determination and going the extra mile to build an exceptional product for your buyer.

KPage03 1 point 1 month ago

I smell a feature

ZFGeek 1 point 28 days ago

Your nose happens to be right!

Noobyfish 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I really do like the style of the case, How did you go about decorating it?

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks! Most of the customization is detailed in the photos. Top mesh was removed and painted. Lots of fan disassembly and painting. Orange plex was painted and placed between the PSU & factory PSU Shroud for the orange grill effect. I removed the factory EVGA decals and replaced the LED-backlit one w/ the shoe graphics. Most notable was replacing the front glass panel w/ orange plex and the dragonite decal. Nothing too crazy just lots of mini projects to come together for the total effect. :)

Adrew24 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

If this doesn't get a feature, I don't know what will. +1

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Fingers crossed :)

drunkbadger 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Next featured build?! Great customisation!

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Much thanks -- I'm hoping so too! :D

dawson_sayler17 1 point 1 month ago

IN... SANE!!!

TooJayss 1 point 1 month ago

Who's that Pokémon!!!!!!!! Awesome build! Great job.

Imbadz 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

La leche naranja tiene un buen sabor, sin duda. That build looks dope, gz mate.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Second only to Blue Milk in a galaxy far, far away :)

Lardybob 1 point 1 month ago

feature?

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Fingers crossed.

I appreciate the endorsement regardless. :)

_Unphazed_ 2 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Attention to detail is amazing, you should be really proud of this machine.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Thank you! I think we know we're always our own worst critics... I had about a month and a half in on the build and there were a few more features I wanted to include that would have been time consuming. Most notably I wanted to do a solid white custom mobo cover / backplate like I did on This Build. I actually felt a teeny bit of disappointment handing it over to the buyer without this feature, but all of the positive feedback here is really helping me regain that pride in the build :)

KralixUK 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Very nice build the orange with white looks amazing with mods you did. Niceone

ooferino 1 point 28 days ago

Amazing! I'm curious if the paint is throwing off the fan blade balance, but if it works it's probably all good. I also see that you bought stuff from mod-one! They make amazing stuff, great service.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

I didn't have any issues with balance. I'm typing this right now on a six-year-old build with painted fans and have have never had an issue.

I also bench tested each fan by plugging it into a wall adapter and letting it stand up and run on the desk w/out being attached to anything.

Mod-One is awesome! I wish I'd found them sooner. I'm always ordering ATX connectors from Malaysia and China on ebay but they take forever to get here and you're really rolling the dice on quality / fit, etc. I stumbled onto mod one looking for a nearby vendor that would arrive quickly (I'm about ~120 miles north of Los Angeles). I'm definitely going to be using them from here on out -- arrived super quickly and the quality is fantastic!

ooferino 1 point 27 days ago

Thats good that the fans are working, that does make me more comfortable trying it out (after I practice painting).

Mod-one's customer service is amazing, I managed to screw up my entire order of cables. They called and emailed me telling me that my order looked a little funny. If they hadn't told me, it would have ruined my themed build.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

I still screw up a lot of paint jobs . . . it's not hard to do as long as you're patient and that's where I struggle. You gotta do light coats with lots of time in between and I struggle with that.

That's an awesome story on mod-one... really means they're paying attention and not just throwing crap in a box :)

ooferino 1 point 26 days ago

I haven't spray painted in a long time, but I'm just gonna do light coats like you suggested. It's really the inside of my case and radiator that matter since that's more visible. I'm having trouble finding a certain shade of blue though, I'm really not sure where to look for the color. Is there any sites/places that have a lot of choices?

The customer service proved that paying $100 for handmade cable extensions was worth it. That's the same reason I like EVGA.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

I know home depot used to do custom color matched spray paint.

The other place you might try is an automotive body shop store or a general auto parts store. You'll pay more for smaller cans but you can often find lots of different shades to match factory paints.

Be real careful masking that radiator -- don't want any paint on the fins! :)

HasakiKid 1 point 28 days ago

Thank you very much for curing my writer's block :D :)

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Glad to help! LOL.

Care to share any details? Just some creative inspiration on a build you're working on?

HasakiKid 1 point 26 days ago

I was thinking about something along the lines of a mini itx build in the ncase m1

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

Nice! I commend your gumption... Those small cases can be a bear. Definitely going to want to make your own cables and avoid extensions to save room.

Possibly the best of both worlds: Mod-one sells these "shorty" psu cables which are pretty ingenious. You just make (or buy) extensions to run to this which cuts out the factory cables entirely and saves a ton of space (while also saving you the headache of making custom cables that connect straight to the PSU).

HasakiKid 1 point 25 days ago

Atm Airflow configurations are really a headache because the gpu needs to be 40mm in height to fit some high airflow fans. As for psu cables they aren't as worrying since the ncase m1 handles stock cables pretty well. You should try a rebuild of your system into a sfx case sometime in the not so distant future

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 25 days ago

Unfortunately this is not my build to keep and has already been given to the person who commissioned it.

I'm still rocking a six-year-old build for personal use (have since upgraded to 980ti).

gbennington 1 point 28 days ago

im currently building my first pc but looking at this, damn!! looks so sweet and the dedication and effort to get it all just so is so awesome!! Brilliant build and glad you got the reccognition you deserve mate!! Inspirational!!

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

I appreciate it! It's a really fun hobby -- looking forward to seeing what you put together. Shoot me a PM when you get it posted :)

gbennington 1 point 25 days ago

Yes will do man it’s not up to a lot of your standards. All bought parts. But waiting to buy my i5 8600k as I want it to last a bit!

Cbaran44742 1 point 28 days ago

Man you did a hell of a job making that build look fantastic! The orange and white looks great

Good job

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Thank you!!

diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

Featured! Hooray! +1

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

:)

Shiloh_ 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

Im curious why you routed the 24pin + gpu cable like that instead of routing it through the back?

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

To show off all the custom sleeving... lol.

I didn't have the time to do it but I had planned on making some kind of extension for the PSU shroud to make it a little prettier.

CuyMasterGaming 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

Definitely a feature-worthy build.

ethan59michael 1 point 27 days ago

Milk and Orange indeed. Looks great.

ZedSamCat 1 point 27 days ago

NICE...

TheRealIkeB 1 point 27 days ago

looks nice, good part pairing, what else do you want?

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

A bag full of hundred dollar bills.

tony475130 1 point 27 days ago

Never tried orange flavored milk before, or is it orange milk? In which case isnt that just orange juice? Either way, nice build! You got some mad modding skills!

bvandey5 1 point 27 days ago

holy crap this is awesome!! great work

frntpressure 4 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Spray painting fans is never a good idea btw but it's a nice colour scheme

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

I hear people caution against it, and I understand there may be some potential risks, but I've been doing it for years and have yet to have an issue. "Vanity Over Sanity" is my PC building motto and I'm readily willing to accept the potential risks in exchange for the gorgeousness.

dextervanroo 1 point 27 days ago

No problem with mobo/RAM compatibility? I have the same mobo but I was afraid to buy this RAM model because it isn't on the QVL list on MSI website.

LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

I admittedly never checked the timing or other settings in BIOS to ensure I was getting full use of it, but it booted without issue and I had zero stability issues.

WaterTriber 1 point 26 days ago

those colors look amazing. great job

DOMSWOOZ 1 point 26 days ago

Think the attention to detail was awesome!

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LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Awesome! Let me know if I can offer any insight or pointers... I got a little lazy and didn't write any details on each step but let me know if you'd like any details on anything :)

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LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

The featured Gods have smiled upon me -- in light of this I added a bunch more info to the description you may be interested in.

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LiquidArrogance submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Much appreciated :)

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