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[Insert Overused White Themed Build Name Here] - Beast of Hoth

by jake1310



Date Published

Dec. 27, 2016

Date Built

Dec. 22, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

22.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz


About the Build

So I have been wanting to do a build for myself for quite some time, especially after building quite a few rigs for some organizations that I was apart of in college and also at previous employers.

I have been planning on what I wanted rig to be able to handle for probably around Year or so. I probably made 10 to 12 different part lists on PCPP in that time, before settling on doing a themed build. I decided I wanted something that was aesthetically pleasing and clean, So I went all white as much as possible. I know that with the majority of parts I have in my build most people go with a 1070, but I wanted to adhere to my budget and this 1060 was at the right price for me when I was purchasing my i7 and SSD from Amazon.

As far as performance goes, I'm pretty happy with it and I haven't even overclocked it yet. I think this was the fastest windows install I've ever seen and will be even happier once I get the time to do some tweaking.

But it booted perfectly on the first attempt and have had zero issues since!

Monitor wise is nothing Fancy it's an Acer 23.8" R240Y that I was using for my MBP when it was on its dock.

And my speaker is my girlfriends Beats Pill XL, it suits my needs just fine.

In the near Future I plan on adding an additional Corsair AF140 Fan, and the additional fan that attaches to the Enermax cooler. Also I'll be adding a secondary 500gb EVO, as well as a WD 1 or 2 TB drive for back ups and whatever else I decide. probably will do a raid array at some point too

I also am going to replace the mobo connector with an all white sleeved cable, and look at getting some of those fancy looking cable combs.

Personally I like the amount of light that the LED's in my case give off at the moment but I might end up adding an NZXT Hue or LED strips to it.

And I like to think I did a decent job at cable management, but there's probably a few things I could have been more meticulous with.

Also I will update this with better quality pictures and probably more information as needed.


Update: I purchased all of my parts from Amazon with the exception of my case, which I bought on Newegg. I named my Rig "The Beast of Hoth" because it sounds better than a Wampa

Part Reviews


This processor is fantastic! I wanted something that would last for awhile and that would handle anything that I threw at it. Also the hyper threading was a requirement for me, since it's pretty important for virtualization. I purchased it right at $300.00 from Amazon, which I thought was a great deal. I haven't overclocked it just yet, but I plan on doing so soon.

CPU Cooler

I primarily purchased this cooler to go with my all white themed build, and also because I didn't want to deal with liquid cooling. I was impressed with how cool it actually keeps my CPU, under load it's never gone above 64C, and idles around 22C or lower. Only Reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, is because of the fans that attach to it. There aren't any grooves for the screws to attach to the mounting bracket and mine also didn't come with a manual. But other than that it does a great job!


These sticks do exactly what you would expect them to do, work. They look great in my all white build too!


This SSD is ridiculously fast. I had windows 10 installed and running from boot to looking at my desktop in under 10 minutes. I'll definitely be purchasing another one of these!


I absolutely love this case, Cable Management was a bit of a pain in the *** around the back panel. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to build a clean looking PC with good cable management, room to work, built in fan controllers and LED's, and keeps everything quiet then buy this case or any of the other color variants.

Power Supply

Solid power supply, its nice and quiet, and comes with everything you need.

Comments Sorted by:

pegotico 2 Builds 4 points 25 months ago

[inserts overused comment..]

Nice Build! +1

jake1310 submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago


pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

You're welcome! :)

mdkelley02 2 points 25 months ago

Get a white desk please

jake1310 submitter 1 Build 4 points 25 months ago

I'm sorry to disappoint, but if anything I'll be staining that desk top in the future since it's like 5-6 ft long.

Murphdog95 2 points 25 months ago

Thoughts on the Sabertooth?? I love Asus boards and if I ever did a white build I would want that white digi camo PCB in all its sexiness!

jake1310 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

In all honesty, I was a bit skeptical at first. Mainly due to a lot of the comments I was reading on here, NewEgg, Reddit, and Amazon. But this board is definitely tuf tough. I did get a little worried when I was installing it because I didn't press down a corner of the I/O shield all the way and it was preventing me from lining up all the stand off screws. I thought I was literally about to break the board, but I didn't. It fits like a glove in that case. I've used ASRock , MSI, and other Asus boards in the past but this thing is by far one of the best I've used. The white digi camo is beautiful when matched with matching parts and performance surpassed my expectations.

Murphdog95 2 points 25 months ago

Newegg comments are always the worst. I've found that sometimes people just don't know what they're talking about. But I typically avoid Newegg anyways due to their bad rep of sending out DOA parts - especially MOBO's. Either way, I'm glad you like it! I had hoped it was as much of a beast as it looked. Asus' Sabertooth boards have always been outstanding.

archlinuxos 4 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I have the Sabertooth as well, and it's great. It overclocks superbly, looks sick, and has an incredibly high (and convenient) number of fan headers.

BigAll 5 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Lol, i love how asus used styalized chokes on that motherboard.

Tyreathian 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Call it Snowflake

AFlyingBuffalo 3 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

That is very white. It'd be even whiter with a GALAX EX OC card or even a HOF card. But it's good. And very white.

jake1310 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Well I do plan on getting a custom backplate from these guys in the near future too. Oops, I Forgot to mention that in the post. Also I've seen a lot of "White Themed Builds" that just have a few white components, I tried my best.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Looks like snow camo. Cool build.

Thumbs up.

Trotterz 2 points 25 months ago

Name it Frostbyte or Monochrome. Its popular (maybe)

essa.ea 2 points 25 months ago

Lovely , simple and cheap build ! .well done really

jake1310 submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago


Solemnsong 2 points 25 months ago

It is white out!!!

Lyrix 2 points 25 months ago

Maybe "Stormtrooper z170" xD 1+ btw! awesome build!

jake1310 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks! I was thinking about something to do Stormtroopers, because I love StarWars and saw these SSD Covers . But I was also thinking about calling it the Beast from Hoth, cause it sounds better than a Wampa.

Lyrix 2 points 25 months ago

wow those covers look great! If you ad an big snow walker thingy then this name would be dope but if you put https://www.amazon.com/Star-Episode-First-Order-Stormtrooper/dp/B013G0J77M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482948150&sr=8-1&keywords=stormtrooper+pop+figure this (idk how to shorten a link) then a stormtrooper name would be better.

jsoutherland89 5 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Awesome PC and good right up. Thanks for sharing. +1

archlinuxos 4 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

I'm a sucker for white themed PC's. +1!

cellss01 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Wow, you and I had the same taste when it came to the case, motherboard, processor, and even the brand of GPU. Great build, man.

jake1310 submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Ha yeah that's what I noticed! Thanks, yours was pretty awesome too!

Deffau 1 point 25 months ago

Where did u purchase the motherboard? I plan on buying it for my build

jake1310 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

I got my mobo on Amazon. You really gotta watch the pricing for this board, Most of Summer and through October this board was hovering around $220 on Amazon, Newegg and other sites. I got really lucky one day around the first week of December and saw that it dropped to $169.99 on Amazon and just went for it. The next day it was being listed at almost $300. It's a great board and keeps around 20C.

Trav_X 1 point 24 months ago

What keyboard is that?

jake1310 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

It's the Logitech K570 for Mac. It was the only full size keyboard that I had when I built my pc. But if you look closely under the monitor there is another smaller keyboard and it's the Rii K12 which I usually use for my Raspberry Pi's but used it here to install windows.

Trav_X 2 points 24 months ago

Thanks. I was wondering since I do kind of have a thing for thin keyboards like that with the low travel distance like on a laptop. Still love my mechanicals tho :) enjoy your build!

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philip staff 10 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

jake1310 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks for removing that!

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