Description

When I started ordering parts for this PC I wanted to keep performance in mind but I also wanted to keep it as quiet as possible. I also wanted to customize it so it would stand out and that is what I did!

This PC has been a work in progress for the past few months since I could only work on it on the weekends. It was originally in a Corsair Air 540 but I did not like that case (or the theme) at all. So I ordered a H440, custom sleeved cables, painted the motherboard and gpu to make it look like I wanted it to. The outcome is better then I could have hoped for!

CPU: This CPU is a beast and is way more then I could possibly use.

CPU Cooler: This is a very nice CPU cooler and once I got one that wasn't defected, it is fantastic. The first one I got looked like it got damaged in shipping. It had white lines on the top and side of the logo and it did a horrible job of cooling. The new one works fine so i'm happy with it.

Motherboard: Fantastic motherboard! Easy to paint and it looks fantastic.

Memory: Great memory! No problems with it.

Storage: This SSD is decent for the price. I would not rebuy it for a boot drive. The hard drive is good. It is great for storing gaming.

Video card: Great graphics card! It was fairly easy to take apart and paint but it has a lot of screws! Performance wise it is great for my 1080p monitor.

Case: Great case! Very solid build quality! The only problem I had with it is I couldn't figure out how to power the back IO Led and the NZXT logo Led but that's not a big deal.

Power Supply: This power supply is great! Plenty of power for me. Also the custom sleeved cables are fantastic. I couldn't find the power supply on the list of power supplies so I added it as a custom part.

Operating System: Not much to say about it. It gets the job done!

Case Fans: The fans are good but the NZXT Grid is a different story. Every time I power on the computer the Grid makes all the fans run at full speed and there is nothing you can do about it to fix it unless you don't mind getting inside the case to unplug and replug it in.

Peripherals: The mouse, keyboard, monitor, and headset are great. I have no complaints about them!

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Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 5 points

I like the white back plate, not sure how I feel about the white GTX logo though. Very nice clean build. Check out mine if you get a chance. I'm big into the black and white themes.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea. Im going to sand the paint off the logo. I dont really care for it ether.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

There's a way to get it to light up white (or any color you want). I think it was sanding off the green then painting over it with whatever color, but I can't remember.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically, but there is a certain paint I believe.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe if you just sand off the paint it will light up white.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How come you didn't sand the green and leave the white LED for the 970?

TCO

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm going too. I didn't completely think it thru when I did it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it looks amazing. Was wondering why you didn't go for the White kingston ram but anyways it looks amazing. I'm actually going to get the white msi Krait motherboard and White hyperx ram with the S340 but your build looks awesome.

Also does the spray paint affect the parts in anyway or is it completely safe? If done correctly of course.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The ram I had in it before was 2 sets of 8gb red and black Kingston fury ram. That wouldn't really match so I swapped out the ram in my other pc and put the solid black in there.

About the paint I haven't noticed any problems. That's what I was worried about at first but from what I can tell it seems to be perfectly fine.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You should make sure you're using paint that will be able to stand the temperatures (about 100 degrees C is a good safety threshold, but yes if you use that it's safe. A lot of people like to use plasti-dip because you can peel it off (in case you need to return the card, or want it back to the original way it was later), it looks like regular spray paint, and it's good to like 150 degrees or something like that.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

THe Paint will not cause problems. I have acrylic Paint ON the motherboard circuits. All is well.

TCO

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed! Thank you!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I would just like to say that it's scary how similar our builds are. Although my build is just black and white, I'm using a Corsair Air 540, custom painting everything in it, and it's gonna take me a few months cause I'm waiting on Skylake to release. Perhaps I'll take some notes from the pictures you provided. I'm using Silverstone noise silencing foam to dampen sound in the case, and instead of a Corsair cooler, I'm using the NZXT Kraken X61. I'm also custom sleeving the cables.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Id like to see it when its finished. I was looking into the Kraken when I started having problems with the H100i. it looks like a fantastic cooler. Good luck!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't actually used it yet, but I got it because it's considered the best cooler among AIO and air coolers, only beaten by custom loops. I'll let you know how it performs, and definitely let you know when the build is done. I didn't say this before but your build looks amazing. Good job!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Digging the paint job. You could scrape the paint and green film on the GPU to get GEFORCE to light up in white. YouTube it if you're interested.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I plan on doing that. didn't think it through when I was painting it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you ever thought about painting the red parts ?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You mentioned custom cables but list them as a set. Did you make the cables yourself or you bought a set of pre-sleeved cables? I suppose the third option is you ordered them done custom from another person. I ask because I was curious if you did them yourself, where you got your stuff from. It's one of the few things I have left on my "to do" list to 100% my build.

Otherwise, way to go on the white. Was there a big reason for going for this board and painting it white rather than something else like a Mark S? That ended up being one of the deciding factors for my own choice.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The cables are made by EVGA. They are individually sleeved cables ( That's why I called them custom). Sorry for the confusion.

About the motherboard, There wasn't really any particular reason. I was at Micro center and saw the board so I got it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

No worries. My original thoughts were to sleeve the EVGA cables I have, however that's proving to be rather difficult. So if I wanted custom cables in the color patterns I have in my head, I need to think about doing them from scratch it looks like. Hey, I built models as a kid, so this should be a walk in the park right? =p

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful!

Where did you get that backplate? It's stunning!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It came on the card when I purchased it from Best Buy. its the reference cooler.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing! Absolutely lovely on what you have done with the painting! Enjoy your new computer. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build! I was wondering what type of paint did you use on your motherboard?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Its just some paint I got at Lowes. The paint is called Rust-Oleum 12-oz White Gloss Spray Paint if that helps

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

ok. Thanks alot because i was thinking of getting the white version of that board but it cost $60 extra.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, man, your efforts really paid off: your build looks fantastic. +1 Great build.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I get a link to those LEDS

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

2awesome4me

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Thanks man

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Building a PC with an i7 and a GTX 970 while watching something on a Razer Blade and documenting it all with an iphone 6. Looks like someone has money.

But why did you choose that monitor? FHD on a large 27"? Those pixels are going to kill you.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I do intend on replacing the monitor but i'm not in a big hurry for that. Kind of low on money at the moment. Obviously you can tell why. :/

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome my friend looks amazing :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't understand what was painted until the later pictures. I really like it. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

pic 37 and pic 38 awesome!!! Good job.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you man!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm slightly aroused... and I thought my case was pretty!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Thanks!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Favorite H440 build yet! Unbelievable paint job!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build.

Are you using CAM to control the GRID? cam.nzxt.com

You shouldn't have to unplug it like that. Let me know if you need help fixing it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I am. I have had so much trouble with it! What is the proper way to configure it?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous build. What kind of paint did you use.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

It was just some spray paint from a local hardware store. Its called Rust-Oleum 12-oz White Gloss Spray Paint.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Salute

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! o7

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

that was HAT :D! damm that setup looks sick. praps san!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Black and white is one of my fave combos, may be using that in the future build im saving for!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I really like it too.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get Windows for only $40?

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

One of my relatives works for Microsoft so he can get me discounts.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, and awesome build.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great and love that paint job. Just wondering what paint did you use? Also planning on doing a white build, got inspired~

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The paint is called Its called Rust-Oleum 12-oz White Gloss Spray Paint. I got it from a local hardware store.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Getting ready for the new battlefront game I see? The build looks amazing and I'm glad to see that it worked out great for you.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Are your speakers 2.1 or 5.1?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe 2.1. These are some old speakers my dad got a while back so I don't know much about them.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I thought since I didn't see a center speaker. I have the 5.1 version of that Logitech set; that why I asked. They still sound great after all these years. :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea. They have held up really good over the years

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Painted PC for the Name ?? Was "Project Snow Blind" already spoken for ?? Grin..

Nice work, and what seems to be a good part selection as well.

Couple things I noticed.

4 sticks of memory are pictured, but I only see one 2 stick kit listed.

And I love what you did with the Back plate for the Video card, but I don't see it listed on the part list either (some cards include it, and yours may have, but most don't especially reference cards straight from Nvidia).

Last.. The PSU you dropped in was another excellent choice, but I didn't see you make mention of how the quality of the PSU factored in.

How are the "DeathAdder" Products working out ?? (Mouse, Keyboard) And would you recommend the HyperX Cloud II Headset/Headphones ??

LOVE your build log over all. And appreciate you taking the time to not only list the parts, but explain your experience doing something a bit out of the normal daily build.

Thanks !!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't think of a name that I liked so that's why I chose that name.

The ram that was in a few of the pictures was the old ram i had in the computer. I took the ram out of my other PC and put it in here. If you look at the final pictures it will be the same as the listed ram.

The back plate came on the card. I got the card from Best Buy and I think they are the only seller of this version of the card but not 100% sure.

The PSU is all I could ask for to be honest. Plenty of power and great build quality.

The mouse and keyboard are great to but you could get better for the price. The headset Is very nice for the price tho. I would diffidently recommend.

Thanks for taking the time to look at it! :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

buys razer blade

builds PC as expensive as razer blade

http://alltheragefaces.com/img/usercreated/4f74d22c30208.png

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it. How goes your graphics card preform? Personally I'm getting either that or a evga card.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the backplate?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Those fans look like 160mm's, I was like hell yeah! Then saw 120mm, hard to believe. Anyway It looks amazing. 1+ solid from me with or without a lit logo. That's small potatoes :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

You want to keep it as quiet as possible, so I am curious how you find your corsair cooler? I've read countless reviews on corsair coolers and it's always mentioned how loud they are (pump, but fans especially).

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw this in a local store so I went ahead and got it. I also like the look of this one better, although the MSI is very good looking too.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I'm going to do that soon. I don't like the paint on it ether.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I love the monitor. looks fantastic.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol. That made my day.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Inclination

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 58 months ago
  • 0 points

Lol

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