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*update -custom fan grills arrived today with my custom logo "vm"

BLITE- short for black/white

This is my 2nd build but my first time to create a completed build here on pcpartpicker so bear with me.

BLITE will be used as my desktop /gaming pc.

The only thing I have issues with is the EVGA z170 Stinger - no usb 2.0 internal header (my AIO cooler's USB 2.0 is not plugged in) - weird placement of the intenal sata ports, audio internal header and usb 3.0 internal header -no m.2 ssd. Only key e for wifi card

Why I chose this motherboard even with the weird features - all black color theme (neutral) -EVGA's customer support is always A+ - good and stable OC - I got it cheap

i5 6600k- Sweet spot for pc gaming.

Reference GTX 970- extra GPU laying around so I figured to custom paint it black and remove the nasty green color on the geforce gtx.

H100i v2- great AIO cooler and was very easy to install.

Kingston Fury 16GB- I was looking for a plain black RAM and I just like how it looks. Working perfect for my build.

SP- was the cheapest 120GB at that time. OS only.

Seagate 1TB- very reliable hard drive. It will be my primary storage for games.

Fractal Nano S- I originally planned on building an itx machine on a fractal node 304 or core 500 but all of a sudden I went with Nano S because I realized I like windowed cases more. I picked up nano S because it is small, windowed, but roomy enough to fit what I needed for this particular build.

EVGA 650W GQ- extra PSU laying around so might as well use it. Semi-modular, Gold plus certified, flat cables except the 24-pin cable.

*part/OS not on my partlist:

CableMod extension kit-white Windows 10 Education- It's free! LOL

Feel free to comment about my build. I hope I posted enough pictures for everyone to see.

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Such a cute motherboard

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

But the USB 3.0 header and SATA connections are not placed very conveniently.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It's true. I wish they were on the right side of the board for easier and better cable management.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get those PSU cable combs? BTW nice clean build!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable combs were included on the cablemod extension kit. . Thanks.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Very very nice build. Nice idea for tubings. :D

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the comment.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

That motherboard is really nice looking. Is evga a good brand to choose for motherboards?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Uhm I'm just generalizing about EVGA and their awesome customer support. Each brand have their pros and cons so it just all depends on what features you like. So for this particular build, i just prefer the EVGA STINGER over asus and gigabyte because of the color theme and I don't have to worry about customer support just in case I have to RMA.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks. I agree EVGA has great customer support and I would definitely get a graphics card from them :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I've made many systems (many of which still haven't been uploaded to the site yet), and in my experience I have to say that Gigabyte make great motherboards, their mini itx z170 is about thirty dollars cheaper than evga, has wifi and is great for over clocking. All mini its boards have poor header placement BTW, if you want better headers then you need a MATX

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Which gigabyte itx board are you referring to? The z170n-wifi or the z170n gaming(red accent)? I like gigabyte motherboard as I have a gigabyte z97x gaming 7 and it does OC well. .

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I was referring to the all black simply because of the neutral colors that will make it more applicable to more builds, however if someone was building a black and red/no color scheme system then I would recommend the red/black because of the beefier motherboard cooling which would lead to higher overclocks as water blocks are not made for any of these boards. Hope that was helpful

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

what fans did the case come with? +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes with the Fractal dynamic series fans, 1 gp12 in the back and 1 gp14 for intake. Total of two fans only..

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! do you have the h100i on exhaust or intake?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! my h100i v2 on exhaust.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question, did you do the TechSource tutorial on taking off the green LED lighting?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

i saw few videos and the one you are talking about is one of them. Really good vid and very detailed instructions.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build! It inspired my recent nano s build (switched over from a node 202) I literally bought the EVGA GQ just to get those little straps to add to the rad tubes like you did.

You should check out the full clear window side panel from mnpctech. Would look great for your rig.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate that this build was an inspiration for your recent build. I would definitely check out the tempered glass by mnpctech. Thanks!

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir.

It wasn't hard at all although I over scratched mine a bit so it it wasn't all even but when leds are on, you won't notice it. I'm sure it's very similar to the 970, I just followed linus on youtube and/or Ed from techsource.