Description

This is my second full build I have done, the first being over 6 years ago. I wanted to take a lot of effort into making it not just a powerful rig, but a beautiful one. I went with a black and white build because I loved the look of the white h440 and felt as though any color on the inside would distract from it.

I plasti-dipped the backplate of my 980ti and I am planning on doing the fan shroud as well. I wanted to try something different than most people do so I decided for a more rugged look for my h100i tubing. I wrapped it in electrical tape and I love the result. It maintains that rugged imperfect look while still holding that white sheen. I decided not to use cable combs because I liked the messy-ish look of them combined with the taped h100i tubing. (Also, I think the combs are kind of cliche ;) )

If you have any questions for me about this build feel free to ask!

Part Reviews

CPU

I bought this for streaming and it has handled it like a champ. Streaming a CPU intensive game like CSGO is no easy task, and this bad boy manages to handle it well.

CPU Cooler

Does it's job well. My only complaint is the noise of the fans. I believe that Corsair really should stop gimping those who buy their products with crappy fans. Is it really that much more expensive to put quality fans in with your coolers, Corsair?

Motherboard

I don't have much to say about this board. It made OC'ing as easy as ever and it didn't come broken. Five stars for that!

Video Card

Absolutely amazing card. I don't play many gpu intensive games, but the ones that I do play this card has handled amazingly.

Case

Beautiful case and made cable management a breeze. Definitely happy with it coming from buying only Corsair cases before!

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Join the dark side. We have gaming pcs.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

i wish the tape looked cleaner than it does but other than it's solid.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I agree. I wanted to do something different than the norm. I think I did an okay job with the taping but definitely could have done better. I do like that it's a different look than most tubing though.

  • 46 months ago
  • 5 points

Buddy, I have a solution that would look very clean. Buy some primochill primoflex tubing (1/2 ID, 5/8 OD) and cut it down the middle. Then wrap that around that tubing and you have awesome tubing and it glares with beauty.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

i like that idea too

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How would you cut it?

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

With scissors. Just snip it down the middle on one side, wrap it around, and half the cut part facing the back of the case with the solid part in front

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thank you!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

i think i saw a build on here with a set of painted hoses but that would likely be terrible on the gtx h100i cloth covered hoses the tape was really probably the best bet.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Like it! For the Republic ;P

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build probably one of the top 3 storm trooper look builds i've seen good job.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I appreciate it :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

The only 980 Ti build I've seen that isnt over $3000 with an i7 4790k.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you not seen like... half of the new builds?

Also there's a reason people choose the 4790k

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Good work, hence my vote. Yet CM Storm Trooper looks different.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That backplate looks so amazing. Although the "rough" look for the h100i GTX doesn't tickle my fancy but I'm sure it looks better in person.

Also, Are you waiting on the OS or do you have some hookup and already have it?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just running the tech preview, but the most recent release is the 1.0 release according to microsoft.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the standard backplate. I modded it and plasti-dipped it white.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Really enjoy the theme. One of the better "stormtrooper" rigs ive seen. The tape on the rad tubes looks pretty okay and the empire sticker really makes it pop.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking PC. I've always wanted to do a white/black system, but my red and black motherboard is in the way. Super jealous.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, luv it.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

very sweet

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I actually thought you somehow replaced the tubes on the H100i GTX with other tubes, then I read the description and was like "Ohhhhh"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice clean build, good job! However I really dislike that white tape it stands out far to much making you focus on that rather than the components.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats, awesome build +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oooh nice I saw this yesterday on /r/battlestations and now I find it on PC part picker. Nice build man!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You pulled off the stormtrooper look quite well. Kudos! +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

why didn't you put the radiator for the h100i on the top of your case? just asking since I don't know how it would connect to the side of that case and be as efficient.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to buy same build, what monitor do you think should I buy, I will be playing and recording csgo and GTA V

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you buy those white cables separately? If so, can you tell me where to buy them?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

is the gigabyte software really that bad? a lot of people say it's clunky.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the electrical tape. Looks like a tape job for boxing and such.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build! Perfect timing with the release of Battlefront.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

oh nice white colour . hope i will get that VGA soon to, that will be match in my PC colour to.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

what leds did you use? love the style +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I am worried about the weight of the videocard. Is it stable or does it hang down a bit?

  • 46 months ago
  • -2 points

I'd say that you absolutely nailed the 'Stormtrooper' look and it looks absolutely awesome but I have a few concerns.

Why do you have 2 separate sets of Dual Channel RAM in your build? It would have been smarter to go with 1 set of 8GB dual channel RAM for 16GB. Have you checked that the RAM is running at the correct frequency seeing as you're using every channel?

If you plasti dipped your GPU you've probably lost your warranty. I hope you contacted the manufacturer and asked them about your warranty options before doing so. Pretty much any physical or visual change of a component counts as a mod = void warranty. Also if you dissembled it first I hope you re-pasted the GPU well.

Anyway your build looks amazing and unlike the others I really like the look of the rugged tubing :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

No, it's just the backplate.

You love jumping down the throats of people who paint their parts. I'm sure they are aware of the possible consequences.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

You love being presumptuous and always expecting the worst in people don't you?

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

No I've just seen you do it multiple times, thank you

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Get ready to see it a lot more ;)

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Not to mention you are wrong. There is no way you can void your warranty by properly Plasti-dipping your parts. If you want to be a technical ******* and source lawyer-speak to back up your ridiculous claim, you can go ahead. It doesn't change the fact that in all common sense scenarios, an RMA will be accepted after pulling Plasti-dip off. My build was even posted on Gigabyte's facebook page, which you can find by googling 'Gigabyte VGA'

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