Description

Like Flash, but Super :D

Part hunting from Jul.2015 to April.2016

This started as a Budget Build, by going for best value parts and hunting for best deals and discounts. I also tried to keep the White and Black theme, when I chose the parts to get.

Overview vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z9_7basDlc

As budget I went for: AMD FX-8350 CPU The amazing looking MSI 970A Krait MB HyperX White Fury RAM sticks HyperX Fury budget 240GB SSD

Then I got thinking... why not invest in some future proofing. For this I changed the parts a bit and got: The Phanteks Enthoo Pro case, which is real solid and very easy to work in, so I'm sure it will last and it will be easy for me to swap HW, when the time comes. I went for a 7y warranty PSU, initially it was a Corsair RM750X - best warranty, fewest features, best price for a Gold rated and fully modular PSU... but then luck struck and God gave me a gift by winning the 1050W Seasonic Platinum Rated PSU in a Christmas giveaway... I was AMAZED!... and it went so well with my white theme... Thank You, Seasonic! Ofc, the money for my PSU buy was put into the NZXT HUE+ and a little left to add on GPU budget. Went for the 5y warranty HDD - Western Digital Black 1TB and will add my current WD Blue for another TB of storage. * Another 5y warranty part was the Corsair AIO, which will do me good with CPU overclocking and I'm sure it will last, as AIOs these days rarely have leak problems if carefully kept/handled.

Other parts... I wanted to go for a Black R9 380X GPU initially, as it was best performance/$ but the prices dropped too much on the ASUS 970 Turbo and I could not keep myself from it. Especially because it went so perfect with my W/B build and the minimalist red accents the GPU had, could easily be covered with Black Matte Vinyl Tape. The DVD-WR ... yeah I still use this :) A few Sleeved cables that I found at a discount (1xUSB white, 1x24pin black, MB Panel cables white). NZXT extra fan to balance the case pressure (1x140+2x120 exhaust and 1x200+1x120 intake), if I want pressure perfection will have to invest in a Fan Controller.

Parts vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wmSpHnqAo

Then I had fun Modding... It is my first time so I did not do anything crazy, as I was afraid to break any parts with my inexperience. Used White Paint spray on Case Grills (to add the stripe), on the SSD holding brakets, AIO circle and the SSD addon bracket. Used White Rubber Spray (aka PlastiDip) to paint the AIO Rad with the White lines, and this can be removed without a problem as it is just rubber cover. Used quite a lot of Black Matte Vinyl Tape to cover the PSU cover, to hide red accents on the GPU, hide the aluminium inputs on the MB and add Black Slash Lines to the case (front trays and on both side panels). Added some White Electrical tape the the GPU cable for White Slash accents :) * 3D printed two Logos - AMD and Seasonic - and taped them on the inside of the case

Timelapse vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTIYd75cwJo

As this is my fist time trying my hand at modding, to add some personality and flare to my PC, I can say I am impressed with the Build. 1 year of patience brought results xD.

Showcase Montage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrl8Ivy_rpA

Thanks for checking my build and I do encourage all that can to try their hand at giving their systems some uniqueness, just remember to keep it safe, as least the first times :).

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 6 points

WTF You have a sexy a$$ build and only one pic? +1

TAKE SOME PICS OF THOSE SEXY CURVES

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Done man, also fully updated the build description :) thanks

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

FAN FRICKEN TASTIC

Wonderful! I LOVE IT!

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeee!

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

:D

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

This is badass dude +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

More pics would be great +1!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Done + added full description on the build :) , thanks

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Cleann +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the absolute sexiest computer I have ever seen in my life, I would love to see some more pictures! The only thing I would add would be a custom backplate from V1tech, because I know the Asus Turbo doesn't have one. Other than that 10/10 build man!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, added more pics and a proper description :) I indeed am planing on creating myself a backplate out of plexiglass and using a dremel tool

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

alternative title: "how to make stock psu cables look cool and fit a theme" great job man, a+ creativity and all around sweet rig

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

MORE PICTURES PLEASE + ∞

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Done :) + proper build description

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for a sexy white/black team RED build! Welcome to the awkward but insanely awesome team!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty slick paint job +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

dude, just wow

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

what was final price after all modding?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Beyond the PC price, I have invested about 100Eur in Modding. I know I could have gone cheaper than this, as due to my inexperience, I got a bit more than I needed... I guess I have enough to mod my desk too :).

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question about the MB.. does it have on-board wireless? Or would I need to buy a PCI Express 1x wireless card?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately no, the MB requires a PCI card or a USB stick for wireless reception

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the motherbord need a bios update before using the fx 8350?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not do any BIOS update, so... :)

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it surprised me it looked and worked this good xD

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

hehe, nice idea :) i think I will

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Pic added :) thank you ... and yeah, would love to SLI that GPU, but I'm pretty much left dry atm xD