I recently built in the case featured here https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ZrzMnQ and I have to say, for a Mid size case its massive. Plenty of room for water cooling and some great cable management options. Only bad part is if you want a 360mm radiator you lose all of your mechanical HDD drive bays. So youd have to stick with SSD options
The controller should be thin enough to be in the cable management section of your case. I looked over the pictures of your computer build and noticed you have plenty of room to put it anywhere you wanted. Some quick and easy double sided tape or Velcro would hold it anywhere you wanted. If you wanted easy access thou you could always do like you suggested and route it through the back, then tape/Velcro it to the rear of the case so you can change the colors any time you want. The only restriction is cable length on the fans, but I don't know the exact length of those so its gonna be a big factor on where you place it
I just finished a build VERY similar to yours, so I had to make the same decision. I ended up going with https://pcpartpicker.com/product/j8rcCJ/asus-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-video-card-rog-strix-gtx1070-o8g-gaming so I can set the lighting to white. But I ended up regretting that since it took away from a lot of the other white parts by being a black hole in the middle of the case, that plus the tempered glass takes the edge off the white also. If you CAN get the Hall Of Fame edition of the 1070 I would, since it would really bring the white out again. But since its only available in UK right now I couldn't get it myself. I ended up having to order some Thermaltake RGB fans to light it back up inside the case. Hopefully my experiences help you choose a good look!
Be careful with the MSI Armor, it doesn't come with a back plate so It can warp over time. It would cost an extra $70-100 for an aftermarket back plate to fix this
I saw you had the Q-code 40 stuck on your motherboard. I had a similar issue when I was building my first pc a few days ago. I found this video that actually fixed the issue for me after making the setting changes. Hopefully it helps you if you haven't found a fix already!
My bad, I thought the original Evolv case was the Mini, then the ATX original, then Tempered version. Oh well. I was lucky and got a TG version for just over $100 since it was Open Box and on sale. But since it was open box it was missing two stock fans that came with it, so I'm waiting for a set of Thermaltake 140mm RGB fans to come in before I do the build. Honestly after seeing the sheer size of this case I'm glad I didn't go for a full size case. Its huge... my next case will be a lot smaller
Forget the computer.. give me some of those Orange Sticks! Beautiful build thou, I'm currently building one in the larger Evolv Tempered Glass edition. Did realize just how small the original case was!
Thats a shame, i almost did the same when i was looking over my corsair fans. I'm only using the white rings and almost threw out the blues on accident.
Love the build, but the cable combs dont really fit to me. I just ordered some i found on another build that you might like, its from http://www.ensourced.net/ they have godly looking cable combs. You get rid of all the spacing the cablemod combs put between the wires and give it a cleaner look
The Corsair AF140 comes with a red ring you can replace the white ring with, should help it blend with the build if you swap them out. Other than that very nice build.
What kind of desk is that? Looks similar to one I'm wanting to purchase. Love the build and chair combo
Gotta say, with the price of those M.2's I would of just gotten 2 M.2's and one of the 4tb hard drives. Then you could of easily SLI'd two GTX 1080's and dominated gaming. Still a beautiful rig thou
BEAUTIFUL computer, I'm building one similar this upcoming weekend. Only difference will be everything you have that is red will be white on my build. I'm glad I got to see all the parts in a finished build. It made ordering the parts a LOT easier since I know it will look this amazing. I cant blame you for spending the money on the motherboard, I got the Asus Z170-Deluxe for the same reason and its practically the same price! Although I didn't opt for the M.2 just yet. Gotta save a little more for that upgrade
That is one serious heat spreader! Must work well, hope you enjoy the new expansion man. It's supposed be amazing
WoW can actually REALLY hog graphics at times. With 60+ people in the raid even most 980 variants would only get 45-55fps, I have several friends that play and have complained about it
From my understanding the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB doesn't come with a back plate, did you order a aftermarket back plate or did it ship with one?
Because of how my house is laid out i cant run a solid wire to my room. The only place to put the routers are several rooms over. So it would take an ungodly long cable ran through several walls to get hardwired.
The main issue with getting a different motherboard with Wifi is it doesn't fit in with the build, almost every other wifi board is black/red or black/yellow. Which causes a lot of glaring color difference in a all black/white build. It may sound stupid, but since this is my first pc i'm wanting it to look as good as is runs. In the future i plan on upgrading to a all-in-one water cooling option for the CPU so i want the motherboard to fit in well. On a side note, PcPartPicker wont let me choose the White/Black version of the G.Skill ram dims so its showing as red for now
I had the same feeling about the 6600K, since i'm not wanting to buy seperate Wifi cards and sound cards i may as well get the 6600K to make use of the extra features of the Deluxe motherboard. Just hard watching the price slowly tick up some times.
The power supply is on sale in a local store for only $89 which is what most 550-650w are going for. So i assumed it would be better to go over board than get the 550-650 for the same price. Plus if i choose to SLI the 1070's in the future the extra power would be helpful.
Thankfully i work with a smaller in-state bank so we receive a lot of donated parts from local tech companies to help maintain servers and draw in techs from larger banks. So we received a "bonus" which was a 1tb SSD a few months ago (If i had to buy a SSD i wouldnt be getting the "Deluxe" Z170 board)