I built this system just over two years ago and went with red and black having really liked MSI's gaming theme at the time. Since then I have done some upgrades/additions and was getting tired of red and black. Plus I was still running SLI 770's with only 2gb of vram and looking to upgrade the GPU's.
Well I came across the Fallout 4 Edition 970 and got it for a good price and figured its time for a change. I sleeved the cables myself and had my girlfriend use a laser at work to cut the Fallout 4 font you see on the RAM. I still have a few tweaks to go as I ran out of blue plasti dip and the fans look too white to me. Also I need to mask the red mobo light at the bottom and cover a couple mustard and ketchup fan cables. Overall I am happy with the way it turned out. This was the first pc I have ever built and have never taken one apart as much as I had to for this project. Thanks for looking and any tips or advice is appreciated.
I included the pictures of my build before the change so that you could see the difference. Sorry about the quality but I have a low budget phone.
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