Description

Needed an upgrade so went for an all-white and RGB build. Black variants of parts were cheaper and could have saved me probably $50-60 overall if I had gotten those. But then, it wouldn't be all-white anymore.

GPU is the new Gigabyte RTX 2060 white variant (GV-N2060GAMINGOC PRO WHITE-6GB), that was announced back in Jan 2019. I saw the listing on Amazon last month in Feb. and ordered it ahead of time hoping it would go "in-stock". I was thrilled to see it actually ordered and shipped. Added some Nier Automata minis.

The white fans definitely make a difference in reflecting the RGB much better, atleast imo.

CPU runs around 30-35C idle and goes between 55-70 under gaming load. Not very* cool considering I'm using the H100i platinum from corsair. Was hoping something as fancy as that would bring it down even more. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

LMK your thoughts!

Update: Made some modifications, added mini figures and white cable extensions. Worth the money!

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  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

This is the coolest build ever!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

This is amazing. Great black and white build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you using stock thermal paste on cooler? I'm running a 2700x w/ notcuta thermal paste and getting 25C at idle and 54C while gaming. (running front mounted 280mm cooler though). Beutiful build though, jesu christo! +1!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Just received and replaced the cooler after I sent in my recalled unit to Corsair. Using the stock Thermal that came with the cooler and the chip's running at 25C idle and 45C Under about 60% load whilst gaming.

Possible the "defective" cooler I had didn't even contain liquid inside to begin with? Who knows. But definitely showed a difference.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I was so sad seeing the white RTX 2060 on amazon today as I already ordered the Zotac AMP RTX. Now I'm planning to change it with this new White RTX from Gigabyte. Just 1 question please, does the GPU sync with AuraSync software? or you use RGB Fusion for GPU?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Have not used any other software other than Corsair's icue. The RGB ecosystems of Gigabyte, Asus, and corsair doesn't seem to be very compatible. Also, way too many different programs to control them imo, I am happy with the rainbow effect so I just default everything. and run only Corsair's icue for the fans and CPU Cooler.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, glad you are happy with the rainbow effects. But in-case you want to sync your Gigabyte GPU to the Asus Mobo or icue, I found an interesting mod yesterday that doesn't require opening the GPU. at the back of the Gigabyte card, they said you can see a 4pin RGB cables/pin that control the lighting on the GPU "GIGABYTE" text. So if you could reach out on that, remove it from the PCB and use a wire or something to connect it to the standard 4 pin 12VRGB in your Mobo or Icue. I'm gonna try it once my new GPU arrive :D

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m planning to go with a build with the EXACT same parts except the case. This is a good model

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank-you! Saw in your fav. part list, are you going with the NZXT H700? That was the other case I was eyeing but decided it was too large for my taste. Was looking for something more compact yet mid-size still. I'd love to see how it looks and fairs in it though. Hope you post pictures!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually going with the H500i, smaller but fits my needs

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! Why did you in the last pic front mount the radiator? I was hoping to do a build similar to yours and wanted to do a top mount, did you face any issues?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU got too close to comfort to the fan + radiator so had to switch it out, Also tried going for a Push-Exhaust setup instead of a Pull-Intake setup To see if that helped temperatures. It did a bit. I think this is because the front built in dust-filter did it's job and blocked some airflow. I felt it wasn't pulling as much air in because it had to get through the dust filter + the case + the radiator. I had to get the Fan's RPMs higher (meaning louder also) in pull-intake setup in order to get the same results as what I'm getting for the Push-Exhaust setup at a lower RPM.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

So i should top mount right

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I am planning on building a relatively similar build, but I do not really know what the best way to orient my fans is. I planned on having a front mounted AIO working with fans as pull-intake but clearly, that seemed to not work as well as push-exhaust when top mounted. What do you suggest? I would have 4 extra fans to work with, by the way.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been said Pull-intake is better for dust management apparently because you don't have to worry about dust build-up in the radiator. The difference between pull-intake and push-exhaust has time and time again been tested and the difference is negligible from what I'm hearing. The front dust filter in this case imo restricts some of the airflow from going into your case. I feel it's better for go for a top mount push-exhaust for this specific case. I'd love to hear other people's opinions.

For the 4 other fans, I'd say have 3 push-intake in front and 1 rear exhaust.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Just found out the Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE is on recall for a possible leak. Lot Code 1852 is affected. My cooler's in that batch =(. Just wrote a support ticket.

No leaks yet Fingers crossed. Will update here when/if I get a resolution.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Just got my replacement from Corsair and fit it in. Running 25C idle now and about 45C under load while playing games like Apex and Division.

Seems like either I had a bad initial connection or the recallled unit was "defective" to begin with. Difficult to say which exactly but happy that this ordeal is over now.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have to open all 3 softwares, icue, aura sync and gigabyte to make a custom theme light fir everything?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Only using icue currently. Too many different software imo to control it all. So the gigabyte GPU logo and the Asus Mobo is default rainbow color wave. If you know of a way to get all of them to sync in just one application/software, I'd love to hear it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, how did you sync your rgb from the h100i and the rest of your ll fans? Did you put tue rgb ports on the h100i platinum se fans in the rgb hub or in the actual aio?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

So I'm doing your first assumption: For RGB sync: the two LL Fans are connected to my Lightning Pro RGB Hub. Slots 4 and 5 respectively for my setup. I have 6 fans total.

For power, the two LL fans attached to the radiator are connected to the 1 and 2 4-pin shrouded connectors on the pump. Then the pump's Female power cable is connected to my CPU_FAN port on the mobo.

Problem with this is, the lightning hub on icue won't specifically control the CPU block's RGB. BUT, it can just be changed individually in the same screen easily.

If I do your second assumption: Trying to connect the RGB side to the pump's RGB connectors might make the lights "jump" over if I choose to do a sequential or a wave light show. Breaking the pattern. This might be your only option if you don't want to get another RGB hub or if you have 7+ RGB fans.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Could I see how you cable managed?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

this i laterally my upgraid build but more white e p i c

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What are those figurines called? Looking for something similar in the same size. Cheers

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

These are Square Enix's Trading Arts Mini figurines. They are approximately 1.5-2" tall. They come in a blind box (or ebay/amazon for specific ones you want). These are Nier Automata's series. If you know Final Fantasy, they have those too. I have a tiny Cloud one with sword that's awesome!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

In the third picture you have a 3rd on the front bottom but still have something covering the hard drive tray, can you please tell me what you used.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

it's the removable tray that comes with it. It can slide back and forth to however far or close you'd like via a slide. Secure with the screws on the bottom. It's the entire HHD tray however so if you plan to pull it back further your HHDs will be sitting closer to your PSU and vise versa.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

what GPU bracket is that if i may ask? i'm looking for one in white.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

why the 2600x and not the 2600 if you're using an AIO? could have saved 20bucks

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont really plan on over-clocking and wanted more Ghz out-of-box. Even if I had gotten the 2600, I still would have gotten this AIO cooler.

  • 11 months ago
  • -2 points

i have no idea what u mean, because:

An AIO 's function is to let you overclock beyond factory preset(3.9ghz for the 2600)

The stock cooler on the 2600 is intended to support up till that max speed(aka factory preset overclocking). anything beyond that is 'true' overclocking, because you are going beyond AMD's sanctioned limits. This is why there is a disclaimer screen appearing whenever you open Ryzen Master. It's to inform you of the risks involved with overclocking beyond what they've set using the stock cooler.

So ideally, you're ARE supposed to pair the 2600 with an AIO(remember, the primary reason for getting an AIO is to do 'true' overclocking), even though this becomes secondary when the reason you are getting one is for aesthetics.

So if the 2600 is paired with an AIO, it would net you a max OC speed of 4.2ghz-4.4ghz, giving a result of:

2600 + AIO >= 2600X(X = wraith spire cooler)

Thus, you would have saved 20 bucks using just the 2600 + an AIO, giving you approximate or greater clock speeds than the 2600X

This is unless you manage to recoup your 20 bucks selling off the idling wraith spire cooler from the 2600x, of cause.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

They're all the hardware metal screws that came with the fans. Not rubber.