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[This is adapted from my blog post.]

I first built a PC in early 2015, which still ran just fine, and played most of my games at 1440p, high settings. But I remember the process of building a PC to be really fun, and I wanted to go through it again.

I was a lot more patient with the research, part selection and shipping times this time around because I already had a working gaming PC. I wanted to go with a distinct color scheme because Reddit karma. I figured I'd go with white and red.

Turns out it's very easy to find parts for black and red builds. White and red, not very much. There are barely any cases or motherboards that come with that color scheme out of the box, especially mATX, which was a must for me. I planned the build as a mostly-white build, with hopefully enough red accents that I'd be able to call it white and red. The trick was to buy custom PSU cables and red RAM sticks.

The part-hunting and build process after restricting myself to a hard-mode color scheme was very satisfying. I think it worked out well!

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  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Are those cables red or orange?

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

I think you need to calibrate your monitor ol' chap.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

They are the brighter red option that CableMod offers on ModMesh, but not on ModFlex.

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

This is one of the best looking custom builds I have seen tbh. You really have a deep artistic sense! Well done!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Very lovely

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

This needs a feature, the pictures make it really nice

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that's a high compliment. Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. Love the color theme throughout everything!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Were you able to obtain the 3000Mhz on the Ram or even 2933Mhz? I bought the ASRock B450m and can't get anything more than the standard 2133Mhz. Also is your Ram(Memory) Samsung or Hynix?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I was able to bump it up, just confirmed using Task Manager. My MSI board has a pretty obvious setting for it. I've never used ASRock, so can't comment there. :c

How do I check who the RAM manufacturer is? Are these Corsair sticks known to be one of those?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Been trying to get my hands on one of those white gigabyte RTX 2070's... but not only is it hard to find from an Australian retailer, but if I do find one it's at a ridiculous price for a 2070

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean build, did you used any software to let the gigabyte rgb glow?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It defaulted to white when installed. I used Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion to switch it to red so it matched.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello I was just wondering what the lenghts were ( im building in the same case ). This will be my first build so i do not know much -thx

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Lengths of PSU cables? Or are you asking for dimensions of the case for GPU tolerances and stuff?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

lenghts of the psu cables

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Aha! I was able to find the configuration in my email history.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

What power connectors does that gpu need cuz I want to get it and I need to know what power connectors to get from cable mod.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I found my configurator link for another commenter. This Gigabyte 2070 needs a PCI-e 6-pin and a PCI-e 8-pin cable.

There is a caveat though.

You have to make sure the PSU you’re buying has enough PCI-e ports. I first bought an RM550x, which would have been enough to power the GPU, but it didn’t come with enough ports for the cables I bought. The PSU came with a branched cable (in black of course!) that could have powered the GPU with no problems. However, CableMod doesn’t seem to do such branched cables, unfortunately. The “bridged” cable you see on my list has two inputs and two outputs. And of course, you can buy two separate cables instead.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It Looks like a candy cane ;)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a great build for Christmas time, I guess. ;)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

hey im thinking of getting similar build but in black. i want the same mobo and the rgb version of the case. i want the corsair platinum h115i rgb cooler. my question is is there enought ports for the rgb cooler and the fans on the motherboard as well as some light strips in the future the ones by corsair.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The RGB version of the case comes with two fans and some Corsair hardware to connect more RGB Corsair fans to (up to 6 I think). This connects to the mobo using one internal USB header. I’m guessing Corsair light strips will connect to the same ports.

The fans come with a second cable for the actual spinning bit. This mobo was a bit low on fan headers. It supports 3x case fans and 1x CPU cooler. I got a cheap PWM fan hub at a later point to make my fourth fan operational, so keep that in mind. I think I ended up connecting the hub to one of the mobo fan headers and plugging in all four fans into it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hiya, I'm also planning on using the exact same motherboard and case. Could you take a few pics under your graphics card? I'm wondering if there's enough space for a pci capture card. And I wanted to see how's the cable management.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Slightly late reply, but I was finally able to take this photo for you: https://i.imgur.com/fBNWFb4.jpg

There is a bit of space under the card's and above the next PCIe slot. I think you can gauge the distance by the two black closed slot covers on the back of the case. If you want a more precise measurement, let me know and I'd be happy to bust out the measuring tape for you.

Most of the visible cables are visible in my photo album above. The back of the case is somewhat a mess, but that was one of the allures of this case to me - I can hide the rat's nest in the second chamber specifically designated for the cables (and drives and PSU)! My rat's nest is not that bad but not the neatest either. I dunno if you'll be able to see anything useful in there if I took a picture. You can get a glimpse in one of my photos above.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for taking the pic. after seeing your pic, i have decided that my next build will contain this case and motherboard.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I could help!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How you made case that bright lighted on 1st picture when on 4th its much darker?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Camera trickery. It’s all in the exposure settings. In real life, the brightness comes across as somewhere in the middle of those two.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks for reply

  • 11 months ago
  • -1 points

Hey nice build but if you really want to make your build pop switch those cables with some from this website https://solosleeving.com/

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this an ad? I already have very expensive custom cables that make my build pop.

Those are not bad either, though.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

It's not an ad more of respect for your build and the company

  • 11 months ago
  • -2 points

Why is the rgb on the wraith spire disabled??

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

because it is a ryzen 5 wraith spire, so it doesn't have RGB.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh iam sorry to have asked this stupid question

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I was a bit iffy about spending $150 on fully custom cables (Pro upgrade included), but all that doubt dissolved when I saw them. They are gorgeous! If you're going for looks (and don't mind spending the $$$), I cannot recommend them enough!

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Shhh, we don't speak about cable management.