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White chocolate

by Prelapsed_parachute


After much pain and suffering (painting it) i bring to you, white chocolate I use it primarily for gaming but also im going to start editing videos, music and the likes. Give me your thoughts and what i could improve on. Thanks for taking the time to look!

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HomieOfBel-Air 2 points 5 days ago

I don't think painting MOBO's or GPU's is ever recommended but at least it looks nice

Prelapsed_parachute submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

I knew what i was getting into when i did it haha. I did plenty of research and of course i know the risk that i could destroy my mobo or gpu and i also void the warranty but i like doing custom mods so it was worth it to me. Thanks for the input though i appreciate it:)

HomieOfBel-Air 1 point 5 days ago

Glad you took the risk because it does look nice! Did you have to use specific paint? thanks for the feedback by the way, I also appreciate it :)

Prelapsed_parachute submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

I used rustoleom flat white for the case and case fans. For the motherboard i used white plastidip because its non conductive and wont shortcircut any components. Its takes awhile to tape off everything but the end result looks quite nice and custom. There is a youtube video that i watched by immoddernation that was quite informative if you want to research it further:)

Otterman366 13 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

This painting looks excellent!

I'm not sure painting the motherboard was a good idea...

Prelapsed_parachute submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

Its never a good idea but i decided to go with a custom look, if i fry my components then ill never do it again but if it lasts a couple years then its a win! Thanks for the input i appreciate it.

Otterman366 13 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Who knows…

It does look cool though. I think part of it is also that I would never trust myself to not paint a connector/socket. In theory the coating on the outside of the motherboard should protect it, with the only possible issue being heat.

CooproxXo1 3 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Super clean build!! I really like the custom paint job on the components!

Prelapsed_parachute submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

Thank you! It was a risk that paid off, at least asthetic wise haha. The temps arent effected either so its a win win in my book.

-Trippy- 2 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Beautiful build. I love my meshify C. Thanks for sharing!

Prelapsed_parachute submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

Your welcome! And thank you. Its a awesome case looks wise and cable management is a breeze.

Benpcgamer123556778 1 point 5 days ago

good job on the looks, looks great however the cpu is overpriced and can get a much better performing one from ryzen, i prefer the ryzen 2700x threadripper for the same price but the power of a i7 your cpu cooling is not needed and is their for looks. Motherboard is a beast but not really needed for your build but in future you wont have to replace it. instead of getting 2 sets of (2x4) GB of ram, get one set of 8GB ram (2x8) Also your power supply is through the roof in price, i have one for 150 and would do just fine. All this extra money could of gotten you a better graphics card/cpu/ram.

Prelapsed_parachute submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

My friend sold me the cpu for a good deal so thats why i used it instead of a different one. He also gave me the ram so i figured id just buy another set of it so i could have 16 gigs. Ill admit i didnt do too much price checking with the power supply but im not too worried i got it when it was on sale. Im currently building a ryzen based pc as well and ill post it on here once its complete if your interested in seeing that.

TheSpaceYeti 3 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Looks nice! I love the case and the idea. Makes me wish they came with a white interior :( but I also know for a fact that this is going to be impossible to keep clean. Most dust will attach like glue and from my experience cannot be wiped off very effectively (even if you use plasti dip gloss clear coat). I used automotive paint for my gpu shroud and radiators and it sealed it very nicely with a glossy texture that easy to wipe down. Im pretty sure msi makes a arctic motherboard that came in solid white they you could have painted the rest of the case with auto paint. Also I didn't know this until after I built in this case that they do make the front mesh in different colors for an extra $20 that have very nice finishes to them.

Prelapsed_parachute submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

Thank you! Yeah i debated between the meshify and the corsair 460 and decided the meshify was cheaper and i could obtain the same asthetic as the corsair for way cheaper and spend that money on other upgrades haha. My room suprisingly isnt that dusty, i have filters over all the hvac units. When i cleaned my old pc after a few months it only had a light coat of dust over the filters so im not too worried but thats a valid point. I looked at the artic board and i decided to go with the asus and try my hand at plastdip. The front mesh didny come in white, or atleast not one i could find:/ or else i would have surely purchased one!

Garog 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Beautiful white build man! You definitely have bigger balls than I do, painting that motherboard and all.

If you're looking for suggestions, might I recommend adding some pure white LED lighting to the bottom of the case. The GPU casts a dark shadow over the lower half of the motherboard, which could look a lot prettier if it was illuminated.

I have seen a few builds using a DIY lightpanel (cut acrylic with LEDs embedded, with LEDs covered in reflective tape) placed on top of the PSU shroud. Would really make the build shine for sure.

Dellarie 1 point 4 days ago

Where did you get white sleeves for cooler's tubes?

Mactire420 1 point 4 days ago

Who cares about the risk of destroying hardware when it looks aesthetic AF +1