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FEATURED BY PCPARTPICKER

FEATURED BY PRIMOCHILL

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Those of you who know me know how much I love RGB. So I decided to go full-on RGB madness with this build.

Exactly how much RGB is in the build? There's RGB around the case. There's RGB behind the front panel. There's RGB under the case. There's RGB where the reservoir is. The boring analog RGB strips on the CPU monoblock and GPU block have been replaced with NZXT Hue addressable strips. The RAM is RGB, the fans are RGB, and although my motherboard doesn't have any fancy RGB, I fixed that by adding an RGB strip under the right side of the motherboard to provide a cool little underglow.

What about RGB cable combs? RGB fittings? You missed those! I also wanted to get RGB SSDs, but you wouldn't be able to see them anyway. I didn't want to turn the build into one major seizure-inducing RGB barf setup. I wanted as much RGB as possible while still keeping it nice and elegant and I think I achieved that. Plus the extra cable management of RGB cables and fittings would actually hurt the otherwise clean and neat aesthetics and tidiness of the current build.

Why the heck is your 1080 Ti $1300? And why not a 2080 Ti? I'm actually gonna replace it with a 2080 Ti soon. I have two in my Threadripper PC and I just didn't feel like getting another one. Plus this build is really more on the aesthetics side of things rather than going overkill on performance. And the price is because I bought this card last year during the great cryptocurrency madness of March of 2018.

Wait a minute. A single 280mm radiator to cool both your CPU and GPU? What are the temps like? Don't think I didn't notice you watercooling nerds cringe at the sight of that little thing cooling my system. I originally wanted to use my 420mm radiator but it didn't fit due to my RAM being too tall, blocking the fans. So I opted for a smaller one in the front. Turns out, compared to my 420mm radiator (yes I did the testing) it showed only a 3-5 degree difference on idle and load. Here are the temps on the 420mm 30mm thick rad on idle. Here are the temps on the 280mm 30mm thick rad on idle and here are temps after an hour of playing Destiny 2 on max settings. Crazy, right?

Did you mod the case at all? I don't remember the Define S2 with that much RGB. I'm not gonna use the word mod because there are some talented people in the PC community who have actually cut holes, painted, bent, attached parts, and did all sorts of crazy and unique stuff to their case and I'd hate to misuse that word. But I did add a bunch of RGB strips in as many places as I could. The case came with zero RGB and I wanted to fix that. Under the case, behind the front panel, in front of the reservoir area, along the sides of the case, under the motherboard, etc.

RGB isn't for me. That rainbow effect is just too much. See, that's one of the biggest misconceptions about RGB. Sure, you can go full unicorn effect with the lighting but the best part about RGB is the flexibility and you being able to make whatever color you want instead of being limited to a certain color scheme. And the cables and coolant being white makes it reflect any color really well.

Did you have fun with the build? YES. And if you have any additional questions, leave a comment below or hit me up on Instagram!

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 9 points

Jesus Christ what a build. +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 5 points

The RGB plus the white... whewwwww that looks amazing. Great build man, I'm jealous :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks so much

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

Fantastic build! Congrats on being featured. What software do you use to sync up your RGB?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

No Lian Li Strimer? ;)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

+1:D

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

what an amazing build!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is this not featured? It's amazing.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Getting featured would be awesome :)))

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh never mind, they featured it now. It seems PC Part Picker has some common sense.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This is by far one of the neatest and best RGB builds I have ever seen! Awesome photos to! Has to be featured!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This build i my favourite one, excellent.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thank you :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is something else.. man. I have a question with the PSU you got, are you using the cables that came with the PSU?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes but I used cable extensions by a company called "UpHere" since the cables were much thicker and honestly looked way better.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I got SO excited to see you made another build. +1

Looks great, lots of RGB.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks <3 Glad you liked it

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy Cow! This machine has more lights than a 6:00 AM FBI raid at a peaceful residence! Absolutely beautiful. I changed mine from tainbow to white to match my B&W build. Enjoy!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!! Haha

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This SHOULD be featured!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be so cool

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I won't tell you anything ,you know what you're doing +1 Good Job

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :D

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the sort of attention to aesthetic detail that gets featured. A very neat and tidy build with exceptionally clean management of components, wires, and resources.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

ayyy

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

WoW. this is GORGEOUS. It has to be featured!!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! That would be cool

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have the witcher 3 ? crank all the settings up to run your GPU 99% and tell me what your temps and fan rpms are like. That game runs my 2080 ti at a higher wattage than port royal or superposition.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I do, I'll have to redownload it haha.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

thats damn cool i wish i had that

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is BEAUTIFUL! I think I just had an RGB-gasm! lol. <3 <3

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankssssss I love it <3

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Exceptional work, just wow!. i can see the direction i want to go with mne now

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankssss

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

What speed do you run your CPU?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

gorgeous build, thanks for sharing, masterful tube runs too!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I <3 your build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It-it's magical

+1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank youuuuuuu

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s beautiful

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man congrats on the Feature although i am not a fan of rgb but everyone has it's own taste also why so much storage what for and would it be cool to have a watercooled streaming pc? your opinion and where did you buy the watercooling parts on frozencpu or on other sites also where is cheaper to buy components in general i live in Bosnia and Herzegowina so i need a EU site for pc parts (also need your opinion on it)....

all in all build is awesome great man/whamen for making it look so dope keep up the good work

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks so much! I do a lot of video editing and I need the storage. I get all my parts from either Amazon or Newegg and eBay as a last resort if sold out everywhere else.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I smell a feature!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You smelled right! Haha.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the motherboard perform fine with just one 8-pin plugged in and not the additional 4-pin?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Much wow, such good! Just one question though, why the x370 motherboard??

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD motherboards get no love in the aesthetics department, it's always Intel with the cool looking motherboards. I wanted a white board (not just black with white accents) and at the time of purchase this was literally the only one.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess motherboard manufacturers consider AMD more budget and value oriented and focused on features rather than aesthetics

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Woke

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Another feature?! I looked at your username and was like "Why does that sounds familiar?", only to remember you had Project Icestorm featured. Congratulations on another feature! Looks awesome!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yesssss thanks so much :D

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yay, you got featured! +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yessssss

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

wow man the build is frantastic but the quality of the pictures is what amazes me the most, they look like they were taken by pro wow

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha really? I'm honestly just an amateur but I'm learning as much as I can. Thanks for the kind comments :D

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is amazing!!!! Never enough RGB!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! And yes NEVER ENOUGH.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful. +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I think I need a doctor... 60 THOUSAND DOLLORS!! HOLYLYLLYLY OMG BRU THATS MORE THAN A REALLY NICE CAR!! YOU CAN RENT A ARPENTMENT FOR 1 YEAR WITH THAT MONEY!! (almost but you get my point) but kewl build lol

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This is crazy awesome! I got some great inspiration from this build to mine. Happy building!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! Looking forward to seeing yours :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, great job on this build.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

oh. my. god.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

:D

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

That was an exemplary job.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank youuuu

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

A white computer case with tons of RGB = Win!

Thank you for the inspiration, this is just amazing. Plus the photos are just magnificient! Congratulations :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much :D

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Remarkably well done. +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Killer build! Please tell me you didn't buy that 1080 Ti for $1300.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No oops, you're right. It wasn't $1,300 it was $1,200 LOL https://imgur.com/a/HcLofuc

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks terrific and the watercooled/vertically mounted gpu had my knees weak

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanksss!!!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

have you had the problem with the coolant

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope! It's super clean.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

submit to techsource setup wars!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

How do I do that?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so clean, i feel to urge to shower up. °_o

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! Haha

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

how many unicorns peed on this build?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Not enough ;)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful setup, the color gradient you've achieved is definitely outstanding.

Why replace the waterblock LEDs with addressable LEDs? What is the advantage there? Thanks and congrats!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Addressable RGB is a lot nicer than regular RGB strips in that each LED can be individually programmed, allowing for unique lighting patterns and gradients that you can't get with regular analog LED strips where the entire strip changes color.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it its clean and crisp and to the point, great build with a tidy good loop +1. Where is the under glow coming from "NZXT HUE 2 Under Glow"?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And nope Corsair Lighting Node Pro :D

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This just looks exquisite! Color choice is on point as well! It's so pretty, i love it! Really awesome build! :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you use to control the RGB lighting? How do you like the Thermaltake Riing Plus Fans? I saw they had some bad reviews about there control lighting software.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet - would it be possible to get some insight on how you go ahead with the custom tubing? :D Would be nice to have both GPU and CPU on water :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice cable management

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Best build I've ever seen

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

you 1-upped linus in every way...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait can someone make an RGB Ryzen 7 2700X? like put the rgb on the chip itself?

Nice build tho, and RGB reservoir holder could light up the front a lot better It seemes a li'l dim behind the dark radiator.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Also you don't need a monitor, the RGB LEDs have enough clarity to display your content (get the message? you should use NZXT's ambient lighting kit or something)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What application do you use for CPU/GPU temps in those imgur links? Nice build btw

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

Missing the custom RGB cables (strimmers?) -1

:P

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thought about it but didn't want to deal with the cable management!

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!