Description

Jumped into this spontaneously. With absolutely no modding experience, or research on the proper way to do things. My first go was a disaster. Completely jacked on coffee, with little sleep, and several cans of spray paint I just went crazy. Everything was white and gold when I was done. EVERYTHING.

I painted a Cooler Master Elite 130 white, a corsair H75 white and gold, and a few Noctua fans white and gold. After throwing the build together it hit me that paint was EVERYWHERE. It was flaking off so badly I was sure to fry this computer and burn this house down. A trip to Microcenter later I was ready to start again.

So equipped with a 5 minute "how-to" video, sand paper, and clear coat I was ready to go. I sanded my parts down, masked everything off, and took things VERY slowly. This time it came out beautifully.

Looking towards the future I plan on getting a fully modular PSU, an M.2, and 16gb ram... and maybe look into putting this into an even smaller case.

Things I learned from this project. Cases need to be sanded. A little clear coat helps a ton. DON'T spray paint rubber tubes. Some fans don't come apart without breaking them. Fully modular PSUs are a necessity. I shake violently after five cups of coffee.

Part Reviews

CPU

I'd replace my brain with this CPU if I could. Less deep rooted insecurities and more processing power.

CPU Cooler

Corsair really stepped up their game on their AIO stock fans. Sucks hard and quietly. Your mom should take notes.

Motherboard

One of the easiest ITX layouts I've dealt with. Only thing in a funky spot is front audio.

Video Card

Thanks to cryptocurrency miners I have a card that is WAY more than I need. I'd have been damn fine with a 1070 or even a 1060..

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 not only for the custom painted build but the "entertaining" build description and product reviews

Thermaltake - Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case

It's small, thick, and can fit in tight spaces Like my cocker spaniel

Eh? Eh?

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

They weren't all that funny but people are so serious here I felt like I wanted to stand out and make PCPartpicker fun again.

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks great! Gorgeous colors. Can I ask how you fit your pcie cables into your GPU? I have the same GeForce card and Thermaltake case and am finding that there's no room under the top of the case to insert the power cables into the GPU.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Its beautiful!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! This build is literally my dream come true. It's exactly what I had been picturing for several months. I couldn't be happier with the outcome.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you go about spraying the Heatsinks(I think that's what they are) on the MOBO? I've been thinking of doing the same thing but haven't seen it done until now. Everything have looks amazing, by the way!!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I simply took them off and sprayed them! I was honestly surprised how well it took to the metal. It stuck to my radiator and heatsinks great while everything else I painted fell apart.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome to hear!! Thank for this information, I'm glad it worked for you. I'm excited to try it myself.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

good luck my dude

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the look and form factor!

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

that's what she said

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  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

"Sucks hard and quietly, your mom should take notes"

  • beautiful.
  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate you

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you spray paint your CPU?! O_O

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I was about to but I ran out paint

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the gold/black scheme! Very unique! 1+

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! It's been a dream of mine for a good while.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Very unique build. I hope this gets featured.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously I would absolutely lose it. If I get featured I'll seriously print out the feature, frame it, put it on the wall, and cry tears of joy.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

dude you are awesome

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I try really f$%&ing hard. Thank you

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah.. You did a better job than I did with this case which I ended up ruining it.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I learned my lessons with the first attempt

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Awesome Job!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW! Great work! Worth the hours you put in for that paint job :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

How was it squeezing that 1080 in there? Enough room. I read on another build that it was a problem with this case?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Squeezing the EVGA 1080 SC in there was simple. I was sure to put it in with all the panels of the case.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice job.

I have a newly built PC with same case and an i7-8700k. ROG STRIX Z370-I mb. Can I fit this 1080 card in there with the stock 200mm fan without having to hack the case or the fan? The power cables seem pretty close to the end of the card and am also concerned about the front planel pcb touching the card.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be fine. There's spacing around the 200mm fan.

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