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Leuk Compute (White Computer)

by TheBoda

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22 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 9, 2019

Date Built

Feb. 23, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

21.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.71 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

14 GHz

Description

This is my second build ever. I have assisted many people with builds since my first, four years ago. I decided I wanted to go for as white of a build as possible. We play on a 4k 75" TV, mostly with controllers. We also use it with an VIVE. Had a great time collecting parts and building. I'm very happy with the results. Biggest problem I had is the "white" LEDS. Apparently white can mean light blue or slight pink. I feel I did a decent job with cable management in the front, the back could be improved. I wanted the 24-pin connector to come straight out and not droop down, so the back is tied up weird. The system is really quite, loudest part is the hard drive.

CPU: I went with the i5 because I'm used intel in the past. Many people have pointed out I should've gone with Ryzen. Currently over-clocked to 5ghz, not breaking 70 degrees under load. I'm happy with my choice.

CPU COOLER: Easy to install, white, and very quite. Cooling very well.

MOTHERBOARD: I was unable to find a white mother boards for the current gen Intel chips. I went with this one because it has white accents and "white" LEDS. As you can see in the pictures, these LEDS are not close to white at all, they are very light blue. I'm also not a fan of the location of the USB3 header. I had to run this cable kinda in an awkward spot.

MEMORY: Nice and white lights.

STORAGE: Purchased solely on the price. The Hitachi drive is awfully loud.

GPU: Only white RTX 2080 I could find. So far it runs everything as expected. As of now, not planning on overclocking it.

CASE: I see these cases used all the time. I now know why. This case is great, easy cable management. Looks great. I did paint a good portion of the inside to go with my white theme.

PSU: Got it cheap with a MIR

After seeing all the clashing of the "white" LEDs. I'm probably going to go with a blue or other color to make them at least all match.

Comments Sorted by:

JPSartre 1 point 1 month ago

Where’d you get that gpu cable extension? Nice build!

TheBoda submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Antec sleeved cable kit, got it on Amazon. it's two cables, I used the combs to hold them together.

Otterman366 13 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Looks great!

24 pin not in the thingy is giving me OCD though...

TheBoda submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Not in what thingy?

Otterman366 13 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

The cable management slot.

stevetech5150 1 point 1 month ago

Not a fan of those clear fans, but Wow!!! That is one of the nicest white builds I've seen. Very nice job!

TheBoda submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you! The fans were way cheaper than any white fan I could find, being clear the white paint shows through. Plus, those are the only actual white LEDs in the build! :)

TheSpaceYeti 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Maybe he was talking about your 24pin not being in that little raceway in the back of the case for cable management? I have no idea but either way everything looks top notch to me! I think you did a very clean job and took your time with everything to get it just right.

TheBoda submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Oh yeah, probably. I could get the cables in that channel while keeping the coming straight off the motherboard. They would slant down if I put them in there. Thanks for the kind words!

Sigh-Cyrus 1 point 1 month ago

Did the zipties come with parts from your build if not where did you buy it

TheBoda submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Some came with the case or the power supply. I also had some, not sure which ones I used.

CooproxXo1 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

This is a clean white build!

JAGuar6130 1 point 1 month ago

Nice man! I actually really love the look of those clear fans. For some reason it just really helps show off the rest of the build. Well done!

RIggedy 1 point 1 month ago

Im looking to build a pc, would u guys recommend i base my build off this or should i go for a 400 dollar cheaper rtx 2070 build or would u guys recommend a different rtx 2080 build

TheBoda submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I purposely tried to get all white parts. If you don't care about colors, you could do better on the price.

RIggedy 1 point 1 month ago

Mind linking me to a good build with a reasonable price? Appreciate it.

TheBoda submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

This site is full of different builds. I have no idea what the purpose or direction of your build is or how much you want to spend. I recommend you start by looking at the BUILD GUIDES. There are many different options there for different price ranges and configurations.

Whatever you choose, Have fun and i'd like to see it when your finished!

Deviant_Wolf 1 point 17 days ago

did you run into any problems with running dual channel with the memory and that motherboard?

TheBoda submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

I have not experienced any issues. I'm only running two dimms. So far it's been great.

Tissofisso 1 point 15 days ago

What a great looking build! Is there any chance you could take a picture of it with a different solid rgb color, like red or green? I'd love to see how much the white takes to the rgb color.

TheBoda submitter 2 Builds 2 points 13 days ago

I currently have everything set to orange. But, the two fans on the back are solid white and can't be changed. It doesn't at all take on the orange all over. I'll try to remember to get a picture of it later tonight.

Tissofisso 1 point 9 days ago

Cool

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