Description

This build has been about 7 months in the making.

Using a few parts from my old rig, I added the two ASUS R9 280X DCU2 Top cards.

I then proceded to start painting parts white. The GPU shrouds, Ram heatsinks and EK backplates.

I also made a custom PSY cover and added that to the mix.

I am happy with the build.

If I had the money I would get a ASUS sabertooth with the thermal armour and paint that white.

Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 6 points

Love the custom work you have done to make it your PC and not look like the others. Good overall build with good parts, love to see what you can do with AMD. +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, it's good to see some AMD stuff being used nicely... lately it seems like every new build is the same ix-xxxxK intel chip, with the same GTX-xxxti video card. +1 for the FX and R setup.

  • 67 months ago
  • 4 points

what kind of paint did you use?

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

I heard you can use car panel paint

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

This video by Tek Syndicate shows how you can do something similar yourself. IIRC they use vinyl paint they bought from an auto body shop.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

As soon as I saw that you painted it I gave it a +1! Nice, all I think should be added is some custom sleeved cables.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

You could have eliminated the sound card, used the onboard audio ports from the motherboard, then used that extra $27.00 to pay for the Sabertooth. Everywhere I read... most audiophile guys say that a sound card is not much better than the motherboard audio. Nice clean build though.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like those monitors?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

sooooo preeeetttyyyyyy :D

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I sort've don't understand the concept of painting the RAM heatspreaders white, wouldn't it just be possible to buy RAM with white heatspreaders? Just a question haha, otherwise sweet build +1 :D

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That custom painting tho

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the painting process hard? I might try this, looking clean!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you link me the thermal armor. I wanna get some for my build.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

color coding HOW ITS DONE! LOL i was like "thats a sin to spray paint that" but then i was like "not bad" thats a pretty clever idea on how to color code instead of paying 300$ for the right colors.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice mod work, looks amazing, Keep up the good work. +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that you not only painted the cooler shroud on the graphics cards but also got those EK back plates to cover up the PCB. Brilliant! +1 for sure

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job on the build. BTW, be careful on the back plate paint, it will peel off if the heat get too high, I've tested and it did peeled off or crack if the paint cannot handle the heat. Enjoy it it my friend.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that's nice.Nice part choices too!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Love those 280Xes

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

What were the temps like considering that they are sandwiched together?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build. +1 for the custom paint.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

cool moding +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

hey I was wondering where you got your back plates...for the 280x's? I have been looking for a bit know and cant find any stand alone back plates for those cards...so if you could let me know that would be awesome

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know if painting the graphics card shroud voids asus warranty because I was thinking to paint my graphics card and I am going to tae the same one so...On another side, really nice build

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great paint scheme..plus the case is great...have one myself...

Good Job.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

We've got the same RAM, CPU cooler, GPU setup. Because of that, I'm upvoting haha. Very NICE build by the way. It looks gorgeous!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Why thank you. Though my setup has changed yet again.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I'm impressed! I'm thinking of using the same monitor for my build. Maybe only one though (I'm poor). +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

This is true. That's why my rig evolves. I don't do a full build every time. I just change out parts now and then when I can or when I want to.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

For those talking about painting things, it would probably be easier and higher quality to just hydroprint the parts that can get wet, like a case, ect.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

What a sexy paint job! How's your pc running now? Any hiccups? :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to bad. I am now running a 4790k with EVGA titan x cards in SLI

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work! Mind me asking where did you get the backplates from?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

They are from EK. I got them from PCCasegear in Australia

  • 67 months ago
  • 0 points

+1 for being creative with the paint. You're not a tagger are you? :)

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