Building a PC that has an alternative aesthetic or theme can be particularly difficult. Many manufacturers tend to opt for darker looking parts with only a handful of components offering white designs or other colours. Today we’ve put aesthetic at the forefront of our minds and decided to build an awesome white PC with extremely powerful components.
We’ve taken Cooler Master‘s new MasterBox 520 white case and thrown in some of the best high performing parts that money can buy inside, featuring an Intel Core i7 12700K, and an Nvidia RTX 3070Ti. We’ll be diving into the core components while offering some peripherals and looking at benchmarks to see how this gaming PC performs.
|F1 2022||1440P||Ultra High||180|
|Marvel’s Spiderman Remastered||1440P||High||94|
- Main Components
Suggested Article: What is a GPU? (and Why You Need One for Gaming!)
CPU: Intel Core i7 12700K
First off is the CPU. We’ve chosen an Intel 12th gen behemoth, the Core i7 12700K. With a 5GHz clock speed, and a high core and thread count, these specs will provide us with awesome performance in numerous triple A titles, while also doubling as a great workstation CPU for those that want to get some rendering or video editing underway.
Boost Clock Speed: 5.0GHz
Core Count: 12
Thread Count: 20
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Liquid PL360 Flux
Next up is our CPU cooler. The 12700K CPU wears the crown when it comes to high performance, and for this reason it puts out a lot of heat. We’ve decided to pair this CPU with a Cooler Master Liquid PL360 Flux to move heat away efficiently as possible while also adding some extra flair with the RGB pump and fans.
Radiator Size: 360mm
Included Fans: 3
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WIFI D4
To house all of our components we’ve picked out the ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A motherboard offering an alternative glossy white design. This motherboard has a great feature set providing great VRM cooling for overclocking, while also retaining PCI-E Gen4 support for SSDs, and a PCI-E Gen5 slot for the latest GPUs set to release very soon.
Form Factor: ATX
Built-in IO Shield: Yes
Max Memory: 128GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance RT
For our memory kit, we’ve picked out the Corsair Vengeance RT RGB set of DIMMs. With a 16GB capacity, 3200MHz clock speed, and CL16 CAS latency, this kit should provide us with plenty of great performance within our games while also offering some extra flair with the customisable iCUE RGB light strips.
Clock Speed: 3200MHz
CAS Latency: 16-20-20-38
SSD: Seagate Firecuda 530
For our storage medium we’ve opted for one of the best performing drives utilising the Gen4 interface. Seagate’s FireCuda 530 can reach over 7GB/s on the read speeds, and up to 6.9GB.s on the writes. The latest GPUs need fast storage and plenty of it, so this drive should be more than enough for this powerful PC build.
Read Speeds: 7300MB/s
Write Speeds: 6900MB/s
Interface: PCI-E Gen 4 x4
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070Ti Founders Edition
Driving the visuals and display for our build is the Nvidia RTX 3070Ti Founders Edition. We’ve opted for the Founders Edition of this card because it looks awesome offering a sleek silver design. The 3070Ti is an excellent card for playing games at high 1440P settings, while having legs in 4K performance with Ray-Tracing too.
CUDA Cores: 6144
RT Cores: 48
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 520
To house this powerful system, we’re using one of Cooler Master’s latest and greatest cases, the MasterBox 520. We’re using the tempered glass design which comes with three pre-installed ARGB fans which can be controlled with the included ARGB hub. This case supports a variety of configurations for coolers and fans and it an all-round great white case to pair with this system. We’ve also done a full review on the MasterBox 520 where you can check out all of the individual features, and our thoughts on the case!
Form Factor: Mid-Tower
Fan Support: 7 x 120mm
Motherboard Support: ITX, micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX
PSU: Corsair CX750F
Rounding off our core components we’ve gotten to the final part, which is the power supply. For this build we’ve picked up the Corsair CX750F White RGB, an 80+ Bronze PSU with fully modular cables and an RGB fan giving us some more options for customisation and lighting.
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Fitting with the design aesthetic of our build we’ve decided to pick out some white peripherals that come with a great set of features, but pair well with the colour and style that we’ve gone for with this gaming system.
HyperX Pulsefire Haste
The mouse that we’ve opted for is the HyperX Pulsefire Haste wireless. With a honeycomb shell design this mouse is both breathable and extremely lightweight, gliding across a mouse mat providing excellent accuracy. The Pulsefire Haste also supports up to 16000 DPI and has a 100 hour battery life ensuring you can get the most out of your games without being hindered by charging cables.
Corsair K65 RGB Mini
Corsair’s K65 RGB Mini should do the trick for our keyboard choice. This mechanical keyboard uses Cherry MX Speed switches designed for accuracy while also reducing the actuation forced required for the key to activate. Being a 60% form factor product, the K65 is great to stow away and take on the road. The RGB lighting is also fully customisable and can be synced up with other Corsair devices.
Logitech G733 Wireless
Finalising our peripheral choices, we’ve picked out the Logitech G733 LIGHTSPEED Wireless headset. We’ve recently reviewed this Logitech peripheral and spoiler alert – it is awesome! With microphone filters that improve clarity, crystal clear 7.1 surround sound, and a super lightweight and comfortable design, the Logitech G733 is a great mid-range headset that offers plenty of features.
In order to test out this system we’ve put it up against some of the latest and greatest popular triple A titles. With games like F1 2022, and Marvel’s Spiderman Remastered we’ll be really testing out the legs of this gaming PC at 1440P settings. You can find all of the benchmarks for the latest graphics cards courtesy of our benchmarking YouTube channel – ‘Benched’.