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Our recent article – The All White PC Setup – was very popular with our readers, and we’ve had a growing number of new customers calling our customer service line asking about custom white PC builds. The lights are on and burning brightly for the masses when it comes to the white aesthetic. To be fair, a white PC truly looks great when done right…
Reddit, of course, has no shortage of these arctic-style rigs, and you will usually see at least one popping up every week on the frontpage of the internet. The problem is, these custom-built gaming PCs are often way out of the budget of Joe Gamer. Professional PC builders on Reddit usually have healthy budgets to work with for their clients, and there’s still some price disparity for white components. Whereas RAM is actually one of the cheaper components when it comes to colour options, other components are a little more pricey.
The All White Desktop
If you are thinking of going full Mr Freeze, and looking for an entirely custom white desktop, there’s also the added expense of things like RGB lighting, white mechanical keyboards and custom keycaps for example.
We’ve included these options just in case you wanted to expand the aesthetic to peripherals, but there are ways to squeeze the budget here, too. Whilst a mechanical keyboard might be expensive, there are lower budget options to choose from. The Samsung Smart Trio 500 is priced around £30, and if you’re looking for a minimal, uncluttered white desktop, it’s pretty much perfect:
Pictured: Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500
White monitors are also readily available and can round off the aesthetic nicely. Manufacturers like LG, Samsung, and Iiyama produce quality IPS monitors in white, and there is excellent pricing available for these displays.
For example, the iiyama ProLite XUB2792HSU 27" Full HD IPS Monitor is actually cheaper than its traditional black counterpart:
All White vs Black/White Gaming PC
You could argue that white PC gaming builds are actually black and white. There are few builds that can truly be “all white” because the components often have a black mounting bracket or other aspects that need to be manufactured in this colour. The reason for this is not known, other than tooling and production line costs. Until the white PC build becomes even more mainstream than it is right now, it is unlikely manufacturers will look at 100% white components.
You should expect to see some black parts showing in your build, although if unsightly cables bother you, you can swap them out for white case cables instead. However, using a white PSU like the Corsair CX550F we recommend below will ensure you have these white cables supplied.
DIY: Repaint Or Respray Your PC White
Overall, you will be able to mod just about anything so it fits with the white components and peripherals – but if all else fails, you could try a DIY respray or PlastiDip?
Products like PlastiDip are safe to use on components like motherboards, as long as you don’t mind spending a good deal of time with professional grade (green) masking tape or liquid electrical tape for covering up all the important stuff like sockets & RAM slots.
As far as temperature concerns, motherboards don’t have much in the way thermal output, so you shouldn’t have to worry about the PlastiDip coating melting or catching fire. Always a bonus.
PC modders have used PlastiDip on PC cases and parts for years, but there are other products that might be more suitable, so it’s worth asking questions over at r/PCMods on Reddit if you’re considering this route.
While this is relatively safe if you follow the manufacturer’s instructions, it really isn’t for everyone… and there’s always a chance you’re going to throw away a lot of money if you get it wrong. Proceed with caution!
All White Gaming PC Under £800
Let’s get down to business, shall we.
We chose £800 as the budget for the white gaming PC build and consulted one of CCL’s custom PC build experts, to get the best possible value for money. Lee was kind enough to put together a quote that met all of our criteria, and squeezed in as much power as possible in the modest gaming budget.
It’s worth noting that some of the components are interchangeable with lower priced products, and we’ve got some added extras, too, if you want to complete the aesthetic on your desktop.
TIP: You can customise this build by using our online custom PC builder tool.
This all white specification was built with competitive gaming in mind, so Esports games will play just fine on this build, but you can also expect to get your AAA game on, too.
Our Budget White Gaming PC Criteria
- Under £800 (PC build only)
- White PC case with RGB capability
- Good cable management (to hide unsightly black cables!)
- White motherboard
- White RAM memory vests
- White CPU cooler
- White PSU housing
- Capable of playing popular Esports games (CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite)
| ||Component ||Price |
| ||AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9GHz Hexa Core CPU ||£239.99 |
| ||ASUS ROG Strix B550-A Motherboard ||£169.43 |
| ||Crucial Ballistix RGB 16GB 3600MHz Memory ||£81.60 |
| ||Lian Li Lancool 205 Gaming Case ||£64.99 |
| ||Corsair CX550F RGB 550W 80+ Bronze PSU ||£63.27 |
| ||WD Blue SN550 500GB M.2 SSD (Limited Offer) ||£43.13 |
| ||Lian Li Galahad 240mm RGB AiO Liquid Cooler ||£110.94 |
|Total: ||£777.35 |
*Motherboard supports the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor with BIOS version P1.80. If the motherboard is using an older BIOS version, upgrading the BIOS will be necessary BEFORE installing 5600G
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9GHz 6 Core (Socket AM4) CPU
This great value processor is an ideal choice for the budget conscious gamer, because being an APU means you get onboard 7-core AMD Radeon graphics that will be more than happy playing Esports games.
Image Credit: AMD
With 12 threads, the 5600G is more than capable of delivering 50FPS+ in games like GTA V with our selected Crucial Ballistix 16GB RAM 3600MHz, but really flexes with Esports games. You can expect to get around 120FPS with CS:GO at 1080p, and 80FPS with Rainbow Six Siege.
If you can get a little extra into your budget and upgrade your memory to 32GB RAM, this will pump up the performance even further, and you will be able to play AAA titles like The Witcher 3 in 1080p. Installing your game on PCIe SSD like the recommended WD Blue SN550 also gives you faster boot times and will see you getting through those loading scenes quickly.
ASUS ROG Strix B550-A Gaming AMD Motherboard
When you’re ready to dip your toe in the GPU market, you will be safe in the knowledge that your motherboard has your back. The ROG Strix B550-A allows you to purchase one of the latest graphics cards (when they become more affordable) and benefit from the PCIe 4.0 standard.
Image Credit: ASUS
In terms of looks, the motherboard is not entirely white – but certainly looks the business. The ROG styling looks extremely good under any light, but with the RGB capabilities - ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including Aura RGB header and addressable Gen 2 RGB header – you will be able to get that chilled white/blue look aesthetic just right.
Crucial Ballistix RGB 16GB (2x 8GB) 3600MHz DDR4
Crucial know how to make RAM look good, there’s no denying that. It’s not just good looking, though, with 16GB 3600MHz DDR4, you will be flying through Windows and multi-tasking to your hearts content, with the added benefit of having enough capacity to aid the Ryzen 5 5600G in serving up frames when you’re gaming.
Image Credit: Crucial
With built-in RGB on the heatsinks, the RAM will also add to your white aesthetic, being fully compatible with ASUS Aura.
Lian Li Lancool 205 Mid Tower Case
As far as cases go, it’s hard to find a better manufacturer right now than Lian Li. Their Lancool 205 has been mentioned plenty of times in our PC case modding articles and gaming PC build guides, because it truly is outstanding for cooling and capacity.
Image Credit – Lian Li (Twitter)
The Lancool 205 Mid Tower case comes complete with 2x 125mm fans (1x front, 1x rear), which have excellent cooling performance for a manufacturer supplied fan.
Imprtantly, the Lancool 205 is in keeping with the white gaming PC build, and looks spectacular with the tempered glass side window and all white PSU housing.
Although there is no built-in RGB, the cavernous space inside the case allows you to install a radiator (see below) and water cooling system to light everything up in style.
As for cable management, Lian Li’s reputation for tidy PC builds shows with slots for all cables to be tucked away out of sight. Buying aftermarket white cables for any other wiring will take the aesthetic to the next level.
Image Credit: Lian Li
Corsair CX550F RGB 550W Modular 80+ Bronze PSU
This PSU not only has fully addressable (and ASUS Aura compatible) RGB, it also comes complete with white cables to ensure it conforms to your all white requirements.
Optimised for near-silent running, the 80 PLUS Bronze rated CX550F is also designed to be one of Corsair’s most efficient and cleanest PSUs for your build.
Western Digital Blue SN550 500GB M.2-2280 SSD
We have spoken a lot about the WD Blue SN550 lately; mostly about the amazing value this SSD represents. Although DRAM-less, the SN550 competes extremely well against rivals Samsung and Seagate, and hits the mark for “value for money” and performance combined. The SN550 uses built-in SRAM and system RAM to perform at optimal read/write speed and has benchmarked extremely well in terms of gaming and general storage performance.
Western Digital have clearly hit their stride with the WD Blue SN550 range, with their even larger 1TB model being priced at less than £70. The WD Blue range means system builders no longer have to choose to between trusted brand performance and budget.
An honourable mention, however, and highly recommend by our resident PC sales expert, is the Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB M.2-2280 SSD. Against the WD Blue SN550, the Adata 512GB SSD performs even better, for around £13 more, you can get up to 50% faster read speeds.
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Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB M.2-2280 SSD
Lian Li Galahad 240mm RGB CPU AiO Liquid Cooler in White
To make sure you have all the lighting and cooling you need, the Lian Li Galahad RGB AiO Liquid Cooler system will take pride of place, sat atop your all white build.
Image Credit u/ThoroIf (Reddit)
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G handles extremely well under pressure with high performance cooling, and the Galahad 240mm provides just that. Whilst there are no benchmarks we can directly reference for the Ryzen 5 5600G / Galahad 240mm combination, we have seen user reports on Reddit and in reviews suggesting temps are under 50°C when the CPU is in use.
Our budget all white gaming PC came in at well under budget, with over £25 of wiggle room if you want to upgrade a few of the components to your preferred brands or add some more RGB lighting – though with all the RGB in the spec, it’s doubtful you will need much more.
The £773.35 price tag makes this white PC build affordable for most budgets, but there are still places where you can shave off the bottom line. For instance, the white PC case can be downgraded to a less high-profile brand, and the motherboard could be swapped out for a cheaper B550 such as ASRock’s B550-A (white version), or an ASUS Prime white model… and you could save more by not having a white motherboard at all.
But where’s the fun in that?