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Custom build blue and white gaming PC

I am gearing up to build a gaming PC. As I am building this PC, I want to to be original and have some pride in what I have put together creatively. The biggest issue that I am having is finding a blue and white themed motherboard to go with the color theme of the rest of the system. This mobo will also be going into a cube style case so an ITX or miniATX board is what is needed. I will be using an i7-7700k CPU and so I want a motherboard that is capable of overclocking. The mobo can also be RGB or just have white or blue LED's. Suggestions would be appreciated.
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    I could not find a blue and white mini-ITX or micro-ATX of any kind. I could only find white B250 and H270 mobos but they are not capable of overclocking.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/HCqbt6,DTfmP6/

    For Z270 mobos here are three that are black/white which might work
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/swH48d,bqVBD3,BwH48d/

    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#Y=600082,2300000,6200000,6200006,8200000,8200035,8200062&f=7,8&c=119
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  2. imsqam said:
    I could not find a blue and white mini-ITX or micro-ATX of any kind. I could only find white B250 and H270 mobos but they are not capable of overclocking.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/HCqbt6,DTfmP6/

    For Z270 mobos here are three that are black/white which might work
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/swH48d,bqVBD3,BwH48d/

    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#Y=600082,2300000,6200000,6200006,8200000,8200035,8200062&f=7,8&c=119
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  3. I appreciate your time helping me out here. I came up with the same conclusions my self which is why I thought to ask here. I like the mortar mobos for the build but not being a Z board is frustrating. So I'm thinking the same thing and just going with a black and white mobo theme with some RGB highlights. I'm just so sick of black and red builds. If I still can't really decide on my personal build, I may just go with ibuypower's Revolt 2 as I have really liked that style for a long time.
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  4. First, you are most welcome. Not a big fan of pre-builts, don't see good values there. You have to dive into the specs to see what you are truly getting in terms of component quality of build and model features.
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  5. Yea, I have been geeking out on a build and was thinking that you might have an opinion. As follows:

    ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING (going to upgrade to coffee lake next summer and this mobo supports those chips)

    Intel Core i3-7100 (this will be upgraded next summer to coffee lake i5 or i7)

    ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Dual-Fan OC Edition Graphics Card (also will upgrade when the new ampire/volta cards come out)

    Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition (also looking at the carbide air 240 but I am leaning this way for a white cube itx case)

    Rosewill Glacier Series Continuous 80 Plus Bronze Certified Semi-Modular Design

    SanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB Solid State Drive

    Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2400 (been tough to find single 8gig ram in blue or white and even rgb, this is the best I could come up with)

    I will latter also get water cooling. The parts that will be upgraded will be given to friends but I can game right now with this build and have time to decide on the upgrades and what looks good.

    Again, thanks for you advise.
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