Description

Decided that it was already time to build a new PC. Had a decent machine before with a i5 7400 and GTX 1060, but got the OMEN monitor and wasn't having a fun time on 1440p with it.

Instead of just upgrading what I had, I decided to build a new one since I had the funds to do what I wanted this time. It wasn't the worst to build in. I got it setup with only two fans at first, one on the back and one on the radiator, and noticed the temps were pretty bad. Did an AIDA test and the temps were in the 70s. Played battlefield 1 and the temps went to 80+. So I decided to turn the AIO horizontally so that I could fit the 3rd fan and then temps were much better. Idles 30 and highest it really goes on certain games is 70c so I'm not gonna complain anymore.

Very happy with the case and it doesn't get too loud. I've heard different things about the NZXT AIOs so I'm waiting to see how this one works out. I didn't know if I wanted a AIO or not so I have a spare darkpro4 just in case it decides to go out on me. Overall, build was enjoyable and I have no issues whatsoever.

EDIT: After gaming for many months, I have overclocked my CPU and I did end up placing the fan on the front of the case instead of behind the radiator. So far, temps are still great. Doesn't ever really get over 80 constantly, though is does spike. Just figured I'd throw some more info out there.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. But may I ask why the NZXT Kraken Logo sideways?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like the tubes wouldve interfered with the ram

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope he can adjust the tubes. Forward but it would be a tight squeeze

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The top fan wouldn't fit with it going vertically so I had to turn it sideways. The cord to plug into the AIO is not very flexible, but just a small trade-off. It was either turn it sideways and have the lights on or unplug it completely.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This needs to be featured

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I appreciate it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean rgb build!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Glad I got some love.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

you can add a fourth fan underneath the one in the front and improve temps a bit more

nice job though

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

love the build. How is the monitor? Very cool desktop background too :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really have any major complaints with the monitor. Of course with it being a TN panel it doesn't have the best viewing angle and blacks, but it also doesn't have built in speakers. Other than that, it's smooth as butter.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build!

Can you walk me more through the cooler and top 120mm exhaust fan clearance roadblock you had? Was there simply no clearance to mount the nzxt logo upright and 120mm fan? Or was it more or less too close for comfort.

Thanks!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

bro, do you keep the side panel off 24/7? otherwise you may wanna flip the ways the fans are facing on that AIO. cus all of your fans are pushing air out of the case

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, as long as I have good temps though I shouldn't have to worry too much, right? I just thought for the most part you want to get hot air out of the case and you also want to dissipate the hot air from the rad.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

no, it means you'll be choking your PC of low temp air, your parts will radiate heat inside the case and the air pulled into the case will be from every little slit and hole. so you will be pulling more dust into your case. you will see a benefit in temps if you set up your fan flow properly

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

do you find cable managment an is with an ATX PSU in the case, I know it states it fits but curious (SFX PSUs are expensive and limited)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't have any issue with cable management really. There's enough room on the side panel to zip tie and put the cables there.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning on getting that same cooler, ram and motherboard. What is the interference between ram and cooler.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually have had any problem with noise issues. But then again, I usually have my headphones on or speakers playing music.