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This isn't my personal rig, i was paid by nice man to build a gaming pc for his son, who was looking at pre-built machines, and i offered to make them something far more awesome. He wanted something great for gaming, but nothing too mental in price. I offered them the option of functionality, but no attention to aesthetics. OR, the same level of functionality, with a focus of aesthetics (which would be my choice, but i wasn't going to make it mandatory for him). Thankfully his son chose the second option, and i selected some parts around the really easy colour theme of back and red. Top end i5, with 16GB (to fill up those DIMM slots with sweet sweet metallic red RAM) and a massive 280mm front mounted radiator (its massive for this case, which is pretty small), which took me 30 minutes to get in on my own with fiddly screws going through the case, fan, then rad. (I think NZXT would have preferred me to use their Kraken cooler, because i could only just fit the h110 in.) Due to this not being a "crazy build", i was sticking with a hidden CXM corsair psu, with stock cables, which is pretty much the only major thing i dislike. The multi-coloured cables aren't my favourite, and had this been a build for me i wouldn't have used them, but for the end user this was perfectly fine. I barely noticed them after a while anyway. Im actually very happy with how this turned out, considering this was a fairly restrained build, and i was actually quite impressed with the S340 (except for the hdd mounts, which definitely weren't the best), at a fairly low cost. Its a nice case, and the basement and "NZXT cable management plate" (the only words to describe it) were actually quite effective at cable management.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

That is one awfully nice looking build you got there

Waits for Jipster's similer comment

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I have quite notice it. I also have noticed something since yesterday, some builds including one of my own had suddenly gained a down-vote. I guess watching from my phone when reading builds and comments had a way of noticing a bigger picture. I sense we have a negative leech among our people.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

My heart is pounding by it's loveliness. So beautiful~ Love it all and the colors, you did an amazing clean build here. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh my glob...I just literally drooled as I stared at the pics...I want this case, an 960 with a backplate and I'll add more ram since yours look that nice having 4 and will get rid of the air cooling and add some AIO.

Now to what I came over. Great build, nice and clean. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use 2 120's as exhaust or 140's, and why didn't you go "push/pull" as apparently Corsair suggests? Might as well be propaganda tho.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

The S340 doesn't support a push/pull configuration. The "cable management shroud is in the way.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Well isn't that perfect, 2 less fans to buy hehe. Thanks for the input.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice man Red Dragon themed +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean.

Two red builds posted at the same time 0_0 ?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Two?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

He means the one posted right after yours is red too

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

ye

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes oh yes oh yes oh yes oh yes oh yes oh yes.....

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not a 390?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

probably a personal preference, and the fact that he is using a lower wattage PSU

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang she purdy. Nice job man! I myself am doing a red build with the phantom 820 :D

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Paul's Hardware YouTube channel just released an instructional video on using plastidip paint to change that rainbow PSU cable end into a nice matte black finish instead. You should definitely consider doing that.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh brilliant! I'll definitely check that out, thanks for the tip!

  • 58 months ago
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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning a build with this same case and similar motherboard. How was the installation and connection of the case headers and all that?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty straight forward. The case was rather small, and only just larger than an ATX board, so it sits fairly snug in there. Lots of slots on the top of the basement for front panel connectors, and GPU power cables, so cabld management was pretty easy.The radiator was a pain to get in though, very tight and fiddly.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

since you said it was so hard to get the radiator in, what other cooler should I get instead? This will be my first build. and what higher wattage PSU should I get? (preferably 750W)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't difficult, per-se, just fiddly. I'd still get the H110GT again if I could go back, don't regret using it at all. H100i gtx would be a good one, or the kraken x61, which this case was basically made to house. Also, 750w is fine. Slightly overkill for one GPU. 500w is the minimum for 1 normally, so 750 is good. Get an evga supernova g2, great PSU

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

badass looking gaming rig...wow i wish i could build something like that

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build . any problems mounting the cooler ?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Bit fiddly. Juuust fit in the front bay (it was tight), took me a while to line up the screws through the case, through the fans, and into the rad, but eventually got it in

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like it! I'm building one similar to this, tell me how this build turned out!

+1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The person loves it! Has been serving them very well!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

What fans are those

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are Corsair AF120's

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you might be from the US? In the UK "mental" is used quite often :P well at least I use it quite a lot, and no-one seems surprised by it :P

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

PRE-BUILT. I saw the "jk" but that joke still hurts man.. ;) you commented on my open loop build a few days ago, I definitely don't have time for pre-builds ;)

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