Description

Upgraded From NZXT Manta to NZXT S340 Elite. Needed some expansion for capture card and future SLI GPU. Only new parts in the build are the case and the GA-Z170 Ultra Gaming Motherboard. That being said this build is for gaming, productivity, and game streaming. My dedicated streaming pc was given to the misses for her gaming enjoyment. This Build is LED MADNESS, with the AER RGB Fans the Motherboard and Hue + the computer can light half of the room when lights are off. I Really wanted to exaggerate the RED LEDs so the vision was to find a black motherboard with either RED LED and or LED Controller, and the GA motherboard fit that price to performance mark.Happy Holidays and hope you all enjoy :)

Part Reviews

CPU

One of the best CPUs I have had the experience of owning. Easy overclocker, and very good performance.

Motherboard

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A RED LEB BLACK MOTHERBOARD THIS IS IT!! Very straight forward motherboard to build onto and install nothing too different from the Z170 line. All features are industry standard.

Memory

Great quality RAM. Price to performance I have been very pleased. I have the profile at 3200Mhz

Storage

Bought while on sale. The price for space is unbeaten at the moment. No firmware issues nor failures 10/10 in my book

Case

This is a well though out case for the current market. - Tempered Glass - VR welcoming - Open space for Custom Loop Good Job NZXT, a simple but elegant case

Case Fan

These fans are the perfect eye catching LED Fans that they were sold as at CES 2016. they can do any and every color thanks to CAM software. My only gripe is the data wires. I'm sure they could have used thinner, more malleable data cables for the in and out daisy chain cables of the fans. This would have allowed users to have an easier way to maintain and hide the cabling.

Case Fan

These fans are the perfect eye catching LED Fans that they were sold as at CES 2016. they can do any and every color thanks to CAM software. My only gripe is the data wires. I'm sure they could have used thinner, more malleable data cables for the in and out daisy chain cables of the fans. This would have allowed users to have an easier way to maintain and hide the cabling.

Monitor

G-Sync 144hz 1440p Gaming goodness. Bought on sale at Best Buy, best steal I have seen on the specs.

Mouse

Owned for a year and it was my 1st actual gaming mouse, and I can see and feel the difference. Great product with an awesome warranty and support behind it

Headphones

4 years running and still kicking awesome sound like it was 2012. My Favorite headset for gaming long sessions

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Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I swear how do people connect the aer rgb fans, hue+, and kraxken all together. I watched the video on pcpart picker but it is all confusing connecting the wires together.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I understand the confusion, and I'm sure NZXT realized they messed up having all these technologies requiring usb2 headers. So they created the NZXT iu01 usb aka Internal USB HUB turns one usb 2 mobo header into 6 usb connectors (4 internal usb 2.0, and 2 external usb connectors). its Magic

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! You got a the Dell monitor for $450? the lowest i see is $390 on amazon (2017) almost bought it, but didn't because of the TN panel.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

bought the monitor in 2016

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry Jipster69 and Congrats on that awesome Manta build

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