Description

This is my first gaming PC build. Been using a gaming laptop with GTX 680M and it's ageing quite gracefully.

Hardware update 1: Replaced 2 NZXT case fan with Cryorig XF140 Fans because the NZXT case fan sucks. This change alone brought down my GPU temps by 5 degrees with is an worthy investment IMO.

Part Reviews

CPU

CPU works. Wanted to wait for Ryzen but I couldn't wait any longer. So yeah..

CPU Cooler

You can definitely hear the pump noise when inside a room when you close all windows and doors. Other than that it works decently well with a moderate OC.

Motherboard

The Bios for this motherboard is good. It comes with auto overclock but only to 4.5 Ghz on i5 7600k. Guess I still will have to learn manual OC to get it to 5GHz. My only issue with this motherboard is my speaker seems to have some white noise in the background. Noticeable when no music is playing. But I am not sure if which is the problem.

Video Card

Mine came with coil wine. Other than that it works great! Moderate OC results in temps of near 68 degrees.

Case

The case looks awesome but the case fan suck. I would recommend replacing them. I replaced 2 case fans with Cryorig Fans and it brought my GPU temp down by 5 degrees easily.

Power Supply

It's a PSU that works what else can you say? Got it because it's cheap and in tier 1.

Keyboard

I have this keyboard for 2 years now and it works amazing. I cannot say how much I liked the volume wheel. Good steel construction looks like it can last me a very long time. A good investment I would say.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: For the NZXT S340 Elite, how difficult was it for you to install the SATA data/power cables for the SSD displayed in the front, and how difficult was it for you to install the HDD under the PSU shroud?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It is very easy because there is a lot of space with work with under the PSU shroud.

  • 38 months ago
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Could I also please see a picture of what it looks like in your build under the PSU shroud with everything installed (I don't care if it's cable managed or not?)

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

its all very easyly accesable from the front just take the hdd tray out put the ssd cables trough the hole then the hhd inside install the ssd co.nnect the cables and boom

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

These new krabby kakes builds are growing on me. I really like your quadrant isolated RGB.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

u might wanna think about moving those cables around doesnt look very nice other than that nice part choices

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

cool! 1+!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

more pics please. also how's that AIO cooler? i've been wanting to get one for a while.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The AIO cooler isn't as good as I would like it to be since on stock prime95 temperatures will hit 90 degrees after 15 mins. However when gaming it is around 60-70 degrees which are not bad. You may have to consider getting a better cooler if you are considering to do 5GHz overclock.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

well i've got an older processor that won't hit 5ghz, so that doesn't matter all that much too me. what are the acoustics like?

  • 38 months ago
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I purchased the same cooler and after examining the connections around the pump I determined it wasn't worth the risk of a leak and returned it for a Kraken instead.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Your Corsair LED's don't seem to be on. were they causing issues?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Opps I guess I entered the wrong part!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I love your build, though if I were you, I wouldnt have gone with a 4K monitor with a 1070, maybe a 1440p with 144Hz would be more suitable because you would be able to play games at this resolution at Ultra Settings no problem.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! I got the monitor entered wrongly!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics=0rgasm

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why only go with the 120mm AIO? I have the 240 and it keeps my CPU icy cold.

  • 38 months ago
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I wanted 240mm AIO but the shop owner told me that the 240mm Captian EX have some quality control issues. For now I have only planned on using the auto overclock so the 120mm AIO is fine.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the pump on the 120 different than the 240? They seem like they would have the same parts just one has a bigger radiator?

I read reviews that they have leaks near the pump sometimes, but I've heard of that happening to any and all AIOs, so I was not too worried.

In the end, we are both happy with our choice. So s'all good I suppose.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess they are the same. But that's what the shop owner told me. I am just too lazy in the event if it breaks down and I have to go down and replace them. Maybe I should have gotten a different water cooler instead.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Can u help me bro ?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were you I'd switch the RAM that you have to the one I want to get with my build. If you want check my saved build that I want to buy and choose the ram I chose its a 16 GB ram RGB but with 4000Mhz 18CAS you can get the castes one out there which is a 4266MHZ 19CAS if you Want too

  • 36 months ago
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Why are the RAM led's off and does the gpu light up

  • 36 months ago
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Why are the LED rams not on? Amazing build though! +1 My first build is gonna be VERY similar. Just came across this and the parts on my part list are almost identical lol.

  • 33 months ago
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is your RAM actually at 2666 Mhz i ask because the mobo doesn't show support for 2666 (according to pcpartpicker)

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

Kaby Lake*

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

KRABYKAKE