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NZXT VR-Ready Gaming PC Build

by maclamby



Date Published

Jan. 16, 2017

Date Built

Nov. 22, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

48.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.759 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.416 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


NZXT sent us their new S340 Elite case and when we spotted the extra front ports for USB and HDMI, we decided to make the ultimate NZXT VR-Ready Gaming PC. You can check out the build video here.

A big thanks to NZXT for providing their components for this build!

And now, some benchmarks:

Benchmark 3DMark Score Graphics Test 1 Graphics Test 2 Physics Test Combined Test
FireStrike v1.1 17254 110.72 FPS 90.86 FPS 39.54 FPS 35.13 FPS
FireStrike Ultra v1.1 5398 30.23 FPS 19.45 FPS 39.17 FPS 13.17 FPS
Benchmark Score Average Minimum Maximum Settings
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 2893 114.8 FPS 9.2 FPS 251.8 FPS Direct3D11, 1920x1080, 8xAA, fullscreen, Custom Preset: Quality: Ultra, Tessellation: Extreme
Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 4504 107.6 FPS 32.4 FPS 203.3 FPS Direct3D11, 1920x1080, 8xAA, fullscreen, Extreme HD Preset
Game Settings Resolution FPS
Overwatch Ultra 2560x1440 170 FPS
Overwatch Epic 2560x1440 110 FPS
Battlefield 1 High 2560x1440 125 FPS
Battlefield 1 Ultra 2560x1440 108 FPS

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BadassPanther 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Those NZXT fans are so damn nice! I bought a triple pack myself, I'm so excited!

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DaMysteryMan 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

I have a question. Is there anything to identify if a GPU has internal HDMI conector? I was not aware some GPUs came with one, and thought you had to route it through the back of the case to use the front I/O HDMI port. I really like the amount of NZXT by the way.

Lyrix 1 point 27 months ago

i love it! but it seems familiar! 1+!

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twistanesh 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

is this the one that was given away? how lucky

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

No, this is the one we built, I was just late in posting the completed build.

twistanesh 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

ah cool lol giving this one away? haha

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ThoughtA staff 1 point 23 months ago

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BrodieGibson 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Very nice!

BlitzAteMe 1 point 20 months ago

Is it good for streaming, gaming, FPS and overall?

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maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

You can purchase it directly form NZXT here.

ArmyRangerSJ 1 point 14 months ago

How many fans were included? Also what was the price of the gpu when you bought it?

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

The S340 Elite includes an 120mm fan at the front and a second 120mm fan at the rear exhaust (though both are normal/black fans, not Aer/RGB). The GPU was $660 back in October 2016 (when we originally built this).

ArmyRangerSJ 1 point 14 months ago

Thank you, I haven't been into PC gaming before last years price hike in the summer so I needed to know what price I should aim for. Would you recommend the s340 elite or advise pays a bit more for another case like the H440, H100i, or Panzer Max?

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

The S340 Elite is certainly a popular choice and for good reason. It's a solidly built case that we find pretty easy to build in. Given it's gone thru a number of revisions over the years, it's about got any particular negative quirks it ever had just about worked out at this point.

The H440 is notably larger case, so that mostly depends on your needs a bit, but also a popular choice from NZXT.

Where the S340/H440 represent two of NZXT's most popular older cases, the H100i is an ITX version of NZXT's newer H-series cases. The H700i is something of a reborn H440. You can check out our experience building in it here. The new H-series cases are a bit more expensive though, as NZXT includes a "smart device", which amounts to basically a HUE+GRID fan controller.

Unfortunately, I've not had first hand experience with the Panzer Max to be able to give much feedback on that option. Looks like an interesting case.

sirnicko1 1 point 27 months ago

It comes with the Case as part of the case