Purpose: Gaming and editing/rendering
Let me introduce myself. I am Frank and I come from The Netherlands. I am 21 years old and PC building is one of my hobby’s. At the moment I'm in my second year of my 2nd study. First study: Mechanical Engineering and 2nd study: Industrial Product Design.
After watching lot's of tutorials I decided to make my own PC. Only searching for components took me a few weeks because I wanted to stick to my theme. (Black/White).
Al packages were deliverd and building my gaming pc could finally begin!
MOBO, RAM and Kraken X61 were installed in case till I saw a problem... The GPU size :|
My GPU choice: GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 HALL OF FAME. I choose this because of the white looks and the preformance. After some research I saw it could fit in the NZXT Manta case. But didnt checked how thick it was. And there was my problem... As y'all can see on the pictures the cover of the PSU is bend in a corner. At that moment I could only think of another GPU that would fit. Thought about buying the EVGA GTX 1070 FTW. But I really wanted to use this GPU so I figure out a way to let it fit.
What I did: Drilling the rivets out. So I could bend the "PSU cover" back to 180 degrees (flat). And make a black aluminium strip with holes to keep everything in place.
Yes, the GPU fit! But was kinda sketchy about the little room between the fans from the gpu and the "PSU cover". (heating issues?) Lets test that later! I also used the "GPU sack stick" to get the gpu at a good level.
As y'all can see, all visible cables are fully sleeved or replaced with white extension cables.
While building I also orderd a "NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion" so I could use the Hue+ and the Kraken X61 together.
First boot up went good! Everything worked out fine!
Overclocking for the first time: Damn that's something new. After lots of stress tests I kept my CPU stable at 4.4Ghz instead of the regular 3.5Ghz from factory. Also overclocked my GPU.
CPU tempertures are very good. (Full load: max 50/55 degrees) GPU tempertures are good aswell. (Full load: max 65 degrees)
If y'all have any questions, please let me know! I hope you enjoy this album!
Frixxes / Frank
Add later to build: 2nd Monitor NZXT Grid+ V2 DIY headset + headphone stand (product designer... so that wouldnt be a problem)
See me here on youtube! (Room Tour project by Randomfrankp) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOeq2JoHnc0