Hey bro sorry it took me so long to reply I wasn't seeing these notifications in my email. I have nzxt kraken And push pull isn't really possible with a top mounted radiator.
It might be possible depending on the rad maybe a 240mm but I you def can't do it with the 280 mm kraken and you need to make sure that your CPU cooler and ram would leave enough clearance.
You definitely need splitters for the fans. And when setting up your fan configurations to each channel on the internal hub keep in mind that the asus software will change colors for everything on each channel.
At the time that I did that the mesh front panel was not available yet. I found I was getting better temps for my air cooled GPU with the top mounted radiator.
After all those giant fans in the front are meant for air flow and not static pressure so having the radiator in the way made it more difficult for the air to flow.
However Now that there is a mesh front panel you should be OK front mounting the radiator and putting the 3 fans up top which looks the best.
Yeah. This PC is pure insanity so far.
With the upgrades to the h500p you will be golden.
Even in this version of the case I can overclock to 4.9 on the i7 and my temps max at low 70s.
I did look at that fractal aio. My only aversion was based on aesthetics. I love the infinity display on the kraken and I am not a fan of the tubes going into the front, I like how they look on the side better.
With the new h500p however, I think front mounting a 240 or 280 will give better temps with the increased airflow from the mesh.
I switched the Kraken fans our for coolermaster air pressure rub 140s. But it did mount them to push air through the rad and out of the case. Temps have been pretty good. Gpu doesn't go over 69c.
I have an x62 kraken and with that AIO I could put 3x 140mm fans in the top but i could not attatched the AIO to any of those fans. Holes dont line up because of the way the top of the h500p, where the fans are installed, is recessed into the top of the case.
The kraken is also designed so that the holes are not flush with the edge of the rad. There is about 3/4 inch of material.
I tested with 140mm fans i already owned and that is why they were not in the parts list.
Right on, thanks brother. I am with ya on the delid, haven't tried it before. My cpu temps are a few degrees warmer than yours w the rad on top but my ti hasn't passed 69 c in any game.
I miss the top mounted fans though and i keep coming back to look at your pics of those new corsair beauties.
I believe they cane with the nzxt usb expansion hub.
Way to go. Those fans look great. I did a very similar build. H500P, i7 8700k, 1080 ti.
I wound up having to switch my rad to top mounted though since the front mounted setup was warming the gpu up too much for my liking. How are ur temps holding up?
Congrats on an awesome build though. Enjoy the arrgeebees!!!
I wait for sales and check a lot of retailers / subscribe to email offers. Use some discounts like masterpass $20.
RAM i got before the summer, newegg sale.
You can buy from newegg's ebay pg when they have an ebay bucks credit promotion or if ebay offers a % discount on a certain genre of items. Lots of ways, to me its fun to wait and get deals.
Love it bro. Came out so great! I actually really like the corsair fans outside and yhe nzxt fans inside. Those new ring corsairs look awesome too though.
Hope ur enjoying it!
hahah, i know i know its 3D mark opened explorer browser and not my default...
Yea, the 200mm fans are not good for static pressure so they have a harder time pushing air through the rad. Also the rad is warm from keeping cpu cool and so the air that did come through was hotter air and made the gpu temp higher.
Blown away by the vision and creativity here. This is so awesome. Congrats and enjoy!!
Cpu was 32 idle, suprisingly 60c gaming.
Gpu was 34 idle, up to 84c gaming.
Got some new temps after switching rad placement. Things are cooler now.
I replied earlier in the comment thread but going to mention my temps again.
After switching the AIO to the top of the H500P here is what I got.
CPU 27 C
GPU 32 C
Temps while Gaming
CPU 45 C
GPU 61 C - 71 C
So in terms of airflow and temps, that's good enough for me.
Case quality: case is good, panels are not. Its fine if you're careful with them.
So I switched my x62 kraken to top mounted and threw some static pressure fans on.
Airflow is still not HAF level, but its not awful either.
These are my new temps after switching.
CPU 27 C
GPU 32 C
CPU 45 C
GPU 61 C - 71 C
lowest clock on the 1080 ti was 1898.
fan curve was also left on silent.
Looks great. Kind of a 2014 throw back with those red ring corsairs. Love the custom cabling and overall theme. Is that a top mounted rad too? Was confused if those two fans were mounted straight to the top of the case or not.
Really came out great! Super clean. Did you seat the kraken vertically because it covered one of the ram slots?
Case quality is great the front and top panels are lower quality.
Airflow is middle of the pack for cases like this one (s340, eclipse 300, define c). It is not a high sirflow case and if ur air cooling ur cpu with a mid to low range cooler you will see higher temps.
I do reccomend it.
It looks amazing. Just be very careful with the top and fromt panels and plan your build well. I suggest installing psu 1st. I think this case would be best with a reference blower gpu or a water cooled gpu. For my aired cool gpu, it does get a little warm.
Watch the various reviews so you know what to expect. I reccomend the oc3d review, the geekawhat review, bitwit, gamer's nexus and bsp customs.
Well I am a gamer by night and a video editor for my day job. Good thing i can turn those arrgeebees off whenevs i need to be professional. Thanks for the props!!
Bought it directly from a friend who wanted to sell of components of a planned build because he suddenly needed the $ for something else. Lucky but the xtra features and higher quality components, its worth msrp imo.
So clean, looks great! Enjoy!
Gracias! Not as amazeballs are you i9 custom water loop build! OMG!!!
But this is only my 2nd personal and 5th overall build.
After seeing the prices go so high and also seeing what Coffee Lake prefers in terms of ram speeds I wish I had gone higher than 3000 back when prices were better.
I had a lot of these components since before the summer.
I was waiting for the evga dg-7 case since ces and then computeks and eventually gave up.
RAM prices are stoopid right now but I got a newegg sale about 5 months ago.
top and front panel are acrylic / plastic.
It makes it feel cheaper. But it doesn't look cheap to me when the panels are on.
I like that they come off easy. I broke a front panel clip on a Corsair case one time trying to pull it off.
I personally like it better than the s340 or phanteks eclipse. I was gonna build in the new evga dg-7 case but didn't wanna wait for it.
I am a little worried after reading your review / build experience since i already bought this case...
Did you mount 3x 140s across the top vehind the AIO?
I have a X62 Kraken for this build and the rad's fan screw holes def won't line up with the 3x 140s at the top.
I like how you moved the AIO closer to the middle though. I gues front mounting will suck with what sounds like already low air flow.
As a lifelong hockey fan, I have taken say this is awesome! The ice rink back plate is genius. Good luck to the leafs, fun yg tam you got now.
I mean the system your building is gonna be a sexy beast for sure.
I did not know / remember that the pro m had pull out rail.
I may take another look at that vs. the p400s.
Or maybe just put my 1080 ti in my current rig for now till that dg-7 drops.
idk if you saw the new cases at computex from phanteks (p300s) or that h500p / cosmos from coolermaster. I still think the dg-7 is my fav but some awesome new stuff debuted this week.
Looks amazeballs. Can't see the ssd in pic but maybe pick up a ssd cover to go over the sticker?
I have a 1080 ti and was considering the elite but I am nervous about clearance to the rad and also temps. How hart are ur CPU & GPU under load?
I cannot wait for the dg-7 series to release.
I have a 1080 ti and my 7700k sitting here waiting to be used.
GamerNexus says that dg-7 won't drop till mid-July.
Phanteks is my backup choice also, but I'm looking at the Eclipse p400s tempered glass mid tower.
I has no 5.25 bay.
Also has no psu cut out which i think looks better (more like dg-7).
It doesn't have the side panel ssd mount but i am going with m.2 drives anyway.
Wondering if you have looked at the p400s and why you'd opt for the other phanteks over this model?
Dude, that's awesome. And the CPU temp isn't even that bad. I've seen lidded 7700ks get much hotter.
Great job and thanks for the info, super helpful. Congrats & enjoy!
You build looks perfect. I am torn between s340 elite and the p400s. I went w the evga ftw 3 1080 ti but I would love to know what your gaming temps are with the strix 1080 ti with only 2x exhaust fans?
looks amazing. how are the temps on your m.2 ssd mounted under the gpu fans?
So how are your gpu temps in the elite? I have an evga 1080 ti on the way, considering a similiar build but concerned about airflow compared to a mid case w a few more fans.
Hey brother I am wondering what your gpu temps hit under gaming load in the elite?
I can't decide between the p400s and the elite. I am wondering what your gpu temps are under gaming load?
Also how was the build experience in the p400 overall?
I'm strongly considering this case but am concerned about gpu temps. Could you tell me how high the gpu goes under load while gaming?
It's this type of build that makes ppl crazy about that elite. Sick. What are ur gpu temps like in there while gaming?
Looks so awesome! Wondering what temps you're getting on the gpu while gaming? I'm considering a similiar setup but my first build was a full tower. Concerned about gpu.
Wonder how the temps are doing on ur gpu? I'm consider this case with an evga 1080 ti.
I stare at this build daily. Wondering what ur gpu temps hit at gamin load though.
I'm really into this. One thing holdin me back from 340 is concern over the ti under load. How's it doin for you?
Wait so what are your temp for the gpu under gaming load?
Case should have a grommet pass thru right beneath the 8 pin on the gpu but nooope... its the one thing holding me back from this case. I actually like you goin over the top of the card.
Definitive stylish peak performance build. I'm curious to know how your temps are doing on that card in the elite?
Right on, thanks. You installed them perfectly though, no big led flares on the camera and I like how the left side of the shroud has more illumination on it but on the right side it's not glaring off the ssd.