Description

This is my first build ever...so be gentle lol. I call her NYT-VZN (Night Vision) due to the green lighting with red accents.

Primarily built for gaming. I play Overwatch and PUBG for now. I plan on also doing some sim racing in the future. I'm finding the factory overclocks from MSi are more than plenty for my gaming needs. Been able to run OW and PUBG on ULTRA settings while hitting a consistent 144fps.

Benchmarks running in MSi's "Gaming Mode" Unigine Heaven 4.0 Benchmark Settings Render: Direct3D11 Mode: 1920X1080 8xAA fullscreen Quality: Ultra Tessellation: Extreme

Unigine Heaven 4.0 Benchmarks Score: 2284 FPS: 90.7 Min FPS: 34.9 Max FPS: 184.1

I will also be doing some light graphic design work on this rig as well. I will probably upgrade to an i7-7700k if I find myself getting more video editing/ motion graphics work. For now it runs Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop with 0 issues.

Let me know what you guys think. I know it's not a perfect build by any means. Looking for any suggestions to upgrade or optimize my build. Thanks!

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow! That's a beautiful build and I'd love to see more pics!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll be uploading more as she reaches her final form!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! I can't wait to see!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

It's kind of hard to tell from the photos, but did you mount your radiator to the front (and then use the 120mm's for the top)? If so, how did that work while building, and how is it working now?

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I have it mounted in the front with a push/pull configuration. I had 0 issues on the initial install. The H440 has plenty of room once you remove most of the HD mounting brackets. I just had to swap two of the case fans with the 2 fans that came with the X52. This way the SP fans are pushing air in to the radiator, while the case fans(HAFs) are pulling air through it. (I will be replacing the HAF fans with SP fans soon.)

I saw some videos showing how it's better for cooling if you don't have a blower style gpu. So instead of running warmer exhaust air through the radiator, it's getting cool fresh air. Some videos were showing a difference of almost 10 degrees! So far it seems to be working really well. I might play around with the top mount configuration just to see if there is a difference in my rig. If I get a chance I'll post the results.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply! I'm actually about to start ordering parts for my build using a H440 and the Kraken, and was trying to decide between a top mount and a front mount.

Your build looks great man, definitely money well spent.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

(Im not too good at english) Nice build bro, the only thing is that graphics card it breaks the color scheme, also I think you overplayed for some things, like the graphics card itself, probably the monitor and the fans, you could buy one twin pack and 1 spare, also you could buy the fans in 140mm to fully fit the case, overall its a really cool system, would like to see more photos

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

that 24pin is bothering me so much...

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Same here...Unfortunately the NZXT H440 has really thick sound dampening material inside the back panel. It's the only way I could fit it without putting too much stress on the connector. I haven't found a good solution for it yet. I'm gonna redo some cable management this weekend. Will upload new pics if I can figure out a more elegant solution.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

nopenopenopenopenope no way that's a first build. I cannot believe it. This build is freaking beautiful for a first one. Amazing job! +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the color scheme! But maybe you over payed a tini bit... not gona lie.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah the total cost has all of my peripherals included in there, but you're probably right. That's one thing I'm noticing now after the build. I'm probably a little too brand loyal and I let the aesthetic drive the build too much lol.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

In case you didn't know, MSI has some software that you can use to change the color of the logo on the side of the GPU, so it can match the rest of your build.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah I'm struggling to match the green. Might just be a limitation of the LED. So I went with white for now to match the white cycle on the Kraken cooler. Have you had any issues color matching with MSi? Might just turn it off entirely if I cant find a decent color to match.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed mine was very inaccurate with colors, but I thought it was just mine. Seems they just put a cheap LED in there, haha.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your review of the monitor? I was thinking of picking one up refurbrished

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Too good to be a first build :) :) :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

When a ****** Msi logo ruins ur 2000$ build xd

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question about the PSU, i am attempting to mount mine into a similar case (Same PSU as you used) but i am unable to find where to screw in the plate to secure it, I was wondering if you came into this problem as well?