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I spent a few years planning out a build for a computer that I wanted to use for gaming and some light media editing. I went through several different part lists as time went by, and by the time I had the money squirreled away to get what I wanted this is what I ended up with. I'm happy with the way things came together, and the case was a joy to work with for a newbie system builder.

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

GRABS BINOCULARS^ hmmmmmmm I'm sure your votes are around here somewhere

reaches in pocket^ Well heres one from me

hands quiver as a man relinquishes a +1, passed down from his grandfather when he was a young lad ^

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I shall treasure it always.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.. my first build was a $1100 with a sapphire 7970, i5 4670k with a basic nzxt case back in 2013 with windows 7. God I miss aero glass so much. Windows 8.1 just feels like a mobile OS. How high can you OC that i7?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an i5. I haven't gotten my OC skills to the point where I want to push it too far, so for the time being I used the UEFI OC utility to put it at 4.2 for now.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

good to know, i am buying my S340 tomorrow at microcenter.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

ncie build. i am thinking about getting the nzxt s340 to replace my corsair 500R, im worried that the "y" splitter cable on the cpu cooler block wont reach the the 2 4 pin power cords on the fans on the radiator, is that is problem?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't think so. I replaced the stock cooling fans on the H100i, but looking at the length of the stock fan cables it shouldn't have any problem reaching.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Where is your WD Hard drive located in this case?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The NZXT S340 has a hidden compartment for the PSU and HDD at the bottom.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

are you saying this case has trapped doors and hidden laboratories? That... is... AWESOME!!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

and now Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!!!!!!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It's under the power supply cover on the bottom of the case to the right of the SSD.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice price point. Almost $1337.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build and everything for performance is great! I have seen the popularity of having the H100i as front intake but really that means the GPU is getting less air than normal. IDK of the effect of it and how far it raises the temperature, but it should stay fine! +1 from me!

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Fan placement and orientation was definitely a concern for me, but I didn't look into it much until after I had already planned on replacing the stock fans with Those LED SP120's. Once I realized they had to go on the inside I looked into what performance people had gotten with both intake and exhaust and decided to go with the intake. It has held temperatures pretty well under synthetic stress tests and video rendering so far, so hopefully it'll stay that way!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

So the upper fans are intake? The cool air will just go out.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The one fan on the top is yes. I had read up on positive pressure in the case by having more intakes (bad dust problems in the house), and decided to try it out for a while to see if it made a difference in how often I have to open it up to dust it out.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Add $2.53 to the price so it is "$1337". That would be perfect.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't believe I didn't notice that.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build. Loved building in this case myself.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn dude, I remember my first build and cable management was a *****. The problem wasn't the actual connecting it was the neatness and looks so far you got top game. :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, man!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build dude! Nice part choices and looks really clean. +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy as heck! Nice job +1

Just a question - I'm planning on having pretty much the same setup as you, at least with the case and h100i - my question is did you ever position the sp fans as intakes from the front pushing air into the rad, or were they always in a pull config like they are now? I also understand you need them to be in pull in order to take advantage of the LED's, but I was just wondering if there would be a performance increase if they were in push?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually looked around at what other builders experienced when using the H100i in both configurations to see if there would be a big enough detriment to put me off using the LED fans instead of the stock in push. From what I gathered, I didn't see a big enough performance drop (actually saw a few comparisons where people had lower temps in pull) when set up like this to cause me to switch things around. I can say that as far as my temps go, the times that I have had the CPU (OC'd to 4.4 Ghz now) under full load for long periods has seen it hit about 62c at the hottest.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build, pretty similar to something I have in mind. In relation to the H100i, I saw your reply to Alicksmith below, but wanted to confirm, do you have it set up in a pull configuration? Reason I ask is that I've fallen in love with the S340, and it seems like it would be so much easier to clean the rad by popping that front panel and magnetic dust filter off if it were set up in a pull configuration.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they're set up in pull mainly because I wanted a positive pressure situation in the case. The cleaning really is quick and easy as you described.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks man, can't wait to build something similar!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there, i would like to ask how your i5 does when doing light video editing? i know an i7 is always better but im trying to save a couple bucks. My main things i will be doing is recording, video editing and gaming. I would appreciate a response, thanks -Noah.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude, Jut wondering if your radiator fans are set to push or pull? Also what are your temps like?