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