A 240mm radiator should fit in the top, like the kraken X52, but not the X62. The other question I had before doing the build was if I could do push and pull in the front to try to squeeze more RGB fans but sadly not enough space for a fan between the radiator and the GPU (1080tiFE).
Lol, I actually ditched the cougar and got everything in a Meshify C. I miss the 4 usb in the front but that’s it. I do have now a surplus of fans though : ( I think it looks a lot fancier. Airflow is excellent even with the less space. I did had to place the Kraken 62 radiator in the front which I was concerned about but it turned out really good. I had to get a new PSU cause the one I used here was too long for the smaller frame. I am waiting for custom cables for the PSU before updating the build here. The darker TG is ok. I have a lot of lights in the inside so it looks really nice. It does change colors from fans and led strips a bit which at first looks weird but afterwards I don’t even notice there is a TG glass there. I appreciate the non TG side panel cause cable management took like 10 minutes. No regrets here!!!
Its great in terms of signal strength (my desktop is on the other side of the house than the router). I have not had any issues with installation or driver and zero disconnections. I believe you do need a 4x4 router to get the max from it. It looks really nice as well. But it doesn't have Bluetooth (I had to get it separate but barely use it in my desktop). I would install it below the graphic card as the top plate gets pretty hot with gaming and I'm not sure if the heat would affect performance.
There were not too many options when I got it. It was before Ryzen and X299 chips.
I think it depends on the motherboard and ram. This particular one Gigabyte Z270x G7 has a good amount of space. With the RAM on this build it is touching but I can move the tubes around easily. I got recently a batch of Gskill Trident Z RGB that are wider and it was a tighter fit but it still fit. The other 3 ram support the slight push by the plastic tubes.
Thanks, I will. But need to save a little more and sell a few extras I have in eBay to get the cash. I couldn't resist and bought the G-skill RGB ram 3000Mhz with $70 discount in their amazon prime day copycat. That will be new as well.
7 plus ; )
Nice! Nope, only the m.2.
I got the Hue lightstrip for the desk. Unfortunately, the Hue app doesn't give a lot of customization in terms of effects. I had to buy another app to play with the lights.
That was just an iPhone, ; )
They are great but it gets toasty inside. If I could go back in time I would probably opted for single card with better cooling than the FE.
Yes, the Samsung Pcie NVMe is the boot drive, ultra fast. Rookie mistake though. I should have gotten a low capacity for boot and spend the money on 2 SSDs in raid.
So regarding the first question. I do want to get custom cooling. I was just kind of hesitant because I have not build a pc in the past. I have to say the X62 looks amazing. I am thinking on doing custom cooling loop for only the GPUs to keep the X62, I know it sounds dumb but I cannot get past that X62 looks.
Regarding the founders edition. I got one and for some odd reason (not to say I messed up thinking that 2 would be a lot better) I got the other one. I do regret that decision. It gets pretty toasty inside with both GPU running at 99% for a while. Temps get stable at 84-85C but the top one after an hour or so starts to go to high 80s but never over 90. I don't get any loss of performance. If I had to choose again I would not get 2 FE in SLI.
I think it was an overkill. I believe the Asus PCE-68 would have been enough since my router is a 3x3 (AC1900). But is very stable and the connection strength is very good (my router is in the other side of the house). I get almost the same speed I get if I connect a LAN directly to the router.
Sure. I want to see how it looks if I put some in the panel between the front fans and MOBO. Looks kind of empty.
Can’t take credit for it. I think I googled Paint splash wallpaper 1440p and found it.
My bad. I have both but prefer the naga for gaming.
Jay rules. Placing the kraken x62 radiator above the case and the fans inside was a pain. Since that side of the radiator only has holes for the fans I had to use the long screws that come with the kraken to install both fans and radiator at the same time. I used washers between the radiator and the case top panel to avoid vibration.
Sorry, I need to do cable management. I will do it later in the week and upload pics from outside and reply to this post.
Depends if the game runs with SLI. I haven't tried too many yet but I get about 100-110 in Mass Effect Andromeda in ultra (1440p) and 110-130 in The Witcher 3 in ultra (1440p, Nvidia DSR to 4K around 80). Doom gets 200+ in ultra using only one card (1440p). I know its a over-kill but high FPS with G-sync make everything very smooth. Waiting for those 4K 144Hz HDR monitors from CES2017.
You are completely right. I probably held the motherboard from the ram at one point. Thank you for that!
Oops. I do have both.