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I put together this build a while ago but thought I'd share some pics of it while I made a few changes to the build. I mainly wanted to improve the GPU temps for my EVGA 1080 Ti, as it was getting too hot under load for my liking. Temps would hit 90c at times when playing numerous games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Hitman 2 at maxed out 3440x1440 ultrawide. As I'm a fan of whisper quiet builds, my GPU fans were set to around 70% under full load in order to keep temps below 90c most of the time. However, as I don't really game with headphones, the fan noise is much more noticeable.

So I decided to buy a Kraken G12 water pump bracket for my 1080 Ti along with a Corsair H55 aio, in order to hopefully alleviate the loud fan noise. Installation is pretty tricky in a small case like the H200i, but it's definitely doable. The results after fitting the G12 to my 1080 Ti honestly blew me away, idle temps used to be around 40c and now they are always below 30c at idle. At full load, nothing has made the GPU go past 60c yet, I should mention it is overclocked at 2050Mhz as well and maintains that clock consistently with the AIO.

As for my desk setup, I wanted to go for the sleek, monochrome look with a lil bit of sneaky RGB to complement it. The speakers I currently have are the Razer Nommo Chroma's, they're very cool looking speakers and sound pretty decent as well. The Alienware ultrawide complements the setup really nicely and I love the minimalist look it gives off by use of a monitor brace which provides maximum immersion when gaming or anything else.

Will update with a few more details later, feel free to ask us any questions. Shoutout to all the other H200 peeps, keep the amazing builds coming :)

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Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice set-up. Nice and clean. I really like the Black and White.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! I love how the black and white scheme ties everything together.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

NICE BUILD! looks really good. I wasn't able to go for the 240mm Kraken as my 1070ti was too long! Looks like a tight squeeze getting all those rads into such a small case.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks heaps! Ah that's a bummer, my 1080ti with the stock cooler fans only just fit with the 240mm Kraken, I honestly didn't think it would fit lol. It took me a fair while trying to work out the orientation of the H55 GPU pump in order to have the tubes looking neat and bearing as minimal strain as possible. The clearance between the kraken pump and the rear cooling fan is crazy tiny, like 0.5mm!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

so in what way did you orientate your tubes out of the pump for the clean route?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, the tubes coming out of the GPU pump are both angled as far to the left as possible (if looking at the case side on), this in my opinion gives the cleanest look. It's doable but tricky with one set of hands, lol.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah, i installed mine about 10 minutes ago (phew, it works) and put tubes closest to the nzxt sign, perferated area. so the tubes loop infront of the thing, which is ok since it matches the cpu cooler, but i can understand why in your case you would prefer to have them on the left, kinda hidden away from sight, looks very clean.

EDIT: https://imgur.com/gallery/A9nFo0Q

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build looks very nice! I pretty much had no option but to loop the tubes to the far left (no space to loop under GPU lol). It puts a bit more tension on the tubes than I'd like, but I don't mind as it looks clean enough.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Incredible build! :) 1+

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, means a lot :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice to hear that :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build, but with that much money spent why wouldnt you just spend 20$ more and get like 3200mhz ram?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I wish I had gone for faster ram, think stock of it was pretty limited when I bought everything and I just couldn't wait lol. Faster ram is next on my list though!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

i smelll a feeeatureeeee

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Ooh I hope so... that would be amazing

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

still isn’t featured yet :/

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Super clean and pleasing to look at.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks heaps man!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, I'm planning a build with similar specs, what are the GPU temps under load? Here's my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/csDrNQ Also, do you know if the g12 would work on the Zotac 2080? Someone else on here said they had to mod the bracket for it to work.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, checked out your build looks great! My GPU temps have improved a huge amount since fitting the aio, my ambient temp is around 22c. Under load running triple A titles and heaven benchmark it has not exceeded 60c at all, however before fitting the aio it would easily hit 85-86c so I'm pretty happy. As for the compatibility on that card, I think most 2080's are compatible as long as their PCB is short enough to accommodate a 240mm radiator, if I recall correctly you have to use the AMD mounting bracket for the 20 series GPU's.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

We need more builds like this;these days,everyone overfills their pc with RGB.This build proves that rgb can look clean in a build.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers man! I think the H200i does a great job of showing off the RGB, I love it.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

(:

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the black and white! I am looking to build my first PC soon and want it to be something like this! Do you recommend a build like this for a first timer? I've been researching a ton lately and want to make a purchase soon (within the next day or so). Do you happen to have any advice?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! This was my second build, my first was in a way smaller HTPC case, (Raven RVZ02) which was a bit too small to my liking. I would definitely go the H200i if you want something that is fairly small and pretty but also allows for water cooling and most full-size GPU's etc. Although one thing to note, I would strongly recommend getting a smaller SFX power supply like the Corsair SF600 for example, as having ATX means you will have very little room to fit your cables and USB fan headers if you're going RGB with fans as this is a smaller case than others out there.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! This looks really nice, well done :) I'm new to building and am looking to do one with the H200i and and the X52 Kraken - both the smart device and the Kraken seem to require an internal USB 2.0 header but the motherboard only has one - did you use an internal USB hub at all or is that not needed?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for checking it out :) I did require the USB hub as I needed internal USB power for the Kraken, HUE RGB controller and the smart device. I would definitely recommend getting one with a H200i. Hope this helps.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks amazing! I have the same case and a X52 for the CPU. How are you controlling the cooler pump/fan speed for the GPU?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! I have the GPU cooler pump connected to the AIO_PUMP header on my mobo, this essentially makes it run at max speed. As for the mini fan next to the pump on the GPU bracket, this has been set in BIOS as well.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the black and white. Really nice to look at. +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, I know its been a few months since you've posted this. I'm planning a similar build, with a Core i7-8700K cooled with the Kraken X52, and installing the Kraken G12 bracket with my RTX 2080, which is extremely similar to your GTX 1080ti. I also have the same motherboard that you have!! I'm excited for the cooler temps, but I'm concerned about having enough USB ports to power two AIO's. Do you recommend using the same AIO you picked for the GPU, or should I choose a different 120mm AIO? You mentioned needing a USB 2.0 hub, will this solve my problem of not being able to power everything? Thanks!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey sorry for the late response, keen to see your finished build! If you haven't got a Hue+ rgb hub and aio pump lighting like I have, you can probably skip the USB hub. I picked the Corsair H55 which works great, if you go on the G12 specs on NZXT's website, they will show a list of all compatible AIO's for the G12 (in case you want RGB instead). Hope this helps!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

So with the rgb lights for the fans and pump can you plug all that into the hub on the 200i case? or do you need some other adapter i didnt think the z370 had that many rgb ports

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, the NZXT rgb fans are connected to a Hue+ hub which came as a kit with fans. Pump is connected via usb, lighting for both is controlled by CAM software.