Description

This is my very first high end gaming PC and I must say, i'm blown away by the difference between my old low end build, and this one! Everything came together rather well, not too many issues, although there are a few minor problems. My biggest issue is with the Trident Z and the Kraken X52. The bottom tube for the Kraken is pushing slightly against the ram stick closest to the CPU. It's not too bad, I was able to install all four sticks and all four are working just fine. Just keep that in mind if you're looking to do a similar build. The other problem I ran into was cable management. This case makes cable management pretty easy but the basement space gets cramped if you're using all three HDD bays like I am. On top of that, my PSU is only semi modular so I'm unable to remove the cables that i'm not using . I was able to stuff them in there without the cables pushing against the side panel but just barely. I also ran into a problem with connecting the USB 3.0 cable. The connection on the motherboard sits right in front of a cable clip behind the cable shield. Thankfully NZXT made the cable clip and the cable shielding removable, so I was able to detach the cable clip and connect the USB 3.0 cable. The last issue I ran into with this build has to do with the Kraken X52 and the annoyingly janky CAM software. The CAM software has a bad habit of forgetting my saved profiles and losing the drivers for the Kraken. After a bit of searching I was able to fix the issue by swapping the mini USB to internal USB connector that came with the cooler for a mini USB to regular USB cable that I then connected to the back USB ports. I haven't had any more hiccups from CAM so far so I suppose it'll have to do. Besides that, this build was easy to put together and a beauty to look at!

UPDATE: NZXT has released an update for their CAM software that seems to have fixed the Kraken X52 issues that I mentioned in the above description.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Love love love that case graphic! Also RGB, can never go wrong with that. Excellent build. +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build. Well done!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build!! Only issue I see is if spending that amount of money, this build deserved a better PSU. Other than that.. +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, The PSU is a transfer from my old rig. Normally I would have bought a new one but I figured the PSU is still good enough to use.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok.. A good idea would be to put the price on the psu at $0 as you already had it or mentioning in the description.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

nice pc build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! Love it! +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

NZXT S340 Elite Hyper Beast

what a case! wow! i love it! i bought the normal s340 elite and its a great case! this build looks cool too! wow! i like it!

1+!!!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

why not show off the hue+

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I accidentally bought the hue+ in white like a doofus. I thought it might stand out and detract from the aesthetic of the build, so I hid it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Omg what a PC build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Trippy setup! Far out man! Congratulations on an amazing build.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

what might be a fix you could look at (albeit temporary, and not something proper) is harvesting a usb 2.0 off of an old case (your old build) and connecting it to the header, and running the pump off of it, inside the case. it's what i'm using for my bluetooth adapter in my current build, and i have it zip tied up the inside edge so it's got a better reception. if you run into the issue that you faced last time, it could be something to do with the header. good build, nice to see this case in use!

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks for the advice, i'll give it a shot and update if it works out.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Such a great albeit pricey build but then you go for an 80+ Bronze Semi Modular PSU. Why ?!?!?!?!?