Description

At first I build in a Corsair 400c with many other things, such as corsair fans, and an h100i cpu cooler. Now I am all upgraded to NZXT parts (or at least what I think is an upgrade). Whether it be the stunning x62, or the very unique AER fans, I've probably got it. Everything but the case it seems.

CPU: I decided the 6700k because I wanted a powerful quad-core processor that could effectively play games while at the same time handling as many tasks as I need. Not to mention how good it performs even when I only using its turbo boost to 4.2 GHz.

GPU: So first I started off with a 1060 dual fan from ASUS, which I think was somehow lugged down by some NVIDIA drivers being installed improperly. After that I had a 1080 founders edition which I just found to be overkill for my uses which are mostly gaming, and the occasion stream. Then that brings us to the present with this ASUS Strix 1070 OC, which just seems to be the best bang for the buck for what I'm looking for. Just in setting the ASUS Tweak software to performance this GPU will clock itself up to 2,000 MHz, and thats only using one 8-pin power connector.

CPU Cooler: The Kraken x62 has to be one of the most beautiful AIO's out there presently on the market with its unique, and stunning design. Downside is it pretty much cools exactly the same as the h100i v2 for $60 more. Also I would like to add that the first one I received, the NZXT logo was rotated about 5 degrees off center. Other than that love everything about it.

Case: This case has to be one for my favorite looking, and it functions as good as it looks. So much space everywhere, great cable management opportunities, not to mention the fan hub on the back so you can never run out of fan headers. Also because of the raised ceiling from the inside of the case you cant even tell I have a push pull setup going on for my radiator which is great. All that and it comes with a great mood/night light.

Motherboard: I originally started with an ASUS Z170-e. I had no problems with this, but one day I tried to remove a USB from the back of it, and it was so clamped down on that thing it got sent back with the metal casing of the USB still in the slot. This seemed to be a blessing because it meant I stumbled onto this white beauty, with that great ASUS quality. And oh did I mention fan headers? Because its got them. Lots of them. Love this Sabertooth motherboard and definitely would buy again.

Benchmarks were done with stock clock speed at 4.2 Ghz, and the OC setting for the Tweak software which brings the 1070 up to 1987 MHz.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 28 points

NZXT Poster Child

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe

Alright then...

But in all seriousness, this build is great. Everything goes together so well.

+1
  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey I said everything but the case :p

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

evga is not nzxt

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry, u right.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

That's awesome! Your build is what I initially wanted to do with mine. Then I saw the Evolv ATX and decided the contrast look is more my jam.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that case. I was stuck between that and the Luxe, but I picked this because of the size.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That full tower is massive

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a reason it is an EXTENDED ATX Tower.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow this looks so darn good. Im jealous because that's the look I was going for with mine but I had to go with cheaper components and not so good of a look :(

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

AMAZING! 1+! this looks very very good!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Sharp looks great parts well not much more to say!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL, Seeing this again in the completed builds section, I was thinking "Man! Now everyone is getting this case."

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol I figured I mise well post one with an actual description.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

So how are those NZXT RGB fans? In terms of noise... how do they compare to your corsair setup?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

They seem to be a small amount quieter, and just seem like they have a little bit more quality. Mainly got them for aesthetics.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats pretty much what I figured. Thanks.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

you know the aer fans are not static pressure fans right? They don't belong on a radiator. Are those the default fans shipped with X62? I very much doubt it. And you got corsair memory sticks in red? why red? lol. Anyway looks nice but yeah I'm curious about those fans.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the AER fans arent static pressure rated, but I do have the ones that the x62 came with pulling and that helps the AER fans push enough air through the radiator anyway.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah you got push/ pull I didn't realize that. I thought you only had the aer fans . Cool

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

So with the push\pull is it intake or exhaust, I was wanting to know as this is the type of build I want with those fans, and I am looking to find info on them.

Thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I exhaust out the top and the back, all the other fans are intake.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an amazing looking interior of the PC. Specs look great as well. +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the look of X62s, but like you said, it is a purely aesthetic upgrade. Most NZXT products are honestly more for aesthetics, and more practical solutions end up being cheaper. If aesthetics are your goal, then NZXT is great -- and that being said, this build is absolutely aesthetically beautiful.

Solid part choice, although be careful if you end up overclocking as 600W doesn't leave you with a TON of headroom. Seems like a logical choice for a next upgrade, something with a little more power, more efficiency and something modular for easier cable management.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup, a modular PSU is in the near future, probably a 750. That and 16 more gigs of ram.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed that you overlap your monitors as well...... I do the same for my two until I get my third (ultra wide). Helps cut down on that bezel, and I enjoy surround gaming even with two.

Oh, and nice build +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that was a full on nzxt build... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xi5rk01mME

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, sowwy wanted something bigger than a mid tower. Almost went for the H440.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job and congrats on the featured spotlight!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Among the best i have seen cool piece of hardware

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Have my baby's The computer

Have my baby's The computer (Zodiac 12-23-16)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for that sexy Sabertooth PCB! If i ever do a white themed build that will be the board i choose as well.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the feature!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

love the build !! the case looks great and i have to say that i love the rgb / color configuration option that you chose

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the look of those fans. So tired of the RIIIng fans from Thermal take. Are they worth it?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I like them because they arent dim when the fan speed is lower. They're always at the same brightness which is nice. The fans are expensive, but if you're willing to shell out the extra dollars for these fans they are worth it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably the best looking build I have ever seen!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the white

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU seems a little underpowered

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the little PSU that could. :p

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I absolutely love it, I'm speechless. Fantastic job man.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

$1700 PC $10 Mouse $10 Keyboard $5 Mousepad... :facepalm: Setup is not the best but as far as the PC it is kliler

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a Razer Diamonback, and Black Widow Chroma keyboard waiting at home, as well as an extended mouse pad. :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh **** nice bro ;0

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Very solid build! I think it would shine some more in an S340 elite. :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Poster indeed.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have gotten the MSI 1070 quicksilver. but other than that its great, I really want those fans lol

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you connect all the cables from the Kraken x62 to the AER rgb case fans. I watched the video on pc part picker, but its all confusing. I just want to know how to connect the cables between the psu, hue+, aer rgb fans, and kracken. it all seems SOOO confusing. thanks.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Its been a while, but I believe that the Kraken has a fan connector, as well as the usb connector to control it for the cam software. The Kraken doesn't connect to the hue at all. The fans and the light strips connect to the hue, and I know that the hue is powered by a molex connection and it also connected to a usb header on the motherboard. The hue has 2 channels, one I use for the light strips, and then one for the fans. The fans all have connectors to power them, as well as connectors to chain all the fans together. Hope that helps.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the kraken can power 4 fans. The Hue system (don't have one) but I believe rubs thru their cam system like a fan controller that give's u color options. Just like the kraken drivers in the cam software.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

My. X61 Kraken keeps my 6600k @ 4.4 ghz at under 40 degree no matter what. Idle at about 16. I adde Silverstone 170cfm fans on top of stock for push pull system. I LOVE THE RIG THO MAN. My 1060 overc locked is getting some wicked numbers also. Have a custom cooler for that as well. 2012 mem 1921 core staying below 50. NZXT does a lot of stuff very well. I have no complaints and I use several of their products in my rig

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all your system looks fabulous and secondly i just want to know from where are you getting the nzxt x62 kraken liquid cooler

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Newegg.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your X62 block the first memory socket? Mine does

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Its really close, I probably could but it might be wedged in sort of sideways resting against it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that's super clean! I love it! Where did you mount the Hue+ controller for the fans? I have the same case, and thinking about getting these fans but don't know where I'd put that controller.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Beauty! I love every component in this rig, well done! May I suggest a couple cable combs for your GPU? Otherwise, solid color coordination.

+1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build ! Quick question, I'm building a new pc and got the same setup of the x62 and the same 6 fans your using ! How did you connect and wire all the fans? Thanks in advance !

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'm in love...

+1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you position the nzxt aer rgb fans? just curious..i'm getting the kraken x62 and the same fans..was hoping to use them on the radiator on the top of my Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass case and have the lights rocking out....

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait are those custom cable sleeves? Isn't your PSU a non-modular one? So you could you get custom cable sleeves. Just wondering, I'm going for the same PSU and I'm not a fan of the normal cables. Cheers!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheapest PC build of all time. Lmao jk. I would have gone with the EVGA 1070 since it has white led's to match the theme. Great job otherwise.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Now a 1080Ti

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

well damn.... lol

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build, it looks absolutely amazing, I am also getting this case very soon to move my PC into.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking PC =)

I'm a noob here when it comes to water/liquidcooling, but question, with the Kraken, do I need a reservoir? Or does the Kraken just do it's own thing like a normal CPU fan would do?

For my next build I want to grab the i7-7700K and I've looked around and seen that it can run quite hot, so would a traditional fan cooler cut it? Or would I be better off with something like the Kraken?

Just something I've been wondering.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Im looking for a build myself being as I've always wanted to build a pc just never had them money so question is the motherboard upgradable to i8 cpu I'm looking for something that is upgradeable

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Do i need Nzxt to use Kraken X62 ?

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  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

lol there's nzxt liquid gpu cooling never heard of it

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a pack of 3 fans; that's not bad.