Description

Tried to simply build an overpowered computer mainly for everything. Requirements were simple look, quiet and capable of overclocking.

Problems that I came across was a dead motherboard, thumbscrews of the case was destroyed and the graphic card which had no clearance and choked. Had to put something under to lift up the graphic card or else fan number two won't work. Tried to put a Gainward RTX2080 Phantom, but the card was too big so I ended up with a MSI RTX 2070 Ventus which are cooler and gives me the possible to have a push and pull configuration for cpu in the future.

Changed the graphic card from RTX 2070 ventus to RTX 2080 ventus v2. Lucky that the card length was perfect fit to the extra added push and pull fans for the radiator.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you thought about just doing the water cooled GPU conversion that NZXT makes? I've seen several builds utilize them in this case to solve the GPU cooling issues that you had.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I've thought about 120mm rad option with the NZXT kit, but somehow the look disturbs me as it does not look clean. When I'm changing to a RTX 2080/2080TI then I will consider that option if the GPU temps are getting too high.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I've seen a lot of people have problems with cooling any card in this case. Just a thought.

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

There are always solutions :)

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually it isn't, just do a quick search on here for builds in this case and you will see a lot of them.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This case has a negative pressure system, the top and rear fans are set to exhaust so the air will be sucked in to the case through any small hole. The Gpu tends to benefit from this configuration in this case more than the Cpu, given that you’re using a small form factor Psu so you’re not blocking the underside ventilation of the case. By blocking the ventilations in the underside of the case you’re preventing the air from going to the Gpu directly through the holes in the top of the Psu shroud. Hope that helps clarify the problem with most builds using this case

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is true. My 1080 Ti was choked for air by the ATX sized psu which blocked the perforations in the psu shroud. I had to either turn up the fans very loudly or deal with an expensive card sitting at 80-90 degrees ..

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

underpowered AF!1!!111!

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/s

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

:)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

np

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man, can u put the front panel on? And is there any gap between the fans and the case front panel so air can enter freely when the panel is on? Btw using a sfx Psu unit will improve ur Gpu temps greatly, i made lil explanation responding to one of the comments on this build u can check it out, or u can watch gamers nexus review of this case, Steve also explained the way this case’s air flow work

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a smaller GFX so the fans and everything are inside now. Using the ventus GFX from MSI made it possible. 72C as max temp on GPU while gaming for hours. I can live with that. So I don't really bother to think about changing PSU.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I assume the second picture shows the ventus?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct :)

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  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Does the Kraken cool the 9900k well? Is it good enough that you could overclock the cpu?

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

With 5ghz on all core worked well with that cooler yeah.