The NZXT S340 case is awesome and really easy to mod. I really enjoyed doing the carbon fiber work on the top and internal base of this build. Looks very cool especially under the led lighting.
This build will be used for BF4 and video editing. Overkill I know but I wanted to build a simple but fast machine. The i7 5820K is OC'd to 4500 mh (up 32% from stock) and runs well within temperature limits thanks to the NZXT Kraken X61. I could have gone higher but I'm happy with 32%.
Being this was my first build, everything didn't go exactly as planned. Took a long time to get the XP941 to boot off Windows 8.1, but if you do your research the information is available. I did remove the steel HDD mounts under the internal base to allow for more cable space. The white single sleeved cables are from Corsair and I think this make the difference between custom and under the table systems. I might change the video care power cables to up and over the top so you can see the Strix logo, not sure yet.
The Samsung XP941 (C: drive) boots in about 10 seconds after the post. You won't believe it until you see it. The only thing on the C: drive currently is the OS. I really don't care for the way Windows partitioned the C: because the reserve partition ended up being the D: drive. That sucks but after all the trouble getting the XP941 to be the boot drive I wasn't about to try and fix it.
The Samsung 850 Pro 256gb is used for all applications, pictures, documents, videos, and etc., and is very fast also. Since the photos I've added a 850 Pro 500gb, for backups and images. The Strix GTX 980 runs about 72 deg. C playing BF4 and that's just fine. It's mildly OC also. G. Skill DDR4 memory runs at 2666mh and totals 16gb with no OC. Overkill for BF4 I know but,,,
Love the case but you've got to be really careful with the plastic window. It will scratch with just your fingernail. The top case fan was upgraded to a 140mm over the stock 120mm just because it was available This build will run totally QUIET with NO fans at all until 65 deg. C. Oh yes, the standoffs for the MB and rear case panel are a PAIN. The threads in the back panel that support the MB are junk. They are either filled with paint or not threaded very well and a real pain to get the standoffs to screw in correctly. The standoffs must be screwed into the case perfectly because they act as a ground plane for the MB. If I was to do it again I'd get a set of bronze standoffs and rethread the holes in the case.
The first Asus X99 Pro had to be RMA'd due to a ground fault (per Asus Support), but after that hassle the second X99 Pro works well. I've go to give props to Directron PC for being so easy to work with. Lucky I was within the 30 return window. Asus support also provided excellent support and recommended the RMA. WiFi and Bluetooth are a plus and the white accents on this board work well with the overall theme.
Hope you enjoy the pictures. Check out Precision Clan (pRc) if you are a BF4 fan. Best managed clan on the internet, and really good group of guys.
vtails35, USAF, Vietnam 68-69.