Description

To do:
- Sleeve GPU and 24 pin cables
- De-lid & OC 8700k

Fan config:
Front: 2x 140mm
Top: 2x 120mm
Rear: 1x 120mm

I initially purchased the Kraken X62 with plans to mount it on the front of the case, unfortunately the 1080 Ti was too long to fit in that configuration. I swapped it for the X52 and everything fits snugly (the ram clears the top fans by about 0.5mm).

Part Reviews

Case

Phenomenal case, absolutely no complaints. The clean minimal look shows off your hardware very nicely, especially thanks to the tempered glass. Cable management went very smoothly, although you may have trouble fitting a non-modular PSU if you keep the HDD caddy installed.

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice looking build.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Man that's nice. Super tidy.

If you grab that 2nd RAM kit = might have to turn the Kraken.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm I didn't even think about that, thanks! I suppose 32 GB is a bit excessive anyway.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I Have the same board with the first slot populated by identical RAM and the same cooler in the same position, you won't need to turn the Kraken.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

What do you think about the motherboard? I heard people complain for lack of RGB header?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Le Fractal Design Define C Windows/TG + Mini C Windows/TG avec le S340, je crois que ce sont les plus beaux boitier qui existe, peut être avec le 400c aussi mais dans tout les cas super pc !

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering, do you run your drives in any sort of RAID or are they all just appearing as separate drives?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The two 128 GB drives are running in RAID0. I used them as a boot drive for my old pc, I'm surprised they still work (one of them is 5 years old).

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What the differences between X62 and X52 ?

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

x52 is 240mm wide, x62 is 280mm

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Oscar Romero Carter?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you OC the 8700k to?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not going to bother OCing until I delid and apply LM, it's running quite warm as it is.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, I must be tired today. I didn't read the heading "to do".

xD

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Not that I think you need advice, but if you did I'd mention the Rockit88.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build. Makes me want to swap my radiator around :D

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for it! I think it would make your build look a bit more tidy :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of crazy how I have the exact same parts arriving in the next couple days (minus the drives and PSU). Was worried about the X52 clearance with the Trident Z. Reassuring seeing your build work out. Beautiful build!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any issues with the NZXT Kraken x62? I read that some were having issues with the software and they didn't recommend it. However, out of all the 8700k builds on this site, 8 have used the x62 so it has to be good. Thanks!

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

The software is a bit iffy at the moment but I got it working how I want it to. Hopefully they will improve it with time. It cools really well and looks amazing which are the reasons I bought it despite hearing about software issues and pump failures.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

have you had trouble with heat? specifically from the gpu and drive cages? I wish there was some airflow to that hdd

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues here! The 2x 140mm fans I mounted to the front provide plenty of fresh air for the gpu. Its fans only hit about 50% speed on stock settings at full load, but I usually push them to 75% just to keep it relatively cool (~50°C vs 70+). Personally, I rarely use my spinning hdd so heat isn't a problem there. It is possible to mount a single 3.5" drive in place of the hdd cage which would provide better passive cooling, and I'm sure you could stick a small (>100mm) fan in front of it under the shroud if you wanted.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you considered trying the rad as intake? It might lower your CPU temps quite alot without acceting the GPU too much. Worth a try at least.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I planned to do initially, sadly the 1080ti is too long to fit that config.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Can he mount those fans on top of the radiator and still maintain it being top mounted or would that cause issues? If not, how would the fans mounted in the front of the case need to be configured?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question for you, are you aware if you can run an m.2 sata ssd off of that m.2 nvme drive via the bios?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

What intake fans did you use in this build?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Just some old NZXT ones. I should probably upgrade them to fans with higher flowrate.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the z370-g?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a solid board, but I seem to be getting some strange sound artifacts. Not sure exactly what is causing it though.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang that's a nice PC. I see a custom loop in your future.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

My previous build was an over the top custom loop (cooled the CPU, 3 GPUs, and 2 areas of my mobo with dual pumps and 2 massive rads). I was going for a more modest (and more affordable) appearance with this one which I think turned out nicely.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

What color are the heatsinks on your asus motherboard. Are they silver or more of a darker gray. I can't tell lol. And nice build +1.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Darker gray. Thanks :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to do anything special for the top-mount radiator to work? I have same mobo with a clc240, slightly slimmer rad and fans with vengeance led, for me it appears it was about 4mm too think to fit properly. Thanks.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Luckily everything just barely fit without modification (I was about to take a dremel to the ram heatsinks!). The DIMMs just barely touch the rad :)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I in fact did have to do that, had to dremel down the radiator shroud almost all the way down to the fin array and radiator itself, corsair vengeance LED. It ended up fitting, by about 2.5mm. 2 hour job for anyone potentially in the same boat, at least try to keep that boat out of the water. ;)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

th-th-th-those cable management skills... T-T

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! but when I look at your psu, it has 3 saga cables, but but your cooler, crucial ssd, sandisk ssd, 840 pro and the hdd are 5 data powered items! Care telling me your wizardry?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

There are two modular cables each with 3 SATA power connectors. One of them is hidden :)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm curious, how many system fan headers does the board come with?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there, how were you able to sync everything without RGB headers on the motherboard?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I am litterally thinking of doing the exact same build, prior to this.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

by far the best build i have seen

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

wait does this board have good oc

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it possible to get RGB fans working with the MB? Thanks bud

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint your pci brackets?

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