Description

Fiance really likes the NZXT Manta Case and it was sitting in the corner for the last couple of months, and she expressed her want for a light gaming rig so I grabbed all my spare and experimental parts.

Part Reviews

CPU

ES Chip has been awesome, got 2 on ebay for $200. I have only tested one as shown, and been able to get it to 3.7 stable but was able to clock it up to 3.9 just when any encoding happened it would fail.

Motherboard

One of the few motherboards with a specific bios that can boot the ES CPU. This was my first ASrock motherboard and now I am a fan. Very straight forward build process no usb3.0 in the middle, and advanced UEFI was clean and understandable, it even had a QR code area for more information on menus and or settings you were adjusting. 10/10

Memory

Awesome ram that I never knew existed until I went through all the ram modules on pcpp. Heat spreaders are very tall so I could not see this ram being witha large cpu air cooler. The lighting is smooth and not overpowering

Case

The prettiest Case imo that has been created. I really wish NZXT would remodel this case for MATX. Very tight space to build in but the curves just make the case beautiful.

Case Fan

These fans are great when the build is complete and all the wires are tucked away. Building and navigating the daisy chain of wires is fun and challenging, but the end product is a work of art great job NZXT

Case Fan

These fans are great when the build is complete and all the wires are tucked away. Building and navigating the daisy chain of wires is fun and challenging, but the end product is a work of art great job NZXT

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Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey bud. This looks fantastic.

I'm assuming you have the Hue+ for the fans. Did you use any of the LED strips or is all of the lighting purely from the AER RGB's and the x62?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Used NZXT LED strips that came with the Hue +

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there! Aesthetically in regards to the Aer RGB fans would it look better to have: 2 x 140mm + 1 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm fans?

just wondering if the smaller radius of the smaller fan is noticable. From what I can tell in the images its not but I would love to hear your personal thoughts :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

That has not crossed my mind. The only extra fans from my build I had were 2 x 140mm, and 1 x 120mm AER RGB fans, so that's what went into her build. but 280mm radiator is in the top so I put the 140's there for cooling. If that was not there, I do feel 2 120s in the top would leave open space.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much Blue JeanBaby

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