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NZXT Phantom 530 GTX 780/4670k
by JonSC
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Description

Before researching for my new rig, I never heard of NZXT. After seeing the work of art the Phantom 530 is, I redid my room and cleaned my desk just so I would be able to have it on my desk instead of the floor. As for the components, I wanted performance without really overdoing anything. I'm really happy with how it came out, I am definitely a huge fan of NZXT now and I am looking at sleeved cables for the future.

Unfortunately I go away for college and I miss this computer all the time. I have a micro-ATX rig that I bring with me there.

*It is a 770 in the photos but I have a 780 now, the photo is not updated.

Part List
Details
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate941MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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srs922 [1 Build] 5 points 4 months ago

That looks like a GTX 770 in the picture.

 
 
Norm101 [2 Builds] 2 points 4 months ago

It certainly does

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srs922 [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

It's clearly a 770 man. IDK if he got the wrong GPU or is a really bad liar.

 
 
JonSC [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

Yup, it is a 770 in the photo, will get around to updating that photo when I return home for spring break. Not trying to lie!

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JonSC [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

You are correct, it shows a 770 in the photos but I replaced it with a 780 but didn't update the photos yet. Sorry about the confusion!

 
 
srs922 [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Just a curious thought. Do you still have that GTX 770 in the photo? If so I'm so willing to buy it.

 
 
JonSC [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Sorry, sold it as soon as I got the 780 in!

 
 
srs922 [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Awwwww that's cool then. Great build though! I was hoping to get that exact model of the 770 because I'm not looking forward to paying $380 bucks for it.

 
 
CaptainWoopy 4 points 4 months ago

Fantastic setup and a beautiful PC!

 
 
shawnshibu123 3 points 4 months ago

Did you get the wrong gnu? Because that cooler marks 'GTX 770'..

 
 
JonSC [Submitter] [1 Build] 0 points 4 months ago

Sorry! It has a 780 but the photos were taken when it had a 770. I will update the photos this week.

 
 
Catalyzer [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

I'm Blown Away , you really did an amazing job there bro ! Amazing lightning from the Hue ! Also 2 screens ... :)

 
 
Samtana78 2 points 4 months ago

Love that case and the lighting you added. Excellent build!

 
 
nhall.bob 2 points 4 months ago

Absolutely Incredible!!!

 
 
xx116xx [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

You take the best pics, man. I agree, NZXT is great. I only have one thing from them, but I still call them my favorite PC parts manufacturer.

 
 
GMAN-DV8 2 points 4 months ago

Amazing setup, very nice

 
 
xxhansonmaxx 1 point 4 months ago

sweet build, whats your camera called?

 
 
vulkan 1 point 4 months ago

I think this is awesome for the money, but is the psu enough for any future upgrades such as two way sli? Besides that Awesome build great work, love the lighting!

 
 
linsyschopman 1 point 4 months ago

No it's not or it will atleast cut it very close. Think you'll have to grab a proper 850W for 780 sli

 
 
Zynchronize [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

It will support it, with about 40W to spare, though adding more drives could change that.

 
 
linsyschopman 1 point 4 months ago

if it's a 770 then yes, with the 780 i'm pretty sure under full load you're going to have a problem.

 
 
Deadoutbreak 1 point 4 months ago

You leave this at home? Why would you neglect it like that?! +1

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

awesome! what TV is that?

 
 
marhault18 [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Looks good man. +1 Big fan of NZXT myself!

 
 
jdavis45 [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

I love the lighting! Very nice build!

 
 
Jeremy9000 [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

This is a really nice build

 
 
Bajubom 1 point 4 months ago

That green light, so sexy, i could hear splinter cell theme playing

 
 
Rakirs [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Great build and great camera

 
 
immaman1992 [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Tuniq TX-2 thermal paste is actually less expensive and keeps your CPU a lot cooler then any arctic silver paste. It comes highly recommended on many geek websites over any arctic silver paste. Don't know why there's a big arctic silver craze. Lol. My only suggestion to you out of your build, the rest is perfect and is how I plan to build mine only I'm getting 8GB of ram and a GTX 780ti.

 
 
Vas65mar 1 point 4 months ago

Ic díamond is viewed as the best thermal paste by Linustechtips and other reputable computer geniuses

 
 
immaman1992 [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

I'm talking price efficiency, not the best of the best. Tuniq TX-2 is around $6.94 for a 3.5g tube. While IC Diamond is around $14.85 for a 4.8g tube and $8 for a 1.5g tube. While IC Diamond might be the best, it's barely got Tuniq TX-2 beat. Price efficiency is what a lot of people look for anyways. But I have to say, Arctic Silver Thermal Paste has a lot of horrible reviews and a lot of them have horrible heat transfer capabilities but people keep buying it. I don't get it lol.

 
 
Vas65mar 1 point 4 months ago

Actually, the article mx-4 is pretty highly rated along with the other products from article silver. Ncix does a review on the thermal pastes they have in stock. The 1.5 gram ic diamond is $6 not 8.

 
 
istealunderwear [7 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

pretty sure coollaboratory liquid ultra/pro, is the best. It's harder to use but it really gives awesome temps. If you wanna dellid a CPU aswell, It's Liquid Pro/ultra all the way.

 
 
YodelingTerror 1 point 4 months ago

Really nice pics!!

 
 
Mincading [10 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

what are your micro atx rig's specs? i wanna know!! :D

 
 
walkingdead431 [2 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

when I looked at the first photo I was blow away. I don't get impressed that easily but this is a thing of beauty

 
 
TNTrocks123 [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

2600 dollars and no i7???

 
 
JonSC [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Well the price includes everything including the peripherals and screens. I did not feel an i7 was necessary.

 
 
Silent_Assassin 1 point 4 months ago

Is there room above the H100i to fit 2x200mm fans?

 
 
James710 1 point 4 months ago

I'm getting almost the exact build but I went with white led and white 530. Planing on making the window frosted over +1 for awsome build +1 for almost the same build lol +1000000000 for amazing cable management

 
 
Silversurfer789 1 point 3 months ago

Do the fans have LED's ?

 
 
JonSC [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 3 months ago

Just the side panel case fan.

 
 
TheTekJake [1 Build] 1 point 3 months ago

I would die for this computer! I have all of the same parts, I just love the way it was done in your build!

1,000,000+ if I could :)

Where did you get those kick-ass wallpapers? Mind dropping a link? Also, what is that TV backlighting?

 
 
sepnotic [1 Build] 1 point 3 months ago

Great build my friend.

 
 
xolot1 [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

love these photos! Great work! +1 from me

 
 
sepnotic [1 Build] 1 point 13 days ago

Nice build my friend. Love the case too, I have one just like that but with a little bit redesigned :) +1

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 0 points 4 months ago

Oh and how does the 780 handle 1440p gaming?

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 2 points 4 months ago

Its a gtx 770 based on the pictures.

 
 
JonSC [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Yes, the photos show a 770 but I have a 780 in there now, I did not get a chance to update it.

 
 
JonSC [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

The 780 handles 1440p great, with BF4 on max minus AA I get over 60 fps without a struggle.

 
 
18hockey [1 Build] 0 points 4 months ago

ew leds don't match the GTX logo