I'm a big Fallout fan, so jumped on this Fallout Nuka-Cola case as soon as it was available from NZXT. It's been a number (8) years since my last build, so it was about time. Since I bought the Nuka-Cola motherboard cover as well, I was locked into the NZXT N7 Z370 motherboard. Main purpose of this build is to play Cyberpunk 2077, Fallout 76, and Fallout 4 w/mods. Secondary purpose is for my web development business.
Biggest issue was getting the 970 Evo to work with the N7 Z370 motherboard. Initially my Windows 10 install couldn't see the drive. I'm not sure if it was just swapping it to the correct port, or finding the correct settings in the BIOS that got it working.
A couple small complaints about the N7 Z370 motherboard. A defective standoff caused some confusion, but there was a replacement spare included with the packaging. Also, one of the screws for the M.2 connector is practically welded to it's standoff; making it virtually unusable. I'll need a replacement if I want to use another M.2 drive.
Final issue was the case fans connecting to the motherboard. The H700 had the three front case fans on a splitter. Plugging that directly to the system fan port on the motherboard prevented all fans from running. Once I removed the splitter and plugged the fans into the individual system fan ports, all fans started working correctly.
• The power supply is too much. I'm at peace with this.
• Using Cooler Master fans instead of NZXT fans was a matter of cost. I had to cut corners in a few places. It's annoying to use two different programs to control the colors, but I'm good with that for now.
• Windows 10 showed up in disc form instead of USB. Had to cannibalize an older system for a DVD drive to get Windows installed.
• I fully plan on getting an AIO NZXT cooler for the CPU, but using the air cooled G100M is a cost saver for now. Once I get a better cooler, I'll overclock the chip as well.
• Cable management on the H700 cases is a lot better than I imagined. Never even bothered with cables before, but this was relatively easy.
• Should I vertical mount the graphics card? Yes, yes I should.
• Still have a few cable bits to clean up. Fans at the top, and the GPU power in the back of the case. Other than that, lookin' good!