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Modern NZXT Setup - first PC Build

by CmdJarvis

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79 Comments

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Date Published

June 5, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.56GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.0GHz

Description

My first PC build. The main things I was aiming to do with it are gaming and photo editing (Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop) followed by general pc use and software development (maybe running an Ubuntu VM if I decide not to dual boot). My plan is to upgrade my monitor to a curved ultra wide but I'm probably going to wait for the HDR curves to come out.

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iPxn3z 1 Build 21 points 21 days ago

WOOD you look at this

All seriousness, clean build mate ! +1

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 3 points 21 days ago

Upvote for puns.

Wolf88 2 Builds 5 points 21 days ago

Your setup gave me wood. plus one.

SirHalpin 1 Build 3 points 21 days ago

waaaaaaaaaaaaaoooooooooooooooooow. Simple, powerful, and clean; all you can ask for. +1

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

Squirrelchucker9 2 Builds 3 points 21 days ago

Stunning display. Inwin looks like it might have cases with wood on them soon. Maybe keep an eye out for them ;)

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

Yeah I saw those the other day on HardwareCanucks. A little too late now though as I'm probably not going to rebuild.

whitevlog 3 points 21 days ago

the contrass is next level\

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

Dovah17 3 points 21 days ago

Love the build, basically my dream build. Link to the wallaper and other like that one?

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

Thanks. Here is the wallpaper: https://free4kwallpapers.com/no-watermarks/originals/2015/07/15/minimalist-deer.jpg

I found it originally by googling "minimalist wallpaper"

luisjone 2 Builds 3 points 21 days ago

+1 Well done Sir. RBGs but tasteful, indeed a rare sight.

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks and I agree. I think if you are careful RGB is a great way to breath new life into a setup and even an entire room that would normally require an expensive rebuild/redesign.

Dave_6 1 Build 3 points 21 days ago

Wow, that's a stunning setup!

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

HeinzStuhlgang 3 points 21 days ago

Nice! Love your build!

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

syg101 3 Builds 2 points 21 days ago

great build and amazing setup dude! +1!

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

SneakierEmperor 1 Build 2 points 21 days ago

This is super clean! I love it. +1

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

FREEZExFRAME 1 Build 2 points 21 days ago

Love the look +1

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 days ago

Thanks

MaximilianZ 2 points 21 days ago

I'm not into wood setups, but ur setup looks really nice :D great job. Maybe consider drewing a hole for the keyboard cable.

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

Thanks. I just can't bring myself to put a hole in the desk. I'm hoping that when I upgrade my monitor I can do something about that cable then.

Tandy 2 points 21 days ago

AWESOME MAN!!!!!! This pc is so peacfull!

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

MannyPCs 2 points 21 days ago

+1 for the wooden keyboard rest, makes it feel classy

This is a great build

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks. I got the keyboard rest from massdrop if anyone is interested. It's the NPKC Wooden Wrist Rest https://www.massdrop.com/buy/36602

MannyPCs 1 point 20 days ago

Dang, I have to be a member to look at the products, but thanks for showing me

Ametista 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

I love everything about this build! Which camera did you use?

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 days ago

Thanks. The camera was a Nikon D810 using three lenses. The Nikon 85mm f1.4, Nikon 14-24 F2.8 and the Nikone 50mm f1.8.

soccerkingpilot 1 Build 2 points 20 days ago

I appreciate you taking proper photos. People spend $4,000 on a computer and can't be bothered to hold their iPhone still when they take a photo!

bradgnoyes 3 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

Great looking setup. Get some cable combs for those gpu and psu cables! Such a well taken care of setup deserves those combs!

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

Good idea, I didn't know about those. I'll look into them.

bradgnoyes 3 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

They're just little things but they go a long way to keep your build looking tidy. Check out my builds if you want to see how they look. I use different kinds on each one.

Techmaster123Xd 1 point 21 days ago

Nice clean beautiful setup!

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

kreegz 1 point 21 days ago

I envy your neatness...

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Haha, some of that neatness may have come from taking the photos.

Aguy12 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

Looks awesome!

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

Domesticated.Man 1 point 20 days ago

Do you wake up in the morning walk by your office and say. "Mornin' Wood!"

JheyoDELperu 1 point 20 days ago

i adore your setup..nice ! +1

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

edselholden 1 point 20 days ago

HOW ARE THE TEMPS

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

I don't check the temps that much but I haven't run into any issues there yet. We'll see what happens when I upgrade to a higher resolution monitor later on.

Camden92 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Aesthetically pleasing :)

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

soccerkingpilot 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Did you make the wrist rest?

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 days ago

Nope, I happened to find the wrist rest on massdrop. It's a NPKC Wooden Wrist Rests https://www.massdrop.com/buy/36602. It was hard to find them elsewhere so that is where I got it. I think you can find some on Amazon though.

TheRealJerimiahJohnson 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

glorious makes wood rests now.

skoop321 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Hey just a question; I'm looking at closed loop cooling, and I was wondering why you chose the NZXT Kraken over a Corsair Hydro or similarly priced one. How happy are you with its performance? So far has it been worth the cash? I heard that Corsair has better quality control and possibly better or equal performance. It does look damn good with that infinity mirror though.

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

So honestly the number one reason why I chose the Kraken is because it just looks really really good. That said, from all the research I did before buying, people seemed to be happy with it and the performance was also quite good from reviewer benchmarks. So far, I think its great. No temp issues, not crazy loud, and it's probably the best looking closed loop cooling system available today.

TheRealJerimiahJohnson 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

and CAM is an amazing software, especially when comparing to corsair.

breakerion 2 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

EXCELLENT overall look and match of that setup, no pimp or extras needed, I just wished the case was black to pop those yellow/wood tones more, but nicely done indeed, cheers! SUperb great job for a first time, EnJoY!!

JackOfSpades789 1 point 20 days ago

I really love the rustic vibe your build is giving off! Speaking of which, have you heard of the wood cases In-Win was demoing at Computex? I think one of those would look really good here!

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks. Yeah I saw those a couple days ago and thought they would work great here. I don't see myself rebuilding at this point though.

TheRealJerimiahJohnson 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

are you german?

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

No, I'm not.

digil 1 point 20 days ago

Get some cable combs and that will be one of the cleanest builds I have seen. Really nice!

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 days ago

Someone mentioned that and I didn't know about them. I'm going to be getting some though.

Norcla 2 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

Looks amazing and super clean! Well done! :)

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks

jin0425 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Wow, how can your first build be so clean and sleek?!! Do you have any resource( a YouTube video guide or something similar) that you used to build your computer?

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

I watched some videos of builds using this case (usually reviews). Some from bigger YouTubers like HardwareCanucks and BitWit, others from people just posting about their build. There are a few videos I found where the person recorded their entire S340 elite build which was helpful. Another very helpful thing I did was find pictures of peoples builds here on PCPartPicker where they used the same parts to see how they wired things.

jin0425 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Oh thanks! I guess I should check those out for my first build too.

krapphlat 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

I got wood, but seriously. Why does everything here look so organic! 1+

pattont 1 point 17 days ago

Any chance you would post a pic of inside the window at where you put the LED Strip? I absolutely love this case and your design choice!

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 days ago
pattont 1 point 10 days ago

thanks!!

Kshitijgoel15 1 point 16 days ago

Omg

Kadomex 1 point 11 days ago

100th +1

aye B)

Bojones37 1 point 11 days ago

getting the same case, noob question. What is the point of getting two different sized nzxt case fans?

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 days ago

I got the 140mm to allow moving as much air as possible. My assumption is that the more air moved supports better thermals.

TheProSeidon 1 point 9 days ago

Hey! Beautiful build! Quick question tho! What's the monitor you've got???

CmdJarvis submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

It's a Dell u2414h

stevetalkowski 1 point 5 days ago

Gorgeous build, and love the minimal RGB lighting. Combing through everyone's builds as I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on component orders myself.

GusHus 1 point 2 days ago

Very nice setup. I've got a question regarding GPU temps. I'm running a similar setup but with an Asus GTX 1080TI OC 11GB. The card is running very hot way above 70°C. I also have almost no air traveling through the radiator of the Kraken X62.

How do you keep your card cool?

Thanks