This is a brand new build, starting from scratch. Will be used mainly for Music Production and Gaming. This build was inspired by another PC Part Picker build called Morningrise. I made a few adjustments, I hope you like it!
You have your GTX 970 in the X4 PCI, you're gonna wanna move it to the X16. Good build though. Enjoy.
Aha, rookie mistake!
What do you think of the QNIX? I've been looking at buying one but worried about getting one with dead/stuck pixels or bad BLB.
This is just a guess, but I think the Kraken hoses are longer than most AIO coolers (Corsairs). I've seen builds in this case and with that cooler that puts the hoses directly on the GPU back plate and causes it to sag when using that slot.
You're right, the hoses are longer. But buckeye is right about moving it the upper slot. Get more bandwidth from the x16 than from the x4.
Kinda a bummer it looks sooo much better (less cramped) in the x4 slot
True, this just means you need to get a second 970 to equal it out!
Very nice. I love how you set up the desk. +1
Don't know why this doesn't have more likes, this is awesome. Always been a sucker for the Kraken and it does look cool with the window by the side. Nice deal on the Chroma also, good luck with the music production +1
Yeah, Kraken is badass and looks great!
I love this build and I love your setup and room. +1
Been looking at builds for weeks and slowly adding my best of the best choices.... it's pretty much your build. Really like it. I have a few questions for you:
When you moved the GPU back up to the proper slot, did you have issues with the Kraken hoses resting on it and causing it to sag?
I was thinking I might need the 2m NZXT light strand. Do you think 2m is too long for this case?
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
I did move the GPU up, but didn't notice too much difference in terms of performance so I moved it back down where it looks much more spacious and clean.
While in the top position, the hoses barely touched the GPU, so I didn't notice any sinking. But I only had it up there for about a day.
The 1m light strand is enough to go around the bottom and right edge of the case.. It works great but more length might not hurt for more light around the top and left edge.
Great! Though considering the fans on top have to push through the vent at an angle, you probably would have been better off with two white SP 120 fans from Corsair, which are designed to provide pressure which would help the air go out of the case (while the actual airflow doesn't change so much). 9.8/10 Would rate again
thumbs up! thanks!
Mountain Wallpaper link?
Yeah, I think I just googled 4k wallpapers and this was one that came up that I liked.
Dude I messed up so bad I bought the wrong colored ram so my red ram sits in a white case now your ram makes me jealous O.o I wanted dominator platinums too expensive though :/ cheaped out and got red now regret it
Ya I went big on the MB and the RAM, no doubt. But I definitely don't regret it. :)