Description

This is my primary gaming system. I downsample to 3200x1800 and play just about everything at max settings. I'm currently using Kraken G10s to cool the 290Xs and found a forum explaining how to detach the cooling block from the stock metal base to use for vram and vrm cooling by heating it at 400F and it has produced excellent results. The H110i GT is not supported by the NZXT Phantom but that didn't stop me from using some zip ties to hold it up there (There is plenty of room, the holes just don't match up). Currently playing a lot of Elite: Dangerous, Dying Light, and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

nice job done why you didnt go for Raid 0?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build! how's the new h110i GT? is the pump loud?

+1 :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it a lot, I don't think the pump makes very much noise at all even though I have it set to maximum performance in corsair link. and thank you :D

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the NZXT G10 work with the GPU ram banks around the central GPU chip? My Gigabyte GTX 970 is the same way and i was considering putting on a G10

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Normally when you're using the G10 it does absolutely nothing for them. So in your situation I think you'd be better off with Corsair's gpu cooling bracket so that you get an actual plate that will serve as a heatsink for the memory banks and power delivery. What I actually did was unsolder the mid plate from the reference cooler and use that to cover memory and vrms with thermal pads before putting the g10 over top.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha, mine isn't a reference cooler, so that makes sense. Thanks for your feedback! I don't know what modifications I'd have to make since neither Corsair GPU cooler is designed for the GTX 970, so I suppose I just have to wait for them to release one for the 900 series.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh really? I didn't realize it wasn't compatible, that's too bad. You could possibly still go the kraken route though, I would advise getting some heatsinks for the memory and vrms though.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the Gigabyte versions are set up like the reference R9 290x, so idk if it will work the same way or not.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

can you post a Firestrike benchmark? I wanna see how it does compared to an AMD 8350 + 290 xfire ;) lol

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I will try to remember to do this later today haha.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You should've bought the 8gb 290x I plan on getting it I haven't seen much about it but so far it seems nice (from what I've read).

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It does look pretty nice and I do wish I had it. But I actually bought these two like a month before they announced it lol. I was a little salty at first but what can you do, ya know?