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So I traded in my H100i GTX for two Zalman LQ320's so that I could cool both the CPU and GPU for the same cost. i replaced my old interior red lights with NZXT's 1M strip red led's which give it a softer illumination. I purchased the NZXT Kraken G10 bracket to house the LQ320 on the GPU and it brought my gaming temps to ~60C MAX! I am very pleased with the results, and running my FX8350 at 4.5Ghz, I currently have it set at 1.425V and only reach 54C Max with IBT standard testing. My final upgrade at this time has been trading in my 1080 21.5 inch monitor for the Asus PB287Q, which is a 4k 28" monitor. The difference is night and day and I can run some games like WoW/Need for Speed in 4k fine while I downgrade to 1440p for games like GTA V and maintain solid 60 FPS. I have contemplated my purchase of the 8350 when I built this, but everything I've read has said that the switching over to intel, although would bring some performance increase, would not be mind blowing in difference so I shall stay team red..hoping Zen will blow my socks off! Thanks for looking and be sure to comment or ask questions!

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I have never seen a Zalman AIO cooler, nice build. Is your GPU sagging a bit?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The lq320 was a great investment (got two for $85 after rebate). My GPU probably is sagging, I think it has something to do with the s340 case, but usually I use the PCI cables to support it better. Thanks for checking it out!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Countless build with KRaken G10 brackets on their GPU have had problems with GPU sag, it's nothing new. Buying a stand for your GPU or finding someting to hold it could help.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine has sagged since I got this case, but as of now I'm using the support of the cables to keep it a little straighter and it seems to be working. Thank you for the info though :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 on cables & FX 8350

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I need to go back through and tidy some things up, but thank you for the +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a very snazzy looking cooler. Red, my fave colour! Great job!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the comment!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

your vid card is sagging, i know someone said this one out but i wanna say it too XD though im still gonna give +1 to it :) love the NZXT on the front panel!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yes, my GPU likes to sag a bit with this case in particular. Thank you for the +1 regardless!