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My original goal of this build was just to upgrade cpu and motherboard which led into what it is now. I dropped a lot into the cosmetics of it so this is in no way a budget friendly build. If I picked ugly parts I probably could have gotten a 980 and 16gb of ram but, I've got it look at it almost all day so might as well make it pretty.

I choose white and black because its the colors of my cat, Shadow. As well as the nice minimalist feel they have to them. I use this computer for school work and gaming, in terms of core parts its pretty cookie cutter aside from the kraken which is a rare find here in Canada at least.

I was actually quite pleased with the cooler on the MSI gtx 970, the only reason I put the kraken on it was because of the extra few mm the thermal armor makes the motherboard sit out the heat pipes on the 970 were stopping me from closing the side panel. So to combat that I got the kraken which was, interesting to install. In such a cramped place there was a lot of stretching but it is diffidently possible.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 5 points

-1 for talking about cat but not showing cat. :P

+2 for a f***ing epic build.

<3

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Oops my bad! He's hard to get a picture of, any ways here is a picture of him in the shed we built for him. http://imgur.com/a/ywNWS

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

upvote for 'Murica

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint the thermal armour? If so, what paint did you use? Thanks, and +1 for a nice build!

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Yep, I used flexidip (home depot alternative to plastidip). It's nice cause if you mess up you can just peel it off, pretty cheap too I'd recommend it.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the information!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

great build, i will use Gryphon in my next build, and this same case. I can't wait. your looks great, hope my build will too. +1

adding some white extension for 24 pin would look great

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Custom sleeved cables is next on my list, I wanna do them myself. A word of caution to you that I did not take into account when I planned the build is that the backplate of the thermal armor makes the motherboard stick out a bit further than usual so with some gpus, ie: MSI 970, the heatpipes stick out a little bit blocking the side panel. Also with the armor its kinda hard to stick a gpu in as you have to work with angles but it is possible.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I use gigabyte r9 280 windforce I think it should fit it's not much wide

Update photos when you install cables. It should look very nice

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It took me a while to find the AIO rad for the GPU! Very clever +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I think it looks quite clean aside from the stock cables.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

nice paint mods. you should fill in the lettering on the thermal armor. sneaky gpu cooler too!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, didn't think about that, it would look quite nice. Perhaps when I add more fans and new cables I'll do that as well, thanks for the suggestion!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I have some question . If it possible to SLI with the Kraken G10 in Air 240 ?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be possible but installing it would be a nightmare. If you were to do it id say put the top cards rad in the back of the case and install the 120 rad for the bottom card in the front after you mount it. It is a really tight fit and you would have some of the weight of the top card on the bottom but its do able ya.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank for the answer :D

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, beautiful build. I have an Air 240 and I absolutely love what you got goin on. To be honest, this build helped inspire me to buy the 240.

I did have a question though. Where on earth did you put your radiator for your gpu? I can't find it!

Thanks in advance :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got the 240mm rad in the front which you can see than I stuck the pump and coldplate of the gpu cooler through the rubber grommets from the back and there is a 120mm mount right there on the side panel which I have the rad mounted on

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, Was it easy to get the 120mm rad pump tru the rubber grommets? or did you did any cuts or disconnected the rad? Im really interesting in doing this and i really like the air 240. Thank you for your time

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope was pretty easy, all I did was remove the rubber grommet (which is a pop in/pop out type thing) and slide it through, it was a tight fit but no additional cuts or anything needed to be made to either the case or radiator, both are 100% stock.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Thank you very much for the reply!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you exp lane/take more photos of the GTX 970 out of the case and was it easy to paint the motherboard and graphics card and I want to do it how much paint did you use. Is it hard and so on. +10 for a build just like the one im building.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really want to take the 970/h55 combo out as it took quite a bit of time to get it in nicely. I'll answer specific questions to the best of my ability about cleaning the card, putting the cooler on, and installing it in the case. As for painting the motherboard I did about 6 coats of white flexi-dip (Canadian Plasti-dip, either one works) evenly from about 20cm away with 30min breaks in between coats. Overall I'd say it was intermediate difficulty, a 5 or 6 on a scale of 10.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

looks so sleek man!

question: did you have to mod anything to get the kraken g10 on the gpu? I heard it wasn't compatible and I just sold my GPU so I could get a different model :c would love to buy another if i have confirmation that a g10 can be slapped on it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not have to mod anything. The reason it is listen as incompatible is because on the MSI twin frozr 970 the vrms are on the left side of the gpu die, rather then right side as it is on reference boards. so the fan on the kraken cools nothing and leaves the vrms to passive cooling. It fits just as intended for everything, the only problem is passive cooling for vrms. As long as you have good airflow in your case your vrms will be fine being passively cooled like mine are, but if you're concerned you can get tiny little heatsinks for the vrms for like $7 USD.