Description

Pretty simple run of the mill decent Gaming PC.

Slightly expensive in some instances especially as its only an i3 but paired it with GTX 960 in this instance rather than R9 285.

Its been done in Red and Black Theme in an NZXT S430 ATX Case.

Having used a couple of the bigger brother H440's, this case is easily worth £55 retail price. Excellent cable management, PSU hidden, clean looking front, as I hate the 5.25 Bays.

Added a TX3 cooler just for looks and dropped in second 92mm fan and turned fans down to lowest RPM for pure silence.

Used H97 Board to account for any future upgrades (this h97 will overclock all 'K' processor easily to 4.4/4.5Ghz just not memory)

Used recent acquired GTX 960 as there will be no issues with bottleneck against the i3.

Overall, it looks nice, didn't cost the earth plays pretty much any game, Have been testing GRID Autosport, F1 2014, Dying Light all in 1440p and no issues at all, very smooth. Plus card easily overclocks with no issues concerns with heat as plenty of air flow in this case with 4 fans fitted plus push/pull cooler.

Pleased with outcome, would of been nicer little cheaper, always change fans for slightly cheaper, scrap cooler (stock cooler would of just ruined look) and M.2 SSD was just added as the slot was there.

Have also added NZXT Red LED Braided strip just for added bling.

Some may prefer to remove M.2 which brings it down to further, a replace with 1TB HDD. This build is personal preference but remove M.2 SSD, substitute corsair fans for cheaper and even remove cooler and you can build for around £650, or use the saving and upgrade to i5-4460

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I fall in love with the S340 every time a see it. The new colours really suit it. Love that Palit 960, never seen it before, and your cable management is excellent.

+1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

PALITT xD Hhaahaha Very Nice Build Dude!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The color coordination is strong with this one.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Man this a nice build! Great job with the colour coordination and cable management! So tight! You did well with the parts selection too, got some really good bang-for-buck here and especially when it all looks this good!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That is some prime cable management.

  • 60 months ago
  • -2 points

Liquid cooler like the kraken or corsair h100i would look better. But anythings better than that stock heatsink lol.

looks good.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That's true, I didn't see that he only had an i3. :)

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