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Wifes Gaming Rig - S340 elite (white)

by Dsmking90

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93 Comments

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Date Published

Feb. 22, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.12 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

Description

My wife was interested in getting involved with the PC gaming community and I was more then happy about that. Well, I may have suggested that she get into it but still. nonetheless she was interested in having a rig built. Hated most every case that i think most PC enthusiasts would find to be top tier. In the end we ended up going with the S340 elite in white to match her theme of white and aqua/teal.

i5-6600k was chosen since she does not have any intentions of doing any productivity such as editing... strictly gaming and general tasks. No overclocking on that CPU yet but hoping to get into it soon.

Corsair H50 cpu cooler was chosen due to a great sale that we got on it.

Asus ROG rx480 8gb was used in this build... im not brand loyal im value conscious. my rig has a gtx 1070 and for the money we decided to go with the amd rx480 over the gtx 1060. Also, we are able to get a freesync monitor and actually use the feature instead of having to spend extra for a Gsync monitor.

Asus Z170-ar motherboard was used in this build, also due to a great sale price. Had an issue updating the motherboard drivers but in the end was able to get everything to work. It looks great and the white accents help the overall build concept.

G.Skill TridentZ RGB ram... omg this ram is so nice IMO. some people may think its over the top to have rgb ram but hey... to each their own. one of the first builds that I've seen that have this ram. i love it... kinda jealous also.

OCZ 120 gb ssd for windows os and the standard wd blue 1tb hdd

Corsair cxm 450w semi modular psu worked perfect for this build... bought some aqua/teal cable extensions and they look awesome

nzxt s340 elite white case is sexyyyyy i love it. second time building in this case and its a breeze. i have the same case but in white. it is just SIMPLE and CLEAN.... kinda like how i love my cars (other passion)

overall this PC is doing everything we wanted it too. gaming at great frame rates but most importantly now we can both spend time together doing something we both enjoy. cheesy? maybe... whatevs

p.s We're in the process of working on getting her all her peripherals such as keyboard and monitor. She is using the logitech g933 snow edition headset and a ajazz mouse. Work in progress.

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brodes20 5 points 25 months ago

I love everything about this build! The color scheme is excellent and all of the components seem to tie into each other. For the parts that you have in this rig, you get a lot of computer for around $1000. Props to you good sir and excellent build!

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 4 points 25 months ago

Thanks a bunch! Tried to be smart with the parts choices and their cost.

InvaderGir 3 points 25 months ago

Damn that's a sexy build!

Think you could take some pics of the entire setup?

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Yeah i could definitely do that... still a work in progress as we're working on getting her keyboard and monitor. But absolutely

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Updated pics

InvaderGir 1 point 25 months ago

What keyboard is that, it looks sick!

Zanex123 1 Build 3 points 24 months ago

After a bit of searching I found it: RK PRO104

InvaderGir 1 point 24 months ago

Wow thanks!

syg101 3 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

This is honestly one of the most beautiful builds i've seen on this site. Absolutely amazing. +1

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks a lot bud! I appreciate the kind words. This is my second PC build so that means a lot!

syg101 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

ur welcome! it might be too soon, but I'm calling feature...

ev4n 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Love the RAM :D

Lyrix 2 points 25 months ago

damn! looks amazing! 1+!

maverickvii 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Gorgeous build and super clean!

Slurth 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Man what a beauty, +1.

Flinjos91 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

This has to be the best looking build under $1000. Great job!

4saim 2 points 25 months ago

Where did you get the custom cable extensions from? This is an awesome build btw.

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Kobra is the company and newegg sells them. Thanks though!

4saim 1 point 25 months ago

thank you, i'm planning on building a new pc and want to go all out with it :)

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

niceeee good luck

Pixal 2 points 24 months ago

Your wife's PC is better than mine

I'm Jealous ( I wish I knew how to make text larger)

+1

BlazeDeltaForce 2 points 23 months ago

Beautiful pictures and nice build! I really like the color scheme as it also will apply to my future PC. But the best part is how you managed to get all of this for under $1000.

Courtney77 2 points 20 months ago

Beautiful build!

SirMints 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Really really good lookin build. Those memory sticks have the perfect pop in an otherwise well balanced theme.

I dig it very much! I hope the wife enjoys it. Kudos!

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks bud! We're waiting for the gskill software so we can tie it into the theme perfect

newbee_in_pc 1 point 25 months ago

Whats in the front that you used to put your headset. Is that included in the case?

Stonearm6 2 points 25 months ago

NZXT sell them, they call it a puck, it under accessories, here a link to it https://www.nzxt.com/product-overview/puck and i believe some of the NZXT cases come with one but im not a 100% sure on that, NZXT is the only seller i know of.

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Right now it's only included with the S340 Elite.

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Headset puck and yes it's included with the case... however it's available for purchase seperately

newbee_in_pc 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks for the answers :)

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Absolutely!

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Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Very clean construction i love +1

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks bud!

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Is your SSD a OZ TL100? Since the part list confused me for a moment.

Otherwise, this build is beautiful. I'm certain your wife appreciates you for doing this and is enjoying it very much. Well done! +1

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

It is... had to adjust the ssd and the mobo since pcpartpicker didn'thave those options for some reason

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

You can add your SSD with the URL when adding Another Custom Part and than select "Create Part". It worked for me.

-> https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-OCZ-TL100-120GB-TL100-25SAT3-120G/dp/B01LZ09A68/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1487739603&sr=1-1

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Nice! Thanks for the info

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Of course and no problem.

Potatoman01 1 point 25 months ago

That looks amazing. Very nice build and pics. Good to see another non-brand loyal gpu buyer... Hard to find those kinds of people... +1, Nice Build, Happy wife, Happy life.

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Haha yeah my buddies hardcore nvidia but I'm over here like ..... but why? Lol and absolutely very true statement indeed

kalibur07 1 point 25 months ago

looks gorgeous man!!! Is the video card lighting up or is that from the ram lights?

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Video card has a rgb backplate so yeah that's the card.

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Awesome build +1. What mouse is that?

AwesumEdPC 1 point 25 months ago

Saw first image Instant +1

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Haha thanks!

seanbarkley 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Really beautiful and tidy biuld +1. BTW, ur mouse rocks!

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks! I'll take credit for the mouse lol i found it online and she loved it.

Matthewgrossman 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

You mind if I download the picture of the gpu? Probably won't do anything with it but it's an awesome picture.

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Lol you're good. Download it if you'd like

Matthewgrossman 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Ok, thanks!

Justinf1998 1 point 25 months ago

I neeeeed that mouse, what is it called please

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago
adamriguez 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Yo.

Really really love this one. The aesthetic is so cool (literally) and even the RAM works well with this build. I'm currently building a PC with the NZXT S340 White and it was nice to see a build to get me even more excited about what's to come.

The white SSD works well with this also!

+1!!!

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks bud! Like i said I'm kinda jealous of some of her parts. And nice bet your eager to get your build done!

Zanex123 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

This is a fantastic PC! I was wondering where you got those extension cables (THEY LOOK NICE!)

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Newegg sells them by a brand called Kobra. They have some unique colors. Nobody else had anything close to the color we wanted. They have a few unique color options. Check them out.

Zanex123 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Cool thanks!

Zanex123 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

BTW there was staff on your build...feature??

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Updated some pics with full setup. still waiting on monitor to arrive and after that we are alllll done.... i think lol

Dirtylarry 1 point 24 months ago

What keyboard is that?

mrdudeperson449 1 point 24 months ago

What are those keyboard and mouse accessories names man I MUST KNOW!!

Zanex123 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Real quick, sorry to keep coming back to this but it's so nice, but did you place a second intake fan in the front in the other spot?

albertofel 1 point 24 months ago

Nice build! What kind of keyboard is that?

ItsEloy 1 point 24 months ago

Not sureally if you still read the comments but this pc is insane for its process range. It has both my favorite colors and a well balanced theme. Also, did the 6600k get overclocked?

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Yes it's over clocked to 4.4ghz I believe

riskybiz1285 6 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Where'd you get the cable extensions? I can only find really expensive like full $100 sets for fully modular PSU's. How do these work with semi-modular?

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

They are perfect for semi modular and cheap. Newegg has them

rossdota 1 point 22 months ago

hello and good day Dsmking90!

awesome build! love the clean white looking monster. Curious though, since i have a motherboard that has no aura sync same as yours. how were you able to make the lights work on the RGB ram? hoping for your favorable response. thank you and God bless.

rollindadice 1 point 22 months ago

Awesome neat build, what's name of that Headset rubber holder thing, that's holding the headset up at the front.

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Nzxt puck comes with the PC case but can be bought seperately

rollindadice 1 point 22 months ago

I noticed someone asked same question up top, thanks .

ryanimplicity 1 point 22 months ago

NZXT Puck

Ametista 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

One of my favorite builds. I like the keyboard too but I can't detect the brand, what is that?

ryanimplicity 2 points 22 months ago

RK PRO104

plzDonateAgame 1 point 22 months ago

Cleanest Setup I have ever seen. Awesome choice of parts too! 10/10 IGN

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Thanks!!!

plzDonateAgame 1 point 22 months ago

Also, Keyboar and Mouse links?

baileyrenshaw 1 point 21 months ago

hey I'm from Australia and I'm just wondering, where did you order the parts from because pcpartpicker doesn't stock half of the things from here, thanks

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

It was mostly Newegg got some stuff from outletpc too. Just whoever had the best prices

Aidanm77 1 point 20 months ago

Sorry for the stupid question, but where are the 3rd set of cables? I see the GPU ones, and the 24 pin ones on the right, but where are the 3rd set?

RileyChesters 1 point 19 months ago

Top left corner on the top of the motherboard! That's the 8-pin EPS cpu cable! :)

RileyChesters 1 point 19 months ago

Hello! Can you reply with a link to the sleeved cables you used? Also were they premade or did you have to sleeve them yourself?

Lovely build may I add, very clean!

RileyChesters 1 point 19 months ago

Nevermind! Found them! I'll have to order them from america though, hopefully you don't mine slightly copying your build? :P

Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Lol not at all!!!

pbroache 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Do you happen to remember where you got that color cable extensions?

NishPat 1 point 7 months ago

Nice clean build, exactly what I was looking for...I'm gonna get something really close to this. Great Job!! Where did you get those custom cables from?

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philip staff 10 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

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Jokin_Is_Here 1 point 25 months ago

ok

Zanex123 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Lmao

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rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

is it just me or is this dude's comment empty?

Ryuhara 1 point 25 months ago

Looks empty to me too

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Dsmking90 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Yeah she has some off the first sticks i think. I know it wasn't available but for maybe 3 days when she bought it.