I had been mulling over building a PC for a while and truly, visiting this site on a whim is what finally sparked me. Additionally, being able to dive into the details and create something I knew little about seemed like a great way to enter into my 31st year. Also, i really wanted to max out settings in Total War games.
I was immediately drawn to NZXT components as I am primarily a mac user, and I fell particularily hard for the kraken cooler and H200 case. I loved the idea of a small case and all the challenges it would bring and boy did it.
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Does what I need too, efficient and easy to install
Pretty challenging to install in a miniITX case, especially on the z3901 board I chose. Anything I tried would not allow me to install it with the logo not on its side or with the connectors crunched up against something. This isn't really the fault of NXZT though. It looks incredible in there, and of all the components, this was the one I spent over what I probably should have on it. Happy with the decision though
It's a fine board, all things considered I guess. Although it seems like its just a bit short on things compared to other miniITX. The ram slots are especially close to CPU, so be sure to check for clearances on coolers, especially AIO's as the tubing on my Kraken X52 pressed up against the sticks and would have caused issues if I didn't re-orient.
They look great, 16gb in 2 sticks of 8gb...pretty good.
I was astounded by how fast this was for install, boot, you name it. The only concern I have, and I wonder if its been amended in the newer models, is that it's runs pretty hot. Now this could be due to my inexperience with the technology and the fact that its on a tight board in a smaller case...but I got a heatsink that helped regulate temps a little better. I would defer to more experienced builders on whether or not my criticism is warranted
The card has been great so far, although I had a personal issue with it.The forced green lighting, although likely due to maintaining brand identity, is a pain. I hate it, and the only way to turn it off that I have had success with is using EVGA's X1 software. Other than turning it off, there are no other lighting options that I am aware of.
I went with this card after unfortunately being unable to really know how much vertical clearance I needed in my case for the GPU. I got one that ended up being comically too large and had to sell it on ebay due to Neweggs draconian return policy.
I decided on this one out of convenience and some sense of trust with the brand, time will tell if issues arise...but coming from an Apple background, I liked the idea of getting something with as few companies involved in its creation as possible.
I absolutely love the case so far. It was a primary catalyst for my build and even at its smaller form factor the cable management and airflow capabilities are impressive. This was my first buid, and although a pleasant challenge throughout, I am really glad that I went with this case.
If there was one criticism, it is that it almost feels like the option to have an ATX PSU seems like it's created more issues than it needed too. I went with an ATX power supply because it was a cost effective choice...but it the coming weeks, depending on how temps go, I might switch it out for a smaller unit.
A bit bigger than I should have got for my H200 case, but gets the job done well.
Solid price for a 1440p 144hz monitor...been great so far, I see why this model has been commonly recommended.
I wanted to keep lights pretty minimal but have a predominately black case with white accents, this helped achieve that...although the lack of 24pin cable was a bit annoying.
Solid price point and quiet as can be. I use this this primarily for older games or stuff I don't play as often.
i know opinions on these differ, but install was easy, it cleans up the look and help lower heat as the m.2 is surrounded by parts that limit airflow