Description

We don't just sell PC hardware at NZXT - we also use it.

This PC is mostly used for gaming. It's nowhere near the top 10 (or 20) in the office but it gets the job done.

I chose this case because it's my favorite and these parts because they work great.

Take a look at the CAM snapshots for more info.

You can download the CAM software here: cam.nzxt.com

Thanks for all the likes and comments!

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice with nzxt gpu cooler. how does it performe? looking in to buying it for my new rig.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

It definitely makes a difference. According to the CAM software, my CPU or GPU never get past 40*C.

  • 47 months ago
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sweet!!! how is that cam sw? i just got the x41 . got to put more pics.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

CAM is great and simple to use. I'll post more pics soon.

  • 47 months ago
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do you own a oculus ? dude you work at nzxt!!? i luv there products , thats why my rig is all nzxt. there the best. any suggestions on my masterpiece? looking for some white sleeves for mine.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Cable sleeving is definitely a great upgrade. Have you done it before?

Thanks for supporting NZXT!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd have to agree with Ivan, the cam software is pretty nice.

  • 47 months ago
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It really is. It's always nice to see what's going on under the hood -even if you don't build a PC, play video games, or own NZXT products.

I'm putting together some CAM user data right now for a blog post. The specs most people are running shocked me! Lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

So you're saying CAM works with any cooler?:S That'd be pretty sick to see what goes on with my Silverstone TD02-E and see how it compares.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

cant wait to finish my rig and try it

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great. We'd love to know what you think about it. We're always trying to make it better.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Got any gaming Benchmarks for us? Nice Build BTW!

  • 47 months ago
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Thanks! I'll post pics and benchmarks soon.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, also I would recommend getting GPU-Z and CPU-Z! Second of you haven't overclocked the GPU yet, do that. Also why put a water cooler like the kraken x61 on a CPU that can't be overclocked. I can tell the mobo was for aesthetics and is as cheap as the h97 mobos, but if anything I would put the x61 on the GPU and put the X31 for the CPU. Put a better description please. And my final rant is switch out that PSU, and get at least 650 watts for overclocking headroom for the GPU. Anyways first thing you should do is get like a SeaSonic or EVGA GS 650 watt PSU. Now rants aside, Great build and a definite +1! Would use that case in place of the h440 had I not opted for a more silent build.

  • 47 months ago
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Thanks for the suggestions. I put the 61 on the CPU because the 31 has no LED. Haven't had any problems!

And yes, S340 is a great case. That's why I have two of them!

  • 47 months ago
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Oh I forgot the X31 didn't have the LED. Anyways have fun with the PC!

  • 47 months ago
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That's what I've been doing....can't stop playing GTA V!

  • 47 months ago
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you're a fan of NZXT lol.

  • 47 months ago
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You can say that... I work there lol

  • 47 months ago
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Oh in that case (see what I did there. Funny huh? no. Ok fine, be like that.) great job on your products, and tell your mates at work that I love what their doing with the coolers and what not! Also if NZXT is planning something new, can you hint me on what it is? Maybe another refresh? Also once you get a PSU, do your company a favor and get the hale 92 or whatever it's called, even if it is a bit too pricy.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I see what you did there... Thanks for the support. Everyone at NZXT works really hard to make great products.

Sorry, I can't talk about product development in a public forum but I think you'll like what we have in the works.

You'll just have to wait and see :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, awesome build! Looking into the x31 for a build for a client. Yours looks great! Love NZXT products!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! The X31 is a powerful little guy.

  • 47 months ago
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Woot, love NZXT! Props to all you guys and girls. Laced my pc with NZXT.

Nice build, +1.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the support!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the color coordinating and you can't go wrong with the S340. I used it in my build and in my opinion, is one of the best looking cases on the market. You can't go wrong with the simple and clean lines, the massive side window, and the fact that it has no 5 1/4 bays (which cleans the front of the case up). +1

  • 47 months ago
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I have to agree... This is my all time favorite NZXT case for all the reasons you mentioned.

  • 47 months ago
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I was just looking at some other builds on here and I realized how much cleaner a case looks when the power supply is hidden. The S340 has one of the nicest PSU covers period

  • 47 months ago
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We're all about keeping things simple, clean, and beautiful. In my opinion, no other case captures that spirit quite like the S340...but I'm a little biased because I own two. lol

Have you checked out the S340's bigger brother? The H440? It's bigger but just as clean.

  • 47 months ago
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Yeah well I completely agree with you on all those points lol. But yeah I have checked out the H440 the only real reason I went with the S340 is because it's smaller. I just love the colors and simplicity.

  • 47 months ago
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Why would you get a X61 with a locked processor? That seems a bit pointless.

  • 47 months ago
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Probably because he gets a fat discount on it anyway

  • 47 months ago
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That too... I also wanted to fit a huge radiator in there.

  • 47 months ago
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I'm just wondering, how much was the x61, x31 after discount, and s340 after discount. Put all the prices desperately please. Oh and I've only read two reviews on the NZXT Kraken X61, but in both reviews it said that it needs to be more competitively priced, one even going as far as saying it should be 99 bucks (which I don't agree with, cuz that's barely anything more than the x41.) Anyways, I agree it needs to be a bit cheaper, and you guys should go ahead and make a 360mm AIO to compete with the thermal take water 3.0 ultimate, and give that a pricing of 129.99 or 139.99. You guys also did come out with the new fans for the radiators (can't remember what they're called). Sorry if it seems like I'm trying to tell you how to do your job I just wanted to make a suggestion.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry but I can't disclose internal information.

I think these are the fans you're talking about: https://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/155-fx-v2-140mm-radiator-fan

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah those are the fans... But their 140mm, anyways no problem about that info thing, I can see he logic as it is only special to employees so only the employees should know. Well thanks for helping!

  • 47 months ago
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Because I wanted an LED NZXT logo :)

  • 47 months ago
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Oh hahaha

  • 47 months ago
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I can't really see but it looks like you have a backplate on your 970 and not VRM heatsinks or anything like that? Does the vrm or VRAM or mofsets get hot on the gpu?

  • 47 months ago
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You are correct! Nice eye...

I'm using an EVGA backplate and the NZXT Kraken G10 without the foam cushion.

Nothing is touching the GPU and have no problems with keeping everything cool.

  • 47 months ago
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When I Saw the parts list I was like lol it will look naff, Thanks for proving me wrong! Not too sure on the PSu though :)

  • 47 months ago
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Thanks! I know the parts aren't the best but it gets the job done and I have no problems playing GTA V and Witcher 3. Looking forward to playing Arkham on this soon!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Im rolling along with a nzxt s340. Im trying to decide to decide what cooler I should get. Im deciding between the Enermax Liqtech 240 and the NZXT. Kraken x61. The enermax will not fit my build, as my build is black and red and it has a only blue led. The Kraken looks very nice, and Im pretty sure it will perform very nicely as well. Alas, with all these good factors, there is always a limiting factor, the price. The Enermax is lest costly, but I really like the looks of the NZXT. Kraken x61. Im not sure if I should save up for the NZXT. or just go with the Enermax. I would like to hear your opinion on this. Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! Thanks for the comment. The S340 is a great choice and I think you'll be very happy with it.

As far as coolers are concerned, one of my favorite features of the Kraken X61 is the ability to change the LED color to match any color scheme you have going on with your build. Combine this with being able to monitor the temp levels for the liquid along with the fan speed through the CAM software and it's hard to recommend something else.

I'm not sure how much the Enermax costs or how it works but I can safely say the X61 is well worth the money. If it's too much for your budget, I suggest you take a look at the X41 or X31. Both solid options as well. Let me know if you have any more questions.

https://www.nzxt.com/category/products/8-cpu-coolers

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with Ivan. Thé Kraken series of coolers are all worth the money. Also the x61 is a 280mm cooler So it has moře surface area then Thé liqtech 240 since obviousl ita a 240mm cooler. Thé Kraken x61 Also is Thé worlds fırst cooler with a variable pump, so is going to be quieter then other AIO coolers. I would save up for the Kraken.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for chiming in. Yes, the Kraken is very quite and easy to control thanks to the CAM software. The X61 is the perfect size for the S340 and I would totally recommend it to anyone who wants to keep their CPU or GPU as cool as possible.

  • 47 months ago
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And.. Changing the color will be a fun thing to play with! Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
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So you being an employee, you would know your cases well. I plan on taking out all drive cages except for the one at the top but I'm not sure if I should still go airflow of static pressure. Since the main ventilation is from the side and there is the lines that could serve as a bit of restriction, would an airflow optimized can be better for the front of static pressure. And can you tell me if the stock fans are airflow or static pressure? One more question: what are the specs of the very best build in the office, I'd imagine you have to get permission first and that it may still be internal info. Thanks for helping!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Charmin.

What case do you have?

As far as the best build in the office goes...it's our Twitch Machine!

Pics: nzxt.co/twitchmachine

Specs: twitch.tv/nzxtgaming

  • 47 months ago
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Oh sorry if I didn't word that well , or if phone auto correct screwed it up. I'm gonna do my first build soon, and I plan on getting the h440. I know it has restrict airflow but less noise, which I am willing to trade for. However my concern is the front panel. I'm planning on removing all the drive cages in the h440 except for the top one. However since the only part of the front panel is the sides, I'm wondering whether I should get static pressure optimized fans to combat the sides of they would serve as a restriction, or airflow fans if they would not be a restriction to getting air flowing in. Thanks for helping and answering the other question!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are you removing the drive cages?

As far as the fans and airflow is concerned...the H440 handles it all very well.

I think you should get in touch with our support team if you want to learn more. We're always happy to help!

support.nzxt.com

  • 47 months ago
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Removing them cuz I'm not using them. I'm only using one SSD and one hard drive :/. More wild be overkill.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, something similar which I will be trying to replicate! Just one question, is the 550W PSU completely fine under load? Thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

I haven't had any issues with the PSU. A lot of builders tend to get more wattage than they actually need.

Take a look at this article on our blog which has a lot of useful tips:

http://blog.nzxt.com/2015/06/5-important-things-to-consider-when-choosing-a-power-supply/

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you find the monitor? I might buy it for my build but was wondering if 27" was too big. What do you think?

  • 39 months ago
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I think it depends on the games you play. I find it just right for CS:GO and Street Fighter :)

  • 39 months ago
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Ok, Thanks for the advice! :D

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  • 47 months ago
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Thanks for the support! Working at NZXT is fun and rewarding. Everyone is a gamer and we're all required to build our own PC on the first day of work.

I'll be sure to post more employee builds!

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  • 47 months ago
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Here's a build a new employee brought to work on the first day: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/3RxYcf

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