Description

I am a sucker for the Black/White color scheme in anything. I went with the NZXT H440 for the white contrast and sleek look. I use this PC almost exclusively for gaming. I lucked out as I had storage and peripherals from my previous build (Hand-me-down Alienware Aurora R3 from my Dad that I upgraded a little). This was my first build since I was around 10 years old when I threw together parts to Play America's Army back in the early 2000s. Had to wait for my GTX 1070 due to stock issues, but I used an XFX HD R7970 GHz Edition in the interim.

First thoughts during build: Case very well made but the large foam insert on the right panel left little room for bad cable management. Case features 4 included great NZXT fans (white fans with black housing). attached Fan hub that I did not use /yet/ because I read that they make the fans run @ 100% all the time, which I since found out on the new edition of the case the fans attached can be controlled from the motherboard header.

Being the first time in a long time, I found my self trying to be overly gentle and worried, though I know these components can withstand some punishment. Every sound or vibration when attaching wires worried me, lol. Applying the thermal paste for the first time was worrisome but It seemed I did a fine job as my Hyper 212x keeps the CPU pretty cool with a modest, very beginner 4.2 GHz overclock on the 6600k.

The computer posted and booted the first time w/o issues. What a relief. This is the first time I've ever seen a uEFI GUI BIOS. Complete with moving images to depict fan speed. Absolutely astonishing to me. I've been so used to keyboard only BIOS.

Once my GTX 1070 arrived my build was finally complete. Runs like a dream. Currently only gaming @ 1080p but with everything super sampled at 1440p (works well most of the time)

Final Thoughts: I built this computer to last me well into 4-5 years without having to touch it. However, I can easily upgrade GPU and invest in VR if the price ever comes down and be 100% fine. Overall I am very satisfied with the build, and it being my first build in over 10 years; I think it turned out great.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicely done! We have a few of the same parts in our builds. Welcome to the H440 club! :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I am loving the H440, it's a great case.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

do the benchmark plz :3

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Any specific bench you want to see?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

hmmmm GTA V And OverWatch :3

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Not very good at benchmarking, but Overwatch runs on Ultra on 1080p w/o dropping below 100 FPS most of the time. Some maps cause a little issue. GTA V pretty much the same but I don't have the Advanced options turned on.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man. How's the H440? I heard there's some problems with the panel being a bit tight coz of the dampening material and it's gonna leave marks

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it, the case is really well made. The dampening foam is a bit thick on the right panel and it will leave marks in the foam, but I am not worried about it. It'll keep cables from shifting and it's not visible from the windowed panel. The foam will also come off the panel pretty easily if you don't want it. With good cable management, I have not had any issues.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

how did you get the 1070 so cheap

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Eggpoints on Newegg

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

If I were you, I would've gotten the Cryorig H7, because it matches the colors of your build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build.

+1

Also I think you should add LED strips from cablemod, It'll really make your build pop and even out the light you have in your case. :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the DeepCool RGB 350. Works pretty well. Not a big LED fan, I usually just keep it on White.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Listen man I don't know crap about pc's.. I just want to know if I get all your parts will I be able to play battlefield 1 & Gta V at 1080p without any problems? Like perfectly fluid? Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

You should have absolutely no problem running them on ultra and getting over 100 fps. If you want some help hit me up.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Run GTA @ 1080p with everything maxed, I didn't turn everything on in the "Advanced" options, but It rarely drops below 100 frames.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Took it from my old build