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Liquid Cooling in my Nzxt S340

wookievoss99

50 months ago

Hi there, I have this phanteks cooler but I would like to upgrade to a custom loop, due to aesthetics, better cooling, and because I have a higher budget now. I think the highest my budget could be is about $225, but If I could build a sleek looking system for less than that, i'd be glad to. Here's what I know.. I have a 60mm space for thickness in the front for a radiator and the fans, since most fans are 25mm i'll just mention the maximum size of the radiator, which can be 35mm. With my Msi Gtx 970 4g gaming (Link to parts list here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HwkfXL) I have space for the Photon 170, i'm sorry I do not have exact measurements, but here is the link to the photon 170: http://www.xs-pc.com/reservoirs/photon-170-tube-reservoir. Could you please help me out? I'm going for a black and red theme, so preferably red tubing instead of red liquid due to the things i've heard about adding red dye to the loop gunking it up and pushing the pump harder than it has to. A list of parts would make me grateful, or the link to a water cooling kit that has all the parts already chosen, like the xspc kits, then that would be nice too. As for the parts I will be cooling. I want to cool my cpu of course, but that's where i'll be stopping for now. Later on I want to add my graphics card into the mix. And that's it, thank you very much! -Wookalar

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

the EK Liquid 240 kit is $225, but the included Coolstream PE 240 rad is 38mm thick. I made a list of some quality parts, but it's over $240 and that doesn't include fans: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DKfdyc

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this the lowest possible I could go on the configuration without sacrificing a lot of performance?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, unless you get some of the stuff used or on sale.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think the xspc ex240 photon kit could fit in my case? It's less money at about 220$ with everything included

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, that kit can fit in the S340.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend buying a better psu before you get into a custom loop, its a bad unit.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/03/fsp_raider_750w_power_supply_review/9#.VnB6VPkrKUk

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I just built my system 3 months ago and my parents would be against me getting that part if it is sufficient for what I need. Would I really have to get a new psu?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I would highly recommend it, I would read the review to understand how bad the unit is, the Evga 750 watt B1 is a rebranded FSP Raider. I would recommend replacing it with a Evga B2 which is of similar price to the horrid B1 but is much better or a Evga GQ, GS, or a G2 if you can afford it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

unfortunately i cant for now, i'll have to do that later on.

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