Description

The name for this build comes from a currently airing tv anime series. You should watch it, it is really good! I used the color scheme from the main character for the lightning.

For 2017, I decided to make something in white and black so I sold my Define R5 and H80i AIO and bought a S3450 Elite in white, a Kraken x52, some NZXT Aer RGB fans together with a Hue+.

To play VR games decently, I used an Intel Core i5 6600K with the potential to overclock it in the future. An overclocked Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX should be enough to play VR Games on an HTC Vive.

I got the Asus Z170-A because of the nice aesthetics. It supports SLI and my 3000mhz RAM. Furthermore, it has a very nice BIOS and good overclocking capabilities. The USB-C port makes it a bit future-proof.

The Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB RAM is cheap (at the end of 2016 not so cheap anymore), fast and very stable on 3000mhz. It looks good because its all black. I got the RAM on sale, so I saved a few bucks here.

The Samsung 850 EVOs are very fast SSDs with perfect performance for the money. The 250GB for the system, the 500GB for games. Most of my storage is on my 24TB NAS, so I do not need a lot of storage.

I chose the Corsair RM750x because its fully modular, black and white and has enough power for a second graphics-card.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Pros: - easy to install - very sleek design - mirror effect - software controlled - sexy

Cons: - quality control, you have to be lucky to get a working/non crooked one

Motherboard

Overall very nice motherboard with nothing to criticize and a reasonable price.

Video Card

Pros: - looks beautiful - rgb lighting - performance

Cons: - not 2x8-Pin - louder under heavy load than a Zotac - 2 DP

Case

Pros: - silent - nice cable management - relatively cheap for a tempered glass case - perfect build quality

Power Supply

Fully modular and third party sleeved cable support. Dead silent and a good price performance ratio.

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 6 points

Mother of god! this build is amazing!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

WoW, thank you for your kind words!

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

That cable management made my hand so soar! +10000

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Maybe in the front but we haven't seen the back

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Tanks

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the vote :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

There is a joke I am missing here right?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

No, why?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone is making 'sexual' comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I only see a handful of those. Yeah their way of expressing that its a nice build is a little weird ^

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

mmmm +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

sexy build

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, Great build. I love the Kraken and the Aer RGB fans. +1 for the beast cable management.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the vote :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty to look at :-)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

thats a funny name for such a DANK A** BUILD!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay you can misinterpret it a little bit if you are from an english-speaking country :D Fuuka is a japanese name in a anime-tv-series thats currently airing. It means "weathering" in english.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

aaaaah ok i'm from Canada.

eh

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

"eh" xD

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

A e s t h e t i c.

+1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks gorgeous. Love the RGB lighting from those Aer fans, and nice job with the cable management. Having just added a Hue+ to my own case (along with 4 LED light strips), I can appreciate that it can get pretty tricky to organize all that cabling in a way that looks decently organized and unobtrusive. Well done!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

The PSU shroud for cable management is tiny compared to other cases (Enthoo Evolv). The hardest part was to get all the psu cables in the shroud because of the hdd cage :D Thanks for the comment!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is amazing. That cable management is perfect

+1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the vote and comment!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

What is the length around the interior of the case?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Which one do you want? The standard widths are on the specifications page here:

https://www.nzxt.com/products/s340-elite-black

GPU Clearance With Radiator: 334mm GPU Clearance Without Radiator: 364mm CPU Cooler: 161mm

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

NVM. I did the math (perimeter) of D and H with gave me 1.822 Meters of the length. I just wanted to know so I can order the right size of RGB led strip. :P

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks amazing. +1 Any chance you could share where you purchased the cables and the models?

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for your comment and vote. I used Phanteks sleeved extensions and bought them cheap from Amazon. I paid roundabout 30 Euros for all four of them.

24-Pin: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L60R4S 2x 6+2-Pin PCIe: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L5XVDI 8-Pin EPS: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L5XB4C

I modified one of the 6+2 Pin and got rid of the 2-pin extra connector to fit my 6+8-Pin ROG Strix 1080. Its really easy.

The quality is better than the Bitfenix Alchemy ones but if you live in America I recommend you Ensourced (the quality of them is unmatched). In germany, Ensourced is extremely expensive due to shipping and taxes.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, you're in Germany but you actually followed Fuuka. I completed Suzuka but dropped Fuuka halfway. At times the story could be too similar/repetitive to its previous series but hey this is a PC forum _^'

Great build! Loving it. I'll be building one on this case soon for my kids so it'll be nowhere near your level of kits. Congrats again on the nice build! +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course, I love anime and I am watching like 3-6 anime per season (Japanese with English subtitles). I also watch Masamune-kun no revenge, KonoSuba or Chaos;Child :)

Thank you for the vote and your comment :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I am normally one for black and white builds, but there is something about your build that is just gorgeous. Even if you had the fans that were only white, it would be amazing. How are temps under load?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I just opened The Division and played a bit in 4K with very high settings: CPU Core Package: max 51°C, GPU: max 68°C.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

VERY SEXY BUILD!

Thanks for sharing :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy hell what are you doing on this lol

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming in 4K, Photoshop, VR with my HTC VIve, normal internet browsing and stuff :D

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh I noticed the part list had 32gb of RAM and no Graphics card but you've got a 1080 lol :P Amazing PC btw, did I say that? :D

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

nzxt aer fans

I'm going to assume it's pronounced (ay-yer), as in

LET ME THROW MY HANDS IN THE AIR, A-AIR

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

This is everything my pc aspires to be... Seriously, this is freaking dope

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I am flattered :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

This is so close to my build that it makes me question if my camera skills will be good enough to look as good as this. XD

Sexy!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Nothing special and I do not even think tha the pictures are that good. Just an iPhone 7 with all the kitchen lights on :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Stop being so humble!!!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you route those cables so sneakily on the Kraken's pump/block? I can't find away to make mine look cleaner and yours looks so good.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I routed the USB cable to the top left hole where also my EPS cable is. The fan and power ribbon is routed to the right of the CPU bracket right along the RAM sockets and then to the right.

http://imgur.com/a/hTbxq

If your problem is with the routing on the backside of the case, then I can make some more pictures.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright I get what you're saying. It blends in well with your black motherboard. The pcb for mine is white so it will still stick out like a sore thumb :(

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it looks good on your build. Maybe tie them together with the usb cable so not as much single cables going up.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you plug in the NZXT RGB Aer pwm connections? I see one at the top, but not the other.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

On the mainboard to casefan 3 (bottom right) and 4 (top right). Both with the low noise adapter.

http://imgur.com/a/oAN06

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't even notice the one on the bottom. Thanks.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, where did you end up putting the USB internal expansion?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

http://i.imgur.com/BbPCFce.jpg

It was not very easy to fit all those cables and the internal usb hub in the PSU shroud :D

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet sweet build! Probably going with AER's as well. However I saw you comment on someone else's rig and he had 3 Riings in the 740 case along with the Kraken. I was wondering if you've seen anyone go with a complete set of Riings with the Kraken?

I know the CAM software, Hue and Grid wouldn't help, but I'm just wondering if the Kraken/Riings would even play nice together or if the CAM on the Kraken and the software with the Riing controller (along with Asus aura mobo) would give each other massive problems. I've only found 1 build where someone has attempted it.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I do not think that there will be a problem with CAM and the AURA Software. They are working fine together. I have no Riing fans so I can not speak for the Thermaltake Software.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool, thanks for the response. Again fantastic build!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build my man! How would you describe the top of the S340? I've worked with the non-TG model in the past, a black one, and the matte finish was so delicate I'd be terrified of scratching it absentmindedly, even by touching it or leaving something on top of it.

Edit: Another question too; Are you using the HUE+ just to control the fans & Kraken lighting? No LED strips for Fuuka?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! The case is matte and overall very scratch-sensitive I think. You really need to handle it with care. I never put something on top of the case. No scratches so far. The paint is not really thick so I think you would see through easily if you scratch it.

I just use it for the fans and the Kraken, yes. I don't like a christmas tree under my desk. I think the LEDs on the fans, the Kraken and the GPU are enough and just the right amount of lighting.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Seeing this I kind of with I want with an x52 instead of the x62. Would much rather have my radiator like yours.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I have returned the x62 and got the x52 instead since you can position the hoses downwards. Looks much better and even should be the better config for water flow and bubbles. It even pushes a little bit against the GPU so it reduces stress and prevents sag.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 I got about 8 episodes into Fuuka several months ago and almost forgot about it.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the vote :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

When you have money. Anyways this is amazing.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, I am planning on building literally the same PC has yours for a long time but with an 8600k and the same GPU, but a quick question what cables are you using for the GPU apart from the 24 pin and 8 pin for the CPU ??

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I used Phanteks sleeved extensions and bought them cheap from Amazon. I paid roundabout 30 Euros for all four of them. 24-Pin: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L60R4S 2x 6+2-Pin PCIe: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L5XVDI 8-Pin EPS: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L5XB4C I modified one of the 6+2 Pin and got rid of the 2-pin extra connector to fit my 6+8-Pin ROG Strix 1080. Its really easy.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for suggesting me such a nice Anime series I absolutely loved it, and great build as well! Superior cable management

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you are right. The name is based off that manga/anime/character. If someone watches the series, do not read the wikipedia article it spoils a lot :( I think too many people just getting the name wrong, maybe I change it to something else....

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