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NZXT Manta Gaming Build

by 2016PCbuilder



Date Published

Dec. 25, 2016

Date Built

Dec. 4, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.67 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

76.0° C


This is really my first PC build and I wanted a really good gaming PC.

No major hiccups during the build. I had to play around with the X62 radiator+fan configuration a little bit. I was planning to top mount the radiator but had to change that to a front mounting. The CPU and GPU temps seem to be under control although I do wonder if it would have been better for the GPU if I top mounted the radiator.

The new X62 CPU AIO liquid cooler is amazing to look at with the RBG pump. I pre-ordered directly from NZXT and had to wait an additional week before it shipped.

I also have additional peripherals like NZXT Hue+ lighting HUB, NZXT internal USB hub (to connect the usb headers for the X62 and the HUE+). I used CableMod sleeved cables for the EVGA psu.

Overall, I am very happy with the way it turned out; performance wise as well as aesthetically.

Comments Sorted by:

Bleeq 3 points 25 months ago

Hi! Not sure if you still reply to this or not but worth a shot. After a couple of months how are you liking the monitor? Im planning on getting the 1080ti so I need a good monitor and the ViewSonic comes to $300AUD+ less than other brands. So really some quick thoughts would much be appreciated. Cheers

subron 1 point 8 months ago

Hey man. Did you end up getting the monitor? If so, how is it?

QuickFPS 1 point 28 months ago

nc build!!! clean love it minimal

QuickFPS 1 point 28 months ago

more picsssss

Solemnsong 1 point 28 months ago

Almost looks like a little tv

Joiner21 8 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Nice build mang.

CRS10114 7 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Do you have a filter on the top fans? You might want to flip them if you don't, or even if you do. Too much intake will cause turbulence and dead zones that will increase your temps. Too much exhaust brings dust, sure, but I doubt that it would pose as a major issue so long as you check for it every once in a while.

Anyway, great build. I really love the Manta.

Cheers, CRS10114

2016PCbuilder submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks for the tip...yeah the Manta does not have a top filter. I guess I may have to flip the top fans and compare the temps and see which config works better.

Lyrix 1 point 28 months ago

wow! 1+! amazing! pls post more pics!

avgjoeywong 1 point 28 months ago

Very nice. Great choices. How's the monitor working for ya, any issues? I returned a bunch of asus ips 144hz already so I've given up on them.

2016PCbuilder submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

damn...I may have hit the IPS panel lottery. I was wary of the quality control on these IPS panels and have read (not 100% sure) that viewsonic also uses the same IPS panel provider/manufacturer that asus and acer use. I got a pretty great deal on this, so pulled the trigger.

Went over every inch using deadpixelbuddy and couldn't find any dead pixels. Backlight bleed does exist on the lower corners but it isnt too bad.

jimmyisok 1 point 28 months ago

Hey, does the X62 cooler not fit in the top mount? Was planning to do the same,

2016PCbuilder submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I can confirm that the X62 can be mounted on top for the Manta case. You'd need to play around a little bit with the pump/tube position though....but it can be top mounted.

SwaifuYourWaifu 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Nice build! I plan on using the same card you have, Just wondering if you used two separate psu cables from the card to PSU, as in...does it use to separate VGA slots on the psu. Many Thanks!

2016PCbuilder submitter 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

It does use two VGA slots on the psu.

SwaifuYourWaifu 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago


SwervinPersian 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

I saw your build a while ago before I started mine (as I was getting the same case) and I saw u put the Hue+ on the SSD slot. Then when I started buying my parts and researching I came to a conclusion that placing it there is not possible, tried to find your build but I ddnt save it. Looked for weeks, thought I was dillusional but today I found it! How did you do this?? When I tried it did not even slide in, did you do a mod?

JCPC20 1 point 20 months ago

Is your asus gtx 1080 the 2.5 slot? how did it fit?

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