Put the Kraken on first and the sticks after. Fit in nicely. They touch the coolant hose but no danger at all to the ram.
The Samsung is only for Windows. Super fast and reliable. You should have a separate drive for that like an ssd or M.2 drive. The PNY is for my most used applications like video editing software and games i play the most. And the traditional hard drive is for storage. (music, movies, games and misc)
I have 2 CableMod® WideBeam™ Magnetic LED Strip RGB - 60cm. Both plugged in to the motherboards RGB headers. They don't go around 100% but enough to light the whole case nicely.
The lightning is controlled by the motherboard via the asus Aura features. The rgb led's are plugged in to the rgb headers on the board. Just one of the many features of the Maximus VIII Hero Alpha
Thank you! The back is a 120mm and the top is either 120mm or 140mm. So I put the 120 at the back and a 140 at the top. Both set as exhaust, while the Kraken and the power supply are intake.
Glad to hear! You are welcome. Will serve us well for the next couple of years. Put some pictures up if you haven't already!
Nothing noticeable, i wish there was a bit more clearance so they don't touch but the ram usually gets warmer than the cooler tubing. Hope it won't have any long term damage.
Thank you very much!!!
Where you planning something similar???
Thank you first of all. To answer your questions in order: I have plugged in Cablemod led strips to the motherboard rgb headers and just played around with the colors. FE cards would not have been my first choice but that crazy deal I found made me love them, they are not the best performers out there but love the rear exhaust, small size and low power consumption. The case temps stay nice and cool. The strix cards are huuuge. You will not be able to fit a fan in this case to do a push-pull because of the cable management bar. The SLI bridge works great so far. My first time playing around with sli, but seems to work fine for the most part. Of course not all games support it. Would not lower the second gpu because it needs to breathe through the bottom and I think the spacing is just perfect like this.
Well it depends on how much of a newbie you are. If you have never installed an OS, than you might need some help from a friend that has some experience. The build was straightforward but I spent countless nights watching youtube build videos and tutorials before diving in. This site also offers great help in putting the parts list together and making sure they will all work together. Let me know if I can help with any other advice
It would be too tight to make it look nice, but it is beyond my capabilities, never done anything like that. I am sure somebody more experienced has done it or would be able to do it.
Thank you! You can't even imagine how many youtube build videos I've watched. Plus all the great builds here. And the S340 Elite is a pleasure to build in. Made everything super easy. Not big enough however to do a custom cooling loop in.
PCP provided that pic, not mine. Does look great though
The FE's are not the best 1080's but love the fact that they exhaust all the heat out the back, keeping temps inside great. With a custom fan curve and an overclock as I mentioned above they are running at around 2000MHz. Playing Witcher 3 right now in 4K almost everything maxed out running at 60-80 FPS. So I am happy overall.
It's pretty close. I think its touching the first ram stick, temps seem to be low though at the point they touch.
Thank you! If you are going to invest money into something like this, take your time and make sure everything is as you want it to be, and see where you can save a bit.
Looking forward to seeing your build!
The case comes with two 120 fans. They should provide enough airflow but i would definetly reccommend changing the top one to a 140 because the cut out is for a 140. Dont know why they cheap out on a fan... i have the Kraken fans and the Psu puling air in because they both have a dust screen so no dust can come in. And the two case fans are set to exhaust. Super silent and effective
Thought about scraping the green off but i dont want to open them up and void the warranty...
Thank you! Sorry for taking the name. Wanted to name it black and white. I was playing around with the RGB led's and fell in love with this light blue. I think it complements it.
Newegg.com has them in stock. Pre ordered from nzxt but was not shipping till the end of December. When i saw that newegg has it just ordered it and cancelled my order with nzxt. Probably a bit overpriced but looks amazing and performance is stellar. Should get discounted within a few months
I know, they were a steal. Found the deal on Slickdeals.net
Best Buy messed up but they were great and honored my order and changed them out.
Great advice! Thank you!
No need for water loop right now. FE's blow out most of the heat at the back. Cpu temp is more than adequate, the Kraken x62 is a beast. The temps inside the case are low.
The case fans you mean? They were dead silent, i did not like the dull black look. Wanted something a bit better and wanted the white accent ring on the corsair fans. To add a bit of white along with the cables.
Best Buy had a special or an error more likely a couple of weeks ago, they listed 1080's with the price of 1070's, both on eBay and online. Got sent the 1070's and exchanged them in store for 1080's because they messed up.
She is a beauty!
What size is the SLI Bridge? Link to product maybe? Also any noticeable difference between the cheaper EVGA HB bridge ($40) and the NViDIA HB bridge ($70)?