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Release the Kraken!

Upgraded the CPU Cooler and the RAM of my previous build. I have been looking at the Z63 for a while now but didn't think it warranted the £230 price tag. I noticed it was on offer on Amazon for £181.04 so pulled the trigger. The screen on it is great! The quality is better than expected and it is really easy to customise in CAM.

The NZXT H200i isn't compatible with 280mm AIO's so I needed a bit of improvisation to fit it into the case. The radiator just fit in between my GPU and the end of the case. The included fans extended past the front fan grill so I used longer screws to attach it to the front of the case but because if this, the mesh cover wouldn't attach to the fan grill. I purchased 140mm mesh fan covers from Amazon and fit these over the fans and it works really well! Cooling is great, CPU idle is 26-35°c and under load is 54-68°c. GPU temps are 35-40°c idle and 66-72°c under load.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Color
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 389.99
AMD - Ryzen 7 (2700X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 298.86
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming (B450-I)
Chipset: B450
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 880.00
Corsair - Vengeance Pro (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 64 GB
Graphics
$ 399.99
ASUS - ROG Strix OC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
Storage
$ 49.99
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 82.45
Western Digital - WD Purple Surveillance
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 3 TB
PSU
$ 122.99
be quiet! - Straight Power 11
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 69.99
NZXT - H200 Black
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 43.80
be quiet! - SILENT WINGS 3 120mm PWM (2x)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 213.88
NZXT - Kraken Z63
Type: AIO
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 2,797.44
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