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So after a couple of years with my old Phanteks shift I decided it was time to go bigger. I opted for the H400i due to availability and loving the blocky, minimalist look. I've seen quite a few builds on here using the Chromax swapped NH-D15 and this case and i couldn't be happier with how it looks.

Compared to my last build this case has been a breeze the only challenge coming with the Galax RTX 2080 and putting on the NZXT G12 and trying to fit the X62 into the frame. The AIO tubes are just too short to have it going from the chip to the front of the case if they go to the top. I had to unmount my 3.5" drive and use double sided tape to secure it in a position to allow space for the AIO inlet and outlet. The reason i went for the Galax RTX was that i always planned on watercooling the GPU as i bought the 2080 for $1000NZD which is a very good price over here.

The MSI Bazooka plus has worked like a charm even if the BIOS for Zen 2 chips is a bit janky but i think all B450m and X470 users are having issues with high idle temps and low boost clocks. Hopefully this will be sorted in the near future.

My next steps will be to upgrade the storage with 1-2 2.5" SSDs and sell the 256gb from my old system, potentially buy 2 Noctua 140mm fans as the NZXT fans included with the X62 seem a bit noisy for my liking. Then go for a custom cable set, not sure on the colour yet. Finally finishing it with the XB271HU Predator, 27" 165Hz 1440p.

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean ! , First rig I have ever seen that went full ninja :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, really happy with it!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Im making a similar build in the lian li TU150 mini itx case. Love the way this build looks.Great Job

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and good luck with your build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

hey according to Noctua the NH d15 shouldnt fit in this case, are using the nh d15s? Sweet build btw!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm running the standard NHD15, it fits but it's quite tight. Just make sure you use low profile ram

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Great looking clean build

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, still really happy with it

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That SSD is going to be replaced soon and for sure i'll be getting a black one ;)