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NZXT H440 Dream Build

My initial thought that I should keep everything clean and every update in the first post is not drawing any attention, so from now on - 10/03/14 - I will produce a new entry for each update. You can still check my first updates as they will not move. 

- First update - 08/02/2014 - edited 

You will also find spoiler alerts within spoiler alerts to keep the tread compact - To see images of the components, open "spoiler alert"

 

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It’s been a journey for sure and I write this article, in advance, to share all the information I have collected so that you might get some information or inspiration as I did researching everything that went into building this computer. The parts I will list is just weeks away from purchase, so I figured I could start this tread a bit early.


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*** When I do a new update, the one before can be found under spoiler alert. 

 

Update #1 (Click to show)

First of all, its 2014 and a lot of things came out or will come out this year that is to my advantage. I am of course thinking about Nvidia G-Sync and their Geforce 334.67 driver which generates up to +11,54% FPS in 2560x1440 resolution on the GTX 780 GPU (reference card), and that is by far way better than AMD’s Mantle results which are +4.41% on the R9 290x card. A nearly 12% FPS increase on a software update alone is a huge step.


Reference for the FPS can be found in nordichardware's article. A translated version can be found [here]


I have never played on a computer with such performances, so let me share the computer I’ve been on since 2008/2012.

CPU: Pentium Dual-Core E5200 2,5GHz

Motherboard: Gigabyte G41M ES2L

GPU: Zotac GeForce GT 520

RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB 1600MHz CL9
Monitor: Benq G2220HDA

Keyboard: HP KU-0316

Mouse: Logitech G9x
Mouse pad: Razer Scarab
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000

OS disk: Samsung 840 EVO 256GB rapid mode + a WD HDD 3TB

 

Here is

 

CPU-Z data for the system (Click to show)

 

Its nothing to brag about nor is it a good computer. It was a budget computer when I got and it always were a budget game play. It never really performed and I was never able to do anything demanding. But it allowed me to have a computer and do the necessary things, so a basic computer. I did upgrade the graphics, motherboard and ram back in 2012 since these components partially failed and the graphics card would not run anymore. So I started planning a new computer already then, but due to my financial situation, there were no room for an upgrade, but now, I have noticed that every part of the system, especially the CPU and GPU are lagging behind and I fear that this one might die on me any moment now, so I have no choice, I need to get something ells. And not just another computer, but something that can coup with high resolutions in games, excellent work flow in photo editing software and 3D production, video etc etc. 

 

What I present to you are the components I will get, I will also explain the reason I will get them - nothing is left behind.

 

 

Case.

First of all, the case. This will be the NZXT H440, a really innovative solution and belong to their quiet or silent series. It will be released week 8 (19/02) here in Sweden so its not even out yet as I write this article. I will do a light colour mod to this case. I am going for white, black and red as the colour team for this - hang on see the results later on. The reason I get this case is that it is a sleek and calm design, very quiet and optimized for keeping everything organized and hidden. Cable management is one of the areas NZXT gave particular thought on. The two front bay's for the SSD's is an idea I really like. There is a good chunk of sound proofing, either as Neopren foam or just the fact that things are hidden behind panels, so a semi closed design.

 

[NZXT H440]

 

Here are two reviews on this case.


1. Linus Tech Tips - NZXT NZXT H440 Quiet PC Case - Define R4 killer ?

2. OC3D TV case review.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I will use two Samsung SSD's in the front bay. 1 pcs Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB as OS disk and 1 pcs Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB as GAME disk. the 840 EVO will also run different software's. Here is a digital reproduction of how they will look after my mod.

 

CPU Cooling.

When it comes to CPU cooling, I did get the Corsair H100i a while back since I wanted some water cooling in the system and this unit perform's rather well. The H100i is an upgrade from H100, so don't get confused because they do perform different with the H100i being the better among them.

 

[Corsair H100i]
 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Processor.

This is a simple choice. It will be the Intel Core i5 4670k. It will be enough for the things I will do and I will delid it as well as OC it to roughly 4.2-4.3 Ghz and the reason for not going higher is simply that I want it to run cool and I do not want to push it too far. I am not an extreme OC'er. The reason for not getting the 4770k is simply the higher price, they perform equally and the 2 extra mb in cache is something I can live without.

 

If you do not know what delidding is, delidding is replacing the On-die TIM (Thermal Interface Material) under the IHS (Integrated heat spreader). Intel's choice is very poor and delivering very high temperature, so people change this and the CPU perform 15-20 C degree lower which matters. Why and how too is something you can read about in the treads I have linked to.

 

[Official] Delidded Club / Guide

 

Xtremesystems 3770k delidding

 

Delidded my i7-3770K, loaded temperatures drop by 20°C at 4.7GHz

 

Motherboard.

ASRock Z87 Extreme4. This is a very nice board and better than MSI Z87 Gaming. It also load windows 8 quite fast, check the video.

 



[Read the article]

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Memory.

I have the Corsair XMS3 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 (2x4GB) already and they are okay. My current motherboard are unable to use these properly so I am only at 400 Mhz. I've check what the problem might be, I raised the voltage on them and flashed bios, but they are still only running at 400 Mhz. I am sure this a motherboard problem and that they will perform as they should on the new ASRock. So I will get two more sticks, same model and expand to 16GB 1600 Mhz

 

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I have thought about the memory situation and decided that I will not purchase the XMS3 kit, but rather wait and get a Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 GB 1866 Mhz kit later.

 

GPU.

This is  something I've spent some time with. I was looking at GTX760, 770 and 780 for a long time, even the TITAN was of interest... when it came out. But the titan is now an old giant and there are other models and variants that perform better, and Nvidia is preparing the GTX 780 6 GB release, namely the GTX TITAN Black Edition. I am sure this will be a very good card, but also very pricey, so no thank you.

 

There were 5 cards that I spent a week on reading reviews about. The MSI GTX 770 Gaming, MSI GTX 770 Hawk, MSI GTX 780 Gaming, MSI GTX 780 Lightning and KFA2 GTX 770 LTD OC (If you are looking for a fast 770 card, the KFA2 is THE ONE to go for). The 770 series is 2 GB memory while the 780 series is 3 GB and 2 GB is on the limit when we get up to 2560x1440 resolution and specially going all the way to 4K2K gameplay, so 3 GB is going to be more future proof. Meaning I could forget the GTX 770 series even if there are 4 GB versions, these cards will never be able to utilize this. So while I was reading up on the MSI GTX 780 Lightning and felt that this would be a great card, something happened. I stumbled upon the Palit GTX 780 Super Jetstream. The Palit card perform better than the Lightning and sometimes better than the TITAN. The Super Jetstream is more expensive among these two cards, but I found a retailer selling the Palit for less than the Lightning and after reading the reviews for both cards, the choice was fairly simple.

 

The prices is what I pay in Sweden.

 

MSI GTX 780 Lightning 3 GB: 4395,- sek / $677,- / 499,- euro / £414,-

 

Palit GTX 780 Super Jetstream 3 GB: 4690,- sek / $723,- / 532,- euro / - £442,- ... (but I will pay 3937,- sek / $607,- / 445,- euro / £371,- which is a much better price) :thumbsups since I will get two of them for SLI.

 

So why the Palit card, here is why.

 

Top Seven Reasons for the Palit GeForce GTX 780 Super JetStream

Compared to MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning

anonymous
 
 
Higher effective memory clock speed
6208 MHz
vs
6008 MHz
200 MHz higher effective memory clock speed. The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other applications.
 
anonymous
 
 
Faster memory clock speed
1552 MHz
vs
1502 MHz
50 MHz faster memory clock speed. The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.
 
anonymous
 
 
Distinctly higher floating-point performance
4.516 TFLOPS
vs
3.977 TFLOPS
0.54 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
 
anonymous
 
 
More memory bandwidth
298 GB/s
vs
288 GB/s
10 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
 
anonymous
 
 
Clearly higher pixel rate
47 GPixel/s
vs
41.4 GPixel/s
5.60 GPixel/s higher pixel rate. The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
 
anonymous
 
 
Explicitly higher texture rate
188 GTexels/s
vs
166 GTexels/s
22 GTexels/s higher texture rate. The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
 
anonymous
 
 
Sizably faster GPU turbo speed
1032 MHz
vs
902 MHz
130 MHz faster GPU turbo speed. When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

 

When it comes to the Palit performance, this is a tad impressive.
 

  Geforce GTX TITAN Palit GTX 780 SJ
Temperature @ idle 33 C 29 C
Temperature @ load 80 C 65 C
Noise in dB @ idle 38 dB 36 dB
Noise in dB @ load 40 dB 38 dB
2460x1440 - Metro Last Light HQ - fps 48 49

 

The TITAN price7990,- sek / $1232,- / 907,- euro / £753,-

 

Quote:
 Conclusion

You know, it is hard not to like any GeForce GTX 780. The reference card from NVIDIA is already great. But once we started testing the board partner boards, aah yes... that's where we start to shout phrases like excellent and impressive. It's exactly that what counts for the Super JetStream card as honestly, you'll be having a very hard time trying to find something negative. The performance that the Palit GeForce GTX 780 Super JetStream is able to deliver is downright impressive. Locked and loaded with the JetStream cooler it remains very silent and keeps this GPU chilled down at a cool 65 Degrees C temperature whilst being under full game load/stress. It really is one of the finest GeForce GTX 780 cards available on the market. We had a great time testing this graphics card. Coming from a GeForce GTX 680 you can expect a good 30% more performance and looking down from a GeForce GTX Titan, the performance difference is only roughly less than 2% and we have even seen a win or two over Titan here and there thanks to the fact that this card can boost really high. So yeah, the performance level remains close to a Titan. 

 

Here are two reviews on the Palit GTX 780 SJ. Be sure to read them.

 

guru3d.com on the card

 

techspot: Palit GeForce GTX 780 Super JetStream Review: Overclocking to reach Titan-like performance

 

PSU.

This is perhaps the most difficult choice. There are so many brands on the market and so many choices, that picking just one is hard enough, let alone knowing what to look for. But I reached a conclusion that I feel will be more than good enough for this system.

The main five things I look for in a good PSU:

1. 800W plus for the SLI.

2. 80+ Gold or Platinum rating - A PSU should be able to convert 90 % or more to useful energy since what is not converted to DC will be wasted as heat.

3. Fully modular.

4. If possible, a hybrid or fan less mode in idle.

5. Quiet. 

 

I was looking at the XFX Proseries XXX 850W 80+ Gold and really considering it, after all, it is a Seasonic PSU. But numerous of people had reported that they experienced problems with it so I looked at other options. I then found a PSU that is 80+ Platinum rated at the same price as the XFX, namely the Corsair AX860. 

 

Corsair AX860 - 860W 80+ Platinum

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

HDD's 

 

1 pcs Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB - OS disk.

1 pcs Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB - GAME disk - in RAPID mode.

3 pcs Seagate NAS HDD 3TB - 9TB in RAID 0

 

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There we go, this is the main computer parts involved. There are more ofc, but these will be showed and written about in the updates to follow. I have made a collage of parts that I know will be a part of the computer, some of them are items I already have. I leave you with a picture of all the components that will be the complete system.

 

- Second update - 12/02/14 - edited

Update #2 (Click to show)

So while I am waiting for parts, I figured I could polish the surface of the copper plate on the H100i. This is so that the contact surface between the copper plate - CLU - IHS - becomes as good as possible. I will apologize for the crappy picture quality, I am waiting for a new camera. I will redo the process. Lapping or sanding the surface to get it as flat as possible. I will order a pack of 800, 1200, 1500 and 2000 grit paper next week. So all I can do now is wait. I have a DSLR now, so the picture quality will be much better.

 

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The surface of the IHS will be full of hills and valleys (magnified), when using a liquid metal, it should fill the gaps and using a very flat surface like on the H100i should theoretically create a good contact surface area between them. So I am at first only going to lapp and polish (redo) the copper base of the H100i and not the IHS - after some basic benchmarking of the 4670k, got to check that it is working properly first.


The middle ground is often the best rolleyes.gif

 

 

- Third update - 12/02/14 - updated

 

Update #3 (Click to show)

At it again. You know, this project is ever so slightly evolving and I am constantly considering the end result. I have changed a few things for the SSD's that I think will be kinda cool. It is cheaper than my initial idea, but at the same time very different - I am not revealing anything at the moment, I will do so when I am done and post a pictures.

 

When it comes to the colour options, I am definitely staying with white and red. But will not stick to the glossy white NZXT are providing me with, but instead go for matt or half glossy, and perhaps with a twist, not sure yet ....

 

I will also go for a mechanical keyboard I will use as my main keyboard when I am typing, and for that, there is only Cherry MX Blue. More details about this will come later. For my gaming, that will ofc be Cherry MX red, but I am still looking for that perfect keyboard and there are so many options. I will also get another game mouse. I am sold on the white theme.

And I leave you with a picture of my environment at the moment before I start adding / moving things.

-- UPDATE ---
It looks like a 4770K, stable @ 4.7 Ghz is soon on its way - I'll keep you updated on it 

 

 

 - Forth update - 15/02/14 -

 

Update #4 (Click to show)

With just days away from ordering the first batch, I finally decided the layout of the case, so let me explain what it is and why.

 

First of all, there exist several hundred types of custom mod's and custom builds and so much has already been done, to such a degree that not much is left if one want to stand out in the crowd. I were initially going for a "traditional" mod and nothing special at all, but I also knew that this would not satisfy me and that I probably would regret what I did, so, back to the drawing table and look at the options.

 

First there were beige, then there were black, for a decade or so, and now, white is the new black. Although this will not be to everyone's taste, that is perhaps something good. Why should everyone choose the same thing ? No, there should be unique things, personal things to choose from and I hope that my custom mod is such.

 

What you see in the picture is a photo edited NZXT H440. What I have done is to ad leather to the black plastic, brushed aluminum grill, although this might become polished due to the fact that I will have other polished / chromed parts in the case, and I have added flat white floral pattern to the glossy paint and to top it off, the legs are now walnut. I have also painted some of the inside flat black. REV.01 is prior to the custom water loop which then become REV.02.

 

To see the original H440 case, open this link: http://cdn.pcper.com/files/imagecache/article_max_width/review/2014-02-01/13-H440_L_1680x1050.jpg


Enjoy.

 

---- UPDATE -----

 

The list of parts is updating by the minute, but more have been added to the mod section than I expected, but so is the case quite often. 

 

 

- Fifth update - 21/02/14

 

So, the NZXT H440 is delayed until march 8. It were suppose to be shipped yesterday, but got a message today that I will not get it for over 14 days. I sent NZXT an email and asked about the reason for this, but have not got an update yet, so no chassi so far.

 

And here is a picture for the day

 

 

 

----- UPDATE ------

I've lapped and polished the copper baseplate on the H100i and figured I could share that with you. Its not the highest quality, it is after all a Nikon D40 camera :rolleyes:
I used 320, 800, 1200 and 2000 grit paper and finished with Autosol polish. Here is the result. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

---- UPDATE -----

 

The Lambskin leather hide skin VTG ANTIQUED DISTRESSED CHESTNUT BROWN is in house as well as the walnut veneer. The sleeving as begun and with that being the very first time, it will take me a good few hours to accomplish.


Edited by Oneminde - 3/10/14 at 7:56am
 
Main computer.
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K  AsRock Z87 Extreme 4 EVGA Geforce GTX 750 ti FTW G.Skill TridentX 2133 MHz 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB Samsung 840 Evo 256 GB Seagate NAS ST4000VN000 64MB 4TB Corsair H100i 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
G.Skill turbulence fan 2 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Windows 8.1 Corsair RM850 — 850 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certifie... 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT H440 Logitech G9x Razer  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium Dual-Core E5200 2,5GHz  Gigabyte G41M ES2L Motherboard Nvidia GeForce GT 520 8 GB 1333MHz RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi HDT721025SLA380 ATA Device Seagate FA GoFlex Desk USB  Peltier element and Cooler Master Sphere Windows 8 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
Benq G2220HDA HP KU-0316 Fractal Design Core 1000 Logitech G9x Call of Duty MW3 edition 
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Razer Scarab 
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Toshiba T5200/100 386 laptop 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB Samsung 840 Evo 256 GB Seagate NAS ST4000VN000 64MB 4TB Corsair H100i 
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Hitachi HDT721025SLA380 ATA Device Seagate FA GoFlex Desk USB  Peltier element and Cooler Master Sphere Windows 8 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K  AsRock Z87 Extreme 4 EVGA Geforce GTX 750 ti FTW G.Skill TridentX 2133 MHz 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB Samsung 840 Evo 256 GB Seagate NAS ST4000VN000 64MB 4TB Corsair H100i 
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G.Skill turbulence fan 2 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Windows 8.1 Corsair RM850 — 850 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certifie... 
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NZXT H440 Logitech G9x Razer  
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Pentium Dual-Core E5200 2,5GHz  Gigabyte G41M ES2L Motherboard Nvidia GeForce GT 520 8 GB 1333MHz RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi HDT721025SLA380 ATA Device Seagate FA GoFlex Desk USB  Peltier element and Cooler Master Sphere Windows 8 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
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Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB Samsung 840 Evo 256 GB Seagate NAS ST4000VN000 64MB 4TB Corsair H100i 
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Hitachi HDT721025SLA380 ATA Device Seagate FA GoFlex Desk USB  Peltier element and Cooler Master Sphere Windows 8 
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I want to see how well your build performs with the ASUS PG278Q. I'm building my system too and will definitely pick up one of those monitors as well. thumb.gif
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I want to see how well your build performs with the ASUS PG278Q. I'm building my system too and will definitely pick up one of those monitors as well. thumb.gif

I am curious too. ASUS announced that they will launch the monitor in March, but march is scheduled for the graphics card and the RAID. So my monitor will come in April, unfortunately, a while away. But it gives me time to get feedback from others as well as check out some reviews. Just over a week left until I can order the first batch.

First batch.
* Case, CPU, PSU, Motherboard and OS SSD.


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Intel Core i7 4770K  AsRock Z87 Extreme 4 EVGA Geforce GTX 750 ti FTW G.Skill TridentX 2133 MHz 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB Samsung 840 Evo 256 GB Seagate NAS ST4000VN000 64MB 4TB Corsair H100i 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
G.Skill turbulence fan 2 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Windows 8.1 Corsair RM850 — 850 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certifie... 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT H440 Logitech G9x Razer  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium Dual-Core E5200 2,5GHz  Gigabyte G41M ES2L Motherboard Nvidia GeForce GT 520 8 GB 1333MHz RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi HDT721025SLA380 ATA Device Seagate FA GoFlex Desk USB  Peltier element and Cooler Master Sphere Windows 8 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB Samsung 840 Evo 256 GB Seagate NAS ST4000VN000 64MB 4TB Corsair H100i 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
G.Skill turbulence fan 2 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Windows 8.1 Corsair RM850 — 850 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certifie... 
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NZXT H440 Logitech G9x Razer  
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Pentium Dual-Core E5200 2,5GHz  Gigabyte G41M ES2L Motherboard Nvidia GeForce GT 520 8 GB 1333MHz RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi HDT721025SLA380 ATA Device Seagate FA GoFlex Desk USB  Peltier element and Cooler Master Sphere Windows 8 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB Samsung 840 Evo 256 GB Seagate NAS ST4000VN000 64MB 4TB Corsair H100i 
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Looking forward to seeing what you are going to be doing with the case.
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Looking forward to seeing what you are going to be doing with the case.

As a designer, there is one thing I've learned and that is that changes - adding or removing - are best when they are subtle. Quality is not over doing it, but making sure that the sum of all parts are either working at their best or looking as good as they can. The NZXT H440 is a very nicely designed case and the reason why I will get it, but there are minor things I want to fiddle with, mostly appearance, and it gives me the opportunity to do things I've not seen anyone ells do. So next thursday is the day I order the first batch and I am so looking forward.

 
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As a designer, there is one thing I've learned and that is that changes - adding or removing - are best when they are subtle. Quality is not over doing it, but making sure that the sum of all parts are either working at their best or looking as good as they can. The NZXT H440 is a very nicely designed case and the reason why I will get it, but there are minor things I want to fiddle with, mostly appearance, and it gives me the opportunity to do things I've not seen anyone ells do. So next thursday is the day I order the first batch and I am so looking forward.


I know those challenges quite well. Alot of it has to do with how well does it work or does it flow well.


What are you initial plans for the case?
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I know those challenges quite well. Alot of it has to do with how well does it work or does it flow well.


What are you initial plans for the case?

What I can tell you is that it is something very different. I am going for class and chic. Whit so much done, there is very little left if one want to do things a bit different. But I have an idea that is growing on me. 

REV.01: What might be involved is leather, glossy and mat white / black / red and some brushed and polished aluminum. Since I will ad a custom loop later, that will then become REV.02 :D 

 

--- edit ---

I am going to do a photo edit of what I am talking about


Edited by Oneminde - 2/15/14 at 5:47am
 
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