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So i’m currently picking a cooler for my new build and decided to go with the nzxt kraken z63

However after some research ive found alot of posts saying the AiO blocks some of the RAM slots. So i’m just wondering if the cooler and ram will fit, I will mount rad on top.

 

Watched GN review on the case and he pointed out RAM clearance which is why i wanted to double check. ( He talks about it around 12:05 )

NZXT Kraken Z63

MSI B550 Tomahawk

G.Skill Trident Z

Fractal Design Meshify 2

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9 minutes ago, GlaZe08 said:

So i’m currently picking a cooler for my new build and decided to go with the nzxt kraken z63

However after some research ive found alot of posts saying the AiO blocks some of the RAM slots. So i’m just wondering if the cooler and ram will fit, I will mount rad on top.

 

Watched GN review on the case and he pointed out RAM clearance which is why i wanted to double check. ( He talks about it around 12:05 )

NZXT Kraken Z63

MSI B550 Tomahawk

G.Skill Trident Z

Fractal Design Meshify 2

Uhm no, it likely won't fit iirc. What cpu do you have anyways? Be warned that for basically anything less than a 5900x, maybe a 5800x depending on your situation, an aio usually is a waste of money (especially nzxt aios such as the z63). You could also just front mount, or get a 240mm if it came down to that. 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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Instead of a Kraken Z63, why not consider an ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280mm?
It costs less and typically performs better.

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2 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

Uhm no, it likely won't fit iirc. What cpu do you have anyways? Be warned that for basically anything less than a 5900x, maybe a 5800x depending on your situation, an aio usually is a waste of money (especially nzxt aios such as the z63). You could also just front mount, or get a 240mm if it came down to that. 

Agreed, I've always just recommended high end air coolers like the Dark Rock Pro 4 or the NH D15. They never die and IMO in many cases they look better, especially if you add RGB fans.

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AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU - $85, Deepcool Gammaxx 400 V2 Blue CPU Cooler - $25, Biostar B450MH AM4 Motherboard - $65, Timetec 16GB (2x8) 3200MHz CL16 DDR4 RAM - $60, Adata SU650 240GB M.2 SSD - $30, WD Caviar Blue 250GB 7200RPM HDD - $20, Seagate Barracuda  320GB 7200RPM HDD - $20, MSI Aero Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB GPU - $200, Cougar MG130G Micro-ATX Case - $50, Aresgame AGK750 Fully Modular 80+ Gold PSU - $90, HP 22EB 21.5" 1080P 60Hz Monitor - $100, Samsung 21.5" 2S22E450D 1080P 60Hz Monitor - $90, Sceptre E205-W 19.5" 1600-3R 900P 75Hz Monitor - $70, GK73X Hot-Swappable Mechanical Keyboard (Gateron Red Switches) - $70, HK Gaming Dye Sub Chalk Keycaps - $40, Steelseries Rival 3 Mouse - $30, Redragon Mouse Pad - Came with bundle, Random XXL Amazon Mouse Pad - $10, Widesen USB Condenser Mic - $20, Gertisan Mic Arm - $12 (adapter needed, + $4), OneOdio Over Ear Headphones - $33, Cooler Master SickleFlow 120MM Blue Fan - $10, Iceberg Thermal IceGALE 140MM Teal Fan 2 Pack - $45, Cougar 120MM Case Fan - Included with MG 130G

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3 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

Uhm no, it likely won't fit iirc. What cpu do you have anyways? Be warned that for basically anything less than a 5900x, maybe a 5800x depending on your situation, an aio usually is a waste of money (especially nzxt aios such as the z63). You could also just front mount, or get a 240mm if it came down to that. 

I’ll be getting a 5800x 

This will be my first build and being able to put gifs and stuff on there sounded super cool

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1 minute ago, GlaZe08 said:

I’ll be getting a 5800x 

This will be my first build and being able to put gifs and stuff on there sounded super cool

There's nothing wrong with that, but 99% of the time, you'll be staring at your screen rather than your PC. It's a novel feature, and it's cool, but make sure to decide if you think it's worth it, and I mean really mull it over, the zxx lineup isn't cheap by any means, and those aios will be overkill for what you have. 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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6 minutes ago, FakeKGB said:

Instead of a Kraken Z63, why not consider an ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280mm?
It costs less and typically performs better.

I thought about that one at first but i really didnt like how the pump or whatever looks

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Why do you need an AIO anyway? It’s a 5800x. Any decent air cooler will do a good job.

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3 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

There's nothing wrong with that, but 99% of the time, you'll be staring at your screen rather than your PC. It's a novel feature, and it's cool, but make sure to decide if you think it's worth it, and i mean really mull it over, the z63 isn't cheap by any means. 

Yea ur right. I guess i kinda went overkill since i could finally afford to get a pc that looks good. My entire life has been me using shitty used pc’s which always broke after a year or 2

 

But in that case is there any AiO you would recommend over the Z63?

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2 minutes ago, Downkey said:

Why do you need an AIO anyway? It’s a 5800x. Any decent air cooler will do a good job.

AiO’s just look way better imo

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1 minute ago, GlaZe08 said:

AiO’s just look way better imo

But most are wastes of money, and are much harder to maintain. 

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Nothing wrong with choosing an aio because it makes for a better looking build. Do consider the Arctic Liquid Freezer II mentioned by @FakeKGB. Either 240mm or 280mm version will do a good job with a 5800X. They are well priced around US$105.

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5 hours ago, brob said:

Nothing wrong with choosing an aio because it makes for a better looking build. Do consider the Arctic Liquid Freezer II mentioned by @FakeKGB. Either 240mm or 280mm version will do a good job with a 5800X. They are well priced around US$105.

Thought about the liquid freezer but sadly its not in stock around here.

im thinking either fractal celsius S36 or the deepcool castle v2

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