Closer Look – Interior
Starting with the left side, there’s an extra large cut out for installing CPU cooler back plates. You may have noticed the lack of cable routing holes, this is due to NZXT replacing them with the cable management bar which is located on the right side on the motherboard tray. I have to admit that it does a great job with your cables, which you will get a chance to see in the build section of our review
NZXT provided a removable magnetic fan filer for the front panel, however the S340 does not come with any fans, so the 140mm fans you see in the next couple of photos are from the installed Kraken X61 CPU cooler.
Here’s another photo on the front panel with the filter removed.
In our next photo you can see just how large the cut out actually is , as well as a better view of the cable management bar. There’s a couple of cable routing holes in the top of the power supply shroud. The two in the rear are used to run SATA cables to each of the SSDs the last hole on the side of the SSD tray is used to run PCIe cables to your video cards.
The SSD mounting for the S340 is located on the top of the power supply shroud which makes it easy to display your prized SSDs and also very easy to remove each tray .
With the trays removed, I can easily install my Kingston HyperX Savage 960GB SSDs and reinstall the each tray on top of the power supply shroud.
Build and Installation
- Gigabyte Z97X-UD5 Black Edition Motherboard
- Intel i7-4790K Overclocked to 4.8GHz
- NZXT Kraken X61 AIO CPU Cooler
- Kingston HyperX Savage 2400MHz 32GB Memory
- OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD Boot Drive
- Two Kingston Savage 960GB SSDs for storage
- Two PowerColor R9 270X OC Devil Video Cards with Crossfire enabled
- OCZ Fatal1ty 1000 watt power supply with black sleeved cables
- NZXT S350 Razer Edition Chassis
Installing our Z97 Crossfire build in the S340 was a breeze, I didn’t run into a single issue throughout the whole build. At first I thought the Kraken X61 was going to be difficult to install due to cable management bar but it ended up being an easy install with close to a half inch left between the cable management bar and the Krakens 280mm Radiator
Next, a photo of our completed Z97 water cooled Crossfire build.
Cleaning up the cables was fast and easy leaving us with a clean looking build, I wish other company’s would pay attention and realize that no one likes a messy looking build.
Let’s move on to the next page for the conclusion.