a friend of mine is planning to build a new PC with one goal in mind, to do everything right, in accordance to his vision. The budget is quite high, €1600-1700 and this does not include storage, because he wants to just move his SSD+HDD over to the new machine. As mentioned in the title, looks are one of the most important factors here, the color scheme is black & white. Apart from that he prefers classy looks, so no weird shapes and just some white LEDs to light up the interior and that's it. I picked the Corsair 400C white case for him because he said it fits him perfectly and as I know Corsair it should be quality. So here is the rest of the build, don't look at the prices however because we are in the EU:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($242.89 @ B&H) CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.99 @ B&H) Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.98 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($159.99 @ NCIX US) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($105.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($629.99 @ B&H) Case: Corsair Carbide 400C White ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($16.99 @ Newegg) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($26.44 @ OutletPC) Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fans ($20.89 @ OutletPC) Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($13.88 @ OutletPC) Total: $1569.01 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-12 16:17 EST-0500
He might not get a 1080 if in the meantime new cards are announced, he just said he wants the best single-core GPU he can afford without sacrificing other things, preferably EVGA as the ACX cooler not only looks really good but we also have positive experience with the noise levels and EVGA warranty. The 750W PSU is there to handle any future additions, possibly SLI or watercooling. Currently I put the NZXT X52 in there, it looks a lot better than air coolers and the budget can handle it. PCPartPicker says some Z170 boards might need a BIOS update before using Kaby Lake, though I don't know if that's true for the one I picked or not.
Thanks for reading, I would like to know the opinions of others on this build I created.