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SYSTEM BUILDING CHALLENGE FOR LTT

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Keywords: ITX, 1440P, 144HZ, 6600K, Cherry MX, GTX 1070

 

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Squeezed nearly every single dollar out of this build. Managed to get a 1440p monitor with 144hz refresh rate in there. If AMD had a better graphics card to take advantage of Freesync I would have chose that instead since the monitor has Freesync. (Possible team switch in the future for this lucky build owner :P)

 

For bonus points I stuck to a nearly all Black/White color theme including the Ram, GPU, Case, CPU Cooler, SSD, and even the Motherboard. For an Extra 50 bucks this system will look really awesome with an NZXT Hue +.

 

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($234.39 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14S_BK 68.1 CFM CPU Cooler  ($44.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($147.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: OCZ TRION 150 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($62.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card  ($429.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz) 
Monitor: Acer XG270HU 27.0" 144Hz Monitor  ($461.65 @ B&H) 
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Essential Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($59.64 @ Amazon) 
Mouse: Razer Orochi 8200 Chroma Wireless Laser Mouse  ($44.99 @ Best Buy) 
Total: $1696.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-25 15:32 EDT-0400

 


CPU: Core i-7 7700k @ 5.1 GHZ | Ram: 16GB DDR4 3000 Dominator Platinum | Graphics: EVGA 1080Ti FE (Watercooled) OC @ 2100Mhz|  Mobo: MSI Mpower Z170A Gaming Titanium |Storage:Samsung 850 Pro 250gb|PSU:EVGA SuperNova P2 1000 Watts|Monitor: Predator XB271HU & Asus VN248H-P |Case: NZXT H440 Matt Black| Pictures

 

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/ch78M8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/ch78M8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($253.14 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($54.78 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($127.17 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($63.70 @ Newegg) 
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($59.38 @ NCIX US) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($64.80 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card  ($464.38 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($80.77 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($41.54 @ Newegg) 
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer  ($15.10 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor  ($285.77 @ Newegg) 
Keyboard: Corsair K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($132.60 @ Amazon) 
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($51.63 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1694.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-25 16:08 EDT-0400

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I managed to squeeze in a 6700k and a 1080. 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor  ($336.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler  ($19.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($110.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($57.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($60.00 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card  ($669.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ NCIX US) 
Power Supply: Rosewill 500W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: LG 25UM56-P 25.0" 60Hz Monitor  ($150.98 @ Newegg) 
Keyboard: AZIO MGK1-K Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Mouse: Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse  ($44.95 @ Adorama) 
Total: $1694.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I wanted to build a true all-around PC, not skewed for gaming, but also keeping work and productivity in mind. That's why I built it around a (non-gaming, 60HZ) ultrawide 3440x1440p monitor. This setup will be great for all forms of productivity, while the rig will also allow for playing some MOBA/Overwatch style games in 1440p and all other games in solid 1080p. Work & play! The rig also comes in a mini-ATX form factor since I feel that most people won't appreciate a huge case on their desks.

 

 
Monitor: LG 34UM94-P 34.0" 60Hz Monitor ($679.99 @ SuperBiiz)
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($204.99 @ Newegg)
 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.99 @ Newegg after 10 rebate)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150N Phoenix-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($117.98 @ Newegg)
has wireless AC for easy placement and USB 3.1 Type-C support for future-proofed I/O
 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($41.99 @ Newegg)
 
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($189.98 @ Newegg)
 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SC GAMING Video Card  ($249.99 @ Newegg after $10 rebate)
 
Case: NZXT Manta (Black/Red) Mini ITX Desktop Case  ($129.99 @ Newegg)
 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($39.99 @ Newegg after $20 rebate)
 
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
 
Total:  $1691.79

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum and I thought I'd give the challenge a go. Using PCPartpicker I've made a list of parts, the prices and the reasons why I picked it.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/NTsL2R

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($234.39 @ Amazon) 

- I would have loved a i7-6700k but its to expensive and I was being practical, it's a good all rounder and still a good OC if you want to.

 

CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 4 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($47.89 @ OutletPC) 

- Great performer and quit. Only $10 more then the Cooler Master, worth it IMO.


Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($144.99 @ NCIX US) 

- Gotta have USB 3.1 (gen2) Type C.  Next time you blink anything with a battery will need it.


Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($77.88 @ OutletPC) 

- Little is gained by spending more IMO. 2400Mhz, Cas 15 and it's pretty.

 

Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($186.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

- @ 2.200/900MB/s. That speed. Can't not have it.

 

Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($65.82 @ Amazon) 

- Because I also need a place to put my stuff, can't beat it for reliability.


Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB G1 Gaming Video Card  ($289.00) 

- It's fast and shiny and can't afford a 1070


Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case White ($87.89 @ Amazon) 

- Sleek design, enough fan/radiator space, just a little bigger then the NZXT S340 and the shiny LEDS of course.


Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ newegg after $20 rebate)  

- It had to be 80 Plus Bronze at least, semi modular. Its a simple build, don't need all the cables. Reliable. At least 450 watt.


Monitor: BenQ XL2430T 24.0" 144Hz Monitor  ($350.98 @ Newegg) 

- Good for gaming, but high refresh is nice for any user not just gamers. Bigger, G-Sync or fancier just puts things over the limit.


Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2014 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($89.72 @ Amazon) 

- Good keyboard. Unless mechanical keyboards annoy you. Then no, not so much.


Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse  ($60.99 @ Best Buy) 

-Good mouse.

 

Wireless Network Adapter: Edimax EW-7811UTC USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter  ($15.99 @ Newegg) 

- It was this or a 120 mm fan ...

 

Other: It's a Boy! Individually Wrapped Blue Bubble Gum Cigar Box - 36-Count ($0.99)

- And I shall name him: Walter.

 

 

Slick never said it had to be a gaming rig, so this is as balanced as my mind will go on building an allround rig. 

 

 

Total: $1699.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-25 20:23 EDT-0400

 

 


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Guess i'll go ahead and take a crack at this.  I chose to go small form factor with a mini itx board sporting the i5 6600, a water cooled fury x, and a 240 gig ssd, all enclosed in the Enthoo Evolv.  This build also has a 2TB hard drive for media storage and 16GBs of 2400mhz ram.  To round out the build i added a 1440p 144hz free sync monitor, a (mostly) full sized mechanical keyboard and a corsair m65 mouse.  As of creation the price, without mail in rebates and without in store pick up, sits just under $1,690

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($215.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H110I PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($60.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card  ($434.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case  ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer XG270HU 27.0" 144Hz Monitor  ($461.65 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair M65 Wired Laser Mouse  ($46.49 @ Newegg)
Total: $1678.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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This took a little while. Here's my Megablocks kit. At exactly $1,698.49 I hope nothing is taxed lol.  

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/DGsL2R 

plus http://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-xbox-360-wireless-controller-black/2589153.p?id=1218503724374&skuId=2589153 

plus https://www.amazon.com/Programmable-Buttons-AFUNTA-double-speed-adjustment/dp/B016ZF77OA/ref=pd_sim_sbs_147_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=41Wxe2J1anL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=39GKTKE76M07EYKAMSQN

The keyboard is only really there because it's necessary. I hope "all around good" doesn't include virtualization, Windows 10 pro wasn't worth the extra $$$. Good thing there are plenty of other options for remote desktop. You could think of this as a "semi-pro" editing station and gaming rig. Fractal design's website states that the Define Nano S comes with "an adapter included for motherboards with limited fan header" but wasn't very specific. They seem like a company that would include a splitter capable of running all the case fans off of one header. Worst case scenario is that this ends up being a few bucks over budget. The mouse includes macro buttons, because I personally need me some media keys. The fans, well, just think of them as a touch of social engineering :D No window or LEDs because, hell no.

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So I this is the setup it’s not quite a gaming machine but it can play some games, and with the case, it would look almost at home at a desk at some no-name accounting firm. I also noticed everybody was running Intel, so had to do research and find a nice AMD based system.

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/FVfykT

 

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/FVfykT/by_merchant/

 

CPU: AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($201.98 @ Newegg)

 

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($88.49 @ Newegg)

 

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme6 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($143.98 @ Newegg)

 

Memory: Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)

 

Storage: Mushkin Reactor 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($234.95 @ Amazon)

 

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card ($209.12 @ Amazon)

 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)

 

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($155.98 @ Newegg)

 

Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Newegg)

 

Monitor: ViewSonic VA2246M-LED 22.0" 60Hz Monitor ($101.98 @ Newegg)

 

Keyboard: Cougar ATTACK2-2B Wired Standard Keyboard ($87.40 @ Amazon)

 

Mouse: Cougar 200M Wired Optical Mouse ($16.99 @ Newegg)

 

Speakers: Harman Kardon SoundSticks III 40W 2.1ch Speakers ($185.16 @ Amazon)

 

Total: $1675.99

 

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-25 23:14 EDT-0400

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AMD RX480 Master Race. Way better than a shoddy 1070. 

Not to mention a G502, way better than any Razer poop. Feat 32GB of RAM, a Core i7 and a H100i. 

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/tpMV7h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/tpMV7h/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($349.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($94.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($92.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($114.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($90.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($60.00 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($269.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($269.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Thermaltake Core V51 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($58.99 @ NCIX US) 
Monitor: Asus VX238H-W 23.0" Monitor  ($111.98 @ Newegg) 
Keyboard: G.Skill Ripjaws KM780 MX Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($84.99 @ Newegg) 
Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse  ($59.99 @ Best Buy) 
Total: $1696.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-25 23:57 EDT-0400

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Here's my entry, enjoy :)

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($344.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($72.19 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($149.39 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($58.88 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($91.66 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card  ($439.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Directron) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($106.99 @ Amazon) 
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor  ($249.99 @ Best Buy) 
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Mouse: Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse  ($44.95 @ Adorama) 
Total: $1694.01
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-26 08:51 EDT-0400


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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here you go: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/H6Kq3F

 

as an all round build, gaming wasn't the only thing on my mind. as such: compact case + silent enough cooler, and only a 1060 compared to 1070/80. I feel in an all round build not more else is needed graphics wise since the games will have a tough job catching up to the 1060, let alone 1070/80.

   plenty of power in the 6700k, 16gb of ram ensuring linus probably can't out-chrome this machine.

 

as for aesthetics, a dark toned black theme to match the all round rig meaning it'll look good in an office space, but you still have the option for chroma keyboard & g-card lights.

 

 keyboard choice was made to be great for gaming (in my experience) while not too loud (again, for the "all round part") and monitor's 144hz rate and great colour means it'll look great in an office environment or pulling off sick 360 noscopes.

 

g502 cuz g502. couldn't find the spectrum version, but that's what I'm hinting at.

 

3tbs should be fine for storage, or you should be networking (the great teachings of linus media group), while the samsung 850 evo brings launch down to under 15 seconds in my experience.

 

added wind 10 in case (would prefer 7 but pcpartpicker says it's 200$) but if not needed tack this thing on:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-21-5-widescreen-led-monitor-black/3706202.p?id=1218428685591&skuId=3706202

it's an Asus VS228H, just as a side monitor for a productivity boost.

 

that should be about it. Hope you like my reasonings!

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($344.88 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($73.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($159.88 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($69.00 @ B&H) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card  ($439.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($70.98 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 23.0" 60Hz Monitor  ($120.98 @ Newegg) 
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($159.04 @ Newegg) 
Mouse: Razer Mamba Tournament Edition Wired Laser Mouse  ($82.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1683.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-26 10:32 EDT-0400

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($237.79 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.49 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($137.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($73.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($91.66 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($66.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card  ($429.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Inwin 503 BLACK ATX Mid Tower Case  ($60.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Monitor: Dell U2515H 25.0" 60Hz Monitor  ($349.00 @ B&H) 
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($76.94 @ B&H) 
Mouse: Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Wired Optical Mouse  ($39.49 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1674.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-26 11:02 EDT-0400

 

Explanation on my proposed "All-purpose PC Rig"

CPU: i5 6600K - I was at a dilemma of either picking the i7 6700 or the i5 6600K (note that both can be OC although different method), but after some consideration, I feel like it was a necessary sacrifice to fit in better parts (one of them being the monitor, but I'll explain later

CPU Cooler: 212 EVO - it's cheap, it does the work well so why not?

RAM: Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR4-2133 - I wasn't picky when it comes to RAM, so a black kit with a moderately well speed is enough

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI Plus - It's black, it has SLI, it has steel-armored PCI-E slot, it has Z170 chipset, it's considerably cheaper than most Z170 board while being aesthetically good

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB + Seagate Barracuda 2TB - I'm using this combo for my rig (lower capacity), they work like a wonder

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Armor OC - Black and white goes super well with this build

Case: In-Win 503 Black - I'm using it currently, what can I say? A wonderful case at the $60 price point

GPU: EVGA G2 550W - Bandwagon but I think it's a good PSU based on Jonnyguru review and people's opinion

Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2515H - even among other IPS panel monitors I doubt there is one that can rival this baby at $350, it's basically a 1440p version of the U2414H I'm also using with great color accuracy due to factory calibrated, InfinityEdge design (near bezeless), shit tons of ports (2 HDMIs, 1 miniDP, 2 DPs, 5 USB 3.0 ports), 100mm x 100mm VESA mount compatible for tilt, pivot, swivel. The only downside is the 60Hz refresh rate but for me (who isn't into competitive gaming) it doesn't really matter too much since the color its literally soothing my eyes wheneven I watch a movie with it, also an i5 and a 1070 should be sufficient for 60FPS high-to-ultra setting in most game at 1440p

Keyboard and Mouse: CoolerMaster Storm QuickFire + Logitech G303 -  like RAM kit, I wasn't going to be picky about this so a Cherry MX mechanical keyboard and a (considerably) cheap mouse will do the job well

 

In short: This PC doesn't one-sidedly aim at competitive gamer or Video/Photo Editors, this is an All-Purposed PC, this means gamers and people who do creativity works can use this PC well with no problem


Scarlet KnightIntel Core i3 6100 || Antec A40 Pro CPU Cooler || MSI Z170A Gaming M5 || Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR4-2133MHz || Samsung 850 Evo 120GB || Seagate Barracuda 1TB || Gigabyte G1 Gaming R9 390X 8GB || Seasonic M12II 620W || In Win 503 || Corsair Strafe || Steelseries Kinzu V3 MSI Edition || Dell UltraSharp U2414H || Xiaomi Alumunium Mouse Pad (S)

 

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Phone: BlackBerry Classic Q20, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916S

Console: PlayStation 4 500GB CUH-1206A

Tablet: iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-fi Only

Laptop: MSI GE62 (i7 4720HQ || 8GB DDR3 || NVIDIA GTX960M || Samsung 650 EVO 120GB + 1TB HDD)

In-ear Monitor: Xiaomi Piston 3.0

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>i5-6600K / GTX 1070 Black/White theme PC

>27" QHD IPS Monitor with Black/White aesthetic that matches with the PC

>RGB Peripherals

 

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($237.79 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($144.88 @ OutletPC) 
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($64.99 @ Adorama) 
Storage: OCZ TRION 150 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($62.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($66.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card  ($429.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 60Hz Monitor  ($269.99 @ B&H) 
Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($119.99 @ Best Buy) 
Mouse: Corsair Sabre RGB Wired Optical Mouse  ($49.99 @ B&H) 
Total: $1686.47


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The Quiet Subtle Red Build

 

@Slick Personally I get so annoyed when I'm across the room and I can hear noisy fans whining while the machine is just sitting there at idle. For that reason, my build had to had to at least have the ability to be quiet. Quiet case with some form of sound dampening and components that, unless under serious load, be somewhat quiet. Myself being a long time supporter of 'the red team' as far as that war goes, I had to go with AMD graphics and thought it would be nice to carry the 'red' theme throughout the build. Put Corsairs Red AF140 series fans on the front of the case to get a red glow when it's dark and couple those fans with the H110i to get some nice CPU temps or OC possibilities. Here's my compilation:

 

 

Case: Corsair Carbide 400Q ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 

Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM  140mm Fan  ($12.88 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM  140mm Fan  ($12.88 @ OutletPC) 

Slick looking case, good mounting options for a rad and some decent red LED fans to give the front side a red hue in the dark through those vent holes.

 

Motherboard: Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($119.88 @ OutletPC) 

"IT'S NOT THE Z170-A" blah blah. Who cares. This will support dual crossfire and has enough fan headers for the job. The Z170-A is 30 bucks more.

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($237.79 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 

The i5 kicks serious butt and OCing will not be an issue with the H110i stuck on top. Bonus points, the H110i has a red LED logo option. Switch the fans for the red LED ones, tie it all into the red theme, et voilá.


Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($269.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($269.99 @ B&H) 

We've all seen the benchmarks, need I say more? Oh yes, "Red" build, thus "Red team".


Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($64.99 @ Newegg) 

Yes, they have red heatsinks on them.


Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($124.99 @ B&H) 
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($54.50 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($54.50 @ Amazon) 
SSD boot drive, yes the motherboard supports M.2, but the budget does not. For some additional (low noise) storage, put two cheap-ish 1TB 5400rpm disks in RAID 1 and you bundle redundancy, low noise and decent speed into one. Plus in this case you can fit 3 of those 2.5" disks on the back of the motherboard tray. Out of sight, out of mind. Then we can also get rid of that stupid 3.5" drive cage and do some cable management behind the PSU.

Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 

Solid power, good quality, 80+ Gold, fully modular. This'll do fine.


Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 21.5" 60Hz Monitor  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 

"OMG JUST 21.5 INCHES, SO LAME." Yes it's just 21.5 inches, but for 1 Benjamin Franklin you get a decent 1080p IPS display with sleek thin borders.


Keyboard: Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($49.99 @ Best Buy) 
Mouse: Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime Moba Wired Laser Mouse  ($30.99 @ Best Buy) 

Budget choices, but I'd personally rather put my money into internal components than display it on my desk.


Other: Red SATA cables ($1.66)

This is a red build, after all. You can find these online for pennies with free shipping from China.


Total: $1699.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. In this case a $20 mail-in rebate and a $5 combo deal.
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-26 18:01 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/LWdq3F


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Not the best looking build, but I have a 1080 which will get 60 fps easily on any 1440p game. I have a good Seasonic PSU, A 6600k, that can be over clocked easily. Very good build for price.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($238.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($39.92 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: ASRock Z170M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($58.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($63.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.49 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card  ($649.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($43.99 @ Directron) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 60Hz Monitor  ($269.99 @ B&H) 
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($77.49 @ Newegg) 
Mouse: Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse  ($44.95 @ Adorama) 
Total: $1694.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-27 03:43 EDT-0400

 

My second build has a higher refresh rate IPS 144hz monitor but a worse cpu motherboard and cooler.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($204.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($77.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($58.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($63.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.49 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card  ($649.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($43.99 @ Directron) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Monitor: Acer XG270HU 27.0" 144Hz Monitor  ($379.99 @ Newegg) 
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($77.49 @ Newegg) 
Mouse: Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse  ($44.95 @ Adorama) 
Total: $1698.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-27 04:02 EDT-0400

 My third build is very focused on looks and quality while maintaining a powerful CPU and GPU. Each part that I have in this build, I can recommend every part in this build. I have a G1 Gaming GTX 960 and it is so quiet. The case is very well built and good looking. The CPU can be overclocked very well with the H80i GT. Everything is almost perfect in this build.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($238.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i GT 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($89.88 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($150.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($87.12 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($63.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.49 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card  ($429.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($118.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($70.98 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 60Hz Monitor  ($269.99 @ B&H) 
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Mouse: Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse  ($44.95 @ Adorama) 
Total: $1683.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-27 13:26 EDT-0400

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25 minutes ago, Slick said:

Done!

 

"winner" will be announced in video :D

Ahh dang it, now we have to wait.

*goes to Vessel*

Nope not there yet.


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Managed to get a GTX 1080 and twin monitors. I'm suprised about the prise of the case I got. Edit: nevemind, it just jumped to $50. Still under the limit though

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/nsP7TH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/nsP7TH/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($238.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card  ($649.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer R240HY bidx 23.8" 60Hz Monitor  ($144.29 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer R240HY bidx 23.8" 60Hz Monitor  ($144.29 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($79.67 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Mad Catz R.A.T. PRO S Wired Optical Mouse  ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1676.05

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