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Project P3-N4 by MidnightBanshi

Hello!

I call this one "Project P3-N4, which stands for "Pompous, Pretentious, and Preposterous.............For Now"

Why? Because while I plan to eventually get into 1440p or 4K gaming, for right now, it's just for 1080p, BUT........I don't want to have to upgrade again in a short time, SO.........with that out of the way, this is what I came up with.

 

This started off based on the build featured on Tech Deals (I have to give credit where credit is due):

 

I liked how this one turned out, but I knew there were a couple of things I wanted to change.  I didn't like the Spec-01, as I wanted a clean looking build, so I opted for an NZXT S340 in blue/black, and I wanted a higher graphics card so as to stay ahead of the curve for a while, so I went with the 1080 FTW.  This is how the parts list looked after.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($343.49 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($89.88 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($189.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($119.99 @ NCIX US) 
Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($139.99 @ Best Buy) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($69.80 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card  ($634.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ B&H) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNova B2 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.08 @ Amazon)
Total: $1746.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-02 22:10 EST-0500 (edited, as they didn't list the power supply price above - this was added by me later - I can actually get the entire thing for about $30 cheaper from Amazon with Prime shipping)

 

I'll be doing videos about the parts and the build too, so I'm hoping all turns out good.

Midnight Rig - CPU: i7-7700K / Cooler: Corsair h100i V2 / Motherboard: AsRock Z270 Taichi / RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 3200Mhz / GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 FTW2 / SSD: Crucial MX300 525GB / HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm / PSU: EVGA Supernova B2 750W

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You probably don't want the massive SSD, something in the realm of 240-256GB is probably good. Spend more money for the PSU (and cooler if you're planning on better temps). Although with a slight OC on mine (4.7GHz at 1.225Vcore), AIDA64 reads max 78 celcius or so with a Cryorig H7.

Current PC Rig: i7 7700K with Cryorig H7 || MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon AC iTX || MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB || 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz || 240GB Adata Premier SSD || 1TB WD Blue || EVGA 550GS || Phanteks Enthoo Evolv iTX || Dell U2715H

Laptop: Macbook Pro Late 2016 with Touch Bar (15inches): i7 2.GHz || 16GB RAM || 512GB Flash || Radeon Pro 460 4GB VRAM

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1 hour ago, spacemen13579 said:

You probably don't want the massive SSD, something in the realm of 240-256GB is probably good. Spend more money for the PSU (and cooler if you're planning on better temps). Although with a slight OC on mine (4.7GHz at 1.225Vcore), AIDA64 reads max 78 celcius or so with a Cryorig H7.

I thought about doing the double-rad setup for the CPU cooling, but that would mean either changing out the case, or putting it on the front like I've seen on other builds.  What do you think, spacemen13579?

Midnight Rig - CPU: i7-7700K / Cooler: Corsair h100i V2 / Motherboard: AsRock Z270 Taichi / RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 3200Mhz / GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 FTW2 / SSD: Crucial MX300 525GB / HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm / PSU: EVGA Supernova B2 750W

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