Feb. 24, 2017
For this month's featured build guide video, we started with our Great Gaming Build Guide, but added a few tweaks.
We wanted a motherboard with RGB LED support to allow us to easily add a software controllable strip along the LED light channel in the DUKASE V2. The ASUS Strix B250F with Aura support fit the bill. We also wanted to upgrade the CPU Cooler to something a bit nicer than the stock cooler to improve the overall look of the build through the case's large side window.
Check the part list below to see our final selections and watch the video to see how it came together.
A special thanks to ASUS for providing the motherboard and graphics card used in this build.
To see how Barry got the cables under control, be sure to check out the cable management time lapse video:
To see some benchmarks and see some final build pictures, check out the Completed Build write up.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor||$201.89|
|CPU Cooler||CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler||$34.99|
|Motherboard||Asus STRIX B250F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||$129.99|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory||$96.99|
|Storage||PNY CS1311 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$119.99|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$69.99|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card||$429.99|
|Case||Deepcool DUKASE WHV2 ATX Mid Tower Case||$49.99|
|Power Supply||EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$73.50|
|Other||CableMod® WideBeam™ Magnetic LED Strip RGB||$19.99|
|Total at time of filming||$1227.31|