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MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - 'Black and White (Red isn't me)'

'Black and White (Red isn't me)' by Class377fcc12

I want to give thanks to everyone who upvoted and commented on my build. I am stunned, we got to page 4! This build wouldn't have got there without you guys' support. Thank you.

I love MSI. They are by far my favorite PC part manufacturer. There GPUs are not rivaled, and their motherboards are just plain awesome.

Why I chose the parts:

Intel i5-6600K - I chose the I5 as it is a great CPU for gaming and I don't need the hyperthreading as I would only use this system for gaming.

be quiet! Dark Rock 3 - The Dark Rock 3 is an awesome cooler. End of.

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon - The RGB lighting really sets it apart from other boards and I think it is very well priced. Also, as I said above, I love MSI motherboards.

16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX - I really like this RAM. I have used the DDR3 variant, and absolutely loved it.

WD Red HDD 80GB - You need a HDD in the parts to enter so...

MSI GTX 980 Ti - 3 reasons: 1, it is a 980 Ti, 2, it is black and white, 3, it is made by MSI.

Corsair Carbide 400C - A plain, simple case with some nice features, and I love Corsair's style.

EVGA NEX Supernova 750W - It is 80+ Gold rated, it is fully modular, and it's also decent looking.

I hope you like my build, even if I don't win. It will definitely not be the most powerful system, but everything matches and that is what I like in a build.

Reason for edit: could get SLI if downgrading other components.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor
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CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler
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Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
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Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
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£70.97
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Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 80 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
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Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB Video Card
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Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB Video Card
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Case Corsair 400C ATX Mid Tower Case
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Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
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Base Total: £339.20
Shipping: £5.99
Total: £345.19

Compatibility Notes

  • Note:Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Part List Price History

    Comments

    • 44 months ago
    • 2 points

    Why did you decided to cheap out on the HDD for another 980TI? :P Still giving this a +1

    Check out my build if you would like to!

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    I would be using storage from my current PC, but storage is a requirement to enter.

    • 44 months ago
    • 2 points

    It doesn't hurt you if you have more storage.

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Adding more storage would push me past the $2000 limit. Anyway, I already have a 1tb Samsung 850 EVO and two 2tb WD Black drives, so storage isn't a problem. Here is a link: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/wzCmP6/my-pc

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yay! I'm only on the 14th page!

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Now the 11th!

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    7th?! I never thought I would get this high!

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Page 4?!?! Jesus!

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Only just realized, this system is perfect for 4k gaming at 60fps. How did I not notice before?!

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    This looks really cool. +1

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks!

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Two days to go! (and then another week till it's drawn).

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Nice balancing of budget to grab 2 980tis and quality components. Cheaping out on the storage was the right move, especially if you already have some storage.

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks! I thought so too.

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    nice build 1+ please check out my build

    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks! I have upvoted your build. It looks really cool.

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    • 44 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks! Looks like you are going to win, so unless something changes, enjoy your new PC!

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