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MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - i7 - 6700k + MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard + MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card!!

I've decided to give a shot at this competition and no, I'm not a PC builder often as I cant afford it! I'm still in school but I spend a lot of time doing research and looking at builds because I'd love to work for a company like MSI! I put together this build and there's probably a lot of better options and choices I could of made. This competition is right up my street and I would absolutely love to win this but I think compared to some of the experienced builders and much more knowledgeable people entering I don't stand a chance! Anyways lets get on too the build.

CPU:I chose this as not only is it a super good and powerful CPU in my opinion but I think this CPU just suits the build and yes it has a heavy price tag for some people but it is a great CPU.

CPU Cooler: I went for the water-cooling option because it allows for use of the CPU under a heavy load and also is an impressive feature to be able to say to have in your build. This water cooled CPU cooler also fits into the case I chose.

MOBO: I chose this Mobo for the reason that not only is it required that this series of motherboard is required but I would love to have this motherboard. It's a great motherboard and I look at a lot of builds with this motherboard and admire it just because it is a beautiful well rounded motherboard.

RAM/Memory: Standard DDR4, fast, reliable, powerful.

Storage: Originally I was going to stick 2TB of storage without an SSD but I figured as most gamers or PC enthusiasts love faster boot times sticking a nice 500gb SSD in would be great. I chose the 850 EVO because I have the 120GB version in my personal build and I love it. It meets everything I expect from it and extras. Easy choice. The western digital is an easy choice, good reliable storage for a rig like this.

Video card: I opted for the MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card because I love this card, I've seen a lot of other entries with 2x 980 Ti's but I didn't want this to be the same as all the others. This card is a great card and I love the aesthetics of it. It costs an arm and leg but I would get it if I had the money! I've used this card in my friends PC and it handled everything I threw at it!

Case: The case was a hard choice because I wanted to go for a Master case pro 5 but I then decided on a theme for the PC considering the card and I could utilise some colour and make my entry not only have a beastly, powerful build but also make it look good. The NZXT cases is always something I've admired and I love the style of the case and this NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case met everything I wanted from a case. I love the basement for the cable management and PSU and I love the layout of the build and also the colouring and how well thought everything is.

PSU: I've looked at some other entry's with 1000W PSU's when the wattage for all the parts is about 400-500 but I thought why spend a huge amount more on the PSU when for me I could use a 750W and still have about 350W left over for any future upgrades and overclocks. This PSU was an easy choice and it was exactly what I was hoping I'd find.

Case Fans: These were easy choices, good cooling and also they match the build colour theme of Red/Black.

Cable Sleeving: this was purely for aesthetics and I thought it would just give that impressive look to the rig when you look at it and all the parts match colours and the cables do too.

LED Controller: I saw the review of the NZXT Hue LED controller a while ago on the PC Part picker home page and was interested in this straight away. I love how much you can control the LED's in the case and how customisable things are like too be able to change the strobes or different effects of the LED's.

Overall I am quite happy with all the parts I've picked and I really hope this is a contestant for the competition, Fingers crossed! Thank you for taking the time too look at this build guide please leave me some up votes as I had to do quite a lot of research and work into these parts as i'm not the most experienced builder. Good luck to everyone else entering this competition!

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
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CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
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Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
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Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
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Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
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Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
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Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4 GB Twin Frozr Video Card
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Case NZXT H440 ATX Mid Tower Case
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Power Supply Corsair RM 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
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Power Supply Custom Cab​le sleevin​g
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Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-RLED 52.19 CFM 120 mm Fan
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Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-RLED 52.19 CFM 120 mm Fan
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Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-RLED 52.19 CFM 120 mm Fan
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NZXT Hue L​ED control​ler
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Total: £1365.80
+ Total (United States): $178.19 USD
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    • 49 months ago
    • 3 points

    Love the title! +1

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    Nice choice of components +1 :)

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