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Corsair Crystal 460X RGB Live Build

BoyScout Nov. 29, 2016

Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who participated. If you weren't able to make it during the live stream, you can still watch the archive on Twitch.tv.

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we're moving the live stream from Thursday to Friday this week. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Join us this Friday, December 2nd at 2PM CST on Twitch to watch us build in Corsair's new Crystal 460X RGB Case, and get our first impressions.

Here's the part list:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $56.00 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $137.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $413.45 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $88.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $399.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply Corsair 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $122.69 @ Amazon
Total $1669.07

NZXT S340 Elite Build and Giveaway

BoyScout Nov. 22, 2016

NZXT sent us their new Kraken X62 CPU cooler, Aer RGB case fans, a Hue+ and some accessories to tie all that RGB goodness together inside their new S340 Elite case. We took one look at the case's front panel HDMI port and decided we needed to build the ultimate NZXT VR-Ready Gaming PC.

NZXT liked our idea as well -- so much that they are giving away the complete part list from our build! Head over to the giveaway page to enter for a chance to make this build your own!

Entry period for the NZXT giveaway is open through 12/31/2016. Open worldwide where not prohibited. Must be 13 years of age or older to enter. Check the giveaway page for complete details on the prize as well as the full terms and conditions for entry.

A huge thanks to NZXT for providing their components for this build and for putting together this fun giveaway!

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler $159.99
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $124.99
Storage Sandisk X400 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $144.99
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Xtreme Gaming Premium Pack Video Card $659.99
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99
Case Fan NZXT Aer RGB120 (3-pack) 61.4 CFM 120mm Fans $79.99
Case Accessory NZXT Hue+ LED Controller $59.99
Case Accessory NZXT Internal USB Hub $24.99
Total at time of filming $1874.89

 

The S340 Elite gives some great options for keeping your cables looking clean, even when it's loaded with accessories. Check out the time lapse video of Barry managing the cables after the system boot test was done:

Link: NZXT VR-Ready PC Giveaway

$560 Entry Level Gaming Build

BoyScout Nov. 21, 2016

Looking to assemble a gaming PC on a budget? We've put together a build video based on this month's Entry Level Gaming Build Guide using Corsair's brand new Carbide 270R mid tower case.

A big thanks to Corsair for providing the case for use in this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $68.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $50.98
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $138.99
Case Corsair 270R ATX Mid Tower Case $69.00
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.99
Total $560.93

 

After the build boots up, there's still work to do -- watch our time lapse of Barry managing the cables.

Fractal Design Define Mini C Gaming PC Build

BoyScout Nov. 2, 2016

Fractal Design announced their new Define C and Define Mini C cases today. They were kind enough to send us the windowed version of the Define Mini C to check out, so we decided to build an $850 Intel Core i5-6500 / GeForce GTX 1060 gaming system to put it through its paces.
 
PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.88
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $29.88
Motherboard ASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $70.98
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $43.88
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $124.99
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card $234.98
Case Fractal Design Define Mini C with Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $79.99
Power Supply Fractal Design Integra M 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total at time of filming $839.57

 
Be sure to check out our Completed Build write-up for some more pictures and benchmarks.

And don't forget to watch just how easy the cable management went in the Define Mini C, in our latest time lapse video:

A big thanks to Fractal Design for providing the case and power supply used in this build.

ASUS ROG 10th Anniversary Build

BoyScout Oct. 25, 2016

To help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Republic of Gamers, ASUS recently sent us hardware to showcase 4K gameplay as well as their Aura Sync RGB lighting using the new Rampage V Edition 10 and GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX GPU. Check out the build video above, then follow the links below for additional bonus content, including some 4K game play benchmarks.

 
PCPartPicker part list

Type Item
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Memory Avexir ROG Impact 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Memory Avexir ROG Impact 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Storage OCZ RD400A 256GB PCI-E Solid State Drive
Storage Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card
Case Thermaltake Core V71 ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME 850W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Monitor Asus PG27AQ 27.0" 60Hz Monitor
Other CableMod SE-Series Premium Cable Kit
Other CableMod ModFlex™ SATA 3 Cable – RED
Other CableMod ModFlex™ Power Cord
Other CableMod ModFlex™ Cat 6 Ethernet Cable – 2m – RED
Other CableMod WideBeam Magnetic RGB LED Strip* – 30cm x2
Other CableMod WideBeam Magnetic RGB LED Strip* – 60cm x2

 

Additional Content

 

A big thanks to ASUS, Thermaltake, Cablemod, Avexir, OCZ, SeaSonic, and Western Digital for providing all the components used in this build.

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