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This is another workstation build for a client of mine. All the parts I picked out were higher quality then needed, however this rig is going to need to last quite a long time before it retires.

The build was pretty fun and easy. The 100R windowed case is very nice (for the price), and building in it was enjoyable.

Parts List:

CPU: The Core i5-6500 has been my "go to" CPU for workstation builds ever since it launched a year ago. It's an excellent CPU for what I need it to do.

CPU Cooler: I probably could of gotten away with a Cryorig M9i, but like I said above, I order higher end parts than needed. It operates really well. Temps on idle in the BIOS are about 35C. (Which is odd since my mothers 6600K w/ H7 cryorig only runs at 29C on idle. I think the thermal paste got a little uneven...)

Memory: Since I had a white CPU cooler, I really wanted to try Corsair Vengeance LPX white dimms. This is the first time I've ever bought white memory sticks and I'm happy I did. It looks really nice with the H7 next to it.

Motherboard: The Pro4 motherboards from AsRock have also been my "go to" motherboard for years now. They have very good price to feature ratios and it does everything I need it to. The only tip I recommend newer peeps to do is update the BIOS ASAP. I've had issues with Asrock motherboards if they aren't on the latest BIOS.

The bummer part about the H170 chipset that I didn't know is that there is no XMP support. Meaning that my 3000Mhz white LPX memory can only run at 2133MHz. Whoops. I wouldn't of bought those sticks if I had known in the first place. But oh well, at least it looks good.

Storage: Samsung 850 EVOs have never disappointed me. They are ridiculously fast on clean systems.

Case: MUCH better than the cheapo SPEC cases from Corsair. They pack far more room in the bottom for cable management making my life way easier compared to the Corsair SPEC-03. The only issue with this case -- and nearly ALL Corsair cases for that matter -- is that there is not much room in the back for cables. You have to put a lot of pressure on the back panel to get it in place which is frustrating.

PSU: Overkill, I know. But at least it will last 10 years like I need it to. I've used this PSU many times before, and it is indeed one of the best PSUs I've ever used.

If you need more pictures, let me know and I'll take more. Sorry for the potatoish pictures, I was working in low light and was too lazy to take the rig outdoors where I usually photograph my computers.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice selection of parts. I think the pictures look nice, maybe it's just my crappy laptop screen, I would like to see more.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok. I added a bunch more pictures!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

haha your pictures aren't potatoes at all!!!! Sweet build anyways!!!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very sexy work station. Even though it's just a work station though, it'd still slaughter games such as CS:GO and League of Legends with that integrated...haha! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice build with Quality Parts on a tight budget..

Well Done..

Some say the integrated GPU can perform better on a Z170 board with higher speed memory.. I personally doubt there is much of a difference..

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually yes, and it's very significant the frame rate boosts. Especially on APUs.

Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Just added more pics.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
I love these WS builds, they look so sober but sexy :3

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. BTW I added more pics.