Prologue (Skip it please)::
My job takes me to different countries, I already have work laptop. I wanted to build a PC, that is easy to carry yet powerful within budget.
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To run latest version (2016) of MATLAB, Solidworks , Photoshop and Adobe Premiere. Home Entertainment (Media)
Why I chose below parts:: (In order of Priority) CPU:: Intel Core i5-6600 I don't need hyper threading and unlocked "K" processor, because I'm not interested in Overclocking/ Ghz Boost, hence i5-6600 is sensible choice to me. (personal preference)
Mother Board (MoBo):: MSI H170i Pro AC
I need a on-board Wi-Fi & BT support. M2 support was additional benefit. Cons: Cut-outs in Back plate is not aligning properly with MoBo In this part of world MSI is affordable and has good after sales support.
CPU Case:: Silverstone Raven RVZ02B
Initially I was fixed on Node 202 from Fractal design,(exorbitant prices was asked for Node 202) I was in pursuit of something similar but cheaper. Silverstone Raven RVZ02B was heart stopper. Due to Slim sleek design and can support up to 13" Graphics card.
I wanted Low Profile cooler compatible with case, Obvious choice was Silverstone Argon AR06 fits Pros: with in dimension limits of CPU case, Silent Operation Cons: bit expensive.
Silverstone SFX-500 LG was compatible with case and could easily support graphics card and slim optical drive (planned to install). Fan replacement to silent one is a must. Pros: SFX Form factor, Silent operation mode (under low load) Cons: The worst part is Fan Noise. Its very annoying
If you work in a quiet environment. weird fan noise from PSU fan is very disturbing. kind of worn out fan bearings noise....