Description

For only being my first build I must say I'm impressed, It may look a little dull, but this beast will do it's job quite comfortably. Months of research through endless forums has gone into this build along with picking up a lot more knowledge on building the right DAW , and of course that amount of time, you will always run into technology changes. Looks as though I was right in time for Thunderbolt 3!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $299.00
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Purchased For $27.98
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $149.39
Memory Kingston Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For $105.99
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $62.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $49.99
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $69.02
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $79.99
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $21.39
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $89.00
Other ASUS Model ThunderboltEX 3 Expansion Card for ASUS Z170 and X99 Purchased For $67.00
Other Pair of JBL LSR305 Studio Monitors Purchased For $231.99
Other 4K UHD Smart LED TV - 43" Class (42.5" Diag) 43UH6030 Purchased For $299.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1553.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-04 16:15 EST-0500
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Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

Congrats for your first build! It looks very nice and clean.

Tip: You can improve your cooling by rotating the cpu cooler so that it will push the air towrds the back of the case. In the photo it looks like your cpu cooler and the chasis fan are fighting each other.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

+1.

This.

You should be able to just unclip the fan and clip it to the other side

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes..I love the simplicity.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you Feldmarshall_Duda! And for the tip as well. A few different Youtube videos directed me to put the fan that way, to blow heat out the back, it's a little hard to tell the fans are in Out Take position or Intake. I was under the impression that the fan in the front sucks in the cool air and pushes the heat out through the CPU cooler, reason why its that way, and finally out of the back fan.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol it said studio monitors and i though you had a dual monitor setup.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

It may look a little dull

hey! it doesn't look dull... actually it's pretty good

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Well thank you FACUNDO!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Beethovens 5th? I approve. Ah, yes, and nice rig, +1

:-P

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Good guess..lol And Thank You

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes working on getting more pics very soon

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good, more pictures would be nice.

+1

Can we get some of those wubs?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you Exgle..Yes I will need get more pictures taken..

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I see what you did there with the title..........

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, I have one of the fractal R4's and I removed the second bracket full of hard drive trays and I like how it turned out. You may give it a shot and see if you like it. I believe it just takes 4 screws to get done.

Nice Build +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

DAW!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

No Gc?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

main purpose is audio, iGPU will be more than enough

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Its going to be a Pro Tools 12 rig with Focusrite Clarett 4Pre using Thunderbolt technology.

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