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Hannah Snow Build 2016

by BoxerE1195

Description

This is my First Ever PC build and Im pretty Excited about this because its a beast gaming and workstation Computer.

CPU: I chose the Skylake i7 6700k because its the most mainstream/ popular cpu out to date. And having the unlocked capability offers cpu overclocking to the extreme, even though its nothing compared the the 6 and 8 cores.

CPU Cooler: Was deciding to get a liquid cooler, but budget cut short so went with the Cryorig H7 over the Cooler Master Evo 212 because it looks more appealing and test proves that the H7 cools the cpu more better, plus the build is black and white themed and having the white 120mm fan makes it more better.

RAM: Decided to go with the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) 2400MHz sticks, more or so its white themed and it was a reasonable price.

MOBO: Choosing the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3x was a pretty good decision, one is that its white and black themed, second it supports SLI or Crossfire if i ever decide to do that, 3rd its a great overclocking board, and lastly it was a bargain against the other z170 boards.

GPU: Choosing the EVGA GTX 1070 FTW edition was pretty tough choice against the GTX 1070 SC edition because one, this GPU is a little more pricey compared the SC but having the RGB function sold it for me because having different varieties of colors is awesome. But all in all both cards as well as the rest of other manufacture 1070 cards are pretty much the same goes with overclocking but its all comes down to personal taste.

STORAGE 1 SSD: I chose the Crucial MX300 275gb SSD as a boot drive and to store important files on it such as frequently used games or photo/ video editing software.

STORAGE 2 HDD: I chose the Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD as the storage option because it offers lots of space compared to a 1TB HDD, and many say Seagate's aren't reliable due to early death rates for the drives but I've done some research and that this 2016 drive is an upgraded version from pervious models of seagate drives and should be very reliable, but will see how things go.

PSU: Decided to go with the EVGA BQ 650W PSU because its budget friendly and its Overkill for this build.(Update) Switched to the EVGA SuperNOVA 750w G3

CASE: I decided to go with the Phanteks Eclipse P400s White because its beautiful, it matches the build theme and also very simple looking with 3 buttons on the front panel with 3 speed fan Controller, LED Light controller, and reset switch, very straight forward, also doesn't have a optical drive bay, who needs those anyways. lol

FANS: I went with 2 140mm Corsair AF edition as intake and 2 120mm Corsair AF edition as exhaust, and also the case comes with 2 extra fans, i used one as an intake as well and the other just installed it on my parents case for extra fans. so you'll have 2 exhaust fans and 3 intake fans.

LED STRIP: Went with the Phanteks 1m LED Strip for extra lights inside the case and you can also use this LED strip to connect to the from the front panel as it has the LED control.

MOUSE: Got the Corsair M65 RGB PRO White Edition because it was also a bargain for a 12k DPI mouse perfect for FPS and you can also change the LED colors as well.

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rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Its purty :3

+1 :)

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

thanks man!!

mdjasrie 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Love this build! I'm inspired to build a white themed build with dual 1070 sli using that case!

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

yes white is a beautiful choice for your theme! and you can spot less dust as well!

Trotterz 1 point 29 months ago

Nice build.....thats what i could say.

+1

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

thanks!!!

Wegason 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Nice build, custom cables?

Also with 3 exhaust and 2 intake you'll have negative air pressure which could make it dusty inside.

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

yes phanteks cable sleeves! its actually 2 exhaust and 3 intake lol the case fan which is the only one not lit up is also intaking air as well. sorry i forgot to fix what i put at the top!

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edog6901 1 point 29 months ago

i love it alot nice build

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

thanks man!

marcellojarbo 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

It's hard to believe this is your first build.ITS AMAZING. You went a little overkill with the parts but thats ok. I also love the fans. Cable Management is flawless. I wish my first build was like this :). +1

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

lol thanks man im surprised as well that ive never built a pc and that i went overkill as my first!

ctmuck 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Great build! +1

Not sure why I'm curious about this today, but where are the hard drives located? Down below with the PSU?

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 2 points 29 months ago

for this specific case its at the bottom left of the psu facing the covered side and the ssd would be on the side hanging where its covered above the psu!

MrDee 1 point 29 months ago

Very nice. It's for sure more better than mines!

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

lmao!

PlumDictator 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Great mobo choice. It's what I went with as well.

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

yea i was gonna go with the Gigabyte GA-Z170 HD3 but i went with this, and i never knew it lights up lol

PlumDictator 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

yea me too.

s.a.wood15 3 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Love love love that case, so hot right now. +1

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

lol very!!

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

PuPurrrrrrrrrrpuleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrpuleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

lol

SickComputerBuilder123 1 point 29 months ago

This is awesome, very nicely arranged and the colors are nice. I hope to base my next build off of this one.

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

thanks man!!

MarshmellowMan2 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

built in the non-silent version of this case, it was great and easy! did you buy a fan splitter? my mobo only had enough fan headers to run my AIO pump, AIO fan, two intake fans, and one output fan. i really want to fill all the fan slots :(

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

lol yea i bought 2 but i really did not need it because i forgot i had the fan controller and i could plug in 3 fans into it and i have 5 fan headers in my MOBO and only used 3.

coolkid5422 1 point 29 months ago

can this setup run the newest games at 1080p max settings? how is your build going so far?

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

lol yea no doubt, it can even play games 4k at 30 fps +, my build so far is the best. the fastest pc ive ever had.

SavageSpud 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Just get new monitor, that build and that monitor though lol.

Tesolite 1 point 25 months ago

How many fans does the mobo support ? Did you need to use a splitter ?

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

the MOBO has 5 fan headers. At first i did but i didnt even need em.

Tesolite 1 point 25 months ago

I see. So, if I was to rock 6 120mm fans, I would need to use splitters. Thanks for the info :)

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

yea one splitter should do.

plzDonateAgame 1 point 24 months ago

Did the case come with interior light strips or did you buy them? Amazing build btw +1

BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

it did not come with the light strips but the light in front of the case is built into the case! and Thanks.

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BoxerE1195 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

lol yeah it stands out the best.