Description

This has got to be the cheapest X99 build ever.

Disclaimer: I have 2 accounts with Newegg, so I used some promo codes twice :)

Parts

*CPU: I needed X99 because I do graphic design, among other things. Plus, it's a bit more future proof than LGA1150. Bought at Microcenter for $299+tax.

*CPU cooler: Cheap and reliable, using push/pull.

*Motherboard: I didn't need any of the OC gimmicks and this was the cheapest one available.

*RAM: I should have went with 2800. Regrets.

*Storage: I'm getting an SSD soon; hard drive was cheap.

*Case: Don't buy this case, no matter how cheap it is. Way too small and it took some modding to get the radiatior to fit.

*GPU: Noticeable coil whine.

*Power supply: Not enough ports?

*Windows: Windows 10 FTW

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Um that case isn't meant for any water cooling including aio's. That's why you had problems building in it. You used a cheap case for an expensive system.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's where you are wrong check the link (apologies its the uk site) http://www.corsair.com/fr-fr/carbide-series-spec-03-red-led-mid-tower-gaming-case

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I know they say they have room for watercooling radiators but manufacturers always forget that radiators are bigger than fans and have more space to the side and where the cooling and reservoir is.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Well according to the case manufacturer it would be compatible and out of everybody they are the ones you would trust

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were spending over $1000 on my build, it would most definately be x99.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning to OC? I have a similar build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If there aren't enough ports it's because you scrimped on a high end build. Same goes for most of it. Including the case.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

windows 10?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the 120v dealing with the 5820k? im thinking about getting that combo, but im unsure about the temps

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I would personally get a H60 or another Corsair cooler for a bit more; I'm getting about 32 degrees idle and 58+ degrees on load at stock speeds. It's a good cooler, but not if you plan on overclocking a lot (>25%)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a full price list :/

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

These are actually the prices I paid; as I mentioned before, Newegg and NCIX had promo codes going on at the time.

  • 25 off 200 x2 (Newegg)
  • 10 off 100 x2 (Newegg)
  • 10 off for new customers (NCIX)
[comment deleted by staff]
  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you say the power supply isn't going to last long? It seems pretty decently rated and has decent reviews.

[comment deleted by staff]