So we wanted a second machine connected to the TV 1080p in our office (Cave/Lair/whatever lol) so I took to grabbing some of our parts that were laying around and ordered what was missing, the description of why the parts were chosen and/or used are below, once again I used a Corsair carbide Air case but this time a 240.
Intel Core i5-6600K, this chip was purchased as I was going to buy a i5-6600 NON-K but picked up the ex-demo unit from my supplier for $10 less then the 6600 plus the 6600-K has a 200MHz higher non turbo clock, as for not coming with the stock cooler that didn't matter as i don't like the look of the stock coolers so an after market cooler was going to be used anyway so it was budgeted. My builds are always Performance and looks together so whether a part is practical may not apply if it fits the overall aesthetics of the system.
Gelid GC-Extreme Thermal Paste, It's thick but performs well I've been using this for a few years on many projects, I've have had no issues and always good temps.
Gigabyte G1. Sniper M7 B150 Mainboard, yes it can't overclock (we knew this) but we have 6 systems here so the 6600K may move to another project, however the main problem was finding a Green 1151 Mainboard and this board was almost exactly what we wanted (apart from the B150 but the CPU was going to be a non-K chip anyway) I was not happy that it came with a scratch on the VRM heatsink though but that wasnt worth RMAing over and waiting.
GEIL Super Luce 16GB (2x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 this was from my other system, that system had these modules as I could not order the white red ones at the time and i cant get Green DDR4 ATM including from AVEXIR.
Samsung 840 Series SSD once again we had this already and it performs well for the older non EVO model.
HDDs These were all ones we already had from the past and just thrown in for extra storage.
Asus GeForce GTX980 Perfect for 1080p gaming in a system this size, I picked it up secondhand around 5 months ago for $500 AUD around the same price as the 970s were at the time, I also wanted a Reference card for the Green logo on the top.
Corsair Carbide Air 240, I went with this case as I love my Carbide 540 and the ability of installing a RAD in the front of the Micro ATX case was a plus, I also need it to fit on a shelf so we had a small restriction to size.
CPU Cooler, The Swiftech H220 X2 was chosen for the way it looked as well as the Copper Brass Radiator and the possibility of using the parts in future (Like the Apogee X2 Block) yes i knew before buying that the Res had to face the back of the case due to the GPU being in the way. The inclusion of dyes was great to turn the liquid green as well as the RGB lights. Cooling is Very good even at quieter lower pump RPMs.
Creative X-Fi Fatality, no its not in here for any real reason other then nostalgia and looks lol, I changed the LED light colour by using a small amount of Nail Polish on the lens to match the GeForce GTX Logos colour.
Fans, I find myself using Thermaltakes RIING RGB Fans in most builds I love the way they look :), but they also appear to perform well and are resonably quiet compared the the stock coolers SP fans. The Nanoxia Deepsilence 80mm Fans where more for Looks as they were green and I hated the look of the empty fan slots at the back I was surprised how quiet they are you can't here them at lower RPMs over the system itself. Yes im aware I'm running negative pressure here however this system gets very little dust where its located.
Gamerchief Green PSU Extension / Fan Extension cables were well priced and appeared to be of good quality :) Coming from cabelmod on my other system.
SATA Cables I had 2 green ones already for the viewable SATA ports and 2x Black/White ones for the SATA ports hidden under the Graphics card.
Intel Wireless-AC 7265, seems to get a better connection then my TP-Link T9E adapter in my main rig.
Gigabyte Odin GT 800W PSU, I still had this in box in my garage, Its not a bad PSU in its day it was a tier 2 Unit and did well in reviews. Its made by CWT.
Xbox Wireless Windows 10 USB Dongle, My partner prefers playing with a controller so we bought this for gaming (This system is not at a desk so it makes sense) I prefer KB + Mouse myself.
Xbox One Day One Controller, We already had this spare from our Xbox One.
I used towel for leak testing the cooler as there have been a few issues with the H220 X2 pump connections getting damaged in shipping.
I used a glass of liquid to work out what colour I wanted by mixing the dyes.
Thanks for looking :)