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Fractal Design Define C TG / MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon Live Build

BoyScout Sept. 18, 2017

Join us Tuesday, September 19th at 2PM CDT on Twitch.tv for our next live build! This time we'll be building an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X system using MSI's X399 Gaming Pro Carbon/AC motherboard.

Josh from Fractal Design will be stopping by as well to help us put together the system using Fractal's recently released Define C TG case and Celcius S24 CPU cooler.

A big thanks to Fractal Design for providing the case and CPU cooler, as well as to MSI for providing the motherboard to use in this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1920X 3.5GHz 12-Core Processor $799.99
CPU Cooler Fractal Design - Celsius S24 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99
Motherboard MSI - X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX TR4 Motherboard $349.99
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $249.99
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 ELITE GAMING Video Card $754.99
Case Fractal Design - Define C TG ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99
Total at time of filming $2869.91

X399 Build - ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME / Threadripper 1950X

BoyScout Sept. 15, 2017

For our latest video, we worked with ASUS to put together a high end creator/gaming system built around AMD's Ryzen Threadripper/X399 platform.

We packed all that processing power, along with 64GB of DDR4-3000 G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory, and two ASUS STRIX Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti's into the Anidees AI Crystal Cube RGB mid tower case.

Anidees AI Crystal Cube RGB

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor $999.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99
Motherboard Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME EATX TR4 Motherboard $519.99
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $334.99
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $334.99
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $579.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) $799.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) $799.99
Case Anidees AI Crystal Cube RGB (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $169.90
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME Platinum 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $249.99
Total at time of filming $4929.81

A huge thanks to ASUS for providing the motherboard, processor and video cards as well as to Anidees for providing the case for this build.

Be sure to check out the Completed Build for benchmarks and more photos, as well as the cable management time lapse video to see how everything was cleaned up for the system's final look.

BitFenix Nova TG / Ryzen 3 Build

BoyScout Aug. 11, 2017

BitFenix released an updated version of their Nova mid tower case today called the Nova TG. They've given it a visual upgrade, adding a tempered glass side panel and an accent stripe down the front panel's side-mesh intakes. It's available in black with red accents (as seen here) or white with black accents.

Nova TG

To check out the case, we decided to build a Ryzen 3 1300X / GTX 1050 Ti based $650 (USD) gaming PC. Read below for the complete part list and watch the build video to see how it all came together.

Ryzen 3 1300X Build

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $129.00
Motherboard Asus PRIME B350-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $74.99
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.89
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $169.74
Case BitFenix Nova TG (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.89
Total at time of filming $633.49

We've posted a completed build with benchmarks and more photos. You can also watch our cable management video to see how Barry tidied things up for the final look of the build:

A big thanks to BitFenix for providing the Nova TG for us to use in this build.

Fractal Design Meshify C Build

BoyScout Aug. 9, 2017

Fractal Design announced their new Meshify C ATX mid-tower case today. The case includes a tinted tempered glass side panel and a full length metal mesh front panel with an angular design pattern that gives the Meshify C its own unique flair while allowing for maximum intake air flow at the front of the case.

Meshify C

To put the new case through its paces, we decided to assemble a $1500 (USD) gaming PC using ASRock's Z270 Taichi motherboard to help show it off. Check below for the complete part list and watch the video to see a bit more about the case and how our first build in it came together. Also be sure to check out our completed build write-up with benchmarks and more photos, as well as our cable management video.

A big thanks to Fractal Design for providing the case and ASRock for providing the motherboard for this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 Quad Lumi 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $59.95
Motherboard ASRock Z270 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $151.98
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $136.88
Storage OCZ TRION 150 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.99
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $83.95
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card $509.99
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.98
Case Fan Fractal Design X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120mm Fan $12.99
Total at time of filming $1527.69 (USD)

$1250 AMD Ryzen 5 1600 / GeForce GTX 1080 Build

BoyScout July 26, 2017

This month's featured build is based on our "Great AMD Gaming" build guide which uses the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 processor and GeForce GTX 1080 GPU all built in Cooler Master's MasterBox 5 mid-tower case.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.98
Memory Team - T-Force / Night Hawk 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB SC2 Gaming iCX Video Card $569.99
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox 5 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.98
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99
Total at time of filming $1253.91 (USD)

 
For Benchmarks and Photos, be sure to check out our Completed Build write-up.

You can also watch Barry clean up the cables in our cable management time lapse video:

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