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BoyScout Aug. 31, 2016

Update, Sept 13 @7:55AM: The entry period is closed -- thanks to everyone who entered! We'll post another update once MSI has drawn and validated the winning entries.

Update, Sept 13 @3:00PM: We are pleased to announce the two winners of the MSI Pick Your Favorites Giveaway!

The first winner is m00f:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $88.33 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $384.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Aegis 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $254.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $418.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card $699.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 1050W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $207.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2490.16

 

and the second winner is: MilkandNerd

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $172.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $65.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $156.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI) $719.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI) $719.88 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2462.58
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2452.58

 

Congratulations to the winners and thanks again to everyone for participating. A big thanks again goes to MSI for making this fun giveaway happen!

 

Original Post:

MSI is giving away two PCPartPicker part lists based around their motherboards and video cards, valued up to $2500 (US). What parts will you pick?

How it works: Create your part list with a CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, Memory, Storage, Video Card, Case, and Power Supply. The Motherboard and Video Card must be MSI components. Then head over to the giveaway page, fill out the required form with your email address and the PCPartPicker part list permalink to enter.

Entries open September 1, 2016 and close on September 12, 2016. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Two winners will be randomly selected from the entries and announced via social media by MSI after the contest closes. All parts should be currently available (with prices) on PCPartPicker. Sorry, no custom parts! The giveaway is open internationally, but the part list should be made using the US version of PCPartPicker.

Be sure to check the entry page for full the terms and conditions.

A big thanks to our friends at MSI for putting together and hosting this awesome giveaway!

Enter Here: Pick Your Favorite MSI Components Giveaway

Comments Sorted by:

80-wattHamster 1 Build 30 points 12 months ago

I understand that this is a promotion, and the whole idea is to get people to engage more with the brand, but being ineligible because one does/will not use Twitter leaves a poor taste in the mouth.

philip staff 10 Builds 52 points 12 months ago

Very well, if you feel it's not worth the tradeoff then no one is going to force you to enter.

zombiesympathist 1 Build 15 points 12 months ago

ha, I created a twitter account for just this giveaway. Thought it was funny they wanted access to it so they could post twits(?) twets(?) *****(?), yah think thats the right one, anyway, they can post away to my total follower base of zero haha.

clevergoat 11 points 12 months ago

Now you're assuming the winners are ACTUALLY chosen at random and not awarded to people who can reach a lot of followers ;)

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

MSI is choosing the winners at random. Other than verifying that the entry is valid, there's no human selection involved in picking the winners.

souleet MSI 3 points 12 months ago

Millions of people buy lotto everyday but only a few actually win. Maybe we should number each entry uniquely and call out the number haha jk. But we definitely will try to do something different next time.

Thank you all for your feedback.

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Percydagreat 1 point 12 months ago

same

Rodrigo1999 2 points 12 months ago

he isn't saying he is being forced to enter the tradeoff he is just saying that the fact that you are forced to have a twitter account if you want to enter is dumb and I totally agree.

BeMyWoman 1 point 12 months ago

Hey I put peripherals in my build without knowing that they werent allowed is there anyway I could re-enter into the giveaway could really use an upgrade

HP2 0 points 12 months ago

Just remove them from your list and save it. The permalink will always send you to the most up-to-day version of your list (if you saved it correctly)!

So don't worry! ;)

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Oh that's cool, I'll modify my entry for more power then :D

Demon09 1 point 12 months ago

when ever i try to edit the build once i remove something it changes the perma link so when the judes look they will still see my old build where i didn't know you couldn't include fans. unless i am doing something wrong i cant find a way to keep the permalink from changing when editing a completed list

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 7 points 12 months ago

Don't worry. If you accidentally included fans, it's okay. While they aren't on the list of eligible components for the prize, MSI has confirmed they won't disqualify the rest of the part list for that reason.

HP2 1 point 12 months ago

Ow man, you are right.... it means I messed up too :(

damunzy 1 point 11 months ago

Not a very professional response. Sometimes it is best to not respond...

philip staff 10 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Creating a twitter account is an incredibly low barrier to entry for giving away $2500. Both MSI and our staff go through a lot of work to set these contests up and to run them. Yet, people complain about the most basic of steps required to enter. It really is pretty simple - if you don't like the requirements, there's no need to enter.

MightyMango 1 point 10 months ago

I know this thread is old, but I completely agree. Of all the things to complain about from a GIVEAWAY....omg. Not to stir up anything but I just had to comment.

Traveler5760 -26 points 12 months ago

Why would I want a twitter account when I don't even HAVE a cell phone at this time?Nice contest,but forcing us into a twitter account is crap no matter how good your stuff is!

rhali8 2 Builds 24 points 12 months ago

You're getting on the rude side. They're not forcing you to make a twitter account, its your choice on whether you want to enter the contest or not. Also, you don't need a phone to make a twitter account.

DarkusHydranoid 9 points 12 months ago

There are plenty of other giveaways.

rhali8 2 Builds 5 points 12 months ago

Exactly :)

pj_sz 2 Builds 9 points 12 months ago

Lol, oh no, you have to make a Twitter account to possibly win 2500 dollars worth of free stuff.

gorkti200 2 Builds 8 points 12 months ago

Nitpick here but you don't need a cell phone to use Twitter... it's fully functional in the browser.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

scuze me but first off you don't need a phone to have a twitter, and second, you can just use a fake twitter like me for these things. Nobody is forcing you to create a twitter account that you actively monitor and update.

natethinks 6 points 12 months ago

On the one hand, a feeling of security and privacy. On the other hand, making a fake twitter account with fake info for a chance to win $2,500 of hardware. Hmm...

DEMONJEANK 1 point 12 months ago

Twitter is free you know...

KYOKUN240 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I agree with you 100%

jeff.caru 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Completely agree

Shakaron 3 Builds 0 points 12 months ago

It's marketing.

They will get personal data from (let's say) 5000 people for $5000. Quite a nice deal they made: $1 per person. Then they can target them better with adds. And we participate willingly. :)

Question is: how much does giving away personal information worth for individuals.

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

OBJECTION!!!!!

No one told you use your main twitter account. Also, with your logic Mark Zuckerberg is taking everyone's personal data. If you don't like the comp don't enter it, stop making stupid accusations to get other people to not enter it with you.

Seventemp 1 point 12 months ago

I'd rather have computer parts as ads instead of ads asking me if i want an aarp card or some junk. I'm 31 leave me alone AARP, just because the people that signed me up to vote in this years election put down i was born in 1885 doesn't mean someone is 131 years old.

GospoGospo 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hailing from the media industry. I'm sure if they plan to incorporate these email addresses into their mailing program, it'll be worth their while. However, typically, programs like these are built to connect people with their brand and earn new (and some loyal) customers. For instance, if 3000 of those 5000 aren't currently MSI customers, suddenly they just had to interact with a good deal of their most popular products. If even 200 of those people consider MSI products down the line, and we put a dollar amount to the lifetime value of those customers of say, $1000 (i.e. they buy a few mobos, possibly an MSI GPU at some point), then the revenue generated from a program like this is roughly $200,000. That's just direct, considering the new customer has friends, there is also an indirect WOM aspect to this. Hope that helps!

ThoughtA staff 1 point 12 months ago

This is not something we do.

Shakaron 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I meant it's marketing done (well) by MSI.

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Jrock11 25 points 12 months ago

I won't even try to convince you to have an empty shadow twitter for these things, for every one of you not entering increases my chance of winning!

dar1997 2 points 12 months ago

Same Here. I want to win this computer build and I need to win this computer build. My black and red msi themed mini itx build is a system I want for college.

DeadVCR 1 point 12 months ago

Agreed. Done.

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Cazza_ 1 point 12 months ago

I have made a whole bunch of accounts on social media i do not use simply for entering giveaways

DeadVCR 1 point 12 months ago

Dude, it takes like 5 minutes

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elvenson 4 Builds 0 points 12 months ago

agreed... also, some fool downvoted you for some reason... thats kinda dumb, so i gave you back your point ;)

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joshzpants 3 Builds 26 points 12 months ago

I swear if this entry wins then I will go buy a chicken suit and live out the rest of my days in it....

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD 2650 1.45Ghz Dual-Core Processor $25.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI AM1M Micro ATX AM1 Motherboard $34.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $11.16 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 80GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $15.90 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GT 710 1GB Video Card $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Zalman ZM-T1 PLUS MicroATX Mini Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Logisys 480W ATX Power Supply $11.99 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $163.01
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $153.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 17:44 EDT-0400
ATXON 6 points 12 months ago

You magnificent *******.

Lyrix 4 points 12 months ago

i hope you win!

Enrico411 2 points 12 months ago

lol +1!

DeadVCR 1 point 12 months ago

Just buy an SMEG 4 Slice Toaster.

Would run games much better than this

AwesomeBuilderXE1901 3 Builds 10 points 12 months ago

No food

HAHAHAHA!

BigAll 5 Builds 8 points 12 months ago

You know SOMEONE would enter and get a cs:go rig and a year's supply of doritoes and mtn dew

elvenson 4 Builds 9 points 12 months ago

Mt Dew Game fuel as a coolant... lol

manojsankar 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

Of course, someone would go and copy Barry with the food thing from the earlier contest where the staff competed.

ICanDREAMmachineMan 9 points 12 months ago

I think its really cool MSI is having a giveaway. might give someone who's dealing with wallet brokenitus a chance to have a great rig lol

souleet MSI 12 points 12 months ago

We like to give back to our community from time to time. I know we cannot always give out free expensive stuff but at least we tried :)

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

As a guy who recently just moved with my family and have both parents working super hard to pay off debts since we're unable to sell our previous house

This is the only chance I have of building a pricey gaming PC until I'm out of college.

souleet MSI 4 points 12 months ago

Good Luck! Hope you win.

DeadVCR 1 point 12 months ago

Nice to see you guys doing this kind of stuff! I thank you!

bondsie 1 point 12 months ago

I have been saving for almost half a year for a new car, after that I can start to think about building a rig... This is awesome just to have the opportunity, thank you guys, the second giveaway I've managed to see while being on this site.

bluespy75 1 point 12 months ago

Its nice to know companies care about customers. Thanks for the comp :)

souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

Yes we tried our best! :) Thank you

m00f 6 Builds 9 points 12 months ago

Very glad to have won. To all the people who were discouraged to enter because they thought they wouldn't win: I have never won any contest small or large in my almost 21 years of living. You never know; you might be due for some big winnings!

EDIT: I've noticed a lot of comments about my high end builds that were posted years ago. I no longer own any of these builds because money has been tight. I do own a still relatively high-end system compared to most, but nothing as crazy as a custom loop TJ11 with triple monitors.

Cortley 3 points 12 months ago

Please show this build off

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

Congrats again!

m52nickerson 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

Congratulations on the win! Hope you post the build when it is done!

Producer2016 3 points 12 months ago

Congrats buddy

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Well said. Looking forward to your new build post.

Enrico411 2 points 12 months ago

well said! Its just like life sometimes you lose and sometimes you win. Congratz btw and have fun ;)

Sonuchi 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Grats on the win. I'm more than willing to try again if another contest like this comes around. It was great to have a chance to dream about a rig like this.

Post pictures and lots of them!

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m00f 6 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

I think the amount of people that have won things that are not me is far greater than the amount of people that have won things that are me.

Cam84 2 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

lol well said

philip staff 10 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

That's enough complaining. You had just as much of a chance as everyone else.

TotalInsanity4 8 points 12 months ago

Well, I just entered

crosses fingers

fingers cross their fingers

Lyrix 2 points 12 months ago

xD

souleet MSI 8 points 12 months ago

Congrats to all the winners! We will do this again soon so see you again next time :)

GospoGospo 4 Builds 0 points 12 months ago

Hey, it's me, your MilkandNerd!

Kidding. You guys should consider restricting the PCPP account age on the next one. I know I'm just salty, but it's always a shame to see someone that doesn't even use the site to walk away with the gear.

Congrats again guys!

jroc74 5 points 12 months ago

Technically they did use it at least once to put the build together, lol.

I feel you tho.

I just joined last year but I used to lurk like mad before joining.

zippyman93 2 points 12 months ago

Agreed. I haven't really been an active member here, but I've been making parts lists and browsing since '15, awaiting the opportunity to start my build. It may not be fair in terms of people who could use help vs people who have several high end builds/ brand new or multiple accounts, but for the sake of random drawings, it is what it is. Can only try next time!

gorkti200 2 Builds 7 points 12 months ago

I am really not seeing the big deal of the Twitter account. If you don't want one, just make a throwaway one for the competition? You don't have to keep using it afterwards.

Xizt 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Ikr, i agree. Except i've made over 100 by now cos i keep forgetting my passwords and emails i use for them cos i only use them for giveaways >.>

rosswalker 1 Build 6 points 12 months ago

You must be at least 18 years of age to view this offer. Please confirm before continuing.

cries

souleet MSI 8 points 12 months ago

You can always ask your parents to enter for you :)

rosswalker 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

I'm in the UK anyway :(

pegotico 2 Builds 8 points 12 months ago

The giveaway is open internationally, but the part list should be made using the US version of PCPartPicker.

rosswalker 1 Build 5 points 12 months ago

:D

elias.boehmer 1 point 12 months ago

same:D

SakeJams 1 Build 7 points 12 months ago

quick just turn 18 really fast and they'll never know >.>

CrazyJay117 1 point 12 months ago

If your 17 and x months just delay the shipping and hope you turn 18 by then /s

IlikeTech 2 points 12 months ago

Agreed

rtr1999 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

same

GentlemanShark 1 Build 6 points 12 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor $194.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Alpine 64 GT 25.6 CFM CPU Cooler $8.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI 990FXA-GAMING ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $115.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Beast 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $218.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GT 710 1GB Video Card $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case HEC Voyager ATX Mid Tower Case $22.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Logisys 480W ATX Power Supply $11.99 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $756.68
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $736.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 14:48 EDT-0400

Do I win?

Apach3 3 Builds 7 points 12 months ago

an $8 CPU heatsink and a $12 PSU with a 220W electron-guzzler of a CPU? 32GB of RAM and a fancy motherboard with a graphics card that's barely entry level?

i think we have a WinRAR! :D

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Trinergy 6 Builds 5 points 12 months ago

It would be funny if you actually won and they sent you those parts.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

God yes.

souleet MSI 4 points 12 months ago

Nice build!

GentlemanShark 1 Build 6 points 12 months ago

Yup, my heater broke and winter is coming up. Luckily I've been gathering some kindling.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Oh, and I sent you a PM btw.

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souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

We had Labor Day weekend :)

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Kurb 1 point 12 months ago

LMAO

DeadVCR 1 point 12 months ago

Take the motherboard and the memory and put it in your toaster. It won't make a difference.

GaryWombat 1 point 12 months ago

Its an OK build but I hope you plan on overclocking the CPU to keep up with that powerhouse of a video card. That PSU seems a bit overkill, you could probably get by with a 400W. The savings from that could be put to good use getting another 32GB of ram.

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alphaLone 1 Build 11 points 12 months ago

The PSU would turn into an atomic bomb before that gentlemanshark could enjoy sunbathing in his office.

SpooderCraftFTW 2 points 12 months ago

Thanks for the laugh! But you are absolutely correct! xD

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BigAll 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The 480 is a pretty cool running card...

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rhali8 2 Builds 5 points 12 months ago

My entrance (for anyone who is interested):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $427.04 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Silverstone TD02-E 92.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI X99A SLI KRAIT EDITION ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $239.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.48 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $658.94 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $658.94 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.69 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX PRO Black Edition 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $132.86 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2498.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 19:43 EDT-0400

Managed to fit in dual GTX 1080s and an i7 6800K! Sleeved cables, LED fans and a 4K monitor + racing wheel would be a nice addition :)

Trinergy 6 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

Damn hexacore and two 1080s! Where did I go wrong! I totally screwed the pooch.

book0worm 2 points 12 months ago

I feel the same way. I was happy I had the board I had been looking at as well as the case. Now I feel sad that I didn't go outside of what I had already been looking at with a few added improvements. I just threw the extra money at storage.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Haha! I cheaped out quite a bit on the motherboard, storage and case compared to most other people, but the SLI Krait is still an amazing feature packed motherboard, 250GB SSD + 2TB HDD is perfectly fine for me and whilst the S340 is cheap, its still a very high quality, good looking case that is easy and clean to work in :)

Trinergy 6 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

Yours cost as much as the one i picked. I just liked RAID 0 950 Pros but still couldnt fit two 1080s even if I didn't get them.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $84.78 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $239.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $199.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $315.62 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $315.62 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card $749.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case $105.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME 650W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $149.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2486.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 19:57 EDT-0400
rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Rip about the GPUs, but you're definitely solid in terms of storage, PSU quality and RAM. Also love the liquid cooled 1080 and color scheme :)

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Well you have a Seahawk so thats plenty power.

souleet MSI 3 points 12 months ago

Good Luck!

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Thanks so much Souleet! Thanks to MSI for hosting such an awesome comp too. :3

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Volkov 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

The 6800k has 28 lanes I believe. You would want the 6850k w/ 40 lanes to get the full benefit from the SLI. Correct me if I am wrong. Nice color scheme =)

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Ahh, I don't think that's the way it works. More lanes on a CPU means more PCI devices, not using the full potential of the PCI devices. Generally you'd want a CPU with more lanes for multiple PCI based storage cards or 4x SLI/Crossfire with additional x1 cards.

Thanks for the feedback though :)

Volkov 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

I stand corrected . Thank you for the info. Good to know the 6800k is just a viable for SLI. O thought the 6850k or better was the better option to maximize the SLI potential. Appreciate it.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

:)

Lyrix 1 point 12 months ago

there is not a h uge difference between x16 and x8 1080 but the motherboard gives you 4 lanes too so a 2 x16 gpu`s would be possible

Volkov 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Oh. I had no idea the board gave lanes as well. Thank you.

Lyrix 1 point 12 months ago

np

towerdivermp 2 points 12 months ago

I really like the black and white color scheme you have going on there. Good luck winning!

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! :) You too :3

joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

^ this, this is a sweet build with those dual 1080s

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! :)

CrazyJay117 1 point 12 months ago

your gonna need a bios update chip

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Don't think so, I just need to download a new update and install it for the mobo to work with the 6800K.

CrazyJay117 1 point 12 months ago

how you gonna do that with no cpu tho

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I can just use the 6800K? :/

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Djhidden5 1 Build 5 points 12 months ago

When your 18th birthday falls right before the contest entry ends so you can actually enter a contest legally without involving your parents that you don't live with because you're in college.

Faizan 1 point 12 months ago

Crying with ya.

Athenriel 4 points 12 months ago

Thank you kindly for this chance =)

I have already entered, good luck to everyone!

This is the build I aim for:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $222.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $156.40 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $304.69 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Mid Tower Case $189.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $163.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2307.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 13:55 EDT-0400
souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

Looks Good! Thank you for entering3

Huderka 1 point 12 months ago

what if i edit my entry a day later after submission is there a way to update the url?

DeadVCR 4 points 12 months ago

I hope MSI won't approve the stupid $100 builds...0

Milkandnerd 4 points 12 months ago

Omgg! This is my 1st time using pcpartpicker too and I love it. I was actually building gaming rig for my buddy.

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

Congrats again & welcome to the site. :)

m52nickerson 1 Build 4 points 12 months ago

Congratulations. I expect you post that build with pictures when done!

rhali8 2 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

Congrats bud! :)

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Dude congratulations. Please be sure to post your building of this pc on here when you are done. What a powerhouse you have there in parts. It will be an awesome machine.

Enrico411 2 points 12 months ago

Hehe welcome to the community and congratz ;)

jroc74 -3 points 12 months ago

Better have your blood pressure pill ready....sodium levels are steadily rising. lol

RhinoDM 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

Yes please. ($3 under, phew!)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $427.04 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING 7 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $250.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston FURY 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $284.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.48 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $155.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $155.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $179.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2497.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 19:01 EDT-0400
souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

Should be good!

CrazyJay117 1 point 12 months ago

what about the bios update? for broadwell E?

ZyyzxGaming 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $427.04 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $518.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $137.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk X400 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $240.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 760T Black V2 ATX Full Tower Case $174.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2539.85
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $2499.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 19:17 EDT-0400

Fingers Crossed! Was just about to buy lots of these parts this weekend but now I will wait till after this, you never know! Only $0.15 off from the $2500 :)

souleet MSI 3 points 12 months ago

MSI Godlike Motherboard!

ZyyzxGaming 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

This Godlike build needs the Godlike board, only the best!

ZyyzxGaming 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

will my entry be denied now that the CPU cooler I put on my list doesn't have a price but did at the time I submitted?

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

No, you'll be fine. If a part was available when it was submitted, it will likely go back in stock. But if not, MSI will work out an equivalent option.

ZyyzxGaming 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Okay thank you for answering my question

SakeJams 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

damn i wish i had done a build like this ;-;

ZyyzxGaming 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I wanted a super uniformed build with my two favorite parts companies

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pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

JUst want to point out that the H110i GTX was replaced by the newer H115i. The H115i is also cheaper.

ZyyzxGaming 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

You are right, minor oversight on my part.

Neptimus7 1 point 12 months ago

Dang it! I thought I was the closest with $0.62. GJ, sir.

ZyyzxGaming 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you! I was surprised when I was done building it how close I was.

Deathstrike 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

I shall be the unique one and enter a NAS using an MSI Workstation Mobo ;)

It didn't say I had to get a GPU or had to be a gaming build :P

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1245 V5 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $283.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14S_BK 68.1 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI C236M WORKSTATION Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $143.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $75.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $75.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $75.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $75.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Red 6TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $234.53 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Red 6TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $234.53 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Red 6TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $234.53 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Red 6TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $234.53 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Red 6TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $234.53 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Red 6TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $234.53 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series Fanless 460W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular Fanless ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2406.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 21:11 EDT-0400
FACUNDO 13 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

This is awesome, but I think you must put a GPU in it (at least an msi gt 710)

Deathstrike 1 Build 0 points 12 months ago

Welp I already entered it.

No where it says that I must have a GPU just that the GPU must be MSI brand.

Also I got an iGPU so there isn't a point of a cheap little GPU.

If I have to have a GPU am I able to resubmit this list with one? Or is my list just going to be rejected and I would have no further chance of winning?

SaintsEnd 1 Build 5 points 12 months ago

umm... "How it works: Create your part list with a CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, Memory, Storage, Video Card, Case, and Power Supply. The Motherboard and Video Card must be MSI components." I mean... its right there.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Oh. nice :3

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I think you're right, don't worry

Deathstrike 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I am just waiting for MSI guy to come and put me out of my misery.

Come on Souleet. Let me know if I can enter without a GPU.

Faizan 5 points 12 months ago

I'm afraid you cannot. It is written explicitly on the post.

Enrico411 3 points 12 months ago

My entry. Ready for sli ;)

Good luck to everyone btw!!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $609.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $154.00 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case $189.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2418.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 09:57 EDT-0400
souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

Looks good!

Enrico411 1 point 12 months ago

thx ;)

Neptimus7 3 points 12 months ago

I think I should get brownie points for being $0.62 off...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $609.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3466 Memory $239.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $315.62 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card $658.94 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT H440 (Matte Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME 650W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2499.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-03 20:54 EDT-0400
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SonnenLeicht 3 points 12 months ago

so yeah participated... well GL everyone :D

Gromenox_kappa 3 points 12 months ago

Yeah nice giveaway, but as we all know, nobody from us will win!

Probably the 2 winners will be:

1.: 10 year old Minecraft Kid

2.: Someone which just sells the parts....

Because of KARMA !!!!

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ahmoody313 3 points 12 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/XHpwcc Hope you like my Build Guys :D

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NarrateHF 3 points 12 months ago

It's time to let fate decide who's going to come out on top for this bad boy.

GospoGospo 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Yup. I assume my email is on the way, they are probably just having trouble wording it.

NarrateHF 1 point 12 months ago

One can only hope.

RichieHaze 3 points 12 months ago

Great Giveaway! Hope to win for my first build but just happy to be apart of the race!

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PlentyOfPancakes 3 points 12 months ago

Congrats to the Winners! I hope to see pictures of the finished builds in the near future!

zippyman93 3 points 12 months ago

Congrats winners! Guess I'll keep using my laptop haha. PCMR!

DeadlySniper007 3 points 12 months ago

Please do this again!!! Not only was it insanely fun but it also creates an exillarating bond between pcpartpicker/enthusiasts and manufacturers :D

Relstin 3 points 12 months ago

Welp. I guess I'm stuck with this 4 year old laptop for a while longer... Congrats to the winners.

Slamp 3 points 12 months ago

wow well.. illusions : disabled.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Lol now that is true. Dreaming about getting a free monster setup was awesome, but an illusion this time. Feels a little like powerball without costing anything and I'll try again and again.

Jpicazo 3 points 12 months ago

well im going to go cry now while staring at my prebuilt pile of refined sand. T_T ;_; Y.Y

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

My laptop is still in the corner staring at me. I think it just smiled, or was that a growl. I'll eventually save enough money to build myself a gamer of my own. Got to keep pushing onward. Maybe you will win next time J

Thedelgadicone 3 points 12 months ago

Damn I go on this site every day and I somehow dident see this. Oh well, congrats to the winners. Hope there is another one of these soon:)

TakodaLittlecloud 3 points 12 months ago

Congrats Moof and MilkandNerd.

Have fun building those awesome machines that you have chosen. Can't wait to see pictures of those builds if you guys post them.

Congrats again. A huge thanks to PCPP and MSI for doing this giveaway.

ahmoody313 3 points 12 months ago

I swear i hate my ****** life

jroc74 3 points 12 months ago

Here's to looking forward to another great giveaway from MSI and PCPartPicker.

You guys are great for doing these contests.

SirSpacey 2 points 12 months ago

Does this have to be on the US PCPP page or can we use ca.pcpartpicker.com and just google the CAD to USD conversion to make sure it is under $USD 2500

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

You have to use the US version of the site to validate that the part list has prices and stays under the budget point. You could certainly create it using the CA site and switch back to the US site to verify you are meeting the requirements, but you can't just convert the currency as it has to be available and priced according to the US retailers we list.

SirSpacey 1 point 12 months ago

That makes sense, thanks for the clarification!

souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

It has to be in USD.

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wrjohnson2000 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Can you have dual MSI branded video cards? Or are you limited to one?

souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

You can have SLI video card and multiple storage.

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BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yes, you can do multiple MSI video cards

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yep.. just don't go over $US 2500.

wrjohnson2000 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you both. If you're curious, my list was $2,496 lol

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

:)

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SirSpacey 2 points 12 months ago

One more question... are Mail-In Rebates taken into consideration, or is it $2500 before MIRs? Thanks

souleet MSI 3 points 12 months ago

Final total can't exceed over $2500(include shipping/rebate) but there's an exception if the price fluctuate then you can still be eligible. We have to have a max but maybe next time we won't. Something to think about for our next giveaway :)

Faizan 2 points 12 months ago

:O

m52nickerson 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

No max on PCPartpicker? MSI would be bankrupt by one contest. : )

souleet MSI 3 points 12 months ago

Exactly!

G_I_L 1 point 12 months ago

Oh damn, maybe next time no max.. That's interesting >:3

Heirojero 2 points 12 months ago

Was planning to build this in the next few months anyway.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $192.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $96.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $96.88 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $94.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $94.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case $148.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2109.34
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2099.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 16:49 EDT-0400
souleet MSI 3 points 12 months ago

Sweet build! Thank you for entering.

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Matthewtina2015 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Yay, another Msi contest

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Another MSI contest? SIGN ME UP!

Relstin 2 points 12 months ago

Well I think I'll throw my hat into the ring.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $609.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $186.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $120.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2477.79
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $2462.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 18:08 EDT-0400

I hope nothing here jumps up in price...

souleet MSI 4 points 12 months ago

Looks good! Everybody want that MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G. Been sold out for awhile now.

elvenson 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Tell your people to hurry up in making more then! lol

souleet MSI 3 points 12 months ago

We have the capacity, we just waiting for more NVIDIA GPU chip. Demand is way too high for the current supply for Pascal.

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Relstin 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! I had the ability to upgrade in mind when making this list.

souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

No problem! :) fun giveaway

jorgejoelpr 2 points 12 months ago

This is the build I entered for the contest.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $294.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI CSM-H170M-A Pro Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $40.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ARMOR OC Video Card $279.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1035.43
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1025.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 21:41 EDT-0400
Matthewtina2015 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

You can have up to $2.5k

joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

it would be way too funny if he won

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Rip

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I would die if he won

Lyrix 1 point 12 months ago

me 2

TSeel 1 point 12 months ago

He's going to win to save MSI money.

Caipiradoarizona 2 points 12 months ago

I used to be an adventurer like you. Then I took an arrow to the knee.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $192.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $144.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $220.35 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $421.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $103.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2456.15
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2446.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 23:42 EDT-0400
ewhac 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Here's my current working build, which I haven't submitted yet.

I spent some time trying to put together what I thought was a reasonable part selection, and wrote up the rationale for my choices in the description (click through the link to read them). However, since the winners will be drawn at random, I'm wondering whether I should build what I think someone else might want, or to build what I want (which are two different things).

Anyhoo, feedback welcome.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $578.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $102.86 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $348.78 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston Savage 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $111.78 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung SM951 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $124.16 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $82.72 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $439.79 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $439.79 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 760T Black V2 ATX Full Tower Case $178.32 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $92.48 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2523.68
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $2498.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 02:26 EDT-0400
ewhac 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Oops... Here's a link that should display the build and its description.

Faizan 1 point 12 months ago

Alas, you did choose to enter :-) It is an incredible build, indeed.

franticn00b 2 points 12 months ago

If I made changes to the build will they show up in the link I submitted to MSI? Sorry for dumb question :( Also, this is a build probably not meant for the likes of me but hey man I can dream right? So thanks MSI for the slim chance to win; a chance is still a chance :D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $239.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $312.00 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $304.69 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $76.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card $749.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $75.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2389.50
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $2364.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 03:26 EDT-0400
souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

Unfortunately once you submit you cannot edit :( Sorry

franticn00b 1 point 12 months ago

So basically the initial build I sent will be the one used? Is it saved? Because I edited it and that's when I thought to ask the about it :(

Lyrix 1 point 12 months ago

its saved im sorry...

franticn00b 1 point 12 months ago

No it's okay! It's my fault for not putting a bit more time choosing some of the parts. lol Plus I was just worried what if the link I sent would be a dead one since I changed the list. I can't even remember the original parts I changed. Prolly just storage or ram or psu though. :p

The.Geeked. 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Here's the list I used, I won't win like always. But this would be a heck of upgrade from my MSI R9 390X.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $172.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $88.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $128.00 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $128.00 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI) $719.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI) $719.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case $136.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2467.81
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2447.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 03:38 EDT-0400
souleet MSI 4 points 12 months ago

Good Luck to you!

SSSniperzzz 1 point 12 months ago

wouldnt it be a bottleneck

The.Geeked. 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Nahh.. I'll overclock the CPU to 4.5ghz or higher. It'll be just fine, If it was an old AMD FX CPU then maybe.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

No, you can pair any current GPU with an i5 6600K and there wouldn't be a bottleneck...

SSSniperzzz 1 point 12 months ago

Titan x (pascal) also?

book0worm 2 points 12 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $88.33 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $364.95 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $144.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $174.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $128.59 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2332.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 05:20 EDT-0400

is this any good?

souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

Looks fine to me :)

Naorpoled 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Meh, worth a try

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1240 V5 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $272.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $88.33 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI C236A WORKSTATION ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $82.89 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY CS2111 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI) $719.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI) $719.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2437.15
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2417.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 12:52 EDT-0400
SnipeyWack 2 points 12 months ago
Lyrix 1 point 12 months ago

but you know how to entry 4 real right?

SnipeyWack 1 point 12 months ago

;) im 1

Volkov 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Crosses fingers. Hoping to upgrade from a 2600k & 560Ti. Check out my list. If I linked it correctly =)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $439.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING 9 ACK EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $398.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $315.62 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 760T White V2 ATX Full Tower Case $154.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA T2 850W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $199.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2459.43
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2449.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 15:41 EDT-040
Volkov 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Sweet. It worked =P Plan on putting in some ML140 Red LED's on cooler and case, and a 1TB 850 EVO 2.5" SSD for mass storage along with new cables... and maybe a Hue+ /muahahaha

relaxative_jr 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

As I under 18 and would like to enter- how should I go about it? Do just need parental permission? Do my parents need to use their email, twitter and pcpartpcicker accounts or can I use my account for any or all of them?

MannyPCs 1 point 12 months ago

Yes you can just ask your parents :)

InvaderGir 2 points 12 months ago

This is what I did, if you're interested.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/p2vxsJ

Hajiwaji 2 points 12 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $427.04 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $124.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $314.73 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case $189.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $199.98 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2416.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-03 02:21 EDT-0400
GeekFlies 2 points 12 months ago

When I went to the giveaway page, it did not ask me to enter anything. It just said something like 'You have 1 entry'. Why? I want to enter this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $573.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung SM951 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $105.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $449.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $449.88 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2455.86
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2435.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-03 05:25 EDT-0400
Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Alright. In it again and this time no voting. We'll see which lucky folks get the cake this time!

BTW jipster never posted his pc did he?

The.Geeked. 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Nope and don't know who was the other guy...

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Just some lucky ******* who made a pcpartpicker.com account and won never to return here. So sad.

Dizzlepop12 5 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $192.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $66.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $66.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Sandisk X400 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $141.61 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $449.94 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case $119.79 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $131.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1672.45
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1652.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-03 15:09 EDT-0400

I decided to keep it relatively simple, still way under the 2400 dollar mark. Nothing too overkill. I figured I'd get another MSI 1070 Gaming X for SLI, and the 6700k as a well-needed CPU upgrade. RAM isn't too special, all I need is 2400MHz. SSD is something I wanted for a while now, and it's a pretty good price. I already have a WD Blue 1tb, but I figured I'd add another one for extra storage. My 760T is falling apart and the side-panel window is practically destroyed, and the Air 540 is the next-best thing. How did I do?

Lyrix 1 point 12 months ago

why? you could`ve gone way more expensive...

Dizzlepop12 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I don't need it to be more expensive. Even the I7 is too overkill for me. This is a perfect build that will suit my needs.

Lyrix 1 point 12 months ago

but you could`ve been able to. you would be able to sell the second 1080 you win and all that. But good luck anyways...

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I have the same case in mine, I just love how it looks. The only thing I'd suggest is a gtx 1080 because why not, it's more future-proof and it's a giveaway so it's free. Also, 2 TB of storage couldn't hurt to store all those millions of files you'll never evenlook at :P

Dizzlepop12 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I already have an MSI 1070 though, so I figured I'd get another one for SLI. The main focus is the CPU, which would be a great upgrade from my FX 8320. A low-end CPU doesn't go well with a high-end GPU, that's for sure. Always get some bottlenecks in BF4, BF1 beta, and even Rocket League. Usually it stays around 60 - 150 FPS in most titles, but it dips down into the 40s and 50s often.

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Here is my submission

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $609.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $171.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $156.07 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card $749.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $130.50 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2421.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-03 15:22 EDT-0400
Lyrix 1 point 12 months ago

i want a 6850k too! i misclicked and now i submitted a 6800k build ;(

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

;( that sucks

I'm sorry man

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

I entered, but doesn't anyone else find it weird that peripherals and an OS aren't allowed? Like you just built a quarter of a million dollar gaming machine and you don't have a keyboard or mouse or operating system lol

I mean I don't mind shelling out 90 bucks if I win for windows 10 but seriously? Good thing I have some spare keyboards and mice lying around.

This is what I'd be wanting if I won. I have an Elgato HD60 Pro that would be the cherry on top here.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170M Mortar Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $304.69 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card $749.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2028.49
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2018.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-04 00:12 EDT-0400
The.Geeked. 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

man... the total for the contest is 2,500.. you should've added another 1tb ssd or got the new corsair LED ram lol

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Adding a 1 TB SSD made it over that number and I don't want LED ram.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Correction: I didn't add another SSD because there's only one mount. I don't need that much storage anyway, it's a gaming and streaming pc.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

You also could've gotten a different MSI card with a higher clock speed and a better cooler for a little bit more.

BossRSA 1 point 12 months ago

Doesn't the GTX 1080 Sea Hawk have the best cooling out of all the MSI cards? It is a hybrid, after all...

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

It's liquid cooled, an air cooler wouldn't be much better as far I know

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

There's literally no other faster MSI card than the Seahawk.

Poetofthelakes 2 points 12 months ago

With no intention of winning, I just slapped this White Knight together surrounding the Titanium's white color scheme. Got a little flashy with the Raiden RAM because why not? Sure I could have spent a little more time choosing my components more carefully, but... eh. There is that thought in the back of my head that makes me wonder if the last MSI contest started pulling me away from ASUS fanboyism. I've been dream-building with more MSI products as of late.

Good luck to all, and to all a good Knight.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $269.99 @ Amazon
Memory Avexir Raiden 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $211.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $315.62 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $315.62 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card $658.94 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case $138.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 1050W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $207.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2489.11
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2479.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-04 00:21 EDT-0400
Nay 2 points 12 months ago

I just really like the 1070.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $333.39 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $102.60 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $207.47 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $525.51 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $309.11 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $449.95 @ B&H
Case be quiet! Silent Base 800 (Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case $279.81 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.22 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2343.06
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2313.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-04 07:47 EDT-0400
Beddah 2 points 12 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / [Price breakdown by merchant] Total while was picking the parts: 2461.46$. Here's my entry :)

(http://pcpartpicker.com/list/GDqtnn/by_merchant/)

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $124.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $137.84 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $174.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $658.94 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $658.94 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $103.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2461.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-04 14:14 EDT-0400
cchambley 2 points 12 months ago

Can we do sli or crossfire setups as long as they are in budget and MSI components??? http://pcpartpicker.com/list/DrTQ6X

ChuckDafuq 2 points 12 months ago

This would be quite the upgrade over my AMD Athlon X2 with integrated graphics, I'd say.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $609.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.74 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.88 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.88 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $129.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $121.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2357.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-04 19:55 EDT-0400
dragoon20005 3 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

oh dang

Just a few days ago when i entered my build

the prices of parts fell due to newegg offers

well here was mine build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6900K 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $1064.36 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $589.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $117.97 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.48 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card $289.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $115.50 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2446.16
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $2401.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-06 00:20 EDT-0400
souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

Good Luck! x99 build are expensive with 8core CPU.

dragoon20005 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

thanks

using a 8 core makes building challenging

too many builds are featuring the 6 core Broadwell-E which make it hard for your build to stand out

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dragoon20005 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

the build which i entered the contest i will blow the 2500 budget limit with a AIO cooler

the 212 Evo was able to clear the limit by a hair's width.

but now that newegg dropped the prices, I could have added a AIO cooler. :(

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crxfreak 2 points 12 months ago

Not sure why every build here that I have seen is Intel, but to each their own. I have always preferred AMD, so here is my build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/tNQC6X

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG A40 ULTIMATE 83.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $113.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI 990FXA-GAMING ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $136.27 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston Beast 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $193.82 @ Amazon
Storage PNY CS2211 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $279.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Black 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card $669.98 @ NCIX US
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $289.30 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair AX1500i 1500W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $399.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2508.31
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2498.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-07 01:34 EDT-0400
Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

The fancy shmancy new AMD chips have just been revealed which will beat the current intel lineup but an i5 is still great for gaming. That's why people have been choosing it. Also I think AMD still supports 4 way crossfire, right? So even if the GTX 1080 is more powerful 4 Fury Xs would beat it hands down, assuming you had the cash.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Ahh, that CPU is outdated and outperformed bu an i5 4460, and that GPU is also heavily outperformed by the closely priced GTX 1080. That's the reason people have avoided AMD CPUs and GPUs, because there are no high end AMD GPUs to compete with the GTX 1070/GTX 1080, and a high end AMD GPU doesn't really currently... exist...

Anyways, good luck for the contest! :)

crxfreak 1 point 12 months ago

Those cards are all GDDR5 memory which is based on DDR3 whereas the Fury X is HBM technology which has far better bandwidth. Sure on paper the GTX out performs with it's benchmarks, but from what I have read allot of it falls short in real world gaming and function. As far as CPU, from the few Intel systems I have acquired over the years, the only one that was worth anything was my P1, other than that I have had nothing but problems from Intel. I will stick with what has never failed me. Thank you & good luck to you as well.

Medrax 1 point 12 months ago

Bro no judging or anything i respect your choice but do you seriously think that the fury x outperforms the 1080 is real world gaming and function ? dude the 1080 destroys that card by far....and for the cpu i owned both amd and intel and ill tell you...you get what you pay for as simple as that look at the cpu you chose and its price i guarantee you that its better than any cheaper intel processor but worse than any same or higher priced one. but hey thats just my opinion as someone who isn't a fan of any of those companies.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Where on earth did you get information? A GTX 1080 will tear apart a Fury X, heck, even a

Z3DM4N 5 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Dual MSI 1080s and 6700k........ mental build I would so happily look after forever.....

tristo999 2 points 12 months ago

A very white build in one of my favorite blocky cases. Enjoy and good luck!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $428.30 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $96.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $399.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $269.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ TRION 150 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage OCZ TRION 150 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card $658.75 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake Core X9 Snow Edition ATX Desktop Case $159.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $192.63 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2386.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-07 14:07 EDT-0400
DISEASE 2 points 12 months ago

Another white build, we are the army now, bro)

NarrateHF 2 points 12 months ago

I am going to be so disappointed when I lose this giveaway.

DISEASE 1 point 12 months ago

I know your feelings bro

GospoGospo 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Went with the Gaming Pro Carbon to fit in the 6850K.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $609.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $110.04 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $186.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.88 @ OutletPC
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case $189.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $179.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2436.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-07 15:12 EDT-0400
NarrateHF 2 points 12 months ago

The 6850k is kind of a waste, price to performance the 6800k is just as good. All you're getting is a slight performance change for a extra $200 bucks. And honestly power supply wise, that's a bit more than you're going to need, a 750 watt would do more than fine. which would save you a good $60-70 dollars to put towards another GPU or something.

GospoGospo 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I agree. If this was an in-budget build for me, I'd probably go the other route and try to go with better price/performance. This was put together with an upgrade in mind though. If I won, I'd plan to do a custom loop on SLI, and of course, double the RAM and storage at minimum. Thanks for the input and good luck!

GospoGospo 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Fun fact, if I win, this will be my 5th build this year, and only the 1st for myself!

MannyPCs 2 points 12 months ago

Awesome!

Entering FTW :)

Sonuchi 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Finished!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $451.85 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $63.28 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $337.58 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $147.68 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $332.97 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $322.80 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $300.62 @ B&H
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $300.62 @ B&H
Case NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $116.03 @ Directron
Power Supply XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $102.32 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2475.75
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Sonuchi 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I'm an AMD guy. I would have gotten an Mobo for AMD CPU but the one I wanted doesn't have a price listed since it just released.

bzand 2 points 12 months ago

I did not enter this but this is kinda joke build. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6950X 3.0GHz 10-Core Processor $1649.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $173.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $449.88 @ OutletPC
Case DIYPC Solo-T1-BK ATX Mid Tower Case $27.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.30 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2497.60
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GospoGospo 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Guys, it's free! MSI Titan X

...Don't actually add that, pretty sure you'll get disqualified.

NarrateHF 2 points 12 months ago

I honestly can't wait for the winner to be announced.

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DeadVCR 2 points 12 months ago

Did they pick the winner yet?

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 6 points 12 months ago

No word yet. We'll update the post at the top when we know more. Good luck!

DeadVCR 1 point 12 months ago

Alright! Thanks mate!

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DeadVCR 0 points 12 months ago

Aren't we all?

Relstin 2 points 12 months ago

Now that the entry period is closed, I'm starting to question some of the choices I made. Maybe I should've opted for an i7-6800K or maybe a 6700K and used the extra cash to get more storage (I don't know if I'm actually going to do any SLI) Or go with a GTX 1080 SEA HAWK X as oppose to a GAMING X. It's all too late now...

zippyman93 2 points 12 months ago

Any ideas when we might get a winner? I've been on this page refreshing every 5-10 min to see if we found a winner and it's driving me insane! This is the first Giveaway I've entered and would be awesome to get the most expensive part out of my beloved first build!

ElMeiser2 2 points 12 months ago

suspense

Enrico411 2 points 12 months ago

Congratz to m00f and MilkandNerd!!

Jaime.g 2 points 12 months ago

congrats guys

jroc74 2 points 12 months ago

Congrats.

Yes Franko74SR, we all are that didnt win. Such is life.

Cam84 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Grats winners!! I'm looking forward to the next one! That was fun!

brky94 2 points 12 months ago

Congrats to you guys

serfeldon 2 points 12 months ago

Grats you two!

eliwankenobi 2 points 12 months ago

WOW! I was sooo sure I was gonna be one of the winners!

Congratulations to the actual winners of the giveaway!!

Can you please work out another giveaway with MSI! I enjoyed this a lot.

Sonuchi 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Can this be done monthly??? :)

It's awesome to see the crazy builds put together but also makes us excited to have a chance to get a dream rig.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Awesome. I really liked this contest giveaway. Congratulations to one of our resident pcpp'rs from 2013 M00F! Congrats to the newbie with the Milky name. I hope to see both pcs on here soon.

I hope we get to participate in another thrilling round of "Who wants an awesome gaming computer".

Thanks MSI and PCPARTPICKER.COM.

Thumbs up!

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JohnAlexander8722 2 points 12 months ago

congrats guys , at least I tried

flaberpengu 2 points 12 months ago

Congrats to m00f and MilkandNerd!

RomDivina 2 points 12 months ago

Congrats guys and thanks to PCpartpicker and MSI again!

discoprofessor24 2 points 12 months ago

Congrats to both winners! Enjoy every minute when building your dream PC's and may your frame rates be as smooth as silk :D. Last but far from least, a big thank you to MSI & PCPartPicker for making this awesome competition possible.

dragoon20005 3 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

IMO this contest is better managed as compared to the previous one which had been marred by vote rigging and fake account creations.

here is one suggestions here for the next contest if it were to happen again

put up a full stats of the builds that haven been enter right after the entries have been tallied

show how the voting is done and prob add a bonus wildcard round which the staff of PCPP and MSI choose their favorite builds.

As compared to the previous system which i could see what i have entered.

I kinda forget what was my build look like and there is no way to refer to it again.

Also to add variety, you could included smaller prizes like mouse pads, t-shirts for those builds which almost made the cut but missed out the grand prize.

iirc my build was based on the 6900K but it was one of those rare builds among the sea of 6700K builds.

it will be nice to see the voting could be randomized based on build category like Z170 or X99 and even AM3+ builds.

just my two cents here.

Thanks Dragoon20005

Cam84 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

No way there wasn't people who entered 20 fake accounts, they need to put a time as a member limit on It. I mean even a week before the contest would work lol

dragoon20005 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

that would work but if the contest was announced before the 1 week is up

new members who just joined just days ago will miss out the contest.

Cam84 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

No one said life was fair ;)

dragoon20005 3 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

salty life haha

johngerges582 1 point 12 months ago

On the Facebook page it says

You may only use the following components: CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, Memory, Storage, Video Card, Case, Power Supply

Does this mean stuff like keyboards, monitors, fans, etc will not be allowed?

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

That is correct. It actually specifies the other categories as not eligible in the full terms and conditions.

johngerges582 1 point 12 months ago

Ahh. Thanks for the clarification.

souleet MSI 3 points 12 months ago

Correct. This was sort of last min giveaway so we try to make it simple as possible. Maybe next time we will change it.

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

next time

:O

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manojsankar 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

You meant, "yes" as in "yes, that won't be allowed," right?

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Twitter pls

jaypoge 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Hey guys! My Avexir Blitz1.1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory and Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply doesn't have the pricing on this website.

Please help!!!!

manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Can you link them at a retailer for me?

manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Neither model is available for sale anymore which is why they do not have pricing.

jaypoge 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I see. I can still join right? My total build is around 1,300 to 1,400 USD.

SirSpacey 1 point 12 months ago

Well they will need to be able to buy the parts for you if you win.. so

manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

You will need to use parts that are currently available for sale.

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rayden54 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

What happens if components go out of stock while this is running?

souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

We can replace with something equal or greater value if components was in stock then out of stock. We are flexible on this.

rayden54 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

That's cool.

010TheMaster010 1 point 12 months ago

Is it $2500 including tax/shipping, or base total?

souleet MSI 1 point 12 months ago

Including tax/shipping/rebate. Yes.

010TheMaster010 1 point 12 months ago

That gets a little tricky since a lot of parts don't show shipping costs.. also for international entrants, they don't know the right tax % to put since the lists are US only. So how exactly does that work?

souleet MSI 2 points 12 months ago

Just have fun and play with the configurator. Stop thinking beyond the scope. Like we said, $2500 is set but with exception that prices can fluctuate.

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ewhac 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Could someone copy-paste the contest rules to this thread? Promoting such a thing exclusively via Facebook is considered bad form.

Just_for_the_dream 2 points 12 months ago

Entries for MSI giveaway open September 1st and close September 12th 2016 at 11PM PST (2 Random winners will be announced on PcPartPicker and MSI Social Media 1 day after to the end date). All entrants must be 18 years of age or older and must have a valid address. This giveaway is open to all regions. For step 1, the entrant must choose only eligible components including MSI branded Motherboard & Video card (no monitor, optical drive, operating system, software, external storage, laptop, expansion cards, peripherals, accessories, food, and custom parts.) A build list using parts not allowed will be disqualified. Final total must not exceed $2500 (USD) value but exceptions may be considered if prices change on the PcPartPicker system. For step 2, Liking MSI Facebook & Subscribing to PcPartPicker Youtube channel are optional but Following MSI & PcPartPicker on Twitter is required. Providing a PCPartPicker system build “Permalink” is mandatory for the contest. Without the “Permalink,” contest administrators would be unable to see the list of parts that could become prizing and thus make entrant ineligible for the giveaway. Entry must have a valid E-mail for contact. MSI and PCPartPicker will never share any information provided to this giveaway to anyone else. Good luck and we encourage you to share this giveaway!