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Kaby Lake Build - MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon / i5-7600K

BoyScout Jan. 6, 2017

For the Kaby Lake / Z270 release, MSI sent us their new Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon and an i5-7600K. Watch as we build with it in Thermaltake's Core P3 open / wall mountable case.

A big thanks to MSI for providing the motherboard and processor as well as to Thermaltake for providing the case used in this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $96.99
Motherboard MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $174.99
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99
Storage Intel 600p Series 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $179.99
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.50
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB QUICK SILVER OC Video Card $449.99
Case Thermaltake Core P3 ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99
Other CableMod® WideBeam™ Magnetic LED Strip RGB - 30cm $19.99
Total at time of Filming $1515.41

If you want to see more pictures and some benchmarks, check out the completed build. And don't forget to check out the cable management time lapse video to see how Barry cleaned things up for the final look:

MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway

BoyScout Dec. 20, 2016

Update Jan 4, 2017: The winners have now been drawn and notified:

Winner MSI Selections (click to see the full part lists)
ziggurat666 MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM / GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
st0nnec0ld MSI Z170A GAMING M7 / GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G
diablosfiji MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK / 2x Radeon RX480 ARMOR 8G OC (2-Way CrossFire)

  Congrats to all the winners and thanks again to everyone who participated!  

Update Jan 1, 2017: The entry period has ended. Thanks to everyone who entered! MSI is working to validate entries and will contact the winners soon to confirm eligibility. We'll update this post again once we have the winners list ready to announce!

Original Post:

Our friends at MSI want you to dream big this holiday season. Create a part list up to $3000 USD around your favorite MSI motherboard and graphics card, then they will select three random entrants to win their part list!

Enter here: MSI Pick Your Holiday Dream PC Giveaway

Your part list entry must include the following:

  • MSI Motherboard
  • MSI Video Card (limit 2)
  • CPU
  • CPU Cooler
  • Memory
  • Storage (HDD and/or SSD, multiple allowed)
  • Case
  • Power Supply

Additionally, your part list may include parts from these categories as well:

  • Monitor (limit 1)
  • Case fans
  • Accessories: Mouse, Keyboard, and headphones

The part list must show as compatible on PCPartPicker. No other part categories or custom parts will be allowed and all parts must have prices listed via PCPartPicker (no custom prices). Total part list price for your entry must not exceed $3000 after shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts. Reasonable consideration will be given for minor price fluctuations after submitting your entry.

Pick your parts carefully before submitting, as an invalid part list will be disqualified and you cannot change your part list after submitting your entry.

Winners will be drawn at random from all valid entries. The giveaway is open to all regions, except where prohibited or restricted by law. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Entry period ends December 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM (PST). See the giveaway page for complete rules, terms and conditions.

A big thanks to MSI for putting this great giveaway together!

$1500 Gaming PC Build

BoyScout Dec. 15, 2016

Our latest featured build video is based on our "Enthusiast Gaming" build guide. Check below for the complete part list and a special Newegg combo based on the components recommended in the guide and video!

A special thanks to our friends at MSI for providing the Z170A Tomahawk AC Motherboard for us to use in this video.

Want to see how Barry managed to get such a clean-looking final build? Check out our time lapse of his cable management process:

Be sure to also check out the Completed Build, which includes more pictures and some benchmarks.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99
CPU Cooler Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $79.99
Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.99
Memory Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99
Storage Plextor M8Pe 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $199.99
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1080 8GB XLR8 Video Card $609.99
Case Thermaltake View 27 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99
Other Thermaltake CORE P5 PCI-Express 16X 3.0 Shielded Black Riser Flexible Extension Cable $29.99
Total at time of filming $1569.90

 

Newegg has put together a SuperCombo based on our "Enthusiast Gaming" build guide and this video. If you're considering building a system based around this guide, make sure to check it out!

Update: The original SuperCombo above is no longer available, but Newegg has kindly made an alternate SuperCombo that is even closer to our build video components. A big thanks to them for making this offer available!

Build Troubleshooting Live Stream

philip Dec. 15, 2016

Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who joined us! If you missed the live broadcast, you can still watch the archive on Twitch.

Original Post:

You've just finished building your dream PC and it doesn't boot. What do you do next? How do you diagnose the problem? Are there faulty components? Join us 2pm CST Thursday, Dec. 15th on Twitch while we go through the process we went through to identify a hardware issue we recently ran into while building a system.

I'll be covering what the completed build symptoms were, what the process was to get it to boot, and then from there what was necessary to efficiently identify the faulty component. We'll finish up by repairing the faulty component and (hopefully) successfully booting the system.

Corsair Crystal 570X RGB Live Build

BoyScout Dec. 7, 2016

Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who participated. If you weren't able to watch live, you can still watch the archive on Twitch.tv or YouTube.

After the stream, Barry went back to clean up the cables further. Check out the results below:

Original Post:
Join us live Thursday, December 8th at 2PM CST on Twitch. This week we're checking out another case from Corsair's new Crystal series: the 570X RGB. ...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $588.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $96.99 @ Jet
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $299.99 @ Jet
Memory Avexir Blitz1.1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $114.97 @ Jet
Memory Avexir Blitz1.1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $114.97 @ Jet
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $314.99 @ Jet
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $423.96 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $90.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $699.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $699.99 @ Best Buy
Case Corsair Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $179.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ Amazon
Other CableMod C-Series ModFlex Full Cable Kit for Corsair RMi & RMx - Black / White $99.90
Total at time of filming $3885.61
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