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$1750 Fractal Design Node 804 Build

BoyScout Aug. 26, 2016

In our latest video, the staff learn the results from our recent giveaway with Fractal Design, and then build the winning system).

A big thanks goes to Fractal Design for hosting the giveaway and providing the case for this build. Another special thanks goes to EVGA who was able to help us get a hold of the GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 video card.

After you watch the build, be sure to check out Barry's Completed Build write-up, which includes some benchmarks and extra pictures.

As a special bonus, we've also posted a time lapse video of Barry doing the cable management on the build. Enjoy!

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $338.99
CPU Cooler CRYORIG A40 83.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.45
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $141.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $127.99
Storage Sandisk X400 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $127.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $649.99
Case Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $109.99
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99
Case Accessory NZXT Hue+ LED Controller $59.99
Food Doritos Flavored Tortilla Chips, Party Size Nacho Cheese Food $3.06
Total at time of filming $1744.43

$850 Gaming PC Build

BoyScout Aug. 5, 2016

In our latest video, we assemble a PC based on our Modest Gaming Build Guide, featuring an Radeon RX 480 video card. You can read details on the part selection by checking out the build guide, then check below to see our final part choices after we locked in selections based on the parametric filters.

Update: We've added a Completed Build with more pictures and a few benchmarks.

PCPartPicker part list:

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $53.99
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $35.99
Storage OCZ TRION 150 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $65.99
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.99
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB Black Edition Video Card $269.99
Case Silverstone PS07B MicroATX Mini Tower Case $71.99
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99
Other SilverStone Sleeved 1-to-2 PWM Fan Splitter Cable (CPF01) $4.99
Total at time of filming $851.91

Our friends at NCIX and Newegg have created some great deals to help make this build your own for a little less cash!

Newegg has put together a SuperCombo based on the same ASRock H110M-DGS motherboard and XFX Radeon RX 480 used in the build video. They swapped out the HDD for a Seagate model and the PSU for a Cooler Master 550W, but otherwise kept the parts shown in the video. The bundle trims the price of the build by $25 compared to what we were able to get at the time of building.

NCIX is offering a bundle for both our US and Canadian users. The bundle, while still following the guide, offers a few changes from the components used in the video by selecting the Gigabyte GA-H110M-A motherboard, 650W Cooler Master PSU and an Intel SSD. After the bundle discount, the total price is within a few dollars of the build shown in the video. For more details, check out the bundles at NCIX Canada and NCIX US.

A big thanks to NCIX and Newegg for making these deals available!

FreeNAS Live Build / Q&A

philip July 27, 2016

Update: The live stream is over. Thanks for everyone who tuned in to watch. If you missed it, you can watch the archive on Twitch.

Another Update: The video is now also available on YouTube with a time index so you can skip to your favorite questions.


Join us Thursday, July 28th at 2pm CST on Twitch for a live FreeNAS build and Q&A. We'll be assembling a small rack-mount FreeNAS build for internal use.

This isn't a sponsored build, so we'll be treating it very informally. Feel free to hop in and chat or ask us any questions (related to the build or not).

For reference, here is the build we'll be assembling:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Integrated with Motherboard -
Motherboard ASRock C2550D4I Mini ITX Atom C2550 Motherboard $285.74 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill RSV-R4000 - 4U Rackmount Server Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1123.60
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1124.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-27 16:48 EDT-0400

Oculus Rift Unboxing

BoyScout July 12, 2016

[Update] The stream is over - thanks everyone for joining us!
If you missed it live, you can watch a replay on Twitch.

[Original] Join us Thursday, July 14th at 2pm CST on Twitch for an unboxing of the Oculus Rift.

We'll check out what's included and then hook it up to our recent MSI X99A Gaming Pro / Gaming X GTX GeForce 1080 build to play a few games.

$1000 Great Gaming Build

BoyScout June 24, 2016

In our latest video, we put together a PC based on this month's Great Gaming Build Guide, including a GeForce GTX 1070 video card!

You can read details on the part selection by checking out the build guide and check below to see our final part choices after we locked in selections based on the parametric filters.

[Update] We've posted a completed build to share some more pictures and a few benchmarks results for the build.

PCPartPicker part list:

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $197.99
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $61.99
Storage Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.88
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.95
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card $449.99
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $58.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99
Total at time of filming $1043.77

This month, two retailers have graciously offered up deals based on this guide. Our friends at NCIX and Newegg have put together some great deals to help make this build your own for a little less cash!

Note: Since the GeForce GTX 1070 has limited availability, these deals are based on our guide, but without the GPU unless otherwise noted. You can still get a great deal on the core components, then select your video card based on what might be available at the time you purchase.

First up, NCIX is offering a bundle based around the Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H motherboard. It's available from both NCIX Canada and NCIX US now through July 31st, 2016!

Next, Newegg has put together a SuperCombo based on the MSI B150M BAZOOKA. They are offering a version of the SuperCombo with and without the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition graphics card and these deals are available now through September 30, 2016! Newegg SuperCombo with GTX 1070 | Newegg SuperCombo without the GTX 1070

A big thanks to NCIX and Newegg for making these deals available!

Additionally, we want to give a special thanks to MSI for providing the MSI B150M BAZOOKA motherboard we selected to use for this build.

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