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MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide- i7 6700k~980ti~All ssd storage!

To kick things off, I would like to give a huge thanks to the people over at MSI and pcpartpicker for making this contest possible. MSI is a great company, with great products. On the other hand pcpartpicker is the only place I come when wanting to make a parts list. So, without further ado, lets get started.

CPU- For the CPU I went with the Intel Core i7-6700K. This was a no brainer. This CPU can do anything you throw at it. This chip is Intel's highest performing CPU on the mainstream chipsets. This CPU will handle gaming with no problems at all. For those who want to video render, this is also the chip for you, having no problems rendering at all. Overall this was an easy choice for this build with a $2000 budget.

CPU cooler- Whats better than having a unlocked processor, and a beefy AIO to cool it. The Corsair H100i GTX is what I've brought to the table. This cooler is definitely capable of keeping the i7 cool with no problems. Their are two fans included with the H100i, to get you started. Corsair link is an awesome feature that Corsair included with this cooler, allowing you to monitor temps, fan speed, and pump speed. Fan and pump speed can be change via Corsair link software.

Motherboard- The MSI Z170A gaming M7 motherboard is a great motherboard able to support SLI. This is important for those who feel that in the future will need to add another graphics card to the system. Not only does it perform great, but its looks great as well. Its black and red heatsinks and I/O shroud look gorgeous, with the PCI-E slots being metal.

Ram- G.Skill has been a really reliable company for me and I wasn't about to throw some budget oriented ram into this system. The G.Skill Ripjaws V Series Ram has got you covered. For this build I only went with a 16GB(2x8GB) running at 2400 mhz, which is plenty for gaming, but I know there are people who are putting 32GB kits of ram in their systems, in quad channel.

Storage- The Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB SSD was the perfect choice for this build. This SSD is blazing fast with the operating system booting up in less than 30 seconds. For me 1TB is plenty of storage, but if you need more, I suggest adding a mechanical hard drive for mass storage. This drive is awesome for this build, being blazing fast.

Graphics card- The MSI GeForce GTX 980Ti gaming 6g is a powerhouse of a graphics card. I know its not the GTX Titan X, but this is plenty of gaming horsepower for 1440p gaming, and even 4k.This graphics card features MSI's Twin Frozr cooler, which is an awesome cooler, allowing some serious overclocking, which will get you even more performance out of your card.

Case- The NZXT H440 is a great case for people who want a good-looking case that is quiet oriented. This case has a basement for your power supply with an NZXT logo, which lights up when you power on the system. There are 4 fans inlcluded, 3 of them being 120mm, and the other one being 140mm. The case has sound dampening foam on the front panel, both side panels, and the top panel. This case being oriented for silence doesn't have the best intake or exhaust cut outs, making fans choke a little. This case also has great cable management with most cables hidden in the basement, and behind the motherboard cage. This case also features a side panel windows, for those who want to gaze at their beautiful system.

Power supply- The Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold certified power supply is also oriented for silence, with the fan not even powering on, until it reaches 40% load. This power supply is also modular, making cable management much easier. The cables are flat styled cables, with just a flat black finish, making it go with any theme. This power supply also features Corsair Link, which allows the user to monitor power usage, and fan speed, making this a great fit for the build with plenty of power to spare for overclocking.

Wrapping this up, I would once again like to thank MSI and pcpartpicker for setting this up. Also huge thanks to anyone to checks out this build, it means a lot to me, and a special thanks to anyone who up votes my build. Thanks for checking out the build, and I hoped you like it! -Rileyman10

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
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Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
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Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.74 CFM 120 mm Fans
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    Comments

    • 46 months ago
    • 1 point

    +1 Kudos to you for pulling of an SSD primary!

    Here's my build if you want to see :)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/G8PxFT/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-paradox

    • 46 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks for checking out the build. Really liked yours too, got a vote from me :)

    • 46 months ago
    • 1 point

    +1 from me for the 2 extra corsair SP fans, push/pull i'm guessing....

    • 46 months ago
    • 2 points

    Yes, going for a push/pull configuration for the best performance.

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