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MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - *The Malevolence* [Planned DBZ Mod]

Special Thanks to all my friends and fellow students that voted for me!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT VOTED FOR ME!!!!

This ain't even is my final form

I will post an awesome video of the assembly and DBZ modding in the completed builds section.

Alright, why did I enter this competition? Now that its over, I'm glad to answer this. My little brother has wanted to play PC games with me for a very long time, and more so when i left for college. Now that I'm in college, I can't play the console games I used to with him without purchasing another console. With this contest, I saw the chance to give him a PC to play with me :D We're both HUGE DBZ fans, and he'll be helping me with the mod. This was my motivation. Thank you again for voting for me!

Edit:

WHAAA 400+ 500+ 600+, thanks everyone :D

Edit #2:

I have decided to make my mod theme for the build - if I win - DBZ/DBS based!

I've yet to decide the exact design, but I'm working on it. Been a fan for years and it's time I did artwork on a PC. Suggestions for what fight combo I should use are welcome! I'll probably do the Vegeta Final Flash vs. Cell and the Majin Vegeta Sacrifice scene. More in the FAQ. UPDATE: I've picked the Majin Vegeta evil grin and the Final Flash scene. Both will be redrawn in high quality and custom printed.

Hey, it’s weird.

Some of these other MSI contest builds seem to be…very basic. Unimaginative. Repetitive.

Enter The Malevolence. The quintessential gaming behemoth.

This is the Morgoth to everyone else’s Sauron. This is The Emperor. The Alien Queen, compared to the other repetitive minion builds.

A gaming PC designed by someone with years of extensive building experience and researching prowess.

I will convince you that each and every component in this build is the perfect choice for this PC’s purpose.

To address feedback, I have included an FAQ at the end.

Ready? Pay attention to my choice of storage, as that’s where this PC stands out!


-|-|-| THE GOAL |-|-|-

This PC will be carefully designed for use in high resolution gaming and some specific use content creation. Monitors and other peripherals will not be included, as each person has individual preferences in mice and keyboards (MOBA/MMORPG vs FPS gaming). Monitor choice can vary depending on the need for color accuracy or smooth refresh rate technologies like G-SYNC or FreeSync. No operating system, as those prices fluctuate and as a student I get Windows 10 for free anyways. I have the Scarlett 2i2 from Focusrite and inexpensive studio monitors, so my sound needs are taken care of! NOTE The price for the build is a lot lower now than when I published it, stinks because I could have gone with a better quality power supply.


-|-|-| THOUGHT PROCESS |-|-|-

CPU

For gaming an I5 would be fine, but this isn’t just for gaming. An I7-6700K with ample overclocking headroom will provide the oomph to slide through content creation and include the benefits of the Z170 chipset platform, but not come with some of the cost of investing into the Haswell-E platform. DREAM BUILD! Why not use the 5820k? See the FAQ at the end.

CPU Cooler

Skylake is known to hit the voltage wall before the thermal wall, so a normal AIO cooler will save money and won’t be a bottleneck. I’ll pick the Corsair H60. Rather than implement a dual fan radiator, the H60 is a compact single fan solution and will produce little noise. Furthermore, the savings of ~$40 can be put towards finishing touches on the PC (which I needed to stay well under the $2000 limit). Plus, there's no reason to invest heavily in a cooler beforehand when I could do poorly in the silicon lottery. Why not a better cooler? See the FAQ!

Motherboard

MSI provides stellar motherboard options, and for the price I can’t think of a better option than the well-rounded Z170A GAMING M5. This motherboard has an insane amount of next generation technology, with not one but TWO M.2 ports, USB Type-C, USB 3.1, and more! Paying extra to get auto-overclocking features would be a waste with the myriad overclocking guides on the internet.

RAM

Content creation changes this thought process, and while 8GB would be fine for a gaming PC, this is a $2000 MSI DREAM BUILD!!! 16GB would be fine, but it has personally limited me in heavy content creation (Orchestral composition) and computer usage. We’re going with 32GB of 2400MHz G.Skill Ripjaws V RAM, which will be plenty to meet content creation needs as well as gaming. Why not higher speed RAM? See the FAQ.

Storage

This is where I stand out from the rest. Everyone has fancy Skylake builds, but where are the M.2 drives?? People are showing their inexperience. I chose the Samsung 950 Pro 256GB NVMe M.2 drive for the main boot drive. This drive is God-Tier, with the 512GB variant competing with Intel’s $1000 NVMe drives. Originally I was going to go with the 512GB for the increased performance, but I decided to save money and purchase a second M.2 drive instead. The previous generation 250GB Samsung 850 Evo M.2 is extremely inexpensive. This is the PERFECT drive for gaming libraries! Games will load ridiculously fast. 250GB is more than enough space to hold whatever games you may be currently playing, and if it’s not enough there’s always the 1 Terabyte WD Blue drive.

That’s right, TWO M.2 Drives and a 1 Terabyte Drive!!! Why pick a motherboard with M.2, and not use it?

(See FAQ on further info on the M.2 drives and the differences between the 950 and 850).

Video Card

Obviously, the MSI 980 TI GAMING 6G is the best choice here. If you spend $2000 on a PC and don’t get 980 TI class performance, why are you even building? Maxwell GPU’s are also thermally efficient, so no need for a full system custom water cooling solution – especially with Pascal on its way. Think ahead! Why no SLI or Crossfire? See the FAQ at the end!

Case

The 980 Ti hit the budget hard, but you NEED a good home for this epicness. I decided on the NZXT Noctis - this thing comes with 4 fans, one of which is 140mm, and can fit many more. Epic red underglow radiates the dark power of this PC. Available in Black/Red and White/Blue, NZXT cases never disappoint. 8 port PWN fan hub, PSU basement, and LED lights on the IO panel are welcome luxuries. Personal experience with multiple NZXT cases makes this a clear choice. Further justified in the FAQ.

Note: After I made this guide I noticed many more new guides popped up choosing the same case. Bummer :( So I promise to mod mine to the best of my ability to make it unique!

Power Supply

While I would prefer a Seasonic or Thermaltake toughpower, the positive reviews of the EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold PSU led me to choose this unit. The cost savings make this well worth my pick. Plus, fully modular! While units slightly more expensive can be had for much better performance, this wasn't possible at the time I did this guide (too close to the budget). I have a thermaltake toughpower 750w 80+Gold PSU that I can use if I find my EVGA unit inferior. Had I known the total would settle around $1910, I'd have chosen a better power supply. FAQ for more details.

Thermal Compound

Arctic Silver, tried and true. Why need AS silver when its not the best? See the FAQ!


-|-|-| CONCLUSION |-|-|-

For $2000, you can do a lot. I think that this PC does the most. The choice not to use a custom water loop is future-minded, as new GPUs are on the horizon that promise better thermal performance and Intel CPU’s get better with time as well. The inclusion of not one, but TWO super high-speed M.2 drives and a 1TB hard drive offer the perfect solution to extremely fast OS and program performance, game loading times, and massive storage needs. Allocate only the games that benefit from fast storage to the M.2 drive (games that need to load maps and levels) and you’ll be hard pressed to feel like you’re running out of space. Plus, with ~$30 left in the budget (at the time of writing) you can invest in custom power supply cables to match the red and black theme of the case! Also, local processor pickup/motherboard bundling at Microcenter would save even more money on this build. As mentioned, I'll attempt to mod the case to make it unique.

The Malevolence. The quintessential gaming behemoth.

Thanks for reading! Looking forward to opinions!

A big thanks to PCPP and MSI for hosting the competition.


-|-|-| FAQ |-|-|-

1) 6700k vs 5820k?

There were a lot of compromises in this build to stay comfortably under $2000. Going with the 5820k would provide better content creation performance, but would require a beefier cooler for the 6 cores. My content creation needs do not require long hefty post-rendering, but rather real time processing. Through personal use and fellow content creators, I have found that an overclocked quad core will serve my needs well enough that I don't need the 6-core monster 5820k. Furthermore, I don't make any gaming compromises. Price-wise, if I win I hope MSI will let me do local pickup from Microcenter, which will save money on the 6700k to keep the price comparable to the 5820k. I've also never personally been able to own a processor that could go past 4.0 GHz (plenty of clients, but personally didn't have the money), and the 6700k will fulfill a personal dream of mine if I win and can overclock it.

2) The H60 choice vs others?

Going with the H60 saved me quite a bit of money over the H100i and other larger coolers. These $40 allowed me to get 32GB of RAM and the SSD configuration I wanted. Furthermore, the H60 should be perfectly fine at cooling the i7-6700K to however far I plan to push it since Skylake seems to be limited by Voltage rather than Thermals. I wanted my build to be clean and easy to manage, the small foot print of the H60 will allow me to mod the rest of my case. Furthermore, if the H60 is for some reason not good enough to cool the i7 because I win the silicon lottery and I can push it far, I can simply mod it to cool the GPU instead. This is the main reason for choosing an AIO over a similarly priced air cooler like the lusciously colored Phanteks TC14PE series; I cant put an aircooler onto my GPU :p

3) 32GB of 2400MHz RAM, why?

If you've ever worked with high resolution audio samples, you'll know that its frustrating working with RAM limitations - especially when you need to load close to a full orchestra. The first PC i ever built for personal use only had 6GB of RAM as that was all I could afford. Later, I threw in a 12GB kit and custom tuned the clocks to get as much stability as I could (very few buying options as triple channel kits were sorta discontinued). Even with a mismatched 18GB set of RAM, I found myself using it up. 32GB of RAM would be a dream, and this is a dream PC! A RAM speed increase doesn't have nearly the benefit of jumping to 32GB of RAM from 16GB. I didn't feel like an extra $35 was worth it when the RAM speed might change during my CPU overclocking anyways.

4a) M.2 differences? 850 vs 950?

As pointed out to me, the 850 Evo M.2 uses the SATAIII bus instead of the PCI express 3.0 x4 like the 950 pro. This doesn't mean the 850 is bottlenecked in any way however. The 850 Evo M.2, as explained by Anandtech (love those guys), is the 2.5" 850 Evo drives repackaged into an M.2 format. Same NAND, same controller. The M.2 won't be bottlenecked any more than the 2.5" drives are. What's the benefit of the M.2 version? The small footprint, being able to forgo cables, and the much lower power draw. Plus, the prices are pretty much the same.

4b) 256GB 950 instead of 512GB?

Yes, the performance of the 512GB version is better. However, using the 512GB version put me over budget :( I had myriad combinations of parts before settling on what I have, and I couldn't get it to work without getting dangerously close to the $2000 limit ($1993.24). I chose the set up I did to give plenty of wiggle room for price fluctuations. If I was using my own personal...eh, imaginary...$2000 , I would definitely drop the second 850 Evo and go for the full 512GB 950 pro. There is another benefit, however, to having both the 950 and the 850 in my rig. I can not only benchmark compare the two myself for fun, but being able to keep the drives separate is a good thing as well. Keeping my games on a separate drive from my OS drive is sure to help performance and longevity of the drives - however small those gains may be. Furthermore, I can easily and quickly do Windows reinstalls since the OS and games are on different drives without having to re-download my Steam library. Having different partitions wouldn't help, as I like to fully format the OS drive and re-install windows onto my personal PCs every year.

5) No red team? No SLI or xFire?

I chose not to go with AMD because well...the power draw. I like using a lower wattage power supply because that means I don't have to spend as much to replace it should either an Act of God or an Act of RNG makes my PSU fail. Furthermore, using green team gives me better thermals, which means I don't have to worry about keeping case fans spinning fast (and producing more noise) or consider water cooling. SLI and xFire are nice but I find that sometimes games don't support them very well or utilize the power to the potential it could be at. Its much easier and simpler to just use a single card solution and keep the build looking clean and neat, and a single card has the highest chance of working well in multiple types of games. After all, its up to the developers to utilize the GPU. When directX 12 becomes the standard for games, I will definitely consider SLI and xFire. In fact, I may (as suggested by a comment) go with both a red team and a green team GPU in the future. This will be supported by DX12, and I could then have the benefits of both teams!

6) Noctis? NZXT? Cable managing nightmare!

I decided to mod the case if I win it to differentiate my build from all the others that popped up picking the same case.

Well, all of my recent builds have been with NZXT cases because I like the design. If I could afford InWin i'd go with them, but NZXT looks nice too. The features are there, the build quality is there, and I've had good luck with them. My personal PC is in a HAF 922, my father's I built for him is in a HAF 912, but I just like the dream PC look of the NZXT cases. Plus, the Noctis fully complements the red and black color scheme of the PC. My entire build is easily convertible to the light side of the Force however, simply use the KRAIT MSI motherboard, the blue G.Skill ram, the white and blue LED noctis, and the KRAIT 980 ti. Voila! Personally I'll stick with the Dark side feel cuz Force Lightning.

7) EVGA PSU? 650W?

As I said, this EVGA unit was not my first choice. However, PC components seem to be getting better and better with power consumption, so I don't see the need to vastly overcompensate. A lower wattage PSU means a cheaper price, which means its cheaper to replace. Plus, its only $60 and its fully modular. Throw in some custom matching cables and I don't see the problem! While it would also be wise to invest in a PSU of higher quality, I currently own a Thermaltake Toughpower 750w 80+ gold PSU. If the EVGA unit fails, I have a backup while the EVGA is RMA'ed. Budget constraints again meant that I skimped a little on the PSU; its better for me to skimp on the PSU and put money towards getting better quality components elsewhere. PSU's are easy to replace when theyre modular, but changing your case is not as easy. I do not believe platinum efficiency is anywhere near necessary for something under 850w. Given time, I can upgrade to a much better PSU. If we were guaranteed any kind of price lock, I would have chosen a better PSU. I was overly paranoid about the $2000 limit, and so I saved where I could.

8) Arctic Silver? Really?

After some important feedback, I will clarify why I added AS thermal paste. I have a tendency to mess up the thermal paste when I try to put coolers on (I want to put it on perfectly) so I needed thermal paste. I also plan to replace the thermal paste on the GPU just as an experiment. The Arctic Silver was cheap enough to throw in without any worries. I admit this isn't the best performing thermal paste, but it serves its purpose as a backup supply and is relatively inexpensive. MX-4 was more expensive, and the build at the time of publishing was pretty close to the $2000 limit so I went with the absolute cheapest paste I could see on the list.

9) THE DBZ/DBS MOD

My facebook feed is filled with computer groups and DBZ fanpages. I've watched the series to death and sit on edge for the new Super episodes as we've finally moved past the movie arcs and are catching up with the manga. Winning this competition would be spectacular, and the case deserves some special treatment. I considered the gohan SSJ2 scene, but the epicness of that was seeing the transformation play through, not one single scene of it. Maybe the father-son kamehameha, but I have another mod I can use that scene for. Below is a checklist of what I plan to do to accomplish this mod; I'm serious about this :p yes it helps my build appeal to DBZ fans, but yes I'm actually going to do it. I have a profile on my K70 RGB that makes the keyboard go super saiyan when you press a button (available online).

-|-|-|CHECKLIST|-|-|-

-Pick theme

-Pick Scene

-Research ways to apply a high quality graphic onto the case; decal/paint/etc. Found a vendor for custom high quality decals.

-Draw up the case at various angles and layout image placeholders on photoshop

-Map out RGB LED wiring (Final Flash is gonna look SICK)

-Find best placement of the POP! Action Figure of Vegeta inside the case (I own two, both were gifts!) depending on RGB wiring

-Finishing touches: High Quality Royal Saiyan Crest placement, Whis Training Symbol, Saiyan Forms Silhouettes, etc.

Will add and edit as I get more feedback!


Edits: Added FAQ; cleaned up word choice; decided to mod case; added thank you note to my computer science and engineering friends who will and have been voting for me at their convenience; added note on DX12 and using multiple GPUs at once from AMD and Nvidia; added to PSU and Thermal paste FAQs; 100+ thank you; added thank you note to PCPP and MSI; added modding details and FAQ for it.

Compatibility: See notes below.

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Compatibility Notes

  • Note:The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.
  • Note:Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

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    Comments

    • 40 months ago
    • 22 points

    DBZ mod eh..... heh

    • 40 months ago
    • 2 points

    ... Maybe my mod should be john cena >.>

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    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yeah none of the people here that were going to vote for me can see the upvote arrow now, on their phones or the lab computers. They can't comment, they cant do anything. Contest is over for me if this doesnt get fixed.

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    lmao

    • 40 months ago
    • 12 points

    "I will take your 32GB of RAM and redistribute it to the RAM needy. Its all about Equality, no one should be left out and the elite shouldn't have more RAM that the rest of the entire country!!!!!!" - BernQ Corsanders

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    HAHAHAH this is brilliant xD not a supporter of trump personally ( Pls don't take back your vote </3 ) but gotta admit this is funny

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    He is talking about Bernie Sanders. Trump never talks about the "elite"; he talks about money in politics. Also, the dead give away is "BernQ Corsanders".

    • 40 months ago
    • 3 points

    It was probably a reply to the guy's name, since the account name is trumpoursavior

    • 41 months ago
    • 9 points

    Very nice build and I like the price tag. I actually have a few friends who are looking to build a new PC, so I'll make sure to pass this information along to them.

    I like the case you picked for this. It serve's the purpose, still gives that imposing "custom" PC look while still sitting in a very buyer conscious price range. I never understood all the hype for having to many lights in your system either.

    I like your choice of the SSD were interesting and made me have to review my own set up. Currently just running a HD/SSD but have been noticing my SSD being a bit small. I may look into the M.2 due to how well you regard them.

    Modular power source is a must. At least that's what I expect whenever I start my own builds or show others how to build a PC. The extra room you have just from being able to remove and move the various wires that sprout out of the thing. Went down your list and calculated the everything and a 650W should work beautifully with a little wiggle room for future expansion. The Gold Certified is just the cherry on the cake.

    No comment on the GPU as I don't think I've ever used a GeForce.

    Can't go wrong with an I7, a lot of games and programs are beginning to adapt to the multi-threading uses and as such, the I7 is becoming more and more relevant. With a very strong 4.0GHz, this gives the computer an advantage and doesn't need to be overclocked right off the bat if the buyer is new and does not feel comfortable making that step just yet(although, you might as well, that's the fun of being able too).

    No build can go wrong with Arctic Paste. While there are different variations and everyone have their preference on what they do (and swear by), no build can go wrong with Arctic paste, especially if it's your first time building.

    Solid build and for a excellent price! I saw some mail in rebate's as well, so as long as the buyer remembers to use those, the price should go down as well.

    Thank you for submitting this!

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    :D this feedback deserves recognition, thank you!

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Any and all upvotes you bring my way are greatly appreciated!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    AS5 paste is one that you should stay away from, but not many people know this. Check this link out.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you for the link! Ive been getting alot of feedback on the AS. I might just use it to replace the GPU paste instead and leave the CPU with the cooler stock paste or buy something else. Excluding that, if you liked the build don't forget to upvote! :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Already did :)

    • 40 months ago
    • 4 points

    Congruatumlations for winning! You are one of the very few that deserve this build. I expect a build video very soon :P

    • 40 months ago
    • 4 points

    :D thank you for the congrats! I'll be updating my guide tomorrow on all that good stuff, and revealing why i entered the contest to begin with.

    • 40 months ago
    • 3 points

    369, damn you're fine

    Good luck!

    • 40 months ago
    • 0 points

    Get low, get low get low get low Thanks for the support :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    I like the build. Mail in Rebate OP.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    MIR OP fosho

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Great Design. I'm glad you didn't waste money on unnecessary aesthetics and traded those in for some serious horsepower, and made use of it (the 2 M.2 drive for the 2 M.2 ports). Winning design.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yep :D should be a solid PC for years to come!

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Looks solid and powerful! Your description was extremely well written.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Its now updated to address any and all feedback too! Thanks :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    unique, and different than lots i have seen. Also liked the fact that you went with the m.2 ssd. Reason i haven't gone with it myself, is because i prefer something much simpler, and was also trying to save as much as i can for other components, but now I see that it wouldn't have hurt i have picked it. plus one for the uniqueness

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    M.2 is the best man, thanks for the comment and hope you were able to upvote! If you are worried about M.2 being a new unfamiliar technology, don't worry as it couldn't be simpler :D its like putting in a graphics card, you just slide it into a small slot on the motherboard and put a screw to hold it in place! No cables or power connections, its extremely neat and tidy. Its small, light, and power efficient (<7 Watts in full load). Plus, read and write speeds are in GB/s, most SSDs are lucky to stay at half a GB/s

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    yes, and I agree. and to be perfectly honest with you, I am knew to this and wasn't really aware that there was something more perfect and simpler than the ssd/hhd. And I did upvote mate. And thanks for clarifications. Something new i have learned today, and it makes me really happy everytime I learn about something new xD. and cheers.

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Yeah man, forget the competition I mean if you have any questions on PC building this is what I do in my spare time. Cheers!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    thanks mate, and i will surely do when i need clarification for something.

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Awesome PC build!! I have actually been looking to get the M.2 SSD for my build.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks for taking a look at it :D M.2 OP!

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Nice balanced build and I thought I was cutting it close with the cost total, looks like I'm not the only one, then again I think I'm the closest to the budget so I need watch out. I really dig your approach on using M.2 SSDs!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yeah I tried to pick price stable parts, my price should go down but not up I hope! Good luck man

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yeah I've got to monitor my build's price as at the moment a rebate is keeping it under that $2000 budget;) Thanks man, you too!

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Very nice build. I am going to build this in the near future and I'll let you know how it turns out.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D thanks!

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Awesome build!!!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks man :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Love the build. Good luck on it.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Nice account name :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 2 points

    +1 I always cheer for the underdog. Though #2 could hardly be considered as the underdog :P

    Solid build though I like your thinking with the duo 256 SSD instead of 512 GB. Learn something new everyday.

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yooo :D I was slowly climbing up the charts through PCPP users and friends, but I saw the top builds getting classmates and mass promoting on other builds and donation/giveaway likebait and I dunno. :D I'm the underdog as a relatively new member of PCPP. Jipster has the entire PCPP community behind him D: ain't nobody competing with him on who's number one on this site

    Either config works, single 512GB or dual drives, just depends really on the preference and in this case budget limits xD I would regardless do a 512GB PRO 950 and the 256GB 850 evo if I was able to go slightly over budget.

    • 40 months ago
    • 2 points

    "Haters can make like bees with no stingers, and drop dead"

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Haven't heard that song in a while, thanks for the support :D means alot!

    • 40 months ago
    • 2 points

    First place's replies to his comments keep saying youre fighting dirty and bribe voting...sigh. Twisting words much. I think what youre doing is great. You and/or your friends have been answering so many PC questions and the appreciation you show at each person that supports you is awesome. Keep doing you, keep spreading your message, its good to be passionate about something, and good luck.

    • 40 months ago
    • 2 points

    I am quite passionate about this :D and your kind words are not taken lightly. Every bit of support is appreciated :D by myself and my friends spreading the word. Whatevs people wanna say they can say :)

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    • 40 months ago
    • 2 points

    Jesus I didn't think this site was this popular, must be this cancerous contest...good luck man

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yeah its took a toll on me :p thank you kindly for the vote and comment!

    • 40 months ago
    • 2 points

    you just won happy for you

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Nice build! I7 and a GTX 980Ti... what's not to like?

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Awesome build man

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    wow very nice :)

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Reported. Jk. Thanks for the +1 <3

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    A really great build, +1 from me!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you very much :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but that 850 EVO M.2 uses the SATA III bus (which will serve as a bottleneck) so won't see any faster performance out of it than you would any other 2.5" SSD ...

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    For the 850 EVO M.2 yes its not that much faster than the SATA version of tbe drive but that's because it uses the same parts as the 850 EVO SATA drive, not because it uses the SATA 3 connection (Its using PCIe M.2), but its power consumption and ease of use for a tiny price increase over the SATA3 850Evo made it the better choice, it means less cables and a cleaner build :D the 950 pro is another story for extreme performance

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    You're right that it won't be much faster but wrong on the reason. It is definitely running on the SATA III bus. M.2 is merely a form factor and a connector and in no way indicates the interface bus used. Proof: Samsung product page (see "interface" under "specifications" section, Newegg (see "interface" under "specifications"

    Anywho, you're right that it's much easier to manage. Just didn't want you working off the wrong info on the bus ;-)

    • 41 months ago
    • 0 points

    Either way, SATAIII isnt going to bottleneck it, I meant more that the 850 Evo doesnt use SATA III physical connection in case other readers interpreted it that way. It uses an M.2 connection, but it isnt using NVMe or the PCI express 3.0 x4 bus and is using the SATA III bus (which you are correct on, my mistake) due to it having the same parts as the 850 Evo 2.5" drives. Looking at anandtech's review page, they site the speed being comparable to 850 Evo 2.5" drives because they use the exact same Vnand and controller. Due to having the same parts its not going to suffer a bottleneck any more than the 850 Evo 2.5" drives do, so the speed is not higher due to the exact same parts being used and not bus limitations. TL;Dr you're right it uses SATAIII Bus but thats not the bottleneck, its simply the 2.5" Evo drives repackaged as M.2 drives so the speed isnt higher.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    BTW, check out my build and feel free to leave some feedback. While you differentiated on storage, I tried to differentiate with smaller size while still using the required ATX boards.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Frp9TW/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-4k-gaming-htpc

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks for the info man, upvote me I'll upvote you! I'm leaving you a comment :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Your build is definitely more robust than mine in most every way, but I like the way you went about picking the parts and explaining why you used them. I will certainly give you my vote just because of how unique it is (based on what I've seen so far) and for going for what you believe is a great build. I may have to look into M.2 in the future once I'm more familiar and/or comfortable with it. Nice build and best of luck to you!

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Thank you very much for the kind words! :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Best of luck! +1

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanksfor showing me this site (-u-) good luck!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    No probs :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Loving the name choice! good luck bro :) there's another section at 1:50pm we can ask, I know the TA

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yooo that would be AWESOME :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Lalit blesses your build. Still say the 5820k would be a better choice for you considering your habits. gl!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    4.5GHz or nothing

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Win it! -J.bo

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    My sensei better win! We got like a week or so left right?

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Till Feb 15!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I got a few friends in business complex that pc build, i'll forward this to em, though I prefer the white/blue noctis and the inquisitor name instead still

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yo I'll name it whatever you want baby, I'll do anything for upvotes ToT

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I got u to 40, do I get 1 of thepart?

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    You can have my eternal gratitude :D and uh probs not a part, got something special planned for the pc

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    u owe me so give me the code nxt lab

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I can arrange to give you some help :p not the code though

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Was recommended to check this build out by a friend and I have to say I love it!

    The design looks really unique and seems to be a real selling point for me personally. While $2000 may seem like a lot for some people, I'd like to point out that for a pre-made like this, you're looking at paying $3000+. I always recommend people build there PC.

    Awesome design! Really loving this site and seeing so many people's idea's on a good computer.

    You have my vote!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you kindly!!!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Mate told me to come here to review this build, so here I am.

    Overall good build, only thing I would change is the G.skill Ripjaw's, I feel they are a to expensive for what you get and I don't feel that RAM needs a heat sink that big. This is more prevalent in smaller cases but I still feel it is unnecessary.

    Otherwise, good build. I use the M.2 and love the thing, very reliable.

    Also, that GTX 980 TI drools.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you very much!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I like the build! I just game on a laptop but I've always wanted to try giving building my own PC a try one day. I may try some of these parts out!

    Was told to put in that Findol sent me.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you man :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Good show! Curious, can you configure M.2 drives in RAID 0?

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I probably wouldn't RAID 0 them because they're different models with different speed levels, but if I had 2x 950 pros then yes I definitely could! Thanks for the feedback man :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    great build! +1

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    thanks a bunch :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    If only my build supported 2280 m.2. Sigh. That 950 pro is so tempting. Oh well whats someone to do. Over all a great build. Although I read threw the FAQ there was one thing in the FAQ that was not fully addressed. I know you did not choose a team red gpu due to thremals and power draw. But given what this build is called and its intent. Just wonder if you considered a team red and team green gpu to get the benefit of dx12's dual gpu rendering where it can actually use both a team red and team green gpu to render textures at the same time. Not to mention for productivity there are things that each card does better than the other. Which would lend more to the thoughts behind this build. Granted they might not even be possible with a $2000.00 limit to keep within.

    As an extra for those that read threw these the M.2 also cuts out cables as it is a direct connection to the MB and pulls its power directly from the board. Just another reason to look at them.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yeah I touched on DX12 in another FAQ point :D I've thought about experimenting with the benefits of using two different GPUs even now, because I love using tons of monitors. You do raise a good point though, AMD for power usage and Green team for gaming. I'll add that to the FAQ man, very helpful! Though this is once DX12 becomes a standard :( until game developers decide to really adopt it we wont see too much in the very near future.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Ah my bad. I saw you mention Crossfire/SLI in reference to DX12. Should of just figured that included dual manufacture as well. Although glad I asked. Its info about a rather cool feature of DX12 that others might not of know about. Also yeah till DX12 becomes more mainstream its not something that you would get much benefit out of. Still if we be dreaming might as well include DX12 being mainstream am I right? I mean lighter weight API with better top end performance. Cant weight to see what will happen when it takes over DX11 as top dog.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yes I agree, I geeked out over some R9 Fury X and 980 Ti in S-Fire (my hybrid name for SLI and crossfire) benchmarks, holy crapola man DX12 is long overdue. Dream on! :D and I totally forgot about mentioning it in my description so I'm glad you brought it up. I'll probably edit my description again to include a better reference to the technology

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Nice SSD plus 1

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D thank you very much!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    wery clean and nice build you get a+1 from me

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you so much! :D feel free to share the build!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I'm liking the use of the M2. Very much power packed into the budget, very well done +1

    Check me out if you can please? https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/CpD48d/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-duality

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks man! I'll throw you a +1 as well

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    1+ for the name!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks man :D thought it fit the bill pretty well

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    +1 for geek description at the start and for all the details throught the guide. I like the fact that you point out the the MSI motherboard has two onboard M.2 connectors, some competition don't even have that. Good choice to make use of thoses two ports! Well done.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you for reading it all :D I appreciate your support!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Love the case

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks man! :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    nice +1! :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks man :D appreciate it

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Madcomprage approves!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Madcomprage eh? I like the name XD

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Neal taiki, as requested. Good luck.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Humble gratitude my friend :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yep, long way to go. Gl

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    You got me a step closer! :D thank you kindly

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Nice case choice :D gl!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Dat underglow is op

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    You better win

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    We will see :D I got a few more days and plenty more classes to ask

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D +1 !

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :o :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    +1 well-thought-out!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you! :D Appreciate the +1

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    wuz 9+10?

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Who is this? Dan?

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Probably lmao

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    ....

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Squaaddd

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    howboutno

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Holmie on the job :D good luck

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Holmie on the job ain't nothin to worry about

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Lookin forward to you winning, have faith!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    All thanks to you guys :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Sent by bleacher! Good luck

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Omfg so many people responded

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    +1 but I'm not reading all of that. Regards!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yeah agreed, holy cow that's alot

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Don't mind if you do or don't, up to you! Thank you kindly :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D You're almost half way!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Maivalentine ... Haven't heard that name in a while

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    no. 111, ain't I lucky

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Every vote means alot to me :D spread the word!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    God's on your side, the turnout is great! Keep up the momentum.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Don't know how long the momentum will last, today was lucky, maybe Friday/Saturday

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Can't believe I broke 100, thank you to everyone that voted :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    173 and counting now

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks for the pizza, left you a vote

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Shh

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    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Still prefer xfire 390s. Good night and good luck crane

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    More power in performance and more power in consumption, tradeoffs! And yeah I thought I would be playing the following but nope

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    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    +1 for the expansive break down on the decisions.
    My thoughts[basicly here to be ignored and prove I read it]

    ~since you didn't separate "Will add and edit as I get more feedback!" from the arctic silver section... how much more does it cost to get some MX-4, yea i know the MX-2/MX-4 vs arctic silver is almost as bad as the AMD vs intel ... but io had to say it.

    ~yes audio and video work is really the only reason to go above 16GB of ram, but while the higher speed 16 gb set up might not offer as much of a pay off upfront, a 2x8GB or 2x16GB selection aids in future proofing[or just as part of a plan to make a little out of pocket combine perfectly with a contest win] . so did you put any thought into a 2 stick 32GB[or 16GB with planed expansion] 2400K possibility?

    ~I like that you have reached for the EVGA PSU, But i'd hate to see you base your opinion of them off of the NEXG, thats like forming an opinion of corsair on a CX series[their RM1000 is excellent as is the AX series(corsair branded seasonic)]. better to spend a little more on a T2, P2, PS, G2, GS, or even a B2[not as good], all made by either seasonic or super flower... the NEXG is a FSP[there 80+ platinum stuff is great(like the BeQuiet branded Dark Power Pro P11), but there gold line is all across the board].. you say replacement cost, I say buy one that you don't expect to need to replace.

    just my thoughts, its a great build and the $2000 mark is an interesting mind game on dream PC vs reality. Would love to hear your thoughts on my build

    Good luck!

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    Mx2 would have been comparable in price , about a $2 increase. Mx 4 was around $19, and I honestly just wanted the cheapest paste to use as backup so I didn't give thermal paste too much research time (wanted to publish the guide asap). If I needed good thermal paste I'd probably go with the MX-4 given I had the budget to do it

    As for the RAM, I considered doing 2x16GB but the cost went up, and I didn't want to spend extra on potentially having 64GB of RAM in the future because I doubt I'll exceed 26GB from my preliminary calculation, but who knows :p I might find a way to max out 32GB. I was honestly paranoid about a DQ because my build goes over $2000 and saved wherever I could, but yes 2x16GB is a much better choice for future proofing.

    as for the psu, I agree with you I'd prefer a straight up seasonic but I settled for the EVGA due to price, I have a thermaltake tough power 750w I'm probably going to put into this build :D if I do have any problems with it I'm sure EVGA will honor the warranty, and I'll have a backup just in case.

    I do appreciate the feedback you gave, I have plenty to add to my FAQ now! XD I'll check out your guide as well. Thank you! :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Good Luck!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    talk about detail lol :) i give you some props , however it's red and black

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yep it was either red and black or white and black, I'm probably going to custom paint most everything though :D drop a +1 if you like it! And thank you for the comment :)

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Very nice build! For the past few weeks i have been contemplating back and forth with going portable or building a rig just like this. With all the comments about giving this a recommendation as a first time build, i feel like this is within my budget. With the Division coming out soon and getting back to PC gaming im putting console gaming to rest. I will strongly consider this build or between the MSI GT72S G Tobii-805 Gaming Laptop with Tobii Eye Tracking Technology 6th Gen Intel Core i7 6820HK 32 GB Memory 1TB HDD 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 10 Home 64-bit because of the portability. I would like positive feedback about your professional opinion. Have an upvote.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Well it depends how much that laptop costs. My personal opinion is to always go with a desktop over a laptop for gaming unless you need to bring the computer around to different places. Desktops are much easier to upgrade and imo have a longer lifespan because you can replace parts. Thanks for the upvote :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Looks great! Not much to complain about! +1

    Check out my build if you want to!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I dropped you a +1! Best of luck :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    First of the day!

    Good luck!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you for taking the time to vote :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Good luck!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D thanks!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Herbert; go for the win

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    With your help I can :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Assuming 45% of the people you give the pcpartpicker+cookies presentation to actually vote for you - and you need about 250 votes to win (little less than half seem take the offer) - you need to talk to nearly 560 people. Good friggin luck man

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I'm trying but having to watch each person do it is so time consuming :( if I could get the turnout higher somehow it'd be easier

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    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I'd probably quit then xD

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    gl and address the compatibility notes issue in the FAq

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Good point, thank you for noticing :D I'll fix it up

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    You suck your nearest competition is 2 away from you in one day. Push harder and pull through man

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    It's too difficult to get those kinds of gains :( people finish their labs at different times and I gotta stay for at least 40 minutes through on top of classes, I'm off tomorrow though and should do better. Thank you for your continued support, couldn't do it without you guys

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I'm okay now :D back in 3rd place

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    You lied you're not in third anymore, might wanna change the pitch. good luck either way

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I am now :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Wow you respond to all your comments. What a champ, keep it up.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yep, I appreciate the time people take to help me :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    dat BBcode tho

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Took me a while to figure it out xD thank you for the vote!!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Good build, especially like the dual m.2 thought, not into the colors though, just overdone, and you mentioned sticking with the dark side for force lightning, well force lightning is blue, where's the blue?

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Ain't no Jedi casting force lightning D:

    Jokes aside, I will add an edit as to what my mod will be about. It'll involve repainting alot of things in this build :D I like red and black because my first case with an LED fan was the haf922, but I'm gonna make this build MUCH more artistic. That case is gonna get some custom artwork and other things :D thank you for the feedback!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Dang I should have waited till I was #150. Good luck :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D every vote is equally appreciated!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point
    • Sees AS5

    • Sees "years of experience"

    • Reads FAQ

    oh

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D still a meh choice but it'll serve its purpose

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    nice gains 153 is impressive

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Tomorrow will be better I don't have any classes

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    I can see the result of that

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    this fool :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Psh

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Last one out! -j.adamczec

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you !

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    good luck

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Muchas gracias! :)

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    32GB of RAM you crazy

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Of course I am :S

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Why don't you give away pc components like the others, might get more people to vote

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Cuz food appeals to more people :)

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Keep climbing higher!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I will do my best :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Good luck :p

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks man !

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    gl

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D thank you

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :)

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    (:

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I don't like the choice of RAM, and the 850 evo's green PCB is going to color clash. How will you manage to paint it? Might have to put a heatsink on it or something.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Good point...honestly don't know. Doubt I can paint the PCB, but maybe some sort of cover. I'll have to research that, thank you for pointing it out :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    What theme are you going to go with for the mod? Could help with the appeal

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Crap you're right, I should add that in

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    There should be a way to have comments hidden until you click like "show comments" the loading is so long +1

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    These computers just suck because they load the desktop each time and preferences n stuff

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    The case is very appeling, reminds me of darth maul

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D join the dark side

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    update the 100+ thing, still works but 200+ looks better

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Will do later today

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    awesome site, made a parts list of upgrades to go for

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    See and no spam/newsletter :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Playing hrad core catchup, good luck man

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I'm trying I'm trying

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    (O.o) chengster surprised, nice job

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point
    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Are you saying its a trash choice? I have a backup thermaltake tp 750w as I mentioned in the description/faq

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    No, I read it.

    My point was that the unit wasn't that good. In this this a good psu is a must.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I have the thermaltake so I decided to skimp on psu in favor of other components, needed to at the time of publishing the guide Cuz it was $1960, didn't know it'd drop to $1900. I'll address this better in the description though, thank you for the feedback. If we were guaranteed any kind of price lock I would have made a better psu choice

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Looks great.

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks man :D

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    I feel like putting [DBZ Mod] in the title was a click bait

    oh well none shall win with the mighty Jipster around

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    In the description it says I will do the DBZ mod, been a fan for years, so its not just clickbait

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    And I'm sure the PCPP users will prefer a promised mod "clickbait" over someone claiming to donate the PC or give away a part, right? :) I'm actually a pretty big fan of DBZ/DBS and I do artwork, so its a personal goal of mine if I win this contest. I'm not done fighting for this yet!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Very nice build, GPU and RAM are overkill for many games (which is good) 1+

    • 41 months ago
    • 2 points

    :D thank you very much!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    love the build!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you!

    • 41 months ago
    • 1 point

    H60 lol!

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Compromises man xP

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    The problem is it's a 120mm radiator. Those are barely even on par with a Hyper 212 EVO.

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    So if you read the description, I'd agree with you that a 120mm rad is not enough if it was Haswell-E. For skylake, the voltage limits overclocking much quicker than thermals do. Its actually better imo not to overkill on the cooling and save the budget for more impactful components. Even if I do well in the silicon lottery, its a simple matter to just switch the cooler out if by some miracle I'm actually limited by thermals. Furthermore, an H60 (if I deem it unworthy to cool the i7) can easily be modded to cool the 980 ti. I thank you for the feed back though, and will update my FAQ.

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Go go go

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    I'm trying D: thanks for the support

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    you weren't kiddin about 2nd. good luck man

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yep! Exciting :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    good luck

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you!

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Belieeeeveeeeeeee

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    I will do my best :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Good luck, you need more comments

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    I do, I do. First place has way more comments I can't catch up to that

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    With the rate you have now of creating accounts you will catch up,believe in your self

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    GL

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    glhf

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Have fun maybe not, maybe if I win it it'll be fun in hindsight

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    This compizzle is foshizzle the realest izzle

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Don't be a friend to the parasite! -BioShock

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    nice job, good luck

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D thank you

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    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    EVGA psu not the best choice, glad you addressed it in the FAQ.

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    now if only people would read it..

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Planned DBZ mod fo real lol

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    yas madam

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    best of luck!

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Jeff man thanks :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    10char good luck

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    I'm here for the girls

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Bruh

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    I really liked your build!! It's where most of my inspiration for my build came from. You made great choices, so much so that I used it to create my build. Thanks for sharing as you never know whose reading!! +1

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    No probs man, thank you for the upvote. Its much appreciated :D I'll take a look at your build

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    290!!

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Had to use phone, your build guide blue screened my pc -_-

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    eh wow

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    This has already been addressed several times by several comments :p

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Great build. And thanks for all the great ideas and tips behind it.

    I have a question about the OS drive. I'm thinking about building the machine I designed for this contest. In my build I used two 850 Evo's in raid. Do you have any idea how that would compare to your M.2 design from a speed perspective? I'm a noob with limited knowledge and want to make as many good decisions on my build as possible. thanks.

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    The 850 evos and the 950 pro are on two different playing fields, 950 pro is 2.5GBs read and 2GBs write. Linustechtips have a well done video on the benefits of NVMe (think its called "NVMe as fast as possible") and it'll explain what the big difference is :) I'm very impatient with my technology and after a year even a 2.5" SSD based PC will have a few lag moments, NVMe based PC's just feel so buttery smooth when I use them. Haven't had one for an extended time but right off the bat I could feel a difference on a demo PC and saw it had an Intel NVMe drive. Never forget the experience

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Also, if you have any build questions please let me know either on here or by PM. Several people have messaged me asking for help on builds already, or asking for a build given some requirements, and there are alot of people on PCPP willing to help. I always have a moment to help :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    WD Black > Blue, but the price of Blue is too good.

    • 40 months ago
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    I have a 1TB and my first OS drive was a WD blue 500, they've done their job :D and yes the price is great!

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you for the help on speakers and being so polite, don't stress yourself on this too much.

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Any time man, audio enthusiasts ftw. You should see the Tesla coil speakers I'm working on/learning about in my university's audio club :D musical lightning!!

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    So what happens to Reingardt if you win this new guy

    • 40 months ago
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    Heheh if I win, that's a surprise. I don't want to mention it ahead of time because I'm not going to do any emotional click bait / like bait. I'll announce what I'm doing after the competition if I win. Your support and comment are well appreciated :)

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Love the interior properties, although personally I find the case design a little too basic. Never the less this is still one of the best computer built I have seen so far. You got my vote.

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    BRUH that case gonna be GORGEOUS after I Vegeta it. :D though I agree solid black might be a bit dull. Thank you for the vote :D every bit helps

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Hey, here from torieify. gave you a +1

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Go torieify :D and go Mr. Cha.Chang! Thank you for the +1 :D nice name btw

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    I want to see the Dragon BallZ theme so badly, now. xDDD mine first will be DeadPool based :)

    edit: where are my manners... Best of luck in the competition.

    • 40 months ago
    • 2 points

    Crap. I responded to this a long time ago I thought :(

    Im excited to see a legit deadpool mod, couldn't find any good examples that were heavily deadpool themed.

    As for the DBZ mod, I have purchased pulsing RGB lights that will make the partially transparent decals I'm designing actually look like theyre pulsing with Ki energy!!! :D Especially gonna make the FInal Flash and Sacrifice scenes look epic on my case.

    Hey man, I wish you had stayed in the competition. I appreciate your well wishes dearly :) maybe get some of your voting pool to help out this underdog eh? I feel like the entire PCPP site is against me potentially winning D:

    Thanks for the comment man :D was good to hear from you, and as always anything you wanna ask about PCs im a private message away.

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    • 40 months ago
    • 2 points

    Nah it sounds great man. The POP! Action figures deadpool looks really cool

    I shall, if only I win!

    Yeah I feel ya. The pressure is UNREAL for me being newer to this site.

    I win, I DBZ mod. Fo frickin sho. :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    I like the way you have thought everything out, and know what you will do if you win. +1

    Feel free to check out my entry here : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/6RCmP6/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-black-and-white-red-isnt-me

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Will do! Than you for the +1. Every bit helps :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Have you seen it yet? If so, what do you think of it?

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Hey man! I'm really sorry for not responding. Been a hectic day. I'll leave you a comment on your guide right now :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    I like the build name

    edit: star wars clone wars reference?

    • 40 months ago
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    YAS Thank you for the support :D

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    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Surprised there aren't more negative comments. Well done addressing the few that are not so nice. Good luck.

    • 40 months ago
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    I like dat name tho. Thank you kindly :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Who's doing the mod artwork?

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Either myself or my sister, depending who has more time. Thank you for the support and comment :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Cant comment on the parts but the case looks elegant. Good luck :*

    • 40 months ago
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    ;*

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    mike.k said check my buddy's contest out. cool stuff, 1up to you.

    • 40 months ago
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    :D I appreciate the 1up man, and I owe Mike for the referral.

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    If you win this, you'd better post back with pictures of said DBZ mod. This is a ******* SOLID build. Good luck man :D

    • 40 months ago
    • 2 points

    I will, don't you worry man. The Prince shall feel the majin evil once again. I'll only be able to do it if I win, and your support (and potential referrals) will allow me to do it. Thank you very much :)

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Hey, voting as requested. Good luck.

    • 40 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you for taking the time to vote! I appreciate it :)