Description

I needed a new machine for school work (programming and running virtual machines) as well as for gaming and photography. This build allows me to do all that at incredible speeds!

The build went relatively well (it was my first one so I have no comparison).

Comments on individual parts:

Intel Xeon E5-1650 V4: An amazing processor that's basically an i7-6850K without overclocking. I really didn't want to overclock and I've heard rumors that Xeons are more durable so I went with the Xeon over the i7-6850K.

Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Fan: Very quiet fan given to me by a friend. Keeps my CPU ice cold.

MSI X99A Raider: Support for everything I need with upgrade capability (more RAM, multiple graphics cards, etc.).

Kingston ValueRAM 8GB (x2): Good quality RAM with ECC support. Since my motherboard has 8 DIMM slots, I may upgrade to more later.

Sandisk SSD Plus 240GB: Cheap SSD, fast read speeds, reasonably fast write speeds.

Seagate Barrcuda 1TB Hard Drive (x2): Good cheap hard drives. In RAID 1 in case one fails at some point.

Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Turbo: Amazing graphics performance for the price. Very quiet even with a significant overclock.

Corsair Carbide Quiet 600Q: Great case, extremely quiet. You cannot hear anything when case is closed. Very durable Steel exterior. Worth the higher price.

Corsair CX550M PSU: Cheap power supply. Slightly noisy, short cables. Functional, but not recommended.

LG DVD/CD Writer: Quality optical drive.

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Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it, minus the psu but I like future potential on those and better quality for longer use (from one build to the next) +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and I agree. I wanted to get something that would last awhile.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for posting this, I'm intending to use the same CPU as yours and it's nice to see someone else's build.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, let me know if you need any advice

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, very kind.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How much did you pay for the Intel Xeon E5-1650 V4?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it for $605

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, though I feel as though your front IO and graphics cables could have been handled better.

How's the overall noise output of the system?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That's probably true. It is very quiet. Barely noticeable unless gaming.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'm about to start a build today with the same case.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. The case comes with 3 fans but I would only recommend using 2. 2 is more than enough cooling and the other one only makes it louder.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually removed included fans and swapped them for Be Quiet fans. Though having since removed the included fans they look like decent quality and i probably didn't need to remove them.. I built this system for someone else and it will need all the airflow it can get as it will be exposed to an environment most people wouldn't consider ideal. Overall i'm happy with the case though the RMx cables with their capacitor cables made it a little difficult to work with.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello again, just in case you're interested, I've updated my build with a recent comment.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this build was posted awhile ago, but how does the CPU hold up for gaming for you? Looking to upgrade my E5-1620v3 to your CPU!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

uhh your RAM costs $51k each, but i think its a typo lol

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, I haven't checked this page in over a year. I now have a 100k PC lol. My RAM was around $80 per stick when I put the build together.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

congrats, you now have the most expensive completed pc in pcpartpicker's history.