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MSI B150M Mortar Live Build

philip Oct. 15, 2015

Join us Friday, October 16th at 2pm Central time for a live build brought to you by MSI and Corsair. We're going to be putting together a build using the new MSI B150M Mortar motherboard. We'll finish off the build by demoing the completed system, including some benchmark runs with thermals.

We'll also be taking questions during the stream, so please post your questions here or in chat.

Full part list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $314.99 @ Directron
CPU Cooler Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair Neutron XT 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $114.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $189.89 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan $15.95 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan $15.95 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1188.71
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1168.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-16 14:25 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker / Corsair Q&A Live Stream

philip Oct. 12, 2015

Join us Tuesday, October 13th at 2:00pm Central time for a live Q&A session with Corsair. We'll be joined by George and Aaron from Corsair, who will be happy to answer any questions you have about Corsair products or PC building in general. Reply to this post with your questions and we'll make sure they get answered during the stream.

Xeon Graphic Design Live Build

philip Oct. 7, 2015

Tune in Thursday October 8th at 2:00 PM CST for a live build. We'll be putting together Phil's system - a Xeon machine for graphic design, rendering, and some gaming - hello Star Wars Battlefront! Time permitting, we'll also stream some Battlefront gaming with the new build showing gameplay and thermals!

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-1650 V3 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $564.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus X99-E WS SSI CEB LGA2011-3 Motherboard $471.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Wintec 64GB (4 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $598.98 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston Predator 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $218.49 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $219.82 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $219.82 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ~$1000
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ~$1000
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Provided by NZXT
Power Supply Corsair 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $307.48 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $51.99 @ Amazon
Other Cinema4D - Broadcast $1695.00
Other Thermaltake Riing 12 120mm LED Case Radiator Cooling Fan CL-F038-PL12YL-A Yellow $18.00
Other Thermaltake Riing 12 120mm LED Case Radiator Cooling Fan CL-F038-PL12YL-A Yellow $18.00
Other Thermaltake Riing 12 120mm LED Case Radiator Cooling Fan CL-F038-PL12YL-A Yellow $18.00
Other Thermaltake Riing 14 High Static Pressure 140mm Circular LED Case Radiator Cooling Fan CL-F039-PL14YL-A Yellow $19.00
Other SteelSeries QcK Heavy Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) $22.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $6554.44

Why Titans you ask? If you recall, we used triple Titans for a build video a few years ago. We're reusing two of those Titans to give Phil good CUDA performance for the various applications he uses. And of course, those don't hurt when doing a bit of gaming too. We used a 1200W PSU in case we want to throw in a third Titan.

EDIT: Thanks for your patience everyone. We've re-uploaded the stream in 4K - turns out it takes YouTube quite a while to process a 32GB 2h15m recording...

Fractal Design Define S Build

philip Oct. 6, 2015

New office means new computers for everyone. Barry helps out tremendously behind the scenes with part entry and lots of other site internals that help keep things running smoothly. He's also an avid gamer - and despite Ryan's digs, he does play more than just minecraft. We do take gaming seriously in the office - and unlike many places it's not a fireable offense. So we wanted to make sure his system had enough horsepower so he could play games in between getting work done... but without breaking the budget.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Wcnpcf

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $248.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $144.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston Predator 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $218.49 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $348.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $134.01 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $139.75 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan $15.95 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans $24.15 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans $27.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $20.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $468.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $159.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $51.99 @ Amazon
Headphones SteelSeries Siberia RAW Headset $37.64 @ Amazon
Other Corsair Commander Mini $59.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2447.73

$700 Core i5-4460 Gaming Build Video

philip Sept. 26, 2015

For our latest build video, we worked with Newegg to put together a gaming system for around $700. Newegg created a great combo deal for the exact parts you see in this build video bringing the total price down from $775 to the $700 price point.

The build guide for this part list can be found here.

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