"Money is no object."
Current available hardware pain points:
Other notes: ASRock mobo because I was unhappy with my old Asus P5WDH Deluxe, so I want to stay away from Asus. Also the flagship Z170 Gigabyte won't fit this silent tower. Maybe there's an MSI that would be a good alternative?
Front USB 3.1 bay included in mobo is throwaway. It's wasteful, but this mobo still seemed the best choice for future expansion. Maybe there's a way to mod it so the ports can be accessed through an expansion slot opening...
RAM could be faster/cheaper maybe? ASRock lists F4-3000C15Q-32GRK as compatible when using 4 slots; this RAM has the exact same specs, same price, but uses only 2 slots, so I went with it instead. ASRock does NOT list F4-3200C16Q-32GTZB has compatible, but would probably be a better choice if they did (cheaper and faster, but also 2mm taller... not sure if it will interfere with CPU heat sink).
1000W PSU is totally overkill for this system, but I wanted lots of headroom for future SLI and other expansion. The 850W BN253 would probably be a better choice for SLI. Also, the Dark Power Pro PSU are larger, so the 3.5" bay must be removed to allow it to fit. As of now, it seems that HDD are the only 3.5" things anyway, and I will not be adding any HDD to this silent PC.
|CPU Cooler||$78.99||$78.99||Amazon Canada||Buy|
|Power Supply||$309.90||$309.90||Newegg Canada Marketplace||Buy|
|Custom||10' Displayport Cable||$19.30|
|Slimline SATA to SATA adapter||$14.83|
|Intel - Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor||11W - 91W|
|Scythe - Kotetsu 79 CFM CPU Cooler||5W - 10W|
|G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory||29W - 29W|
|Intel - 750 Series 1.2 TB PCI-E Solid State Drive||2W - 10W|
|Asus - GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB Video Card||62W - 250W|
|Total:||109W - 390W|