Best Builds 2017 - $1,500 Budget Category

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Jsimenhoff

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The submission period is now over. Please cast your vote here.

We recently updated our rules for Best PC Builds. m-ITX builds no longer require WiFi. Please see below for our full list of rules.

The Best PC Builds. Our title is practically self-explanatory. Unlike the System Builder Marathon, these configurations are not chosen by Tom's Hardware's editors. They are submitted and selected by our forum members based on defined pricing tiers. Every so often, we ask the community for its help picking parts based on performance and features for the price.

It's a new year and while certain parts of the industry could be labeled as stagnant, *cough* CPU architectures *cough*, there has been drastic progress in form factors and distribution. With the introduction of "mini" sized graphics cards such as the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX and the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini, as well as the near standard requisite of space for full sized graphics cards, the mini-ITX form factor is now a viable form factor for any budget. The coming advent of true on-demand streaming from the likes of Nvidia further solidifies the mainstreaming of m-ITX. And so, for the first time ever, mini-ITX and SFX builds may compete in every single budget category. Are you up to the challenge?

The voting period will run until Wednesday, February 22nd, so be sure to vote for your best build by that date. Click on this link to vote for your favorite build in each category.

This thread is for the $1,500 budget category. Please only submit builds within the $1,500 budget category to this thread. All other builds will be disqualified.

Here are the ground rules:

  • Only one build per budget category, per user. Multiple builds from a single user or duplicate accounts will be disqualified.
    ■Do not go over budget.
    ■Use only Amazon OR Newegg to source parts.
    ■Use list prices only: coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers will not be accepted.
    ■Do not include shipping or tax in your final budget.
    ■Do not include the Operating System, Monitor or VR Headset, Keyboard, Mouse or Gamepad.
    ■Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalizations & symbols.
    Provide links to the Amazon or Newegg product pages of each component — we encourage users to use PCPartPicker's System Build for speedy construction. Do not post a link to your build, but rather please be sure to export as BBCode for a quick copy/paste to the forums.
Quick update from the Tom's Hardware Editor in Chief, Fritz Nelson:



Here are links to all eight build categories:

$500 Budget Build
$750 Budget Build
$1000 Budget Build
$1250 Budget Build
$1500 Budget Build
$2000 Budget Build
$2500 Budget Build
Unlimited Budget Build

Good luck and may the best build win!
 

logainofhades

Titan
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Box of broken dreams

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG R1 Universal 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($101.06 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($389.67 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $1493.92

Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-26 18:32 EST-0500
 

RCFProd

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B L A C K O U T compact maxer

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($82.10 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($591.48 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1515.51
Minus Shipping: -$18.93
Base total: $1496.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 03:42 EST-0500
 

joz

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"Shadowbox - Streamer+Content Creator Edition"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z270 PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($82.01 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($580.66 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1492.50

Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-29 20:39 EST-0500


 

Aeacus

Glorious
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Dare To Be Different

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.07 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($100.30 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z270 KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.49 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($399.83 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 760T White V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Snow Silent 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1524.62
Shipping: $35.29
Total without shipping: $1489.33

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 06:27 EST-0500

 

Supahos

Champion
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Big things, small package

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.29 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($609.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Element Mini ITX Desktop Case ($28.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1491.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 06:52 EST-0500

 

Dark Lord of Tech

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($419.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($575.71 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1522.59
Minus Shipping: $25.67
Base Total: $1496.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-07 11:38 EST-0500
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($43.53 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($123.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($589.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1491.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 13:44 EST-0500
 
Booter Computer
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.22 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($116.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($589.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 USB3.0 ATX Mid Tower Case ($82.18 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1486.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 14:24 EST-0500
 
Trigger Ready 1500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($116.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Zotac Premium Edition 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($78.33 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($600.06 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.48 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Base Total: $1499.01
Total: $1525.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-14 11:27 EST-0500
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U got everything but an SLI in here ;) a darn good 1440p gaming and decent @ 4k XD
 
Work or Play? 2D / 3D CAD / Graphic Design > AutoCad / Revit / Solidworks / Adobe CC Workstation_OR_Gaming / Video Editing / GPU Rendering

PCPartPicker Parts List / Price / Merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1240 V5 3.5 / 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($287.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus E3 PRO GAMING V5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($154.94 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 ECC Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 ECC Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($177.68 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY Quadro M2000 4GB Video Card ($426.99 @ Newegg)
__Video Card_ALT: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Core X31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive ($17.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $1494.44 with Quadro M2000
Total: $1469.47 With GTX 1070

Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 06:53 EST-0500

NOTES:

1. The concept is to create a versatile Xeon / ECC / Quadro precision workstation at reasonable cost, suitable for reliable 2D and 3D CAD design / drafting plus graphic design. With a GPU of similar cost substitution (Quadro to GTX), the system would have strong performance in GPU rendering and video editing / processing.

2. The Xeon E3-1240 v5 4C @ 3.5 /3.9GHz has a Passmark average CPU rating of 10408 compare to i7-7700 at 10486 and importantly, a single-thread rating of 2224- higher than any Xeon E5 and comparable to i7-4770 at 2228. CPU rendering power would be modest speed, but completely reliable.

3. The Quadro M2000 4GB 128-bit GDDR5 / 768 CUDA cores 75W single slot uses the GM206GL GPU (GM206 is also used in GTX 960) and has a memory bandwidth of 106GB/s. Higher core and memory clock speed give the M2000 a 3D rating of 4346, compare to Firepro W8000 ($1,048) at 4206 and Quadro K4200 4GB ($839) at 4444. The Quadro strongly supports OpenGL and viewports and so is useful for Solidworks, 3ds Max, Rhino, and Maya. The 30-bit color depth and higher anti-aliasing using NVDIA partner drivers, important in animation and professional graphic design.

Be aware that there is a replacement for the Quadro M2000 available in March, 2017, for a price similar to the M2000 4GB, the Quadro P2000 , which is only 8 months old. The Pascal P2000- an unusual 160-bit /5GB design- has 1.6X performance on the M2000, in some tests is scoring similarly to a GTX 980, and faster than an M5000 8GB- a $1,900 GPU. See: "NVIDIA Announces Quadro P4000, P2000, P1000, P600,& P400". So, Pascal is really waking up Quadros!

4. If the use involved video editing and /or GPU processing / rendering, and suitable for a fairly high level of gaming, the Quadro M2000 is substituted with a GTX 1070 8GB / 1,920 CUDA cores.The Passmark 3D average =10962) for $420 Simultaneously, the RAM should be increased to 32GB or better, the maximum 64GB.

 
Kong Escapes

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.97 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z270M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force LE 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($589.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1510.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 12:08 EST-0500

Minus $12.96 for Shipping
Total: $1,497.91
 

FD2Raptor

Admirable
Mar 5, 2014
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Little Slugger
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($43.53 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($112.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($589.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1499.44
Minus Shipping: $12.53
Base Total: $1486.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-29 23:26 EST-0500
 

SvrakaEK

Commendable
Oct 26, 2016
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($143.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk X400 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Pipeline HD 1TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide 400C White ATX Mid Tower Case ($100.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1474.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 17:20 EST-0500
 

shrapnel_indie

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Portable LAN Power Updated

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($38.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3733 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba P300 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card ($386.51 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $1467.20
Prices DO NOT include shipping, taxes, and discounts
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-13 14:57 EST-0500
 

zilopfa

Commendable
Jan 28, 2017
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! PURE ROCK 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($41.45 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270X-UD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($155.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($115.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: MyDigitalSSD BPX 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($207.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($385.38 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)

Base Total:$1496.87
Shipping:$28.30
Total: $1525.17
I have manually removed discounts when applied!
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-29 05:45 EST-0500
 

g-unit1111

Titan
Moderator
"I Crush Your Console":

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone RVZ02B HTPC Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($122.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1435.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-29 13:40 EST-0500
 

GraySilencer

Reputable
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HTPC Gamer Slim

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: *Team Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($95.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: *Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB TURBO Video Card ($586.89 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan ($18.48 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan ($18.48 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $1489.81
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-13 18:04 EST-0500
 
Stealth Bomber

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.48 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($134.89 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($98.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($565.00 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1499.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-06 17:09 EST-0500
 

The Paladin

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Name of Build : Bleeding Frost
Personal reason for build : Not a computer to be kept under a desk, the visual is designed to be fit of the rest of the art in a room, not just hardware for gaming , but a solid system with a flair.
Concept : The Chilled System hums, Frosty cold, the front large fan pushes cool air over the frosty hardware, as it powers thru the demand of the user, it generates heat, the rear and upper fan disposing of this heat outwards, keeping the system frosty cold, hued in the escaping heat from the case, making the shimmering red light looks like the frosty system is bleeding red.

PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($342.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.11 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk X400 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($66.32 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.65 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card ($409.18 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.47 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fans ($22.72 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($13.84 @ Newegg)
Other: ZALMAN Z9 Neo White ATX Mid Tower($79.99 @ Newegg)
Other: White Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400 ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Other: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 S (LGA 1151 TUF Motherboard ) ($273.00 @ Amazon)
Other: EVGA SuperNOVA 80+ GOLD 550W Fully Modular (220-GS-0550-V1)($79.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $1495.50 (no tax sho ship)

 

Beddah

Commendable
Jan 5, 2017
15
0
1,520
1
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($145.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($605.06 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1514.87
No shipping: $1499.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-02 13:32 EST-0500
 
Blue Cubed

H110 motherboard with Kaby Lake support, low latency DDR4-2133 CL14 modules, 1TB SSD + 1TB HD, factory overclocked GPU, solid PSU, and small case with built-in card reader and blue LEDs. Additional PWM fan added as top exhaust connected to the open 4-pin chassis fan connector.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-E/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($264.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($594.98 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC Cuboid-B MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.89 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($18.44 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: CRYORIG QF120 Balance 49.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Sub Total: $1505.23
Shipping: -$6.98
Total: $1498.25
 

fourseven

Reputable
Aug 14, 2016
288
0
4,960
50
White 1st Timer Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($111.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk X400 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($147.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.49 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Extreme Video Card ($419.31 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool DUKASE WHV2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1460.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-03 01:53 EST-0500
 
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