Finished Building My New Computer Yesterday

My CPU cooler arrived the day before yesterday in the evening so I finished assembling and testing yesterday! Here is the final parts list:

And here is a short article I wrote for the Completed Builds section of PCPartPicker’s web site.

P.S. I’m waiting for rebates for Video Card and Motherboard.

Here are some things that I’m learning about this build.

  • Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB NVMe m.2
    • Install Samsung Magician to manage it.
    • This SSD is supposed to be good for 400TB of writes.
6/3/17 CPUIntel – Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core ProcessorNewegg$339.99  $339.99 
6/2/17 CoolerNoctua NH-D14 6 Heatpipe Dual Radiator with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU CoolerAmazon$69.95  $69.95 
6/12/17 CoolerNoctua NH-D14 6 Heatpipe Dual Radiator with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU CoolerAmazon-$58.72  -$58.72 
6/12/17 CoolerNoctua NH-D15 6 heatpipe with Dual NF-A15 140mm fansAmazon$89.95  $89.95 
6/3/17 MotherboardASRock Motherboard Z270 TaichiNewegg$209.99  $209.99minus $10 rebate
6/2/17 CaseFractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition Computer Case FD-CA-DEF-R5-BKONewegg$109.99$7.70 $117.69 
6/3/17 Windows 10Microsoft Windows 10 Pro | USB Flash DriveAmazon$181.50$12.71 $194.21 
5/28/175/31/17StorageSamsung – 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State DriveB&H$219.99$0.00 $219.99 
5/31/176/2/17RAMG.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel Z170 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15Q-32GVRBNewegg$237.99$10.98 $248.97237.99 with gift card
6/3/17 Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 8GB GDDR5X, RGB LED, 10CM FAN, 10 Power Phases, Double BIOS, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) Graphics Card 08G-P4-6286-KRNewegg$529.99 $13.63$543.62minus $20 rebate
6/2/17 Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2, 80+ GOLD 650W, Fully ModularAmazon$84.53$5.92 $90.45 
6/2/17 Wrist StrapRosewill ESD Anti-Static Wrist Strap Components RTK-002, Black/YellowAmazon$5.99$0.42 $6.41 
    Total$2,021.14  $2,066.09 

Author: korkiley

Systems Administrator at University of Vermont (retired as of 7/1/2012) Married Favorite Activities: Condor Glider Online Competition, Developing web sites, making espresso, and keeping a blog

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