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:

https://pcpartpicker.com/builds/edit/?userbuild=gQ6scf

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.

Date Delivery Component Description Supplier Price Tax Shipping Total Notes
6/3/17 CPU Intel – Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor Newegg $339.99 $339.99
6/2/17 Cooler Noctua NH-D14 6 Heatpipe Dual Radiator with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler Amazon $69.95 $69.95
6/12/17 Cooler Noctua NH-D14 6 Heatpipe Dual Radiator with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler Amazon -$58.72 -$58.72
6/12/17 Cooler Noctua NH-D15 6 heatpipe with Dual NF-A15 140mm fans Amazon $89.95 $89.95
6/3/17 Motherboard ASRock Motherboard Z270 Taichi Newegg $209.99 $209.99 minus $10 rebate
6/2/17 Case Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition Computer Case FD-CA-DEF-R5-BKO Newegg $109.99 $7.70 $117.69
6/3/17 Windows 10 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro | USB Flash Drive Amazon $181.50 $12.71 $194.21
5/28/17 5/31/17 Storage Samsung – 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive B&H $219.99 $0.00 $219.99
5/31/17 6/2/17 RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel Z170 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15Q-32GVRB Newegg $237.99 $10.98 $248.97 237.99 with gift card
6/3/17 Video Card EVGA 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-KR Newegg $529.99 $13.63 $543.62 minus $20 rebate
6/2/17 Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2, 80+ GOLD 650W, Fully Modular Amazon $84.53 $5.92 $90.45
6/2/17 Wrist Strap Rosewill ESD Anti-Static Wrist Strap Components RTK-002, Black/Yellow Amazon $5.99 $0.42 $6.41
Total $2,021.14 $2,066.09

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.

 

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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