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BitFenix ENSO Live Build

BoyScout Nov. 16, 2017

Update: The live stream is over. Thanks to everyone who joined in! If you missed it live, you can watch the archive on Twitch.tv.

Original Post:

Join us Friday, November 17th @2PM CST on Twitch.tv for another live build! This time we've got the new BitFenix ENSO case to build an Intel i5-8600K / GTX 1080 gaming system. We'll also be checking out ASRock's Z370 Killer SLI motherboard and DeepCool's new RGB version of the Captain 240EX.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $259.99
CPU Cooler Deepcool CAPTAIN 240EX RGB 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99
Motherboard ASRock Z370 Killer SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $192.99
Storage Western Digital Blue 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $144.99
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card $529.99
Case BitFenix ENSO ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99
Total at time of filming $1537.92 (USD)

A big thanks to BitFenix for providing the case, DeepCool for providing the CPU cooler, and ASRock for providing the motherboard used in this build.

NZXT H700i Live Build

BoyScout Nov. 13, 2017

Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who joined us! If you missed it, you can still watch the archive on Twitch.tv.

Original Post:

Join us for our next live build on Tuesday, November 14th @2PM CST on Twitch.tv. We'll be checking out NZXT's latest case by building an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 / Radeon RX Vega 64 system inside of it, powered by one of SeaSonic's new Focus+ Gold power supplies. See below for the full part list.

A big thanks to NZXT for providing the H700i mid tower case as well as to SeaSonic for providing the FOCUS+ Gold power supply used in this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $284.99
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-AX370-GAMING 5 ATX AM4 Motherboard $166.98
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $194.99
Storage Western Digital Black 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $199.99
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX VEGA 64 8GB Limited Edition Video Card $524.98
Case NZXT H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $199.99
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99
Total at time of filming $1821.90 (USD)

Cooler Master MasterCase H500P / ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Live Build

BoyScout Oct. 24, 2017

Update: *The livestream is over! Thanks to everyone who joined us. If you missed it, you can watch the archive on Twitch.

Original Post:

We're back with another live build this Friday, October 27 @2PM CDT on Twitch.tv. This time we'll be building with an Intel Core i7-8700K using the ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Pro Gaming i7 motherboard inside the Cooler Master H500P case.

A big thanks to ASRock for providing the motherboard as well as to Cooler Master for providing the case, CPU cooler and power supply for this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $379.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $64.99
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Professional Gaming i7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $279.99
Memory Team T-Force / Night Hawk 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $172.99
Storage ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $229.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card $799.99
Case Cooler Master MasterCase H500P ATX Mid Tower Case $149.99
Power Supply Cooler Master 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99
Total at time of filming $2152.92 (USD)

[Updated on Oct 25, 2017]: Originally this live stream was scheduled for Thursday, October 26th. However, we needed to bump the live stream to Friday the 27th, so the post has been updated to reflect that change.

Charity:Water Completion Report #8

philip Sept. 29, 2017

Our eighth Charity:Water completion report arrived! Thanks to your support, we were able to fund 5 community water projects serving 1,235 people in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

The specific projects were:

Below is an interactive map courtesy of Charity:water showing the GPS coordinates of all the completed projects sponsored by PCPartPicker:

 

Project Completed People Served
Ethiopia September 2017 1,235
Ethiopia March 2017 4,418
India March 2016 1,817
Malawi, Africa (2016) March 2016 7,361
Bangladesh December 2015 4,775
Adishimhafti School, Ethiopia, Africa March 2014 198
Timket-keze School, Ethiopia, Africa December 2014 223
Malawi, Africa (2014) Early 2014 373
Total 20,400

PCPartPicker is supported through affiliate commissions from participating retailers. One of our founding principles is to help those in need by donating a portion of our earnings to charity. We do this because it is important to us.

When you purchase components through retailer links on PCPartPicker you're not only supporting this site, you're helping provide clean water and sanitation to people in need. 100% of donations to Charity:water go directly to the field.

Thank you for being a part and helping make this happen!

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ASUS STRIX X299-E Gaming / Inwin 805 Infinity Build

BoyScout Sept. 27, 2017

In our latest build video, we assemble another high-end Intel X299 build, this time using the Core i9-7900X. Check below for the full part list as well as a link to our benchmark results.

Production Note: If you are curious about the timing of this video, it was actually filmed last month around the time the X299 platform launched. Unfortunately, we ran into some production issues that caused a delay in publishing it until now.

Inwin 805 Infinity

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-7900X 3.3GHz 10-Core Processor $999.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99
Motherboard Asus STRIX X299-E GAMING ATX LGA2066 Motherboard $349.99
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $334.99
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $334.99
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $579.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $799.99
Case Inwin 805 Infinity ATX Mid Tower Case $260.98
Power Supply Inwin Classic 900W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 77.6 CFM 140mm Fan $19.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 77.6 CFM 140mm Fan $19.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 73.3 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 73.3 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 73.3 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99
Total at time of filming $4061.85 (USD)

A big thanks to ASUS for providing the CPU, motherboard and graphics card, as well as to Inwin for providing the power supply used in this build.

Check out how the system performed against some benchmarks and see some more photos in the Completed Build then be sure to watch the Cable Management time lapse to see how Barry cleaned things up for the final build:

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