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New build for the wife.

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Hey everyone. I have been researching and trying to pick out the parts for my wife's next PC. I just wanted to get your opinion on the build before I give it the go, because it was everyone here that helped me get this old beast that I have now and I still love it. I was planing on just using Newegg to buy all the parts but it looks as if I could save around $100 or so by going trough multiple websites found by PCPartsPicker. I definitely plan on overclocking it to get all its potential. I wasn't quite planing on spending this much on it but I am not sure where I can and should skimp. Something that was not in my original plans is to keep my wife's old computer and give it to the kids. That upped the price quite a bit.

 

 

 

Case: Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case    $160

The case is something she picked out because she thinks it pretty. lol

 

MB: ASUS Z170-A LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard    $155

This seems to be the most popular Motherboard out right now but I don't know if its the best choice.

 

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132566&ignorebbr=1    $255

I picked this CPU so that I could overclock it.

 

Water Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181100'>Corsair Hydro Series

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Looks like a nice build to me!  I'm not sure I'd change anything except maybe getting 8 GB sticks of RAM instead of four 4 GB sticks if they're close to the same price.

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Can't say I can find any faults with that build. Looks like some great choices.  I understand the choice on the memory was probably due to color matching with the case LED's.

 

 

Running 4DIMMs is not really that hard on the platform but this set  has the same timings but higher density. Also saves you 8 bucks with a deeper blue color! 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232173

 

 

Just as an FYI I have run 4 dimms at speeds of over 3200Mhz ( On a ddr4 2800 kit) without issues on the Z170 platform. 

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