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PCPP|Fractal Design Competition!

rhali8
  • 46 months ago

Hey everyone! Great to see you all! :)

Before I get into the content of this topic, I'd like to give a huge thanks to our super dedicated staff and the guys over at Fractal Design for giving us yet another awesome competition, where we get to choose one of three great part lists. I think these competitions are a great opportunity to attract more and more people to PCPP, increasing the size of our awesome community.

Now, I'd like to know what build you guys chose, why you chose it and what you'd do with it if you won? Would you sell it? Add/change a few components? Keep it as it is and play Minecraft at 420FPS whilst trying not to get your keyboard dirty because doritos?

I personally chose Philip's build because I saw no need to have an i7, since I would be playing AAA titles mostly on it. I also loved the choice of SSD (1TB Samsung 850 EVO), and I loved the PSU because it was the best quality of the three. However, I would make a couple changes to it (Mostly aesthetic, a couple proper hardware changes too).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99
CPU Cooler Silverstone TD02-E 92.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $150.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.61 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $300.79
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $649.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $126.99
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $15.05 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $15.05 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $15.05 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $15.05 @ Newegg
Other SilverStone Primera Case with Window White $129.00
Other PCCG Sleeved Cable Extension Kit Blue $45.00
Other CableMod WideBeam Foam Adhesive LED Strip RGB 60cm $29.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1891.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-14 20:35 EDT-0400

That's what I'd do. I'd like to see what you guys would do too! Comment down below!

Thanks guys! :)


Welp, it seems that the competition is closing to an end. May the luckiest man win! :D


The competition is over! Congratulations to Ben M. for winning Barry's rig! A big thanks to Fractal Design for hosting this too. Thanks guys!

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

For what its worth, newer games are scaling pretty hard with CPUs. Overwatch sees a significant performance increase from i3 to i7.

http://www.techspot.com/review/1180-overwatch-benchmarks/page5.html

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oreally? Well I guess my 2nd favorite quote "Get an i5" is now null.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

There have always been games where this was the case. Source games are all CPU heavy, ARMA series, Planetside 2, to name a few.

For the vast majority, an i5 is fine but for those pushing 120/144hz screens or higher res it is definitely something to keep in mind.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I guess. I ran an i5 4690k and a 5775c at 1080p144hz and saw no difference.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, but it depends what games the person is going to play. Considering that I am going to be playing a majority of GPU bound games, I'd be fine with an overclocked i5 6600K.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely! Every person uses their machine different which is why I always recommend looking up benches SPECIFICALLY for the games builders plan to play.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course, which was why I chose an FX 6300 over an i5 4460 because the games I play prefer the extra cores. I actually had a really hard time choosing between yours and Philips. The 1TB SSD was the only thing that sold me.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sigh... i feel so stupid with this and the 480 now :(

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose Philip's for the same reasons as you.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yay :3

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "General > Off Topic" to "General > General Discussion".

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have that saved in your clipboard so when one of us puts a topic in a random place you can just move it easily?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I just click a button to move it. The text is done automatically.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, cool. I thought that is would be really annoying to have to type that. I figured you had some kind of input macro or something for it.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Assuming this won due to it being the most popular so far.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $338.99
CPU Cooler CRYORIG A40 83.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.45
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $141.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $127.99
Storage Sandisk X400 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $127.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $649.99
Case Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $109.99
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99
Case Accessory NZXT Hue+ LED Controller $59.99
Food Doritos Flavored Tortilla Chips, Party Size Nacho Cheese Food $3.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1744.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-14 20:42 EDT-0400

I would keep the CPU, the RAM I could do a very nice ram drive, the SSD, the GPU, the Hue+, and the CPU cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $0.00
CPU Cooler CRYORIG A40 83.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $0.00
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $202.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $0.00
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Sandisk X400 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $0.00
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $0.00
Case Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Case Accessory NZXT Hue+ LED Controller $0.00
Monitor Asus PB258Q 25.0" 60Hz Monitor $329.99 @ SuperBiiz
Food Doritos Flavored Tortilla Chips, Party Size Nacho Cheese Food $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $532.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-14 20:56 EDT-0400

I would be selling the other parts plus my old hardware so this wouldn't actually cost me much. Plus I actualyl plan on doing some major upgrading soon. I would sell my current CPU, motherboard, and RAM for about $120 and then my one monitor for about $50 and my GPU for about $200 plus the case, psu, and motherboard that came with the build I could probably sell for a fair amount. I reall wold need a new monitor which is why I got one because a GTX 180 is overkill for 1080P and I will probably want to add another one down the road so I'm not sure what monitor I would get, I just tossed this one in as a place holder.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I would choose Barry's even though I'm a hardcore Nano S fanboy

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose Ryan's. I feel it's a good balance with parts and price.

No offense to Staff or MSI, but I think this is how the MSI Dream Build should been formatted, something similar to this contest.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

That contest was certainly a learning experience for us...

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

At least in the end new users were made and stayed and a very known community contributer won the build of his dreams and is willing to share it with us and not run away with the parts.

"The attempt on our site has left us scarred, but I assure you our staff now, has never been stronger!"

  • Emperor Philip, his address to the PCPP community on the contest results.
  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Chose philip's

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Most regular PCPP users are going for either Ryan's or Philips'... It seems that we are the only ones who can see past the NZXT Hue and the Doritos! XD

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I voted Barry's myself, but not for the Doritos XD

It just had the parts that most interested me personally. I do love the Nano S though. EDIT Actually the 804 is probably my least favorite of the three cases. I like them all though.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I would do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $80.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $300.79
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $649.99
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case $64.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $126.99
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan $26.75 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 71.7 CFM 120mm Fan $20.98 @ Amazon
Other SilverSton​e PWM Fan ​Hub System​ Cables, B​lack (CPF0​4) $11.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1740.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-17 12:32 EDT-0400
  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

On the contest page most people said they voted Barry's build but looks like most guys here like Phillip's like me. Wonder if I'll win?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Comp is over!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Who won?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

A person named Ben M. :)

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

PhilipMasterRace! XD

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