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Post Date: 2016-05-20

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    Posted: 20 May 2016 at 7:17am
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About $1,750

Request:
Please comment on the specs based on my comments - will this work, what have I left out, etc. ANY comments will be appreciated!

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First - I am NOT a gamer! I have played a game or two somewhere in my life I am sure, but this is low importance. Primary use is to build websites (WordPress), might play a game or two in the future).

To config the machine I am looking for I started with the Slade 2. The choices I made are based on my usage which is based on what I do now.

I have built my last three machines and they have all done quite well- current machine is five+ years old. This time I just want to simply order a prebuilt machine of good quality and not deal with the hassle of collecting parts, assembling and testing.

My THANKS for the help - Ken

Specifications: (Config #: 1416971)
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Digital Storm Coridium

Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz (Codename Skylake) (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core)

Motherboard: ASUS Z170-K (Intel Z170 Chipset) (No SLI Support) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)

System Memory: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series

Power Supply: 600W EVGA

Optical Drive: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x) (Internal)

Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (250GB Samsung 850 EVO)

Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate )

Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)

Graphics Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB

Extreme Cooling: Standard Factory Heat-sink and Fan

Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans

Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)

No monitor is listed as I will be acquiring a Samsung 28-Inch 4K Ultra High Definition LED Monitor (U28D590D). Will also need a HDMI 4K resolution cable. I will be using one of my present monitors via a DVI port from the GEForce 960 for my second monitor.
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Hi Ken9350...   If you don't plan on overclocking your cpu, save some money and opt for the 6700, non k.  I would up the cpu cooler to the stage 1.  The Intel base cooler can be loud and is designed to just make it.  The 6700K turbo's to 4.2 Ghz and the 6700 to 4.0.  Pretty close. 

With money saved, I would drop the Seagate and get the Western Digital Black HDD.  Much better reliability and longer warranty.

For no sli and no gaming, the rest looks good to me.  Big%20Smile





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Originally posted by bprat22

Hi Ken9350...   If you don't plan on overclocking your cpu, save some money and opt for the 6700, non k.  I would up the cpu cooler to the stage 1.  The Intel base cooler can be loud and is designed to just make it.  The 6700K turbo's to 4.2 Ghz and the 6700 to 4.0.  Pretty close.  With money saved, I would drop the Seagate and get the Western Digital Black HDD.  Much better reliability and longer warranty.For no sli and no gaming, the rest looks good to me.  Big%20Smile


Agree on the CPU - BUT I could not find the i7-6700 on the DS list of processors - called them and not available except as a 3.4GHz processor.
Agree on the cooler - not sure why I did not select it in the first place - but then that is why I posted this.
Changed to the WD Black based on some 'looking around'.

THANKS for the suggestions - Ken

P.S. new config code:      1417118
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The i7-6700 is listed. The 3.4 ghz is the base clock, with 4.0 turbo, which is under load.   The k chip is 4.0 base and 4.2 turbo.   
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Scary - learned something new today - THANKS bpratt22
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My pleasure and, yep, it is scary sometimes.   
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