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BoyScout April 24, 2017

ASRock offered us their new Z270 SuperCarrier, so we decided to put together a high-end Kaby Lake system to show it off. Watch the build video to see how it came together and check below for the Cable Management Time Lapse video to see how Barry cleaned things up after the build.

We've also posted a Completed Build write-up with more pictures and benchmarks.

A big thanks to ASRock for providing the motherboard and NZXT for providing the CPU cooler used in this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99
Motherboard ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $364.99
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99
Storage Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $249.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $81.99
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $549.99
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $549.99
Case Anidees AI Crystal (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99
Other ZOTAC SLI HB Bridge 2 Slot Designed for ZOTAC Geforce GTX 10 Series Graphics Cards $39.99
Total at time of filming $2776.88

Comments Sorted by:

AnimeGamer 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

Awesome build, BTW Good job to all the mods who are commenting back to everyone :)

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed it!

Stereotypical_Whale 2 points 3 months ago

Problem, wont those case fans run at full speed all the time? Or is there a button or switch for fan control?

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

The case hub has a speed control (Off/Low/High) switch up top near the power and front panel USB, etc. You can see it if you look carefully in the final build shots showing the top of the case near the end of the video (or in the completed build images).

Specter-Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Wow... That is all I can say. Nice build!

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks -- hope you enjoyed watching it!

Specter-Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Really wish I could +1 these things!

stuart83000 2 points 3 months ago

"SATA data"

DasBassDropz 1 point 3 months ago

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yoaprz 1 point 3 months ago

Is Team Dark a good ram?

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

We've had pretty good experiences with the Team Group brand of memory across a number of builds now.

yoaprz 1 point 3 months ago

Would you recommend it over the G.skill? Thanks!

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I would personally treat them pretty equally, given similar speeds and timings, leaning towards the option that best aesthetically matched my system and met my price target.

yoaprz 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!

Namnguyen 1 point 3 months ago

Nice build! I feel amazed with the GTX1080 SLI.

legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I would be slightly more amazed with 1080 TI SLI...

I suppose I'll have to go to JayzTwoCents for that though. Lol

somename48 1 point 3 months ago

This is my most likely CPU/motherboard combo for a music PC build I am about to do. Still doing some research, but it is nice to see this combination used in a build. Excellent cable management. Very nicely done.

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks -- and good luck with your build!

noluv4laptops 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Great SLI build! You guys did a first class job. I know that multi-card builds are coming out of fashion, but I love to see multi card builds done more often. I run two 960s myself and really enjoy the set up.

Picky1004 1 point 3 months ago

Why no Ryzen??

philphaser 11 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

The Supercarrier and those RAMs are a match made in heaven.

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Indeed. They really matched up beautifully.

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BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 6 points 3 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. Shouldn't be too much longer before we revisit our budget gaming PC guide for an updated video guide.

Xyxer 1 point 3 months ago

I'd also like a ryzen 5 build (i.e. r5 1500x or 1400)

PurpleTurkey 1 point 3 months ago

I will be posting my build soon, but I built one with the g4560, and a 1060 3gb for around $500.

drogo 3 points 3 months ago

Agreed

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BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

:D

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