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philip Feb. 1, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: The contest has officially ended. Huge thanks to MSI, and to everyone who entered. No further entries will be accepted at this time. Any further voting will not be counted.

Random Selection Winner:

Wheezy2Ez - The 4K Dream

Top Voted Winner:

Jipster69 - Jipster Edition =P Mini ITX! ~ GTX980 Ti! ~ i7-6700K!


 

We've teamed up with MSI for a build contest! Pick your parts, explain why they're the best, and possibly win your part list up to $2,000!

First off, a huge thanks to MSI for sponsoring this contest!

Here's how it works - create a build guide with the following criteria:

  • The title of the build guide must start with "MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide"
  • You must choose any MSI Z170A GAMING or MSI X99A GAMING motherboard.
  • You must choose any MSI NVIDIA 9XX series or MSI AMD 3XX series video card.
  • You must not exceed $2,000 USD for the total cost. Prices are subject to change every day, so make sure the total build price is under $2,000 at the end of the contest.
  • The build guide must have the following components: CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, Memory, Storage, Video Card (can have SLI or Crossfire), Case, and Power Supply.

Two winners will be chosen:

  • One winner will be chosen by random
  • One winner will be chosen by the most upvotes (with a tie given to the guide with the most comments)

Click here for the full official rules.

Again, a huge thanks goes out to MSI for sponsoring this contest. Give them a follow and a shout on Twitter @msiUSA, and give their Facebook page a like too!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Attempts to manipulate voting by entering multiple times, voting with duplicate/fake/sock accounts will be grounds for an account ban and disqualification.
  • Linking your guide link in multiple guides, forum topics, etc. will be treated as spam and will be deleted. Excessively spamming guide links will result in an account ban and disqualification.

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EeveeA_ 4 points 19 months ago

Just posted my build guide. The Shadow.

Even if it doesn't win, I'm interested in having feedback on it simply as a build.

Good luck to everyone!

:)

EeveeA_ 1 point 19 months ago

Apparently I may have an incompatible motherboard ....

@Philip Do you think next time could we have a list of compatible parts? That would help with a lot of confusion ....

Kevroa 1 point 19 months ago

at the top it shows when a part is not compatible :) useful for when building a pc.

EeveeA_ 1 point 19 months ago

I mean compatible for the contest.

otherkill10 4 points 19 months ago

man i'm late, joining this now... wish me luck :D

souleet MSI 4 points 19 months ago

Congrats to the winners~!

Random Selection Winner:

Wheezy2Ez - The 4K Dream

Top Voted Winner:

Jipster69 - Jipster Edition =P Mini ITX! ~ GTX980 Ti! ~ i7-6700K!

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Chuck38 2 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

Say you're not 18 or older (I'm 16) could my parents claim the build if I win?

souleet MSI 6 points 19 months ago

Yes, as long as you have your parent consent.

Thank you.

Xorex64 3 points 19 months ago

That's changes SOOO much

Are you eligible to win of you live in Canada? Is the 2000$ limit in USD?

Chuck38 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yes. MSI said on their Facebook post that all regions are eligible to enter. https://www.facebook.com/172177528083/app/228910107186452

Xorex64 2 points 19 months ago

Perfect.

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Dream PC, here i come

Chuck38 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you for the quick reply! :)

Xorex64 1 point 19 months ago

So I can register and all that with MY accounts (I'm <18) win, then have my consenting parents claim it?

PwnehCreeper12 1 point 19 months ago

Does it count if my 20 year old brother approves, since he technically counts as a "guardian".

legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Most likely.

souleet MSI 1 point 19 months ago

Yes it should be okay.

Thank you

stryker988 1 point 19 months ago

Does Microcenter-in-store-pickup count?

souleet MSI 1 point 19 months ago

Should be okay.

HubbaMaBubba 3 points 19 months ago

Do mail in rebates count?

firespitter2917 3 points 19 months ago

Do discounts such as mail in rebates count?

shanepl 1 point 19 months ago

The screenshot in the contest rules seems to indicate that they do count.

souleet MSI 3 points 19 months ago

MSI Marketing Rep -

Hi All,

I would like to say Thank You for participating and Thank to PCPartPicker (Staff). I know there are couple of flaws but this is our first time doing a contest which we thought would be fun and free. I definitely have taken all the feedback from alot of people and will make the next contest better. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me and I will try my best to answer them.

Thank you.

Facts2Face 3 points 19 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Bjqqqs/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-8thdemolisher

YES FULLY UP AND RUNNING AND ITS NOW A FINISHED GUIDE!

Took long and it's quite fun being a hobby of mine

Please Check it out and vote up if you think it deserves it =D]

THANKS MSI AND PCPP

Brai 1 point 19 months ago

How long this take you -_-, you seem to have a lot of time. Look good to me.

Facts2Face 1 point 19 months ago

Very much thanks, try get your friends to up vote :D I may let you have a nice test run if I win, just log onto your own computer, this web is real great for PC building.

N0JuanHere 1 point 19 months ago

Voted. Wanna play league?

Facts2Face 1 point 19 months ago

Cant

zeke15 3 points 19 months ago

I really want to clear this up by getting a response from somone at MSi because I have found nothing conlcusive on the matter except for specualtion from other contest members. So, MSI representatives, do the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming Motherboards count. Please clarify as this could disqualify many of the builds out there and I know that I myself and many others have been trying to figure this out. Please answer this as soon as you can or maybe post an update about it in the contest rules.

Thanks

zeke15 1 point 19 months ago

Upvote this comment so that more people, including msi see it

Cid 3 points 19 months ago

Well. There shatters my dream. But i'm happy that i can sleep peacefully (for) now :P

SnowFlakeZ 1 Build 3 points 19 months ago

Nice contest, hopefully we see this again. And maybe it will not be as chaotic as this one lol.

PwnehCreeper12 3 points 19 months ago

Philip you shouldn't host contests that have a "most upvotes" winner, because you are basically giving a free computer to jipster...

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GentlemanShark 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

It's going downhill.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 5 points 19 months ago

We're aware of the vote manipulation and those entries will be disqualified. No need to fret just yet.

ComputerSaysNo 1 Build 5 points 19 months ago

I think it would be more fair if you got all the PCPP and MSI staff to have a vote on their favourite build, then choose that, rather than let upvotes decide, since some people are manipulating votes so badly.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 5 points 19 months ago

Entries that violate the contest rules will be disqualified. Also, there will be a random winner that is independent of how many votes received. We'll also be applying lessons learned from this to future contests.

gentlegiants 1 point 19 months ago

Is sharing a link to your contest build on here allowed?

stryker988 1 point 19 months ago

Yes.

DutchTexan 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Gotta love politics. Surly, the leaders shouldn’t de disqualified, however I find it funny how many times they have sent/commented their build link to the public/individuals across the internet.

I suppose it does count as hard work, but nonetheless, I think it is hilarious how politically enmeshed any medium of voting becomes.

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TeoIzAwezome 1 point 19 months ago

Actually a 3000 dollar PC because we spent time making part lists.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Okay cool.

Spycrab 1 point 19 months ago

Phil

Can you only submit one build correct ?

If so then this user submitted 3 builds

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/%C3%90%C3%8B%C3%84%C3%90P%C3%96%C3%96L/guides/

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

That's correct. Only one build will count toward the contest. Though all three you mentioned in that case wouldn't qualify as the title is not correct. (One case where it doesn't pay to try and use fancy unicode letters...)

Spycrab 1 point 19 months ago

Oh okay just wanted to be sure Well thanks for your time

Have a wonderful day

Spycrab 1 point 19 months ago

Sorry Philip I just wanted to run something by you

So the last one I did included a Mini itx board ( not a Z170A)

So I was wondering could I delete that one and make a new one ?

Sorry for being so annoying

ExcelsiorNick 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Hi, I would also like to ask you something. If we say..chose to delete a build we previously entered and submitted a new one. Would the new build count?

souleet MSI 1 point 19 months ago

Those with 3 builds will not be counted. Only 1 Philip is correct as all the fancy letter wouldn't qualify him anyway.

Thank you.

Spycrab 1 point 19 months ago

alright thanks for confirming it

Have a wonderful day

Spycrab 1 point 19 months ago

I'm sorry for this but could you please confirm if the title is correct sorry once again

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/7KscCJ/

Growliff1234 1 point 19 months ago

I got 403 forbidden, direct us to the public page bud :P I've done the same thing.

KevinJB 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

this maybe obvious but i still gotta ask, can we submit two entries?

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

no

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MindOfMonsters 1 point 19 months ago

Only problem with that is that the contest clearly stated to share your link with friends, family, etc. so how would somebody receive their votes if new accounts can't vote?

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GentlemanShark 1 Build 3 points 19 months ago

Bribing, alts, etc.

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GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I know lots of people who do this, maybe not in this competition, but they go on sights like /r/hardwareswap and say they will give everyone who upvotes them $1 PayPal. Also, people who have an email list of everyone at their school and ask them to upvote.

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souleet MSI 9 points 19 months ago

PCPartPicker is helping us remove the bad vote. We will change up the contest next time and to make sure it's more fair to everybody. Thank you for the feedback.

piemancoder 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks for making it fair! Also, that's an awesome MSI badge next to your username :)

UnclaimedUsename 1 point 19 months ago

If I could make a suggestion? I think the builds would get much more creative if builders weren't locked to ATX boards... I actually had a whole build based on the Z170I AC ITX motherboard, but now I've got to tear that down and turn it into something more conventional...

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souleet MSI 3 points 19 months ago

We did do 1 RANDOM but yeah we should eliminate the voting next time and choose by who we think has the best guide and most helpful.

Thank you for the feedback.

Growliff1234 2 points 19 months ago

Next time ? You guys at MSI are awesome haha. Thanks a ton for the opportunity.

souleet MSI 4 points 19 months ago

Yes we plan to do this again but definitely better!

This is just a test run to get the PROS and CONS and to get feedback so we can improve.

Thank you.

Growliff1234 2 points 19 months ago

No problem at all, but could the winner of this one not be able to win the next ? As, some people here have a huge following. (I'm looking at you jipster.) I don't know how much you all lurk here, I could be talking to the wind but, that would be something that would help the other builders out. I have no issue with jipster winning, he is an awesome guy, but 2 times in a row that would kind of get to the unfair part.

rayden54 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

If the other rules remain the same, the "best and most helpful guide" really isn't the best criteria.

In this sort of contest, the goal is essentially to spend as much of the $2000 as possible-regardless of whether doing so would actually make sense. You don't get to keep the extra after all. I certainly wouldn't buy the components in my submission, but then the ones I would buy come out to a measly $1100. And all told, I'd much rather have $2000 of free stuff than $1100.

Just my 2 cents.

souleet MSI 1 point 19 months ago

This is just a test run to see the PROS and CONS. We definitely appreciate your feedback and will make the next contest fair while fun for all.

Thank you.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Yeah, that's a better idea

jock0213 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

is the MSI R9 Fury allowed?

souleet MSI 3 points 19 months ago

Sorry MSI R9 is not allow as we don't sell much of those VGA here in the US.

Thank you

F.Debagi 1 point 19 months ago

hi , so this contest is not global ?

souleet MSI 1 point 19 months ago

This contest is Global.

F.Debagi 1 point 19 months ago

thx , is it possible to add a monitor ??

souleet MSI 1 point 19 months ago

If it's under 2k then yes.

henrath 1 point 19 months ago

Is the Fury X allowed then? It seems to be widely available.

souleet MSI 1 point 19 months ago

Sorry Fury X is not allowed.

C.higgins23 2 points 19 months ago

Done. http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/jdG323/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide Check it out! or if you don't want to I understand...

Phillip.Phillip 1 point 19 months ago
C.higgins23 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks mate, I did!

Echochrome4 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Motherboard selection is still a little confusing. First guideline states that it has to either be Z170A GAMING or X99A GAMING. My one question with this is, does the GAMING have to come first in the name in order for the motherboard to qualify? Ex. X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON VS. X99A GAMING 9 ACK. Does it strictly have to fall in the order of Z170A GAMING/X99A Gaming or is it acceptable to use something that still contains those words but not in the exact order as in the case of the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON?

Also maybe we should compile a list of qualifying motherboards as this seems to be confusing everyone. MSI can you help with that??

Thanks!!

Xorex64 1 point 16 months ago

Its need to be X99 or Z170 chipset, in the name, there must be the chipset followed by A, and then anything after that as long as it has gaming in it

sat1600 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Can you edit your guide once submitted?

iamstephen1128 2 points 19 months ago

Sorry if I can't read but is the $2k before or after rebate?

cornel2014 2 points 19 months ago

Great contest MSI! Does my build meet your expectations?. If so upvote and turn it into reality!

CaptainSiscold 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Must be 18 years or older to enter

....my 18th birthday is literally three months away...

sigh

FancySocks 2 points 19 months ago

When is this "later date"?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 4 points 19 months ago

We have committed to announcing the winners by Feb 21st.

FancySocks 1 point 19 months ago

Noice! Thanks for the speedy response!

Aman4672 2 points 19 months ago

I have been so excited to find out who won that i forgot it only ended two days ago, and not a week ago.

tydowntyty 3 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

I wonder who won how about you guys?

Darth_Venator 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

congrats to the winners!

joelhowell 2 points 19 months ago

Like, I don't mean to be rude, but WTF why did this person win (the random winner) ? He just joined PCPP Feb. 4th. This isn't fair to members, like me, who have been with PCPP since November of 2014. I mean congratulations to him but I don't believe his part selection is that great. I mean really? The source 210 with 2 980Ti's?

Anyways, fun time with the contest, hope there's another one soon...

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

So what if they just joined? What makes them less deserving?

joelhowell 0 points 19 months ago

IMO it's just not fair. If you join the last day of the contest because your friend's friend friend told you about this awesome website and you could win a $2k PC and you do. That's just not fair to people that have been with this site for a long time and, I'm active in the PCPP community. Yes, it's a contest but they haven't really "contributed" anything great to the PCPP community.

I'm not whining because I didn't win, I mean congrats to the guy who won, I just think it's unfair in several different ways.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

If you mean unfair as in the rules were not as you would have designed, then ok. But it was fair. It was a random selection, giving everyone an equal opportunity regardless of when they registered. Seniority in registration date does not mean you've earned extra contest credits. There are users who registered here in 2010, but they had the same opportunity as you.

joelhowell 1 point 19 months ago

Ha, I understand seniority in registration date doesn't mean I earned any extra "contest credits." Yeah, the rules were fair. Yes, a random selection, and yes, equal opportunity to everyone. I guess what I'm saying is that there could have been different rules.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 0 points 19 months ago

The rules were posted before the contest began. I understand you don't like them, but you still entered.

l1nk 1 point 19 months ago

Make up your mind. At one point you complain that jipster won because he's an established member now you're complaining that the other guy who won is not an established member. That being said the contest could have been run better and they are aware of that, it was a first try and they're learning. The draw winners build is dubious at best. Ranging from the solo 120GB SSD to the i5 w/ a 212 evo paired with SLI 980 TI's. I would have liked them to have people put a bit more effort/research in their explanation/build or skip them altogether.

joelhowell 1 point 19 months ago

My mind is maid up. I'm not complaining because I didn't win. I'm only "complaining" because the rules were twisted in several ways, and yes, I agree that people should have put more effort into their explanation and build.

DarkChaosBuilder 2 points 19 months ago

better luck next time i guess thank you for the chance msi and pcpp

QGraphics 2 points 19 months ago

Congrats to Wheezy2ez and Jipster69!

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teedle 2 points 19 months ago

Congrats dudes, super jealous

Monica_ 2 points 19 months ago

RIP Wheezy2Ez.

BigJay1 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Has Wheezy2Ez claimed his win yet?

dragoon20005 3 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

i was asking the same question

Wheezy2Ez never even made a comment.

gugu96 18 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Oh funny! I was working with my MSI N3150i Eco tonight and I just noticed the contest is over. In fact, that's how I have discovered that there was a contest in the first place.

congrats to jipster and Wheezy2Ez!

note: I'm from Quebec so even if I had known about the contest I cannot win. I can participate but I can't be the winner, my entry will be voided.

thanks MSI for bringing the contest to PCPP. OR should I say thanks pcpp for bringing an MSI contest?

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gugu96 18 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Yeah but Quebec is special. The State owns all the rights for anything vaguely related to "contest" where there is a prize to win. Even inside Canada most of the time we see "open to all Canadian residents except Quebec". I't so pathetic that all there is to do is laugh!

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Muhkyle 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Oh hell yeah

ilyas 1 point 19 months ago

kewl

PwnehCreeper12 1 point 19 months ago

Can't wait! I've been needing a new computer for a long time!

Bakklash 1 point 19 months ago

Are we talking tower only or complete build (Which means monitor included)? It will mean a huge difference to those entering the contest.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

You just have to fulfill the part requirements listed in the description. Anything else you want to include in the build is up to you.

dragoon20005 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

ok the X99 series have very few models of Gaming series

are we only limited to Gaming series or can we use the MPower mobo or they are not counted?

Richard912 1 point 19 months ago

So does this include custom parts?

souleet MSI 2 points 19 months ago

You can have monitors but it's not require.

MacGoreth 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

If I include the monitor, will msi cover it? all just the required components, even if the total price is under 2k?

souleet MSI 2 points 19 months ago

Yes, as long as its under $2k.

MacGoreth 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

oh awesome. Should have included a monitor then, but still i build still pretty good :)

FilthyConsolePeasant 1 point 19 months ago

On that.

RoxasForTheWin 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Will all vendors be supported? Say Microcenter for the CPU?

souleet MSI 2 points 19 months ago

All vendors should be supported.

RoxasForTheWin 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Awesome! Thanks for the reply!

piemancoder 1 point 19 months ago

Totally going to try and join! Is liking PCPartPicker and MSI a requirement though? I don't use facebook.

souleet MSI 2 points 19 months ago

You don't need facebook. That is just extra.

Thank you.

craycraypreston 1 point 19 months ago

This makes me so excited! Best of luck to everyone!!!!

legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Sweet. Entry coming soon. :D

legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Done

Spent 2 hrs of work on this guide. I think I went way too in depth about my choices of the parts, but who cares xD

xXMegasteel32Xx 1 point 19 months ago

Ayy there. Pretty sick guide man. check mine out if you please! +1

190n 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

No link shorteners

Spycrab 1 point 19 months ago

TWO QUESTIONS:

  • Is there a way to enter if you dont have facebook ?

  • for the video card can you use 980 ti or only 980's and below ?

Thanks for hosting this contest

souleet MSI 2 points 19 months ago

You don't need facebook to enter. You do need e-mail to enter though. You can definitely use GTX 980Ti if it's MSI brand.

Thank you

Spycrab 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you for the reply

Have a wonderful day

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Where do you enter?

Spycrab 1 point 19 months ago

if you haven't found it yet you go to their Fb at the top then towards the middle it says enter then you can enter your email then you have to click on both of the fb pages PCPP and MSi then click I have viseted to get 2 chanches at leats

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I don't see it.

Spycrab 1 point 19 months ago

click this. Click here for the full official rules. up in guide lines

then just go from there Im here to help

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Chuck38 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Why is my build guide not showing up in the Build Guide list?

Spycrab 2 points 19 months ago

it takes a while I believe they have to confirm it or something

iNVISIBLE1 1 point 19 months ago

Hey guys Feel free to look at my "MSI BUILD YOUR DREAM PC"

This is the link http://au.pcpartpicker.com/guide/cWJ7YJ/msi-build-your-dream-pc-monster-killing-gaming-pc

PLEASE LOOK AT IT AND LIKE IT AND VOTE FOR IT

if i win this it is help me a lot

SweetDaddyD94 1 point 19 months ago

i entered i doubt i win but eh oh well GL all

darkodelta 1 point 19 months ago

Question, can we use Micro Center in-store pickup price or only shipping price?

AnnieAnoles 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

im not 18+ =(

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AnnieAnoles 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

they know

F.Debagi 1 point 19 months ago

it's international

ThePa9an 1 point 19 months ago

"You must choose any MSI Z170A GAMING or MSI X99A GAMING motherboard."

Doesn't this limit everyone to ATX or EATX form factor? That seems counter-productive.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 5 points 19 months ago

You're being offered potentially $2,000 worth of free parts and are complaining about form factor?

ThePa9an 4 points 19 months ago

I'm not complaining. I'm curious about a limitation that disqualifies different form factors. Seems like a lot of these builds are the same.

UnclaimedUsename 1 point 19 months ago

Exactly! I just had to go back and edit my build because I originally featured a Z170I ITX board in an ITX form factor...

Red_Eagle 1 point 19 months ago

Well, I wish everybody else good luck. I just hope I can win this so I don't need to use my prebuilt Dell Intel Core2 2.3GHz / GeForce 8800...can't even run YouTube without extreme stutter and lag. Please check mine out and maybe give it a vote so I don't need to cry myself to sleep every night...thanks =) https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/ZpQzK8/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-dragon-god

Aventhal 1 point 19 months ago
Phillip.Phillip 1 point 19 months ago

That will work. Create a more helpful description though!

Aventhal 1 point 19 months ago

Ok do you have any advice for an efficent description? It's my first guide so I have no idea what to put there xD

Phillip.Phillip 1 point 19 months ago

Just put whatever comes to mind when thinking of your build. Take mine for example. I had radiators in it so I called it (Rad)iCal 520;)

Aventhal 1 point 19 months ago

I understand thank you! Good luck ;)

Phillip.Phillip 1 point 19 months ago

Vote?

dingerino 1 point 19 months ago

Awesome! About to start working on my build! Good luck everyone!

dingerino 1 point 19 months ago

So beside the components mentioned there can we add some more?

dtallon13 1 point 19 months ago

Yes

Ada 1 point 19 months ago

Does the z170a krait gaming qualify for this or no?

dtallon13 2 points 19 months ago

Probably

dtallon13 1 point 19 months ago

This is awesome! Maybe a chance to upgrade my pathetic old PC...

ComputerSaysNo 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

What's up with like half the builds being something to do with a dragon? (apart from MSI thing)

Can't people come up with better names?

dragoon20005 3 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

haha because of the MSI dragon

but yea we are now in a sea of Skylakes Dragons :P

jhpcsb117 1 point 19 months ago

It's like user names on the internet. After a while all the cool names are already taken.

NootsTheGreat 1 point 19 months ago

someone want to check me and my story?

Zveir 9 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you for holding this, MSI! I'm really glad this site is getting this, it's a very important site to the PC building community. I've made my submission and I will patiently wait for the results. Best of luck to everyone!

PlaidNGlasses 1 point 19 months ago

Just uploaded my builders guide. Hope everyone sees it and give me a chance. Good luck everyone.

rayqub 1 point 19 months ago

is it Base Price or Mail in rebate price?

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sat1600 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Submitted mine: http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/WYRscf/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-little-red-dragon

Then I realized that z170I may not count. Can we get a confirmation on the itx mobo? If it doesn't count can I delete the guide and resubmit?

Thanks

AR771 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Does a liquid cooling kit qualify as a cpu cooler since it does the same job right??

The.Geeked. 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

yes

Sully617 1 point 19 months ago

This is really cool. Love the opportunity. If anyone would like to take a look at what I thought would be good, I'd appreciate the feedback regardless.

Cheers!

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/J7MnTW/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-humble-beginnings

The.Geeked. 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago
C.higgins23 1 point 19 months ago

I just love how all of them are basically the same lol

johngerges582 1 point 19 months ago

There's only so many options when it has to have an MSi motherboard and graphics card.

C.higgins23 1 point 19 months ago

exactly so that's why this contest is going top be difficult....

reeppm 1 point 19 months ago

Just made a build that's very different from the others. Would appreciate it if you checked it out. https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Z8xFf7/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-w-980-ti-sli

TomBergin 1 point 19 months ago

how do you put in your entry?

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Tesel 1 point 19 months ago

Somewhat of a shameless plug: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/gTZxFT/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-teselecta But in all reality, I feel like I used good and sensible choice in components but I still want to see what you think. Did I use mainstream components that make it boring? Which case should I use in the end? Thanks for the help in advance.

nsluka 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Hopefully my build guide won't get buried too deep here. I present, Hot Rod.

Bakklash 1 point 19 months ago

For the PC Enthusiast! For the love of building your rig! I have posted this build in honor of our culture. http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/mgZxFT/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-pc-enthusiasm-forever-its-in-our-blood

Thank you for your views.

millscarson24 1 point 19 months ago

Getting into the PC gaming going to build first system https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/F8PxFT/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-red-giant

UnclaimedUsename 1 point 19 months ago

Deleted my last entry so I can return with Blackout!

The builds I've seen here are really awesome-looking, especially given the restrictions. I look foreward to seeing who wins!

sungjoon 1 point 19 months ago

Just finished up my entry. I know that my chance of winning is slim but I still had a lot of fun choosing the parts and I think it's pretty awesome to look at what kind of builds other people would go for! http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/TnXscf/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-flames-and-ash

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

What if the computer cost $2000.000000000000000000 (5 years later) 000000000001. :D

TheGoldGamer 1 point 19 months ago

Awww man, you have to be 18. :/

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TheGoldGamer 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks.

Steve1080P 1 point 19 months ago

Entered mine... Good luck everyone

dragon564738 1 point 19 months ago

Here's my entry! dragon564738's entry!

iNVISIBLE1 1 point 19 months ago

please look at my MSI Build You Dream pc and please like and vote for it pleaseit will help me alot this is the link: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/guide/t7MnTW/msi-build-your-dream-pc-monster-killing-gaming-pc?show=1

killer9kill 1 point 19 months ago

Take a itty bitty picky at me build, thank you very much sir http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/9CCmP6/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide

NateTD 1 point 19 months ago

This is great, been wanting a new desktop for years, and this is my chance. Hope i win with my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/KXMnTW/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-my-dream-build

Jujub555 1 point 19 months ago

I don't know were to submit my build but I hope its here! My build was planned for my needs of playing and recording high fps games and editing sound and video. I love my Msi laptop but If I win this contest this will be my first desktop since my parents wont buy a computer that can only be at either of their houses. I don't know if the contest includes Screens, software and headphones but I included those in my build so please let me know if that will disqualify me. My build total is $1782.12 USD $2243.64 CAD This is my build name I hope this is how I enter it >https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jujub555/saved/#view=6TzQzy <

Thank you so much for this opportunity MSI, (and for my soon to be new PC >:) ) Its great to look at other people's builds who have more experience then me to see what they do differently. Best luck to everyone and may the best build win (aka not mine ? :/)!

SmallvilleN7 1 point 19 months ago

When does the contest end ?

xXDarkGamer0924Xx 1 point 19 months ago

Oh yeah

pengu1nyenam 1 point 19 months ago

Can I participate even I am not is US or is just for US?

mynamesuxs 1 point 19 months ago

just for clarification, this is just the case we are building correct msi and fellow computer enthusiasts ? (computer monitors, speakers and other accessories are not counted.) also, is it price with or without sales? i.e. base price= $2050 while sales bring it down to $1999.

nimrijordan 1 point 19 months ago

is it an international giveaway????? either way https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/CFCmP6/edit/#view=QJgG3C

herefordacontest 1 point 19 months ago

Welp, here's my chance

herefordacontest 1 point 19 months ago

Please vote for me!!!

ajalexsmith 1 point 19 months ago

Does the cost include mail rebates or not? i'm at $1954 with and $2009 without :-D many thanks in advance!

the40ftbadger 1 point 19 months ago

Sweet contest!! Baby Goliath is my contender for the ring :) good luck everyone! aswesome give away

xXMegasteel32Xx 1 point 19 months ago

Finished my build guide. Best of luck to all who enter!

ImBruck 1 point 19 months ago

HELP!! The motherboards aren't available when I try to look for them. Help??

TomBergin 1 point 19 months ago

Can you include headsets and monitors with your build.

paross2 1 point 19 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/m2j48d/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide

I'd love to know what you all think about my guide!

haseo914 1 point 19 months ago

Oh, jeez! Well for what its worth, here's mine: http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/VkH9TW/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-lucifer not looking for upvotes really, more like helpful criticism, :)

liquidaurum 1 point 19 months ago

Where do you go to submit the build?

TheGuru 1 point 19 months ago

Great and fun contest,gl to all of you,let the building begin!

phazes 1 point 19 months ago

Wooo this is awesome! Hopefully my build can compete!

killerpanda993 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I would do this, but i just went through 900 bucks for my pc XD. So, I'm just gonna keep mine.

Proward 1 point 19 months ago

Quick question, when we receive our build, will it be built or will we have to build it ourselves? just curious.

stryker988 1 point 19 months ago

They ship us the parts. We build it.

rysteez 1 point 19 months ago
lord_emperor 1 point 19 months ago

You must choose any MSI Z170A GAMING or MSI X99A GAMING motherboard.

This seems moderately Intel-biased.

Here's my completely serious entry for the contest. If I win I'll take the $2000 and buy two reasonably priced AMD based systems for myself and my wife.

Snowychains 1 point 19 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Dh2Ff7/edit/ Check out my msi guide it's code name is "The Big Red"

Gojirha 1 point 19 months ago

Is this contest worldwide? Due to limitations on my Wi-Fi I am unable to access the page containing further information / rules :/

Liquid_Bass 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Here's Mine, I think I made the right choices!

crazboy84 1 point 19 months ago

Quick question do we need to include a copy of windows in this build?

johngerges582 1 point 19 months ago

You don't need to. You can if you want to though.

Gojirha 1 point 19 months ago

I'm not sure where I'm supposed to send this, so I'll just drop it in here ;3 https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Mm2Ff7/edit/

Also, in case staff glance over this comment rather than read the build, I'd like to thanks MSI / PCPP for this opportunity! <3

crazboy84 1 point 19 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/vNscCJ/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-riot

Not sure if its a requirement to like their facebook page hopefully not as i do not have one. If anyone sees anything wrong with my guide please let me know, thanks!

J-a-y 1 point 19 months ago

Does the price include tax?

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philiptw115 1 point 19 months ago

Link I hope you guys vote for me!

Dustmop 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago
Helinerd 1 point 19 months ago

Had fun making my first ever build, ty for the contest: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/LqNnTW/edit/#view=9TFv6h

leohu03 1 point 19 months ago

Hey Guys Check Out My Msi Dream Build http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Ph2Ff7/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-bloody-dream I Really Need A new pc Using a gt630 and g2020 for my everyday gaming build right now

Katt 1 point 19 months ago

Welp, I finished mine.

The_Dogetor 1 point 19 months ago

There is literally no one I know in RL (except 3 people) who have built a computer, so I'll put this here.

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/CKnTwP/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-vr-redy

rayden54 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Can you guys clarify a few things:

  1. You say the parts list has to be under $2000 at the END of the contest? If we end up losing a critical rebate or a component jumps in price are we allowed to make changes to our builds to put us back under the limit? Do we have to make a new submission or are we just allowed to edit the old one?

  2. Are MIRs and combo discounts included? What about places that would normally charge tax and shipping?

SaintsEnd 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I made my limit the 2000 subtotal, I wouldn't think mail in rebates or shipping would count (as this contest is international), I could be wrong though.

rayden54 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Their picture for not exceeding $2000 (step 8) specifically highlights the price after a MIR. Nothing else says one way or the other though.

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HingleMcCringle 1 point 19 months ago

Just got done with my build, Star's Echo.

Good luck to everyone, and thank you to MSI and PcPartPicker for doing this contest.

xerogabe106 1 point 19 months ago

Heres my build.... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pwPkFT

Its not very flashy or nuts. But it is my dream PC because my current PC is an ancient C2D e4500 @ 3.0ghz. My PC stutters when I watch 1080@60 video on youtube. So I really hope I win this rig! haha

Thanks for looking!

iamstephen1128 1 point 19 months ago

Check out my <30L 4K gaming build. Fully compliant with the rules (ATX mobo), 390 CF, 4K Freesync monitor and OS included!

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Frp9TW/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-4k-gaming-htpc

Tanman82 1 point 19 months ago

Have never done a build before but I put together everything that I would want in a PC What do you all think?

CapnNeon 1 point 19 months ago

Couldn't hurt to give this a shot! It was fun trying to assemble my dream build here. Let me know what you think! http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/3nXscf/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-wonderbox

Sebdoyle 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago
axel3824 1 point 19 months ago
johnwww 1 point 19 months ago

Here is my build, I really hope I win so I can replace my old HP Pavilion and start creating content again: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hLRtjX

nathan.renaud 1 point 19 months ago

so we dont have to include an os right

RoopeKarhu 1 point 19 months ago

I cannot make a build guide on this device, im sad now :(

RoopeKarhu 1 point 19 months ago

By the way, this device is a tablet

lilshatespug217 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Here's what I got: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $413.99 @ Newegg
The best CPU for gaming one can get, due to insane single core performance, and hyperthreads for games and programs that need it.
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $121.99 @ Newegg
A damn solid cooler.
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $162.98 @ Newegg
This is a very good, very OC friendly mobo.
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.88 @ OutletPC
It's RAM.
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.49 @ Micro Center
SSD. Never had an SSD before, but I have heard Samsung ones are good.
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
This is the best gaming card on the market.
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
A case. A nice one but still a glorified box to put stuff in.
Power Supply SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Newegg
A reliable power supply so my fancy MSI stuff doesn't get deep fried.
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit) $105.99 @ SuperBiiz
It's windows, with all the good and bad that comes with that.
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1924.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-04 10:04 EST-0500
TomBergin 1 point 19 months ago

does anyone know if we can add Peripherals ?

Gojirha 2 points 19 months ago

You can, additional parts are allowed as long as you include the ones they asked for.

nathan.renaud 1 point 19 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/ctkcCJ/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide this is my entry Plz upvote me and comment.

firespitter2917 1 point 19 months ago
Gojirha 1 point 19 months ago

Can anyone confirm if it is $2000 base total, or total?

Volkov 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I may have missed it. Can your build be edited after posting/receiving votes?

thedoctor123 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/RtkcCJ/edit/#view=GcgG3C I had to resubmit this because I tagged it improperly.

This build was designed for maximum cost efficiency alongside an easy upgrade path, with a bit of color coordination. I chose storage, RAM, and PSU solutions based on an easy upgrade path.

With a 1TB SSD and a 2TB HDD, the user won't need to be upgrading their internal storage anytime soon (I prefer NAS anyway). The SSD also matches the color scheme. The SSD isn't the greatest, but it is certainly better than any HDD and for most people, the difference between this and something very high end like a 750 series SSD would not be noticeable.

32GB of RAM is a bit excessive, but it should last the user for a very long time, and hopefully won't be a bottleneck when considering future upgrades. It matches the color scheme nicely with a hint of red.

An 860W Platinum certified PSU is more than enough to handle a second 980 Ti in the future, and as components become more power efficient it should continue to last just fine. It also matched the color scheme.

The processor was chosen based on cost effectiveness. An i7-6700k is great, but it's more than $150 more than the i5-6600k. It was an easy choice to save money without losing much performance.

A 980 Ti was a no brainer for a $2000 pricepoint. I was considering SLI, but that would take up 70% of the budget, leaving only $600 for all other components. That's not quite enough.

The motherboard was also a no brainer. To qualify for the giveaway, I needed the best MSI Z170 Gaming board I can fit in. MSI's red/black color scheme is easy to follow with other components.

The case was chosen because it's my personal favorite. There's lots of room for cable management, more/better watercooling, and it is the red & black one, matching the color scheme.

Lastly, I chose the cooler because it's from a reputable brand, mostly matches the color scheme, and is overall a good AIO unit.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $254.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $102.88 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $152.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $179.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $261.43 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1986.13
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1976.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-04 12:40 EST-0500
Laqui 1 point 19 months ago

The silver Bullet...

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Laqui/saved/#view=48zQzy

I would love to build it.

ShadsPeopleBuilds 1 point 19 months ago

Here's my submission for this glorious PC contest! I call it Awaken the Dragon Let the best build win!

ShadsPeopleBuilds 1 point 19 months ago

XD forgot to name it "MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide: Awaken the Dragon", but it's the same build, just fixed the name.

msamuel47 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I'm in the game !!!! Awesome contest

paskowitz 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

It appears my build guide is not showing up publicly... does it just take some time?

Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/FNscCJ/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-in-a-wooorld-of-red-and-black-one-case-dares-to-have-yellow-as-its-theme-this-winter-silicon-carbide-starring-msi-corsair-evga-and-swiftech

Anyways... I may not win this competition, but I think it is safe to say, I've got the best title.

millscarson24 1 point 19 months ago

Running on a toshiba satellite L75D with AMD A6 processor and i'm only using integrated graphics. Please vote for mine. http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/F8PxFT/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-red-giant

peptomano 1 point 19 months ago
BeMyWoman 1 point 19 months ago
Capt_Derpy 1 point 19 months ago

If you all are bored at looking through all the "Crimson" theme builds, please feel free to check out my build I made! I think it will give a good variety to all the red. If you ask I can vote for your build as long as you have done the same for mine. ;)

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/4byp99/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-cobalt-core

Slevin11YT 1 point 19 months ago

Does the price include rebates?

Doctor_42 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Well I decided to throw my hat in the ring with the 'Jimmie Rustler.' Goofiest build description on here, I almost guarantee it.

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Fh2Ff7/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-jimmie-rustler

I guarantee it's 8/8 no b8 m8

gundamkill 1 point 19 months ago

don't think i win the most votes and really hopeing for the random win. This is my build http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/rkqqqs/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-dragoon. Good luck to all!! Also when does this end?

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago
muckyduck_ 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Super hyped and good luck to all!

Charmin 1 point 19 months ago

When does the contest end?

tyler_1802 1 point 19 months ago

Just made my build guide... I have actually been working on this PC Build for like over a month trying to make sure I have everything exactly how I want it. and today found out about the contest. :) Check it out. CODE: RED ..... and yes it's named after my favorite flavor of Mountain Dew :P

tyler_1802 1 point 19 months ago

Just finished my build guide.. and yes it's named after my favorite Mtn Dew flavor CODE: RED

AR771 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago
Snipro 1 point 19 months ago

Good luck everyone! Hopefully my Potato wins so i don't have to play CS:GO with 30 FPS @ 4:3 600x460 resolution ;-;

propuzoficj 1 point 19 months ago

Sorry for advertising, but any feedback would be nice on my build guide.

Humpernator 1 point 19 months ago

Can include a 980 Ti Lightning or Seahawk in my build even if there are no prices listed on here? Could I just list the MSRP?

souleet MSI 1 point 19 months ago

Yes those models are okay as long as its NVIDIA 9XX and AMD 3XX.

Gamewir_e 1 point 19 months ago
lm11887 1 point 19 months ago

Hey everyone! I just got my build guide up! http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/vcBD4D/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-red-phantom Can you please upvote and give your opinion on the guide? Thanks

Mrdre924 1 point 19 months ago

i still have yet to build my first rig, but my budget is under $1,300!

Volkov 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

The SSD that I had put on my build no longer has a price. What should I do? Put one in with a price? Or leave it? I don't want to get disqualified and I don't want to leave out an SSD.

Dextruction5 1 point 19 months ago

Here's my offering for a neat little X99/980 Ti combo that has some great performance. I would love to actually build this little beast! https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/PRnTwP/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-hidden-demon

Humpernator 1 point 19 months ago

Good luck to everyone. Couldn't come up with a fancy name but here is my build submission, The Manta. Even if I don't win, I'd love to see this sexy beast get built so I can see the pictures and cry that it's not mine.... Just kidding but thanks again to MSI and PCPartPicker for doing this awesome contest.

StarDustComputers 1 point 19 months ago

Hey guys! You can check out my build guide here. Please check it out and if you liked it give it an upvote!

Shuuto 1 point 19 months ago
Nbzo 1 point 19 months ago

Here's mine..nothing real fancy but seems to be a nice clean build: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Y4PxFT/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-clean-simple-look

turkey3 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

When does the competition close?

jswadener 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

See the Cold Heated Dragon. This guide is a different spin on the conventional MSI gaming scheme. The symbolic GAMING colors on the outside and the ice cold heart of a GAMER on the inside.

I mean you can't have hard feelings when you are creating "MAD BROS" with inferior pcs trying to compete with the quality parts in the Cold Heated Dragon.

Kevroa 1 point 19 months ago

I just finished making my build! :D Come check it out if you want. Definitely not going to get the most votes, so all i can hope for is the random winner! :D My birthday is coming up and it would be a crazy experience if I won! :) Here is the link. Good luck to everyone else who has decided to enter! :) I really want to see more things like this in the future. Also, maybe having up votes be a winner isnt a good idea, i can see things like cheating happening or maybe the person has a large following which pretty much guarantees them the win.

ZombiTheory 1 point 19 months ago

I would really appreciate it if you could possibly check out my build!

Capt_Derpy 1 point 19 months ago

If you want some variety from all the red builds, (no hating of course ), feel free to check out my build as I hope it gives some more variety. I will gladly accept some suggestions/comments, and I can also vote for your build as long as you've asked, and have voted for my build as well. Thanks and good luck to everyone in the contest!

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/4byp99/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-cobalt-core

SaintsEnd 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Lol with the requirments set here, I was able to put 2 non reference 980ti sli in my dream build :P I have to really watch my price though, its currently at 1994$ US

datxfire 1 point 19 months ago

Here's my guide! Best of luck to all participants :)

Paintedpotato 1 point 19 months ago
ShadowCrone 1 point 19 months ago

just entered, hopefully everyone likes it. would like some feedback as it is my first guide and major build. good luck to everyone that entered. http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/bsMnTW/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-lord-toruk-dragonfather-and-god-king-of-cryx

tangoXomega 1 point 19 months ago

So many submissions, hard to get any love... A lot of good builds going around though!

PCBlock 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago
ThomasHaxPC 1 point 19 months ago

So excited... I hope my build named "Le Beast" wins... I wish the best of luck to all of you guys

ThomasHaxPC 1 point 19 months ago

Anyone wanna check it out? If you do just drop a comment on mine and I'll check yours out. Here it is: Le Beast

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Can we use parts that are "store pick-up only?" Such as the Swiftech H220-Xhttps://pcpartpicker.com/part/swiftech-cpu-cooler-h220x

ValdemarWessing 1 point 19 months ago

is this contest open to europe?

gkplaysgames 1 point 19 months ago

check out my build

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

URGENT!

Can I use this part for the contest? It's an AIO https://pcpartpicker.com/part/swiftech-cpu-cooler-h220x

reeppm 1 point 19 months ago

Made an entry. https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Z8xFf7/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-w-980-ti-sli

Managed to squeeze in 2 980TIs. Please check it out ;)

Good luck!

Seals 1 point 19 months ago

How do I submit my build?

ZombiTheory 1 point 19 months ago

Yo, I finally finished my build and it would be amazing if you guys could all check it out! Thanks! http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/x6KH99/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-a-young-hopeful

Exlander 1 point 19 months ago

Submission pending ! That was fun good luck people !

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago
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jordanah2 1 point 19 months ago

Well, good luck to anyone who enters. DON'T YOU DARE ENTER IF YOU "Only have a GTX 970 bro. It cant even run anything at 4k..." At least, don't win. You don't need it. I kind of do... Anyway... At least comment... Or something... Anything... #THE BIG KRAIT

Nikoneus 1 point 19 months ago

Hey guys here is my MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide I'm going for Power, Speed and trying to make it the cleanest build out there. Let me know what you think.

cortneylynn05 1 point 19 months ago

This would be a very fast rig, with a great look to it. Good Luck

Facts2Face 1 point 19 months ago

Hey phillip or souleet

I don't understand this so am I supposed to post my guide here for votes or is that a DQ? I entered through the website but how would that work if votes on the guide is also a factor, I've made a guide and it took really long and it's quite informative. But i really hope you guys have a way to counter these people who vote using fake accounts, use VPNs and proxy and chaning ip, these can all be a problem :(

Thanks

Facts2Face 1 point 19 months ago
Steve1080P 1 point 19 months ago

Hey guys, I sent my submission. how long does it take to get it approved... Thanks

JustARandomPancake 1 point 19 months ago

OOOOoooooOH! This is very interesting :P I'll see if I can do a mini itx rig :D

Gurpiyar@190 1 point 19 months ago

Can we put custom parts in our Build guide

TheGameGeekFTW 1 point 19 months ago

i wouldve loved to enter but the computer i want to build is $8961.21 so if its the whole computer then i cant but if its some part until it hits 2k then maybe i can

KappaMart 1 point 19 months ago

Welp i entered, I really hope it get picked at random because this Mr. Jipster69 seems to be winning. either way good luck to everyone competing! :D

ThomasHaxPC 1 point 19 months ago

@souleet am I allowed to have revision history in my build guide or no?

johnwww 1 point 19 months ago

When will the winners be announced and how will they be announced

emgray 1 point 19 months ago

Just finished my build. No chance of winning by votes so fingers crossed on the other option.

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/4NBD4D/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-red-naked-six-core

Deterium 1 point 19 months ago

I wish I knew about this sooner! Since I'm new to PCPP, I'm going to post my link since I don't know anyone on here, and I want to be able to share my build with those who see this post.

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/749TwP/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-meatbag

MetaApex 1 point 19 months ago

I might as well give this a shot, even though I'm late. I could still win the random one...

ThomasHaxPC 1 point 19 months ago

Anyone wanna check out my build? I will check out yours and +1 if you leave a comment and +1

Arze1 1 point 19 months ago
ZombiTheory 1 point 19 months ago

Ayyyyyyy!!! I have officially entered my build called the Red Baron into this contest. I would greatly appreciate it if you would check it out! http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/prwrxr/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-red-baron

ZRFTech 1 point 19 months ago

Just posted, super excited to see other entries. Don't worry, no 6700k here :D https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/66KH99/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-dominator-steele

jeterwilliger 1 point 19 months ago

Finally got my build completed and posted! I would really appreciate any and all comments and reviews as to what you think of my build. Check it out here http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/mrwrxr/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-jade-dragon. Thanks for your input everyone and good luck with the builds.

brettbeat 1 point 19 months ago

Are we allowed to include peripherals?

issdar 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you MSI and PC Part Picker for hosting this contest. Check out my build aimed at squeezing every drop of performance from the budget all high ends parts with future plans for full custom water loop :) http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/c9nTwP/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-heart-of-the-dragon

rayzhell 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

quick question.. if my build includes operating system or peripherals and it wins are they included in the prize or just the required elements? thank you for this contest I'm having loads of fun and it looks like allot of others are too

AdelTheQadi 1 point 19 months ago

joined the site, love it so far.

Saw this contest, had to join.

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/xTj48d/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-tigershark

Hope you guys will take a look, feedback is appreciated :)

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 19 months ago

Could custom loop water cooling components (if linked and part of the 2k budget) be included in the build?

Jurunce_the_Mod_Guy 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Here is my build titled Red Lightning

becca 1 point 19 months ago

I can't find the MSI NVIDIA 9XX series or MSI AMD 3XX series video card.

xxIzzyxx12 1 point 19 months ago

They mean the gtx 900 series and the radeon 300 series

AdelTheQadi 1 point 19 months ago

What if I chose a Z170I instead of a Z170A, would that make it ineligible?

S1lent_5am 1 point 19 months ago

is it 2k base cost or 2k total after rebates and shipping?

zulex 1 point 19 months ago

Hello all, this is my re-entry for MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide THE TITANIUM IIsince the price of Intel PCI-E SSD in the first the take was too volatile making my build jump over the limit of USD 2000 so I ended up deleting that guide completely and made this one.

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/jLbtt6/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-titanium-ii

Pelicanthor 1 point 19 months ago

Really excited to see MSI hosting a build competition!

I just finished my entry (And first public build) http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/yyLrxr/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-tanngrisnir-i7-6700k-gtx-980-ti-32gb-ram

ValdemarWessing 1 point 19 months ago

I would be very grateful if you guys would chech out my build :D

ketchup121 1 point 19 months ago

Shameless plug

I'm late to this but the PC's nice and fits the criteria. Any advice or criticisms would be appriciated!

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/nCMnTW/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-making-the-most-of-the-opportunity

NikT 1 point 19 months ago

Hello everyone I just made a full build with monitor and peripherals for just under 2k.. Please check it out!

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/NDmPxr/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-glowing-yeti-full-pc-build-with-monitor-and-peripherals-ready-for-1440p-gaming

goodgames8376 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

1 question, are you allowed to edit the list of components while the submission is up and running?

StarDustComputers 1 point 19 months ago

Can you guys check mine out please?

MinerBoy004 1 point 19 months ago
oldair13 1 point 19 months ago

Well this is mineee. It's not that good, but hey it's something. http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/xQLrxr/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-ehhh-build)

TylerCooper 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Just found out about the contest a little while ago. Hopefully I'm not too late to enter, but anyways here's my dream build. ~ http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/YByp99/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-perfect-gaming-build ~ I'd like to know what everyone else thinks as well! Thanks to those that check it out and good luck to all!

Nobrac 1 point 19 months ago

Can you define custom parts? like does it have to be on the list through PCPP? Not add by Url with price?

xflashxx 1 point 19 months ago

omg

ertman 1 point 19 months ago

This is truly an amazing contest.

Here is an interesting build guide that just gets under the $2000 budget, http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/vQLrxr/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-game-of-shadows.

It might be the one I made.

BrainStorm615 1 point 19 months ago

Ooo ooo! Pick me! My MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide is finally up in full! Check it out!

d4rkHorizons 1 point 19 months ago

Can we use Fury Cards instead if the 300 series.

NuclearNerd 1 point 19 months ago

When does this contest end?

NOODS 1 point 19 months ago

Can I have the operating system in the build?

boatyo 1 point 19 months ago

Can you enter more than one build guide? Just curious.

Blackspikes 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/TyLrxr/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-double-trouble

Really late entry, but hey, it was still fun to make :p

Haptismo 1 point 19 months ago

1st Comment i have to do

THANKS PCPP to be what u are

And now thanks to PCPP and MSI for this Contest

AW1018 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

How do you make a build guide?? Sorry for being such a n00b.

LuKE42 1 point 19 months ago

I got my pc parts picked out and ready to go, hope you like them http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/jzH9TW/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-luke-ferrell

DutchTexan 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Haha I discovered this website about a week ago. I discovered the PC building hobby about a week before that. I ended up building a computer for this competition a couple hundred dollars under budget. I’m probably not going to win, chances aren’t 0 though, but I spent many a hour building something I would be very content with. Something beautiful that could love, finish my degree, and occasionally play Starcraft 2 on religiously.

Good luck everyone!

Fox_Three 1 point 19 months ago
FDaut 1 point 19 months ago

My build in FDaut's MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide : The Demon Marauder. Im loving this comp. thanks to pcpp and msi and anyone who votes for mine. not that im going for votes, just luck of the draw XD.

Shadowmancer44 1 point 19 months ago

Uploaded mine don't think i'm going to win but still proud of it.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Shadowmancer44/saved/67NdnQ

Number 1 point 19 months ago

Damn, just noticed making changes to the build parts list resets your like counter. Had I known I'd have not made changes :/

sirbreadsticks 1 point 19 months ago

woo pls uupvot for cancer

soccer13024 1 point 19 months ago

FINALLY finished my submission. You should really check it out and +1.

coppyhop 1 point 19 months ago

I just slapped one together for this. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/coppyhop/saved/#view=XggG3C

DomDominator 1 point 19 months ago

Does it have to be posted anywhere specific (except on this site)? Also, do we have to do something to show thats in entry to the contest?

DomDominator 1 point 19 months ago

Everyone seems to be posting their build here , so I might as well do the same!

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DomDominator/saved/gthbt6

So I chose the i5 6600K because the 6700K is WAY overpriced and a simple quad-core is enough for games! I chose the CPU COOLER because Corsair is legendary for their quality and it gives me all that juice out of the CPU as I can. I chose the MSI motherboard because its a very capable overclocker and has great aesthetics to match the black and red build nicely. I chose the RAM (memory) because 16GB is plenty for modern games and it has a blazing fast clock speed while keeping the CAS latency low. Plus, I made it two 8GB sticks leaving two slots for upgrades down the road. Here is where things get fun :) I splurged on getting a Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD which uses PCIE lanes instead of SATA III (don't even get me started on SATA III, I'll go on a long rant), one of the fastest SSDs on the consumer market, only beaten by the Intel 750 PCIE SSD. But it still has plenty of space to store you games and some videos if you are into Twitch, YouTube Gaming or just plain Youtube without all the live streaming hassle. I chose the MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming which is great because it's a great overclocker because of its non-refrence PCB, which allows a great gaming experience, and looks great while not being too flashy. I went with the Noctis 250 Case(black and red) from NZXT because its a nice combo of the H440 and the Phantom 530 while bringing many new features such as a PWM fan speed controller and LED under glow lighting as well as backlighting for the NZXT logo on the side of the PSU (power supply) cover which helps hide all the already very clean, modular cables on the power supply. Speaking of power supply, I settled on a SuperNOVA 1000W P2 from EVGA which has an 80+ Platinum rating. This wattage and rating allows plenty of overclocking ability while being ready for SLI down the road. However, I would try to avoid SLI because the Skylake chipset only allows 16 PCIE lanes which is already not very good for 2-way SLI but is even worse while we have the Samsung PCIE M.2 SSD. In conclusion, this is a great build for a gamer which allows some upgrade possibilities one of which (SLI) is completely wasteful, but allows more practical upgrades to hardware such as the 6700K from Intel which has hyper-threading for added virtual cores, or if you plan on doing lots of video editing like me, you can upgrade to 32GB of memory to make the editing more efficient. I know this is a long description but if you have read this far, thanks for hearing me out. If you liked this please give me an upvote! THANK YOU FOR VIEWING!

DomDominator 1 point 19 months ago

BTW I'm only 13 and I could really use an upgrade!

PwnehCreeper12 1 point 19 months ago

Souleet, can we get an estimated number of contestants who have registered their build, or do you want to keep it private for whatever reason?

ninjustice 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

i hope i win i have a potato :(

TeoIzAwezome 1 point 19 months ago

Wait, what if there isn't a variant of our specific GPU that's MSI branded?