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516 - Sasha's Computer Build

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The Vision:
Build a super-sleek computer as wedding/birthday gift for Sasha's soon-to-be hubby.

The Budget:
Up  to around $2,100 CAD (Roughly $1,700 USD)
NOTE: Interested in helping increase Sasha's budget? Send a contribution via our Tip Jar and mark it for Sasha's Computer Build.

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Hardware Criteria:
  1. Full-sized Tower is fine.
  2. Needs HDMI output for existing 4K 60" TV.
  3. Fast and future ready.
  4. Chassis should be very sleek/beautiful. LED's, visual appeal.
  5. Chassis must have top or front USB 3.x ports.
  6. RAID 1 for file storage, SSD for OS.
  7. Linux compatible.
  8. Wireless keyboard and mouse.
Possible Criteria:
  1. Able to handle the future addition of VR goggles (such as Oculus Rift).
Software:
  1. A Linux OS that is not too far of a stretch for a Windows user, but is sleek enough to impress guests with its flashy features.
  2. Kodi video playback up to 4K.
Other Notes:
  1. Does not need a monitor: will use the existing 4K 60" TV.
Shopping List (Subject To Change Based on Viewer Suggestions):

CPU
Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K (BX80677I77700K)
http://amzn.to/2w0IhhH ($429.90 CAD)

Motherboard
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO/Whetstone LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 U.2 USB 3.1 Z170 ATX with gaming mousepad Motherboards MAXIMUS VIII HERO/WHETSTONE
http://amzn.to/2vVc1Os ($262.99 CAD)

Cooler
Thermaltake Contac Silent 12 150W Intel/AMD with AM4 Support 120mm PWM CPU Cooler CL-P039-AL12BL-A
http://amzn.to/2w0SXg7 ($29.99 CAD)

RAM
Kingston Technology HyperX FURY Black 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 CL16 DIMM Kit of 2 (HX426C16FBK2/32)
http://amzn.to/2iquopL ($407.26 CAD)

Operating System M.2 SSD
Kingston Digital 240GB SSDNow M.2 SATA 6Gbps (Single Side) SM2280S3G2/240G
http://amzn.to/2w2H0YU ($141.15)

Data SATA SSD
Kingston HyperX Savage 960GB SSD SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) Solid Sate Drive Bundle Kit (SHSS3B7A/960G)
http://amzn.to/2vpscQI ($487.04 CAD)

GPU
ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 O8GB Dual-fan OC Edition 4K/VR Ready Dual HDMI DP 1.4 Gaming Graphics Card (DUAL-GTX1070-O8G)
http://amzn.to/2g2RfH8 ($549.99 CAD)

PSU
Corsair RMx Series, RM850x, 850 Watt (850W), Fully Modular Power Supply, 80+ Gold Certified, 10 Year Warranty
http://amzn.to/2g2GrJi ($178.44 CAD)

Chassis
Thermaltake Versa C22 Black Edition
http://amzn.to/2fYY2ll ($99.99 CAD)

Keyboard/Mouse
TENMOS F1 Wireless Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Set with Waterproof Keyboard and Wireless computer Mouse for Mac/PC/Laptop(Red&Black)
http://amzn.to/2uYGpc2 ($39.99 CAD)

Miscellaneous Supplies
ARTIC MX-4 Thermal Compound
http://amzn.to/2vWSueX ($5.99 CAD)

Total:
$2,632.73

OVER BUDGET by $532.73

Would you like to help Sasha by adding to her budget? Please donate to Sasha's Computer Build as a wedding gift to her and Dave: https://donate.category5.tv

Please post your suggestions, recommendations, and discussion.
Robbie Ferguson // The Bald Nerd

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516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-09-2017, 08:50 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Sasha - 08-10-2017, 08:12 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by bigkitty - 08-10-2017, 11:10 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by lovedfriend - 08-18-2017, 03:06 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-18-2017, 10:02 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Nicd - 08-18-2017, 12:04 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-18-2017, 09:48 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-18-2017, 12:39 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Nicd - 08-18-2017, 02:05 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-18-2017, 02:22 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Nicd - 08-18-2017, 02:28 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-18-2017, 02:33 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Nicd - 08-18-2017, 04:22 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Sasha - 08-19-2017, 03:11 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Garbee - 08-20-2017, 10:43 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-20-2017, 10:51 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-21-2017, 11:29 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-21-2017, 11:54 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-21-2017, 12:35 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Garbee - 08-22-2017, 09:19 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Garbee - 08-22-2017, 09:52 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-22-2017, 10:07 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-22-2017, 12:26 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-22-2017, 01:36 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-22-2017, 03:10 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-24-2017, 07:34 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-24-2017, 09:18 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by yourpalfranc - 08-26-2017, 09:48 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by yourpalfranc - 08-26-2017, 09:54 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by yourpalfranc - 08-26-2017, 09:59 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Sasha - 08-27-2017, 09:56 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 08-27-2017, 12:07 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Sasha - 08-27-2017, 12:11 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by yourpalfranc - 08-27-2017, 02:33 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Sasha - 09-01-2017, 04:38 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 09-02-2017, 09:48 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Sasha - 09-02-2017, 12:49 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 09-07-2017, 09:13 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Garbee - 09-07-2017, 09:32 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 09-07-2017, 10:01 AM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by agamotto - 09-19-2017, 12:46 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 10-10-2017, 01:46 PM
RE: 516 - Sasha's Computer Build - by Robbie Ferguson - 10-17-2017, 07:43 AM
 
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