Skylake mini-ATX build

Well, I thought we were set for computes, but turns out that we do need to get two more. Just missed the Black Friday sales, but I don’t think these components are going on sale. Still, this is an incredible machine mainly because of the new SSD that is going in. Really fast and it works well thanks to the new Z170 motherboard. So here is the build at PCPartpicker.com with all the fixings.

This of it as the Christmas list for anyone wanting an incredibly fast air cooled system and thanks to the new copy system there which let’s you hoist HTML and Markdown directly. This is a build that is going to be whisper quiet and very fast. The big splurges are the two SSDs. Most folks will only need one, but having an ultrafast PCI Express NVMe to boost and the very capable SATA Sandisk Extreme is a dream. This is also a 4K monitor build which is fine for development use, but if you are a gamer, then you’d want one of the hot new 144Hz 2550 monitors.

The final real splurge is on a gaming mouse and a mechanical keyboard so that is another area you can dial back on.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler $60.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $182.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive $184.00 @ Adorama
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $318.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Silverstone SG10B MicroATX Mini Tower Case $107.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter D-Link DWA-182 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $34.99 @ Micro Center
Monitor LG 27MU67 60Hz 27.0″ Monitor
Keyboard Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard $88.98 @ OutletPC
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $62.90 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1621.18
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $1576.18
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-09 00:05 EST-0500