Updated: 2018-04-05

Every few years I build myself a desktop. These are the components I’ve chosen for my current PC built in 2016 based on Intel’s Skylake architecture and Z170 chipset. The system is mostly free of legacy I/O ports such as PS/2 and VGA. Some cool features are the full body tempered glass window on the case with RGB lighting, 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 port, GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, 802.11ac MIMO wireless and Oculus Rift VR kit. Also obvious is the white and black color scheme built around the uniquely beautiful Asus Sabertooth S170 S motherboard that sports a distinct arctic camouflage design, packed with 32 GB of matching Crucial Ballistix Sport LT memory.

Case:


Phanteks Eclipse P400 Tempered Glass White Mid Tower Case
Manual
YouTube: Video 1 | Video 2Video 3

 

Power Supply:

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Corsair CX550M Modular 550W Power Suply
Manual | Cable Guide
YouTube: Video

 

Motherboard:

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Asus Sabertooth Z170 S Arctic White Camo Motherboard
Datasheet | Manual
YouTube: Video 1 | Video 2

 

Memory:


Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB DDR4 Arctic White Camo Memory
Model: BLS4K8G4D240FSC
Datasheet
YouTube: Video

 

 

Processor:

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Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
Product Brief
YouTube:

 

Processor Cooling:

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Cooler Master Hyper D92 CPU Cooler
Datasheet | Manual
YouTube: Video

 

Grapgics Card:


Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6 GB
Manual
YouTube: Video 1 | Video 2

Storage:

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SanDisk Extreme Pro 480 GB SSD
Datasheet | Install Guide
YouTube: Video

 

Input:


Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360
YouTube: Video

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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Mouse
YouTube: Video

Xbox Wireless Controller

 

Thunderbolt 3:


Asus ThunderboltEX 3
Manual

 

Wireless:


TP-Link Archer T9E AC 1900
Datasheet | Manual
YouTube: Video

 

Virtual Reality:


Oculus Rift + Touch
User Guide
YouTube: Video

 

Webcam:


Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
YouTube: Video

 

 

2018 Planned Upgrades

 

NVMe Storage:

Western Digital Black 500 GB NVMe SSD
Datasheet

 

10 Gigabit Ethernet:

Gigabyte GC-AQC107

 

Sound:


Creative Sound Blaster Z