Updated: 2018-12-29

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, super fast NVMe storage, 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

 

NVMe Storage:

Western Digital Black 500 GB NVMe SSD
Datasheet

 

SATA Storage:

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SanDisk Extreme Pro 480 GB SSD (2 in RAID 0)
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

 

Sound:


Creative Sound Blaster Z (OEM Edition)

 

Thunderbolt 3:


Asus ThunderboltEX 3
Manual

 

Wireless:


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

 

Virtual Reality:


Oculus Rift + Touch
User Guide

 

Webcam:


Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
YouTube: Video

 

Microphone:

Blue Yeti Blackout Edition
Manual