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Checkpoint: New 2016 PC Edition

I just ordered the final piece of my new PC which means assembly should begin next weekend. For the curious, here are the parts and price:

ProcessorIntel Core i5 6600K
MotherboardASUS Z170I PRO GAMING
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000
Video CardGigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1
OS DriveCrucial MX100 256GB
Storage DriveMushkin Enhanced Eco2 512GB SSD
CaseSilverstone Raven Z RVZ02
Power SupplySilverStone SFX Series SX500-LG
CPU HSFZalman CNPS8900 Quiet
OSMicrosoft Windows 10 64-bit
MonitorDell 2007WFP
KeyboardMicrosoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
MouseLogitech G5 Laser Mouse
SpeakersLogitech Z-2200
OtherMicrosoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows

This will be replacing my 2010 PC with this build. I upgraded the GPU in 2013 and the OS Drive shortly after but the underlying platform remained intact for nearly 6 years. I think it’s about time to change that.

The philosophy with this build is a powerful VR capable PC in a console sized box. I decided to go down the K-series and dabble into some light overclocking again. Am I crazy to try overclocking in such a small case? We’ll see. I’ll be happy with a 4.2 – 4.4 GHz overclock.

I just realized that I should be writing up thoughts on The Division. After 2 days of playtime, I think I have a grasp on what The Division is all about.

I’ve started Valkyria Chronicles Remaster on PlayStation 4 and while I recall enjoying the game back in 2008, I had forgotten how good it was. There’s a surprising amount of XCOM within it and it’s a shame that subsequent sequels didn’t come out on a console.



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