Build of the Month - September 2016
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

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This month
The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale.

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 6700K and should spend that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

Peripherals


Narwhal

MonitorDell U2414H Monitor$210
KeyboardLogitech G710+$131
MouseLogitech G502$60
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$45

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H$478
KeyboardCorsair K70$110
MouseRazer Naga 2014$65
SpeakersLogitech Z523$81


Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.

Puppy

Updated September 4, 2016
$555
CaseNZXT Source 210$47
Power SupplyEVGA 600B$47
CPUAMD FX-6300$90
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$27
MotherboardASUS M5A97 R2.0$73
Memory8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600$38
Graphics CardASUS RX 460$140
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 1TB$71
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22

Dolphin

Updated September 4, 2016
$736
CaseNZXT Source 210$47
Power SupplyEVGA 600B$47
CPUAMD FX-8350$146
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$27
MotherboardASUS M5A99FX PRO$115
Memory8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600$46
Graphics CardR9 380X / GTX 960$215 / $249
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 1TB$71
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.

Narwhal

Updated September 4, 2016
$1207
CaseCooler Master HAF 912$60
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W$100
CPUIntel 6600K$235
HeatsinkScythe Mugen 4$56
MotherboardASUS Z170-A$149
Memory16GB Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4$79
Graphics CardGTX 1060$313
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 2TB$123
SSDCrucial BX200 250GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$70
$88
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22

Unicorn

Updated September 4, 2016
$1345
CaseCorsair Air 540$125
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W$100
CPUIntel 6600K$235
HeatsinkNoctua 6 NH-D15$88
MotherboardASUS Z170-A$149
Memory16GB Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4$79
Graphics CardGTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$313
$400
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 2TB$123
SSDSanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB OR
SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB
$111
$123
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22

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