Build of the Month - August 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$223
KeyboardLogitech G710+$131
MouseLogitech G502$70
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$40

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H$475
KeyboardCorsair K70$120
MouseRazer Naga 2014$60
SpeakersLogitech Z523$80


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

Puppy

Updated August 14, 2016
$552
CaseNZXT Source 210$47
Power SupplyEVGA 600B$40
CPUAMD FX-6300$99
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
MotherboardASUS M5A97 R2.0$97
Memory8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600$38
Graphics CardASUS R7 370$110
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 1TB$69
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22

Dolphin

Updated August 14, 2016
$702
CaseNZXT Source 210$47
Power SupplyEVGA 600B$40
CPUAMD FX-8350$160
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
MotherboardASUS M5A99FX PRO$115
Memory8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600$44
Graphics CardR9 380 / GTX 960$175 / $216
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 1TB$69
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 August 14, 2016
$1125
CaseCooler Master HAF 912$60
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W$100
CPUIntel 6600K$220
HeatsinkScythe Mugen 4$56
MotherboardASUS Z170-A$135
Memory16GB Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4$79
Graphics CardGTX 970$260
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 2TB$123
SSDCrucial BX200 250GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$70
$90
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22

Unicorn

Updated August 14, 2016
$1288
CaseCorsair Air 540$130
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W$100
CPUIntel 6600K$220
HeatsinkNoctua 6 NH-D15$94
MotherboardASUS Z170-A$135
Memory16GB Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4$79
Graphics CardGTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$315
$450
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 2TB$123
SSDSanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB OR
SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB
$105
$125
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22

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