Build of the Month - December 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 7700K and would get more performance from spending 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$230
KeyboardLogitech G710+$87
MouseLogitech G502$59
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$50

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H Monitor$465
KeyboardCorsair K70$110
MouseRazer Naga 2014$85
SpeakersLogitech Z523$70


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

Puppy

Updated December 18, 2016
$609
Case NZXT Source 210$40
Power Supply EVGA 600B$50
CPU Intel i3-7100$117
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$35
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$146
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$60
Graphics Card ASUS RX 460$105
Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB$50
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$21

Dolphin

Updated December 18, 2016
$849
Case NZXT Source 210$40
Power Supply EVGA 600B$50
CPU Intel 7600K$243
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$35
Motherboard ASUS Z170-K$110
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics Card RX 480 OR
GTX 1060 3GB
$185 / $190
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 1TB$69
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$21


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

Narwhal

Updated December 18, 2016
$1133
Case Cooler Master HAF 912$60
Power Supply EVGA G2 650W$90
CPU Intel 7600K$243
Heatsink Scythe Mugen Max$48
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$170
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$98
Graphics Card GTX 1060$265
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$117
SSD Crucial MX300 275GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$70
$98
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$21

Unicorn

Updated December 18, 2016
$1265
Case Corsair Air 540$100
Power Supply EVGA G2 650W$90
CPU Intel 7600K$243
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$88
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$149
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$94
Graphics Card GTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$255
$385
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$119
SSD SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB OR
SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB
$120
$130
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$21

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