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philip Oct. 15, 2015

Join us Friday, October 16th at 2pm Central time for a live build brought to you by MSI and Corsair. We're going to be putting together a build using the new MSI B150M Mortar motherboard. We'll finish off the build by demoing the completed system, including some benchmark runs with thermals.

We'll also be taking questions during the stream, so please post your questions here or in chat.

Full part list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $314.99 @ Directron
CPU Cooler Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair Neutron XT 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $114.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $189.89 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan $15.95 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan $15.95 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1188.71
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1168.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-16 14:25 EDT-0400

Comments Sorted by:

piemancoder 2 points 42 months ago

Does anyone know where I can get that wallpaper? I want that for my computer!

philcoffman staff 5 points 42 months ago

Pretty sure we could make that available.

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vikingXcore 4 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

thermals looked great from what i could see! Really not a bad motherboard. are you able to adjust the ram speed? I just noticed it was rated for 2133, but you had 2666. i didn't watch the whole thing just kind of glossed over for the key parts.

chumprop 2 points 42 months ago

I am interested in this as well. I was going to pickup this Mobo, but was worried when I saw it was only rates for 2133 ram.


piemancoder 1 point 42 months ago

I love all the live builds! Can't wait for more :)

190n 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago


kayseyomalley 1 point 42 months ago

whats so special about the mobo?

staffsMike 2 points 42 months ago

Its named after a weapon, instantly making it awesome. I particularly like the bazooka and the a68 grenade :D

kayseyomalley 1 point 42 months ago

lol ok

ultracrusher 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Never touch the bottom of your Motherboard. the oil can short out the mobo eventually although it is only a 1 % chance it is still a chance

LaputaCake 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

That is the sexiest B series motherboard I've ever seen

ElectrifiedAssassin 1 point 42 months ago

Good, but not enough storage, considering you only have a SSD there, but it's quite a nice computer, probably can run ultra settings at 60 FPS at a 1080p

DuckyShine 1 point 41 months ago

Says they use a b150 because they aren't overclocking, then proceeds to use 2666 ram. Just be honest and say we're using what we're using because that's what the manufacturer wanted us to.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

You mean like in the beginning of the video where we say that MSI and Corsair provided the parts for the build?

Brooxs 1 point 39 months ago

Would this PC preform well with MMO's and MOBA's? I am looking run Legion ultra settings on a 27" 1080p monitor.

quzar469 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

what do you guys do exactly with the builds u make

LibriLector 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

Never built a computer before and was wondering what was wrong with the stock case fans. I'm guessing that they were just cheap fans that were noisy, didn't move as much air, and didn't look as good?

Also, why did you use the af 120 and the sp120. could you have used the same fan for all 3 positions?

Actually, the case fan installation was as far as I got in this video before I decided I needed to get some sleep for work the next day.

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 3 points 42 months ago

I think we have something like that planned but it won't be for a while. We still have lots of things to build out.

Pcjulian12343 1 point 38 months ago

Ayye whens the next build comming out?

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Russkie69 3 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

I had the same exact thoughts it would be awesome to see a PC Part Picker version of MTV Cribs.