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MSI Contest Stats

philip

45 months ago

I had planned on having this done on Tuesday. Where did the week go? In any case, here's some participation data from the MSI contest:

Total guides submitted: 2969

For the key components, I've listed out either the top 10 or top 20 most used. (I used top 10 if #10-20 were tiny compared to the others, like CPUs.)

CPU

#1: (1417 uses) Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
#2: (587 uses) Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
#3: (355 uses) Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor
#4: (87 uses) Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
#5: (65 uses) Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
#6: (46 uses) Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
#7: (16 uses) Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
#8: (15 uses) Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor
#9: (8 uses) Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor
#10: (7 uses) Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor

Motherboard

#1: (881 uses) MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
#2: (461 uses) MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
#3: (399 uses) MSI X99A GAMING 7 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
#4: (215 uses) MSI Z170A GAMING PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
#5: (192 uses) MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
#6: (160 uses) MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
#7: (122 uses) MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
#8: (73 uses) MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
#9: (49 uses) MSI Z170A GAMING M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
#10: (20 uses) MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard

Video Card

#1: (1319 uses) MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card
#2: (245 uses) MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card
#3: (224 uses) MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card
#4: (186 uses) MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card
#5: (151 uses) MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card
#6: (149 uses) MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card
#7: (61 uses) MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card
#8: (57 uses) MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card
#9: (36 uses) MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card
#10: (33 uses) MSI GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card

Case

#1: (270 uses) NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
#2: (97 uses) NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case
#3: (77 uses) NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
#4: (76 uses) Corsair 750D Airflow Edition ATX Full Tower Case
#5: (75 uses) Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case
#6: (74 uses) Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case
#7: (71 uses) Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case
#8: (67 uses) NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
#9: (67 uses) Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case
#10: (48 uses) NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case
#11: (48 uses) NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
#12: (46 uses) Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
#13: (45 uses) Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case
#14: (39 uses) Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
#15: (39 uses) Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Mid Tower Case
#16: (38 uses) NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
#17: (35 uses) Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case
#18: (33 uses) NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
#19: (32 uses) Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case
#20: (32 uses) Corsair 760T Black V2 ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply

#1: (306 uses) EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#2: (270 uses) EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#3: (256 uses) EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#4: (173 uses) Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#5: (98 uses) EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#6: (97 uses) Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#7: (85 uses) EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#8: (81 uses) EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#9: (76 uses) EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#10: (65 uses) Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#11: (56 uses) Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#12: (54 uses) EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#13: (45 uses) EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#14: (37 uses) SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#15: (37 uses) EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#16: (33 uses) Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#17: (33 uses) SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#18: (32 uses) Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
#19: (32 uses) Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
#20: (32 uses) Corsair 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 6 points

I knew the NEXG1s were commonly found in submissions, but second and fifth place? Uff da.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Still don't get why EVGA is still selling them.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, people are buying them a lot, so...

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

They are cheap-o to make and carry a MUCH higher profit margin than the high end units.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I figured that once the GQ comes out the G1 would effectively be replaced, considering it's so old.

Then again, EVGA knows what they're doing. People see modular, gold, and EVGA and go straight to the checkout.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly. It's pretty sad.

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Can't miss an opportunity to dog a PSU, eh?

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Because... Europe.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

They sell a lot because they are available at a somewhat decent price world wide... outside north America its very hard to get the newer models, especially at a decent price.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

When will the cheating stats be un-disclosed for us conspiracy-theorists?

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Later on. That's a long writeup, and I'm sure it'll create plenty of debate. There are things with the site that affect the here and now that need working on, so I'm prioritizing those things first.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

now your just building hype lol

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking forward to that far more than the top parts used hahaha

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question. Jipster obviously has claimed his prize, but what about the other contestant? Did he say anything? He seems to not know that he won...

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  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

It's sad to see that people only made accounts just to try to win free stuff. PCPP is more than that and many individuals don't understand that. Shame really

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

i can acquire his spot for him:):):)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I second this. XD

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Total guides submitted: 2969

RIP in kill. How many were accounts created near the date of the contest?

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Probably a couple million.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I would guess somewhere around 3500

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, my build guide wasnt really unique at all.......i thought my mastercase pro5 would stand out, but nope.

I bet no one else used the redragon karura though

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the most used parts... But mine were still unique :D

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

wait, wah? how does that make sense?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I had sleeved cables and I justified my parts well :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell that to mr gummy bear army.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta love the 23 hour glitch. I was so confused...

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Stulid build it has pentium and 4 gb ram so stupid

that comment made me lose brain cells

^

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This legit made me bark out laugh in the middle of the office. At first was like "well ya this is pretty funny.....and then the stream of gummy bear bags....that is where I lost it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine sucked. I was just going for the random pick though. :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

So, have to ask, how many builds were there that had all the #1 parts used?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine had a 6700K/980Ti/Gaming M5/Noctis450/EVGA 850WSN2.

I was pretty close. But mine had sleeved cables and LED case fans, so I WIN XD

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

yay I was one of 8 people to use the cpu I picked lol

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont get why so many people picked the 6700k over the 5820k, the 5820k is clearly the winner in most scenarios

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Same. It might not be better for gaming, but the 6700k is at such a high price right now, that the money you save could go to something else, like a GPU.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ugh that would be perfect for my guide now... But at the time the mobos were too expensive.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Heh expected plenty of h440 builds. They are like the gold standard.

Am curious what builds used the 5960x and 5930k builds looked. Can imagine they are a chunk of the budget so wonder what other parts in the builds were like. Nice stats either way

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Philip, do you have stats on drives, ram, and cpu coolers as well? Those may be interesting to see also.

Im surprised more people didn't opt for the MSI Fury X... didn't even make it on the top 10 list...

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

They were not allowing people to pick Fury based cards as per comments by MSI rep. Was only R9 3xx series cards and GTX 9xx cards.

You can check the comment he made 21 days ago in regards to them not promoting it: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/souleet/comments/ 21 days ago

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

hmmm.... that's a shame. I thought it was odd how I never saw any in the few builds I looked at. MSI does only have 1 Fury line product, and its the one they must keep to AMD reference specs on though... so it makes sense I guess.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be curious to see how many builds featured an SLI or crossfire setup vs single card solution.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't think I would see a 960 on here.

Out of all the choices, why a 960? Pretty funny tbh.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

People really like their NZXT cases

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What about the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe White? I used it...

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How many accounts were created during the contest? (That participated)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Wheezy2Ez is nowhere to be found

never even see him posted anything, not even a thank you

and no news if he got the prize

so i say do a redraw of the random winner

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

There's nothing contractual that says they need to post, say thanks, or anything really. We'll handle a redraw if it is necessary.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

ok fair enough

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd also like to know

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Jipster got sent his PSU on accident, so yes I assume he was contacted.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Total guides submitted: 2969

well i see why i had a snowball's chance to win

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

sounds like my life lol

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Damn number 2 PSU EVGA G1......

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  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Lol true. You can call me Tom if you like.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Great RAM at a great price. Hard to beat it.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That it does ;) It also matches my Gigabyte Gaming 7 that I have in my build too :D

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

after your question about the iTX build other 121 users pick the same mobo as you

guess you stood out of those 121 MSI Z170I board pickers

Illuminati? where? ( º ͜ʖ º )

all i see in the number is 69 (¬ᨎ¬)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

that would be a interesting stat to look at.

how many people used food items....

I would like to add a small side note. That is a lot of gummy

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Enough.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point
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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh?

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