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StorkTheOrc

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Aug 2nd, 2016
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  1. Building assistance (If you have the part already, set the price to 0):
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  3. https://pcpartpicker.com/
  4. http://www.logicalincrements.com/
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  7. When posting your build ALWAYS explain the purpose of the machine.
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  11. Skylake Chipsets main differences:
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  13. Regular-
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  15. H110: Bare minimum - 6 PCIe 2.0 lanes - 4 S-ATA ports - PCIe Storage: 0 - 1 RAM slot per channel
  16. H170: Regular chipset - 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes - 6 S-ATA ports - PCIe Storage: 2 - 2 RAM slots per channel
  17. Z170: Required for OC - 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes - 6 S-ATA ports - PCIe Storage: 3 - 2 RAM slots per channel
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  19. Business-
  20. B150: 8 PCIe 3.0 lanes - 6 S-ATA ports - PCIe Storage: 0 - 2 RAM slots per channel
  21. Q150: 10 PCIe 3.0 lanes - 6 S-ATA ports - PCIe Storage: 0 - 2 RAM slots per channel
  22. Q170: 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes - 6 S-ATA ports - PCIe Storage: 3 - 2 RAM slots per channel
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  24. Server-
  25. C232: 8 PCIe 3.0 lanes (max 4x) - 6 S-ATA ports - ECC RAM support
  26. C236: 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes (max 4x) - 8 S-ATA ports - ECC RAM support
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  28. Most often B150 is the best price/value. Always thoroughly check if the chipset fulfills your needs.
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  31. If you get a Skylake K CPU, you need the Z170 chipset. Never buy one without the other.
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  37. Don't skimp on your PSU, ever.
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  39. Safe PSUs:
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  41. Low end:
  42. Be quiet! Pure Power L8
  43. Be quiet! System Power 7
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  45. Mainstream:
  46. Cooler Master GM
  47. Antec VPF
  48. Fractal Design Integra M
  49. Super Flower Golden Green HX
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  51. High-End:
  52. be quiet! Straight Power 10
  53. Straight Power 10 CM
  54. Seasonic G-series
  55. XFX TS Gold
  56. Antec True Power Classic
  57. Enermax Revolution X't II
  58. Cooler Master V
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  60. Enthousiast:
  61. The more expensive versions of previous brands
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  67. If you want an older system to feel fast and snappy again, get an SSD.
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  73. Windows OEM Keys:
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  75. When you use an OEM key on your self build you violate the OEM System Builder license agreement. You must install the software using the OEM Preinstallation Kit and then resell the PC to a third party. If you install that software on your own PC, you don't have a "genuine" copy of Windows.
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  77. Reference:
  78. http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/a/1/6a1647ee-3fc7-47f2-9afe-470ad5e5d856/oemsoftwarelicensingrulesandrestrictions.pdf
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  82. PM me for updates
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