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Charity:Water Completion Report #8

philip Sept. 29, 2017

Our eighth Charity:Water completion report arrived! Thanks to your support, we were able to fund 5 community water projects serving 1,235 people in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

The specific projects were:

Below is an interactive map courtesy of Charity:water showing the GPS coordinates of all the completed projects sponsored by PCPartPicker:

 

Project Completed People Served
Ethiopia September 2017 1,235
Ethiopia March 2017 4,418
India March 2016 1,817
Malawi, Africa (2016) March 2016 7,361
Bangladesh December 2015 4,775
Adishimhafti School, Ethiopia, Africa March 2014 198
Timket-keze School, Ethiopia, Africa December 2014 223
Malawi, Africa (2014) Early 2014 373
Total 20,400

PCPartPicker is supported through affiliate commissions from participating retailers. One of our founding principles is to help those in need by donating a portion of our earnings to charity. We do this because it is important to us.

When you purchase components through retailer links on PCPartPicker you're not only supporting this site, you're helping provide clean water and sanitation to people in need. 100% of donations to Charity:water go directly to the field.

Thank you for being a part and helping make this happen!

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ASUS STRIX X299-E Gaming / Inwin 805 Infinity Build

BoyScout Sept. 27, 2017

In our latest build video, we assemble another high-end Intel X299 build, this time using the Core i9-7900X. Check below for the full part list as well as a link to our benchmark results.

Production Note: If you are curious about the timing of this video, it was actually filmed last month around the time the X299 platform launched. Unfortunately, we ran into some production issues that caused a delay in publishing it until now.

Inwin 805 Infinity

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-7900X 3.3GHz 10-Core Processor $999.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99
Motherboard Asus STRIX X299-E GAMING ATX LGA2066 Motherboard $349.99
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $334.99
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $579.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $799.99
Case Inwin 805 Infinity ATX Mid Tower Case $260.98
Power Supply Inwin Classic 900W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 77.6 CFM 140mm Fan $19.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 77.6 CFM 140mm Fan $19.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 73.3 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 73.3 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 73.3 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99
Total at time of filming $4061.85 (USD)

A big thanks to ASUS for providing the CPU, motherboard and graphics card, as well as to Inwin for providing the power supply used in this build.

Check out how the system performed against some benchmarks and see some more photos in the Completed Build then be sure to watch the Cable Management time lapse to see how Barry cleaned things up for the final build:

Fractal Design Define C TG / MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon Live Build

BoyScout Sept. 18, 2017

Update: The Stream is over! Thanks for everyone who joined in the fun. If you missed it, you can watch the archive on Twitch or YouTube.

Original Posting:

Join us Tuesday, September 19th at 2PM CDT on Twitch.tv for our next live build! This time we'll be building an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X system using MSI's X399 Gaming Pro Carbon/AC motherboard.

Josh from Fractal Design will be stopping by as well to help us put together the system using Fractal's recently released Define C TG case and Celsius S24 CPU cooler.

A big thanks to Fractal Design for providing the case and CPU cooler, as well as to MSI for providing the motherboard and EVGA for providing the video card used in this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1920X 3.5GHz 12-Core Processor $799.99
CPU Cooler Fractal Design - Celsius S24 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99
Motherboard MSI - X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX TR4 Motherboard $349.99
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $249.99
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 ELITE GAMING Video Card $754.99
Case Fractal Design - Define C TG ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99
Total at time of filming $2869.91

X399 Build - ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME / Threadripper 1950X

BoyScout Sept. 15, 2017

For our latest video, we worked with ASUS to put together a high end creator/gaming system built around AMD's Ryzen Threadripper/X399 platform.

We packed all that processing power, along with 64GB of DDR4-3000 G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory, and two ASUS STRIX Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti's into the Anidees AI Crystal Cube RGB mid tower case.

Anidees AI Crystal Cube RGB

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor $999.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99
Motherboard Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME EATX TR4 Motherboard $519.99
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $334.99
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $334.99
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $579.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) $799.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) $799.99
Case Anidees AI Crystal Cube RGB (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $169.90
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME Platinum 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $249.99
Total at time of filming $4929.81

A huge thanks to ASUS for providing the motherboard, processor and video cards as well as to Anidees for providing the case for this build.

Be sure to check out the Completed Build for benchmarks and more photos, as well as the cable management time lapse video to see how everything was cleaned up for the system's final look.

BitFenix Nova TG / Ryzen 3 Build

BoyScout Aug. 11, 2017

BitFenix released an updated version of their Nova mid tower case today called the Nova TG. They've given it a visual upgrade, adding a tempered glass side panel and an accent stripe down the front panel's side-mesh intakes. It's available in black with red accents (as seen here) or white with black accents.

Nova TG

To check out the case, we decided to build a Ryzen 3 1300X / GTX 1050 Ti based $650 (USD) gaming PC. Read below for the complete part list and watch the build video to see how it all came together.

Ryzen 3 1300X Build

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $129.00
Motherboard Asus PRIME B350-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $74.99
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.89
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $169.74
Case BitFenix Nova TG (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.89
Total at time of filming $633.49

We've posted a completed build with benchmarks and more photos. You can also watch our cable management video to see how Barry tidied things up for the final look of the build:

A big thanks to BitFenix for providing the Nova TG for us to use in this build.

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