Hardware Price Reference

Software to Hardware Relationship

Computer Parts

How to Build a 3D Production Computer! (2014)

case
case fan
Power supply
Mother Board
CPU
CPU Cooler
RAM
Hard Disk
GPU

2017.07

cpu chip info price
i7-7820x x299 8-16, 3.6-4.3/4.5, 11mb, 128g4c2666, 28pci cpu+arTaichi=1200+ sgd
i7-7800x x299 6-12, 3.5-4, 8.25mb, 128g4c2400, 28pci cpu+arTaichi=940+ sgd
i7-7740x x299 4-8, 4.3-4.5, 8mb, 64g2c2666, 16pci
i7-7700k b250 4-8, 4.3-4.5, 8mb, 64g2c2400, 16pci combo = 660 sgd
r-1600 B350 6-12, 3.2-3.6, 16mb, 64g2c2666, 24pci combo = 420 sgd
tr-1950x x399 16-32 combo = 2500sgd

2016.06

Intel's Enthusiast Desktop CPU Pricing (As of 5/30/2016)
Core i7-6950X (Broadwell-E) $1723 (1K Quantities) 3-3.5GHz, 10/20, 25MB, 40L, 2400D4 128G, 140W, 2011v3
Core i7-6900K (Broadwell-E) $1089 (1K Quantities) 3.2-3.7, 8/16, 20MB, 40L, 2400D4 128G, 140W, 2011v3 1550 SGD
Core i7-5960X (Haswell-E) $1016 (Newegg) 3.0-3.5, 8/16. 20MB, 40L, 2133D4 64G, 140W, 2011v3
Core i7-6850K (Broadwell-E) $617 (1K Quantities) 3.6-3.8, 6/12, 15MB, 40L, 2400D4 128G, 140W, 2011v3
Core i7-5930K (Haswell-E) $580 (Newegg) 3.5-3.7, 15MB, 40L, 2133D4, 64G, 140W, 2011v3
Core i7-6800K (Broadwell-E) $434 (1K Quantities) 3.4-3.6, 6/12, 15MB, 28L, 2400D4 128G, 140W, 2011v3
Core i7-5820K (Haswell-E) $390 (Newegg) 3.3-3.6, 6/12, 15MB, 28L, 2133D4 64G, 140W, 2011v3
Core i7-6700K (Skylake) $350 (Newegg) 4-4.2, 4/8, 8M, 16L, 2133D4 64G, 91W, LGA1151
Core i7-4790K (Haswell) $340 (Newegg) 4-4.4, 4/8, 8M, 16L, 1600D3 32G, 88W, LGA1150 450 SGD

2015.06

current below are all for LGA1150 socket chipset; but professional CPU require motherboard configuration supports.

G3240 3.1GHz, 3MB $54-74
G3258 Haswell, 22nm, 3.2GHz, 2core-2, 3MB, HD, 53W $70-88
i3-4130 Haswell, 3M Cache, 3.40 GHz, 54 W, HD 4400, Q3'13 spec
i3-4160 haswell, 22nm, 2core-4, 3MB, HD4400, DDR3-1333/1600, 2ch, 32GB, 54W $125
i5-4430 22nm, quad core, 3.2GHz
i5-4440 22nm, 3.1-3.3GHz, 6MB
i5-4460 haswell, 22nm, 3.2-3.4GHz, 4core-4, 6MB, HD4600, DDR3-1333/1600, 2ch, 32GB, 84W $190
i5 4590 3.3-3.7 GHz, 6M $190
i5 4690 (i5-4670K) 3.5-3.9 GHz, 4core-4, 6M, HD4600, DDR3-1333/1600, 2ch, 32GB, 84W $240, as+39
i5-4690K haswell 22nm, 3.5-3.9GHz-4/3, 6MB $232
i7-4790K 22nm, 3.6-4GHz, 8MB, 4core-8, DDR3-1333/1600, 2ch, 32GB, HD4600, 84W $320, 2014
i7-3930K 22nm, 3.2GHz, 12MB, 6core, LGA2011 $531, 2011
i7-4930K 22nm, 3.4GHz, 12MB, 6core, 130W, 5GT, LGA2011 $560, 2013
i7-4960X 22nm, 3.6GHz, 15MB, 6core, 130W, 5GT, LGA2011 $989, 2013
i7-5960X 22nm, 3-4GHz, 20MB, 8core, 140W $989, 2014
E3-1230 v3 22nm, 3.3-3.7GHz, 8MB
E3-1240 v3 22nm, 3.4-3.8GHz, 8MB
E3-1270 v3 22nm, 3.5-3.9GHz, 8MB
E3-1280 v3 22nm, 3.6-4GHz, 8MB
FX-6300 32nm, 3.5-4.1GHz, 6-6, 8MB, DDR3-1866, 95W $97

CPU thermal compound (Install Thermal Compound Paste ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2p6Hk4IfqI)

  • arctic silver 5 Thermal Compound
  • IC Diamond Thermal Compound

CPU cooler or heatsink (intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX2VKEesUiE)

Corsair H80I
ID cooling SE-213
Hyper 212 EVO

Cooling YouTube channels:

  • after study of MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, ASRock H97, H87, H81 series, most feathers are about the same, but there are some key spec difference
    • most H87, H81 motherboard makers support 1GB shared graphic memory, with some support up to intel's max 1792MB shared graphic memory
    • however, H97 motherboard makers started to limit shared graphic memory max to 512MB, while ASRock still the only one support max 1792MB shared graphic memory, maybe because only ASRock doesn't make dedicate graphic card, has no intention to limit integrated graphic usage.
  • From an official chipset perspective, the only thing new in Z97,H97 vs Z87,H87 is the addition of PCI-E M.2 (10Gb/s) and SATA Express, just a incremental upgrade.
  • note
    • all DD3-1600Hz
    • M means mATX
    • B85 support 32GB ram, 4 slots

2017-02

motherboard PCIE-config & slot distance other features
X99X Killer x16, x16x16
x16, x16x8, x16x8x4
cpu x4m.2
x99 extreme4,6 x16, x16x16, x16x16x8;
x16, x16x8, x16x8x4
cpu x4m.2
X99 WS x16, x16x16, x8x8x16,x8x8x8x8;
x16, x16x8, x8x8x8
X99-A,Pro USB 3.1 x16 x1. x16@x4. x16@x8 x1 x16
M.2
x16, x16x16, x16x16x8;
x16, x16x8, x16x8x4
cpu x4m.2
X99 Deluxe x16, x16x16, x16x16x8;x8x8x8
x16, x16x8, x8x8x8
cpu x4m.2
X99-E WS x16x16x16x16
GA-X99-UD4 x16 x1 x16@x8 x1 x16 x1 x16@x8 x16, x16x16, x16x16x8, x8x8x16x8
x16, x16x8, x8x8x8, x8x8x8x4
x4m.2, m.2_wifi, 2133ddr4
ud3, ud4, ud5wifi, ud7wifi, gaming5,G1,SOV Force
msi X99S Gaming 9 AC, XPower cpu x4m.2
GA-X99-UD4 lr-6800:1010,1330 tp: 970,1220; tp-5820: 920 cm:1050,1330 ; cm-5820: 990
X99-A USB 3.1 lr-6800: 1060,1370 tp:990,1240; tp-5820:940
X99-E WS c:1310,1590; c-5820:1230
Gigabyte Z97X Gaming G1 4-GPU sli, cf
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H 2-sli, 3-cf
MSI Z97 Gaming 5 x16, x8x8, x8x4x4
ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme 4-sli, 4-cf
ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly 4-sli, 4-cf
MSI Z170A Gaming M9 Ack x16x4, x8x8x4
ASRock Z170 OC Formula 2-sli, 3-cf
ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 3-sli, 3-cf
ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ 2-sli, 3-cf
ASRock Z270 Taichi 3-cf
ASUS Z170-WS 2-sli, 4-cf
SuperMicro C7 Z270-PG 4-GPU sli, cf
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 4-GPU sli, cf
Gigabyte Z170X-SOC Force 4-GPU sli, cf
Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 4-GPU sli, cf
MSI Z1,270A XPower Gaming Titanium 2-GPU sli, 4-GPU cf
  • 16 pcie lane medium CPU with 4-GPU setup graphic card motherboard will cost as much as x99 base 4 GPU setup

2016-03

brand chip price ram SATA USB PCI display (max-share) link
Asrock H97M Pro4 147 4x 32GB 6xS3 4xU3 FHD VDH-512v link
Asrock Z97M Pro4 211 4x 32GB 6xS3 4xU3 FHD VDH-512v link
Asrock Z97 Anniv 175 4x 32GB 6xS3 4xU3 FHD H-512v link
Asrock Z97 killer 244 4x 32GB 6xS3 M.2 4xU3 VD-4k-H-512v link
Asus Z97-K 195 4x 32GB 6xS3 M.2 4xU3 VD-4k-H-512v
MSI Z97 PC Mate 159 4x 32GB 6xS3 4xU3 VD-4k-H-512v link

2015-02

brand chip price ram SATA USB PCI display (max-share) link
Asus H81I-Plus 117 2x 16G 2xS3 2xS2 4xU3 PCIe2 x16 VD 4k-H link
Asus H81M-A 84 2x 16G 2xS3 2xS2 4xU3 PCIe2 x16 VD 4k-H link
ASROCK H81M-HDS 80 2x 16G 2xS3 2xS2 4xU3 PCIe2 x16 VDH link
Biostar H81MG 63 2x 16G 2xS3 2xS2 2xU3 PCIe2 x16 VD link
brand chip price ram SATA USB PCI display (max-share) link
Asus H87M-E 129 4x 32G 6xS3 6xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD 4k-H-1024
Asus H87M-Plus 146 + xfire
Asus H87M-Pro 180 + 4k-DP
Asrock H87M PRO4 134 4x 32G 6xS3 6xU3 PCIe3 x16 VDH
Asrock H87 Performance 158 + 4k-H
brand chip price ram SATA USB PCI display (max-share) link
Asrock H97 Pro4 164 4x 32G 6xS3 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 VDH-1792
Asrock H97M Pro4 147 4x 32G 6xS3 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 VDH-1792
Asrock H97M-ITX/AC 174 2x 16G 5xS3 +wifi
Asrock H97M ann 142 n/a for Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU only, 3.2 to 4.2
Asrock Z97 ann 153 n/a as above
Asus H97M-E 158 n/a + m.2 -2S VDH-512
Asus H97M-Plus 194 n/a + m.2 VDH-512
Asus H97-Plus 185 n/a + m.2 VDH-512
Asus H97i-Plus 185 2x 16G 4xS3 VDH-512
GB H97-D3H 173 4x 32G 5xS3, SEx, M.2 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD 4k-H-512
GB H97M-D3H 158 n/a mATX
GB H97N-wifi itx 184 2x 16G 4xS3 PCIe3 x16 4k-DH +wifi
MSI H97 PC MATE 139 4x 32G 6xS3 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD 4k-H-512

2016.06

Name 16GB kit Bz
GSkill RipJawX 1600 CL9 195, 165(fw, inf), 188 (trac)
Kingston HyperX PC1600 Fury 168, 177 (trac)
Kingston HyperX PC1866 Fury 189, 183 (trac)
GSkill D4 2400 187, 215(fw), 208(inf)

2015.02

Vulcan 8GB DDR3 1600MHz $46
G.Skill RipJaws X 8GB 1866MHz $80
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz, HyperX module $55
Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB $70
ADATA XPG 2x4GB 1600MHz $110
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600MHz, tall heat spreaders $75
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 4ch, 2666MHz, 1.2v
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2x8GB DDR3-1866 $130
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB 1600MHz $139
Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 1866MHz, boost to AMD APUs
K420 Kepler-28nm, 1GB DDR3, DVI-DL, DP, $89
V3900 1GB DDR3, DVI, DP, $99
K620 Kepler, 2GB DDR5, DVI, DP, $139
GTX750 Ti 2GB DDR5, VGA, DVI, HDMI, $149
W2100 2GB DDR3, 128bit, 2xDP-DVI, $149
V4900 1GB DDR5, DVI, 2xDP, $165
W4100 2GB DDR5, 128bit, 4xmDP-DVI, $179
NVS510 2GB DDR3, 4xmDP-DP, $339
K2200 Kepler, 4GB DDR5, DVI, 2xDP, x16, $389
GTX650 2GB DDR5, VGA, DVI, HDMI, $129
GTX660 28nm, PCIe 3.0 x16, 1881 FLOP, 2GB DDR5, 192bit, 140W, 2012 $273 EVGA
GTX730 28nm, 64bit, 65W, GTX640, (350W) $70
GTX750ti 28nm, 128bit, 2GB DDR5, 60W, (300W) $141
GTX760 28nm, PCIe 3.0 x16, 2257 FLOP, 2GB DDR5, 192bit, 170W, 2013 $220
GTX970 (780) 28nm, PCIe 3.0 x16, 3494 FLOP, 4GB DDR5, 256bit, 145W, 2014 (500W) $500
GTX980 28nm, PCIe 3.0 x16, 4612 FLOP, 4GB DDR5, 256bit, 165W, 2014 (500W) $550
K410 28nm, PCIe 3.0 x16, 512MB DDR3, 38W +80

SATA port, SATA storage, and PCIe storage

  • Sata Express (16Gb/s=1.97GB/s)
  • Sata III (6Gb/s=600MB/s)
    • while those 550MB/s write read SSD are sata III device, so they won't have better speed when using on sata express.
    • while mSata is same as Sata III but for those 2.5inch SSD without bigger case, and later idea carry over into M.2 port with even smaller size, like 2260 = 22cm W x 60cm H, 2280 = 22 cm W x 80cm H, 2242 etc.
    • M.2 port may differ in the transfer speed,
      • M.2 SATA SSD is same as Sata III SSD speed (6Gb/s=600MB/s),
      • M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD is at 0.5GBps x 4 = 2GBps
      • M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD is at 1GBps x 4 = 4GBps (w. tech called NVMe=Non-Volatile Memory Express)
    • while, rarely there are sata express device, as more faster device got for M.2 PCIe port (NGFF=next generation form factor), as M.2 is smaller
  • ref:

PCI Express (PCIe) connection interface related

  • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) connection protocol (old)
    • work like a bus
    • connect devices like sound card, video card, network card
    • 32 bits data = 32 wires (64 wires for PCIx) at max speed of 33MHz = 133MBps data (PCIx=512~1024MBps)
    • max 5 device at a time
    • Interference and signal degradation are common in parallel connections.
  • Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) connection protocol (new)
    • work like a network, with a switch that controls several point-to-point serial connections
    • faster than PCI, and more bandwidth serial connection, also replacing AGP slot
    • Smaller PCIe cards will fit into larger PCIe slots. ignores the extra connections
    • a x4 card can plug into a x16 slot. A x16 card, however, would be too big for a x4 slot.
    • Compare to “different CPU different CPU slot”, GPU all can use same PCIe slot, easy upgrade
    • CPU determine the Max PCIe Lanes, Motherboard determine the configuration of lanes spread
      • when CPU has max 16 PCIe lanes, like some 1150 socket. = with 2 x16 GPUs sharing 16 lanes, resulting each GPU only take x8 link
      • The primary x16 GPU is connected directly to the CPU without routed through the chipset.
        • chipset’s lanes are used for the following:
          • Secondary x16 slot (x4)
          • Two x1 slots (x2)
          • M.2 slot (x4)
          • Gigabit LAN (x1)
          • PCI bridge (x1)
      • example, Z170 chipset support 20 PCIe-3.0 lanes (=x16 = x16+x8+x8 = x8+x4+x4)
      • H170 chipset support 16 PCIe-3.0 lanes (=x16)
  • PLX Switches have capacity constraints: 16 PCI-E lanes are nearly always driving 2-4 PCI-Express x16 devices. But PLX switching also has one critical advantage: it fools each device into believing it has a full x16 link present, and it will deliver all 16 lanes of bandwidth to a device if available upstream. 2-4 GPUs attached to a single PLX switch @ PCI-E x16 links will nearly always outperform 2-4 GPUs operating at PCI-E x8 speeds without one.
  • PCIe link or connection
  • PCIe lane
    • 1 lane = 1 bit per cycle = x1 link = 1 send wire + 1 receive wire = 200MBps per direction
      • (enough for a 1Gbps network connection + audio + storage )
      • (PCIe 3.0 x1 = 985MBps = 1GBps)
      • (PCIe 2.0 x1 = 500MBps = 0.5GBps)
      • (PCIe 1.0 x1 = 250MBps = 0.25GBps)
    • 2 lanes = 2 bit per cycle = x2 link
    • 4 lanes = 4 bit per cycle = x4 link
    • 12 lanes = 12 bit per cycle = x12 link
    • 16 lanes = 16 bit per cycle = x16 link = 6.4GBps per direction
      • (enough for powerful graphic card)
      • (PCIe 3.0 x16 = 15.75GBps)
      • (PCIe 2.0 x16 = 8GBps)
      • (PCIe 1.0 x16 = 4GBps)
    • 32 lanes = 32 bit per cycle = x32 link
  • two x16 PCIe slots means support of two graphic card at the same time
    • Scalable Link interface (SLI): two SLI supported graphic cards + one SLI connector = each card work half screen at sync
    • CrossFire: two ATI raden graphic cards with one's compositing engine chip = each work half screen = each work tiles of screens = each work alternate frames

USB ports related

  • USB Type-C isn’t the same thing as USB 3.1. a USB type-c connector shape Port may be a usb3.1, usb2.0 or thunderbolt 3.0 interface, check its actual transfer spec for details

2016.09

name speed MBps 240G 480G Show
Sandisk SSD plus R520, W180 105 >99 65 (120g)
Sandisk SSD Ultra II R550, W500 135 > 115 205>199
SS 750 Evo R540, W520 109 59(120g)
SS 850 Evo R540, W520 138 > 125 245>239
intel 540s 129 229
Kingston V300 R550, W350 55(120g) w.Bottle
KingstonnowV300 R450, W450 109 199 68(120g) w.Bottle
Kingston V400 R500, W500 95 62 (120g) w.Bottle
Kingston fury R500, W500 119 215 72 (120g) w.Bottle
Kingston hyperx R560, W530 128 225 88 (120g) w.Bottle
show
WD 3T Blue 139 > 143
WD 4T Blue 214 = 214
WD Pass Ultra 2T 149>139 w. ear
WD Pass Ultra 3T 199>189 w. ear
WD Pass Ultra 4T 219 w. Bear
WD My Book 4T 209>189
usb2 usb3 16G
sd 8gbx2 8.4 7.3
sd 8gbm 5
ultra80-16g 8.5
extre90-16g 14
evo-u1-16m48 5.9 sd6
evo-u1+16m80 7.9 sd7.5

2016.03

show
WD 3T Green 144, 143(inf), 142(trac)
WD 3T Blue 139 147
WD 4T Blue 214
WD Pass Ultra 2T 159, 149(fw) 149 w. PS ear
WD Pass Ultra 3T 289, 209(fw) 199 w. PS ear and PB
WD My Book 4T 209
name speed MBps 240G 480G Show
Sandisk SSD plus R520, W180 105
Sandisk SSD Ultra II R550, W500 135 205 112; 209; (w. draw)
SS 850 Evo R540, W520 138, 135(trac) 245 125 (w. 16G); 249 (w. 750G)
Transcend 370S R560, W320-460 120 230 16SD-20HDD
Thosiba Q300 R530, W520 99 209 85, 188, 360 (960G) (w. ear 68)
Thosiba Q300 Pro R554, W520 129, 269
Kingston V300 100 199

2015.12

WD 3T Green 147
WD 4T Green 214
WD 3T Blue 139
WD Pass Ultra 2T 149 free BT shutter, HJE125-30 ear
WD Pass Ultra 3T 199 free PS 5700mAhPB-50, HJE125-30 ear
name speed mbps 240G 480G
Sandisk SSD plus R520, W180 119
Sandisk SSD Ultra II R550, W500 129 245
Sandisk SSD Extr Pro R550, W515 189 329
SS 850 Evo R540, W520 149 289 free 69 mouse, steel rival 100
OCZ Trio100 R550, W520 128 250
Transcend R560, W320-460 132 24916SD-20HDD

2015.02

Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
Kingston V300 120GB $60

2012.02

Sandisk Extreme SDD 120GB R550, W520 160
TP-LINK, TL-WN822N 802.1b/g/n N300 USB Adapter $25
Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n 50/300Mbps PCI-E adapter $29
ASUS USB-N13 802.11b/g/n N300 USB 2.0 Adapter for Linux/Windows $39
ASUS USB-N53 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps $36
Intel PRO1000 PCIe 1Gbit EXPI9301CT $49
D-Link N300 DWA-548 PCI-E Adapter $49

info:

  • just keep in mind that the single 4pin connector can only push a certain amount of watts. More than two fans might have diminishing returns when it comes to allowing all the fans to spin at their maximum rpm.
  • A better solution would be to power the fans by a sata/molex connector and have them controlled by a single pwm source like the cpu fan header.
  • For the radiator / Heatsinks you need a fan with high static preassure. For the case you need high airflow.
    • Radiator : Sicleflow
    • Casefan : Xtraflow
Rosewill Dual Fans FBM-01 mATX, 2-draw $25
NZXT GAMMA Classic Series mATX, 4-draw, 120mm FF, 7 fans $35
NZXT Source 210 mATX, ATX, 3-draw, 7 fans $40
SilverStone Tek SG05BB-LITE mini-ITX, small size $40
Thermaltake Commander ATX, mATX, 4 fans, glass panel $40
N200 XtraFlo 120mm FF RF, 4 fans, 1xE, 3xI, 4xS, 7 fans, CH 160mm $53
N300 SickleFlow 120mm FF RF, 8 fans, 2xE, 8xI, 1xS, 7 fans, window, CH 164mm $61
N400 WLED XtraFlo (dis) FF RF, 7 fans, 2xE, 8xI, 3xS, window, CH 164mm $73
N400 WLED XtraFlo (dis) FF RF, 7 fans, 2xE, 4xI, 4xS, window, CH 164mm $81
Cooler Master K282 ATX. 120 FF RF, 1 side, CH 162mm, 3xE, 7xI, 7xC $55
Cooler Master K380 ATX, mATX, 120mm SFF red, 4 fans, tool-less, CH 155mm $55
Cooler Master Elite 431 plus ATX, mATX, 120mm FF, 6 fans, glass panel, tool-less, CH 19mm $65
Sharkoon MA-M1000 M-ATX mATX, 2xE, 3xI, 4xC, 1ssd mount, 140 FF, 120 RF, big front hole, cooler height 15.5 cm $55
Sharkoon T28 ATX ATX, 2xE, 6xI, 2xS, 7xC, 2x 120 FF, 120 RF, led, CH 16cm $79
Xigmatek SPIRIT-M M-ATX mATX, 1xE, 2xI, 4xC, 120 RF silent Orange Xigmatek 1200RPM, 7 fans, 140mm cooler height $59
NZXT Tempest 210 ATX, mATX, 120 RF, 140 FF, filter, 6 fan, tool-less $45
Antec One ATX, mATX, 2USB3, 120 FF RF, 5 fan, tool-less $50
Elite 110 link
Cooler Master Elite 130 Advanced mini-ITX, ff rf, accept cooling and largest video card $50
Rosewill Challenger ATX, mATX, 2USB3, 120 ff, 120 rf, 140 tf, 5 fans, tooless, led $50
NZXT M59 Classic Series ATX, mATX, 120 sf led, 120 rf, 5 fans, glass-panel, tool-less $50
1x8cm Quiet Fan, 300W UL Power, (DxWxH):15“x3.8”x11.2“
1x8cm+1x12cm Quiet Fans 450W UL Power, (DxWxH):13.78”x6.89“x13.86”
CoolerMaster XtraFlo 120 Slim PWM Fan $15
CoolerMaster 80 x 15mm Slim Fan $7
Corsair Air SP120 WLED High Static $15-23
AF120 LED Quiet High Airflow $14.5-23
AF120 Performance High Airflow $19-28
SP120 High Performance High Static Pressure $19-28
SP120 PWM HH $21-28
AF140 Quiet High Airflow $23-32
SP140 LED High Static Pressure $20-28
AF140 LED Quiet High Airflow $19-32
Deepcool 九州风神
大霜塔 NEPTWIN V2 6热管多平台散热器 12CM双静音风扇 159mm 40
霜塔 FROSTWIN V2.0 四热管纯铜温控静音多平台 12CM 151mm 30 Good
冰凌400 4热管 黑玉至尊版全平台设计 9公分减震风扇 PWM 127mm 28
玄冰 GAMMAXX 300-400, 3-4热管, 120mm pwm 29-39
Lucifer 6pp 59
ASSASSIN 8pp 双风扇 双塔 99
猫头鹰
NH-C14 双14cm风扇 三明治 110
NH-D14 双风扇 双塔1155 110
NH-D14 SE2011 LGA2011 110
NH-U9B SE2 LGA1155 80
Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $32
Fractal Design Silent Series R2 fans
XFX core pro 550 550W, moderate overclocks $62
Seasonic G 550 550W
OCZ ZT 550 550W
EVGA 500W, 80+ Bronze $35
Corsair CX500 500W, 80+ Bronze
Rosewill Capstone-450 450W $60
Antec VP-450 450W, 120mm fan, Dual +12V rails, Extremely quiet, Non-Modular, GTX660 $40
ITX build CASE
NFC Systems S4 Mini 33x22x6cm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlOK5GzvhJc
ncases m1 33x24x16cm
Fractal Design NODE 202 with 450w 38x33x9cm, sfx, 5.6cH 125-200(450w) video
SilverStone Milo ML08 37x38x9cm, 8.3cH, wHandle video
SilverStone Raven RVZ02 40x40x10cm, sfxL, noHandle, 135-210(450w) video
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX 40x38x23cm, 115
corsair Graphite 380T 40x36x30cm, 190
Lian Li PC-Q19B 50x28x16cm,
Lian-Li Mini ITX Cases 50x38x24cm
Noctua NH-L9i. 23mm heatsink
monitor case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMxMiYyE8_4
Pico PSU up to 200w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnHlqWUHLAI
HDPlex 300W PSU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R57tPQoEFKU

2017.06

SE2717H IPS, FHD, h1.4 no-audio 219
LG 27MP58 IPS, FHD, 5m, h1.4-audio 299
LG 29UM68 IPS, 2.5kx1k, 5ms, fsync, 2h-d, speak 99s 409-it
U2917W IPS, 2.5kx1k 60hz, 5ms, h,dp,mdp, adjust,16M 99s, 99rec 559
SS S27D850 IPS, 2.5k, 5ms (D=1ms), d-dp-h, adjust, 1B 698-it
U2717D IPS, 2.5k 60hz, 6ms, h,dp,mdp, adjust, 16M 719
Dell S2817Q TN, 4k 60hz, 2ms, h2-dp1.2-mdp, speaker, fixed ithub.11wallst-669(719), 690-t258jgn
SS U28E590 TN 4k, h2-dp1.2, fsyn, fixed 648-it
Dell P2715Q IPS, 4k, h1.4-dp-mdp, adjust 99s, 77A r 835-t258 (ud=655 destige)
LG 27UD68-P IPS 4k, fsyn, fixed 99s, 81A
LG 27UD88-W IPS 4k, fsync, fixed 99s, usbc 905
Dell U2718Q IPS 4k, adjust 99s, 80% DCI-P3 819sgd
AS PB279Q IPS 4k 60hzDP, 5ms, h-d-m, speaker 1200-it
Dell UP2716D IPS 1440p, 6ms, 100% argb, 98% dci-p3, h2-d-m-kvm, adjust 999sgd
LG 43UD79 IPS, 4k 60hz, 5ms, h2.0-dp 1200
Dell P4317Q IPS, 4k 60hzDP, 8ms, h1.4-dp1.2-mdp, 1B, speak, fixed r 1530-t258jgn
LG 31MU97 IPS, 4k 60hz, adjust 97%dci ref 1520
Dell UP3216Q IPS, 4k 60hz, 6ms, adjust, 1B 99.5A, 100s, 100rec, 78dci 2100
AS PA328Q IPS, 4k 60hzDP, 6ms, h3-dp1.2-mdp, speak 1970-t258, 2049-it
AS PA329Q 99.5A
AS PB328Q VA
AS ProArt PA329Q IPS 4k 60hz, 5ms, 3h2.0-d-md 100A, dci, 10b
SS UD970 31.5 LED, 4k 60hz, 8ms, h-2d-d, adjust
LG 32UD99 IPS, 4k hdr10, 5ms, fsyn
LG 31MU92Z-B 4kx2k 99.5A
Eizo coloredge CG318-4k IPS, 4kx2k 60hz, h-d-mdp-v 99A, 100s, 98dci 10b r 4kx2

2016.08

name lcd price
dell p2715q 27, 4k, ips, matte, 1.07b, DpmDHaudio, mDp cable, 5y 825 SGD
LG 27UD68 27, 4k, ips, matte, 99%, 2HDpaudio, HDp cables 760 sgd blue light
asus PB278QR 27, 1440p, ips, light matte, 100%, speaker, HDpDVaudio, 3y 720 sgd blue light, 60Hz LG AH-IPS, WLED
dell u2717d 27, 1440p, ips, matte, 99%, DmDHaudio, mDp cale 5y 735sgd PLS W-LED, 99% sRGB, ~72% NTSC, true 8-bit
BenQ GW2765HT 27, 1440p, ips, light matte, 100%, speaker, HDpDVaudio, HDV cables, 3y 555 sgd 8-bit+ FRC, 100% sRGB, 80% NTSC, 79.1% Adobe RGB
BenQ BL2710PT 27, 1440p, ips, 100%, HDpDVaudio, HDpDVaudio cable, 3y 650sgd 8-bit+FRC, AHVA W-LED 100% sRGB, ~72% NTSC

2016.03

name lcd bright color response contrast Ports
Php BDM3275UP 32“ 4k 60Hz IPS 10 bit 350cd/m2 4ms H2-D-V-DP, 4xU3, speaker 50M:1 $1699
Php BDM4065UC 40” 4k 60Hz IPS 10 bit 300cd/m2 3ms H2-V-m+DP, 4xU3, speaker 50M:1 $1199
Php 288P6LJEB 28“ 4k 60Hz IPS 10 bit 1ms H2-D-V-DP, 2xU3, speaker 50M:1 $899
As PA328Q 32” 4k 60Hz IPS LED 350 cd/m2 6ms 2xH, m+DP1.2100M:1, speaker $2149
As PB287Q 28“ 4k 60Hz IPS LED 330 cd/m2 1ms 2xH, DP1.2100M:1, speaker $999
SS U28D590DS 28” 4k 60Hz InnoLux TN LCD 370cd/m2 1B 1ms 1,000:1 2xH1.4, DP1.2, Ear $798
P2415Q 23.8“ 4k 60Hz LG IPS 10-8bit 300cd/m2 1B 6ms 1,000:1 H1.4, DP1.2, mDP1.2 DP1.2o, ear, 3xU3

2015.02

S22C450BW 22” 1920×1080 LED , DVI, VGA $228 Biz
S2240L 22-23-24“ 1920×1080 IPS LED Glossy, HDMI, VGA, tilt-only $208-219-249 Home creator
S2315H 23” 1920×1080 IPS LED Glossy, HDMI, VGA, speaker, tilt-only $310 Home
P2314H 23“ 1920×1080 LED , DP, DVI, VGA, USB2 $270 Biz
UZ2315H 23” 1920×1080 IPS LED w/ Webcam & Speakers, DP, 2x HDMI, VGA, USB3 $280 all-in
U2414H 24“ 1920×1080 IPS LED, 4x USB3, 2x DP, 2x HDMI $335-360 entry pro
U2415 24” 1920×1200 IPS LED $405 pro
U2413 24“ 1920×1200 IPS LED w/ PremierColor $685 pro
U2515H 25” 2560×1440 IPS LED $555 pro
U2913WM 29“ 2560×1080 IPS LED $635 pro
adapter
Asus XG-C100C PCIe 3.0x4 160 sgd
Intel x550-t1/t2 PCIe 3.0x4 250-500sgd
Intel x540-t1/t2 PCIe 2.0x8 100-120sgd used
switch
netgear xs708ev2 8 x 10GbE 920 sgd
asus XG-U2008 2x10GbE + 8x1Gb 360 sgd

Reference Reading

  • CPU architecture roadmap and advancement
    • 130 nm – 2001
    • 90 nm – 2004
    • 65 nm – 2006
    • 45 nm – 2008
    • 32 nm – 2010
    • 22 nm – 2012
    • 14 nm – 2014
  • Intel CPU roadmap example: ref
    • 32nm - Sandy Bridge 2011
    • 22nm — Ivy Bridge (die shrink) 2012
    • 22nm - Haswell 2013
    • 14nm — Broadwell (die shrink) 2014
  • Intel CPU product notes:
    • Intel i7 vs Intel Xeon series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ59vHSFfZA
    • Xeon is almost like its i7 equivalent, but without built-in Intel GPU, and gets more line-ups into multi-core and multi-processor with error check and more precision.

ref: intel chipset list

Intro of Chipset:

  • a set of electronic components in an integrated circuit;
  • manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals;
  • part of the motherboard;
  • each work with a specific family of microprocessors;
  • controls communications between the processor and external devices;
  • crucial role in determining system performance.

Notes of Chipset:

  • connection between processor and the rest of the machine
  • its northbridge for communications with high-speed devices
  • its southbridge for rest device
  • newer CPUs integrate further into PCIe controller and integrated graphics
  • since 2008, remaining northbridge and southbridge functions into a single chip. like Intel's “Platform Controller Hub” (PCH), as an enhanced southbridge for the remaining peripherals

CPU socket type on chipsets:

  • LGA 1155 (H2), for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs
    • PCH companion type:
      • 7-series chipsets: Z77, Z75, and H77
  • LGA 1150 (H3), for Haswell CPUs
    • 2 channels of DDR3 memory and a maximum of 16 full-speed (8 GT/s) PCI Express 3.0 lanes, splitting among up to three add-in devices
    • 8 PCIe 2.0 shares 2GB/s link with 6 SATA 6Gb/s, 6 usb 3.0, GbE net
    • Most motherboards with the LGA 1150 socket support varying video outputs (VGA, DVI or HDMI)
    • PCH companion type: (8,9-series for Haswell CPUs)
      • Z97 Express (replace Z87, feature PCIe 3.0 pathway split): for Haswell, 8 PCIe 2.0 lane, 6 USB3, 6 SATA6Gb/s
      • H97 Express (replace H87): for Haswell
      • Q87 Express (replace Q85 with 2 less SATA; which replace B85 with less usb; which replace H81 with 2 less SATA, 2 less USB3, 2 less PCIe 2.0): H87 with VT-d, TXT, vPro
      • note: Z(P) = Performance Class, overclockers; H = Mainstream, non-K SKU CPU, no multi-GPU
      • note: (Z87, H87, and H81) are intended for the average or enthusiast home user
      • note: (Q87, Q85 and B85) lack many of the performance features but include features useful for IT departments
  • LGA 2011, for Ivy Bridge-E 4800,4900 and Sandy Bridge-E 3800,3900 CPUs
    • 40 PCI-e 3.0, update to 6 cores
    • PCH type:
      • X79 Express: 2 SATA 6Gb/s, 4 SATA 3Gb/s, no USB3
  • LGA 2011-v3, for Haswell-E 5900, 5800 CPUs
    • 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes (28 for 5800 CPU), update to 8 cores
    • 4 channel DDR4
    • 8 lane PCIe 2.0
    • PCH companion type:
      • X99 Express (replace X79): DDR4 memory, 10 SATA 6Gb/s, 6more USB3, 8 PCIe 2.0,

More MotherBoard connection

  • 24-pin extended ATX (EPS) power connector
  • 8-pin CPU power (EPS12V/ATX12V) connector
  • PCI Express x16 graphics card slot

MotherBoard Format and Visual Size

  • ATX standards include microATX and FlexATX
  • smaller motherboard fits larger case
  • profession targeted cards case study:
    • for Nvidia, high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for its Quadro product
  • important Note:
    • difference 3D software responses differently to different graphics card
      • 3DS Max doesn't improve much with Quadro card, comparing to GeForce card.
      • since 3DS Max 2012, Max nirtous speedup has improve a lot with GeForce series gaming cards
      • 3DS Max performance affected more by amount of objects instead of amount of faces
    • 3D modeling requires more single Core performance rather than number of core
    • multiple CPUs only good for rendering and simulation
      • while low poly modeling doesn't require much GPU, anything will do
    • Maya 3D shading display needs more aliasing power when using high poly, so professional card can provide a lot of help
  • Interior Design general: 40M faces

| K600=K420 = 12M faces = GTX 660 | =FirePro V4900 128bit 1G | $200 |

R9 270X 4G = GTX 750TI =40M faces
R9 280X ($300) = 200M faces
FirePro V5900 $380
Brand professional GPU card gaming GPU card
Nvidia brand quadro series GeForce series
x000 series 40nm
Kxxxx series 28nm GTX 6xx (2012) 28nm
GTX 7xx (2014) 28nm
  • Nvidia notes:
    • The Nvidia Quadro NVS GPU series
      • For manufacturers of small, medium, and enterprise-level business workstations.
      • Multi-display graphics for businesses such as financial traders.
    • Quadro card length and power usage
      • 6.3” card: entry card (41W)
      • 7.97“ card: medium card (51W)
      • 9-10” card: premium card (80-150W)
    • GeForce card prefix and power usage
      • entry level: G, GT x00-x40, sub $100, (50W-100W)
      • medium level: GTS, GTX x50-x60, $100-$300, (100W-150W)
      • high level: GTX x70-x90, $300-, (200W-300W)
  • Guide for install Dual Channel memory kit (ref)
    • the colored pair is a dual channel set and you should install RAM as a pair to take advantage of dual channel speed
    • You should install 2 of the same sticks as a matching pair on the same color slots
    • then another 2 that are the same in the remaining two slots.
    • Ideally you want to have all memory be identical in a system
    • RAM kits are just bundles of individual sticks and sold off as one package. (except they have been tested together)
      • dual channel ram kits = 2 sticks in a pack
      • 4 channel ram kits = 4 sticks in a pack
range application
1000W+ Extreme overclock of 4-way graphics card and CPU
800-1000W 2-way setup of two high-end video cards
600-800W high-end for single video card setups and the low-end for 2-way SLI/CrossFire setups
400-600W 450W is more than enough for a budget system, 550W for a powerful video card

Monitor Size, Resolution, DPI or PPI relation

(DPI: dot per inch, as for printing, PPI: pixel per inch for screen)

  • 24 FHD(1080p), 27 WQHD(1440p), 32 4K at each native DPI vs unified DPI

Size, Resolution, PPI table

5.5in 400ppi, 0.06mm 534ppi,0.05mm 800ppi, 0.03mm
7in 314ppi, 0.08mm 419ppi, 0.06mm 629ppi, 0.04mm
10in 220ppi, 0.11mm 293ppi, 0.08mm 440ppi, 0.05mm
size\res=ppi,dot FHD (2MP) 2.5K (3.7MP) 4K (8MP) 8K (31MP) physical size for 16:9
13in 170ppi, 0.15mm 226ppi, 0.11mm 340ppi, 0.07mm
15in 146ppi, 0.17mm 195ppi, 0.13mm 293ppi,0.08mm
17in 130ppi, 0.2mm 172ppi, 0.14mm 260ppi,0.1mm
size\res=ppi,dot FHD (2MP) 2.5K (3.7MP) 4K (8MP) 8K (31MP) physical size for 16:9
24in 90ppi,0.27mm 122ppi, 0.2mm 180ppi, 0.14mm 367ppi, 0.07mm
27in 81ppi,0.31mm 108ppi, 0.23mm 160ppi, 0.16mm 326ppi, 0.08mm
32in 70ppi, 0.37mm 92ppi, 0.27mm 140ppi, 0.18mm 275ppi, 0.09mm
43in 51ppi, 0.5mm 70ppi, 0.37mm 100ppi, 0.25mm 205ppi, 0.12mm
55in 40ppi, 0.63 53ppi, 0.47mm 80ppi, 0.32mm 160ppi, 0.16mm
65in 33ppi, 0.75mm 45ppi, 0.56mm 67ppi, 0.38mm 135ppi, 0.19mm
80in 27ppi, 0.9mm 36ppi, 0.7mm 55ppi, 0.46mm 110ppi, 0.23mm 1.7 x 1m
100in 22ppi, 1.1mm 30ppi, 0.86mm 44ppi, 0.57mm 88ppi, 0.29mm 1.7 x 1m
, 1mm 7.6 x 4m

Monitor PPI quick chart

Dell U2414H 92 ppi 1920×1080 200sgd 290-u2417h
Dell U2717D 114 ppi 2560×1440 600 sgd buy
Dell U2718Q 163 ppi 3840×2160 820 sgd
Dell U2917W 96 ppi 2560×1080 480 sgd
Dell U3419W curved 109 ppi 3440×1440 1400 sgd buy
Dell U3219Q 140 ppi 3840×2160 1179 sgd buy
P3418HW curved 81ppi 2560 x 1080 869 sgd
Dell U3818DW curved 111ppi 3840×1600 1939 sgd
P4317Q 104ppi 3840×2160 1369 sgd
Dell U4919DW curved 108ppi 5120×1440 2200 sgd

My Build

fw bg bb cm cm-2016 bg-2016 fw-2016
i5-4460 790 4690-4790
as h87 pref 402-571
as h97m pro4 395-563 392-560 397-570
asus b85me 385-553 379-547 383-557
as h87m pro4 379-547
as h87me 372-541 h97me 475 -604-658k 480-605-659k
as z97k -629-684k 495-620-673k
as b85me pro4 370-539 375-547
msi B85-G41 pm 368-541
212x 69 57 69 69 69 69
16G 225hg-232v 225h-230gv 229hv-232g 226v-229hg 155g 165g
psu s520 89 85 M99 89 89 89
N300-4 75-89 61-73 70-80 75-89 -89 75+5 89
total 853+168 800+169 842+172 842+174 847
U2414H 358 365 359 ? 339(17H)
k620 2g 428 466 ? 419-428
ga B85M-D3V 114 2x 16G 4xS3 2xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD-1024
asrock B85M-HDS 105 2x 16G 4xS3 2xU3 PCIe3 x16 VDH-1792
asrock B85M pro4 125 4x 32G 4xS3 2xU3 PCIe3 x16 VDH-1792
asus B85M-E 135-149 4x 32G 4xS3 2xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD 4k-H-1024
msi B85-G41 pm 139 4x 32G 4xS3 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD 4k-H-1024
ga B85M-D3H 141 4x 32G 4xS3 2xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD 4k-H-1024
asrock H87M pro4 134 4x 32G 6xS3 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 VDH-1792
asus H87M-E 129 4x 32G 6xS3 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD 4k-H-1024
asus H97M-E 175s6 4x 32G 4xS3,M.2 6xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD 4k-H-1024 1xuF4,2xcF4
msi h97 pc mate 139 4x 32G 6xS3 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD 4k-H-512
asrock h97m pro4 147 4x 32G 6xS3 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 VDH-1792
asrock H87 Perf Fata 158 4x 32G 6xS3 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 VD 4k-Hin-1792
ga Z87X-OC 218 4x 32G 3000Hz 6xS3 4xU3 PCIe3 x16 4k-DHH-1024 4xf-2sli
GPU Quadro K620 210-425 220 0 -275
wifi Asus USB-N14 N300 USB 45 TP WN822N 300Mbps USB w/2 Ant 40 40 0
PSU (219W) CM Thunder 450/500W 46-58-B74G, Elite 460 55, TT Lite 450W 55 50
Corsair VS550 550W 74, CX430M-500 B79-99, TT530W Mod B70, Seasonic S12ii 520W B85 85 +M
monitor UZ2315H 280 U2414H 2014 335

note: samsung DVD (24) note: dell H = 16:9 (1080p), M = 16:10 (1200p), end digit 0-3, 2-4 replacement

MB: Bizg > BB, CPU Bizg < BB

My Build 2017

old version 1

cm.07 bz.07 alt cm bz
6900k 3.2-3.7×8 1550+39 1984-10 6700k (528)+5 ash170mPro4
msi x99a game pro carbon 500-35 x99strix GA-H170M-D3H 681(673)+4 662 >657-1
2x2x16G GS RJV2400 c15 460 460 2×16 V24c15 229+50-5 229+40+6
zotac gtx970 4G 400 439asTb4G 1060-6G> 3G 329
ultra II 480g 205–6 190-2 240gb 118–3 118-8
ssd+ 120g 59 62 x128 88»65 62-2+5
s12-ii 520w 89 85~99
212x 69 57
n400 79 75
3308 3411 3352 1353 1288
3968 4071 4012
u2417hx2 660>570 799b

09

4tb+Bear 219 11:4T+rapoo h6020 bluetooth 219
sd 16g48 6
u2717d 705 < 739 u2417 285 < 299 p2715Q 780 < 849
hdmi1m 5
m1A10 298
1233

version 2 : 2016.11

cm11 bz11 bb11 inf11 Lzr11 TraPc11 2015
6700k L-30 T-50 560
7700k asHm+731 arHm 707 ashM+ 727 arHm 696
combo asHm+709
asZm+737
asHpro-725
gaHmD3H-699
asHmED3-695
asZPD3-683
arHmi-717
asHm+695
asZm+725>719
asHpro-709
arHPro4-667
arZ>718
arHPfm-709
arHmPro4-677
arHmi-699
asZm+721
asZmED3-650
asZPD3-715
asHmED3-677
gaZmD3H-714
gaHD3H-688
gaHmD3H-682
asHm+688
asZm+718
asHpro-706
asHm+696
asZm+727
asHpro-717
asHm+665(>671)
asZm+697(>704)
asHpro-686
arHPro4-654
gaHD3H-665
asHm+648>662
asZm+677>637
asHpro-662
arHmPro4-629>644
arZmPro4-676>690
gaHD3H-645
gaZD3H-686
2×16 rj 2400c15
hyperX40cl15
275>340 305=295>330 349=279 299 303=239 225
zotac 1060 3g amp 299min
319amp
329mini 309mini
329amp
299palit 299min
298palit
287mini~298
310amp~318
ultra ii 480g 199 200 190>199 L:213 TD: 195 199
ssd+ 240g-480g ~99 108=180 103=180 105= 98=185
TD:99=178
212x 69 59 65 65 L: 62 ask
TD: 62
57
n300-n400 n3-75 n3-68~73
n4-75~78
n3-75
n4-89
n3-75 L:68,78 ask
PCT:68,79
TD:67,80
73
s12-ii 520w-620w-M 89-105-99 85-99-102 89-105-105 L:89-105-105 T:91+z3G ask
PCT: 89-99-99
99
total = 1693~1700 872 821 best=1600 1213
to add 99=240G added 16gb
gaHmD3H c699,b682 85 H M 6x6G, 2xExp, M.2s3, DV-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4=exp3
gaHD3H b688,L660,T645 89 H 6x6G, 2xExp, M.2s3 DV-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4×1*3=exp3
gaHD3HP H +usbc
gaZmD3H b714 98 Z M 6x6G, 3xExp, M.2s3 DV-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4=exp3
arHPro4 b667 89 H 6x6G,1xExp, M.2s3 D-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4=exp3
arHmPro4 b677,L649,T629 69 H M 6x6G, M.2s3 DV-HP4k, 1024s, x16=exp3
arHmi b699,c717,T655 97 H i 2x32G 4x6G, msata noX,halfminiPCI, D-H4k, 1024s, x16=exp3
arHPfm b709, T653 F99 H 6x6G,1xExp,M.2s3, usbc D-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4=exp3
asZmED3 b650 90 Z M ddr3 4x6G,M.2s3 DV-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4=exp3
asHmED3 b677 89 H M ddr3 4x6G,M.2s3 DV-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4=exp3
asZPD3 b715,c683 113 Z ddr3 4x6G,M.2s3 D-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4=exp3
asHm+ b691,c709,L660,T648 109 H M 6x6G, 1xExp,M.2s3, usbc DV-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4=exp3
asHpro b709,c725,L681,T662 106 H 6x6G, 1xExp,M.2s3, usbc DV-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4=exp3
asZm+ b721,c737,L692,T677 119 Z M 6x6G, 1xExp,M.2s3, usbc DV-H4k, 1024s, x16x16@4=exp3
4x64G, raid
1060 compare
zotac mini 3gb 287-299 single fan, sunflower sink 1506 - 1708 H3PD 17.4cm
palit dual 3gb 299 2x 85mm fan, fanless mode, 3 copper heatpipes (6mm diameter) 1506 - 1708 >OC 2Ghz H3PD 25.2cm same as PNY/Gainward big
zotac amp 3gb 310 2x 90mm fans, 2 copper heatpipes (8mm diameter), fanless mode 1556 - 1771 > OC 2Ghz H3PD 21.0cm custom fan curve with Afterburner

My Build 2017.02

bg702 cm702 tp lz
+ as xtrem4 / x99aSL+ 1194
6850x-40L-3.6-8 + taichi 1295 1402 other
+ as x99 a ii 1448 1295 xx
m12ii-750w 165 155 155
6600-3.3-9 + asH17mp4 502 460 510(m+)
6500-3.2-6 + asH17mp4 467 432 482(m+)
4690-3.5-9 + ash97 431
g v1600 8+8 190 167
g v2400x2ch 16+16 330 349 298z7
g v2666x4ch 8,8,8,8 259
212x 2011-3,1155-1-0h158 59 69 59 62
zotac 1060 amp 3g 329 319 310
zotac 1070 amp 8g 699 728m589 680m570
s12ii 520w (620) 85(99) 99(125) 85(99)
n400 75 75 78
x99 , mix 2253, 2192 2091
65-66, mix 1345 1259
4690 1127
  • notes:
    • 6850x has 40 pcie lanes, while 6800 and 5820 only 28.
    • while x99 2-ways slr in x16+x16 mode require 32 lanes, while 28 lanes only can do x16+x8
    • and to enable 2 m.2 disk all in x4 mode, it require cpu more than 28 lanes
    • add hyperthread, cost 100 more

ref:

My Build 2017.03

5820k, GA-UD4 212x 32G 1060 amp 3g s12ii 620w n300
tp 920→945 57 297 310 99 68 1751
lr 1008(68k) 315 148eg 68
bg 1050(68k) 57 389 99 68
1700, x37oPro
cm 755 359 319 105 1529
4790k+arH97mP 32G 1070 twin M12ii620w
tp 587,533,458,431 57 334 576→676 67(td) 1721,1667,1592,1565
tp 587 57 334 315 TECWARE EDGE M12ii620w (162) 1455, 1401, 1326, 1299
7700k+arH270mp
tp 681 57 334~380 315 TECWARE EDGE M12ii620w (162) 1549
6600+arH170mp
tp 469h27 57 334~380 315 TECWARE EDGE M12ii620w (162) 1337
cm g379,v379,cp324-340,geil24.340
bg g389,v345,cp330 uII.219,wd.259F
tp gv298,fur239,cp252
bb hx359, wd.239F
inf v389,cp322, geil24.329,349 wd.219F
it k24.320
cs wd.174-185
6600+arH170iac
B150i
Cryorig H7 32G 1060.3G sfxL500wG sff
bg 498,455 55 345
tp 511h2,469mac 55 ? 315 143 n202 1461
cm 145 n202(129), ml08bh,z02b(139)
x370 killer 2×16
B350 gm k4 1 x16 / 1 x4
xhair 1 x16 / 2 x8
X370 PRIME PRO 1 x16 / 2 x8
B350 PRIME PLUS 1 x16 / 1 x8
ga x g5 1 x16 / 2 x8
ga b g3 1 x16 / 1 x8 / 1 x4
msi B350 Tomahawk 1 x16 / 1 x8
DEEPCOOL TESSERACT SW 55 2 fan, 'LI' layout, cool, win, 310vga, 168cpu
CM Force 500 65 1 fan, 'LI' layout, so, no win, 320vga, 163cpu
Tecware Alpha 68 3 fan, 'B' layout, cool, win, 415vga, 160cpu
Xigmatek Frontliner 69 3 fan, 'B' layout, coolest, win, 360vga, 170cpu
xigmatek tauro G650,750 gold 115,135
bz cm tpc
4690+gB85mD3H 422
4790k+gB85mD3H 577
1700+B350p 641 656 629 505=345R + x + 75N3 + 85s52 1146-1134 +310
6600+asB250mpr 458
6600k+asB250mpr 494
6600k+asZ170mpr 516
7600+asB250mpr 466 B250M+: 512 466 562=345R + 57F + 75N3 + 85s52 1020 +310
7600+asH270mpro 508
6700k+asB250mpr 623 630
6700k+asZ170mpr 644
7700k+asB250mpr 641 B250M+: 698 637

My Build 2017.05

cpu combo ram ssd n300+s52 1060m keyboard total
bz 7.646;6.488
7.621;6.463
g365, v370 u245,e269-510 68;s85,g135 m295 12.5 1530
dy 7.r618;6.r459 g385 u232-429,e265-505 70-80,s88 m293, amp305 14 1541
tp 7.636;6.479
7.r612;6.455
365 e260 68,85 amp300 12 1545
cm 7.638;6.479 g369 u229, e259-519 amp319 75;s89G139 15 1575
  • ryzen 1600
  • asrock AB350M pro4
  • g.skill 2400 32G (16×2)
  • ultraII 480g or 1T, e850 500g
  • n300
  • seasonic s12ii 520w
  • 1060 amp 3G
  • k120 keyboard

My build 2017.07-09

  • 07
tp 7k.b250m: 610+57
r6.b350m: 427
g380bz amp360,as326-337 68,85
  • 09
bz H270mpro4 (i4): 642, 630tp lpx-3000: 419, 418tp
ab350mpro4 (r8): 603, 584d, 558tp
(7829) msi sli+ (i8): 1252, 1282tp
msi sli+ (i10): 1778, 1824tp
msi cbPr (r12): 1784
as b350m-a 611 3200M, PS2, 16_1'_1', hdv, 2A_2F_4R, 6D_UM
as b350+ 628 PS, 16_pci_1'_16'_pci_1', hdv, 2A_2F_4R, 6D_UM
ar ab350m 586 2RAM, PS2, 1'_16, 2F_4R, 4D_UM
ar ab350mpro4 603 PS2, 1'_16_-_16', hdv, C_2F_4R, 4D_UM
ga ab350m-hd3 604 2RAM, PS, 16_-_1'_16', 2A_2F_4R, 4D_UM
ga ab350m-d3h 614 4x4pin, PS, 16_-_pci_16' hdvp, 2A_2F_4R, 6D_UM
ga ab350m-g3 622 PS, 16_-_1'_16', hdv, 2A_2F_4R, 6D_UM
ga ab350-g3 643 PS, 1'_16_-_-_16'_1'_16', hd, 2A_2F_4R, 6D_UM
msi x399 cbPr 1784 PS, 16_1'_16_-_16_1'_16, CA10g_2F_8R, 8D_3UM
1920x 1700
as x299a 1324 4133M, 16_1_4_16_4_16, 8D_2UM, CA10g_2F_4R
as tuf m1 1342 shell, 16_-_4_16_4_16 8D_2UM, CA10g_F10g_2F_4R, 2xLan
as tuf m2 1225 PS, 16_1_4_16_1_16, 2A10g_2F_4R, 6D_2UM
ga g3 1250 6x4pin, 4400M, PS, 16_-_16_16_16_16, CA10g_2F_6R
msi sli+rgb 1252 PS, 16_1_16_16_1_16, 8D_2UM, CA10g_F10g_2F_3R, 2xLan
msi toma 1302 PS, 16_1_16_16_1_16, CA10g_F10g_2F_4R, 8D_2UM
7820 770k
ar B250mpro4 620 PS2, 16_1_pci_16, hdv, 6D_2UM, C_2F_3R, xf
ar H270mpro4 642 PS2, 16_1_1_16, hdv, 6D_2UM, C_4F_3R, xf
ar H270pro4 647 PS, 1_16_-_1_16_1_pci, Mwifi, hdv, 6D_2UM, C_2F_5R, xf
as b250ma,g 616 PS2, 16_1_1, hdv, 6D_2UM, C.5g_2F_2R
PS, 16_1_1, hd, 6D_2UM, 4F_2R
as b250mk 601 2Ram, PS2, 16_1_1, dv, 6D_UM, 2F_4R
as b250m+,c,hg 625 PS, 16_-_1_16, hdv, 6D_UM_M, C.5g_2F_3R, xf
PS2, 16_1_1_pci, hdvp, 6D_2UM, 2F_4R
hg PS, 1_16_-_1_16_1_1, hd, 4F_2R, GLan, 6D_2UM, xf
as h270m+ 644 PS2, 16_1_1_16, hdv, C5g_4F_2R, 6D_UM_M, xf
as h270+ 655 PS2, 16_-_1_16_1_1, hdv, 2F_4R, 6D_UM_M, xf
gg z270hd3 651 4x4pin, 3866M, PS, hdv, 1_16_-_1_16_pci_16, 2F_4R, 6D_UM, xf
gg b150m-d3v 615 2DDR3, PS, dv, 16_1_1_pci, 6D_UM, 2F_4R
gg b250m-d3v 609 2DDR4, PS, dv, 16_1_1_pci, 6D_UM, 2F_4R
gg b250m-d3h 619 4x4pin, PS, hdvp, 16_pci_pci_16, 6D_UM, 2F_4R, xf
gg h270m-d3h 651 4x4pin, PS, hdv, 16_pci_pci_16, 6D_UM, 2F_4R, xf

My build 2017.12

r1600+arB350Mpro4 410tp
8700+z370mpro4 628tp+56cool 274+
7700+h270mpro4 554tp+56cool 200+
s512evo 233, 219(csIT)
s1Tevo 460,449(cErIT)

My build 2018.04

1356(32G) z370mpro K: 682; b360: 560,639
1170(16Gf) r6: 265+134 = 394 16G32G: 270,515; 222,446 1060amp: 358 n400: 75, s52: 82
cl: 56 d3: 230
gb lan nx1101: 22
d
1342(32G) b360m: 547,625 16G32G: 270, 539; 232,460 1060amp: 349 s52: 85
1127 r6: 351
cl: 45 d3: 190c
tp
1326(32G) b360: 544, 620 1060amp: 357 s52: 81
r6: 366
cl: 35
n400:75; s52: 81; cl: 35 191
bz: 1154 (32G) 1345
dy: 1140 (32G) 1331
tp: 1135 (32G) 1326

My build 2018.06

bz tp
r7 2700x 464
g x470 aorus ultra gm 225 660d
msi x470 gm plus 217
g V3200 32g 589
c 3200 rgb 32g 587
z1070ti mini 729 723
s520w 82 81
n400 75 75
2164 2126
u2717d 695

My build 2018.09

bz tp spec
r7 2700x 472
g x470 aorus ultra gm 226 684d 2xslr, 2x m.2 nvme x4, led, noPS2
msi x470 gm plus 217 678 2 gpu, 1nvme, 1norm, PS2
msi b450 gm plus 164 625 1 gpu, 1nvme
g V3200 32g 503 x hyperx3k 425, g2400 465
s860 500 185 184
z1070ti mini 711 - dy: 649
s520w 82 81
n400 75 75
2232 2232
u2717d 695
wd4T 149
s1T 499
s2,5 109,179
wd1,2,5,1 49,75-89,159,389
j5Eth,u3 28,38
z1070timi 668
p43 899
LG 43UD79-B 42.5“ 4K 999

2018.11

u2717d 579 sgd -5
u2718q 789 sgd
u3219q 1121 sgd -59 from dell
p4317q 1290 sgd - 1302 sgd blue pearl, dell
ss500 860 167 sgd
g trident z 3200 2×16 489 sgd mm
ballistix tracer rgb 2×16 3000 390 sgd convergent sys
hyperx fury 2×16 3200 429 sgd kingst
zotac 1070ti mini 589 sgd cm
mibox 4, mibox s 90 sgd xm online: inner line, double remote button, os8
mibox 3s, mibox 70
P120L bm 97
sa-bw 10