LZ7 #8 High End Build

WadeAK78

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Hello all!
Welcome to my high end LZ7 build log!
This will be my first complete build of a system, but I've upgraded prebuilts in the past. This will be my personal gaming/web browsing computer.
Lets start with the parts list.
Parts:
Intel Core i7 6700k $299.99@Newegg
Scythe Big Shuriken 2 rev. B Cpu Cooler $37.95@Newegg
Asrock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac $144.99@Newegg
Corsair Vengeance LPX White 2x16GB 2666 Cas Latency 16 $175.99@Newegg
Gigabyte 1070 Mini-ITX OC $389.99@Newegg
Plextor M8Pe 1TB NVMe SSD With Heatsink $429.99@Newegg
Corsair SF450 Power Supply $89.99@Amazon
Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 14 Fan $19.99@Newegg
And the star of the show a white with red accents Lazer3D LZ7 case!

The parts from Newegg are scheduled to arrive Wednesday, the SF450 is scheduled to arrive Thursday, and @K88D says the LZ7 will likely ship the second week of December.
It's going to be a long couple of weeks waiting for the LZ7 and I'm super excited for it and this build log.
I'll update on Wednesday(hopefully) when the parts come in.
 
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That is going to be a nice little high end build indeed, I would also like to know how you get on with the 6700k with the Big Shuriken 2.

I can't wait to see it come together!
 

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I'll be following this one The first builds of a new succesfull project, exciting times !

I'm not yet sure what I'll be installing in my LZ7, I was hoping for Zen but that's for Q1 2017. But it'll most likely be my ASrock Z87E-ITX and Intel Pentium G3258 CPU. GPU-wise, I'm not sure, since it'll be my LAN-party rig going forward and I don't need a GTX 1070 for old games and 1080p. Since I've gotten two Prolimatech USV14 fans I'm looking for a GPU with a flat heatsink that would fit with one of the fans mounted.
 

WadeAK78

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Thank both of you for the support!
And @Phuncz the Gigabyte 1060 ITX could be a good candidate because its fan uses a standard PWM connection.
 
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WadeAK78

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Update time!
Everything has arrived except the Big Shuriken and SF450. The Big Shuriken is supposed to arrive on Friday and I don't know when the SF450 will arrive. I will add pictures later, I didn't have time today.
 
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Nice parts list! I'm waiting on Kaby Lake to release for my LZ7 build. The parts I'll be putting in mine are almost the same as yours.

I've already got a Scythe Big Shuriken 2 rev. B, Cryorig XT140 fan, and a Crucial MX300 750GB SSD (which I snagged for $99 daily deal) on the way from Amazon. I'm likely going to buy the Gigabyte GTX 1070 ITX, a Corsair SF600 PSU, and 2 x 8GB Corsair LPX DDR4 3200MHz memory a week or two after the LZ7 starts shipping.
 

WadeAK78

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Dang it Amazon!!! The SF450 won't be here for around a week!!
Well I'll just have to steal my brothers psu for a while ;)
 

WadeAK78

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Ok time for a big update!
Monday- LZ7 arrives!:)
Tuesday- Acer K272HUL 2560x1440 monitor arrives!:)
Wednesday- I begin to setup Windows on the Plextor M8Pe.:)
Thursday- The Plextor M8Pe fails.:confused:
Today- I dropped the front panel of my LZ7 while taking out the Plextor M8Pe.:mad:

Also I got number 8

Anyone know a good glue to use?
 
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Ah man that's unfortunate. I hope you can fix it with 3lfk1ng's tip, maybe @K888D can help you out ?
 

WadeAK78

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Ok I need help. Since my laptop has an m.2 ssd I tried to use it in this build, so I could try out some games. When I booted up Windows from the drive it ran fine for about 15 minutes, then I stopped getting a video output from the 1070. So to make sure it was the 1070 I removed it and used integrated graphics for display, then I 15 minutes later, while web browsing, everything slows down horrendously. Any mouse movements take 5 seconds to register, so I restart and the motherboard doesn't detect the drive as bootable. At that point I'm a little freaked out about my drive, so I restart one more time, with the 1070 reinstalled, and again it boots up. 15 minutes later no more video output and the drive isn't detected. I finally put the ssd back in my laptop and magically everything is fine. Now I have no idea what is wrong and am wondering what could be the problem.

P.s. I RMA'd the Plextor drive and am going to try and get a 960 Evo.