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$1750 Fractal Design Node 804 Build

BoyScout

Aug. 26, 2016

In our latest video, the staff learn the results from our recent giveaway with Fractal Design, and then build the winning system).

A big thanks goes to Fractal Design for hosting the giveaway and providing the case for this build. Another special thanks goes to EVGA who was able to help us get a hold of the GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 video card.

After you watch the build, be sure to check out Barry's Completed Build write-up, which includes some benchmarks and extra pictures.

As a special bonus, we've also posted a time lapse video of Barry doing the cable management on the build. Enjoy!

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $338.99
CPU Cooler CRYORIG A40 83.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.45
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $141.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $127.99
Storage Sandisk X400 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $127.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $649.99
Case Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $109.99
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99
Case Accessory NZXT Hue+ LED Controller $59.99
Food Doritos Flavored Tortilla Chips, Party Size Nacho Cheese Food $3.06
Total at time of filming $1744.43

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 6 points

I watched it only to ensure the Doritos were in the live build

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Fractal Josh can send me a package like that everyday!! Great vid!!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You have good taste in cases. ;)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Great video. Love you guys. Very nice build too. I'm heading down to the corner shop to get some Doritos.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol great video. The pc looked great once all together. Nice seeing how the 1080 in the build fit so closely. No wasted space and lots of room for hard drive or sdd expansion.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hai. Give mee some doritos pleeze.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

No

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Y? Im hungry... Ima eat some taquitos while you send me some... : >

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo I have a question, what is that m2 ssd? Is that like a new type of ssd?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, the m.2 SSD is a more compact and certain versions are faster than the typical 2.5" SSDs. Which would explain how 500g SSDs are $150 now.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you guys imagine if a small piece of those doritos fell into a pci slot or something. haha

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha 'Food' : "Doritos flavored Tortilla Chips, Party Size Nacho Cheese Food"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty nice

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Are there any benchmarks of this build? and will it be able to handle Virtual Reality?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The Completed Build write-up has a series of benchmarks you can look at. We haven't actually put the Vive or Rift on it yet, but it should perform very well for VR.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

PLEASE start selling PCPP merch! I would totally buy that (when I have money...)!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

ive had pretty much this same build saved for months trying to justify spending the money except i dropped the ram to 16 gigs, didn't include a led setup and used the extra money for a 3 tb media storage drive.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm interested to know the screwdriver, this one has adjustable resistance. May you point it on amazon?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The one in this video is a Snap-On model Philip has had for years.. I'm not sure if it's still available anywhere, but here is an equivalent one you can get today made by Williams (a Snap-On company). You'll find that one used in many of our videos as well.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! I really appreciate your feedback. I just bought in Ireland all the setup $1750 Fractal Design Node 804 Build because of your site, but from Amazon was 3 times more expensive.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome -- congrats on your new build!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

I'm a dummy.

My question is, if I wanted to mimic this build 99% (Cool Ranch Doritios are better) would I run into any compatibility issues or is it safe to assume that everything, minus the flavor of Doritios, is completely good to go? This will be my first build mind you...so any information anyone can provide to help avoid potential speed bumps would be GREATLY appreciated..

Thank You

-A Dummy

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I am thinking of only going with 16gb of memory. Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory I do not see this on Gigabyte QVL will it work?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhhhhh this nice me want! ( Looked at my bank account, oh sh!t I can only afford the case XDDDDDDDDD)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

That was superior in production quality...very satisfying to watch, even though I'm more of a Sunchips kind of builder ;)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I have a quick question? How would this system hold up to streaming and things like video encoding. I am starting to do streaming and some graphic design. Would this system hold up well with the addition of an extra hard drive or two? I would think so but wanted to ask a few people more knowledgable then me. Been looking for a smaller form factor system for my home office.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It can handle video editing very well. We actually used it for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnkW0hQNlj8

This is also plenty of room for additional hard drives using the cages in the PSU chamber.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII GENE would have been a better choice with the Intel® Ethernet (I219-V)? It seems like i'm always reading about people having trouble with the killer chip. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like the GPU is getting pretty hot under load. Would there be room in the case for the EVGA HYBRID 1080 GPU and cooler?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

If I don't buy the Doritos, will the build still work?

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

hey thanks for sharing this build. i like the Fractal 804 and would like to do a build using one.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Zeroizev2/saved/rXfrHx

could you check my part list above and let me know if you think there would be any clearance issues with the CPU cooler and/or the GPU?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

You need a Z170 board to overclock your 6700k, if you're not interested in overclocking, take the 6700 (without "K") and go with a h170 board. This will be a good pair ;)

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

And yes Philip, Doritos are a gimmick, but a very tasty gimmick!

Mmm. I like their Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch. And it goes great while building a computer. * wink-wink *

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree. lol

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe

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