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Hey all I have never built out of anything other than tower style chassis or built on non Z chipset boards however since the laptop I was using as my HTPC and a light controller based couch gaming died I am in need of a replacement.

Looking for part advice and would like to build out of one of the micro ATX Silverstone console shaped cases.

My preferences:

-Prefer Intel CPU with low enough TDP to avoid heat issues. No need to OC this build but am torn between an i3 and an i5
-Mobo has to be Micro ATX and have at least 4 usb ports, onboard HDMI and a quality NIC as this will be running torrents 24/7. (Stabilty and budget are key here)
-8 GB DDR3
-Nvidia GTX 960 prefer a non factory OCed card(unsure as to which cooler would work best in case)
-Good low profile CPU cooler
-Silent quality PSU that fits the case
-120 GB budget SSD
-3TB WD Green for storage
-Optical Drive

I plan on running Windows 7 for this build indefinitely. Essentially looking to stay as budget as possible and end up with a rock solid stable system as it will be an always on always working device.

Thanks and if I overlooked something assume I need it(less peripherals).
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium  Radeon R9 Fury X  16GB (8x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB WD Black Some external ASUS garbage Custom EK PETG with Bitspower Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win10 Pro 64 bit BenQ XL2730Z 2560 x 1440 @ 144hz Logitech G710+ Blue EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750 Watt 
CaseMouseAudioOther
NZXT 440 (White) Logitech g502 Bose Companion 2 Series III Satellite Speakers Xbox One Elite Controller 
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Kung Fury X
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium  Radeon R9 Fury X  16GB (8x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB WD Black Some external ASUS garbage Custom EK PETG with Bitspower Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win10 Pro 64 bit BenQ XL2730Z 2560 x 1440 @ 144hz Logitech G710+ Blue EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750 Watt 
CaseMouseAudioOther
NZXT 440 (White) Logitech g502 Bose Companion 2 Series III Satellite Speakers Xbox One Elite Controller 
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($122.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.59 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($43.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Silverstone GD05B-USB3.0 (Black) HTPC Case ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $836.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-30 10:20 EST-0500
Edited by WizardontheJob - 1/30/16 at 7:20am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 @ 4.8Ghz CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4g 16Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 4x4 @ 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 PRO 128Gb SSD Intel 160 Gb SSD Intel 250 Gb SSD Generic DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x Noctua (NF-P12-1300 )1300rpm Premium Silent... Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Full Copper Radiator 240 Noctua NF-A6X25 FLX Quiet Computer Cooling Fan ... NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ Five 30 watt... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x Corsair Air Series SP120   COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing  Monsoon 90° Rotary Angle Fitting - 5/8" - Red Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 100 ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ModMyToys DreamFlex Premium 3/8" ID Tubing Reta... Coolance Liquid Coolant Bottle, 700mL Fluoresce... Coolance PMP 450 Variable Speed D5 Pump Bitspower D5 Mod Top V2 Pom version 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung KS8000 4k UHD 65" Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5000 Keyboard and Mouse SeaSonic M12II 750 
CaseAudio
My TV Stand Cabinet Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-4300 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 EVGA Geforce GTX 260 G.Skill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair SSD Samsung 7200 Laptop drive Some DVD Burner I took out of a dead Dell. Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 19" 16:9 Logitec wireless Enermax 650w Apevia X-Cruiser3 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A6-6400K Dual Core MSI A78M-E35 Onboard 4Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz (2 x 2) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 320 SSD Western Digital 2.5" 1Tb 7200rpm  LG External Blue-ray Combo Drive Noctual NH-L9a 92mm SS02 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Toshiba Regza 52" 1080p Logitech K400 Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D 
CaseAudioOther
A piece of plywood and some zip ties. Onboard Hauppauge WinTV HVR-2250 dual tuner card. 
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Jarvis
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Pepto Pony
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MrDVR
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 @ 4.8Ghz CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4g 16Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 4x4 @ 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 PRO 128Gb SSD Intel 160 Gb SSD Intel 250 Gb SSD Generic DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x Noctua (NF-P12-1300 )1300rpm Premium Silent... Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Full Copper Radiator 240 Noctua NF-A6X25 FLX Quiet Computer Cooling Fan ... NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ Five 30 watt... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x Corsair Air Series SP120   COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing  Monsoon 90° Rotary Angle Fitting - 5/8" - Red Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 100 ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ModMyToys DreamFlex Premium 3/8" ID Tubing Reta... Coolance Liquid Coolant Bottle, 700mL Fluoresce... Coolance PMP 450 Variable Speed D5 Pump Bitspower D5 Mod Top V2 Pom version 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung KS8000 4k UHD 65" Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5000 Keyboard and Mouse SeaSonic M12II 750 
CaseAudio
My TV Stand Cabinet Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-4300 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 EVGA Geforce GTX 260 G.Skill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair SSD Samsung 7200 Laptop drive Some DVD Burner I took out of a dead Dell. Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 19" 16:9 Logitec wireless Enermax 650w Apevia X-Cruiser3 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A6-6400K Dual Core MSI A78M-E35 Onboard 4Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz (2 x 2) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 320 SSD Western Digital 2.5" 1Tb 7200rpm  LG External Blue-ray Combo Drive Noctual NH-L9a 92mm SS02 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Toshiba Regza 52" 1080p Logitech K400 Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D 
CaseAudioOther
A piece of plywood and some zip ties. Onboard Hauppauge WinTV HVR-2250 dual tuner card. 
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Thread Starter 
Thank you! I was hoping to keep it under $800. Everything looks pretty much in line with my needs.
Kung Fury X
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium  Radeon R9 Fury X  16GB (8x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB WD Black Some external ASUS garbage Custom EK PETG with Bitspower Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win10 Pro 64 bit BenQ XL2730Z 2560 x 1440 @ 144hz Logitech G710+ Blue EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750 Watt 
CaseMouseAudioOther
NZXT 440 (White) Logitech g502 Bose Companion 2 Series III Satellite Speakers Xbox One Elite Controller 
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Kung Fury X
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium  Radeon R9 Fury X  16GB (8x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB WD Black Some external ASUS garbage Custom EK PETG with Bitspower Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win10 Pro 64 bit BenQ XL2730Z 2560 x 1440 @ 144hz Logitech G710+ Blue EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750 Watt 
CaseMouseAudioOther
NZXT 440 (White) Logitech g502 Bose Companion 2 Series III Satellite Speakers Xbox One Elite Controller 
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