Hardwares Chaos reincarnation

Although I did upgrade some parts of my old PC Chaos, built end of December 2012, it's suffering of his age. I have various issues with the power management, the USB ports, the sound, ... So, I have decided to migrate its OS to a new hardware using Acronis Universal Restore.

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The new hardware includes:

  • 1 x motherboard MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon LGA 1151
    • CPU:  Intel socket LGA 1151 (for Core i7)
    • Chipset: Intel Z170
    • RAM : 4 x DDR4-3600+ (max 64GB) - Dual Channel Architecture
    • Storage: 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2 x SATA Express 6Gb/s ports, 1 x SATAe port (PCIe 3.0 x2)
    • Slots: 3 x PCIe x16 (Support SLI and CrossFire), 4 x PCIe x1
    • LAN: 1 x Intel Gigabit
    • Audio: Realtek ALC1150 Codec, 7.1 Channel HD with S/PDIF output
    • Video:
      • HDMI (4096x2160@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz)
      • DVI (1920x1200@60Hz)
    • USB:
      • ASMedia® ASM1142 Chipset
        • 2 x Rear USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps)
      • Intel® Z170 Chipset
        • 2 x Rear USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports
        • 4 x connectors USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports
        • 4 x back USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports
        • 4 x connectors USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports
  • 1 x cpu Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake).
  • 1x Air Cooler Noctua NH-D15.
  • 2 x 16GB Ram DDR4 (16-18-18-38-2N at 3200MHz) Gskill RipjawsV in Dual Channel mode (F4-3200C16D-32GVK).
  • 1 x SSD Samsung 850 PRO 256GB (MZ-7KE256BW).
  • 1 x case Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 High End ATX Tower PC (BG002).
    • Performing slightly better than the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro3 (BK019) according to various reviews, but more expensive.
  • 1 x PSU Corsair HX850i (850W) 80 Plus Platinum
    • A bit less performing than the Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 11, but cheaper, guarantee twice longer (10 years), with manual and temperature-controlled fans, Semi-passive, consuming 0.00 W when Off and coming with Flat cables.
    • The choice between this one and the Corsair RM850i was very hard has the second one is nearly as efficient (although it's only Gold) but ~18% cheaper. The HX comes however with 2 more connectors...
    • Don't do the same mistake as I did. Air is suck into the PSU. Mount the PSU with the fan sucking the air from the bottom of the tower (if possible) instead of sucking air from inside the tower.
  • 2 x PCI Carte with 5 external USB 3.0 Ports and 1 internal USB 3.0 connector Inateck 
  • 2 x Icy Dock Trayless 3.5” SATA HDD Mobile Rack for 5.25 bay TurboSwap MB171SP-B with a fan cooler
    • To use SSD into those Racks, I use an Icy Dock MB982SP-1S 2.5'' to 3.5'' Full Metal SATA HDD and SSD Converter.

And I did reuse:

  • 1 x old nVidia GeForce GTX 760 Pci-e 16x 3.0 connected to:
    • 1 x Asus VG278HR 27” (aspect ratio 16:9) with embedded 3D IR emitter and 3D active glasses.
  • Onboard video connected to:
  • 2  x 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ (Seagate) Sata II 7200rpm 32MB cache (Read 94 MB/s, Write 79 MB/s) in a RAID 1 for the data
  • 1 x IDE CD/DVD burner Samsung Samsung Super-WriteMaster™ DVD Writer (SH-S202N/BEBN) with LightScribe.
    • Connected to a sata port of the U3S6 via a Bi-directional adapter IDE <=> SATA syba SD-ADA50016

Power Supply Calculator (from MSI): https://us.msi.com/power-supply-calculator

BeQuiet! Silent Base 800

BeQuiet! Silent Base 800

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

Noctua NH-D15

Noctua NH-D15

G Skill Ripjaws V

G Skill Ripjaws V