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.

[Edit 1/1/2020] Minor update

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The new hardware includes:

  • 1 x motherboard MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon (to replace the previous one which burned: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon) LGA 1151
    • CPU:  Intel socket LGA 1151 (for Core i7)
    • Chipset: Intel Z270
    • RAM : 4 x DDR4-3866+ (max 64GB) - Dual Channel Architecture
    • Storage: 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2 x M.2 ports
    • Slots: 3 x PCIe x16 (Support SLI and CrossFire), 3 x PCIe x1
    • LAN: 1 x Intel I219-V Gigabit
    • Audio: Realtek ALC1220 Codec, 7.1 Channel HD with S/PDIF output
    • Video:
      • HDMI (4096x2160@30Hz, 4096x2160@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz)
      • DVI (1920x1200@60Hz)
      • Support CrossFire and SLI
    • USB:
      • ASMedia® ASM2142 Chipset
        • 2 x Rear USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) - 1 x Type-C, 1 x Type-A
      • 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) at 4.4GHz.
  • 1x Air Cooler Noctua NH-D15.
  • 2 x 16GB Ram DDR4 at 1.20GHz (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.

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

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon

Noctua NH-D15

Noctua NH-D15

G Skill Ripjaws V

G Skill Ripjaws V

USB Switch Aten US424

USB Switch Aten US424

Card Reader Kingston FCR-HS4

Card Reader Kingston FCR-HS4

Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710

Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710

Corsair Headset Vengeance 2100

Corsair Headset Vengeance 2100

Rapoo Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

Rapoo Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

HTC Vive Pro

HTC Vive Pro