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BoyScout June 13, 2016

Update 5: We have a winner! Please join us in congratulating Ben M. for winning the giveaway! And the most popular part list that he won? Barry's Node 804 Build! Well picked, Barry. And another huge thanks to Fractal Design for providing this awesome giveaway!

Earlier Updates:

Update 1: The entry period for the giveaway has ended. Fractal Design is tabulating the results and will announce the winner once they are confirmed. If you entered, be sure to watch your email!

Update 2: The first contacted winner failed to respond and so a second entrant was drawn. Be sure to double check your email (and spam/junk folder)! The second entrant only has until Sunday night at 10 PM Central Time to respond before a new winner will be drawn!

Update 3: As some have seen or deduced, the second drawn entrant didn't respond in time -- so another name has been drawn and has 48 hours to confirm. Be sure to check your email again!

Update 4: Another update, another name drawn. We're waiting to hear back on drawn entry #4 now. Recheck those email inboxes and spam folders!

Original Announcement: Philip, Ryan and Barry have picked parts for what they each believe is the best gaming PC under $1750 using a Fractal Design case. Which one do you think is the best?

We're letting you vote to decide, then our friends at Fractal Design are going to pick one lucky grand prize winner to receive the hardware to build their own version of the most popular system!

After you complete the required actions (including your vote!), there are optional bonus actions to gain additional entries, so be sure to check them out.

Click here to cast your vote and enter the giveaway
Open worldwide. Void where prohibited. See the giveaway page for terms and conditions.

Below you can find each part list to help make your informed decision, but don't take too long to decide -- entries close on June 28, 2016.

Philip's Define Nano S Build

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $116.99
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $300.79
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $649.99
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case $64.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $126.99
Total $1716.72

  Barry's Node 804 Build

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 $1744.43

  Ryan's Node 304 Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $338.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H80i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $86.99
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $52.99
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $167.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $82.99
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card $699.99
Case Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case $79.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99
Total $1744.91

A big thanks to Fractal Design for teaming up with us to do this giveaway!

Comments Sorted by:

nsluka 1 Build 29 points 15 months ago

Man, Barry's going for the easy votes with those Doritos. I know this community would give an arm and a leg to get their hands on those tasty treats. All the builds are looking really solid overall.

HyperYveltal16 5 points 15 months ago

So true, Doritos + i7 + NZXT Hue+ = massive win!

nsluka 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

This combination is truly the pinnacle of modern computing excellence.

HyperYveltal16 3 points 15 months ago
HyperYveltal16 2 points 15 months ago

Mini survey: Doritos or cheetos :

SAA2000 1 Build 4 points 15 months ago

I'm a Cheetos kind of guy. I eat them with chopsticks so my keyboard doesn't get cheesy :)

Knaj 2 points 15 months ago

Omg I didn't know this was a thing. PcPartPicker is even better than I thought.

Lex_B 1 point 15 months ago

Doritos + Mtn. Dew + i7 + Fractal Design case = FTW!

dezaster89 2 points 15 months ago

so true but over all i thinkbarry's pc is the way to go here

dezaster89 2 points 15 months ago

think barrys

StickyStix 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah, I'm liking his PC the best right now.

Athenriel 17 points 15 months ago

In my opinion, Philips build is the best, only thing I would change is ram.

Also, the Nano S is way more appealing to the eye (at least my eye, that is).

Chillsabre 2 Builds 4 points 15 months ago

And that sexy Seasonic Platinum PSU...

mauriciomdea 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

And he still had $33 left, which he could've used to upgrade that RAM to a Kingston Fury or Savage. Shame.

G_I_L 5 points 15 months ago

Or buy some dang doritos

Class377fcc12 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I feel the same way.

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

I 3rd this. The RAM is kingston though so you cant go wrong. It just isn't all that sexy. I still voted for his build. That Define Nano S is just too sleek.

Draconian12 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Completely agree.

Alicat_110 1 point 15 months ago

Same

westaiv 1 point 15 months ago

My guess is that is he went with low profile ram because of the air cooler and clearance issues.

firespitter2917 1 point 15 months ago

same if I won though i'd buy some heatspreaders or sell the ram and 16gb of nicer stuff

MantaBaby 1 point 15 months ago

Same. That Nano S is one sexy body. Paired with the Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard and CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler its one sleek rig.

bricko 1 Build 5 points 15 months ago

Ryan's Node 304 for me is the best option. Great CPU for gaming and video editing. Although 6600K would be excellent, but for 1700$ budget 6700K is better option and also with DX12 coming, much better choice. Cooling solution is nice and good looking for an ITX case. Good fit in it. ASUS is a good brand for MOBOs and this one is great choice. WIFI built in and SATA ports on the side of the PCB, and not in the middle, so better cable managment is here. 16GB of RAM, plenty for gaming. Most games don't utilize even 8GB so... Also for video editing quite enough. Storage for OS = excellent. No need to talk about that. 3TB HDD plenty for games, movies, music etc. GPU - best single GPU on the planet right know. Although I would be fine with GTX 1070, GTX 1080 is just a beast in everything. PSU will be great. 80+ gold excellent for CPU and GPU while OC-ing and maintaining stability in power. Case - Fractal sponsor :D

NZTech 1 point 15 months ago

Seriously, you win and complain about it because it is being to good?

manirellis_fridge 5 points 15 months ago

Serious question: If we vote Barry's build, will it ship with a bag of Doritos?

maclamby staff 7 Builds 6 points 15 months ago

Yes, yes it will - - its a core component. Just make sure to properly wipe your fingers before using your keyboard :)

jroc74 2 points 15 months ago

And we get some free food?!?!

How can anyone not vote for Barry?

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manirellis_fridge 1 point 15 months ago

Trust me I will

HyperYveltal16 1 point 15 months ago

Omg :)

Berfs1 1 Build -1 points 15 months ago

wait seriously? like if I win and everyone else loses (lol), I will get Doritos? If so, if I win, can I have 2 bags of Spicy Nacho and 1 bag of Nacho Cheese?

legonate416 2 Builds 5 points 14 months ago

Update 5: We have a winner! Please join us in congratulating Ben M. for winning the giveaway! And the most popular part list that he won? Barry's Node 804 Build! Well picked, Barry. And another huge thanks to Fractal Design for providing this awesome giveaway!

Well congrats...

cries inside

jroc74 1 point 12 months ago

Yes, we all cried a lil inside...

JafferAli 1 Build 4 points 15 months ago

I voted for the middle because of the doritos, also because I'd rather have 32 gigs of ram than 3 TB of storage and 16 gigs of ram :)

S.Salud 1 point 15 months ago

But, do you really need 32 gigs of ram?

rhali8 2 Builds -2 points 15 months ago

You won't need 32GB of RAM. Games don't even use more than 8GB.

Berfs1 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

In the near future you will...

mauriciomdea 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah, because all we can do with those PCs is gaming, right?

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Even if you are rendering or streaming 16GB is fine. I just think that 32GB is a bit overkill.

Falcon 2 points 15 months ago

I agree for gaming 16GB is adequate, but for encoding and rendering I can easily wipe through 32GB. If looking purely for gaming only, I'd look at the 32GB builds as money better spent elsewhere, a proper workstation computer just doesn't mix at this budget when you’re looking at a quad core i7 minimum, 32GB+ memory, several solid states and mula on graphics.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

See I looked this up, and I get mixed opinions about RAM, with most people leaning towards 16GB.

Then again, it really depends on what kind of rendering you're doing, but I find generally 16GB is enough.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Oh, so stating my honest opinion gets me downvoted? Okay then.

PumpkinPc 1 point 15 months ago

Just upvoted you.

:)

I care about your opinion.

Okay, that was a little weird.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Yay! :3

I noticed that you're not on my friend list... I added you :)

legonate416 2 Builds 4 points 15 months ago

I've gotta give my vote to Philip this round, the CPU cooler is excellent and the SSD is superb. PSU is extremely solid and the GPU is literally awesome. Personally the only thing I would change is to take out 16gb of that ram, cut down the CPU cooler to a Cryorig H7, and upgrade to an i7 6700k.

Qantis 4 points 14 months ago

This giveaway will ever end? I hope that at the end you specify the information to whom you sent emails because it looks very strange , it is possible that one or two people do not respond to email but not four, even there is no exact information when you send emails, message on twitter Fractal Design is not updated for a few days, really strange is this contest and the whole mystery associated with the lack of information on the winners of other companies do not have this big problem and provide at least the name of the person you sent email ...

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Most giveaways do not announce the winner until a week or two after the entry period ends to allow for time to get to a validated winner. Fractal Design is being quite transparent to let folks know they are working to get a winner.

But the rules were also clear: the winner would be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before moving on to a new entrant until we get a winner. Nothing has changed. As soon as they have a winner, it will be announced.

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213teenager 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

If anything you said were true, then I had no hope of winning, cause I chose Barry's build, so is anyone went for philips

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

That's not how it worked. Any vote counted as an entry. If you had gotten picked, you would have just won the most popular build; you didn't have to accurately pick the most popular one.

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BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

That's the email you received within the hour or so of signing up for the contest and was just your confirmation of entry (saying you voted for Ryan's build). Fractal didn't contact anyone about winning until after the entry period closed. Also, the winning build was Barry's Node 804 build, not Ryan's.

DeanrLf 3 points 15 months ago

Got to go with Barry's Beast 8-)

NunzwitAKz 3 points 15 months ago

Barry's Build, because of the compact form factor, and with those specs, It would be a power house!!

Mmicko8 3 points 15 months ago

Barry's node 804, those chips killed it XD.

RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

CRYORIG cooler and a SeaSonic PSU... 1 vote for the great owner of this site!

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RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 0 points 15 months ago

Every one of Cooler Master's coolers are beat by something else. Delta Electronics is better than Super Flower.

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RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Delta electronics has great soldering and the power quality is as good, if not better than Super Flower's and SeaSonic's. I prefer Delta > SeaSonic > Super Flower. I have had only great PSUs from SeaSonic.

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ArtMods 1 Build 3 points 15 months ago

Ryan's Node 304 is my vote. Very practical for my use of PC's. It is a solid build, plus the storage is fantastic with the 500gb SSD and 3TB HHD. Definitely a good workstation/gaming PC. Just wish it came with Doritos :P

digah2750 3 points 15 months ago

Barry's build is the best. It's fairly compact, should do better in most games, and even comes with Doritos. This delicate combination of style, power, and flavor is exactly what I look for in a PC!

bobby567 1 point 15 months ago

tru dat

Elshelfo 3 points 15 months ago

If you grind up the Doritos and put them in the liquid cooler does it increase performance?

legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Yes.

But the REAL trick to MLG liquid cooling is using Mtn Dew.

stax 3 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

watches email eagerly

GentlemanShark 1 Build 3 points 14 months ago

The suspense of none of the winners responding. I feel scared that I got selected and my email just isn't working. Or I just didn't get picked.

wjm22400 1 point 14 months ago

This has been me for the past week XD

ShayMaster 2 points 15 months ago

Dude my vote goes to Barry, going i7-6700k ✅ MicroATX Case ✅ Gigabyte GTX 1080 ✅ Futureproof ✅

Killer_68 1 Build 8 points 15 months ago

Doritos ✅

ShayMaster 1 point 15 months ago

Oh yeah my bad

jroc74 1 point 15 months ago

Yup, he nailed it with the chips.

His is the best.

BoggedHydra61 2 points 15 months ago

actually barry chose the evga not the gigabyte 1080

gorkti200 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

This.

Which is better anyways cause its not Founders.

Hajiwaji 2 points 15 months ago

Ryan's Node 304

Hazop141 2 points 15 months ago

Ryans Node 304

SherwoodForest 3 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Voting For Ryan, itx with plenty of storage...I'm a sucker for all things mini.

frank_smithy 2 points 15 months ago

My vote goes to Barry's Node 804 Build, it has better PSU and CPU, and extra supply power is always better for such heavy build.

Thanks a lot for this awesome opportunity, it will help me a lot with my 3D Maya training!

curiousrogue 2 points 15 months ago

My vote goes to Barry! Barry just broke both thier builds, why would u spend more money on founders? and definetly would go for i7 over i5!

The.Geeked. 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

A blower style (Founders Edition ) is better for small cases with little air flow.

AustinLowery 2 points 15 months ago

Got to go with Barry!

jc980 2 points 15 months ago

Ryan's vote.

Pretty balanced out of the three for me!

OurEnemies 2 points 15 months ago

Barry's build for sure!

senatorerj 2 points 15 months ago

Barry's 804 for sure, got the window which beats the Ryan's for me and the better hardware which beats Phil's. Phil's case with Barry's hardware would be no contest though :)

Synthase 2 points 15 months ago

I do enjoy the thought of Barry's build not solely on those Dorito's chips, but because it, one, doesn't include a Samsung SSD, and two, includes an NZXT Hue+.

jhswaggboy 2 points 15 months ago

Man Barry killing it with that built he even added them doritos

Dede 2 points 15 months ago

I vote for Barry's build. Sure Phillips build comes with an I5 and Ryan's with a really good ssd. Barry's not only is it a micro atx mid tower size case but you can deferentially add another 1080 gpu later in the future. The size of the case will certainly help with airflow and not cause restrictions for the pull/push configurations. And I am really familiar with the power supply too so I don't fear that it will bottle neck the system. Like I said, my vote goes towards Barry's build.

AccFlou 2 points 15 months ago

I vote for Barry's cube build.

LagGaming 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Barry's is the build for me, just look at those heat spreaders on that ram

danthegamer1 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

I give my vote to Barry and his doritos

doubleoziggy 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Barry all the way....he added food and a build requires appropriate cognitive resources.

grant.mcd 2 points 15 months ago

Easily a vote for Barry due to the inclusion of Doritos. And its an alright pc ;)

Rajenator 2 points 15 months ago

I vote for Phillip's Define Nano S build. This is the gaming build that I would want to put together, combining Skylake, the new 1GTX 1080, and the new Nano S case.

FadedOp 2 points 15 months ago

I go for Barrys build

mkkpasha 2 points 15 months ago

Ryan's Node 304 does it for me :)

thor159 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Philip has this hands down.

intel2012 3 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

I am voting for the Nano S build.

Lowebrow 2 points 15 months ago

I think Ryan's build looks good in my book. Well balanced and with a good amount of storage.

XCNCTX 2 points 15 months ago

where could I buy one of those shirts?

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I too want to know! They had them at Dreamhack but I wasn't lucky enough to go.

Guys, please provide us with the option to pay for these! I'm begging you!

legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Yes plz! I need one too xD

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I got one and love it.

CarlesZurita 2 points 15 months ago

Ryan has the best build, and ypu can take it with you on a trip. Very practixal and powerfull, what else do you need?

piemancoder 2 points 15 months ago

I go with Ryan's. His choice of a 500gb M.3 ssd gives you lots of space for things that you access frequently, and that seagate barracuda gives you 3tb of extra space. The Asus motherboard will let you use all their great features, and use their incredibly clean BIOS to overclock the 6700k. Speaking of the 6700k, It would let me stream without worrying about impacting gaming performance in CPU intense games. His choice of 16gb of ram also makes the most sense, because 32gb is very much overkill for 99.99% of people.

Also, Lays salt and vinegar > doritos.

janoste 2 points 15 months ago

For me I would pick Ryan's build

Shingyx 2 points 15 months ago

I'm voting for Philip's build.

marveriust 2 points 15 months ago

ryan's with fractal node 304 is beast yo, it's small but powerful! nice compact case with that spec!

Timeman190 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Philip's build is the one that I would prefer!

RyRy 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

I prefer Philip's build out of all of the builds, though they are all very good part-lists. I like the case choice, and it has plenty of ram. Also I would love to watercool in the define s nano :D

Philip's build for sure!

LordHighSnake 2 points 15 months ago

Philip's build is the best one out of the three, at least to me. I agree on the i5 and how it will do just as good as the i7 in gaming. The ram is plenty for multi-tasking streams and games. The 1TB SSD is great because you don't have to move the things you want to load faster to another hard drive/ssd. I always prefer EVGA GPU's over any other brand, so that is a good thing as well. The Fractal Design Define Nano S is very pleasing to my eyes, and it'll look great with everything in it. As for the power supply, that will be enough to power all that and to have extra power.

Xizt 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Phllip for sure, a 1TB of SSD. That's insane

Thobwa 2 points 15 months ago

Ryans got my vote. 16 gig ram is enough for me and the extra storage space nails it

Warning 2 points 15 months ago

Philip has the best build. I really am not a fan of cube/box cases but the case Philip chose is very nice looking. The components are well thought out and I totally agree with not needing an i7.

Raz0r 2 points 15 months ago

Philip's Define Nano S Build

S-man491 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Phillip's is the best imo

edubPC 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Philip has the best build here. Great PSU, SSD, GPU, and CPU. I don't really mind the RAM as it'll probably get covered up by the CPU Cooler anyway. Great list.

HamilkarBarka 2 points 15 months ago

Philip's, just because it has a Cryorig cooler and a 1TB SSD.

scottuba 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Another vote for Philip. SeaSonic, 1TB SSD, and cooler put it over the top for me.

TrevorN 2 points 15 months ago

Vote Phillip

Micahyakes 2 points 15 months ago

I think Ryan. He includes the best of all 3: ssd and hdd, gtx1080, mini itx, and i7. I think it's the best all around pc.

Baesick 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Free Food!?

Barry has my vote :p

But it overall is a very solid build ;)

gorkti200 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Technically it's food that costs $1750 with a side of PC components. lol

Baesick 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Exactly ;)

CircuitLord 2 points 15 months ago

I like Philip's build the best, however, Barry's comes with a bag of Doritos, so I might end up changing my mind...

Thefan630 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Phillip Team wohoo!

davidinho 2 points 15 months ago

I got Philips build all day, everything on that build looks solid to me

Arrowood 2 points 15 months ago

I'm a fat guy, so the Doritos ALMOST got me......but I'm starting my diet so...

thewirednerv 2 points 15 months ago

Philips's build is the best.

Zinc64 2 points 15 months ago

Somebody's playing dirty with the Doritos...

rootp1stol 2 points 15 months ago

I have to vote for phillips because it breaks away from the trend of the other 2 and even though its still in the slightly higher budget of 1700$ overall, if feels like a pc the average person with some saving could eventually piece together.

tomliginyu 2 points 15 months ago

I like Phillip's the most. Best case, but he could have upgraded his RAM and CPU if he went down to a Gold PSU.

Rofineli 1 point 15 months ago

The PSU is one of My favorite parts in Philips Build.

tomliginyu 1 point 15 months ago

I also liked his choice, but with a limited budget, I think the cost could have been optimized elsewhere.

snmavronis 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Phillips' Nano S build because I like that Fractal case the best of the 3 and I'm also not into liquid cooling yet. I have that motherboard in my new mITX PC build and think it's great. This would be a good rig for a friend of mine who I'd probably give it away to since I love my own custom build specs better. ;)

Thcmas 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

I really like and vote for Philip's build, hopefully this is how we are supposed to vote :D!

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

To cast your vote, be sure you go to the giveaway page.

Thcmas 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you!

SalFlu 2 points 15 months ago

It's just more I think the big EVGA logo isn't really apealing too the eye, so I gotta go with Philip's build!

Artlab 2 points 15 months ago

Instead of Kingston valueram philips should have used Kingston fury or corsair vengeance 2400Mhz , Otherwise its the best build! ಠ⌣ಠ

F4K3Person 2 points 15 months ago

I like Barry's build, although the Nano S is more visually appealing.

Cole_T_Swole 2 points 15 months ago

I'll say Phillip won this.

thefuzzy127 2 points 15 months ago

phillips seems to be the best

Ada 2 points 15 months ago

all three are nice but Philip's build that's just nice balanced and sweet

Wizzick 2 points 15 months ago

I'd pick Philips build but I would add a nzxt hue+ and go with an Asus rog Maximus Viii hero and maybe a water cooling soloution like the nzxt kraken x61 as the window on the nano s would make those components with the leds make the system pop and the hue would add to that

Baileydexter 2 points 15 months ago

My vote is for Philips!

sarkanyzoltan 2 points 15 months ago

Philip's build ticks all the boxes for me.

Highgrade 2 points 15 months ago

Straight facts! Barry case is the coolest! You can organise those cables really neat. Second you will definitely need that A40 for cooling you CPU when you overclock it. Second for that build you have a 750w PS which will cover the extra 1080 GPU that you are already saving for (as I'm saving :D ) plus man ... Barry you're saving me from hunger if you send me those burritos because I can go for days without going to the kitchen and make a sandwich with your build in front of me :) SO BARRY u're baby boy is stronger faster and definitely cooler looking !!

kencosca 2 points 15 months ago

I would go for Ryan, that Node 304 will fit in any table, even in my study table ;) the ram is just right and an i7 6700k paired with a 1080. So much wow!

Gamerboy5884 2 points 15 months ago

Alrighty here we go.. ok 1st: Philips pc build has alot of error such as poor choice of cpu, cpu cooler and ram, they don't belong in the $1750 price range and the 1tb ssd is abit too overkill for the budget.. 2nd: Barry's pc is very balanced overall but has problem with the storage i mean come on 512gb of storage that aint enough at all maybe 5~7 years ago but now 512gb isn't enough at all but overall definite steal at $1800~$2000 price range.. Now lastly Ryan's pc is the best overall because of the overall parts selection the only problem is the ram, don't get me wrong 16gb is more than ideal for gaming but when comes to video editing 32gb is preferable maybe opting for a 1or 2tb storage instead could have solved the problem but for pure gaming this pc is the best.. Now for MY PERSONAL OPINION Barry's pc is good for gaming if the ram was only 16gb and if he used Deepcool rgb lighting kit instead of NZXT hue and use the money for a HDD but for me i feel Ryan's pc is the best gaming pc for $1750, sorry Barry , im immune to Doritos

Tanmayshrivastav 2 points 15 months ago

I think Barry's build is the best because he didn't only focus on the performance but in the looks too. And led lighting in that small sweet case with a monster inside is just perfect. 32gigs of ram is more than plenty for such a awesome build. Water cooling is always better. The work prize doritos add a small pat of appreciation. I really hope i win it so lets see what happens. But i would love to win this

demon3728 2 points 15 months ago

Phillip is the best build in my opinion

Chimera111x 2 points 15 months ago

I really like the Nano S, but I think Barry has the best build overall.

I would probably sacrifice the 32 gb of ram for 16, and get a 760 watt SeaSonic power supply and reach the $1800 limit lol.

Other than that the 804 is still a Fractal Design case, and is sexy as hell being split in 1/2 so all you see from the window is the mobo, CPU cooler, and GPU.

stax 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

This.

Robster549 2 points 15 months ago

Philip's Define Nano S Build

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stax 3 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

"Barry's Node 804 Build" has my vote. For its beef, not its chips.

The 804 is more multipurpose than the others with the slim CD drive, and while I'd love to try an ITX build soon the Nano S part list just doesn't have as much oomph and the Node 304 looks like finger pain! I'm keen to try out the m2, Cryorig liquid cooler, and HUE setup in Barry's build. Cryorig's style fits well with the Fractal cases. The only change I'd make is trading 16 GB of that RAM for more storage, since I don't do graphics processing. It's a sweet little machine setup though. Doritos is the crunch on top :D

Sturlis118 2 points 15 months ago

Phillip's Pc Build

nrofkahr 2 points 15 months ago

Philip knows what's up. Smart build. He has my vote.

Jinx83 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Philip's Define Nano S Build is the way I would go.

GamingWithZach 2 points 15 months ago

Yay a Giveaway my Chances to win this is -00000.00000000000001 GG:D

Poordreamer 2 points 15 months ago

i voted philip because i5 cost less energy / lower temperature + SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified ! Them i think GTX 1080 can get more faster than , Barrys Node and Ryans Node!! then you can sell 32GB of ram then change it to (4x4) 16 GB DDR4 -2600 and buy doritos theres no more problem for doritos

balintsz 2 points 15 months ago

Nothing like that Define Nano S case! :D

ViaJCE 2 points 15 months ago

I'm going to go with Philip's build. The Nano S is a more appealing case to my eyes. The choice of going with a single, 1TB SSD is a choice I also agree with (and would prefer) very much.

ferma2 2 points 15 months ago

Barry's got (in my opinion) the best deal out of the three.

Great deal for the PSU, more RAM, 512GB of SSD is more than enough for the important stuff.

I still don't know whats up with the competition NOT including the essential food, good pick with the Doritos(party size ofc) still need some gamer fuel (Mountain Dew Voltage for me )

I'ts awesome that you guys get to build PC's for a job!

Nazulle 2 points 15 months ago

Will the winner be chosen immediately after the give away ends? Or is there a time between when the winner is announced and the closing of the event?

FHD32423 2 points 15 months ago

So,I was gettin' bored so I made a partlist about whose build got the most likes based on the comments made on this blog post.


Please Note:

1.This list doesn't show whose build actually won.

2.I only accepted the comments ;

  • which directly says which build is the best.

  • doesn't refer to multiple builds or criticizes one of the builds.

  • that were made directly on this blog post,not on the comments made on this blog post.

  • that were made before I made this list :P


So,as many of you have guessed before,Ryan's Node 304 Build hasn't won a landslide.[Dont ban me please Ryan]

Here's the list;

Builds Likes
Philip's Define Nano S Build 78
Barry's Node 804 Build 206
Ryan's Node 304 Build 57
wallywin1972 1 point 15 months ago

Its funny you mention that about Ryan's build, it was actually a toss up for me between Barry and Ryan, I think both of those builds are better then Philips, simply because he chose the i5, I chose Barry, and obviously so did most other people lol ;)

legonate416 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Update 2: The first contacted winner failed to respond and so a second entrant was drawn. Be sure to double check your email (and spam/junk folder)! The second entrant only has until Sunday night at 10 PM Central Time to respond before a new winner will be drawn!

Well RIP.

When the former winner finally checks his email, his reaction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s

Jerome54 1 point 14 months ago

Yes indeed!!!! :-D

legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Don't see it as a cause for celebration...

StickyStix 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

I don't understand how you would enter a contest like this and not bother to check your email to see if you won. Why'd those two winners even enter in the first place?

213teenager 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

That's exactly what I am thinking.

Berfs1 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Just wondering, what is the name of the sender of the email?

Dcpotter22 2 points 14 months ago

If all these would-be winners turn up dead, then I think we can safely assume that the eventual winner was the killer.

wallywin1972 1 point 14 months ago

Lol!

legonate416 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Update 3: As some have seen or deduced, the second drawn entrant didn't respond in time -- so another name has been drawn and has 48 hours to confirm. Be sure to check your email again!

Everything is proceeding according to my design... Mwahahaha.

so sad when I don't get drawn out of three times

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Yep.

Jerome54 1 point 14 months ago

Same thing here! Let's hope that the fourth time is a charm! ;-)
It gets worse every time... And it leaves us wondering what is happening. Email system failure? Or very bad luck for 2 (possibly 3) persons?

RagePotato 2 points 14 months ago

Am i the only one who frantically refreshes their inbox hoping to see an email and doesn't and then goes and does the same thing to their spam folder to find nothing?

Draconian12 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

No

wallywin1972 1 point 14 months ago

I actually check Here! and then my email lol ;)

skdiddy 1 point 14 months ago

Hahaha I checked the link first just to make sure it didn't go somewhere dirty...

Thrasher1313 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Congrats Ben M! At least now I don't have to check constantly.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Same lol

wallywin1972 2 points 14 months ago

I will try and maintain the appearance of being a good sport and wish the winner congratulations ( screaming at my monitor saying why not ME???) Congratulations Ben, lucky dog :D

RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

A quick question, why no Node 202?

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

The guys explain a bit about their choices in the video. They were able to pick whatever they wanted, and the part lists above were the result.

RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 0 points 15 months ago

Oh. Ok. :)

legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Downvote trolls everywhere

[comment deleted by staff]
philip staff 10 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Don't downvote out of spite. Keep it polite.

legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Downvoting without commenting why is considered trolling, especially if you downvote multiple posts at a time.

Downvoting is also abused, it is supposed to be only used when the subject is spreading false information about PC components. The sad thing is that people like you think it's the equivalent of a well thought-out retort that explains why the subject is wrong.

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I would have to guess because of the limitations the node 202 has compare to other cases.

Geode1010 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Where do I vote, down here in the comments?

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

The link to enter/vote is in the description above.. or click here for your convenience.

Geode1010 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Sorry, should of seen that. BTW, why don't you have a build here?

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Ha! Maybe next time.

RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Do you have to be 18 years old to enter?

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Just checked with Fractal, and they said you do not need to be 18+ to enter.

AndrewKVK 2 points 15 months ago

Do you scout for people under 18, BoyScout?

RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Ok, I very well might enter. I could use a 1TB SSD, 6700k, and GTX 1080... Making a build for my sister, perhaps you have seen the case mods?

AwesomeBuilderXE1901 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

And there's probably around a 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 % chance you'd actually win

Just Kidding

RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

closer to that number than it is to 1%.

The.Geeked. 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I voted for Ryan's build, he has the best part choices for the money in the smallest size in my eyes. No one needs 32GBs of ram for gaming. 3TB of storage is awesome for saving all your games on without having to delete something to add a new game and I rather have a i7 over a i5 for the hyper-threading to help with all the programs I have open when streaming and playing games at the same time.

Thanks Fractal Design!

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

No node 202? Regardless, I believe Phillip has the best part choices for a gaming build. Even if the RAM is overkill, the pure SSD is storage is nice. Barry's build is also good, however the motherboard has known issues as well as having outdated IO and a weak LAN controller. I do like that M.2 SSD though. Ryan's is also viable, however that PSU is not very good for price to performance as you could get a similarly priced EVGA G2 which uses a higher quality Super Flower OEM'd PSU rather than a Seasonic unit, I have both and the GS is louder than the G2 as well. Also, that cooler is quite loud and although is probably the best performing 140mm AIO, I would still go air. As well as that 1080 is from Gigabyte which tends to have worse customer service than EVGA. Not to mention EVGA being $50 cheaper.

BigDom 1 point 15 months ago

My vote goes to Barry!

charles4691 1 point 15 months ago

Awesome giveaway ! All 3 builds are great,but there can only be 1 ! Kudos to Fractal Design & pcpartpicker for making this giveaway possible.

Hamlet2277 1 point 15 months ago

Well in my opinion i think barrys is the best choice for me, ill vote for barrys and Awesome give away Guys!

Creeperkillerdc 1 point 15 months ago

Never attempted a proper pc build, hopefully if I win this could be a first.

Emmanuell2025 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build for me

ImJohnn 1 point 15 months ago

Barry! mATX! Doritos! Nuff said

BoggedHydra61 1 point 15 months ago

Im going to have to go with philips build

TruthOfLatvia 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Node 804 Build is the best!!!!!

Class377fcc12 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

IMO Phillip's but the RAM should be changed.

Apurv 1 point 15 months ago

Doritos= love.. tbh Barry's build is really amazing... but I'd like to thank all 3 of them for selecting such beautiful builds.. and thank u fractal design for making it as a giveaway...

teamBarry

BoggedHydra61 1 point 15 months ago

I mean technically if you really wanted to you could just not open the parts and sell the parts that you don't want and get the parts you do want, so it kinda makes the voting system a bit pointless.

panderz17 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's has the best build over all all the ram the leds and the i7. totally the best.

BoggedHydra61 1 point 15 months ago

and don't forget the 1080, lol all of them have 1080s

panderz17 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah. The 1080 is a boss lol.

Tbh i wish they could have squeezd the oc performance into stock tho so it would be the 4k ultra @60 fps card

beatboxingboy 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I say phillip for the A.C.X 3.0, the CPU cooler (looks GREAT) and the storage! 1TB SSD should be enough! I would have gone with Ryan's but for the case being a little small for my taste.

oavila59 1 point 15 months ago

Barry

badelhas 1 point 15 months ago

Philip's Define Nano S Build is the best one, at least for me, even though they are all looking great! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cheers

zukaakazux 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Node 804 Build is the best because of food :D JK. Great parts in it, now just make it under 100$ and I am in (unemployed man is desperate man )

joaopedroreis 1 point 15 months ago

My video editing needs Barry's build!

Hecht-Joshua 1 point 15 months ago

Honestly, I prefer Barry's build. The i7 is what sells it for me. Especially combined with that 1080. Glorious. And Doritos.. Yes please.

5105020 1 point 15 months ago

Definitely think that Barry's build was the best. The Doritos definitely helped him win plus, the case looks great! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Joemac99 1 point 15 months ago

Gonna have to go with Phillips build. The Nano S is very appealing, and I'm a big fan of Asus motherboards so... Yeah. Also the EVGA 1080!

Sir-diealot 1 point 15 months ago

My vote goes to Barry, love those parts!

Ninjadiggs 1 point 15 months ago

Yer I like Barry's! Because adding an extra hard drive is only like $60 so pretty good setup :)

teambronze5 1 point 15 months ago

Phillip, but I want the Doritos from Barry's build. There's room in the budget for two bags.

fakeshine 1 point 15 months ago

Hi guys! In my opinion, Philip's PC is the best. I think the i5 is enlugh strong in order ti execute any action you want, from gaming to photoshop etc. In addition I lile his choice with the case the most.

batman.63.vikings 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's node 804

RazerZ 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

My vote goes to Barry's Node 804 build

Anwnimos 1 point 15 months ago

To me, Barry won, but I would like an HDD as extra storage. In my honest opinion, the reason I didn't vote for Phillip's build is the Kingston value ram, not that it makes such a huuuuuuge impact but, you're giving ~2k, get better ram :P Sorry Phillip, otherwise your build is awesome. On Ryan's build the only thing I'm afraid of is the 550W PSU maybe a 650W one would be better?

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Node 804 build for sure

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Go Phillip go!

Sleek small form factor Define Nano S - $64.99

Beautiful CPU cooler - $46.99

Excellent quality Seasonic PSU - $126.99

Building a powerful yet modest gaming PC without gimmicks - Priceless

F0lterknecht 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Node 804

SuperKid 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I'd go with Barry to be honest, has a high amount of RAM, very nice cooler, and doritos are life.

jroc74 1 point 15 months ago

I also vote for Barry's just because I dont like cases or mobo smaller than Micro.

nightsrealm 1 point 15 months ago

I've never built a computer before and would like to make one of these choices my first build as I'm overwhelmed by the amount of information and parts out there. I like Ryan's Node 304 Part List.

MicahP86 1 point 15 months ago

Gotta go with Phillip, more air flow and 1tb ssd won me over.

haileyquinnade 1 point 15 months ago

I gotta go with Barry's Node Setup. Not just for the 6700k but the gaming 5 Gigabyte board is great. Faster of the 32GB Ram choices, m.2 SSD, and a great PSU to go with it all. I think the LED Controller is a great finish to the list. So yeah, I choose Barry's Node 804, with enough Doritos to share.

Vinctadi 1 point 15 months ago

I vote for Barry's Node 804 Build!

Orbistic 1 point 15 months ago

Would I still be eligible to win the giveaway even if I don't vote for the winning part list?

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Yep -- whichever list is the most popular becomes the grand prize, but you don't have to have actually voted for the part list that gets selected to be the winner.

lcor3an 1 point 15 months ago

All of Fractals cases are beautiful imo. Barry FTW tho, Good components with room to add on.

matthewli125 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I vote Barry for sure

itz_danilo 1 point 15 months ago

I vote Barry's build. I have been thinking of a system to build and Barry's build is very similar to what I had planned. Like

tmcdeane 1 point 15 months ago

I'll be honest, I'm only into Barry's build because I've been eyeing that case for a while, but the Quad-Core i7 and faster RAM make it for me.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

This was tough, but I'm going to have to say Philip. That 1TB SSD + the beautiful case won it for me. Good luck everyone, and a big thanks to the awesome staff who give us these great comps!

kyle880307 1 point 15 months ago

Philips build is the best

Demus91171 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Node 804 has my vote! I have been eyeing the hybrid cooler for a while now, I really like the ascetics of it. The ability for future readiness with the motherboard paired with the 6700k cant be beat. The Doritos are by far the strongest selling point for me!

Tultamaneli 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

An i7, 32GB of RAM, 500GB M.2 SSD, and a GTX 1080... all under $1750? Barry has to be the winner.

tamnhucanh 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I think Barry's Node 804 stole my heart XD

Jura 1 point 15 months ago

Now I would have chosen Cool Ranch Doritos over Nacho Cheese any day, but the extra gaming food really entices the build! Thanks guys!

JAGNTAG 1 point 15 months ago

I cast my vote to Phillip's build mainly due to the quiet and awesome looking Cryorig H5 Ultimate, the amazing Mobo, the seasonic platinum power supply and obviously the EVGA GTX 1080! (Extra points for the sweet looking case) Just the best build in my opinion!

BoggedHydra61 1 point 15 months ago

will I get a OS with them or do I have to buy that myself

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I believe you have to buy it yourself

BoggedHydra61 -1 points 15 months ago

oh well I know how to get windows 10 pro for less than $50 anyway so its not that bad

warlordx 1 point 15 months ago

I will go with Barrys Node he have a liquid system with 2 fans and the rams are ddr4 2666mhz and the video cards is ao cool superclocked wow

BoggedHydra61 1 point 15 months ago

dang it I impulse voted without thinking, I went with Philips because of the 1 tb ssd now I see that barrys is the best overall since it has good cpu good gpu and good ram, but they are all going to be good

Apach3 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

if it was strictly for gaming, Philip's Nano S would be great, but i'd personally take Barry's Node 804 build. this decision isn't being made because he was being cheeky with the Doritos (how the hell did that even crop up on PCPP i will never know), but because the system as a whole lays a great foundation for expandability. i know from personal experience that mini-ITX platforms are pretty rigid when it comes to upgrades, especially once there's a bunch of stuff inside and there are cables everywhere. that's why i think microATX platforms have a nice compromise in size and expandability. want a second GPU, or a SATA RAID card? a microATX system would allow you to do that! though that's not to say mini-ITX has its perks as well...

either way, i like what's here.

AR771 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Meh,Phillip has a better case choice

elvenson 4 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Barry. I prefer the atx variants to an itx... I have issues with parts of all of them, but Barry I like most.

gorkti200 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I voted for Barry's but not because of the chips. It just actually has the parts I want. =)

They're all really good though and if I didn't already have a build, I'd be torn but probably get Barry's anyways I'm hungry

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Go eat something dude

gorkti200 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

You're right. I'm not myself when I'm hungry. I need a Snickers.

post brought to you by Snickers

Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

lol

couchjohn 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I vote for barrys build

tiger804 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Build it just bad ***!!

tiger804 1 point 15 months ago

I vote for barry

AwesomeBuilderXE1901 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build!

jroc74 1 point 15 months ago

I also love their cases. I havent built a PC yet, plan on building my first one soon. Money wise I probably wont pick their case but when funds and job situation gets better I do want a Fractal case for future builds. Or just upgrading the case from my first build.

Pafiro 1 point 15 months ago

Barrys Node 804.. bc u get Doritos

visbeekgaby 1 point 15 months ago

Yo creo que el mejor es el de Barry.

DarkLink077 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build is the best. No question. Doritos AND a Hue +? Easy choice.

thraxxdv 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's of course! Cant pass up on those Doritos :p seriously tho, Barry's for me

TheRandomSpectator 1 point 15 months ago

Definitly going for Ryan's build. I'd prefer to have an SSD boot drive with a hard drive for other stuff, especially since with a GTX 1080 I wouldn't have to worry about fps for quite a while. For the same reason I don't care much about the expandability of Barry's build. Although, Barry's chips are tempting...

Class377fcc12 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I feel the Doritos provide an unfair advantage.

xochian 1 point 15 months ago

My vote goes to Barry due to general balance. He almost threw with those Doritos tho! I mean come on man, spicy nacho, or no nacho.

TheRogueGaming 1 point 15 months ago

i would have to go with Ryan's Build.

mifoe 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Node 804 Build is the best in my opinion.

Rory__ 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's for my liking.

jlangee 1 point 15 months ago

choices choices :S

kentvip345 1 point 15 months ago

I vote for Ryan's build because I love the Gigabyte's video card. That's the simple decision for me.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I has le 13 entries :3

XxR4Z0RxX 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan's PC is the best! I rate it! Overall these builds are really solid

xDiiThy 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's combination of parts is the best in terms of specs, even the Doritos, wonder if this is included if you win lol.

Funkyozer 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Node 804 Build would make me wet myself. Definitely that one for me!

Lord_D 1 point 15 months ago

Barry won he has Doritos

jroc74 1 point 15 months ago

Barry made a good point about the bigger case means you have options to add components in the future if you want to.

i7, bigger case...his build is just more future proof IMO.

And lol after clicking on the Doritos link. And its a part in someone else's build....amazing.

freedom2320 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build is way more epic than the other 2(no hating).

Barry's overall picks are beastly. So in short Barry's Build all the way :D :D cheers!!

ratdoto 1 point 15 months ago

Barrys build is the best. Portability is something to definitely consider for me. An i7 wouldnt hurt either. And that 1080 greatness.

Tediouscorpse 1 point 15 months ago

barry's node build

joker27th 1 point 15 months ago

Philip's build.

i5 to i7 is just a pissing contest when it comes to games and makes almost no difference. Big fan of the 1TB SSD, Great ITX board. RAM is slower speed but capacity is the main thing in games. case is better. Not to mention he's the only one with an 80+ platinum rated PSU.

Virux_ 1 point 15 months ago

I like Barry's Build more , it was close but the doritos got me to vote for him.

keenah1 1 point 15 months ago

I have to go with Barry's 804 build. I think if you're gonna use a GTX 1080, you should probably also have the 6700K. I also like the bigger 804 over the 304 in case I want to add anything extra to the build later on.

mperkins37 1 point 15 months ago

Gotta go with Barrys machine, Love the i7, the ram, ssd.. thing of beauty, the Doritos just sealed the deal. thanks.

faris2567 1 point 15 months ago

i think barry gonna win with his node 804 build because of the SC EVGA GTX 1080 and The i7 Quad-core which is great for gaming and rendering and the doritos could give you extra energy for gaming

slappyhappy234 1 point 15 months ago

barry is my favorite overall

MasterHeroXI 1 point 15 months ago

I vote for Barry Nodes Pc. Just got to love the specs.

InvaderGir 1 point 15 months ago

Voted for Barry's build, I really like the node 804, but lets be honest I voted to get my hands on those one of a kind Doritos.

Now all I need is some Dew.........Mountain Dew

Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's is best because of the video card, the i7, and the ram. Also, the PSU is pretty good

Gamee 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's with the dank Doiritos.

rasanack 1 point 15 months ago

I could run club penguin on ultra with these. (old joke is old)

Sully617 1 point 15 months ago

Phillip takes the cake for me, but I feel it's more well-rounded in my eyes.

Derpydiamond 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's is the best but I would change the storage

54321Creeper1 1 point 15 months ago

I think that Ryan's Node 304 Part List is the best because of the storage. I need more than one TB of storage now #tons of games

Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Such a Barry good PC. I would appreciate if you guys could add BlueBarry's to the list of Food. FOOD I LIVE ON FOOD!!!!!!

Beast570 1 point 15 months ago

I like Barry's Node's 804 build

sc166 1 point 15 months ago

Vote for Barry's Node 804.

Crizi 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan's is my favorite.

merdhyn 1 point 15 months ago

Would have t go for Phillip's build love that nano s

BigAll 5 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan's, I might would end up using it as a server and the extra storage/small format/i7 would be useful.

Inajes 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Have to give it to Barry, a real good build. Although I personally think the i5-6600k would have worked for cheaper, the build was under budget (right on budget?), more than enough room for OC'ing, and LED controller, 32GB of DDR4 RAM (more than enough, overkill even), a beast GPU,included an SSD (which I like most of all), the case is small, which is nice, instead of carrying around a giant case (it's not THAT tiny though). 1+

pc_builder_321 1 point 15 months ago

All these builds are great .

StakeoutPunch 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Tough choices all around! I definitely like Phillip's build, but the window + plain RAM kills the aesthetic of the build and I do a lot of rendering and audio work so I personally would pass over the i5. I think that the best overall build goes to Barry. He hit the nail on the head with balancing performance, visuals, and cost. As I'm sure many have already said, his build's biggest edge is that it is a motherboard form factor larger than the other two builds, meaning MUCH more expandability.

Also, Doritos

UnicornWarriorrr 1 point 15 months ago

Barrys (love the hue+)

Addi 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan's Node 304 is my pick I would pick the same parts

Quiet_ 1 point 15 months ago

Phillp ;)

Minegoodboy 1 point 15 months ago

How to vote?

lfyogapants 1 point 15 months ago

Why'd Ryan choose the founders edition of the GTX 1080?

Anyway, obviously they'll all run current and future AAA titles no problem and all are "future proof" enough so it depends on the user's personal preference to a degree, I'm going to uni so I like Philip's build's portability, but Barry's has more options for upgrades which IMO makes it more "future proof" also doritos

ALSO: In the video Philip says his build has 16GB ram but in the build we see 32GB, lol.

I want to ask, if we vote for, say, Ryan and someone else wins, we are still entered in the draw, right? We don't actually have to GUESS which build the users on this website choose :D?

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I want to ask, if we vote for, say, Ryan and someone else wins, we are still entered in the draw, right? We don't actually have to GUESS which build the users on this website choose :D?

Nope, your vote is a valid entry regardless of which part list comes out on top.

lfyogapants 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks for the reply =)

Asus_nipeR619 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan's Node 304 Part List, is the best for me..

Fobotickz 1 point 15 months ago

I go with Ryan.

logansaurus 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build is fractically perfect!

Tremor88 1 point 15 months ago

Spec wise Barry's build slightly edges over the other two because of 6700k and 32 GB RAM; compared to 6600k in Philip's and 16 GB RAM in Ryan's build . My vote is for Barry's build!

Wolklung 1 point 15 months ago

If Barry's get to the build stage... I need to see Doritos lit up with the NZXT Hue

luckyofthedraw 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan has my vote, looks like a good solid build.

diazz 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan's Node 304 is the best build

Co2gamer 1 point 15 months ago

holy moly

nathan.tong 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Node 804 Build for sure, with the 6700k and the 32 gig ram for the win

only down side is i like the nano S case on Philip's build :(

Azure_Death 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you so much for making this giveaway possible. This is completely unbelievable. The setup that I like the most and my vote goes for is Barry's Node 804 Build. It has really amazing hardware and all together is a complete monster of pure performance =)

Skycoso 1 point 15 months ago

Berry's build :-)

Shiny_Valkyrie 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you so much for the giveaway. It's fun and interactive. Having a setup with Doritos Flavored Tortilla Chips, Party Size Nacho Cheese Food definitely made my choice goes to Barry's Node 804 Build :D It's incredibly powerful, has really excellent components and it's perfect for gaming properly and smoothly running all the latest games pretty easily. It would be a dream came true if I'd won this :D

Kasika 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's for sure

halefire94 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build is the best, even without the doritos.

tiztoz 1 point 15 months ago

I am voting for Barry. I support your build , support me back in this giveaway.

3r1k_Gressett 1 point 15 months ago

Barry wins hands down!

jcurless 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Definitely going for Barry's build.

Martin_591 1 point 15 months ago

That's pretty obvious, Barry all the way. Better CPU than Philip and better video card than Ryan.

ExoTecher 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Happen those Doritos are gonna swing it I reccon'.

GameCan 1 point 15 months ago

If you get selected, would you have had to vote for the most popular system to receive it?

SergioT14 1 point 15 months ago

All 3 are great,i choose the 3rd !

knightmaster731 1 point 15 months ago

I'm almost tempted to pick Barry's for those Doritos.

BoggedHydra61 1 point 15 months ago

how do I access the food category in my build, if you go to barrys build then you click on the food category with a whole bunch of products that have reviews on them, is it some staff thing or do you have to do some fancy things to get there in your own build

RubberDuckyNinja 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

VOTE BARRY!

GangstaGoat 1 point 15 months ago

Other than the Node 804 I really like the build Barry put together, it may be because i am more of a atx build kinda guy.

PumpkinPc 1 point 15 months ago

When is the giveaway?

BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

The giveaway entry period ends on June 28th. Fractal Design will contact the winner shortly afterwards.

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BoyScout staff submitter 19 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Three choices seemed like a good enough variety. :)

ineglo 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Barrys!

RunMeerkat 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build is clearly the best. It has ******* Doritos!

georgethedreamer 1 point 15 months ago

My vote is Barry's. The proccesor and RAM are overkill and won't provide any extra gaming performance, but overall the system is just excellent

Rice_Ninja 1 point 15 months ago

The Nano S is such a nice looking case, but Barry's build is just packing so much and the mATX gives some more expandability options. Though I personally would give up some of that ram and the HUE (and the doritos) for a larger or better SSD.

190n 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I'd go for Ryan's.

Archibal11305 1 point 15 months ago

Darn this is kinda a hard choice. But i gotta go with barry`s build

strawjery 1 point 15 months ago

cmon def ryans build wins, he gota storage capabilities and dat slick motherboard

Arulmani 1 point 15 months ago

Competitive Builds. Every setup is built better than others in someway.

JTMC93 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build has my vote. Power to spare for productivity tasks as well as expandability to allow capture cards and such if you are like me and need them for their day job.

Though he could keep the nacho cheese chips. Not exactly something one needs around when they are busy fragging newbies in hoop.

One thing I would point out is that he could have skipped the hue and chips and got a additional hard drive for general files and kept the SSD purely for necessary stuff like the OS and Games to get those smooth loading times.

GamingWithZach 1 point 15 months ago

I like Barry's build and dem Doritos

sohamdutta737 1 point 15 months ago

my vote for barry

Sephiroth_Omen 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks for the amazing chance to win this excellent giveaway ;) The system build that I loved the most is Ryan's Node 304 Part List. It's incredibly powerful in such small proportions. Really gorgeous and compact case so it doesn't occupy to much space in the house, it gives a tremendous amount of power and a lot of storage to save anything. It has the best of both worlds, performance and storage. It won't fail for any of those purposes since it's really reliable in every component it has installed. This system would be my paradise if I had it :)

contos101 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan has the best pc as he has the correct balance of hardrive storage combined with a powerful cpu and gpu to ensure that any game can played. Also, add the cooling and the power supply and your pc is guaranteed to last a lifetime!

ShatteredAwe 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I have to say that Barry's build is the best. It's a good balance between GPU and CPU imo.

D0lph1N 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Node 804 Build

yunggamer03 1 point 15 months ago

IMO, I would get Barry's build because of the sexy Doritos and my desk is freakishly small.

kcole21 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Node 804 is fairly good it has RAM to spare and a good processor along with a top of the line overclocked GTX 1080. I'd say Barry has the upper hand with his specs.

nubbyv2 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan's PC has my vote. A high amount of quality storage along with some extra spending on the parts that I would have spent more on. The other two spent more on things that I just don't need.

gagankumar99 1 point 15 months ago

I vote for Barry's Build! I need my Doritos man

Jtmarch86 1 point 15 months ago

You've got the Dorritos but no Mountain Dew?!?! This is heresy !!!

MisterBam 1 point 15 months ago

Philip's build is pretty solid i have to say. i like the choice of making the cpu 6600k instead of 6700k to afford more ram and other stuff

stride308 1 point 15 months ago

I think Barry's build is the best because it comes with Doritos. Only thing i would change is to include some Mountain Dew.

Foxsi 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build is the after you thrown it together you have a whole bag of crisps for the BIOS setup :)

privatechicken13 1 point 15 months ago

Barry I think it's going to look really nice but the Doritos tops it all its pretty much perfect

WreckageHD 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's is the best in my opinion

R2-D2 1 point 15 months ago

Sorry but the Doritos sealed the deal with me. In the features it said "barry not included" lmao 10/10

neysyoma 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's is the BEST! I spent 1 hour comparing the builds and researching, and i found out that(for me) Barry's build is the best! Plus you get dorritos!

asoup2006 1 point 15 months ago

I have to give it to Barry his build just fits everything i want in a pc. down to the size of the case.

Astrowings230 1 point 15 months ago

I'm going for Barry, everything on the list looks fine. Would have changed the storage though.

Trogdog 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's wins, hands down especially with those Doritos. Also, if I win the grand prize I swear to god if you send me Cool Ranch Doritos instead of the nacho cheese like promised I might have to do something irrational.

alfaQall 1 point 15 months ago

First time entering.... I pray for me to have beginners luck

ArmyMP31 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Barry for the win!!!! Doritios and a GTX 1080, it must be christmas!

SakeJams 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Wish there was a way to see the live count of votes for each build! But regardless this is awesome, I would poo my pants if I won

ryanmeehan3 1 point 15 months ago

i believe that ryan will win his computer is sweet

Nuckles_56 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Oh man, I so want Phillip's build right now, please let me win this, it would be amazing

Ciaonum 1 point 15 months ago

I shouldn't say I like Barry's build the most because he has Doritos, but i like Barry's build the most because it has Doritos.

raysfan98 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I would definitely have to vote for Barry's build! Overall, the i7, 32gb of ram, M.2 SSD, GTX 1080 and CPU Cooler can take my vote! +1 to Barry!

SentinelFPS 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Does anyone know when they will announce winners?

Haze238 1 point 15 months ago

I'm going for the build Philips made. The i5 is good enough for high end gaming and the Define Nano S has that sleek look that I like. I'd change the RAM and probably thrown in some RGB LEDs while I'm at it. Thanks to Fractal and PCPartPicker for this amazing oppurtunity, by the way. Hope I'll win!

RaceBannon 1 point 15 months ago

Philips build is solid for cost performance and aesthetically better. Gets my vote.

Skittlegaming 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build is the best because of the expandable of his build

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 15 months ago

I would vote on ryan, but those doritos will up that fps by at least 150, from a performance per dollar standpoint, I have to go with Barry. Wait, will they actually send the winner doritos? CAUSE THAT MAKES ME EVEN MORE HYPED, PLZ ME WIN ME PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!

JackeMinion 1 point 15 months ago

Philips build is awesome imo. I really love that Nano S. I vote for Philip

StevenUniverseFan 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build makes me want to throw my pc out the window

Inspecteur 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan's build looks promising

Orbistic 1 point 15 months ago

I voted for Barry's because it's great overall. Plus, the Node 804 has great cooling potential.

Franco123 1 point 15 months ago

Barrys is hands down the best! They all are amazing builds but hisis hands down my favorite!

xCapa 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build is certainly the way to go.

nofighting 1 point 15 months ago

had me at doritos and nzxt hue+

Classy_Pikachu 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build, 6700k + 1080 + doritos = pure awesomeness

JFischer00 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I vote Barry's strictly for the power. It has the 6700K, the M.2 drive, and 32GB RAM.

motg 1 point 15 months ago

I'm a fan of Barry's build, but maybe it's just me..

Christian92R 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's node 804 by a long shot because of the party size nacho cheese food and ram!

ArcaneBacon 1 point 15 months ago

I'm going to have to go with Barry's build. I love having the option and freedom of adding more components to my build down the line if I see fit.

These 1080 and 1070 builds are just insane, though the price is a little higher, the power they offer is immense and impressive. Huge step up from the 680 build I'm running right now.

ben.s 1 point 15 months ago

I'd have to say that Barry's build is the best. I would swap the the Node 804 for a bigger mid-tower case for circulation purposes though!

SyrusV2 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's build = FTW.

Shaheer01 1 point 15 months ago

Barry's Best !

zexcceed 1 point 15 months ago

Ryan's build was the most appealing to me because of its small form factor and raw power within.

KrumblesMC 1 point 15 months ago

Imma go with Philips build.

Lucarocks1 1 point 15 months ago

Easily Barry's. That evga card and dual radiator seals the deal

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