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About Myself

I built my first PC only a few years ago but I have learned an enormous amount about hardware/software since then. For my first build, I had a budget of $800 which I had saved during a summer job when I was 17. That $800 budget had to include an OS and all peripherals since I was new to the world of PC gaming. My first PC consisted of an Ryzen 3 1300X and 1060 6GB. It certainly got the job done and allowed me to play most titles at 1080p60. My current personal build is below.

Before building my first PC, I was a console gamer of many years so initially, it was rather difficult to convince myself that a gaming PC was worth the hassle and expense. When I started to get serious about it, I spent probably 100 hours doing nothing but watching build tutorials on YouTube or watching hardware reviews. During my research, I came across PCPartPicker and that’s really when things escalated. 15-minutes after posting on ‘Create a Part List For Me’ all of my frustrations and questions were resolved by this awesome community. Since that day, I have been a very frequent member on PCPP. I know what it was like to start out so I devote as much time as I can to this community. To be honest, most of my time spent here is when I am bored at work.

My advice for anyone considering building their first computer:

Don’t be intimidated by the process. You'll soon realize that the process is actually enjoyable and easy but remember, seek help for what you don't know. Knowledge is everything and when you're in unmarked territory, sometimes it's best to get advice from others.

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky - Michael Scott


Current Setup:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $279.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $126.99 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $229.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3466 Memory $144.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $79.90 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $534.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $387.17 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech - G Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard $108.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 HERO Wired Optical Mouse $53.00 @ Amazon
Headphones Sennheiser - GAME ONE Black Headset $79.99
Custom Cooler Master MCA-U000R-CLS000 Accessory- Universal Magnetic RGB Lighting LED Strip for Computer Cases 4 Pin RGB Connector $18.99 @ Newegg Business
Custom Cooler Master MCA-U000R-CLS000 Accessory- Universal Magnetic RGB Lighting LED Strip for Computer Cases 4 Pin RGB Connector $18.99 @ Newegg Business
Custom Deepcool FH-10 Fan Hub Connecting Up to 10 Fans With PWM Function for $9.99 @ Newegg
Custom Antec Cable Comb Kit - 24 Pieces Set Black $9.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2573.63
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $2523.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-25 14:07 EDT-0400

Next Setup:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $238.90 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $159.96 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi) ATX AM4 Motherboard $269.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $137.99 @ Amazon
Storage Corsair MP510 480 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $83.98 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $184.89 @ OutletPC
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P600S ATX Mid Tower Case $149.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx White (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair LL120 RGB White with Lighting Node PRO 63 CFM 120 mm Fans $119.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair LL120 RGB 63 CFM 120 mm Fan $35.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Samsung C32HG70 31.5" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $487.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair RGB MK.2 Low Profile RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair NIGHTSWORD RGB Wired Optical Mouse $79.99 @ Amazon
Custom Thermaltake TT Premium PCI-E x16 3.0 Black Extender Riser Cable 300mm $49.99 @ Amazon
Custom CableMod AIO Sleeving Kit Series 2 for EVGA CLC / NZXT Kraken - White $22.90 @ Amazon
Custom Krylon K02764007 Fusion All-in-One Spray Paint, White $4.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2277.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-31 14:16 EDT-0400

Dream Setup:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor $499.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula ATX AM4 Motherboard $649.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $436.98 @ Newegg Business
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $599.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1279.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1279.89 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $259.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Professional 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $221.87 @ Amazon
Monitor Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD-SA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $569.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD-SA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $569.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD-SA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $569.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard $159.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair NIGHTSWORD RGB Wired Optical Mouse $79.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Sennheiser GSP 670 7.1 Channel Headset $349.95 @ Amazon
Speakers Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 120 W 2.1 Channel Speakers $212.56 @ Amazon
Custom Corsair Hydro Loop $1375.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $9456.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-31 14:30 EDT-0400