Jun 7, 2022

Upgraded desktop computer


I finally found enough time to upgrade my main desktop computer.

It was running a Gigabyte B450 motherboard with Ryzen 5 2600 from almost 5 years ago. Time to update the old beast.

Actually, I bought the parts during Black Friday last year but never got around to installing them. I built a mini-gaming PC in between that time so there was no rush to upgrade this one. But now's the time.

Build goal: This is supposed to be my main gaming PC but, since I couldn't buy a new video card for a while, I moved the old one to my mini gaming PC (to be used in the living room). This one will suffice as my WFH PC for now. As such, no overclocking is necessary.

Here's the config (new parts highlighted):

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Elite AX ($96)
CPU: Intel i7 10700K ($150) - Yes, I know, old gen CPU, but I got a crazy deal on it. Plus, it's more than enough for gaming.
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro - 32GB DDR4-3200 ($130)
Videocard: Built-in Intel UHD 630 (Free) - I'm waiting for a good deal on an RTX video card
Storage:
  1. ADATA SX8200 480GB NVMe
  2. 2x 240GB SATA SSD
  3. 1x 4TB 5900Krpm Seagate HDD
Case: BeQuiet Dark Base 700 - inverted ($130)
Cooling: Corsair H110i - front-mounted with 4 x 140mm fans in push/pull config ($90), 1 rear 140mm CM MF140 fan + 1 top-mounted CM MF140 fan

Other items:
Sceptre Nebula C345B-QUN168W 34" Ultra-wide curved monitor ($350)
Razer Black Widow Elite keyboard ($85)
Logitech G502 Lightspeed wireless mouse ($60)

CORSAIR - MM800 Polaris RGB mouse pad

Since I'm not done with this build (still needs to add a video card and a new 2TB NVMe drive), I'll re-use an old picture. New ones will be added once I add the GPU and synced all the lights.


Here's a quick spec link:

I already found someone on Craigslist to take the old parts off my hands. Never throw away perfectly good components. :)

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