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 4 years ago. Time to update the old beast.

I actually bought most of 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.
July 2022 update: I was able to get a great deal on a 3080ti for below $700 so I can finally finish this build.

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: Zotac Trinity OC 3080ti ($693) [added in July]
  1. ADATA SX8200 480GB NVMe 3
  2. 2x 240GB SATA SSD
  3. 1x 4TB 5900Krpm Seagate HDD
Case: BeQuiet Dark Base 700 - inverted ($130)
Power Supply: EVGA 850 BQ, 80+ ($50)
Cooling: Corsair H110i - front-mounted with 4 x 140mm fans in push/pull config & Intel bracket ($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 ($50)

CORSAIR - MM800 Polaris RGB mouse pad

Since I'm lazy, I'll re-use an old picture. New ones will be added once I have time.

Here's a quick spec link & benchmark:
PassMark Rating

Since I'm using a 10700k, I can't use an nmve 4 drive hence my disk mark scores are low. An 11th gen CPU would help but there's no point in doing that just for Nvme 4.
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