The 2020 Big Rig

by Andy H Posted on: 1/5/2022

Build Description

I was working in California at the time, and had my gaming PC there. When flying back to Massachusetts, I didn't have a PC to game on, and I just felt with the new generation of parts, it was time to build a new one. So, I took the leap and decided to start compiling a new, upgraded rig for when I would fly home! The main components are an i7-10700k and a MSi Gaming X Trio 3070 at the heart of the project. I was lucky enough to get a 3070 through notification at around 3 in the morning. Thus, my 2020 "away" build was born and has been a delight to game on since!

Favorite Feature

Honestly, I really like how the all black theme came out! It was somewhat unintentional but at the same time I was conscious of the aesthetics of all the parts I was selecting. (Please pardon the wrap still on the PC glass, I'm a big preservation guy and wasn't using it a ton when I built it!)

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $199.99
MSI Z590 MEG ACE Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
MSI Z590 MEG ACE Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $439.99
Actually used the MEG Z490 Unify
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $799.99
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
Qty: 1 $86.99
Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $189.99
Corsair RM850 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply - White
Corsair RM850 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply - White
Qty: 1 $139.99
Used Black
Corsair H150i RGB
Qty: 1 $130.00
Lian-Li Unifans SL120
Qty: 6 $160.00
Samsung 970 EVO
Qty: 1 $130.00
WD SN750 Black
Qty: 1 $125.00