Desktop

by aldolega Posted on: 1/10/2022

Build Description

My primary use for this is video editing in DaVinci Resolve, and some photo editing, as well as everyday browsing and such. I was shooting for a $1200 budget, $2000 with monitors, and just about met it. Performance has been great with DaVinci Resolve, Photoshop and Lightroom. My only quibble has been that sometimes it's a little slow to wake the monitors from sleep.

Favorite Feature

I always thought RBG was a bit silly, but my Microcenter salesperson actually found me some parts with RGB that were cheaper than without. And my case had the clear side already, so I figured why not. Now I reluctantly admit that I kind of love it :)

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $329.99
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $159.99
PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Red Dragon Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Red Dragon Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $179.99
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3000C16D-32GTZR - Black
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3000C16D-32GTZR - Black
Qty: 1 $164.99
corsair carbide 100r
Qty: 1 $45.00
EVGA GQ 1000 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
EVGA GQ 1000 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $209.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Universal CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Universal CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $44.99
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD 4-bit QLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5&quote; Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD 4-bit QLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"e; Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $107.99
Inland Premium 1TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive, Read/Write Speed up to 3100 MBps and 2800 MBps, NVMe 1.3 & PCIe 3.1 Compatible
Inland Premium 1TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive, Read/Write Speed up to 3100 MBps and 2800 MBps, NVMe 1.3 & PCIe 3.1 Compatible
Qty: 2 $97.99
LG 27UL500-W 27&quote; 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 60Hz LED Monitor; FreeSync; HDR; HDMI DisplayPort; Frame Rate Control
LG 27UL500-W 27"e; 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 60Hz LED Monitor; FreeSync; HDR; HDMI DisplayPort; Frame Rate Control
Qty: 2 $299.99
 Riing 12 High Static Pressure White LED Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan
Riing 12 High Static Pressure White LED Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan
Qty: 2 $12.99