"What Happens When Someone Gets a New Job and a Fat Paycheck for the First Time" Build

by SIAVASH N Posted on: 1/31/2022

Build Description

Bought a prebuilt about 3 years ago for about $600, and last year I was forced to swap out the MOBO, GPU, CPU, and PSU after there was a power surge that fried those components. After having to shell out $1100 for replacements and assembly to a local technician who was very unpleasant to deal with, I decided to teach myself how to build PC's on my own. From the original prebuilt, only the case, CPU cooler, and SSD have been kept. Everything else has been acquired during the last 6 months and installed by me. I decided to go overboard with the RGB to make my mid-tier build look a lot more expensive than it actually was!

Favorite Feature

The ridiculousness of the frosted RGB effects!

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Wraith Stealth Cooler Included
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Wraith Stealth Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $315.00
MSI B550 MPG Gaming Plus AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
MSI B550 MPG Gaming Plus AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $150.00
MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $350.00
G.Skill Trident Z Royal 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32GTRS - Silver
G.Skill Trident Z Royal 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32GTRS - Silver
Qty: 1 $164.99
Rosewill CULLINAN ATX Mid Tower Case
Qty: 1 $50.00
EVGA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Qty: 1 $64.00
Cooler Master MasterAir MA610P RGB CPU Air Cooler
Cooler Master MasterAir MA610P RGB CPU Air Cooler
Qty: 1 $84.99
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $54.00
Western Digital WD_BLACK SN750 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $75.00
Acegeek RGB Fans 120mm 3 Pack, Addressable RGB Case Fans, Dual Light Loop 5V ARGB Fans, RGB PC Fans w/Motherboard Controller, Quiet Cooling Computer Fans, Adjustable Color Con
Qty: 1 $23.99
ASIAHORSE Acrylic ARGB LED Strip for PC with 5V 3-pin ARGB LED and 4-pin Header, Compatible with SYNC, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync(410MM)
Qty: 1 $12.99
LEDdess DS Rainbow RGB Fans LED and LED Strip Sync Controller with 21 Key RF Remote, can be Aura or Mystic Control (5th Gen, A&D Series)
Qty: 1 $13.05
Thermaltake Riing Quad 12 RGB Radiator TT Premium Edition 40.9 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack
Qty: 1 $79.99