My first and current PC build

by Matt715 Posted on: 7/27/2020

Build Description

I built this PC because I desperately wanted to enter the world of PC gaming. Two of my good friends had PCs and all I wanted was to be able to play with them. I purchased parts a few at a time and received some as gifts because well, money doesn't grow on trees. (Also I purchased all my parts at MicroCenter <3)After purchasing my final part just after christmas, I finally got to build my PC. After watching build videos for months on youtube leading up to this, I built the PC flawlessly except it would not turn on due to a faulty cable extension. I use this PC primarily for gaming, and play games like Destiny 2, GTA 5, Minecraft, Ark Survival Evolved, and a few more. If I was to upgrade something, it would probably be my GPU. While the card is amazing, it meets the bare minimum for ray-tracing. I often struggle to keep up with my friends in game. Additionally, I would also like to purchase another 16gb of RAM from corsair to total 32gb in my system. Winning this competition would be largely helpful considering I cannot currently afford to upgrade my GPU or my RAM.

Favorite Feature

My favorite feature would most likely be all the white parts, and this is largely due to Corsair. I have a m+k form Corsair, as well as my CPU cooler, case, case fans, RAM, and more.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $329.99
I got this processor on sale for $299.99
ASUS Z390-A Prime Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Z390-A Prime Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $179.99
This item was also on sale for the price of $149.99
Gigabyte Windforce OC Pro GeForce RTX 2060 Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe Video Card
Gigabyte Windforce OC Pro GeForce RTX 2060 Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe Video Card
Qty: 1 $339.99
I am unable to find the white card that I have but it is basically this one with an extra fan
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2E3200C16 - Black
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2E3200C16 - Black
Qty: 1 $89.99
I have this kit in white but mine came at 3000mHz
Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - White
Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - White
Qty: 1 $84.99
Cooler Master MasterWatt 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Cooler Master MasterWatt 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $84.99
Corsair A500 Dual Fan CPU Cooler
Corsair A500 Dual Fan CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $124.99
I have a Dual Fan AIO cooler but this is approximately the same price
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 $54.99
Crucial MX500 500GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Crucial MX500 500GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $62.99
I have the crucial p1 in m.1 form but this is the same size and about the same price
 Custom Cable Extensions
Custom Cable Extensions
Qty: 1 $35.99
I have white cable extensions as seen in the image