Pile of upgrades

by rem83 Posted on: 2/17/2022

Build Description

This PC started as an HP Pavilion 690-0073w pre-built. The thermals were awful and the PSU / MB were non-standard, so I transferred the CPU, GPU, RAM and drives to a new case with a new MB and PSU. As parts were on sale (or available) I swapped out a bit at a time. Grabbed an i9 9900k when Microcenter clearanced them (and an Arctic AIO w/ VRM cooling). Needed overclocked RAM then, so picked up 32gb of Ballistix 3600 DDR4. Swapped out the 256gb NVME w/ a 1tb WD SN750 and added four 1tb SATA HDDs I had lying around into a RAID10 array for anything that didn't need SSD speeds. Finally managed to get a Gigabyte Waterforce Extreme RTX 3080 w/ AIO, which also required a PSU upgrade. Now the HP is back together for my kids to use!

Favorite Feature

The dual AIOs are great for keeping temperature under control without too much fan noise. The GPU doubles as a great heater for my office during the winter!

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $249.99
Gigabyte Z390 UD Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 UD Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $87.96
GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 XTREME WATERFORCE 10GB
Qty: 1 $1,229.99
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G36C16U4B - Black
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G36C16U4B - Black
Qty: 2 $84.99
Cooler Master NR600 MasterBox Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Black
Cooler Master NR600 MasterBox Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $89.99
Seasonic FOCUS PX-750
Qty: 1 $139.99
arctic liquid freezer ii 240
Qty: 1 $110.00
HGST Deskstar 7K1000
Qty: 4 $20.00
WD Black 1TB SN750
Qty: 1 $120.00