Crimtide

by Crimtide Posted on: 8/1/2020

Build Description

I started building my own desktops in 1995 when I was 12 years old. I have been an avid PC gamer the entire time. Starting out with simple games like IRON HELIX and now I just play a lot of Sea of Thieves, PUBG, WoW, Rocket League, and Diablo 3. I originally was not going to build a new PC. But given current scenario of our country I needed to have a space to work from home and my son needed a computer to do his school work from home. I work in I.T. and mostly deal with remote support now, and I am a Jamf administrator and in control of devices for over 17,000 staff and students at my place of employment. While I was parting out my sons "budget" build for school work and gaming, it became apparent a lot of 'budget' parts had shot up in price, so I made the decision to just build myself a new flagship, and give him my previous 7700k build. The only thing I wish I could have done differently was buy a 2080 Super, but they haven't been in stock for a couple weeks at my local store.

Favorite Feature

My favorite feature of this build is the Corsair LL120 White ARGB fans. I have never built a white color themed computer. In fact, I have never built an RGB computer, let alone ARGB. The aesthetics have grown on me very quickly. The only thing I did not buy from Micro Center was the AIO cooler because when I went to get my parts, they did not have any 360MM AIOs. I chose the Castle 360EX because the pump's ARGB goes extremely well with the LL120 ARGB fans.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $349.99
ASUS Z490-E ROG Strix Gaming Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Z490-E ROG Strix Gaming Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $299.99
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $599.99
G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-32GVKC - Black
G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-32GVKC - Black
Qty: 1 $149.99
Fractal Design Meshify C Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - White
Fractal Design Meshify C Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - White
Qty: 1 $99.99
 Corsair HX750W
Corsair HX750W
Qty: 1 $109.99
Taken from parts storage, not a new purchase. Microcenter didn't have PSUs in stock when I purchased the rest of my components. I do plan to upgrade to a 850W gold rated soon as I can.
 DeepCool Castle 360EX AIO
DeepCool Castle 360EX AIO
Qty: 1 $149.99
Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe
Qty: 1 $119.99
Samsung 970 EVO+ 1TB NVMe
Qty: 1 $179.99
Corsair LL120 White ARGB Fans
Qty: 7 $40.00
UpHere GPU Bracket
Qty: 1 $16.99