My First Build

by Maxwell D Posted on: 4/4/2022

Build Description

This was my first ever PC build. I built it because at the time I worked for Intel and got discounted CPUs, so figured why not! Only bad part was I got caught right in the middle of the GPU shortages, but I was fortunate to be able to get an RTX 3060 from the EVGA queue when everything was out of stock. I generally play RPG type games (Elder Scrolls) and strategy games (Civilization franchise) and I dabble a bit into shooters, but not much.

Favorite Feature

Not much special to it, but I like the front RGB fan. It is nice to add character, but not too much RGB to be obnoxious.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i5-10400 Comet Lake 2.9GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Intel Core i5-10400 Comet Lake 2.9GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $129.99
MSI Z490-A PRO Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
MSI Z490-A PRO Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $179.99
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming Dual-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming Dual-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $429.99
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black
Qty: 1 $79.99
Corsair 4000D Airflow Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Corsair 4000D Airflow Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $124.99
Thermaltake Smart Series 700 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Thermaltake Smart Series 700 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $59.99
Samsung 870 QVO 2TB SSD 4-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 870 QVO 2TB SSD 4-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $209.99