A Working Cut

by Arnav D Posted on: 6/6/2022

Build Description

This build was designed for a friend primarily for lower-end gaming titles, as well as some recording and streaming (mostly to Discord, not Twitch or anything that warrants a fairly high bitrate). Most of this build's use has been games such as Minecraft and Valorant, and the generally fast speed of the overall build has come in handy with general productivity as well. The aesthetics of the build were not taken into high regard as this was made as a budget build; though aftermarket cables and fans were used to achieve a bit of flair. Most of the parts were chosen because of their availability or price, and thus half the parts were either used or open box. Still, the computer is fairly powerful and is able to run modern higher-end titles at a decent rate.

Favorite Feature

Favorite feature is probably the somewhat outdated look of the Hyper T2 cooler with the copper pipes extending out of the cooler's boxy dimensions. The cooler is still good enough to cool down the temps of the i7-9700K (without overclocking) though this would probably be a part to upgrade in the near future.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $199.99
ASUS Z390-P Prime Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Z390-P Prime Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $84.99
 ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB Phantom Gaming D OC Video Card
ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB Phantom Gaming D OC Video Card
Qty: 1 $450.00
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 $82.99
NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $55.96
 Rosewill 500 W 80+ Gold
Rosewill 500 W 80+ Gold
Qty: 1 $50.00
Used/open box
 Cooler Master Hyper T2
Cooler Master Hyper T2
Qty: 1 $35.00
WD Black SN750 250GB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive with 3D TLC NAND (WDS250G3X0C)
WD Black SN750 250GB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive with 3D TLC NAND (WDS250G3X0C)
Qty: 1 $43.96