bldbox for software development and streaming

by Dan Connolly Posted on: 7/25/2022

Build Description

My 2018 workstation was showing its age. One bechmark shows this is 7x faster!

This is my first build with a water cooler.

I started shopping for a new CPU, motherboard, and RAM. The motherboard bundle was too good to pass up, but it meant my mini-ATX case wasn't big enough. And 1TB of NVMe is so cheap!

Favorite Feature

water cooler is quiet

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-11700K Rocket Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i7-11700K Rocket Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $269.99
ASUS Z590-P Prime WiFi Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Z590-P Prime WiFi Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $0.01
included in the price of the CPU! can't beat it!
G.Skill Ripjaws V 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-64GVK - Black
G.Skill Ripjaws V 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-64GVK - Black
Qty: 1 $229.99
my previous machine maxed out at 32GB
Lian Li Lancool 205 Mesh Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Lian Li Lancool 205 Mesh Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $84.99
no SD card slot :-/
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GT 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GT 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $69.99
Razer Barracuda X Wireless Multi-platform Gaming and Mobile Headset - Black 2022
Razer Barracuda X Wireless Multi-platform Gaming and Mobile Headset - Black 2022
Qty: 1 $99.99
Acer K272HL Hbi 27&quote; Full HD 75Hz HDMI VGA FreeSync LED Monitor
Acer K272HL Hbi 27"e; Full HD 75Hz HDMI VGA FreeSync LED Monitor
Qty: 1 $129.99
my spare monitor only had a VGA connection
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L V2 RGB White Edition 240mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L V2 RGB White Edition 240mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
Qty: 1 $99.99
Inland Performance 1TB 3D TLC NAND PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe M.2 Internal SSD
Inland Performance 1TB 3D TLC NAND PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe M.2 Internal SSD
Qty: 1 $97.99