First PC Build

by Mark H Posted on: 8/19/2020

Build Description

I needed an upgrade so badly. In the past, I have purchased prebuilt laptops and desktops from well known companies. I wanted to get more "bang for my buck" and decided to build my first computer. I have never built a computer before but I thought it would be fun. I spent so much time watching different YouTube videos and I thought I could do it. My previous computers were not powerful enough to play games such as Valorant or Warzone. I didnt want to spend a ton but I wanted a PC that will be useful for gaming for the next several years with upgrade-ability down the line. It took time picking the parts for the build as I tried to do as much research as I could but once I decided on the parts, I chose Micro Center for the parts as they have absolutely everything. I was excited once I purchased everything but once I bought all the boxes home, I was somewhat worried I would break something and mess up it up royally. But I took my time and went slowly - I mean very slowly. I read each manual and watched more videos. The build took almost an entire day! When I pressed the power button, it worked! I was so excited when I got to the BIOS screen. There were no problems posting and its been running great so far. Im really happy with it and its been running games smoothly!

Favorite Feature

My favorite part was the process - doing the research, watching the videos, picking the parts, talking about the parts with staff at Micro Center, and building it!

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
Qty: 1 $259.99
ASUS B550-F ROG Strix Gaming (WiFi) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS B550-F ROG Strix Gaming (WiFi) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $179.99
ASUS Dual Evo v2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super Dual-Fan Overclocked 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
ASUS Dual Evo v2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super Dual-Fan Overclocked 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $409.99
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black
Qty: 1 $59.99
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 $69.99
Seasonic USA Focus Plus Series 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Seasonic USA Focus Plus Series 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $159.99
Inland Premium 1TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Inland Premium 1TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $124.99
 2 Year Replacement Plan
2 Year Replacement Plan
Qty: 1 $19.99
Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT 240mm Water Cooling Kit
Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT 240mm Water Cooling Kit
Qty: 1 $129.99