Economical Jack of all Trades Workhorse Build

by MC-Tustin Posted on: 2/11/2020

Build Description

This machine is going to be used for just about everything. Gaming, photo and video editing, spreadsheets, media storage, and more. It's for both business and pleasure, so it's no surprise they needed an i9-9900K and 32GB of memory. That said, they controlled their costs carefully, investing the most in parts with the biggest impact on performance. 'Pragmatic' is the key word here, to the point where we configured their RGB lights to change depending on the temperature. They have plans for upgrading the memory and motherboard in the future, and have a Bluray drive, three hard drives, and two solid-state drives at home in their old machine that they're going to install. They also brought in their new graphics card for us to install as the cherry on top.

Favorite Feature

This build will be fully-loaded on all fronts, which made it a joy to cable manage for both the parts that were already installed, and the parts we knew were going to be. This one was well-worth the time and effort.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
Intel CPU Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $449.99
ASUS Z390-A Prime Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Motherboard Z390-A Prime Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $164.99
G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32G - Black
G.Skill RAM Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32G - Black
Qty: 1 $138.99
Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C Tempered Glass eATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Fractal Design Case Define R6 USB-C Tempered Glass eATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $189.99
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300G2 1300 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
EVGA Power Supply SuperNOVA 1300G2 1300 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $314.99
Samsung 970 Pro 1TB SSD 2-bit MLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung M.2 SSD 970 Pro 1TB SSD 2-bit MLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $349.99
Corsair Hydro H100i Pro 240mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
Corsair Water Cooling Kits Hydro H100i Pro 240mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
Qty: 1 $129.99
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - 1pk DSP OEM DVD
Microsoft Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - 1pk DSP OEM DVD
Qty: 1 $149.99