The Death Star

by Leon N Posted on: 8/31/2020

Build Description

I built this computer, first and foremost, because my aging laptop from 2011 was on its last legs. I've always wanted to get into computer gaming, so I used that as an initial focus when generating my parts list. However, since I do code, edit photos/video and some music production, I needed to make sure I found a balance in gaming performance and productivity. I think I did quite nicely, both with the spec list as well as the actual look.

Favorite Feature

I loved the look of the case (NZXT H510 Elite in black) the first time I saw it, so I knew it was a must have and actually was the very first part I bought, ultimately committing myself to doing a build at some point.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Matisse 3.8GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Matisse 3.8GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
Qty: 1 $399.99
ASUS X570-E ROG Strix Gaming AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS X570-E ROG Strix Gaming AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $299.99
ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 Super Advance ROG Strix Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 Super Advance ROG Strix Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $449.99
G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC - Black
G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC - Black
Qty: 1 $109.99
G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC - Black
G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC - Black
Qty: 1 $109.99
NZXT H510 Elite Dual-Tempered Glass RGB ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
NZXT H510 Elite Dual-Tempered Glass RGB ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $154.99
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G+ 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G+ 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $149.99
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $54.99