BurtonFamGaming PC

by edburton6801 Posted on: 9/2/2020

Build Description

I hadn't build a PC in about 18 years! And truthfully, I've never ever built one completely from scratch. I've tinkered and upgraded, but never a full on build. I built this computer to play RTX games like Control, other third person action games, FPS games of all kinds, and those "walking simulators" like Firewatch and What Remains of Edith Finch. I LOVE a great game story. I mostly play PC games like Destiny 2 and Deliver us the Moon... as well as fun VR games like Half-Life: Alyx & Beat Saber. I also love to stream with my family with games like Davigo VR, Fall Guys, Minecraft, Overwatch, Fortnite, Splitgate, Among Us, and others! Our Twitch channel is BurtonFamGaming.

This rig is a gaming, VR, streaming PC... mostly for me (Dad), but also for the whole family (only... with Dad's permission of course. Only I have the password) :-D If I could go back, I might have waited a few months so I could purchase a 3080... but oh well. :-) I researched this for most of quarantine before finally building it about 4 weeks ago... so frankly, there's not much I would change about how I built it. The ONLY thing I wish I had done was perhaps get an X570 board or the ROG Strix B550-E so I'd get that Gen 2 Type C front header. I also plan to upgrade to 32 gigs of ram before long... but besides that, I'm really happy with it!

Favorite Feature

I didn't think I'd like having the RGB as much as I do... but I love it. I'm also loving how quiet this pc is. With the two stock fans that came with the case, plus the three I added... it's cool and quiet. It's running Control with full RTX without any issues, and I love how optimized my PC is for 1440p gaming. I'm planning to upgrade my router so that I can take advantage of the ASUS mobo's WiFi 6 capabilities. Also, I absolutely love the simple overclocking options via the ASUS software and Ryzen Master. And the built in noise canceling tech in the B550 is VERY helpful and impressive. As I work from home and my kids are running around... my co workers never hear them. It's like magic. :-)

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 $269.99
ASUS B550-F ROG Strix Gaming (WiFi) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS B550-F ROG Strix Gaming (WiFi) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $209.99
ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Dual Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Dual Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $529.99
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
Lian Li 205 Tempered Glass ATX Computer Case - Black
Lian Li 205 Tempered Glass ATX Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $59.99
PowerSpec 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply with RGB Lighting
PowerSpec 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply with RGB Lighting
Qty: 1 $139.99
AMD Wraith Prism (Stock with Ryzen 7 3700X)
Qty: 1 $0.00
included with my CPU
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
 Inland Professional 1TB 3D QLC NAND PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe M.2 Internal SSD
Inland Professional 1TB 3D QLC NAND PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe M.2 Internal SSD
Qty: 1 $89.99
MicroCenter SKU: 099580
 EZDIY-FAB 120mm Computer Case Fan (x3)
EZDIY-FAB 120mm Computer Case Fan (x3)
Qty: 1 $29.99
Impressive AURA Sync Fans for a low cost