Build Description

I built this PC primarily as a workstation for 3D animation and visual effects. I also make content for my YouTube channel, CGStirk! I do play games when I'm done with work. My favorites are DCS, Arma 3, Witcher 3, Metro Exodus, and Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. I'm in the process of upgrading this rig as the CPU and RAM are holding back rendering and 3D simulation performance for my work. One day soon I hope to appease the Nvidia gods and pick up an RTX 3090 for some epic GPU rendering, and gaming at 4k with Cyberpunk will hopefully be awesome too!

Favorite Feature

I'm most pleased about finding a case that could be inverted so the window is on the right. Since the room layout doesn't allow me to have the PC on the right-hand side, I'm glad be quiet! offers that feature. I think the Tamashii Nations Stormtroopers are a nice touch, too, along with the LIFX Beams.

Parts contained in build

 i9-7900x
i9-7900x
Qty: 1 $1,000.00
 ASRock X299 Taichi LGA 2066 Intel X299 ATX Motherboard
ASRock X299 Taichi LGA 2066 Intel X299 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $345.99
 Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC
Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC
Qty: 1 $1,250.00
 Ballistix Sport LT 64GB Kit (16GBx4) DDR4 2666
Ballistix Sport LT 64GB Kit (16GBx4) DDR4 2666
Qty: 2 $600.00
(2x for 128 GB)
 be quiet! Dark Base 700 White Edition Case
be quiet! Dark Base 700 White Edition Case
Qty: 1 $200.00
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GA 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GA 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $144.99
 Corsair Hydro Series H115i PRO
Corsair Hydro Series H115i PRO
Qty: 1 $139.99
 Toshiba 5TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5 HDD
Toshiba 5TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5 HDD
Qty: 3 $149.99
3x for 15TB
Toshiba X300 10TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Toshiba X300 10TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $289.99
 Samsung 970 EVO+ 500GB SSD V-NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 970 EVO+ 500GB SSD V-NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $89.99
 Samsung 970 Pro 1TB SSD 2-bit MLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 970 Pro 1TB SSD 2-bit MLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $349.99
SanDisk SSD Plus 1TB SSD SATA III 6.0 GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
SanDisk SSD Plus 1TB SSD SATA III 6.0 GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $115.99