#MicroCenterMadness - The Monstrosity - #MicroCenterMadness

by Ed N Posted on: 3/29/2021

Build Description

Primary for kicking butt on MK 11 and Doom. Secondary for relaxing and listening to my iTunes library and streaming movies. Third, storage/conversion/viewing of my purchased DVD library over the years. Future upgrade is to standardize the fans, Thermaltake only sold a 3 pack of the Riing Tri fans, so I have 1 spare fan, until I can get a single matching fan.

Favorite Feature

Customizing the lighting on the Fans, CPU block, Graphic Card was pretty cool, until the software crapped all over windows 10 and I had to reload the entire system. Now the coolest thing is hearing Scorpion scream "Get Over Here" on my B&O system. Using MS Remote Desktop software on my iMac I have near full control on the Monstrosity, so i can get in a leisure game on Monopoly in my office.

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 $279.99
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $269.99
Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme Waterforce WB 8G
Qty: 1 $780.00
G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-32GTZNC - Black
G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-32GTZNC - Black
Qty: 1 $173.99
Thermaltake Core P90 Black
Qty: 1 $160.00
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850 Watts 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850 Watts 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $149.99
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $89.99
CD/MP3/DVD storage
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $114.99
Crucial MX500 1TB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Crucial MX500 1TB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $99.99
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250GB - NVME M.2
Qty: 1 $70.00
Boot up quickly
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB - NVME M.2
Qty: 1 $95.00
Games
Thermaltake kit
Qty: 1 $299.00
Enough for 1 watercooled component.
Water cooling
Qty: 1 $400.00
2 pumps, additional hard tubing in front, soft tubing hidden in back attached to pumps. Extra Bitpower and thermaltake fittings. Bending kit.Thermaltake Orange & Black custom sleeve cable kit. Thermaltake Radiator & Riing Tri 12in Fans.