My First PC Build

by Mark A Posted on: 2/2/2021

Build Description

Finally decided to pull the trigger and build my own PC. I've been wanting to do so for a while, but after playing Total War and bingeing on various YouTube channels I finally did it.

What started as a budget build (the original specs were at about $800) I was able to barter, hustle, and through some good luck found an RTX3070 at Microcenter. This will be mainly for gaming, such as OW, COD, and maybe eventually get MS Flight simulator with the full H.O.T.A.S set up.

When my sister decides to build her computer to play SIMs, my future upgrades include:
- Full sized ATX board
- Possibly upgraded CPU (looking at the Ryzen 7)
- Debating on an water cooling
- Lian Li Unifan (cablemanagement is crazy on this; currently running 8 fans, 4 extra RGB lighting pieces)

Favorite Feature

My favorite feature is definitely the GIGABYTE GeForce 3070 VISION OC. By extremely luck I stumbled on a new shipment when I went to Microcenter to return a set of screwdrivers LOL

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Qty: 1 $199.99
MSI B450M Bazooka Max WiFi AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
MSI B450M Bazooka Max WiFi AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $89.99
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Vision Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Vision Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $619.99
Originally started with a PowerColor Red Dragon RX570
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black
Qty: 1 $79.99
Lian Li Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - White
Lian Li Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - White
Qty: 1 $104.99
EVGA 650BQ 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
EVGA 650BQ 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $99.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Universal CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Universal CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $44.99
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
WD Black SN750 250GB SSD 3D V-NAND PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x 4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $79.99
Addressable PC RGB LED Strip, Magnetic Rainbow PC Case Lighting, 2PCS Strips 42LEDs for 5V 3-pin ARGB LED headers, for ASUS Aura SYNC, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sy
Qty: 1 $16.65
Purchased from Amazon
Bitspower Touchaqua Notos O RGB Hydro Bearing 120mm Case Fan - 5 Pack
Qty: 1 $69.99
Got them when they were on sale
Customized Luffy vertical GPU stand
Qty: 1 $30.00
Purchaed from DreambigbyRayMODhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/715584979/customized-argb-standing-gpu-holder?show_sold_out_detail=1&ref=nla_listing_details
LINKUP - PSU Cable Extension Sleeved Custom Mod GPU PC Braided w/Comb Kit┃1x 24 P (20+4)┃1x 8 P (4+4) CPU┃2X 8 P (6+2) GPU Set┃30CM 300MM - WhiteBlack
Qty: 1 $31.99
Purchased from Amazon
upHere 5V 3-Pack 120mm Silent PWM Intelligent Control 5V Addressable RGB Fan Motherboard Sync, Adjustable Colorful Fans with Controller T7SYC7-3
Qty: 1 $32.99
Purchased from Amazon