#MicroCenterMadness! Quarantine Build

by Andrew n Posted on: 3/25/2021

Build Description

Needed a desk and pc without all the mess that comes with it. Ended up building a custom desk with the help of my dad as a Quarantine project to fit the room. It's used for gaming, schoolwork and the occasional photo/video editing. In the future, I may plan on upgrading the graphics card, or even attempt to do custom water cooling. It definitely took a while to build, having its ups and downs (especially cable management) during construction but the end result was worth it.

Favorite Feature

Love the finish on top of the desk. From a distance it looks like your ordinary table, but as you approach you get to peer through the glass and see the computer underneath.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i5-10400 Comet Lake 2.9GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
Intel Core i5-10400 Comet Lake 2.9GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $149.99
ASUS Z490-A Prime Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Z490-A Prime Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $249.99
 1070 ti Strix
1070 ti Strix
Qty: 1 $505.00
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2E3200C16 - Black
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2E3200C16 - Black
Qty: 1 $119.99
 Custom Wooden Desk Pc
Custom Wooden Desk Pc
Qty: 1 $200.00
Took a couple weekends of work to finish. Entire desk is made of particle board while the top is Pine with a layer of liquid glass on top. The exterior of the desk is painted while the inside is covered with a carbon fibre wrap.
EVGA 750 BQ 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
EVGA 750 BQ 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Qty: 1 $99.99
 212 evo led
212 evo led
Qty: 1 $35.00
Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" OEM Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" OEM Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $47.49
Inland Professional 240GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (240G)
Inland Professional 240GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (240G)
Qty: 1 $32.99
 120mm PC Computer Case Fan Magnetic Frame
120mm PC Computer Case Fan Magnetic Frame
Qty: 1 $9.00
 Bitspower Touchaqua Notos O RGB Hydro Bearing 120mm Case Fan - 5 Pack
Bitspower Touchaqua Notos O RGB Hydro Bearing 120mm Case Fan - 5 Pack
Qty: 1 $70.00
 Bitspower Touchaqua Notos O RGB Hydro Bearing 120mm Case Fan
Bitspower Touchaqua Notos O RGB Hydro Bearing 120mm Case Fan
Qty: 2 $15.00
 Blue Led Power Button
Blue Led Power Button
Qty: 1 $5.00
 dvd drive
dvd drive
Qty: 1 $0.00
 Kingwin RGB LED Flexible Strip
Kingwin RGB LED Flexible Strip
Qty: 1 $12.00
 Micro Connectors Premium Sleeved PSU Cable Extension Kit - Black/ White
Micro Connectors Premium Sleeved PSU Cable Extension Kit - Black/ White
Qty: 1 $30.00
 Recessed Power Strip
Recessed Power Strip
Qty: 1 $15.00
 Redragon K512 Shiva RGB Membrane Gaming Keyboard
Redragon K512 Shiva RGB Membrane Gaming Keyboard
Qty: 1 $40.00
 Redragon M808-RGB RGB Optical Gaming Mouse - Black
Redragon M808-RGB RGB Optical Gaming Mouse - Black
Qty: 1 $25.00
 UCEC 5.25 Inch Metal Front Panel USB Hub
UCEC 5.25 Inch Metal Front Panel USB Hub
Qty: 1 $19.01