Intel MSI Gaming PC

by Daniel N Posted on: 9/7/2021

Build Description

This was my first PC build. I built it mainly for university and programming, but also for some gaming when I need a break. I've always wanted to build my own PC and I finally got the opportunity to do it over summer. In hindsight, I should've spent some more money on a PSU and gotten an 80+ Gold, so that'll be the first thing I upgrade in the future.

Favorite Feature

I love the 3060ti I managed to get. I drove to Microcenter a few times but was unable to get a card, but one day I got lucky and got a really good spot in the Zotac virtual line and was able to get a RTX 3060TI. Its not a great overclocker but its way better than the Alienware Alpha R2 that I had before (which also constantly shut down from overheating while gaming).

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $269.99
MSI Z490-A PRO Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
MSI Z490-A PRO Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $159.99
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black
Qty: 1 $82.99
MSI MPG GUNGNIR 110R ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case
MSI MPG GUNGNIR 110R ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case
Qty: 1 $109.99
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 $74.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 CPU Air Cooler with SickleFlow 120, PWM Fan, Direct Contact Technology, 4 Copper Heat Pipes for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 CPU Air Cooler with SickleFlow 120, PWM Fan, Direct Contact Technology, 4 Copper Heat Pipes for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Qty: 1 $44.99
Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $59.99
 Asus VG248QG 24.0" 1920x1080 165 Hz Monitor
Asus VG248QG 24.0" 1920x1080 165 Hz Monitor
Qty: 1 $190.99
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit
Qty: 1 $32.46
 TP-Link Archer TX3000E PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi Adapter
TP-Link Archer TX3000E PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi Adapter
Qty: 1 $39.99
 Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB Twin Edge OC Video Card
Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB Twin Edge OC Video Card
Qty: 1 $569.99