Digital Habit #Bitwit

by Jeremy H Posted on: 7/30/2021

Build Description

I made this build to get back into 3d animation, which is something I haven't been able to do for a long time due to the lack of decent computer. What spurred on the build was winning the i9-10900K from Intel and LMG for their LTX Gold Sample giveaway. I have been slowly re learning 3d animation with it but also enjoy some gaming, I mainly play Gears 5, but also Minecraft, and Rise of the Tomb Raider. I do plan to double the RAM and I wish I would have looked into the cooler a little more, the 240R is a little small for my i9-10900K, the temps are fine when left stock but I would like to overclock it and as soon as I do the temps go through the roof and I thermal throttle almost instantly. I was lucky enough to be able to get a 3070 right before the prices became unbelievably high but if the market were normal at the time I would have liked to get either a 3080 or ideally a 3090 since more VRAM is king with 3d applications, but over all I'm not going to complain since at least I was able to get a decent GPU at a decent price. One other thing I would have also done differently had I have known more before hand was I would have gotten an ASUS motherboard specifically for the RGB software it uses, Gigabytes RGB software is VERY limiting and overall feels like they don't really care to make it great, whereas from what I've seen about the ASUS one there are a lot more and better options. I would like to also get the same fans for everywhere because the colours are different enough between the 2 different types of fans I'm using.

Favorite Feature

Honestly it's very hard to pick specific features I like most about my build since I am really happy with how it runs and looks overall, but in an attempt to I would say I'm most happy with the case, I absolutely the look of it. I would also say I've very happy having the monitor mount which makes it a lot easier to pull out my Huion drawing tablet closer to me and easily put it back out of the way when I'm done with it.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i9-10900K Comet Lake 3.7GHz Ten-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
Intel Core i9-10900K Comet Lake 3.7GHz Ten-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $519.99
Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Ultra Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Ultra Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $339.99
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $759.99
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
Qty: 1 $109.99
Lian Li Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black
Lian Li Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $99.99
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 $139.99
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 $84.99
 MSI MAG CORE LIQUID 240R
MSI MAG CORE LIQUID 240R
Qty: 1 $130.00
 SaSamsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
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SaSamsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive m
Qty: 1 $114.00