The Me-Time Machine - #Bitwit

by 22Oz Posted on: 8/5/2021

Build Description

I built this to game, I took a six year break from gaming while my children where young and needed most my time and slowed it way down when I got married (PS3 era), I always loved building computers in fact this was my 5th build however it's my 1st Gaming Rig I re-fell in love with gaming and finally found the fulfilling hobby I'd been missing, PC Gaming, and all the associated tweaking/obsessive researching. I love my rig and pieced it together with gift cards, sales, mail in rebates, and choose mostly Price/Performance parts.

I'm a firm believer in supporting Brick and Mortar Stores and bought 90% of it at Microcenter

I play single player story driven immersive games:
* Control - Only game I can't hold above 60 FPS
* Senua's Sacrifice
* Tomb Raider Reboot (all 3)
* Jedi Fallen Order
* Portal 1 & 2
* RE3
* RE2
* DMC5
* Lego Ninjago and Lego Movie with my Daughter (got her them for her birthday and a Pink version of my Game Pad, she is very proud of it matching mine!!)

Favorite Feature

My GPU! Funny story I bought it to troubleshoot a failing APU in an HTPC I built based around Windows Media Center and Cable Card set up from 2012, but when I decided to go all in with a gaming PC I planned to upgrade my GPU to something awesome by waiting out RDNA... (guess that's the funny part) the GPU is my weakest part, also my favorite though. I literally spent as much on my case and Noctua Fans as my little work horse.

Parts contained in build

 Ryzen 5 2600X
Ryzen 5 2600X
Qty: 1 $250.00
MSI B450 Tomahawk Max AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
MSI B450 Tomahawk Max AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $114.99
Non-Max version
 MSI Radeon RX 570 Armor Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB
MSI Radeon RX 570 Armor Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB
Qty: 1 $130.00
price after Mail in Rebate, also got RE2 Remake and DMC5 Steam
G.Skill Flare X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL14 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C14D-16GFX - Black
G.Skill Flare X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL14 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C14D-16GFX - Black
Qty: 1 $89.00
Actually not this one but the CL16, this is the only 1 of the 2 parts I didn't buy at Microcenter. Tuned with Ryzen DRAM Calculator
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
Corsair CX650M 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Corsair CX650M 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $91.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Universal CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Universal CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $54.99
 Inland Premium 512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4
Inland Premium 512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4
Qty: 1 $75.00
 HyperX Cloud Stinger Wired Gaming Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger Wired Gaming Headset
Qty: 1 $50.00
These are great! Can't believe I ever gamed with out them
 MSI GK30 M&K
MSI GK30 M&K
Qty: 1 $70.00
 MSI Mouse Pad
MSI Mouse Pad
Qty: 1 $12.00
 MSI Optix MAG24C 144Htz
MSI Optix MAG24C 144Htz
Qty: 1 $180.00
On Sale at Micro Center with gift cards and mail in rebate from GPU, paid $38 out of pocket
 Noctua Redux - 2x NF-S12B and 2x NF-p12
Noctua Redux - 2x NF-S12B and 2x NF-p12
Qty: 1 $60.00
These are the only other parts I didn't buy at Micro Center