My first love #Bitwit

by Kristi B Posted on: 8/5/2021

Build Description

I built this PC myself 8 years ago, though I've obviously upgraded it a few times since then. Never quite got the hang of perfect cable management, so it doesn't look super fancy or anything, but it definitely does the job. I actually built it because I didn't want to buy the new Xbox One at the time and I wanted to look at a cheaper option with a smaller budget, which turned out to be PC gaming. Since then, I've splurged whenever I could afford to, and though it's no longer the cheapest option like I originally planned, I do get a powerful system that looks so fantastic in action!

My PC is for mostly gaming. I play just about anything that catches my eye, from lesser known games like Duck Game and Temtem, to AAA games like Cyberpunk 2077 and GTA V. My favorites though, have to be Detroit: Become Human, Payday 2, Borderlands 2, and Beat Saber (I have the original Vive for anyone curious!). I also draw, write papers, and did all my work on it in college, so it doubles for general purpose.

I think I'm done upgrading for a few years, as I just got my GPU and new PSU this past year, but my next will definitely have to include the CPU/MOBO/RAM. In case anyone is wondering, I still am entering the competition despite not needing an upgrade myself, because I'm getting my boyfriend into PC gaming now! I'm surprising him with a 3060 Ti that I was able to grab next week, but we still need everything else eventually. :')

As for anything I'd do differently, I guess work on my cable management and how neat it looks inside with the lighting, but I can always fix that next time I do anything with it, I guess. :)

Favorite Feature

The 3090 is probably my favorite part. Not because it's an absolute beast (it really is though!!!) but because my best friend actually gifted it to me. I had been trying to get a 3080 since the literal second they released last year, but when they saw I was still on the hunt this past January, they surprised me with not just a 3080, but a 3090! Every time I turn on my PC and see that card light up, I think of them. I also really like the 8TB HDD and 2TB SSD though, because they were birthday gifts from my brother through the years!

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $219.99
MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON
Qty: 1 $139.99
EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Triple-Fan 24GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Triple-Fan 24GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $1,889.99
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL15 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK16GX4M2B3000 - Black
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL15 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK16GX4M2B3000 - Black
Qty: 1 $104.99
Cooler Master Storm Stryker Gaming Full Tower
Qty: 1 $159.00
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G5, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular
Qty: 1 $169.00
Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $109.99
Seagate BarraCuda 8TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" OEM Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 8TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" OEM Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $169.99
Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $299.99
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 $94.99