My First PC

by Kyle A Posted on: 9/7/2021

Build Description

I wanted to get into the PC world for a while now, and finally decided to build one. I went to microcenter in Brentwood, MO and was amazed at the professionalism of the staff. I already kew what I wanted, so that made it easier on the process. I am a college student, so I also wanted something that I could use for both work and play, and this PC has exceeded my expectations.

Favorite Feature

I was able to score an RTX 3060 at a great price, given the current market. It runs cool and quiet, and isn't too flashy or RGB heavy, at least for now anyway.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Qty: 1 $259.99
ASUS X570-Pro TUF Gaming WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS X570-Pro TUF Gaming WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $199.99
Was ready to run out of the box, so no BIOS flash needed.
MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 3X Overclocked Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 3X Overclocked Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $519.99
Works great for everything I do!
Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMH16GX4M2D3600 - Black
Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMH16GX4M2D3600 - Black
Qty: 1 $129.99
Corsair 4000D Airflow Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Corsair 4000D Airflow Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $104.99
A perfect case for size and weight. Will look great anywhere. The dark tempered glass adds a good combination of stealth and mystery.
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
WD Blue SN550 1TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe 3.0 x4, up to 2400MB/s, Internal Solid State Drive with 3D TLC NAND (WDS100T2B0C)
WD Blue SN550 1TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe 3.0 x4, up to 2400MB/s, Internal Solid State Drive with 3D TLC NAND (WDS100T2B0C)
Qty: 1 $99.99
Cooler Master CK530 V2 Tenkeyless Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Blue Switch with RGB Backlighting, On-The-Fly Controls, and Aluminum Top Plat
Cooler Master CK530 V2 Tenkeyless Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Blue Switch with RGB Backlighting, On-The-Fly Controls, and Aluminum Top Plat
Qty: 1 $89.99
Accessory Power Enhance Pathogen Extended Pro Gaming Mat - Red
Accessory Power Enhance Pathogen Extended Pro Gaming Mat - Red
Qty: 1 $19.99
Corsair H115i XT 280mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
Corsair H115i XT 280mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
Qty: 1 $154.99
Glorious PC Gaming Race Model O Gaming Mouse - Matte Black
Glorious PC Gaming Race Model O Gaming Mouse - Matte Black
Qty: 1 $49.99
A great mouse for any user. It is a good weight and doesn't make you sweat at all
ASUS TUF Gaming VG24VQ 23.6&quote; FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz HDMI DP FreeSync Curved LED Gaming Monitor
ASUS TUF Gaming VG24VQ 23.6"e; FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz HDMI DP FreeSync Curved LED Gaming Monitor
Qty: 1 $189.99