Bob's First PC #Bitwit

by Bob S Posted on: 9/8/2021

Build Description

This is my first PC ever, and I decided to build it myself to learn how it's done. It is primarily a gaming rig, where I play games such as Minecraft with shaders and Astroneer. I also do some rendering and video editing for my Youtube channel. I considered the parts list for multiple months, thinking about which parts I can spend less money on and for which I can spend more. Finally I decided on the 3060 for the GPU as it handles pretty much every task nicely and has a relatively low energy consumption.

Favorite Feature

My favorite feature of this build are the 6 ARGB fans in the front and top that overpoweredly cool the 10700K and RTX 3060 and provide magnificent lighting to the system. It runs nice and quiet and looks amazing in my opinion.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $249.99
MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge (WiFi) Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge (WiFi) Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $229.99
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming Dual-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming Dual-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $399.99
 Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory
Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory
Qty: 1 $84.97
 Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh Airflow ATX Mid-Tower w/ E-ATX Support, Polygonal Mesh Front Panel, Crystalline Tempered Glass & 3 ARGB Fans w/ Controller
Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh Airflow ATX Mid-Tower w/ E-ATX Support, Polygonal Mesh Front Panel, Crystalline Tempered Glass & 3 ARGB Fans w/ Controller
Qty: 1 $129.00
Seasonic USA FOCUS GX-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-650FX.
Seasonic USA FOCUS GX-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-650FX.
Qty: 1 $119.99
  MSI MAG Series CORELIQUID 360R, RGB CPU Liquid Cooler (AIO): Rotatable Blockhead Design, 360mm Radiator, Triple 120mm RGB PWM Fans
MSI MAG Series CORELIQUID 360R, RGB CPU Liquid Cooler (AIO): Rotatable Blockhead Design, 360mm Radiator, Triple 120mm RGB PWM Fans
Qty: 1 $120.99
  SAMSUNG 980 M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.4 V-NAND MLC Internal Solid State Drive
SAMSUNG 980 M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.4 V-NAND MLC Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $129.99