1st PC

by Justin B Posted on: 9/15/2021

Build Description

I got fed up with my old MacBook and finally decided to build a PC for myself this year. I started gathering parts in July 2021 and got the system to post the following month. Most of the parts I got on sale through Newegg and Micro Center, and the motherboard was the one part I bought secondhand. I built this system for Battlefield 2042 and 1440p high refresh rate gaming. I also plan to use this to learn how to code/program; I want to get into a coding bootcamp to start a new career in tech. I may also use this for streaming, video editing or music production eventually. For a first time build, I'm pretty happy with how this system turned out. Let me know what you guys think as well as what can be improved to make this system even better. Thanks!

Favorite Feature

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. I was very lucky and got it through Newegg Shuffle for MSRP. I love the look of the card and the massive heatsink on the FTW3 Ultra model helps keep temps nice and cool.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $349.99
MSI X570 MAG Tomahawk WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
MSI X570 MAG Tomahawk WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $199.99
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $799.99
Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2D36K1 - Black
Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2D36K1 - Black
Qty: 1 $114.99
 Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact TG Light Tint ATX Mid-Tower Case
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact TG Light Tint ATX Mid-Tower Case
Qty: 1 $109.99
 Super Flower Leadex III Gold 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Super Flower Leadex III Gold 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $109.99
Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $79.95
Samsung 870 EVO 1TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung 870 EVO 1TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $109.99
 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $127.49
 Asiahorse Power Supply Sleeved Cable for Power Supply Extension Cable Wire Kit - Black-Mix
Asiahorse Power Supply Sleeved Cable for Power Supply Extension Cable Wire Kit - Black-Mix
Qty: 1 $29.99
 Corsair iCUE SP120 RGB ELITE 47.7 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack
Corsair iCUE SP120 RGB ELITE 47.7 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack
Qty: 2 $63.99
 Noctua F12 PWM chromax.black.swap 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan
Noctua F12 PWM chromax.black.swap 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan
Qty: 1 $22.90