Jigglypuff 2.0

by Caroline M Posted on: 10/5/2021

Build Description

I initially planned to upgrade an old HP Compaq for gaming and to use graphic design software. I intend to play Overwatch, Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Splitgate and more. For graphic art I'm mainly interested in digitizing embroidery files and want to make stickers and pins. After getting some help, I realized it would probably be better to build from scratch. I would have loved to keep my original case since I painted it pink and cut out a Jigglypuff silhouette but the CPU cooler and graphics card were too wide to fit. I do like the sleeker look of the new case but in hindsight I should have waited until I had the parts before customizing the case. I did go back to the store a week after building the PC to get more RAM more for cosmetic reasons than needing an extra 16gb. It took about 5 hours to build because I would rearrange how the things were and connecting the rgb cables was a bit confusing. Cable management wasn't too difficult but involved a lot of reworking how I initially connected everything. Next time I'll work on Cable management as I'm building. In general, I should have done more research before starting the build process because it would not turn on when I had finished. I realized one of the power cables was not fully plugged in after checking the cables for everything else first. In the end, it was a fun project and I inspired my boyfriend to want to build a gaming PC for himself.

Favorite Feature

I love the G.Skill RAM. It stands out beautifully and the colors shine. Plus the silver plated sides look beautiful. I wish I could display the RAM by itself.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i5-10600K Comet Lake 4.1GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i5-10600K Comet Lake 4.1GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $199.99
Purchased during Prime Day at Amazon
ASUS Z590M-PLUS Prime Intel LGA 1200 microATX Motherboard
ASUS Z590M-PLUS Prime Intel LGA 1200 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $174.99
Purchased during Prime Day at Amazon
Zotac NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge LHR Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Zotac NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge LHR Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $599.99
Check your local Micro Center stock on Fridays. I was going to buy a GTX 1650 at Best Buy when I decided to check what Micro Center had in stock and they had a ton of cards in store.
G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-16GTRS - Silver
G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-16GTRS - Silver
Qty: 2 $119.99
Purchased on sale at Micro Center
Lian Li LANCOOL 205M Mid-Tower Chassis Micro ATX Computer Case PC Gaming Case with Tempered Glass Side Panel, Magnetic Dust Filter, Water-Cooling Ready, Side Ventilation, 2 x 120mm PWM Fan Pre-Installed - White
Lian Li LANCOOL 205M Mid-Tower Chassis Micro ATX Computer Case PC Gaming Case with Tempered Glass Side Panel, Magnetic Dust Filter, Water-Cooling Ready, Side Ventilation, 2 x 120mm PWM Fan Pre-Installed - White
Qty: 1 $69.99
ASUS ROG STRIX 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply - White
ASUS ROG STRIX 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply - White
Qty: 1 $239.99
Only purchased the 850W because they didn't have the 750W in stock and it was the last part i needed
SanDisk - Ultra 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $229.00
Lian Li Galahad 240mm RGB Water Cooling Kit - White
Lian Li Galahad 240mm RGB Water Cooling Kit - White
Qty: 1 $129.99
Purchased on sale at Micro Center
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit OEM DVD - English
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit OEM DVD - English
Qty: 1 $119.99