Profile

About Myself

I built my first PC only a few years ago but I have learned an enormous amount about hardware/software since then. For my first build, I had a budget of $800 which I had saved during a summer job when I was 17. That $800 budget had to include an OS and all peripherals since I was new to the world of PC gaming. My first PC consisted of an Ryzen 3 1300X and 1060 6GB. It certainly got the job done and allowed me to play most titles at 1080p60. Since then, I have built 7 systems at the time of writing of this, three of which were for personal use. My current personal build is below.

Before building my first PC, I was a console gamer of 12 years so initially, it was rather difficult to convince myself that a gaming PC was worth the hassle and expense. When I started to get serious about it, I spent probably 100 hours doing nothing but watching build tutorials on YouTube or watching hardware reviews. During my research, I came across PCPartPicker and that’s really when things escalated. 15-minutes after posting on ‘Create a Part List For Me’ all of my frustrations were resolved by this awesome community. Since that day, I have been a very frequent member on PCPP. I know what it was like to start out so I devote a lot of time to help others who are in the same situation.

My advice for anyone considering building their first computer:

Don’t be intimidated by the process. You'll soon realize that the process is actually very enjoyable and easy but remember, seek help for what you don't know. Knowledge is everything and when you're in unmarked territory, sometimes it's best to get advice from others.


Current Setup:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $279.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $126.99 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $229.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3466 Memory $144.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $79.90 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $534.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $387.17 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech - G Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard $108.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 HERO Wired Optical Mouse $53.00 @ Amazon
Headphones Sennheiser - GAME ONE Black Headset $79.99
Custom Cooler Master MCA-U000R-CLS000 Accessory- Universal Magnetic RGB Lighting LED Strip for Computer Cases 4 Pin RGB Connector $18.99 @ Newegg Business
Custom Cooler Master MCA-U000R-CLS000 Accessory- Universal Magnetic RGB Lighting LED Strip for Computer Cases 4 Pin RGB Connector $18.99 @ Newegg Business
Custom Deepcool FH-10 Fan Hub Connecting Up to 10 Fans With PWM Function for $9.99 @ Newegg
Custom Antec Cable Comb Kit - 24 Pieces Set Black $9.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2573.63
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $2523.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-25 14:07 EDT-0400