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America is my second build, but took me over a year to complete because it wasn't an all at-once-build. Rather than a Black Friday shopping spree when I decided I wanted to build a much newer computer than my old one at the time, I steadily kept improving my build over the course of a year and a half. For a long time I had a GTX 1050ti, an i5-9400f, and an MSI h310 PRO-VDH, not to mention the cheapest case and power supply that I could find (yes, an included in-the-case 250W off brand PSU ;). The first upgrade I made was more aesthetics focused, with purchase of some cheap RGB fans and the NZXT h500i when it first came out. The second upgrade I made, about 3 months later, was from the 1050ti to the RTX 2070 before the 2070 SUPER came out, and a new PSU because the off brand one didn't have enough 8-pin connectors or enough wattage for this beefy card. Although the upgrade was huge in the games that I play like CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG, and Rust, I noticed for a long time that the i5-9400f was throttling FPS in games, and heating up almost to 83 degrees celsius under load for more than an hour with its stock cooler. I kept thinking I should get a better processor, but wasn't willing to dump the $350 on the i7-9700kf or $325 on an i7-8700k, as well as however much it would have cost to get a new motherboard for the 9th gen processors. But, when I managed to snag a deal on the 9700kf for $270 as well as sell my 9400f for $120, I knew I was gonna go with basically a whole new system, deciding on the Asus Prime z390a as my motherboard.

And that was my struggle with building a new computer, evolving from a 9400f to a 9700k overclocked to 5ghz, and an MSI Gaming-X 1050ti to an MSI Gaming-Z 2070. And with all the new RGB in my computer, although there are probably a bunch of cool color schemes, I picked good old red, white, and blue for what I think is a sick build that really took its time and taught me a lot about the computer market and how to become comfortable building computers.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

sweet story, man. I guess there happens to be truth to clichés. If you work hard, you'll reach your dream. +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

For a build titled America I just wish you went with a Western Digital storage device somewhere lol. Still +1 tho.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the monitor?