This is my second full Rig after a long time spent with my Intel 4690k and GTX 980 I figured it was time for a new machine and what better time was it to build then on the eve of the arrival of the next generation of AMD Ryzen processors? So I waited and then heard of the Ryzen 9 3900x and it was at that point I knew what this platform was going to be built around.This Rig is meant to be my work/game station and as such it needs to handle just about everything thrown at it and with the 3900x paired with the 2080ti it can definitely do just that.

Some may question my choice of an X-470 over a the budget B-450 or even the latest and greatest X-570. I didn't want to deal with Mobo fan and I didn't want or need the speed of PCI-E 4.0 so X-570 was a no go especially with the better Mobo's being much pricier this time around. Also I wanted to make sure the Mobo had a good feature set and nice VRM so I decide to over look the B-450 series and just grab a top tier X-470 board to suit my needs especially one with USB BIOS Flashback capabilities. The Ryzen 3rd gen processors can get a bit toasty at times so using a 280mm AIO or above or an Air Cooler is pretty much needed in my eyes. My only regret is skimping on the Memory but that's an easy fix so its honestly not that bad. The Lian-Li PC-O11d... what can I say about it that hasn't been said? Its easily my favorite case to build in and probably only going to be exceeded by its recently released "little" brother the PC-O11d XL.

The hold overs from my old Rig happen to be just about all the desktop peripherals and one piece of internal hardware which would be Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Webcam, Microphone, Sound System, and the SSD. Since PCpartpicker doesn't have a Mic or Webcam options I have a Blue Yeti Pro Mic and the venerable Logitech C920 Webcam. Everything is functional and I didn't need to upgrade any of this but do plan to grab a newer monitor later on and turn my current monitor into a secondary one. My 5.1 surround sound is my oldest piece and I have had that for over a decade and it still sounds insanely good for its age.

So while I feel its worth the price stated here I made sure to get some great deals on a lot of this hardware to really make it worth it. Always be smart and find good deals from reputable sellers. Also I grabbed an OEM copy of Windows 10 Home off eBay for $5 so that's another hefty save.

Savings for the newer hardware Mobo saved about $70. GPU was about $200. Memory about $17. Case was about $30. * PSU saved $60.

So all in all I actually ended up spending $2200-$2300 for the new rig!

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but I wish there were better pictures.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Any bios updated would be required for 3900x?