First personal PC built since 2010 - see Redmonster. (Built a few workstations for an architecture firm back in 2016 and 2017 but I'm not counting those).

Prices shown are how much paid for out of pocket + tax/shipping - more info in descriptions of each. Overall, I'm very pleased with this machine. Used for gaming, streaming, productivity.


I chose this for the hyperthreading. I would like to attempt de-lidding this at one point, and if it fails, then I get a 9900. Bought @ Micro Center, list price $349.99. $250 gig paid for part of this.

EKWB 360 RGB Kit

First attempt at a custom watercooling loop. It was a challenge but I think successful overall, and I'm pleased with the aesthetics. I would eventually like to upgrade to hard tubing and a Supremacy CPU block (or even a monoblock). Standard clear EKWB coolant, will go for EK-Cryofuel Solid Cloud White shortly.

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master

Wow, I love this board. Found a good condition clearance item @ Micro Center, list price $222.96. Bought the $29.99 2 year replacement plan. $75 playing gig paid for part of this. Had to replace on the plan - 4 pin headers fried.

Corsair Dominator Platinum 16G

Does its job well. Bought @ OutletPC, list price $129.89.

Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2

Love this hard drive! Super fast. Bought @ B&H, list price $209.00.

Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" SSD

His/her storage solution. Love these as well. Got one on sale, then got another on Black Friday (should have waited, oh well).

Water-cooled EVGA RTX 2070 Super Black

I love this card. Handles everything I throw at it, no issues, nice and cool thanks to the EK waterblock. Christmas and birthday money paid for this beauty, $20 mail in rebate.

Fractal Design Define R6

Love this case! Coming from a Silverstone Fortress, this thing is small and light. Bought @ Amazon, list price $158.50.

Corsair hx850i

Does its job. Might be overkill for now. Bought @ Newegg, list price $159.89, $20 mail-in-rebate.

Recycled items

Samsung P2370HD Monitor

LG M2362D Monitor

Logitech 2.1 Speakers

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks so weird with two cheap monitors and cheap peripherals, nevertheless great looking build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed....can't wait to upgrade the recycled parts. Thanks for the comment!

  • 4 months ago
  • -1 points

8700K basically the same as a 3600x but the 3600x is cheaper

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Perhaps, but I wanted to go Intel for this one.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

3600x Also best in speed and cache