PC Specifications

Everything that is in my main gaming PC, and
why I picked them for my rig.

I handpicked every part of this PC, built it myself, and any adaptations big or small explained below with images. I will also explain why I picked certain manufacturers for parts, and how I came to get a hold of some of the parts used in my system.

Motherboard:
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero

I picked this motherboard after having had a serious issue with another brand’s flagship board, leading to some less than ideal back and forth with the manufacturer’s support team.

The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero spoke to me for many reasons and having found ASUS motherboards the best to build with at work, I couldn’t think of any reason not to go for them this time around.

From the design of the board to the UEFI interface, I find this board to be the ultimate of all motherboards that I have ever worked with, and the BIOS flashback is an absolute godsend!

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 9
3900x

Twelve cores and 24 threads of pure performance. This CPU was the pinnacle of AMD at the time of its release and has yet to give me any reason to want or need to upgrade it.

As I use my PC for more than just gaming, this processor allows me the scope to run basically anything I need with great performance. Whether that be gaming, music, video, 3D, or anything else that I can think of.

RAM:
32GB Corsair Vengeance Dominator Platinum DDR4 3200MHz (4x8GB)

It all started with a 16GB set. I had no reason to upgrade to 32GB at the time, but I had some cash leftover and I was placing an order with a distributor, so I figured why not? And I am so glad I did due to the huge increase in price that followed.

At the time, I had no need to upgrade to 32GB and it was purely an impulse purchase. But nothing says “OOO” like all four memory slots packed with RAM.

GPU:
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super WINDFORCE OC 3x 8GB

Before I got this graphics card I was running on a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming 8GB card which, although it was a great card, but it would have the worst coil whine that I’ve ever heard. I swore that I would not be going with Gigabyte for my next GPU, until Christmas 2020 when I received my current card as a bonus gift from my boss.

Yes, it still has crazy coil whine, but it’s a fantastic card and even better because it was a gift.

I will upgrade one day, but not soon.

Storage Drives

SSDs:
Samsung 980 Pro 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4.0
Windows
Patriot P300 500GB
Games 1
V Series SATA SSD 480GB Games 2

HDDS:
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Documents
Seagate 2TB Barracuda
Videos
Seagate 2TB Barracuda
MOAR GAMES
OLD WD 2.5″ 1TB
Utilities (Drivers/Software)

Case:
Carbide Series™ Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case

I bought this case because I loved the design, the fact that I can create a very neat layout with tons of space for my water cooler, and hide all of the cables in the back.

I have considered changing cases, as I’ve had this case for over five years, but nothing excites me, and I’ve worked with the new model with the glass and just don’t like it. Recommendations appreciated.

Other items

PSU:
Corsair HX750I 750w
Cooling:
Corsair H115I Platinum AiO
Fans:
Corsair 140MM HF Fans
Keyboard:
Corsair K95 Platinum XT
Mouses:
A4-Tech X-748K
Logitech MX Master
Corsair SCIMITAR RGB Optical
Controller:
Xbox One Elite Gen1 Controller
Audio Interface:
Focusrite Scarlett Solo
Microphone:
Audio-Technica AT2020 XLR
Headphones: 
Audio-Technica ATH-M50X
Desk Chair: 
E-Blue Cobra X
Desk:
IKEA LAGKAPTEN / ALEX

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