I’ve been using a prebuilt PC (Acer Predator G3620) for 6 years and I’ve finally decided to embark on a journey to build my own PC. I mainly use my PC for gaming, from low spec Indie games to high end AAA games. Therefore, my main considerations for choosing parts were its support for the games I play. I decided to go for a black theme as I was never a huge fan of RGB lighting, and I decided to center my build around it.
I chose the AMD Ryzen 7 3700x because I was “hungry” and wanted to bite off more than I could chew. There was no reason I needed such a processor for my daily usage. I knew that a 3600x was sufficient, but I guess greed is truly a bottomless pit. I decided to pick up AMD instead of Intel is also mainly because of the recent (2019) hypetrain around its new releases. That said, I have zero regrets choosing this processor.
I believe that the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon was good enough for what I need, as I do not require a PCIe 4.0 and SLI.
I was contemplating between the new AMD Radeon RX 5700XT and the NVIDIA RTX 2060 SUPER. The reason I chose the 2060S was due to the fact it has an AIB Cooler (and Ray Tracing) over the 5700XT. I decided to go for instant gratification and go for the ZOTAC 2060S AMP EXTREME instead of waiting for 5700XT AIB cards.
At the onstart, I wanted a Fractal Design Meshify C as my casing, due to its looks mainly (I mean that’s the main reason for cases) But on the day I was getting parts for my PC, there was no stock for the Meshify C and I got recommended the Corsair Carbide 275R. I decided to go with it because my gut feeling told me to go with it and it looked great nonetheless. Overall, I felt that I would have been happier with the Meshify C but the Carbide 275R definitely did not disappoint.
In a nutshell, many of the choices are based on human flaws, such as greed and laziness, and I want to let new builders know that it’s okay to cave in and to embrace human nature. The only unhappiness I have with my build is with the LED lights on the GPU and Cooler. I plan to get the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Black Edition to replace my
ugly RGB stock cooler. That said, I am extremely pleased with my first build. Thank you for coming to my TED talk. And yes, I took the photos in portrait, sue me.