PC Build Complete

PC Build Complete

My new gaming rig “GigaHorse” is finally complete. I’ve wanted to build my own gaming PC for years! Here are a few things I picked up doing it.

  1. Assembling the PC was literally just clicking parts together. If you aren’t sure what to do you can easily find videos on YouTube explaining it.
  2. You can find multiple resources on picking parts, I utilized Logical Increments for my build.
  3. I thought the most intimidating aspect was applying the heat sink. This was actually incredibly easy. I just watched a few videos on it and did it.
  4. Wow, cryptocurrencies are making it really hard to find parts. Glad I built this when I did!
  5. The SSD is awesome. Go with the M.2. Blazing fast.
  6. Bluetooth only works with a WiFi card. Didn’t figure that out until later. Since I planned on live wiring it, I had to buy one so I could connect controllers to it.
  7. I skipped the entire RGB works inside. I don’t have a lot of confidence in my wiring. I don’t really feel like I’m missing out by not having flashing lights everywhere.
  8. The fans on the case are quiet enough. I didn’t feel like I needed to upgrade those at all.
  9. I had so many games to install I had to add a second TB SSD. The HDD 4TB is blazing fast as well and used for deep storage. I back that all up to a NAS.
  10. If you’re on the fence building a PC or buying a console, go with the PC. It is worth it!
The GigaHorse
The GigaHorse

Here are parts I used to complete it.

Case

ROSEWILL ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case, Gaming Case with Blue LED for Desktop / PC and 3 Case Fans Pre-Installed, Front I/O Access Ports (CHALLE (Computers & Accessories)

Motherboard

ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) ATX DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 Gigabit LAN

GPU

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Turbo Graphic Card TURBO-GTX1080-8G

RAM

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Desktop Memory Kit – Black (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)

SSD (x2)

Intel Solid State Drive (SSD), 660P Series, 1 TB

HDD

WD Blue 4TB PC Hard Drive – 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD40EZRZ

Cooler

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler with PWM Fan, Four Direct Contact Heat Pipes

Optical Drive

Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST Black(user guide is included)

Power Supply

Seasonic G Series 650 SSR-650RM 650W 80+ Gold ATX12V & EPS12V Semi-Modular SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 105 °C Japanese Capacitor 5 Year Warranty Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

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