Video Games

Building My First Computer

For the last 20 years, I've played video games on consoles.  I began gaming in the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis era, and I've had nearly every console since then.  But after getting a taste of PC games this year, I think it's time for my gaming spirit to take on another evolutionary form. I will update this post throughout my quest to build my first PC.

I’m a total newb at computers, so I tapped into my network of geniuses to guide me in creating my ideal build – a PC built for streaming.  I’m currently in the process of buying all my parts.  I’m still researching monitors so if you have a recommendation, please drop it in the comments!

My target date to have my PC built is mid-September.  I’m so excited to start streaming!

[PCPartPicker part list]

Type|Item|Price
:—-|:—-|:—-
**CPU** | [Intel – Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor] | $347.00 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master – MasterLiquid ML120L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler]| $49.89 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [MSI – Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard] | $198.89 @ OutletPC
**Memory** | [G.Skill – Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory] | $143.89 @ OutletPC
**Storage** | [Samsung – 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive]| $107.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Seagate – Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5″ 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive] | $89.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
**Video Card** | [EVGA – GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card] | $514.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Fractal Design – Define C TG ATX Mid Tower Case] | $95.56 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [EVGA – SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply] | $109.89 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft – Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit] | $94.89 @ OutletPC
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| **Total** | **$1752.97**

 

 

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