Specifically, it’s new damn computer time for both my husband and I. The last time I had upgraded my system, was with a new video card in 2014; Which, for the past couple of years, hasn’t mattered too much as most games that I have played are either on the iPad, console games, optimized old-system friendly Blizzard games (WoW, Overwatch, and friends), or indie titles that will run on literally anything with a screen.
Unsurprisingly, the game that we are building a PC for is Cyberpunk 2077. Unfortunately, literally everyone on the planet is also trying to build a computer for Cyberpunk 2077 with the exact same parts. We managed to snag one R5 5600x and one RTX 3070 for my husband’s computer, but mine will have to wait until more parts are in stock (his machine no longer boots, so his rig has priority). Until then, I am satisfied with being a console peasant and enjoying Cyberpunk from the comforts out our couch. This also gives me more time I guess to look into a decent KVM Switch to switch between my work machines and gaming machine.
Here is the build. Parts are subject to change depending on availability and when I actually build the damn thing. I haven’t 100% decided on the case that I want:
|CPU||Intel Core i7-2600||AMD Ryzen R5 5600X|
|Motherboard||Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 ATX LGA1155||MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk|
|Video Card||Radeon R9 280||Nvidia RTX 3070|
|Memory||Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333||2x G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3600|
|Storage||OS is on an SSD, data is on a large ass HDD||Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB M2.-2280 SSD|
|PSU||Corsair 850W ATX12V||Corsair HXi 850W|
|Case||Antec P280||Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C|
|Cooling||Cooler Master Hyper 212||Noctua NH-U12S|