I recently built an epic new PC which I am now currently using as my main system.
The Part List
- Intel i9-9900k
- Asus ROG Maximus xi Extreme
- G.Skill Trident Z Royal 64gb DDR4 Ram
- EVGA Geforce RTX 2080 Ti 11gb
- Thermal Take Level 20 GT ATX Full Tower Case
- Thermal Take Toughpower DPS G RGB 1250 W 80+ Titanium
- Corsair H150i PRO Liquid CPU Cooler
- Samsung SSD 970 EVO 1TB – NVMe
- BenQ Zowie XL2411P 1920×1080 144hz
Overall this computer performs far better than the system I was previously using. One thing that took me a while to get used to, was the lack of moving parts (like cd drives). I also didn’t expect to enjoy the RGB lighting as much as I am. Considering that most of my home has RGB lighting it’s kinda cool to have this feature with my PC as well.
One aspect of my build that kept scaring me was the tempered glass door of the case. I kept feeling as if there was no door at all, and became worried about kicking my machine. Thankfully this automatic fear response of mine has gone away at this point.
During setup I did have to work out odd quirks due to the default software configuration. An aspect that I greatly appreciated about this build was the NVMe I picked. I knew that they were faster than a traditional SSD. Especially with the restarts I was blown away at how fast the whole process took.
After several tweaks/adjustments I ended up with a super fast boot time with a minimal windows startup sequence.
<rant> The amount of programs that want to start up with windows is insane </rant>
Throughout the setup process, I made sure to make several restore points just in case. That way as I continue to tweak and modify this system I have something to fall back on. Which reminds me I need to make more backups of these restore points and to test them.
Now that I have this Windows installation working nicely I kinda want to get another NVMe and put Linux on it. Thankfully the motherboard I chose can support up to 4. Though I am wondering, apart from memory storage what else should I use those slots for?