So I built my first personal PC about two years ago. This is my third build and it was created as an upgrade from my first PC. I wanted something better and faster, though the one I already had did me justice. Anyway, here she is: Echo of Iris! Iris is the messenger of the Olympian gods and Greek goddess of the rainbow, and I interpret mirrors to be like an echo. So "Echo of Iris" kind of translates to "Mirror of Rainbows" in my mind (maybe even "Mirror Goddess of the Rainbow," who knows). I feel like this name suits her with all of the intensity of the RGB, so I like it.
Parts and Prices
Parts: I was going to go for the Strix 3080 for the GPU, but I won't be getting my hands on one anytime soon, and I refuse to pay anywhere near $1,000 for a used 2080 Ti, so I settled for the 2080 OC Edition for now. It's more than satisfactory, and I got it for a decent price, so I'm content with the choice I've made.
Also, the Sabrent Rocket 4.0 that I'm using is only 500GB, and I try my best to use it solely as a boot drive, though other important programs that are associated with hardware are also stored on this drive.
Prices: This is my first time using this site to share my love of PC building, and I've noticed that the build prices are estimates based on retail prices, and don't reflect what I've actually spent. I've also noticed that only the price of the hardware is calculated in the total, so here's a complete breakdown of the parts, their prices, and what I've actually spent (I always include tax so I know my exact total):
CPU Cooler: $167.93
Storage: $123.89 (for Sabrent – already had SSHD)
PSU: $0.00 (already had)
Case Fans: $64.80 (for all four)
Monitors: $653.99 (for both)
Sound Card: $69.18
Build Total: $2,104.80
Peripheral Total: $847.73
Overall Setup Total: $3,113.53
The miscellaneous components purchased were a VIVO dual monitor stand ($42.60), Corsair’s sleeved PSU cable starter kit ($55.43), a 24 piece cable comb set ($7.45), a Blade Hawk RGB gaming mouse ($19.54), and two Speclux ARGB LED strips ($17.99 each).
My original budget was $4K and I got everything I wanted for much less, so I’m more than satisfied with what I’ve spent for this setup.
Installation, Setup, and Conclusions
She booted up on the first try, so there were no issues with hardware or anything. I haven't played any demanding games yet (other than GTA V, which runs pretty smoothly on the highest graphics settings), but I will be at some point. I haven't done any stress testing yet, but I'll do so probably within the next week or so.
I'll be using this PC for gaming, streaming, and will probably be running servers somewhere down the line.
All in all, she's a beauty for sure.
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Type: General Build
- RM750x (discontinued)
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
- S2417DG (2x)
Size: 24 Inch
Refresh Rate: 165 Hz
Estimated total value of this build: