The X99 Secondary Machine

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The X99 Secondary Machine

This was my first custom PC that I had built back in March of 2017. The idea behind this build was a machine that could handle games, video editing, and streaming without any issue. I initially wanted a 5390k or 5960x for this build, but pricing was just too rich, so I settled on the 5820k.

This build underwent several different iterations, which will be detailed in the build logs. It has changed cases and cooling, but has continued to perform well despite my best attempts at bricking it. It now serves as my child's gaming PC until I update my primary rig to a Ryzen 3900x (or 3950x), at which point I'll move the 8700k into this system.

I still have a soft spot for this PC, even if it never fully lived up to what it was meant to be (mostly because I didn't use it enough).
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
Intel - Core i7 5820K
Socket: LGA 2011-3
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 548.68
ASUS - X99 A II
Chipset: X99
CPU Socket: LGA 2011-3
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 106.99
G.Skill - Ripjaws V (Black) (3200MHz)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 469.99
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1070
Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 129.99
Samsung - SM951 NVMe
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 256 GB
Storage
$ 162.50
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000DM006)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 128.10
Corsair - RM850
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 259.80
Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv X (Black)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 50.99
PcCooler - Moonlight (5 Pack)
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 12.99
Phanteks - Halos Lux
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
EKWB - Fluid Gaming A240
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm
Cooling
EKWB - Fluid Gaming A360G (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
CableMod
$ 106.95
CableMod - PRO C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit
Mode: Stock
Sleeve: ModMesh
Color: White
Accessories
$ 16.99
Monitor
$ 363.00
AOC - G2460PF
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 104.99
Logitech - G910
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Romer-G
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 53.99
Logitech - G502 Hero
Interface: Wired
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