4 Monitors! I didn't realize how much I can use 4 until I had it. haha
Desktop Setup after remodeling
OH BABY! The RTX 3090 Ti is a BEAST!
RGB so pretty!
1070 Ti & 1080 Ti
Asus EVGA Combo! (1080 Ti now removed)
Might as well use it while I still have it.
1080 Ti + 1070 Ti
(Both now removed)
RGB Dual GPU (Both now removed)
Rear cable management
OLD RGB in the Dark
Open & Closed
Old Red masked the orange fans better
Best front cable management I've ever done
Old Desktop Setup before remodeling
Old Full Multimedia Setup before remodeling
My Best Bang for Buck Build
Hi everyone! I'm calling this my Best Bang for Buck Build because pretty much all the new components, peripherals, and monitor were bought on sale on Black Friday and Boxing Day and some were Open Box deals too. Other parts were carried over from my previous build that I had since 2010 with some purchased upgrades as well. I've also been pretty lucky with some salvaged speaker sets. My desk was also salvaged.
--- UPDATE 2020 ---
Swapped out the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with the AMD Ryzen 9 3900x
Swapped out the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 with the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 TI OC
and added another 32GB of ram!
So here's a list of all the parts and what I paid in CAD after tax (rounded to nearest $5):
MSI Optix G27C2 27” 144Hz 1ms 1080p Curved = $285 (CanadaComputers 2018 Boxing Week Sale + Open Box Discount)
Dell UltraSharp U3011 30” 60Hz 2560x1600 Adobe RGB / sRGB = $550 (Bought Used in 2014)
LG W2343T 23” 60Hz 1080p = $0 (From Original Build 2010) -- removed
Samsung 32A800 32" UHD 3840x2160 60Hz 5ms VA sRGB LED = $380 (CanadaComputers 2022 Sale + Open Box Discount)
Sharp Aquos LC-40E67UN 40" 60Hz 1080p = $0 (Old TV, Futureshop 2008 Boxing Day Sale, $565?)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6c/12t 3.4GHz (OC'ed to 4.025 GHz) = $235 (CanadaComputers 2018 Boxing Day Sale) -- removed
AMD Ryzen 9 3900x 12c/24t 3.8GHz (OC'ed to 4.3 GHz) = $530 (CanadaComputers 2020 Sale + Rebate)
ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming AM4 ATX = $140 (CanadaComputers 2018 Boxing Day Sale)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 8GB = $670 (CanadaComputers 2018 Sale, Includes MIR, plus Monster Hunter: World) -- removed
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 TI 11GB OC Edition = $500 (Facebook Marketplace 2020) -- removed
EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING, 24G-P5 = $2135 (CanadaComputers 2022 Summer Open Box Sale)
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000W G2 80+ GOLD = $155 (CanadaComputers 2018 Open Box)
EVGA CLC 240 Liquid CPU Cooler RGB with 120mm Fans x Qty 2 = $115 (CanadaComputers 2018 Boxing Week Sale)
EVGA DG-76 Mid-Tower with 120mm Case Fans x Qty 3 = $70 (CanadaComputers 2018 Boxing Day Sale, Includes MIR)
ThermalTake 120mm Case Fans x Qty 4 = $0 (From Original Build 2010)
Western Digital Black NVMe M.2 2280 500GB R:3400MB/s W:2500MB/s x Qty 2 in RAID 0 = $290 (CanadaComputers 2018 Boxing Day Sale)
Crucial MX500 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5” SSD R:560MB/s W:510MB/s = $240 (CanadaComputers 2018 Sale)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6GB/s 2.5” SSD R:550MB/s W:520MB/s = $0 (Gift)
Blue Yeti USB Microphone = $115 (Costco Sale 2011) -- removed
TASCAM DR-60DmkII DSLR Audio Recorder = $230 (Amazon 2018 Sale)
Rode NTG2 Condenser Shotgun Microphone = $20 (Bought Used)
RGB LED 5m Tape Strips x Qty 4 = $40 (AliExpress)
SteelSeries 4HD Professional Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) = $0 (Gift)
World Map Extended Gaming Mouse Pad Desk Mat = $5 (eBay)
Balt 34434 Ergo Ex Ergonomic Mesh Chair = $180 (Employee Discount)
Large Wooden Desk = $0 (Salvaged)
Plus a number of external storage devices (ex. Drobo) and printers I've accumulated over the years.
I wanted the performance boost but still tried to minimize my budget. This is primarily my work machine (photographer/videographer) and I have gotten back into gaming as well. I was running on SATA 2 for too long and it was really time for an upgrade. I focused on getting the parts with the biggest discount promotions. This is NOT a budget build by any means. But I can definitely say I'm getting the Best Bang for my Bucks spent! The plan is to sell my CPU+Mobo combo when Ryzen 3000 comes out. That Ryzen 9 3850 looks BEAST!