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Grant’s Computer

PC components

Here’s a quick rundown of Grant’s computer.

If he could upgrade anything for gaming, it would be the video card. If he could upgrade anything for content creation, he really likes the look of the Surface Studio type of monitor. Let us know in the comments which parts you would replace first.

This Build

This PC has a Gigabyte Z390 Auros Master motherboard with an i9-9900K CPU. It’s still using an old GTX 970. The Logitech K750 keyboard is quiet, wireless, and solar-powered, so no batteries or cables are required. If I game, I use a Logitech G Pro keyboard. My computer mouse is a Logitech G502 Hero (wired). The Logitech G903 can be used with or without a wire. This PC is my main computer, and it’s running Windows 11 Insider Preview.

Grant’s computer hardware

Case: Silverstone Raven RV04
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Auros Master (Bios F11n)
CPU: Intel i9-9900K (Overclocked to 5GHz)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 (only 3.5 GB)
Memory: 32 Gigs (2 x 16) Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200
SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB, ADATA SX900 x2, etc.
HDD: Western Digital WD20EZRX
Cooling: Noctua NH-D15
Extra Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12
PSU: Silverstone SST1000-P
Fan control: Thermaltake Commander F6 RGB
Monitor: BenQ Zowie XL2546K, Dell U2410
Audio Interface: Focusrite 2i4
Headphones: Sony MDR-7506
Microphone: Blue Yeti Pro
Keyboards: Logitech Solar Keyboard K750 / Logitech G Pro
Mouse: Logitech G502 Hero / Logitech G903
Webcam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
OS: Windows 11 Insider Preview

Computer Case – Silverstone Raven RV04 (open side view)

Silverstone Raven RV04 case - Side view - open panel

Computer Case – Front and Rear views

Silverstone Raven RV04 - Front and Rear views
Silverstone Raven RV04 - showing airflow direction in through the front of the case and out the back

Motherboard – Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master Motherboard

Processor (CPU) – Intel Core i9-9900K

Intel Core i9-9900K

Video card (GPU) – Gigabyte GTX 970

Gigabyte GTX 970 Video card

Power Supply (PSU) – Silverstone ST1000-P

Silverstone ST1000-P Power supply

Computer Case Exhaust fan – Noctua NF-P12

Noctua NF-P12 Cooling Fan

Webcam – Logitech HD Pro C920

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910

Computer Mouse – Logitech G502 wired gaming mouse

Logitech G502 Hero gaming mouse

Audio Interface – Focusrite 2i4

Focusrite 2i4

Microphone – Blue Yeti Pro

Blue Yeti Pro

CPU Cooler – Noctua NH-D15

Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler

Fan controller – Thermaltake Commander F6 RGB

Thermaltake Commander F6 RGB Fan controller

Monitor – Dell U2410 – 24″

Dell U2410 Monitor

Monitor (Gaming) – BenQ Zowie XL2546K

BenQ Zowie XL2546K gaming monitor

Keyboard – Logitech Wireless Solar K750

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750

Internet connection – Hikari Fiber

Internet speed test 165 Mbps

Other thoughts

The rather aging GTX 970 (3.5GB) card runs silently below 40 degrees (without the fans spinning), thanks to a GPU bios flash.
I build a new PC every 5 or 6 years, and they usually last well for that time. I currently play Apex Legends on a 240Hz gaming monitor, so I really need to upgrade the video card to something like an RTX 3060 Ti sometime this year if and when the prices drop. Fingers crossed!

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