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 Surface Studio type of monitor. Let us know in the comments which parts you would replace first.
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 main mouse is a Logitech G502 Hero (wired). The G903 can be used with or without a wire. This PC is my main computer, and it’s running Windows 10 Pro.Grant
Grant’s computer components
Case: Silverstone Raven RV04
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Auros Master
CPU: Intel i9-9900K (Overclocked to 5GHz)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970
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 D-15
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-7510
Microphone: Blue Yeti Pro
Keyboards: Logitech Solar Keyboard K750 / Logitech G Pro
Mouse: Logitech G903 / G502 Hero
Webcam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
OS: Windows 10 Professional
Case – Silverstone Raven RV04 (open side view)
Case – Front and Rear views
Motherboard – Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master
CPU – Intel Core i9-9900K
Video card – Gigabyte GTX 970
Power Supply – Silverstone ST1000-P
Case Exhaust fan – Noctua NF-P12
Webcam – Logitech HD Pro C920
Mouse – Logitech G903
Audio Interface – Focusrite 2i4
Microphone – Blue Yeti Pro
CPU Cooler – Noctua NH-D15
Fan controller – Thermaltake Commander F6 RGB
Monitors – Dell U2410 – 24″ (x2)
Keyboard – Logitech Wireless Solar K750
Operating System – Windows 10 Pro
Internet connection – Hikari Fiber
The rather aging GTX 970 (4GB) 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.
Here’s a quick introduction to building computers.