Here's the new PC I built!
I bought a new 3D video accelerator to play all the latest & most demanding games, like Quake II (RTX)! And my new PC can play CDs, too! And DVDs! It even does Blu-ray!
I chose the AMD Ryzen 3700X as the CPU. Overkill, sure, but I had the money to burn. I also got a deal on some fast Samsung B-die RAM. I'm running the kit at 3600 CL16, which is quite fine, since my Infinity Fabric won't overclock anyway.
I'm running all this on the X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, since I don't need PCIe 4.0 right now. Sure, the Crucial P1 has QLC NAND, but at such a price I couldn't help but relegate my old MX300 to secondary storage. Look, no hard drives!
The 2070S Gaming X Trio is huge (and bulky)! It has quite some weight to it. The GPU support bracket is really a necessity, it's not there just for show. The zero-RPM feature is very nice.
Noctua's fans are all excellent, as usual, in both their grey and black variants. So is their NH-C14S cooler, which is one of the tallest coolers this case will fit. The temps get a little toasty with the side panel on, but that is to be expected.
The three Corsair SP120 RGB fans (now with iCUE flavour!) are quite good as well, being perfect as static pressure fans for additional (and quite needed) airflow.
The RMx 850W unit was bought used, a while back. It's been serving me well. Indeed, I used this same PSU in the last build I did, with an 8700K. I sold that build (without the PSU), since I didn't have the time to put it to proper use.
edit: People on the Corsair subreddit were worried about my PSU temperatures. I really wasn't, but my paranoia got the best of me, and I replaced the RMx unit with a RMi 1000W one. This allows me to control the PSU fan via iCUE, and exhaust hot air out of the case via the PSU, like these old cases intended you to do. Both my idle and load temperatures dropped quite a bit!
The unit was bought used, being an ex-mining PSU. I might not need that much power, but I did get it for quite cheap, and there aren't a lot of RMi-series power supplies floating around in general. Also, it was compatible with my existing sleeved cables, so it was quite easy to swap it out.
But eventually I needed something stronger than the 2200G I bought to replace it, so here we are.
I should probably get a newer monitor at some point...
edit2: Thanks for the feature!
Five stars for the cheap price and performance. The kit did arrive with the heat spreaders falling apart, but that was quickly fixed with some cheap no-name aluminium heat spreaders from eBay.
A nice little M.2 NVM Express drive.
I've been using this drive for almost two years now, with no complaints! It'll be used as a secondary storage drive now.
Overkill for this build, but it was cheap! I really wanted this for the ability to control the PSU fan, which is essentially like adding another 140mm fan to the case. With my airflow, this is a godsend.
It plays (almost) everything. Now to find some optical media to actually use it with!