$2200 Ultimate Gaming & Live Streaming PC Build
Gaming & Live Streaming PC Build
So this was originally going to be a PC build upgrade video for my extremely outdated PC that was in desperate need of a major overhaul. But instead of simply upgrading, we ended up deciding to just do a brand new build completely from scratch. So we actually won’t be using any of the components from my old PC. Now, here are the components and parts we will be using for the new build. Be sure to watch the video below for the full PC build:
• AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core CPU
• ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 O8G ROG STRIX Graphics Card
• ASUS ROG–STRIX X470F Motherboard
• 32GB XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB Memory RAM
• 1Tb Seagate Firecuda Gaming 510 M.2
• 2Tb Seagate Barracuda
• TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan 1TB SSD
• Thermaltake Commander C34 TG ARGB Edition Case
• Thermaltake Floe DX 240 TT Premium Liquid Cooling
• Thermaltake Riing Trio 12 RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition Fans
• Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER PF1 ARGB – 850W PSU
• Thermaltake TtMod Sleeve Cable – Black/White
Thermaltake Commander C34 ARGB Mid Tower Case
For the case, we have the Commander C34 TG ARGB Edition from Thermaltake. This is a mid tower case with a tempered glass side panel and two pre-installed 20cm ARGB fans in the front panel. The case itself doesn’t have any RGB which is actually something that I like about this case since I’m not really a huge fan of RGB lighting. The front panel has mesh covering which helps to improve air ventilation in and out of the case and what looks to be an H design which kind of resembles the Honda logo.
Anyways, moving on, this case is Addressable RGB compatible which means we can control its lighting effects using the ARGB motherboard or via a convenient RGB button on the I/O panel. Additionally, there are a total of 5 drive bays for you to install your SSDs, 3 of which are compatible with 3.5” HDDs.
Thermaltake Floe DX RGB Liquid Cooler
For cooling, we have the Floe DX RGB 240 liquid cooler and the Riing Trio 12 RGB fans from Thermaltake. The Floe DX is a 240mm liquid cooler that comes with RGB lighting on the fans, and also the water block. Using the TT RGB PLUS Software, we can access 16.8 million colors and customize the lighting to just the way we like it.
Thermaltake Riing Trio RGB Fans
The Riing Trio fans are 12cm RGB fans with an LED ring design. With the Riing Trio fans, we can also use the TT RGB PLUS Software to access 16.8 million colors and adjust the lighting effects. They’re essentially all part of the TT RGB PLUS Ecosystem which allows us to actually sync the lighting effects across all the different products. Something that I thought was pretty interesting about both the Floe DX and the Riing Trio is that their lighting effects and fan speeds can be voice controlled using Amazon Alexa.
Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD 1TB
Next, we have our storage devices. For our primary drive, we have the 1TB FireCuda 510 SSD from Seagate. I have actually done a review of this SSD before so if you haven’t already seen it, make sure you check it out. Anyways, the FireCuda is an M.2 NVMe SSD that was actually designed for gaming. It has extremely fast storage speeds with sequential read and write speeds of up to 3450 and 3200MB/s, which helps to lower latency and give us the fastest gaming experience possible. We can also use the SeaTools SSD software to monitor drive health and drive performance.
T-Force Vulcan SSD 1TB
For our SATA SSD, we’ll be using the 1TB Vulcan SSD from Teamgroup. This SSD has a very lightweight and thin design and we will most likely be using it for all programs other than games. Now don’t get me wrong – this SSD is fully capable of being our primary gaming SSD. For a SATA SSD, the Vulcan actually has very impressive read and write speeds at 560 and 510MB/s. Also, the Vulcan SSD comes with something called 3D NAND technology for maximizing storage capacity, SMART technology for monitoring drive status and TRIM for optimizing performance for long term operation.
Seagate BarraCuda HDD 2TB
And for our hard drive, we’ll be using the 2TB BarraCuda from Seagate. This is a 3.5” internal hard drive in a small and compact form factor that is basically known for its trusted reliability, which is perfect for storing all of my miscellaneous files on, like documents, photos, and videos.
XPG Spectrix D60G RGB Memory
Next, for our RAM, we have the SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB Memory from XPG. This RAM has a diamond-cut LED design with over 60% of the memory module covered with RGB lighting which can be conveniently controlled using the XPG RGB Sync software. The D60G has a frequency range of 3000-4133MHz, the one I got is rated for DDR4-3600.
Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 ARGB Power Supply
For the power supply, we’ll be using the TOUGHPOWER PF1 ARGB PSU from Thermaltake. This power supply is rated for 850W and is 80Plus Platinum certified for up to 92% energy efficiency. The Toughpower also comes with Addressable RGB compatibility and was designed to sync with ARGB motherboard software. On the back of the PSU, you can find LED control buttons to adjust the lighting modes and colors as well as a Smart Zero Fan switch to turn the fan of the PSU on and off.
ASUS ROG STRIX 470-F ARGB Motherboard
For the motherboard, we have the ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F gaming motherboard. This is an ATX motherboard with Asus Aura Sync so of course, it is Addressable RGB capable. It also comes with DDR4 3600MHz support for your RAM as well as USB 3.1 Gen 2 which provides faster transfer speeds for your USB devices. For the chipset, it has an AM4 socket for AMD Ryzen processors which for me was the most important thing.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU
And that brings us to our CPU, which will be the AMD Ryzen 5 3600. This CPU is without a doubt one of the best out there when it comes to price to performance ratio. And a big part of the reason why I wanted to get the X470-F motherboard in the first place was so I could use this CPU. Regardless, this is a pretty high performance CPU with 6 CPU cores, 12 threads, and a base clock speed of 3.6GHz.
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2070S Graphics Card
For the graphics card, we’ll be using the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2070S O8GB gaming graphics card. It, of course, comes with Asus Aura RGB lighting on both the shroud and the backplate. The good thing about this graphics card is that it comes with RTX which delivers a much more environmentally immersive and detailed gaming experience.
And with that, we have reached the completion of our PC build which looks absolutely amazing and I simply cannot wait to start gaming on this beast of a PC as soon as possible. As you can see, this rig was built for performance while aiming to keep the cost within a reasonable range. The core of the build, the motherboard and CPU, are actually quite budget-friendly for how powerful they are. As for the other components, they can easily be substituted for more affordable alternatives while still maintaining a pretty high level of performance.