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Mashed-Up (Spare parts build)

Mashed-Up (Spare parts build)

What do you do when you have parts left over from a main computer upgrade? You build another with the parts.

A quick list of goodies

  • Gigabyte Aorus Elite X570 (from Ghost upgrade)
  • G Skill DDR4 ram – 16GB (from Kyle’s old computer)
  • Themaltake 850W power supply (from Ghost upgrade)
  • Toshiba 4TB Performance HDD (from Ghost upgrade)
  • nVidia RTX-3070 FE graphics card (new)
  • Seagate Firecuda NvME SSD (new)
  • Cougar Conquest case (new)
  • Arctic Liquid Freezer II A-RGB AIO CPU cooler (new)
  • Ryzen 7 5700G (new) – footnote: I have a Ryzen5 1600 but wanted a bit more power
Casper – Mini ITX Gaming

Casper – Mini ITX Gaming

MotherboardMSIMEG Z490I – Unify
MemoryCrucialBallistix Gaming RGB 32GB (2x16GB)
CaseHyteRevolt 3 (white)
Boot DriveSamsung970 EVO Plus SSD – 1TB
Video CardMSIGeForce RTX 3060 Ti Ventus 2X OC
CPU CoolerLian LiGalihad 240 RGB
Data DriveSeagate
Barracuda 2TB 2.5″
Professional 1TB SSD Sata III
Power SupplySilverStoneSST-SX650-G 650W
OSMicrosoftWindows 11
Blazer – HTPC/Gaming

Blazer – HTPC/Gaming

Had a few spare parts laying around so decided to pick up a few things and finish out the build. Turned out okay but the case was pretty tight. I actually had to buy a new PSU since I used a full ATX motherboard and the standard 750 and up power supplies I had would not bolt down to the chassis and blocked the SATA ports on the MB.

Hooked up to a HiSense 65″ 4K TV
Keyboard and mouse are my old Corsair K70 RGB and Nightsword RGB

Here are the specs:

CPUAMDRyzen 9  3900XT
MotherboardASUSROG STRIX X570-E Gaming
MemoryGskillTridentZ RGB DDR4 3000 4x8GB
CaseCougarBlazer Essence Mid Tower – Open Frame
CPU CoolerASUS ROG Ryuo 240 AIO
Case FansGamdiasAEOLUS M2-1204R RGB fans (4pk with controller)
Graphics CardnVidiaGeForce RTX 3060
Power SupplyThermaltakeSmart BX1 RGB 750W
Boot DriveCrucialMX300 525GB M.2 SSD
Data DriveSeagateBarracuda 2TB HDD
Game DriveToshibaX300 Performance 8TB HDD
OSMicrosoftWindows 10 Home
Full Metal Jacket – ITX Ryzen

Full Metal Jacket – ITX Ryzen

Had some left over parts so decided to buy a new motherboard and build it out. Unfortunately the old case must have had a short in the PCIe extension cable because it killed the motherboard. So a replacement board was ordered, a new case and ended up biting the bullet and got a new CPU and cooler while I was at it. There were issues getting that big damn cooler in place and motherboard completely fastened to the case but I prevailed. Turned out pretty nice!

CPUAMDRyzen 7 5700G
MotherboardGigabyteX570 Aorus Pro Wifi – ITX
MemoryCrucialBallistix Sport AT 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200
CaseSSUPDMeshlicious (white)
Boot DriveWestern DigitalWD-Black SN750 M.2 NVMe SSD 500GB
Video CardnVidiaGeForce RTX-3070 FE
CPU CoolerRazerHanbo Chroma 240 RGB
Data DriveSeagate
Barracuda 1TB – 5400RPM (2.5″)
X300 4TB – 7200RPM (3.5″)
Power SupplyEVGASuperNOVA 650GM, 80 Plus Gold 650W
SFX Full Modular
OSMicrosoftWindows 11