SpaceX Mission Control - My Custom PC Build

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro

What option did I really have here? Put Ubuntu on it? Been there, not my style. Scrap the whole build and buy an overpriced cheese grater? Yea, I don’t think so.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor

I’ve had a couple of laptops prior to building this PC, and they each had Intel CPUs. For this build, however, AMD was the way to go. With the power Ryzen has to offer in 2020 and my needs for video editing and only minimal gaming, the 3900X was the best option.

Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard

Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard

I wanted a motherboard with Wi-Fi (just incase I needed it) and Bluetooth (that was a must). It also needed to be compatible with my AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU. I heard great things about Asus, so I got this one. Oh, and it’s got a little bit of RGB on it, so I’m a fan.

G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

I thought about going with 32GB of RAM, then I decided to not play around. I value my time over my money. My motherboard can take up to 128GB, so it made sense to get 2 sticks of 32GB. I might add 2 more at some point.

Western Digital WD Blue 2 TB 2.5 Solid State Drive

Western Digital WD Blue 2 TB 2.5″ Solid State Drive

SSDs over HDDs all day, every day in regards to speed. I’m a digital minimalist, so I want to avoid any reason to add clutter on huge HDDs. Also, I got a free 120GB SSD with my GPU purchase and tried running my OS on a separate SSD. Not for me. I wiped it and ripped it out within a week.

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB KO GAMING Video Card

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB KO GAMING Video Card

Pretty beefy GPU here. I wanted to render 4K video with no issues and power a Samsung C49RG9 49″ super ultrawide monitor. Some say I should have waited for the 3000 series, but if you wait forever, you’ll never get anything done.

NZXT H710i ATX Mid Tower Case

NZXT H710i ATX Mid Tower Case

During my research, I saw some big streamers talking highly of NZXT cases. I went back and forth between the H710 and H710i. The only difference is RGB and smart connectivity to monitor stats. Needless to say, I went with the pretty lights. And how about that colorway? It’s like it was made just for me.

EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Don’t cheap out on a power supply. Get more wattage than you need and make sure it’s highly rated. You don’t want it frying your other parts.

Elgato Cam Link 4K

Elgato Cam Link 4K

I’m going to honest, I did everything in my power to avoid buying this when I started streaming. Not only was it hard to get in early-2020, but I couldn’t justify the $130 price tag when Sony was allegedly going to be releasing software to do the same thing for free. Eventually, I gave in. It turned out to be one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.

Rankie Micro HDMI to HDMI, 6 ft

Rankie Micro HDMI to HDMI, 6 ft

Just a simple, yet very necessary, accessory cable to connect my Elgato Cam Link 4K to my Sony ZV-1. Make sure you get a long enough cable, especially if you have a adjustable sit/stand desk!