Ren Stanforth

Software Engineer

Gaming Video Creator

Vocal Percussionist

Ren Stanforth

Software Engineer

Gaming Video Creator

Vocal Percussionist

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New Rig

March 13, 2022 Hardware, Journal
New Rig

As time passes by, video game developers release epic games that demand high performing rig. And I want to play some of them and experience high frame rates. I still have a working gaming laptop but it still struggles with games that require a powerful system to run smoothly and make it enjoyable. So, I decided that it was time for me for a new rig.

It was a hard decision because I had to take a big chunk from my savings to buy a PC that is best for me and my target budget. So, I promised myself to use it as much as I can and make it an investment.

I got it from Nutech Central Bloc Cebu IT Park. Their staff was helpful, and they listened to my preferences. The transaction went smoothly. Mad props to them!

Anyway, without further ado, the following are the specs.

Rig Specifications

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (12 threads – 3.8 GHz)
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • SSD: Kingmax PCIe SSD 512GB
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Platform: Windows 10 Pro
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Building a PC

Pros

  • You will learn a lot about building a PC, and which components are compatible with each other.
  • Parts are customizable, expandable, or upgradable.
  • Each component have warranties. Make sure to buy from legit merchants and always keep the receipt.
  • Feeling of fulfillment.

Cons

  • Expensive.
  • Time consuming.
  • Setting it up is tricking because there are factors you need to consider.
  • Sometimes, some components don’t have warranties.

In some cases, you can build a cheaper rig but you’d have to compromise some components.

If you are considering to buy a new PC, and you’re worried you might mess the connections up, it would be safer to go for a pre-built PC. Show the shop the list of your preferred specifications, ask for a quote how much it would cost, and then settle or purchase.

I am looking forward to upgrading this rig soon for my future work and (mostly) play needs. Is this a start of my PC Master Race journey? We’ll see!

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