MemberSeptember 19, 2021 at 7:29 am
Another of my favourite pastimes is gaming, and I’ve probably been gaming longer than I’ve been taking photos. Between my Steam, Epic Games, Origin, GOG, and UPlay libraries, I must have several thousand games, all of which I’ve played at some point.
As is obvious from the software platforms that house my vast library, I play on PC. The one I’m currently using is admittedly long in the tooth at this point, but it’s served me very well for almost five years now, and will probably continue to serve me well, with minor upgrades, till the PC as a concept becomes obsolete.
My machine, upgraded over the years, is currently specced as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K OC’ed to 4.6 GHz (with a planned upgrade to a 10600K in the works)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170-D3H
RAM: 2x 8 GB Corsair Vengeance RGB @ 3,200 MHz
GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super
PSU: Corsair AX850 (Yes, it’s overkill, but it’s also future-proof)
Cabinet: NZXT H500
Storage: Corsair MP600, Crucial MX500, Samsung 840 Evo, 2x WD Red NAS drives for backup
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken x53 240 mm AiO
Additional cooling: Noctua NF-A15 exhaust, 2x Noctua NF-F12 intakes
Monitor: BenQ EX2780Q (1440p @ 144 Hz)
Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB w/ Cherry MX Red switches
Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Core
For me, this PC has been a welcome distraction these past few months. There’s something soothing about the steady hum of powerful fans, the feeling of warmth from the dissipating heat, the hypnotically calming effect of gently pulsing LEDs. If you’re as mad as I am, a PC can transcend its physical form.
2020? I hardly remember a day of it.
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