Building a gaming PC!

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Hope everyone is doing well! So this next adventure on my blog is one I’m real excited about! It’s definitely going to take a while so I’m hopefully going to build a whole archive on this for people to be able to check out and if they only want to read about a certain part can find it easily 🙂

So, I wouldn’t call myself exactly tech savvy! I used to work as a Systems Support Technician which was glorified IT Helpdesk! How I got that job…I can’t even begin to explain, pretty much winged it and then bluffed my way through the job! My main role was taking 1st line calls and either escalating it to the 2nd line or developers and fixing passwords/ipads/printer issues etc. It wasn’t exactly a thrilling job but I had a great team to work with!

CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz OC to 4.2 CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI Pro Carbon Gaming x99 Memory: 32gb Corsair Vengeance 2666hz Storage: Samsung 850 PRO 256GB SSD+ ADATA 500GB SSD Video Card: 1080ti AORUS OC to 2030 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass Mid Tower Case Power Supply: Corsair AX860 Monitors: PG348Q + PG278Q Keyboard: Ganss GK87 Pro Light: NANOLEAF AURORA SMARTER KIT (9 PANELS)

However when it comes to knowing much about computers, how they work, coding, components etc. I’m pretty clueless! So I’ve decided to teach myself and build up a guide on how to build a PC as I go! 🙂 I have noticed that quite a lot of guides/blogs I’ve read are in $ rather than £ so I want to set mine up so that English readers can follow it and buy parts easier too if they want 😀 I also found a lot of them difficult to follow and long-winded so I wanted to try and simplify it with sections rather than posting it all in one go!

This journey may take a little while as I will be buying bits as I get the money and build it as I go, but the ultimate goal is to get it built so I can begin streaming! (scary exciting times!) so there will be some parts where it’s aimed streaming (capture card, webcam, microphone etc!)

My first ever battlestation/PC build /u/rawsushiii

The guide will be split into the following sections! (I will post the link to each blog as it comes below too until complete so nice and easy to find!)

  • Processor/CPU
  • Motherboard
  • Memory
  • GPU/Graphics card
  • Storage
  • Processor
  • CPU Cooler
  • Casing
  • Software
  • Webcam, Headphones and Microphone
  • Computer chair
  • Desk
  • Keyboard and Mouse
  • Monitor
  • Any other streaming components!

I’m not going to set myself a budget as such, will just look for what works best, is of a decent quality and all works together!

See this Instagram photo by @minimalsetups • 3,445 likes

I absolutely love going onto Pinterest and finding inspiration for gaming PC setups! Some of the setups I’ve seen are incredible! I’ve shared a few on this post that I think are cool 😀 Below is a link to my Pinterest where you can find my gaming PC board and have a little look through! (There are a lot of different boards on there as I also use it for personal pinning but plenty of gaming related stuff!)

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I don't think I would ever leave the house if I had this. Get your Gunnar gaming glasses at and play for longer Image

Here goes this journey! Lets see if I can actually do this!

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Peace out til next time!

Arty x

*none of the photos shown in this blog are my property – found via Pinterest and will link you to their original poster*

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