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What’s Inside My Rig?

Those who know me, usually ask me what’s inside that black box sitting next to my desk? In other words, what parts am I using in my PC as a graphic designer/gamer? If you’re someone like me, then this post should shed more light on what to seek when shopping for your rig.

My system is actually a work in progress. I’ve started building it about a year ago and gradually adding and upgrading the required parts depending on my financial balance.


Humble Beginnings

I bought a basic setup that consisted of a few essential parts.

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 6400 2.7 GHz (4 cores 4 threads)
  • RAM: 4 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400 Mhz
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Sniper B7 (I chose this board for specific reasons. One, it was within my budget and two, it had m.2 slot)
  • Primary Storage: 320 GB Toshiba 7200 RPM
  • PSU: A Non-branded 500W junk
  • Casing: Space (I don’t know the model)

This was all I could afford at the time, and this added up to 20 grand. No keyboard, mouse, and monitor.


Here & Now

Over time, I got my hands on various parts but only could afford one thing at a time. But these are the parts I could add/replace over a span of 5 months after purchasing the machine.

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 6500 3.2 GHz (4 cores 4 threads)
  • RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400 Mhz (2 sticks)
  • Primary Storage: 240 GB Samsung EVO 960 NVMe SSD
  • Secondary Storage: 1 TB Samsung 7200 RPM
  • PSU: 450W Corsair VS
  • Graphics Card: 6 GB Zotac GTX 1060 Mini
  • Keyboard/Mouse: Rapoo Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • Monitor: HP 22es FHD

This, of course, is far from an actual gaming rig, but it gets the job done really well. I can play most AAA games on high settings and get away with smooth frame rates.


The End

I had a certain type of build in my mind when I first started. Still a budget build though. Here are a few things that I aim to get, mostly because they’re in my range of affordability.

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 8700 (6 cores 6 threads)
  • Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B360i Mini ITX
  • Monitor: Viewsonic 32″ VX3276 2K-MHD

I targeted these products as both, a designer and a gamer. In my twisted opinion, I think these f***ers should be able to smoothly drag me across a few years. What’s your opinion though? Let me know in the comments.

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Mustafa is a multidisciplinary designer with a decade's worth of experience in the industry. Passionate about design, video games and some other stuff including coffee and cats.

(4) Comments

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