My First Gaming PC, Ever!

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
My First Gaming PC, Ever!

I never owned a PC before, let alone a gaming one. I relied on laptops for the past decade or so, and when I used PCs they were someone's else machines. I recently gave away my Windows laptop, so I was naturally on the lookout for a new machine.

Given the shortage in GPUs, I jumped on the opportunity when I saw there is an RTX 3060 available, which then completed my build. I imagine this build will last for at least five years (maybe even longer).


  • Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A RGB Black
  • GPU: ASUS GeForce RTX3060 DUAL OC V2
  • CPU: Intel Core i9-11900F Processor
  • Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120
  • RAM: HyperX Fury DDR4 CL16 DIMM 3200Mhz 32GB
  • SSD: Kingston NV1 NVMe M.2 SSD 1 TB
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B560-F GAMING Wi-Fi moderkort
  • PSU: Corsair TX650M, 650W PSU
  • OS: Windows 10 Home

Once I put everything together, booted the machine and installed the base set of software and games I use frequently, I ran a performance test using PassMark Performance Test tool, and the results were pretty damn satisfying to me. I could use a faster disk, though.

My Plans?

I have been struggling a bit with the performance of the machines I used daily, so this new PC should allow me to work more efficiently and reduce any wasted time spent waiting because of performance degradation. But that's not all, I also plan on:

  • Run a local media server, so I can play and stream all of my old content.
  • Enjoy 4K streaming.
  • Play my favorite games at higher quality settings.
  • Experiment with lots of VMs and configurations.
  • Build a small lab for learning purposes.
  • And many other activities.

Suffice to say, I can now enjoy working from home a little better.

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