GeneralWell, That didn't last very long
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MrMcfly
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Here it is (only) one year later, and my System had to be rebuilt, thanks to Gigabyte.
First was the 750W Power Supply that spontaneously combusted, then there was the
X570 AORUS ULTRA ATX AM4 Motherboard, which decided to start acting wonky, and
not accepting BIOS Updates. Combine this with the Neolithic incompetence of their
Customer Support (WoW), my path was clear... just move on.

OLD System Specs:

-AMD RYZEN 7 3800X 3.9GHz 8-Core Processor
-GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ULTRA ATX AM4 Motherboard
-PNY XLR8 32GB DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
-GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card
-GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe GEN4 1TB SSD (OS Drive)
-SANDISK SSD PLUS 2TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s (Gaming Drive)
-(3) WD 2 GB 7200 rpm HD (from old system, holds work files)
-GIGABYTE 750w 80+ GOLD Modular ATX Power Supply
-be quiet! Silent Base 801 ATX Mid Tower Case +3 140mm Silent wings fans (6 fans total)
-35 inch curved monitor 2560x1080p 200Hz

How it all started 1 year ago: (ahhhh... memories)

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc/i-GP4Mggf/0/37f19461/L/IMG_1128_heic-L.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc/i-4TtnjJ2/0/30b4a23b/M/IMG_1136_heic-M.jpg

UPGRADED System Specs:

-AMD RYZEN 7 3800X 3.9GHz 8-Core Processor
NEW---->be quiet! Pure Loop 280mm AIO Water Cooling System
NEW----> MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wifi Motherboard
NEW----> PNY XLR8 64GB DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
NEW---->Corsair RM850, RM Series, 80+ Gold, 850 W Modular ATX Power Supply
NEW---->CableMod C-Series Pro ModFlex Sleeved Cable Kit
NEW----> Bestian Sound Bar
-GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card
-GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe GEN4 1TB SSD (OS Drive)
-SANDISK SSD PLUS 2TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s (Gaming Drive)
-(3) WD 2 GB 7200 rpm HD (from old system, holds work files)
-be quiet! Silent Base 801 ATX Mid Tower Case +3 140mm Silent wings fans (6 fans total)
-35 inch curved monitor 2560x1080p 200Hz

If figured, while I had the case completely disassembled, it would be best to do whatever
upgrades I thought..... prudent.

I took advantage of the reversible option on the be quiet! tower, and moved the tower
to the left side of the desk. I know it's all upside down, but it works fine, and I can still
look through the glass. This made room for the Bravo Throttle Quadrant.

Installed the MSI X570 Motherboard with the AIO cooler... Both work as advertised.

I doubled the memory... What's life without whimsy?

Upgraded to less explosive 850w Power Supply and added some custom cables for a little eye candy.
Some tower floor cutting was done to make a clean run for the MB power.

Installed a Sound bar to replace my archaic speakers/subwoofer setup. Much cleaner look.

I'm kinda stuck with the Gigabyte 2070 Super for now, for obvious reasons, but I am
watching the market for a newer GPU. The 2070 Super is pulling its weight, so there
is no urgency to pay top dollar these days.

It was a three day tear down and rebuild, working on it after work when possible. I wanted
to thoroughly clean the tower guts while I was in there too. Dust is inevitable.

There have been lots of other additions of the course of the year, so it's a bit 'busier'.

A complete reinstall of Windows 10 Pro, and all software, and here I am today... Not bad
for an old guy. Still have my DVD ROM and Back-up USB HD hooked up, so mind the extra
cables... Still transferring backed up files in my free time. Here it is:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc/i-LxcszdZ/0/062ab0be/M/IMG_1557-M.jpg

Flight Sim Mode:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc/i-MmjFwHt/0/14c3019a/L/IMG_1559-L.jpg
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