As part of preparing my new apartment for attending-hood, I modified my previous Hackintosh to be a future-proof Windows computer specifically made for gaming. The idea is that in a few years, I can easily upgrade the graphics card (and peripherals) while maintaining the same internal core (motherboard, CPU, memory, disks).

NameBahamut
OSMicrosoft Windows 10
MotherboardASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming
CPUIntel Core i9-9900K (8 cores/16 threads) at 5 GHz
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB DDR4 at 3.2 GHz
GPUGigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC
StorageSamsung 970 EVO 250 GB NVMe PCIe M.2 (Windows)
Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SATA M.2 (Backup)
Seagate FireCuda 2 TB SSHD (Data)
PSUCorsair RM 750x watts
CPU CoolerCorsair H115i Pro RGB
CaseThermaltake Core P1 TG
MonitorsDell Ultrasharp Curved 49″
MouseSteelSeries Rival 700 gaming mouse
KeyboardLogitech G413 backlit mechanical keyboard
ControllerSony DualShock 4 (magma red)
LightsCorsair Lighting Node PRO
HeadsetSteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless

Bahamut is an absolute beast for the basic games I play – Rocket League, Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, Grand Theft Auto 5, etc. Check out the pictures below!

PS – if you’re wondering where I got “Bahamut”, I’ve named my electronics after my favorite summons from the Final Fantasy series. ๐Ÿ˜‰

8/23/2019 Addendum: The ASUS Strix Vega 64 was upgraded to a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (overclocked). ๐Ÿ™‚

Drop me a comment below with questions!

2 Comments

  1. So why no Nvidia GPU? And the open air case is interesting, is there a concern for particles getting in the GPU fans?

    • I had the Vega 64 from a previous Hackintosh build, so I kept it since I don’t play any super-graphically-intense games. And yeah, the open air design *does* permit more dust, but I periodically flush the system with compressed air. ๐Ÿ™‚

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