Personal computers.


I started speccing out a build in early 2022 and pulled the trigger in February, this box is meant to be my new daily driver and gaming PC, replacing Mark III, which itself was cobbled together from parts from Neo BSS-D Mark II and Mark II-2, just to give you an idea of the nonsense I do with PCs.

Anyway, being a Gentoo box, I wanted to throw some major compile capabilities at it, in addition to using it for video encoding and streaming and other such nonsense beyond just gaming, so the build started out beefy and never really came down from that.

Status: daily driver, Windows drive (from Mark III) added November 2022.

Component Model
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi)
RAM G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (2x32GB) DDR4-3600
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Hellhound
Primary OS (Linux) Drive Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME SSD
Secondary OS (Win 10) Drive Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB 2.5" SATA SSD
Storage Samsung 870 QVO 2 TB 2.5" SATA SSD
CPU Cooling Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler
Case Cooling Noctua P14s redux-1500 PWM 140mm Fan (x3)
Optical Drive ASUS BW-16D1HT SATA Blu-ray Burner
PSU EVGA SuperNOVA GA 750W 80+ Gold
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower
Garnet system info flex
Garnet compiling
Garnet innards