Here's the PC hardware installed inside Rich Edmonds's rig

I've been building and repairing PCs since 2003 and have always tried to outdo my previous build when it comes to my own gaming rig. With the release of AMD's new Ryzen 9 3900X CPU, it only made sense to put together a new monster. Here's everything I used.

What's next for this gaming PC?

I plan to do a full custom water-cooling loop to better handle the heat output of the Ryzen 9 3900X (opens in new tab) (not that the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 (opens in new tab) doesn't do a good job on its own), lower system noise, and make everything look that much more aesthetically pleasing.

It's all a little boring to look at right now, but fear not as we have NZXT's excellent HUE kit to play with to create quite the lightshow. Keep your eyes glued to Windows Central if you're intrigued to see more on this sleek PC build with water-cooling thrown into the mix.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • How much does a water cooler setup cost?
  • Easy answer: Quite a bit, but it also depends just how much you're cooling since nowadays you can even water cool your RAM. This is a nifty little tool from EK Water Blocks (one of the top brands for this stuff) that can give you some idea.
  • Oh that's interesting to know.
  • Any thoughts on the X570 with PCIe G4? m.2 G4 drives are showing ridiculous speeds already. I guess it's the age old price/performance quandary. Your setup is great but for more performance than what you currently have, you're looking at a lot more money for not a lot of gain. Also surprised at the 500W PSU. I would have thought a 600W would be better with a gaming GPU and a high TDP Ryzen?