Have you ever watched TheGamerBros Youtube channel and wondered, "wow, I wonder what kind of PC a YouTuber uses to produce high-quality content and play games?" Well, you're about to find out! We interviewed TheGamerBros on what their build was and why they like it.
CPU - $320
TheGamerBros went with a Ryzen 7 3800x for their CPU. TheGamerBros told me, "AMD makes some really good value processors, usually better value than Intel. I wanted a processor that would stand up to any task I threw at it,". This processor will definitely stand up to anything you throw at it; it has up to a 4.6GHz clock speed and eight cores. Additionally, it comes with a Wraith Prism cooler, complete with RGB lighting. When asked about this addition, TheGamerBros positively confirmed that it was on purpose, "Yeah, RGB is always necessary. I love it."
GPU - $420
"So, I was thinking about an RTX 2060 SUPER, but I decided to go with AMD again and pick up a Radeon RX5700 XT," TheGamerBros said. This is probably because the Radeon RX5700 XT takes advantage of the PCIe Gen 4 slots. Such a powerful GPU allows TheGamerBros to run Minecraft with shader packs and high-quality resource packs while recording.
Motherboard - $160
TheGamerBros chose the X570-A Pro for his motherboard. Here's why: "The biggest reason I chose the X570 is the PCI-e gen 4 slots. Although they might not be super useful today, this will future-proof my build when I upgrade the graphics card. It also has everything I need: DIMM slots, 3rd gen AM4 socket, and more!" Despite being quite expensive, we can see why TheGamerBros invested in such a nice motherboard, as the superlative technology will last him a long time.
RAM - $175
TheGamerBros went with 32 gigabytes of Corsair Vengeance RGB RAM. "The RAM is white, so it will go really nicely with my white-themed PC build. I got 32 gigabytes because I wanted to run all my programs crisply," TheGamerBros said. "And of course, RGB is always necessary!" Although 32gb of RAM might seem overkill today, it seems TheGamerBros is just ensuring that his PC will stay up to date for quite a few years to come.
Cooling - $170
"I strongly believe that all in one water cooling is the way to go with big PCs. It's very effective, easier to install than people think, and it looks absolutely awesome," TheGamerBros told me. He certainly followed his own advice, getting a Corsair H100i 240mm water cooler. It was, of course, white, to match his build theme, and also has RGB on both the fans and the cooler head, because, as he puts it, "RGB is always necessary!"
Case - $250
TheGamerBros went with the Corsair Crystal 680x RGB for his case. It's massive, having two chambers. TheGamerBros explained, "The two chambers are really helpful because I can put all the ugly stuff in the hidden chamber. So that's where I put my power supply, route all the cables, etc." This case also comes with RGB fans, because, of course, "RGB is always necessary,"
Storage - $150
TheGamerBros informed me, "I wanted some really fast SSD for my important files, so I acquired 500 gigabytes of Samsung 860 EVO SSD. But I also have a big music library as well as, obviously, tons of gameplay footage. So for that, I got 2 terabytes of WD Blue hard drive." This is a common strategy among PC builders, especially if they have hard drives leftover from previous builds. Hard drives are slower but way cheaper than SSD, so they are often utilized to store bulky files.
Power Supply - $140
"Cable management is very important in making your build clean. So I wanted a modular power supply that could also deliver high wattage," TheGamerBros told me. He picked up an RMx 750 watt power supply from Corsair. "I know it's pretty expensive, but the PSU being modular goes a long way towards the look of your build, and how easy it is to put together. And the fact that it is 80+ Gold rated means it won't crap out on you."
Overall, TheGamerBros has constructed an extremely powerful build that looks awesome. It cost around $1800 (component prices vary), and will probably be TheGamerBros' computer for the foreseeable future, considering how he future-proofed it in certain ways. When asked about overall takeaways and advice people could get from his build, he answered simply, "get water cooling... and RGB is always necessary!"