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Evolution of Enthusiast-Grade PCs

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2010: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 3.33 GHz 6-Core Processor $1106.07 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H50 57 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $144.47 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus P6X58-E WS ATX LGA1366 Motherboard -
Memory G.Skill Trident X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-3200 Memory -
Memory G.Skill Trident X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-3200 Memory -
Memory G.Skill Trident X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-3200 Memory -
Storage G.Skill Phoenix III 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage G.Skill Phoenix III 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3 GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) -
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3 GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) -
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3 GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) -
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case -
Power Supply Corsair HX Platinum 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $239.49 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1490.03
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2011: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor $804.98 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $69.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard Asus P9X79 WS SSI CEB LGA2011 Motherboard -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Storage G.Skill Phoenix III 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage G.Skill Phoenix III 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage G.Skill Phoenix III 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage G.Skill Phoenix III 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 590 3 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) -
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 590 3 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) -
Case Rosewill RISE Glow ATX Full Tower Case $87.06 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair HX Platinum 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $239.49 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1201.52
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2012: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor $394.98 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $69.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard Asus P9X79 WS SSI CEB LGA2011 Motherboard -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Storage Crucial M4 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $699.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $699.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $699.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $699.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 690 4 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1499.59 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 690 4 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1499.59 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill RISE Glow ATX Full Tower Case $87.06 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $367.41 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $6718.58
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2013: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $1006.54 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler -
Motherboard Asus P9X79-E WS SSI CEB LGA2011 Motherboard -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Memory ADATA XPG V2 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2800 Memory -
Storage Crucial M4 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $699.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $699.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $699.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $699.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $699.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $699.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $689.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $689.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $689.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $689.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill RISE Glow ATX Full Tower Case $87.06 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $399.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $8453.49
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2014: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5960X 3 GHz 8-Core Processor -
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $574.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard -
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $79.98 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $79.98 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $79.98 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M4 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.99 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) -
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) -
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) -
Case Corsair 900D ATX Full Tower Case -
Power Supply Corsair 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $367.41 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2966.23
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2015: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5960X 3 GHz 8-Core Processor -
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $574.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus X99-E WS SSI CEB LGA2011-3 Motherboard $618.96 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.99 @ B&H
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $213.48 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $213.48 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $213.48 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $213.48 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $213.48 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $213.48 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $213.48 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $213.48 @ Adorama
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12 GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $906.49 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12 GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $906.49 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12 GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $906.49 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12 GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $906.49 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill RISE Glow ATX Full Tower Case $87.06 @ Amazon
Power Supply Super Flower Leadex 2000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $7354.75
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2016: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6950X 3 GHz 10-Core Processor $1784.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $131.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus X99-E WS SSI CEB LGA2011-3 Motherboard $618.96 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $156.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $156.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $156.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $156.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 750 Series 1.2 TB PCI-E Solid State Drive $2000.00 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 750 Series 1.2 TB PCI-E Solid State Drive $2000.00 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 750 Series 1.2 TB PCI-E Solid State Drive $2000.00 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) -
Video Card NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) -
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II ATX Full Tower Case $587.36 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $429.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $10180.26
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2017: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-7980XE 2.6 GHz 18-Core Processor $1566.20 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus WS X299 SAGE SSI CEB LGA2066 Motherboard $559.00 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4133 Memory $549.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4133 Memory $549.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4133 Memory $549.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4133 Memory $549.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel Optane 905P 1.5 TB PCI-E NVME Solid State Drive $2143.68 @ Walmart
Storage Intel Optane 905P 1.5 TB PCI-E NVME Solid State Drive $2143.68 @ Walmart
Storage Intel Optane 905P 1.5 TB PCI-E NVME Solid State Drive $2143.68 @ Walmart
Storage Intel Optane 905P 1.5 TB PCI-E NVME Solid State Drive $2143.68 @ Walmart
Storage Intel Optane 905P 1.5 TB PCI-E NVME Solid State Drive $2143.68 @ Walmart
Storage Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $399.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $399.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card NVIDIA Titan V 12 GB Video Card $3598.98 @ Amazon
Case Antec P380 ATX Full Tower Case -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $19602.51
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2018: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Threadripper 2990WX 3 GHz 32-Core Processor $1549.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Alphacool Eisbaer 420 62.31 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $136.25 @ ModMyMods
Motherboard Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME EATX sTR4 Motherboard $727.49 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4133 Memory $549.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4133 Memory $549.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4133 Memory $549.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4133 Memory $549.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel Optane 905P 1.5 TB PCI-E NVME Solid State Drive $2143.68 @ Walmart
Storage Intel Optane 905P 1.5 TB PCI-E NVME Solid State Drive $2143.68 @ Walmart
Storage Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $399.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $399.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $399.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $2452.13 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $2452.13 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 1000D ATX Full Tower Case $499.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $456.30 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $15961.57
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2019: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Threadripper 3970X 3.7 GHz 32-Core Processor $1949.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Alphacool Eisbaer 420 62.31 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $136.25 @ ModMyMods
Motherboard Gigabyte TRX40 AORUS XTREME XL ATX sTRX4 Motherboard $849.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $329.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $329.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $329.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $329.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel Optane 905P 1.5 TB PCI-E NVME Solid State Drive $2143.68 @ Walmart
Storage Intel Optane 905P 1.5 TB PCI-E NVME Solid State Drive $2143.68 @ Walmart
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Samsung PM863 3.84 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Sabrent Rocket 4 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $749.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 4 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $749.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 4 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $749.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 4 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $749.99 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $2452.13 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $2452.13 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 900D ATX Full Tower Case -
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $456.30 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $16904.07
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2020: Who knows?

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd probably do yourself a favor by excluding storage, would just make everything more manageable

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I wanted to show the evolution of storage technology from regular SATA SSDs to NVME SSDs.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough - it's your post =)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, for the 2014 enthusiast build, I should have gone with two Titan Zs instead of three GTX 980s. The Titan Z has much better performance than the GTX 980.

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