For the last few weeks I’ve been listed parts for a new computer designed to run Windows 11 (released yesterday). If you’ve missed the previous parts, I’ve listed them below so you can get caught up.
- Intel Core i9-10900KF CPU Good Start For Windows 11 Computer
- Asus ROG Strix Z590-E LGA 1200 Motherboard Delivers Power
- Give Windows 11 Lots of RAM With Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB
Today I’ll add the final piece to the puzzle with a video card. Unfortunately getting your hands on a good video card is a massive problem right now as people mining cryptocurrency buy them up as soon as they are in stock. So I’ll make a recommendation even though there is a good chance you can’t actually get it. Yes, there will be an Amazon link included that pays me a tiny commission if you buy something with it. I only wish I got a free video card for writing this.
There are numerous companies that make similar cards based on the same NIVIA design. None of them are in stock at “normal” prices as I write this. So I made my choice of the ASUS ROG Strix NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti OC Edition Gaming Graphics Card because it would be the perfect match for the motherboard selected. While I’d love you all to click on that link and buy a card, I’ll give you two warnings in advance. First, it likely isn’t in stock. Second, do not pay more than the real price of $499. If it is being sold for me, it is someone who bought up a bunch and is preying on desperate buyers.
If you look at any of the higher-end graphics cards, you’ll see them marketed for gaming. Yes, they are great for anyone who wants to play games. But that same power is useful for more than just games. Want to run a high-resolution display? No problem. Using software that can take advantage of the processor on graphics cards? Perfect, it can greatly speed up your software.
Putting this card together with the other parts we’ve listed in previous posts will give you a computer that will run Windows 11 quite well for the next few years.