2020 PC Build

I finished my 2020 PC build in early 2021. Took around 3 months to get all the parts at MSRP… total cost around $3500 CAD.

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black
Mobo: Asus X570-E
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
GPU: EVGA RTX 3080
RAM: G.SKill Trident Z Neo 2x16GB CL16 3600MHz
PSU: Seasonic Focus GX-850 850W
RGB Controller: Razer Chroma Addressable RGB Controller
Fans: CoolerMaster MasterFan MF150 Halo
AIO: NZXT X63 Kraken

Link to all photos here: https://imgur.com/a/siKDa0m

Ethan’s Crib

My nephew, Ethan Badura, was born on April 29, 2015. In March, my sister asked my dad and me to build a crib for him.

Between my dad, Chrystina (my SO), and myself, we designed and built a beautiful crib for Ethan. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I didn’t clock how many hours it took, but if I have to throw some numbers around, it was at least 200 hours for myself alone.

My dad was a huge help. He bought all of the wood (and had to drive several hours to get it), helped with the woodworking, and had many great ideas for the trickier parts of the design.

Chrystina also contributed. She sketched the shapes of the critical components and then I modeled them to scale in SketchUp. We then tweaked it until we were satisfied. No decision was made without her approval 🙂 . She also did a lot of sanding and helped apply the finish.

It cost around $500 CDN in materials (rough-cut hard maple ($300), 1/2″ ply ($40), misc hardware ($60), General Finishes Java gel stain ($30), Oil-based satin polyurethane ($70).

Sleigh Crib Completed

See below for a build-log with pictures (and videos!) I took along the way from the initial design stages to the completed crib.
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