Grindstone

by Kunal P Posted on: 12/15/2021

Build Description

Having never built a PC in my life, I was originally going to buy a pre-built machine. However, when I got my hands on the RTX 3080, with a very reasonable price, I made my decision to take a stab at it. After looking at various YouTube videos and asking bunch of questions to my cousin and friend, I felt pretty confident to build it on my own. This PC is going to be mainly used for Video editing and Photo editing. I will, however, play some games on it. I mean I might as well with the 3080! The applications that I will be using for Video and Photo are Davince Resolve, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. If my workload gets more intensive, I will probably upgrade my cooling system. Also, I may get some stink eyes with the vertical GPU mount, however with this case and the airflow setup, the GPU actually stays about 5C cooler!

Favorite Feature

My favorite feature of this entire build is the case! I absolutely love the case and how much space it offers. Cable management was definitely tedious, however I could imagine how much harder it would've been in a smaller case.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Vermeer 3.4GHz 16-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Vermeer 3.4GHz 16-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $760.00
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $294.50
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $1,050.00
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-360018D-64GTZR - Black
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-360018D-64GTZR - Black
Qty: 1 $323.20
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $225.15
EVGA SuperNova G6 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Qty: 1 $135.00
Noctua NH-D15 Black CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D15 Black CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $110.00
Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $189.00
MSI Spatium M470 1 TB
Qty: 1 $80.00
Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $159.30
Cable Mod Pro Cables
Qty: 1 $74.19
Noctua A12x25mm
Qty: 4 $38.75
Noctua A14 PWM Case Fans
Qty: 4 $23.41
Noctua NA-HC3
Qty: 1 $30.21
Not pictured.
Noctua Y splitter cables
Qty: 1 $9.25
Phanteks Vertical GPU Bracket, 220mm PCI-E x16 Riser Ribbon Cable Kit
Qty: 1 $43.00
RGB Lighting
Qty: 1 $40.00
PC RGB LED Strip Light & NEON Addressable