Crescent Rose

by OneTiltedSofaB Posted on: 7/20/2020

Build Description

Why did I build this? I wanted a computer that had good processing power, could also run some games, and I was able to obtain most of the parts at a good price. Occasionally I need to either compile some code or edit a video, and the Ryzen 7 3800x has yet to disappoint. It also has plenty enough power when combined with the 1660 Super for the games I play. It has no problems with League of Legends, Modded Minecraft, Assassins Creed: Odyssey, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

This build was not planned, it just sort of came together. Some pieces are new, used or damaged. The Meshify C case has a 4” gash on the top mesh, so I bent it back into shape. The Ryzen 7 3800x had bent pins, so I risked it and managed to straighten the pins. I bought a kit of the TridentZ RGB RAM from a friend and purchased an additional clearanced kit to not have empty RAM. The GPU and PSU were salvaged from another build. The only new and planned purchases were the motherboard, AIO cooler, case fans, NVMe drive, and RGB led strips. This shows that you do not need to buy everything at once or everything new always in order to achieve a good-looking build.

Favorite Feature

My favorite part in this build is the AIO cooler. The NZXT Kraken's are beautiful AIO Coolers and do a great job at keeping the CPU cool. It idles at around 29 Celsius and while gaming it stays around 50 Celsius.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Matisse 3.9GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
AMD CPU Ryzen 7 3800X Matisse 3.9GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
Qty: 1 $299.99
It had bent pins so I was able to get it for $250
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Gigabyte Motherboard X570 Aorus Pro WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $269.99
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming Overclocked Tripple-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Cards
Gigabyte Video Card GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming Overclocked Tripple-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Cards
Qty: 1 $249.99
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
G.Skill RAM Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
Qty: 1 $87.99
Purchased used for $70
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
G.Skill RAM Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
Qty: 1 $87.99
Was clearanced at $71
Fractal Design Meshify C Tinted Tempered Glass Midtower ATX Case - Black
Fractal Design Case Meshify C Tinted Tempered Glass Midtower ATX Case - Black
Qty: 1 $99.99
Damaged so I got it for $5
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G+ 80 Plus Gold 850W ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G+ 80 Plus Gold 850W ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $159.99
Inland Premium 2TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Inland Premium M.2 SSD 2TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $239.99
Corsair AF120 Red LED Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan - Triple Pack
Corsair Case Fans AF120 Red LED Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan - Triple Pack
Qty: 1 $49.99
NZXT Kraken X53 240mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
NZXT Water Cooling Kits Kraken X53 240mm RGB Water Cooling Kit
Qty: 1 $134.99
Kingwin RGB Magnetic LED Flexible Strip w/ Adhesive Option
Kingwin Case Lighting RGB Magnetic LED Flexible Strip w/ Adhesive Option
Qty: 1 $25.99