College/Gaming Daily Driver

by George V Posted on: 6/20/2022

Build Description

The original idea for this pc was to keep at school with me in a smaller form factor than my first pc. With this I would then have a pc at home I could use for much lighter use for the rare occurrences I was home for a weekend. However, this pc went through many, many iterations. It took me building it about 5 times to finally be settled with the parts and the look of the pc. It started with the Lian Li LANCOOL 205M because of its small form - until I saw the 011D Mini in store. From there I wasn't gonna be happy until that was my case. Because of this the build ended up getting much more expensive than I anticipated, but with falling component prices, I believe it was worth it. This PC handles my day-to-day college workload, which primarily consists of software development and some networking. When I have free time I'm an enthusiast gamer and sometimes streamer. I insist on being able to play the newest titles at beautiful graphics settings which is what drove the choice to go for the 3080 - as I believe it's the best high-end bang for the buck card. Right now I've been playing a lot of Battlefront II and I've also been revisiting Cyberpunk 2077 with my new card. I'm extremely happy with this PC however I do have a few upgrades planned for the future. The first being swapping the AIO out for a White NZXT Kraken x63 because I like how the 280mm rad fills out the side intake. Lower priority things include more case fans and MAYBE swapping out the mobo at some point in the future.

Favorite Feature

My favorite part of this build in the all white look. I think White PC's really pop and demonstrate an extra attention to detail that the builder put into making it.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
AMD CPU Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $299.99
Gigabyte B550M AORUS Pro-P AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
Gigabyte B550M AORUS Pro-P AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $129.99
Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Vision Overclocked Triple Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Vision Overclocked Triple Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $799.99
Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMH32GX4M2D36KW - White
Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMH32GX4M2D36KW - White
Qty: 1 $179.99
Lian Li O11D Mini Tempered Glass ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Snow
Lian Li O11D Mini Tempered Glass ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Snow
Qty: 1 $129.99
Cooler Master V850 White Edition 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold SFX Fully Modular Power Supply
Cooler Master V850 White Edition 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold SFX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $159.99
Lian Li Galahad 240 AIO White
Qty: 1 $130.00
Lian Li Unifan SL120 x3
Qty: 1 $90.00
Lian Li Unifan SL140 2x
Qty: 1 $70.00
Samsung 970 evo plus 2TB
Qty: 1 $200.00