Strider

by Scotty M Posted on: 1/19/2021

Build Description

Haven't built a PC in about 8 years and I knew it was about that time. I just finished reading The Lord of the Rings and my imagination was in high gear having a theme in mind I started to brainstorm. I was going to start getting the pieces on November 5th when the new Ryzen Zen 3 CPU's were launching. Alas, I missed out on getting one on launch day. So my search began. Slowly, piece by piece I began to gathering my parts. Case, fans, PSU, MOBO, etc. Watching feeds on YouTube and following MC Discord chats just to try and find my final pieces. A friend luckily sold me the 3080 that he no longer wanted and all I needed was the elusive 5900X. I work night shift. So, one night after work I was checking the Discord chat and the line at MC had been somewhat small so I decided to take my chances at 4AM and wait until the store opened. Plus, someone had mentioned bringing snacks, and they totally did. Oranges and donuts, it was awesome! After 4 hours of waiting I was handed a voucher for a 5900X. That was a great feeling. Wide awake, mood instantly elevated, I had the final piece. 3 months to the day and with it being so difficult to get a new gen console, this couldn't have been done at a better time. It all came together in the end. With a lot of help from MC (thanks for the BIOS update) and perseverance "Strider" became King of all PC's (Well, at least in this house.) Cyberpunk at 4k 60 looks so good.

Favorite Feature

RTX 3080 Founders Edition, Ryzen 9 5900X

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Vermeer 3.7GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Vermeer 3.7GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $549.99
MSI X570 MEG ACE AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
MSI X570 MEG ACE AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $379.99
 Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 Founders Edition
Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 Founders Edition
Qty: 1 $699.99
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Card
G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-16GTRS - Silver
G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-16GTRS - Silver
Qty: 1 $124.99
G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-16GTRS - Silver
G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-16GTRS - Silver
Qty: 1 $124.99
Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C Tempered Glass eATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C Tempered Glass eATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $189.99
Black/White
Corsair RM750x 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply - White
Corsair RM750x 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply - White
Qty: 1 $159.99
850 Watt
 samsung 980 pro
samsung 980 pro
Qty: 1 $289.99
1TB
 samsung 980 pro
samsung 980 pro
Qty: 1 $89.99
250GB