First in 15

by Aaron J Posted on: 6/7/2021

Build Description

Simple minimal build. Low storage because I have a NAS already with 40+ tb of storage.

Like the title suggests this is the first gaming PC that I have put together in 15 years. My last one for comparison had an 8600GT, 500GB of HDD storage and 2gb of ram. I have put together hobbyist machines before this recently, but those are usually Frankenstein builds and/or servers for various reasons.

So the parts for this were selected with the help of the NewEgg and LTT communities on discord. Both provided good insight for options I should consider. The cooler and PSU in particular were parts that I would never had considered, but are absolutely perfect for my needs.

Favorite Feature

It is a small build with a very manageable footprint. Sadly temps are not the most comfortable aspect, but that is a factor of having too much GPU in such a small case.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $429.99
ASUS B550M-A PRIME AC PS AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
ASUS B550M-A PRIME AC PS AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $95.96
ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $749.99
G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-16GTZN - Black
G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-16GTZN - Black
Qty: 1 $99.96
Lian Li LANCOOL 205M Mid-Tower Chassis Micro ATX Computer Case PC Gaming Case with Tempered Glass Side Panel, Magnetic Dust Filter, Water-Cooling Ready, Side Ventilation, 2 x 120mm PWM Fan Pre-Installed - White
Lian Li LANCOOL 205M Mid-Tower Chassis Micro ATX Computer Case PC Gaming Case with Tempered Glass Side Panel, Magnetic Dust Filter, Water-Cooling Ready, Side Ventilation, 2 x 120mm PWM Fan Pre-Installed - White
Qty: 1 $64.99
Phantechs Amp 750w
Qty: 1 $109.00
Scythe Fuma 2
Qty: 1 $64.00
Velcro 90924 One Wrap 8 x 0.5 Inch Reusable Ties - 50 Pack
Velcro 90924 One Wrap 8 x 0.5 Inch Reusable Ties - 50 Pack
Qty: 1 $7.99
WD Blue SN550 1TB (WDS100T2B0C) M.2 NVMe  Interface PCIe 3.0 x4, up to 2400MB/s, Internal Solid State Drive with 3D TLC NAND, 2280
WD Blue SN550 1TB (WDS100T2B0C) M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe 3.0 x4, up to 2400MB/s, Internal Solid State Drive with 3D TLC NAND, 2280
Qty: 1 $109.99
QVS DisplayPort Male to DisplayPort Male 4K Ultra HD Cable w/ Latches and White Connectors 6 ft. - Black
QVS DisplayPort Male to DisplayPort Male 4K Ultra HD Cable w/ Latches and White Connectors 6 ft. - Black
Qty: 1 $17.99
Logitech Multimedia Speakers Z213
Logitech Multimedia Speakers Z213
Qty: 1 $29.99