The R2-D2

by Paul P Posted on: 7/30/2021

Build Description

This is my first build ever. Crosshair VIII Dark Hero, Ryzen 9 5900x, 32gb of Trident Z Neo 3600CL16 RAM, 500gb WD SN850 Boot Drive, Aorus gen4 1tb storage drive, two 2tb Seagate Barracuda drives in RAID 0 for a backup location, RTX 3090 Founders Edition that I replaced the thermal pads on and applied liquid metal to, custom cables from Cablemod, and an S-Ranked motherboard armor plate.

Favorite Feature

The S-Ranked armor plate. Until I get my order for EK to build my custom loop, the armor plate is the only feature that sets the build apart. When I painted the plate, I also painted the heatsinks and the I/O cover for the motherboard. The Dark Hero is a gorgeous motherboard, and is also the best AMD board on the market. However, it's not a great pairing for white builds. However, I feel like the S-Ranked plate offered a cheap and easy way to fix that.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Vermeer 3.7GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Vermeer 3.7GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $549.99
I'm using Dynamic OC Switcher to run an all-core overclock at 4.7gHz with PBO enabled, allowing it to boost to 5gHz
ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $449.99
NVidia RTX 3090 Founders Edition
Qty: 1 $1,499.00
G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-32GTZNC - Black
G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-32GTZNC - Black
Qty: 1 $229.99
It isn't a Samsung B Die and doesn't overclock well
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - White
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - White
Qty: 1 $249.99
It's a great looking case, but it's over-done. Everyone uses it, and there's a good reason for it. You can fit EVERYTHING in it
Silverstone ST-1200-PTS
Qty: 1 $311.00
 Lian Li Galahad 360
Lian Li Galahad 360
Qty: 1 $159.99
The best performing AIO on the market right now. My 5900x stays at 56° under load
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $54.99
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $54.99
 Aorus Gen4 1tb
Aorus Gen4 1tb
Qty: 1 $158.99
 WD SN850 500gb
WD SN850 500gb
Qty: 1 $119.99
 S-Ranked armor plate
S-Ranked armor plate
Qty: 1 $75.00
www.s-ranked.com