Dual Purpose CAD and Gaming Rig #Bitwit

by Dat_boaz Posted on: 8/2/2021

Build Description

This rig was built with the main goal of being a high end gaming rig, as well as handle CAD (SolidWorks, Fusion 360), real time slicing of STL files for 3D printing, and any other compute intensive tasks I throw at it. As a mechatronics hobbyist, this is crucial to keeping a project going quickly. As a PC enthusiast as well, this rig is also a hobby, starting life as an air cooled 6700K/ 980 Ti 5 years ago, and evolving over time to a 5900X/ 3080 water-cooled beast.

Specs:
Case: Lian Li O-11 Dynamic XL Black
CPU: Ryzen 9 5900X
Motherboard: MSI X570 Unify
RAM: G. Skill 32GB (2 X 16) 3600 CL-16
GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra
Storage: 3TB WD Blue general purpose storage
500 GB Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVME OS drive
500 GB Samsung 860 EVO game drive
PSU: EVGA 850W Supernova Gold
Cooling: 2X 360mm radiators
EKWB D5 Pump/Res, CPU block, GPU block with stock back plate (I think it looks better than the EK one)
Noctua NF-F12 and NF-S12 chromax fans
Custom 3D printed pump/res mount

Favorite Feature

I have made two custom mods for this PC; the one being an extra power button facing the rear (due to the left side position of the case), and the second being a custom fan controller that allows the user to switch between motherboard fan control, and manual fan control on the fly with the press of a button. This allows fan override in case you need extra cooling, or more quiet operation. Both mods fit into PCI-E slots as seen in the pictures

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
MSI X570 MEG Unify AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
MSI X570 MEG Unify AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $329.99
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $849.99
G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-32GVKC - Black
G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-32GVKC - Black
Qty: 1 $199.99
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $249.99
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GA 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GA 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $139.99
WD Blue Mainstream 2TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
WD Blue Mainstream 2TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $54.99
Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe
Qty: 1 $89.99
EKWB Water Cooling Components
Qty: 1 $750.00
Noctua NF-F12
Qty: 6 $24.99
Noctua NF-S12
Qty: 3 $24.99