Equinox #Bitwit

by Max W Posted on: 9/7/2021

Build Description

While I've made quite a few changes, this is technically the first PC I've ever built (depending on how you look at it), and definitely my first go at custom water cooling. I started putting her together around December 2020, and have been gradually acquiring and swapping out parts. Iteration 1 had no WC, was in the original Meshify C, a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Black, and a GTX 1060 I borrowed from my old Alienware. Since then, I've been lucky enough to get my hands on a 3080, and threw together a custom loop that I'm very proud of given the cramped nature of the case it's in. Unfortunately, the RGB strip in the GPU water block has died on me, so I may be missing a few FPS, as well as the aesthetic I was going for. The games I play most on here are Splitgate and Immortals Fenyx Rising, and Halo Infinite once that comes out. I plan to update the paint on the front panel to be a bit more elaborate soon, similar to what Linus did for his Intel Gamer Days build, and I may paint the MoBo and RAM heatsinks soon as well.

Favorite Feature

The GPU waterblock combined with the vertical mount frankly adds that little something special imo.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Qty: 1 $259.99
ASUS X570-Pro TUF Gaming WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS X570-Pro TUF Gaming WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $219.99
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming V2 LHR Overclocked Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming V2 LHR Overclocked Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $1,049.99
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK16GX4M2D3200 - Black
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK16GX4M2D3200 - Black
Qty: 2 $99.99
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact Grey
Qty: 1 $109.99
Corsair RM850 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Corsair RM850 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $149.99
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $84.99
Samsung 970 EVO 500GB
Qty: 1 $69.99
Samsung 980 1TB
Qty: 1 $129.99
Bitspower Classic Water Block for ASUS TUF Gaming 3080
Qty: 1 $174.99
Unfortunately, the RGB strip is broken, so my FPS isn't as high as it could be.
Corsair Fittings
Qty: 4 $26.99
Corsair LL120/140
Qty: 1 $179.97
Corsair XC5
Qty: 1 $59.99
Corsair XD3
Qty: 1 $154.99
Corsair XR5
Qty: 1 $144.98
240+280
Corsair XT Softline
Qty: 1 $16.99
EKWB CryoFuel Solid
Qty: 1 $21.99
Flex B-20 Riser Bracket
Qty: 1 $45.99