Sakura #Bitwit

by Seth M Posted on: 9/10/2021

Build Description

I primarily built this PC for a VR race sim setup, but I also use it for regular gaming, school (especially CAD modeling), running my Plex server, and just general use. The goal is to run games like Assetto Corsa on my HP Reverb G2 with good details and solid FPS, but I haven't been able to test it just yet as I'm waiting for some other parts for my sim setup. Outside of that, this PC can handle just about anything you throw at it; when playing Metro Exodus on max settings, fully ray-traced, and 'Quality' DLSS, it rarely drops below 100 FPS on 1440p. And of course, if it can handle that game that well, everything else is a walk in the park. When playing one of my favorite games of all time, Dark Souls 3, with all settings maxed, it sits right at the built-in FPS cap (60 FPS, i cry) and just ~31% GPU utilization even with other programs running on my other monitors (usually Discord and a browser). The only things I'd really consider changing with this build are (1) a nicer motherboard and (2) a PSU with 3 PCIe plugs for future-proofing.

Favorite Feature

I really love the custom backplate and anti-sag bracket from V1 Tech; I feel like they really brought the theme of the build together.

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
ASRock B550M Steel Legend AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
ASRock B550M Steel Legend AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $109.99
 EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3
Qty: 1 $1,105.79
I got this card through EVGA's queue system and had a small discount along with an associate's code for this price.
 OLOy WarHawk RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18
OLOy WarHawk RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18
Qty: 1 $124.99
 Corsair 275R Airflow
Corsair 275R Airflow
Qty: 1 $79.98
 Segotep 850W Fully-Modular 80 Plus Gold
Segotep 850W Fully-Modular 80 Plus Gold
Qty: 1 $99.99
 ID-COOLING ZOOMFLOW 240X Snow
ID-COOLING ZOOMFLOW 240X Snow
Qty: 1 $76.49
 Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME
Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME
Qty: 1 $99.99
 Team MS30 1 TB M.2-2280 SSD
Team MS30 1 TB M.2-2280 SSD
Qty: 1 $77.99
 ID-COOLING 120mm Snow Trio Case Fans
ID-COOLING 120mm Snow Trio Case Fans
Qty: 1 $44.99
 Reaper Cable Sleeved PSU Extension Set
Reaper Cable Sleeved PSU Extension Set
Qty: 1 $34.99