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ArcticFlow

Whilst I have always built my own PCs for the last two decades, it was only recently that I finally tried my hand at custom watercooling.

I was on a tight budget, or rather did not have much disposable income, so had to spread out my purchases over several months.

The PC does everything I need it to, as it is a multi-use system: Gaming, Virtualisation for academic work, Video Editing. Whilst also staying nice and cool and quiet.

Upgraded from a Ryzen 5 2600 to a Ryzen 7 3700X in mid 2020, which gave the build an excellent boost. Then at the end of 2020, I was able to snag an RTX 3090; needless to say, Arctic Flow performs very differently now.

Updated in 2022 with a 5800X3D CPU, which gave the ‘old girl’ a nice boost!
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 9 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 336.55
AMD - Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 430.99
ASUS - Crosshair VII Hero (Non-Wi-Fi)
Chipset: X470
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 123.98
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB) (2x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 2,300.00
KFA2 - GeForce SG
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3090
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 222.22
Samsung - 860 QVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 126.44
Seagate - FireCuda 520
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 241.98
Seagate - IronWolf Pro NAS
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 14 TB
PSU
$ 169.99
ASUS - ROG Thor
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 200.00
Thermaltake - Core P5 (Black)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Open
Case Fan
$ 35.97
Barrow - BF03-PR (3x)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 28.79
Barrow - CPU Blocks
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 186.94
Barrow - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 100.00
Barrow - GPU Waterblock
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 78.79
Barrow - Pump
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 129.10
Barrow - Waterway Board
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 84.99
Thermaltake - Pacific RL
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Accessories
$ 78.03
Accessories
$ 58.99
Accessories
$ 364.00
Monitor
$ 500.00
Drop - Curved Gaming Monitor Vast
Size: 35 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
Keyboard
$ 287.49
ASUS - ROG Claymore
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 182.98
ASUS - ROG Spatha
Interface: Wired/Wireless
Chair
$ 250.00
AeroCool - AC120 Air (RGB)
Material: PU Leather
Color: Black
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 4,493.82
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