The International

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Billy G.
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The International

This system was built for a friend, and gamer, who lives in a different country. This person does not have easy access to good PC components. Their existing computer (a laptop) was beginning to fail and they needed a new PC for gaming and for work (creator, graphic designer). Their budget was relatively small and building anything decent, from scratch, within it would prove difficult, if not impossible, at current prices.

Undeterred, we checked our storage of spare parts and came up with a few components that we could donate to the build and we asked if they could afford to purchase the rest. We added up the cost of the parts that were needed to complete the build, and we were delighted to discover that the costs of the remaining parts were within their budget. We agreed to proceed with the build.

It's always awesome when we get to build a gaming PC, and helping a friend made it even more so. The build came together nicely and we experienced only one minor issue when we pulled the CPU out of the box and discovered three (3) bent pins. Fortunately, we were able to straighten the pins enough for the CPU to drop into the socket and the rest of the build went smoothly.

After completing the build and loading the OS, we benchmarked, then, stress tested it to ensure it was functioning properly. The results were great, the CPU performed beautifully and the cooling kept temperatures under control the entire time.

Some of us computer geeks united to help a friend across borders. We love everything about this international project, and we hope you love it too!

Have FUN. Be CREATIVE, and BUILD ON!

-Billy G.
Color(s): Black Purple
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 299.99
AMD - Ryzen 7 (5800X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 159.99
ASUS - TUF Gaming B550M-Plus WiFi II
Chipset: B550
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Micro-ATX
Memory
$ 48.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (3600Mhz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 597.11
EVGA - GeForce XC Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3060
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 350.00
Samsung - 850 Pro (2x)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 256 GB
Storage
$ 102.22
Western Digital - WD Blue (WDS100T2B0A)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 298.68
EVGA - SuperNOVA 750 P2
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 200.17
Corsair - Crystal 280X
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 171.96
Corsair - ML140 Pro (RGB) (4x)
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
$ 299.00
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 2,362.45
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