Tubular Blue

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ald1897
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Tubular Blue

Motivation
I did my first build 5 years ago when the GTX 1000 series launched and I landed my first job out of college. It was an amazing experience and I was hooked. Over the years I spent time going from air cooling, AIO's and eventually did a custom cooling loop which was a ton of fun to learn. Since, I was learning on the job so to speak, there were definitely things I wished I could have done differently. Fast forward to now and I was lucky enough to grab a RTX3080 and decided it was time to go all in on a new build since I didn't think my old i7-6700 and 550w was not going to be up to the task of running a 3080 and putting out 1440p gaming at high/ultra settings so I dove in (And begged my wife for forgiveness after boxes started showing up and I told her how much it cost)


How the system will be used

  • Day job: Lots of data analysis jobs that involve building tons of Python scripts hooked in to live data visualization dashboards and reports


  • Side job: The extra storage on the PC doubles as a Plex media server for my house's other smart devices & security camera footage. Mining ETH whenever GPU is not being utilized for gaming


  • Night job: Games & CAD for around the house projects
Color(s): Blue Green Light Blue White Yellow
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

CPU
$ 450.00
AMD - Ryzen 7 (5800X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 370.99
ASUS - ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Chipset: X570
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 229.99
Graphics
$ 799.00
EVGA - GeForce XC3 Ultra Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3080
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 349.71
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 119.98
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 79.99
Samsung - 980 Pro
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 74.00
Western Digital - WD Blue
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 70.18
Western Digital - WD Blue (WD20EZAZ)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 177.23
Seasonic - Focus GX
Wattage: 550
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 199.99
Lian Li - O11 Dynamic XL ROG
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 1,099.90
Lian Li - Uni Fan SL120 (10x)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 172.26
EKWB - CoolStream SE (2x)
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 80.00
Cooling
$ 159.78
Cooling
$ 110.00
Monitor
$ 599.98
LG - UltraGear (27GL83A-B) (2x)
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 4,806.48
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