Compact Home Theater (Gaming) PC

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Compact Home Theater (Gaming) PC

When Cyberpunk 2077 launched, I moved my Ryzen 9 / RTX 3090 workstation into our living room so we could enjoy it together, cinematic-style on our 65" OLED.

She's hooked on gaming together, but I want my workstation back. Time to build a new rig just for gaming on the TV (and possibly streaming at some point).

Gaming goals
- Gaming in 4K HDR @ ~60fps+ with ray tracing
- Super fast, stable, low-latency networking
- Enough storage for our favorite 6-8 games at any one time (we have a huge local steam/gog/xbox cache for when we want to switch it up)

Fitting into the "adult living room" requirements
- "Wireless everything" since we sit about 6' away from the screen and don't want a tripping hazard
- Small enough to blend in with our existing TV stand
- Very quiet cooling so we can get the full effect from spooky/creepy games

Playing together as a couple goals
- Automated backups of save games, so if one of us accidentally overwrites an important save game, we can restore quick and easy
- Enough of a "surround sound" effect that we can both sit together in an audio sweet spot and hear where footsteps are coming from
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Industrial
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 142.60
AMD - Ryzen 5 (5600X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 299.00
ASRock - Phantom Gaming (ITX/TB3)
Chipset: X570
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ITX
Memory
G.Skill - Trident Z Royal (4000MHz) (Silver/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 1,499.99
EVGA - Black Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 Ti
Storage
$ 249.99
Sabrent - Rocket Q
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 239.00
SilverStone Technology - SX800-LTI
Wattage: 800
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Titanium
Case
Cooler Master - Masterbox NR200P
Type: Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
RGB: Yes
Cooling
$ 194.99
Cooling
$ 194.99
Cooling
$ 99.99
Corsair - Hydro X XR7
Type: Radiator
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 91.56
EKWB - EK-Quantum Volume FLT 120 D-RGB - Plexi
Type: Reservoir
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
Cooling
Monitor
$ 2,096.99
LG - CX 4K Smart Tv (OLED48CXPUB)
Size: 65 Inch
Panel: OLED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Keyboard
$ 159.99
Logitech - G915
Interface: Wired/Wireless
Type: Tenkeyless
Mouse
$ 91.59
Logitech - G502 Lightspeed Wireless
Interface: Wireless
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