The Strategos - AMD
Strategos meant military general to the ancient Greeks. Own. The. Battlefield. This one will definitely allow you to lead your troops to glory in any game you can throw at it.
We start the configuration for this model with the GeForce RTX 3080 - any game on the market, it’s ready to provide full 4K immersion without breaking a sweat. 8704 CUDA Cores and 10GB of GDDR6X VRAM has us sweating for sure!
We paired this GPU with a motherboard that will provide more than enough backbone for all the hardware - the awesome ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming. This one gives you absolutely bulletproof motherboard features all the way around - top shelf VRM, heatsinks, capacitors, and of course WiFi 6 (250% faster than WiFi 5). You also get access to ASUS' Armoury Crate with this one so you're always up to date with the latest drivers and firmware with just a couple clicks.
Then we added 32 GB of super fast performance RGB DDR4 RAM at 3600MHz speeds. This amount of memory will allow you to game, stream, and record simultaneously. And of course you need a PCIe Gen 4 based M.2-2280 NVMe SSD. So we reach for the top shelf again and grab a 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4.0.
For this rig, we’ve opted for the absolutely amazing Lian Li Lancool II Mesh RGB. This one's got excellent airflow, and a great clean look. We go for the Lian Li Galahad AIO 240 RGB liquid CPU cooler for this one. It's got a big-time cold plate for maximum CPU coverage, and plenty of liquid flow rate to keep the CPU icy and zipping along.
Did someone say CPU? How about a brand new Zen 3 AMD Ryzen 7 5800X? Yessss. The Zen 3 chip architecture takes advantage of AMDs proprietary technology to give each individual CPU core access to the entirety of the L3 cache - sound complicated? It is complicated - but you don't need to split atoms to reap the benefits of ultra-low system latency and a huge uptick in IPCs (instructions per cycle)! This CPU is simply breathtaking in its performance.
We power the entire system with an ultra-efficient 850-watt unit that's 80-plus gold rated. As always, only retail version units from a top-shelf brand: Corsair, EVGA, or Seasonic.
Stock cables would be a tragedy for such a beautiful machine, so we add some custom cable extensions - it would be wrong not to.
The Strategos comes with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit edition installed and updated.
The Strategos - Specs
CPU - AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
CPU Cooler - Lian Li Galahad AIO 240 RGB
Motherboard - ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
GPU - GeForce RTX 3080
RAM - 32 GB performance RGB DDR4 3600
SSD - 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4.0 PCIe Gen 4.0 based M.2-2280 NVMe
Operating System - Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Power Supply Unit - 850-watt watt 80-Plus gold rated, full modular, retail version (Corsair, EVGA, Seasonic only)
Chassis - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh RGB
Extras - Sleeved Cable Extensions in client's color choice from available library
Warranty: Lifetime Parts and Service
Build Your Own Estimate: $2515 - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/h4ywLP - cable extensions not shown
Alexander PCs All-In Price Including Shipping and Lifetime Warranty: $2998