Simple and Clean Custom Rocket League PC Build Featuring ASUS ROG RYUJIN III AIO Liquid Cooler
Simple and clean! Our freshly-built Rocket League gaming PC is cooled by an ASUS ROG RYUJIN III AIO 360 White AIO cooler and sports a slick custom case skin from Blue Horse Studios. The cooler is cruising on an Asetek Gen8 pump and cold plate our most sophisticated technology to date. A quick glance at the system specs may leave you scratching your head and wondering; “Isn’t this overkill for Rocket League?” You wouldn’t be wrong. This particular system is going to an esports-minded young RL gamer. He also dabbles in a little Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Total War Series, Call of Duty WARZONE, Cyberpunk 2077 and more, while RL remains his bread and butter. And these titles require much more PC and/or GPU power than Rocket League.
To make sure he’s ready for all those titles and more, we went with the following components.
CPU cooling matters. We can’t stress this enough. Game’s like the Total War Series or Microsoft Flight Simulator stress a system’s CPU more than other more GPU-bound games. The ASUS RYUJIN III AIO liquid cooler more than meets this challenge. This being Asetek Gen8 technology, we can expect of 2°C/100W improvement over Gen7 coolers with optimization for current Intel 13th and 12th Gen processors as well as AMD Ryzen™ 7000 and 5000 Series processors.
The newly designed cold plate is where much of the processor optimization is represented. The square design was a frequently requested feature among our community. Complete coverage and maximum contact are always key in CPU cooling. So a square cold plate over a square processor IHS offers a lot of peace of mind. The new 3-phase motor is another crucial performance enhancement that provides higher flow and quieter operation.
ASUS ROG has also included a 3.96mm Axial tech air pressure fan just below the LCD pump cover. This one, like we saw with all the previous RYUJIN solutions, is born of Noctua DNA and is an excellent and efficient solution for cooling the VRMs near the CPU socket. Most high-end motherboards ship with solid VRMs and/or thermally resilient VRM heatsinks to extract unwanted heat. But the VRM fan is a godsend for any motherboard plagued with subpar VRM thermal management.
I wanted to arm my buddy with a versatile enclosure. I knew this initial build would be simple. Yet, hopefully this will be a solid foundation for him to build on. The Phanteks P600S does not disappoint. The case accommodates different motherboard form factors, allowing compatibility with various builds and configurations, which adheres to its intent for modularity. The P600S features sound dampening panels to reduce system noise, efficient airflow, plenty room for storage solutions, ample tie-offs and routing for cables… All of this made for a intuitive and painless installation process.
I opted for an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. I found an incredible deal for well under $200. This is an excellent processor, fast and won’t break the bank. The base clock speed is 3.8 GHz, capable of boosting up to 4.7 GHz, delivering swift processing power for demanding tasks and applications. It features 8-cores and 16 threads, which is perfect for multitasking capabilities and efficient parallel processing. It’s a great solution for content creators who stream and game on the same system. It will also help them or any video editing professionals when it chopping up and rendering edited footage.
The ASUS ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING AM4 AMD B550 is a marvel at sub-$175. The X570 board supports PCIe 4.0 and she gets two M.2 slots to flex that super fast storage muscle. The board takes DDR4 RAM that can be overclocked to 5100MHZ. The back IO plays host to ample connectivity options like 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, 1 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C, and 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports. The only thing missing is WiFi support. But we do get Intel I225-V 2.5Gb onboard Ethernet adapter. Plus he’s close enough to his modem that a Cat-6 cable is just fine for his needs.
The GeForce GTX 2080 SUPER is getting a bit long in the tooth. But it’s a solid card for 1080p gaming in even modern titles. Built on the NVIDIA’s Turing architecture, the 2080 SUPER is cable of a little ray-tracing for more believable lighting, reflections and shadows. It’s equipped with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, offering a good amount video RAM for high-resolution textures and smooth gameplay at 1080p. It even is capable of DLSS, which is NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Super Sampling. This is AI used to upscale and enhance image quality while maintaining performance in supported games, which there are a lot of to date.
I only gave him a single storage drive. But it’s deep 2TB WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD with the menacing-looking heatsink. This is and M.2 2280 form factor gumstick drive. This thing is fast, really fast, able to hit speeds of 7300MB/s sequential read 6600MB/s sequential write. This is solid PCIe 4.0!
And sheøs done! This was a super simple build. However the white components we chose really help with that added bit of class and elegance. The ASUS ROG RYUJIN III 360 White AIO is a premium fire and forget AIO CPU liquid cooler. It requires zero maintenance and is backed by unsurpassed quality and reliability for which Asetek is known.