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When building a high-end gaming PC, it can be tough to navigate a seemingly ever-growing market of components, and decide which options to go for. Enthusiasts looking to utilise components from the ASUS TUF ecosystem certainly aren’t short of options. but with a huge array of component choices, which ones should you go for?
To answer this question, we’ve gone ahead and picked out some of the best parts money can buy, housed within one of our favourite cases yet from ASUS, the TUF Gaming GT502. This enthusiast-level PC build offers astounding performance within gaming and productivity applications.
Below you can find all of the component choices for this build, and some rationale as to why we picked the components we did.
PC Build Parts List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
AMD’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D is one of the best CPUs money can buy, especially when it comes to gaming. As part of the Ryzen 7000 3D range, this CPU utilises AMD’s proprietary 3D V-Cache.
This results in exceptional gaming performance that can rival almost any other CPU in the gaming scene, beating out chips like Intel’s Core i7-14700K in a number of gaming metrics. The 5GHz clock speed makes gaming at both 1440p and 4K relatively easy, with modern titles posing minimal hindrances.
Although this CPU does struggle with more complex workloads, it is not by any means sub-par. With 8 cores and 16 threads, multi-core performance is still very strong for the price.
If it is sheer gaming performance you’re looking for, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is a great choice for your PC build. It comes in at a highly competitive price point, making it extremely good value for money when considering gaming performance metrics on offer.
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CPU Cooler: ASUS ROG RYUO III 360 ARGB
We’ve chosen the ASUS ROG RYUO III 360 ARGB as the best cooler for this ASUS TUF Gaming PC build. To get the best out of the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D, you will want to keep the thermals down to a minimum. The RYUO III is a large 360mm cooler, capable of solid thermal performance that can keep up with even the hottest CPUs . This makes it more than sufficient for the CPU we’ve chosen to put into this build.
It sports three 120mm ARGB fans that offer great airflow, without compromising on noise levels. The liquid pump clocks up to a maximum speed of 2600RPM, ensuring your CPU stays cool even under load. The ROG RYUO also offers a “diamond cut” pump design, which gives it a nice centre piece and looks quite attractive.
This cooler is filled with features to enhance the design of your system, such as the Matrix Mini LED display on the CPU cooling block which allows you to configure a range of custom animations which adds some extra flair within your case.
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Motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi
For this ASUS TUF Gaming PC build, we’ve chosen the TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi motherboard – helping to keep things nicely on brand! X670E boards are geared towards top-end systems, based on their strong support for CPU overclocking and rich set of features, making this a great pairing with the Ryzen 7 7800X3D. This board sports a wide-range of slots and ports, providing plenty of expansion options for future upgrades. With Gen5 support for both graphics cards and NVMe storage drives, your gaming PC will be fully equipped for future graphics and storage upgrades.
The TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi also supports DDR5 memory at speeds up to 6400MT/s, and offers a great selection of IO. This board is also well priced, making it a great value option for this PC build without compromising on features and performance.
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RAM: Thermaltake ToughRAM XG RGB D5
Our RAM kit of choosing for this PC build is Thermaltake’s ToughRAM XG RGB D5. With DDR5 memory being the de-facto standard for most gaming PC builds now, it made perfect sense to us to pick out a high performance memory kit for this system. This 32GB kit from Thermaltake is perfect for gaming while offering solid legroom within workstation applications. Users also can leverage speeds up to 6000MT/s, great for pushing gaming performance that bit further.
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SSD: Samsung 990 Pro 2TB
For storage in this build, we’ve picked out the Samsung 990 Pro as the best Gen4 NVME drive. With lightning-fast read and write speeds (7450MB/s on the read speeds and 6900MB/s on the writes speeds), it is arguably the one of the best SSDs that money can buy. This will aid in ultra responsive gameplay, cutting down on load and boot times.
We chose the 2TB option for this build, as it offers more than enough storage for a multitude of modern titles. So much capacity means you won’t need to worry about clearing out your drive to download your next game. Though this SSD is a little expensive, it is well equipped maximise the full potential of this system and has always been a favourite of ours for it’s performance and reliability.
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GPU: ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4090
Now for the shining star in this PC build, the RTX 4090. Our GPU of choice is the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4090, which matches the aesthetic of our motherboard and case within this build while also providing top-tier performance. There are a plethora of different SKUs available for the 4090, but the TUF has remained one of favourites, costing less than ASUS’ own STRIX model, while still performing well.
The ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4090 offers a whopping 24GB of VRAM with a boost clock speed of up to 2.59GHz. This pairs nicely with NVIDIA’s improved DLSS 3.0 and Ray-Tracing technology, offering up top-tier gaming performance, especially at 4K.
It is worth noting that the TUF RTX 4090 is a pretty chunky card, which could cause potential clearance issues should you pick a smaller form-factor case than the GT502 in this build.
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Case: ASUS TUF Gaming GT502
The case choice for this PC build is the ASUS TUF Gaming GT502. This mid-tower chassis synergises well with other components we’ve chosen, mirroring the industrial design of the TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi and RTX 4090. Despite it’s compact size, the TUF Gaming GT502 supports up to thirteen 120mm fans, and sports a dual-chamber design, which divides up the cooling zones of the main components and secondary components, like the PSU.
It can also comfortably house the TUF Gaming RTX 4090, providing 400mm of clearance. This case comes with a built-in vertical GPU mount for those looking to mount their RTX 4090 in a non-traditional fashion, while the included support bracket will also alleviate GPU sag for those slotting directly into the motherboard.
The inclusion of a high-speed USB type-C port on the front IO of the case is also a great feature. The GT502 has two panoramic viewing panels on the front and side of the case to show off this PC build in all it’s glory.
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PSU: ASUS ROG Thor 850W Platinum
To power our TUF Gaming PC build, we’ve picked out the ASUS ROG Thor 850W Platinum. Continuing with the industrial theme that appears throughout, it made perfect sense to us to utilise the ROG Thor power supply.
Offering an 80 Plus Platinum rating, this PSU is highly efficient, but also very quiet, keeping noise levels down to a minimum. The ROG Thor has an OLED display on the side of the unit, showing real-time power information, providing you with power draw data at any given moment.
It also offers fully modular cables making cable management and build time much more straight forward. For a high-end gaming PC, the ASUS ROG Thor 850W Platinum is a great choice.
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1440p, High Settings
Anti Aliasing: TSAA
Texture Filtering: 8x
Ambient Occlusion: High
Volumetric Lighting: High
Dynamic Shadows: Enabled
Model Detail: High
1080p, Comp. Settings
Render Distance: Far
Global Illumination: Off
Ray Tracing: Off
Post Processing: Low
1440p, High Settings
Particle Quality: High
4K, High Settings
Particle Quality: High