Build Advice 2023 build advice

Mar 22, 2023
Hi all,

I'm currently in the middle of planning a personal build, and some advice would be greatly appreciated.

Firstly, I'm Norwegian, so while the Norwegian PCPartPicker-lists doesn't contain all of the stores I would consider buying from, it should give an adequate idea of the price of each component in my market.

Secondly, I don't really have a budget per say. I have about 50 000 NOK (4800 USD) at my disposal, with the possibility of adding more if needed, but mostly I'm looking for advice in regards to how much of these funds I realistically would have to use before I start seeing noticeable diminishing returns.

I'm pretty set on a few items:
Monitor: Samsung Neo G9 (15 000 NOK / 1435 USD) This is kind of the type of monitor I've been wanting to try for a couple of years now, so unless you are really against it, parts of the available funds would go towards this monitor.
Case: O11 Dynamic EVO (1 790 NOK / 173 USD) Mostly because I think it looks really cool, and because I like having the option of reversing the case layout, seeing as the system will be situated on my left side.

I'm also leaning heavily towards a 360mm AIO, I've looked at the Arctic II, and also at something like the Asus Ryujin II (mostly because I find the LCD-screen cool, admittedly)

Other than that, I'm really open to advice; AMD5 vs LGA1700, Ryzen 7000-series vs 4000's of Nvidia, etc.

I'm currently running an i5 4690k and a GTX 980ti, so basically anything would be an upgrade, but it also kind of portrays an accurate image of me as a person who likes to buy a good system, that's low maintenance and can last for a longer period.

As previously stated, I'm kind of in a place where I feel like I could buy mostly anything, but don't want to use money on what would be considered overkill.

My use cases would be mostly gaming. (CSGO, some MMOs, DOTA, and maybe the odd AAA title here and there) I have a PS5 that I use to play most of my games like Hogwarts Legacy, Assassins Creed, God of War etc. but I don't want my PC to be a limiting factor in me joining some friends that suddenly start playing a new game, like i.e. Destiny 2 or something.

At this point I have been considering most of the newly released components, and with the prices listed below, found that maybe i7 13700K with a 4070 ti on a DDR5 motherboard is a good choice? (However, a good argument on your part could easily change my mind)

Some price examples of the cheaper alternatives (if any) of these models in my market:


i5-13600k = 3 990 NOK (381 USD)
i7-13700k = 5 268 NOK (504 USD)

7700X = 4 295 NOK (411 USD)
7900X = 5 485 NOK (525 USD)


4070 ti = 11 000 NOK (1052 USD)
4080 = 15 000 NOK (1435 USD)

RX 7900 xt = 11 000 NOK (1052 USD)
RX 7900 xtx = 14 000 NOK (1340 USD)

PS: there are usually no discounts on older gen GPUs, 3090 is the same price as a 4090

With these prices in mind, and with the prices you're able to find on other components on PCPP, what would your advice be?

Thanks in advance :)
Lian Li o11 Dynamic EVO <---- make sure to google reviews of that case including Youtube reviews. That case looks unique yet it has some quirks that many reviewers weren't too fond of. Other than the RAM this build is RGB but it can also be done with no RGB.

1000W psu + RTX 4090 for 4K
Corsair RM1000x (2021)1000W 80+ GOLD Modular Power Supply NOK 2,090.00
Intel Core i7-13700 NOK 4,721.00
DeepCool AG620 BK ARGB Dual Tower CPU Cooler NOK 711.00

or ...
MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI NOK 3,595.00
Intel Core i7-13700K NOK 5,394.00
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 ARGB AIO NOK 1,562.00
G.Skill Ripjaws S5 DDR5 6000 32GB (2x16GB) CL30 NOK 1,800.00

or ...
G.Skill Ripjaws S5 DDR5 6400 32GB (2x16GB) CL32 NOK 1,811.00

O/S (Windows) SSD
WD Black SN770 500GB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD NOK 763.00

Storage SSD
WD Black SN770 2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD NOK 1,854.00
Lian Li Lancool 216 ARGB NOK 1,249.00

Lian Li Lancool III ARGB NOK 1,951.00

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I would suggest you to look into the games you play to see if they actually support the 32:9 aspect ratio.

If you don't mind black bars in the corners, then no problem. The neo G9 is a very good monitor.

You might not need a 4090, but a 4080 would be my recommendation.

The 13th gen would be end of life with z790 platform. 14th gen won't be supported. I would advice against it.

The 7800X3D is launching April 6th. I would suggest you to keep a lookout n snag one before it goes out of stock.

The 7000X3D are the current gaming cpu king.

The AM5 would support future generation and would be a bios update n upgrade for a cpu change.

7900X as place holder n cost equivalence

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 4.7 GHz 12-Core Processor (kr5490.00 @ NetOnNet)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240 Illusion Liquid CPU Cooler (kr1500.00 @ Proshop)
Motherboard: ASRock B650E PG RIPTIDE WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard (kr3106.00 @ Proshop)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5600 CL36 Memory (kr1590.00 @ Proshop)
Storage: Kingston KC3000 2.048 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive (kr1986.00 @ Proshop)
Video Card: Asus TUF GAMING GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB Video Card (kr15599.00 @ NetOnNet)
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case (kr1495.00 @ Proshop)
Power Supply: Asus ROG-STRIX-850G 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (kr1790.00 @ Proshop)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit (kr1395.00 @ Proshop)
Total: kr33951.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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The B650E is more than enough. No need to to go for X670 or X670E. The suggested mobo comes with a gpu support bracket. Very useful for a 4 slot behemoth like the asus tuf gaming.

The case is one of my personal favorites. choose another Case like the Corsair 5000D or lancool 3 or pop air XL if you don't like it.
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