3) I think one of the links goes back to this thread. The other one I'm not understanding most of it! Anything in particular to focus on in the spreadsheet?To answer your questions...
1. Depends on the case, fans and the ambient you keep the PC in.
2. Depends on how much you are paying for the rig. Looks fine otherwise.
3. For quieter operation and better performance, adequate VRM and power cycle is required. Here are some useful links...
4. The d15 is slightly better due to its duel fan config...
5. If price is not a factor then PCIe4 will benefit slightly for large file transfer. However, unless you are doing it on a regular basis, most likely you wont find any difference...
Welcome to the SSD tier list. SSD or Solid State Drive is a storage device containing non-volatile flash memory, used in place of hard drive because of its much greater speed. Unlike a hard drive, a solid state drive doesnt have any moving parts. It has two main components - A flash controller an...linustechtips.com
6. Heres a good case for your consideration...
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Case | Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case | $134.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $134.99
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Some other quite cases here...
https://www.quietpc.com/cases-atxIt is possible to build a quiet PC that is virtually silent using sound-dampening PC cases, here are our favorite & best silent PC cases available in 2020.premiumbuilds.com
7. There is always something called customer support. Ideally if its under warranty you let them do the dirty work. In case you dont have time, keep them in loop before touching the innards.
4) Looks like the D15s is able to give a bit more clearance to the mobo and GPU on some mobos, so I'll probs get that and get an additional fan for it.
5) Thanks for the link, I see a lot of brands there I don't know (like I didn't know that Gigabyte made SSD's), are they reliable?