Question Advice on new quiet/silent PC - budget around £2,500

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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...
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/advice-on-new-quiet-silent-pc-budget-around-£2-500.3684628/#post-22222183

4. The d15 is slightly better due to its duel fan config...
https://noctua.at/en/whats-the-difference-between-nh-d15-and-nh-d15s

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...

6. Heres a good case for your consideration...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Case | Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case | $134.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $134.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-21 07:31 EST-0500 |

Some other quite cases here...
https://www.quietpc.com/cases-atx

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.
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?

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?
 
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?

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?
3. Opps, there you go...

5. Whichever brand you choose, read the reviews about that product. And yes, the Gigabyte SSDs are good.

These Tier Lists are not exactly accurate, but they give you a broader picture of what to look out for.
 

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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Thought I would give a quick update.

After a couple of weeks of trying to order something I should hopefully be able to order a custom build in the next day or two (whenever they send me the invoice).

These are the parts I'm going for:

CPU: 5800x
Motherboard: MSI X570 MAG Tomahawk wifi
Cooler: Noctua D15S Chromax
Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver MX4
RAM: 32GB (2x16GB) 3600MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX Black
SSD: 2TB Aorus m.2 PCIe 4.0
Graphics card: RTX 3080 TUF Gaming
PSU: Corsair RMx 850 watt
Case: Be Quiet Silent Base 802
Optical Drive: Liteon External slim USB 2.0

If anything particularly stands out as being not good, please let me know!
 
Thanks for the feedback everyone! Thought I would give a quick update.

After a couple of weeks of trying to order something I should hopefully be able to order a custom build in the next day or two (whenever they send me the invoice).

These are the parts I'm going for:

CPU: 5800x
Motherboard: MSI X570 MAG Tomahawk wifi
Cooler: Noctua D15S Chromax
Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver MX4
RAM: 32GB (2x16GB) 3600MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX Black
SSD: 2TB Aorus m.2 PCIe 4.0
Graphics card: RTX 3080 TUF Gaming
PSU: Corsair RMx 850 watt
Case: Be Quiet Silent Base 802
Optical Drive: Liteon External slim USB 2.0

If anything particularly stands out as being not good, please let me know!
Looks good, I would have avoided the LPX RAM, but it will probably be work fine. For AMD I rather get gskill every time if posible.

Then again, everything looks great (don't mind my RAM comment too much, I know a few guys who have used corsairs lpx + amd without issues)
 

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I would have avoided the LPX RAM, but it will probably be work fine. For AMD I rather get gskill every time if posible
That's a bit concerning! What kinds of issues are there with LPX, is it boot or stability problems etc? I don't think Scan sell much other than Corsair unfortunately :(
 
That's a bit concerning! What kinds of issues are there with LPX, is it boot or stability problems etc? I don't think Scan sell much other than Corsair unfortunately :(
There is not really an issue per se, so as I wrote dont mind too much about my comment.

Its just that Ryzen + Gskill is my go to.

But I don't even have it for my own build. Gskill stick weren't available here so I went with Adata and soo far no issue.

I have this thing with RAM, is how I am, for example if I build AMD or Intel I prefer Gskil, been Kingston Hyper X Fury and Crucial Ballistix my second choices.

Right now, you get whats available most times, and you got a pretty solid build!
 
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That's a bit concerning! What kinds of issues are there with LPX, is it boot or stability problems etc? I don't think Scan sell much other than Corsair unfortunately :(
Gskill was known to have better compatibility with earlier Ryzen, but I don't think that issue exists anymore with their current gen. Also for the cooler you selected LPX would have better compatibility due to its low profile.
 

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