Question Build check please

calza

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Hi,

My 6 year old PC finally needs an upgrade. I'm aware of the GPU issues but let's put that to one side!

Usage: 1440p gaming, some video editing and some streaming.
Would like: Very quiet when I'm browsing the web etc, but not as fussed on noise when gaming.
The specs: PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | Purchased For £308.00
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | Purchased For £0.00
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard | £163.48 @ Ebuyer
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | £237.04 @ Newegg UK
Storage | Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £183.59 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage | Toshiba 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | Purchased For £0.00
Video Card | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card |-
Case | Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case | £139.98 @ Box Limited
Power Supply | EVGA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | Purchased For £0.00
Case Fan | Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan | Purchased For £0.00
Case Fan | Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan | Purchased For £0.00
Case Fan | Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan | Purchased For £0.00
Case Fan | Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan | Purchased For £0.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1032.09
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-01 21:32 BST+0100 |

I tend to over spec slightly as

a) it feels a bit more futureproof and
b) honestly I just like having bigger numbers! (hence perhaps going a bit overboard on RAM and SSD?)

As you will see, I've already got a processor (just found one at a steal price!) and intend to re-use my existing CPU cooler, PSU and fans (at least fo now) unless someone can talk me out of it.

Ideally I would like to get it looking nice inside too, something I've never thought about or dealt with before.

Questions:

1 - Do the parts work together? Am I missing something dumb here?
2- What advise is there on accessories I need to get it looking nice (I'm guessing white cables, and different fans..)

Thanks!
 
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Hi,

My 6 year old PC finally needs an upgrade. I'm aware of the GPU issues but let's put that to one side!

Usage: 1440p gaming, some video editing and some streaming.
Would like: Very quiet when I'm browsing the web etc, but not as fussed on noise when gaming.
The specs: PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | Purchased For £308.00
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | Purchased For £0.00
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard | £163.48 @ Ebuyer
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | £239.99 @ Corsair UK
Storage | Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £183.59 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage | Toshiba 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | Purchased For £0.00
Video Card | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card |-
Case | Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case | £139.98 @ Box Limited
Power Supply | EVGA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | Purchased For £0.00
Case Fan | Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan | Purchased For £0.00
Case Fan | Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan | Purchased For £0.00
Case Fan | Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan | Purchased For £0.00
Case Fan | Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan | Purchased For £0.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1035.04
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-01 18:08 BST+0100 |

I tend to over spec slightly as

a) it feels a bit more futureproof and
b) honestly I just like having bigger numbers! (hence perhaps going a bit overboard on RAM and SSD?)

As you will see, I've already got a processor (just found one at a steal price!) and intend to re-use my existing CPU cooler, PSU and fans (at least fo now) unless someone can talk me out of it.

Ideally I would like to get it looking nice inside too, something I've never thought about or dealt with before.

Questions:

1 - Do the parts work together? Am I missing something dumb here?
2- What advise is there on accessories I need to get it looking nice (I'm guessing white cables, and different fans..)

Thanks!
Where did you get a 5800X for £308? Do they have any more for sale?
 
Change that RAM for 2x16GB 3600MHz CL16. You might not be able to use the XMP profile with 4 sticks to get the advertised speed. More stress on the memory controller with 4 sticks. The 16GB stick are usually Dual Rank. So 4x8GB single rank = 2x16GB Dual Rank. No need for the 4 sticks.

I'd get something like this instead.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor (Purchased For £308.00)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For £0.00)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard (£179.98 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (£209.02 @ Newegg UK)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£129.45 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£90.09 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Toshiba 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card
Case: Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case (£139.98 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: EVGA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £0.00)
Case Fan: Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan (Purchased For £0.00)
Case Fan: Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan (Purchased For £0.00)
Case Fan: Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan (Purchased For £0.00)
Case Fan: Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan (Purchased For £0.00)
Total: £1056.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-01 21:19 BST+0100
 

calza

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Lovely thanks for the feedback guys, good to know I'm on track. One thing Partpicker throws up is "Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case has a front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port, but the Asus ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard does not have sufficient USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers. The case USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port will not be usable. " does this mean my front USB won't work?

Oh, maybe a small adjustment. A 2x16GB kit would be easier on the CPU. But if you like the look of fully populated memory slots, also good.
Oh really? I read somewhere that 4 sticks would be faster than 2, that's the only reason!
 

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Change that RAM for 2x16GB 3600MHz CL16. You might not be able to use the XMP profile with 4 sticks to get the advertised speed. More stress on the memory controller with 4 sticks. The 16GB stick are usually Dual Rank. So 4x8GB single rank = 2x16GB Dual Rank. No need for the 4 sticks.

I'd get something like this instead.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor (Purchased For £308.00)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For £0.00)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard (£179.98 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (£209.02 @ Newegg UK)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£129.45 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£90.09 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Toshiba 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card
Case: Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case (£139.98 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: EVGA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £0.00)
Case Fan: Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan (Purchased For £0.00)
Case Fan: Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan (Purchased For £0.00)
Case Fan: Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan (Purchased For £0.00)
Case Fan: Nanoxia Deep Silence 76.5 CFM 140 mm Fan (Purchased For £0.00)
Total: £1056.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-01 21:19 BST+0100
Why the change in motherboard? There was far too many varities for me to keep track, what does the F offer?
 
Lovely thanks for the feedback guys, good to know I'm on track. One thing Partpicker throws up is "Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case has a front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port, but the Asus ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard does not have sufficient USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers. The case USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port will not be usable. " does this mean my front USB won't work?



Oh really? I read somewhere that 4 sticks would be faster than 2, that's the only reason!
Thats probably a USB c port that requires a motherboard header
 

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Updated the original list to reflect 16gb sticks. Chose ones that I think will work better visually without breaking the bank.

Very tempted to whack a H150i in there too!
 

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Lovely thanks for the feedback guys, good to know I'm on track. One thing Partpicker throws up is "Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case has a front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port, but the Asus ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard does not have sufficient USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers. The case USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port will not be usable. " does this mean my front USB won't work?



Oh really? I read somewhere that 4 sticks would be faster than 2, that's the only reason!
Speed should be nearly the same, if not functionally identical. Two sticks is just less power and less noise for the memory controller, so temperatures will be slightly better inside the CPU and the gap between the memory helps them stay cool.

Command rates and other stuff might also change between 2 and 4 stick configurations.
 

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