Question First PC Build - Open for Suggestions


Mar 2, 2017
Hi all

I've been monitoring the pc-build market since january this year and came up with the build below.
However, I'm not sure if it really matches my uses (have a feeling I might be overpaying for what I will need).
If you would be so kind to share your thoughts about my build I would appreciate it a lot.
Thanks in advance for any feedback! :)

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: +/- €2500 (the lower the better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
- Gaming (want to enjoy mainly single player games on high settings like The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk, GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Star Citizen)
- Photography / video editing
- 3D (rendering)

Gaming is the primarilly focus of my build, but since I love to do photography and film those are important functions to consider.
I used to play a bit with 3D software (like animating) and pottentially want to practice this again in the future.

The main take away about the non-gaming functions is that they can run the required software smoothly.
The output like rendering for example can take a bit more time I don't mind that.

Are you buying a monitor: Planning to buy a 2K monitor in the future (4K currently too expensive).
Current monitor: LG Ultra Gear 27GL36T (1080p IPS 1ms 144Hz)

Location: Belgium (EU)
PCPartPicker Part List:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 4.5 GHz 8-Core Processor (€294.95 @ Megekko)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool LT720 85.85 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (€143.85 @ Megekko)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B650E-F GAMING WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard (€299.00 @ Megekko)
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL36 Memory (€147.95 @ Bytes At Work)
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive (€143.85 @ Alternate Belgium)
Video Card: PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24 GB Video Card (€1169 @ Megekko)
Case: Fractal Design North ATX Mid Tower Case (+/- €190)
Power Supply: SeaSonic VERTEX GX-850 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€203.85 @ Megekko)
Total: €1592.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-05-07 19:19 CEST+0200

Main doubts:
- If I go for AMD's flagship, is XTX or XT better for my uses?
- Thinking of going for AMD's flagship for better longetivity before needing to renew my build, but not sure if this logic holds?
Unless that ROG board offers a special feature that you want, you can save money on the board.
Asus TUF GAMING B650-PLUS €222.95

Lower latency RAM which is a plus for gaming.
G.Skill Ripjaws S5 DDR5-6000 32GB (2x16GB) CL30 €123.85

Solid SSD for less.
Western Digital Black SN770 2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 NVME SSD €121.85

PSU with a ten year warranty that offers PCIe 5.0
MSI MPG A850G PCIE5 850W 80+ Gold Modular ATX Power Supply €139.00
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The FD North case might pose some issues for you.

Check the Top radiator clearance. RGB rams are tall and might interfere.

If you plan on front mounting the AIO, the GPU length will be a limitation.

Or you could just switch to a better case like the FD Pop Air...

I would suggest a 1000W PSU with the 7900XTX