[SOLVED] First time building a PC. Is everything compatible?

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I want to use this pc for heavy video and photo editing. I wanted to know if the parts are compatible and if you guys think there's anything i should change/reconsider. Also how many fans do you think i should get? The parts are:

Box: CoolerMaster Masterbox MB530P Gaming Midi Tower

Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus Motherboard ATX (w/ AMD AM4 socket)

Cpu: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz (12 cores, AM4 socket)

Gpu: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6X Gaming Z Trio LHR GPU PCI-E x16 4.0 (HDMI + 3 DisplayPort)

Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB DDR4 RAM 2 Modules (2×16GB) 3600MHz

Ssd: Samsung 970 Evo Plus SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe PCI Express 3.0

Hdd: Western Digital Blue 4TB HDD hard drive 3.5" SATA III 5400rpm w/ 256MB Cache

Cooling: CoolerMaster Masterliquid ML240L V2 RGB liquid cooling for CPU w/ double fan 120mm (socket AM4/1200/115x)

Psu: Be Quiet Pure Power 11FM 850W Full Modular 80 Plus Gold

Monitor: LU28R55OUQRX IPS HDR Monitor 28" 4K (GTG 4ms)

Probably you've noticed I'm a total noob since i copy paste everything just in case.
The parts were chosen for a budget ≈2K€.

Please enlighten me,
Thanks in advance guys!
 

geofelt

Titan
I think your build will work as is.
The one caveat would be to verify that your ram is supported.
Ryzen is very picky about ram.
The exact kit part number should be either on the motherboard ram QVL list for your processor, or on g.skil ram selection list.

Puget systems sells similar builds.
Here are their hardware recommendations for photoshop:
https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-Photoshop-139/Hardware-Recommendations

It would suggest that a i9-12900K or KS would be a stronger processor.
The 3080 may be stronger than is worth it.
I might suspect that you could use more ram depending on the size of the documents you will process.

If your time frame is not urgent, both intel and amd will offer a new gen this fall.
Expect a 15% boost in price/performance.

When a high end processor gets fully loaded on all cores, it can generate a lot of heat.
Normally, a 240 aio or a good twin tower air cooler will be barely sufficient.
But, if you want stronger, look for a 360 or even 480 aio cooler that can be mounted in the front of the case directly taking in clean cooling air.
Your case qualifies for 360.
For 480, here is a Phanteks Enthoo PRO:
https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-enthoo-pro-2-atx-full-tower/p/N82E16811854098?Item=N82E16811854098&quicklink=true
I am generally a fan of air cooling, but no doubt you can get some good 360 aio recommendations here.

Lastly for a first time builder,

MY build process:

Before anything, while waiting for your parts to be delivered, download
and read, cover to cover your case and motherboard manual.
Buy a long #2 magnetic tip philips screwdriver.
A small led flashlight is also useful.

I find it handy to buy a power switch like this for testing.
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16812119009?Description=power switch&cm_re=power_switch-_-12-119-009-_-Product&quicklink=true
1. I assemble the critical parts outside of the case.
That lets me test them for functionality easily.
A wood table or cardboard is fine.
2. Plug in only the necessary parts at first. Ram, cpu, cooler, psu.
Do not force anything. Parts fit only one way.
Attach a monitor to the integrated motherboard adapter if you have one, otherwise to the graphics card.
  1. If your motherboard does not have a PWR button, momentarily touch the two pwr front panel pins with a flat blade screwdriver.
  2. Repeatedly hit F2 or DEL, and that should get you into the bios display.
  3. Boot from a cd or usb stick with memtest86 on it. memtest will exercise your ram and cpu functionality.
They boot from a usb stick and do not use windows.
You can download them here:
If you can run a full pass with NO errors, your ram should be ok.

Running several more passes will sometimes uncover an issue, but it takes more time.
Probably not worth it unless you really suspect a ram issue.

  1. Install windows.
  2. Install the motherboard cd drivers. Particularly the lan drivers so you can access the internet.
Do not select the easy install option, or you will get a bunch of utilities and trialware that you don't want. Drivers only.
  1. Connect to the internet and install an antivirus program. Microsoft defender is free, easy, and unobtrusive.
  2. Install your graphics card and driver if you tested with integrated graphics.
You will need to remove the graphics card later to install your motherboard in the case.
As a tip when screwing the motherboard into the posts, give the screw a small counterclockwise turn until you feel a click.
That lets you know that the screw will engage properly.
Make a note of how the graphics card latches into the pcie slot.
The mechanism will be hidden under the card and may be difficult to work if you have not previously checked how.
  1. Update windows to currency.
  2. Only now do I take apart what I need to and install it in the case.
  3. Now is the time to reinstall your graphics card.
  4. Opinions vary on updating the bios. On a new build, I will update to currency right away. My thought is that I have no big loss if
I encounter a problem. Use the usb option, not the windows option.
 
I want to use this pc for heavy video and photo editing. I wanted to know if the parts are compatible and if you guys think there's anything i should change/reconsider. Also how many fans do you think i should get? The parts are:

Box: CoolerMaster Masterbox MB530P Gaming Midi Tower

Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus Motherboard ATX (w/ AMD AM4 socket)

Cpu: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz (12 cores, AM4 socket)

Gpu: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6X Gaming Z Trio LHR GPU PCI-E x16 4.0 (HDMI + 3 DisplayPort)

Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB DDR4 RAM 2 Modules (2×16GB) 3600MHz

Ssd: Samsung 970 Evo Plus SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe PCI Express 3.0

Hdd: Western Digital Blue 4TB HDD hard drive 3.5" SATA III 5400rpm w/ 256MB Cache

Cooling: CoolerMaster Masterliquid ML240L V2 RGB liquid cooling for CPU w/ double fan 120mm (socket AM4/1200/115x)

Psu: Be Quiet Pure Power 11FM 850W Full Modular 80 Plus Gold

Monitor: LU28R55OUQRX IPS HDR Monitor 28" 4K (GTG 4ms)

Probably you've noticed I'm a total noob since i copy paste everything just in case.
The parts were chosen for a budget ≈2K€.

Please enlighten me,
Thanks in advance guys!
That AIO is not good enough for 5900x.
 
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geofelt

Titan
I think your build will work as is.
The one caveat would be to verify that your ram is supported.
Ryzen is very picky about ram.
The exact kit part number should be either on the motherboard ram QVL list for your processor, or on g.skil ram selection list.

Puget systems sells similar builds.
Here are their hardware recommendations for photoshop:
https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-Photoshop-139/Hardware-Recommendations

It would suggest that a i9-12900K or KS would be a stronger processor.
The 3080 may be stronger than is worth it.
I might suspect that you could use more ram depending on the size of the documents you will process.

If your time frame is not urgent, both intel and amd will offer a new gen this fall.
Expect a 15% boost in price/performance.

When a high end processor gets fully loaded on all cores, it can generate a lot of heat.
Normally, a 240 aio or a good twin tower air cooler will be barely sufficient.
But, if you want stronger, look for a 360 or even 480 aio cooler that can be mounted in the front of the case directly taking in clean cooling air.
Your case qualifies for 360.
For 480, here is a Phanteks Enthoo PRO:
https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-enthoo-pro-2-atx-full-tower/p/N82E16811854098?Item=N82E16811854098&quicklink=true
I am generally a fan of air cooling, but no doubt you can get some good 360 aio recommendations here.

Lastly for a first time builder,

MY build process:

Before anything, while waiting for your parts to be delivered, download
and read, cover to cover your case and motherboard manual.
Buy a long #2 magnetic tip philips screwdriver.
A small led flashlight is also useful.

I find it handy to buy a power switch like this for testing.
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16812119009?Description=power switch&cm_re=power_switch-_-12-119-009-_-Product&quicklink=true
1. I assemble the critical parts outside of the case.
That lets me test them for functionality easily.
A wood table or cardboard is fine.
2. Plug in only the necessary parts at first. Ram, cpu, cooler, psu.
Do not force anything. Parts fit only one way.
Attach a monitor to the integrated motherboard adapter if you have one, otherwise to the graphics card.
  1. If your motherboard does not have a PWR button, momentarily touch the two pwr front panel pins with a flat blade screwdriver.
  2. Repeatedly hit F2 or DEL, and that should get you into the bios display.
  3. Boot from a cd or usb stick with memtest86 on it. memtest will exercise your ram and cpu functionality.
They boot from a usb stick and do not use windows.
You can download them here:
If you can run a full pass with NO errors, your ram should be ok.

Running several more passes will sometimes uncover an issue, but it takes more time.
Probably not worth it unless you really suspect a ram issue.

  1. Install windows.
  2. Install the motherboard cd drivers. Particularly the lan drivers so you can access the internet.
Do not select the easy install option, or you will get a bunch of utilities and trialware that you don't want. Drivers only.
  1. Connect to the internet and install an antivirus program. Microsoft defender is free, easy, and unobtrusive.
  2. Install your graphics card and driver if you tested with integrated graphics.
You will need to remove the graphics card later to install your motherboard in the case.
As a tip when screwing the motherboard into the posts, give the screw a small counterclockwise turn until you feel a click.
That lets you know that the screw will engage properly.
Make a note of how the graphics card latches into the pcie slot.
The mechanism will be hidden under the card and may be difficult to work if you have not previously checked how.
  1. Update windows to currency.
  2. Only now do I take apart what I need to and install it in the case.
  3. Now is the time to reinstall your graphics card.
  4. Opinions vary on updating the bios. On a new build, I will update to currency right away. My thought is that I have no big loss if
I encounter a problem. Use the usb option, not the windows option.
 
Jul 5, 2022
18
2
15
0
I think your build will work as is.
The one caveat would be to verify that your ram is supported.
Ryzen is very picky about ram.
The exact kit part number should be either on the motherboard ram QVL list for your processor, or on g.skil ram selection list.

Puget systems sells similar builds.
Here are their hardware recommendations for photoshop:
https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-Photoshop-139/Hardware-Recommendations

It would suggest that a i9-12900K or KS would be a stronger processor.
The 3080 may be stronger than is worth it.
I might suspect that you could use more ram depending on the size of the documents you will process.

If your time frame is not urgent, both intel and amd will offer a new gen this fall.
Expect a 15% boost in price/performance.

When a high end processor gets fully loaded on all cores, it can generate a lot of heat.
Normally, a 240 aio or a good twin tower air cooler will be barely sufficient.
But, if you want stronger, look for a 360 or even 480 aio cooler that can be mounted in the front of the case directly taking in clean cooling air.
Your case qualifies for 360.
For 480, here is a Phanteks Enthoo PRO:
https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-enthoo-pro-2-atx-full-tower/p/N82E16811854098?Item=N82E16811854098&quicklink=true
I am generally a fan of air cooling, but no doubt you can get some good 360 aio recommendations here.

Lastly for a first time builder,

MY build process:

Before anything, while waiting for your parts to be delivered, download
and read, cover to cover your case and motherboard manual.
Buy a long #2 magnetic tip philips screwdriver.
A small led flashlight is also useful.

I find it handy to buy a power switch like this for testing.
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16812119009?Description=power switch&cm_re=power_switch-_-12-119-009-_-Product&quicklink=true
1. I assemble the critical parts outside of the case.
That lets me test them for functionality easily.
A wood table or cardboard is fine.
2. Plug in only the necessary parts at first. Ram, cpu, cooler, psu.
Do not force anything. Parts fit only one way.
Attach a monitor to the integrated motherboard adapter if you have one, otherwise to the graphics card.
  1. If your motherboard does not have a PWR button, momentarily touch the two pwr front panel pins with a flat blade screwdriver.
  2. Repeatedly hit F2 or DEL, and that should get you into the bios display.
  3. Boot from a cd or usb stick with memtest86 on it. memtest will exercise your ram and cpu functionality.
They boot from a usb stick and do not use windows.
You can download them here:
If you can run a full pass with NO errors, your ram should be ok.

Running several more passes will sometimes uncover an issue, but it takes more time.
Probably not worth it unless you really suspect a ram issue.

  1. Install windows.
  2. Install the motherboard cd drivers. Particularly the lan drivers so you can access the internet.
Do not select the easy install option, or you will get a bunch of utilities and trialware that you don't want. Drivers only.
  1. Connect to the internet and install an antivirus program. Microsoft defender is free, easy, and unobtrusive.
  2. Install your graphics card and driver if you tested with integrated graphics.
You will need to remove the graphics card later to install your motherboard in the case.
As a tip when screwing the motherboard into the posts, give the screw a small counterclockwise turn until you feel a click.
That lets you know that the screw will engage properly.
Make a note of how the graphics card latches into the pcie slot.
The mechanism will be hidden under the card and may be difficult to work if you have not previously checked how.
  1. Update windows to currency.
  2. Only now do I take apart what I need to and install it in the case.
  3. Now is the time to reinstall your graphics card.
  4. Opinions vary on updating the bios. On a new build, I will update to currency right away. My thought is that I have no big loss if
I encounter a problem. Use the usb option, not the windows option.
Thanks a lot man!! That was immensely helpful!
 

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