Question Gaming/vr/some video editing-final opinions before buying ?

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Just want a quick opinion on this; would like to keep it as close to 2k as possible. Doing a dual boot win10 linux-paying someone to set it up for me. Charging me 200 to build and install, can't really complain.
Prefer linux, using windows only for games that require it.
I do prefer cas latency over actual speed when it comes to memory. Do i need 64gb? or is 16gb fine?

I'm a smoker, and own pets. I actually would consider getting a closed loop cpu and gpu cooler, but not sure if theyd just get clogged, hence making air cooling better.
Shoould i buy additional fans? this one comes with 3x140mm, not sure if they're sleeve bearing or not. Def want it set up for positive airflow seeing as im a smoker.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($426.95 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 62 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PRO (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($219.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory ($61.99 @ Corsair)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory ($61.99 @ Corsair)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Enterprise Capacity 10 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($209.00 @ Supermicro)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTR XXX Video Card ($665.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($137.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($115.97 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $2162.64
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-17 20:05 EDT-0400


Any thing I could possibly downgrade a bit without noticing the difference? anything im seriously lacking/bottlenecking?
 
You can try to save on Windows...
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

Optimized your build with better parts...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | $421.05 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Deepcool ASSASSIN III 90.37 CFM CPU Cooler | $89.99 @ B&H
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $192.99 @ B&H
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $187.99 @ B&H
Storage | Samsung 980 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $129.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card | $399.99 @ Adorama
Case | Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case | $97.89 @ B&H
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1654.88
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1634.88
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-17 20:50 EDT-0400 |

Better CPU/Cooler/RAM/SSD/GPU/PSU.
 
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yeah...not goin with nvidia and if i did it'd be evgaa. xfx is abt as close as amd gets to evga.

explain your choices dont just tell me "go with this"
if i wanted that id buy a factory rig.
 
yeah...not goin with nvidia and if i did it'd be evgaa. xfx is abt as close as amd gets to evga.

explain your choices dont just tell me "go with this"
if i wanted that id buy a factory rig.
Don't think you are privy to latest hardware trends. Anyways...

Faster CPU...
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-7-5800X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-3800XT/4085vsm1218139

Better cooler...

Faster RAM...
https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/63gc1s View: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/63gc1s/ram_speed_and_cl_equivalance/


Better SSD...

Faster GPU...
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1660S-Super-vs-AMD-RX-580/4056vs3923

Better PSU...
 
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so far ive switched the cpu to the one you recommended, and switched to a gigabyte mobo that was cheaper with the same features, and chose the assassin 3 cpu cooler (only compatible t1 air cooler); though that might be overkill, see what the budget looks like.
 
so far ive switched the cpu to the one you recommended, and switched to a gigabyte mobo that was cheaper with the same features, and chose the assassin 3 cpu cooler (only compatible t1 air cooler); though that might be overkill, see what the budget looks like.
On max load you will need every bit of cooling as that CPU will run hot. It is a 105w TDP chip. A good motherboard will have good VRM cooling and CPU power cycles along with host of other features. Heres a reference guide...
 
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Stuck btw these two psu's, really dont see a difference. Both are t1 gold.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mQDkcf/super-flower-leadex-iii-gold-750-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-sf-750f14hg



https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DvCFf7/enermax-revolution-df-750-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-erf750ewt

No brand familiarity with either one either, so no bias lol.

Thx for that as well. b550vs x570? can save 130 on an s tier if i go with b550.

Just googled, b550 seems to be the budget version, one major red flag-no chipset fan. Can i get one aftermarket, or is this pretty much a nogo for the cpu i chose? though like i said its in the s tier (250a),
 
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Here's what i got now.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($421.05 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool ASSASSIN III 90.37 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ B&H)
Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1 3.5 g Thermal Paste ($7.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($248.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SPECTRIX S40G RGB 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Enterprise Capacity 10 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($209.00 @ Supermicro)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTR XXX Video Card ($665.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($137.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $2294.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-18 04:54 EDT-0400
 
Stuck btw these two psu's, really dont see a difference. Both are t1 gold.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mQDkcf/super-flower-leadex-iii-gold-750-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-sf-750f14hg



https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DvCFf7/enermax-revolution-df-750-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-erf750ewt

No brand familiarity with either one either, so no bias lol.

Thx for that as well. b550vs x570? can save 130 on an s tier if i go with b550.

Just googled, b550 seems to be the budget version, one major red flag-no chipset fan. Can i get one aftermarket, or is this pretty much a nogo for the cpu i chose? though like i said its in the s tier (250a),
Super Flower is a premium brand and they manufacture some of the top quality units in the market including some from Seasonic and EVGA. Good choice there. As for that Enermax, I will give it a pass.

For the x570 vs b550, x570 comes with better VRM and PCIe4 natively by chipset design, although some board partners have implemented these on b550 as well. But the most important factor is the number of bus lanes that you get with x570 is more than b550. Here are some differences...
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S tier (250a)-

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cL3mP6/gigabyte-b550-aorus-pro-v2-atx-am4-motherboard-b550-aorus-pro-v2 ($180)

high a tier (200a)

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4qsnTW/gigabyte-x570-aorus-pro-wifi-atx-am4-motherboard-x570-aorus-pro-wifi ($250)

So either goin with the asus or the b550. Which would you recommend? I dont usually oc until the systems 4+ years old.
The Gigabyte boards seem to have higher power limits which can be detrimental to thermals and power draw. At that price point I would pick a better board like the MSI Tomahawk.

Here's what i got now.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($421.05 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool ASSASSIN III 90.37 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ B&H)
Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1 3.5 g Thermal Paste ($7.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($248.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SPECTRIX S40G RGB 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Enterprise Capacity 10 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($209.00 @ Supermicro)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTR XXX Video Card ($665.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($137.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $2294.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-18 04:54 EDT-0400
Made a few changes...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | $421.05 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Deepcool ASSASSIN III 90.37 CFM CPU Cooler | $89.99 @ B&H
Thermal Compound | Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 1 g Thermal Paste | $5.94 @ ModMyMods
Motherboard | MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $262.13 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $187.99 @ B&H
Storage | ADATA XPG SPECTRIX S40G RGB 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $129.94 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate Enterprise Capacity 10 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $209.00 @ Supermicro
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTR XXX Video Card | $665.00 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design Meshify 2 ATX Mid Tower Case | $137.99 @ B&H
Power Supply | Super Flower Leadex III Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $110.49 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $108.78 @ Other World Computing
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2328.30
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-18 08:48 EDT-0400 |

Thermal Grizzly is the world leader in thermal compounds and the Kryonaut is one of the very best.
For memory, tighter timing will give you better performance, so 3600mhz CL16 is better than CL18. At this budget, I would take that extra performance.
I would still try to save money on Windows with the link I gave you earlier. You can even activate it later as there is no difference in performance or security updates...
You can also save money with the case as there is not much difference between the Meshify C and 2.
 
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