Came up with this. I might change the RAM to non-RGB, but unless I'm remembering wrong, I don't think the price was much different.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor

Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black 82.51 CFM CPU Cooler

Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory

Fractal Design Define 7 ATX Mid Tower Case

Corsair RMx (2021) 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

A few questions.

How is the case I picked for noise vs airflow?

I picked the MB due to always finding Asus to make good MB's, and this one has a lot of USB 3 ports, which I need for my portable drives. I also have a hub, but those bottleneck depending on what you're doing.
I am wondering though if I would be better served getting a USB 3.2 expansion card and going with a less expensive MB.

Is a mid tower fine, or should I get a full ATX tower? I'm in the queue for an EVGA 3080ti for the "first 24h for elite members, but I have a ways to go before my spot comes up. I wasn't sure if I would have problems with that card in a mid tower.

Thoughts? :)

Thanks!
A full tower has more space for airflow. Some of the parts in there are way overkill...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor | $715.50 @ shopRBC
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler | $139.94 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard | Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard | $389.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $236.60 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | Corsair MP600 Core 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $154.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case | Fractal Design Define 7 XL Light ATX Full Tower Case | $279.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $179.99 @ Newegg Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2096.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-09-02 02:55 EDT-0400 |
 

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Full tower. Got it!

I do video rendering in Resolve, photography editing in Photoshop (much less of an issue) and some 3D modeling.

I went 64GB of ram because I have actually been up to over 80% usage of 32GB of ram. The processor is expensive, but it will render things faster for me.

What else is overkill?

Thanks!
 

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You do not have to have a full tower. There are plenty of mid towers, that provide great airflow. Being a QLC drive, I wouldn't get the Corsair MP 600 core either. If you want a gen 4 drive, go with the MP 600 force. Unless you really feel the need to have both M.2 drives gen 4.0, I would go with a B550 board as well.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor ($678.98 @ Best Buy Canada)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($116.49 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($476.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($199.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($195.31 @ iSanek)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $2056.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-09-02 10:38 EDT-0400
 

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Actually I already have the M.2 drive.

I'll look at the MB you suggested.

Can you suggest a full or mid tower that is quiet and has good airflow?

BTW, I know I've always resisted water cooling due to people not liking the pump noise, but does anyone know of a good video that lets you hear the noise that a modern pump makes? Maybe I'll making a mountain out of a mole hill. :)

Thanks for all the help guys!
 

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Thanks!

Edit: My bad. I kind of need a 5.25 front bay for a DVD burner. I do a lot of them for clients and desk space is at a premium until I get a new computer desk. I also tend to have a USB hub on top of the case, so I couldn't put an external drive there. :/
 
Good mid towers do give good air flow but a full tower would be always a bit better due to more space. And that CPU is going to need all the cooling. The X570chipset gives you more features as well as bus lanes at again a relatively extra cost.
 

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There are plenty of mid towers, that provide great airflow. Being a QLC drive, I wouldn't get the Corsair MP 600 core either. If you want a gen 4 drive, go with the MP 600 force. ...I would go with a B550 board as well.
Could you recommend a mid tower that is quiet, has good airflow, and at least 1 5.25 front bay?

In regards to the Corsair MP 600, I don't see that on my list.

Thanks!
 

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The MP core was in reference to Hellfire's list. Needing the 5.25 bay complicates things, so a full tower is going to make that part easier. Not many cases come with them anymore. Most just use a slim external drive for optical, these days, like this, from my understanding. https://www.newegg.com/lg-model-gp60ns50-slim-dvd-burner/p/N82E16827136266. Me personally, I just use an old laptop, that I have, when I actually need an optical drive, which is almost never.

For a full tower, that won't break the bank, this would work.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mn3RsY/phanteks-case-phes614pbk
 

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You know what? Lets scrap the DVD burner. I can always plug a portable one in when I need to burn something for a customer. That will makes things a lot easier.

After seeing those 2 cases I realized that I didn't realize what things were important to me in a case. I always think of cooling and noise, but not about other things like look, and front ports.

First. The orange on the be quiet! case... No. Just, no. lol ;) Sorry, but I like black, or black with some silver highlights. Most cases are black, thankfully.

Second. I like to have several USB ports on the front of the case to take any load off of a USB hub. Although I don't know if I'll need a hub with all the ports some of these MB's have. I may get a PCIe expansion card instead. With that, I would want at least 3 USB ports on the front of the case. A USB C would be nice, especially for future proofing, but I won't cry without one. :)

I did read these comments on the B550-F. (Me personally though, I've always loved Asus MB's, and the BIOS Flashback feature is nice, especially since the B550 may not work with the CPU I've picked depending on the preinstalled BIOS firmware.)

These are from PCPartsPicker:

Only 4 stars, because the networking issues at the start gave me concern. Apparently no reviews that I saw online mention the ASUS Intel networking chip lottery.
and

it CANNOT handle an ARGB hub of 4+ connectors. To clarify: this motherboard only has a SINGLE ARGB port available. So, I have an upHere fan hub that I wanted to use with my build, which comes with 7 fan connectors and 7 ARGB connectors inside of it as well. Once I connected the ARGB connector from the hub to the motherboard, ASUS Aura says it couldn't handle more than 4 connectors; ultimately, my fan hub. So, I had to order an ARGB splitter (4 to 1) for my fans & AIO block.
You may be wondering why I am caring about ARGB when I want dark and quiet. All I can say is, that I want to keep my options open for the future. :D

Sorry for not giving you guys enough information. My bad. I haven't built a new system since the one I'm currently using, which has an i5 4690K. I'm a bit rusty and out of touch. :/
 

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Modified my earlier build.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor ($715.50 @ shopRBC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($116.49 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($204.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Team T-Force Delta RGB 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($369.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Team CARDEA ZERO Z440 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($355.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Lian Li LANCOOL 215 ATX Mid Tower Case ($112.25 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($156.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $2031.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-09-07 09:22 EDT-0400
 

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Looking at this as my (possible) final list. The one thing I don't know is how many 3.5" drives the case will hold without the cage.

Edit: Adding the link would be helpful... lol

If anyone knows, that would be great!

Other than that, any additional comments or concerns would be really appreciated.

Thanks!
 
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Due to this part I read about the specs of the case vs the GPU. The GPU is 300mm long.

Maximum Video Card Length
  • 286 mm / 11.26" With Drive Cages
  • 430 mm / 16.929" Without Drive Cages
 

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Thanks! Everything is ordered except for the case. I can't find it in Canada and I'm not sure if be quiet! honors warranties over the border.

I haven't built a system in a pretty long time. What's the best thermal paste these days?

I always forget something...
 

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