A full tower has more space for airflow. Some of the parts in there are way overkill...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.
PCPartPicker Part List
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 |