Question How is my build?

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I am a first time building and I want to make sure I have made a good list of parts before I go out an buy them. This is the PC I am trying to build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/brnbbX. I want to be able to play games on this PC and also do some work with Photoshop and Illustrator. I think that this would be a good PC, but my main worry is that It won't be powerful enough to do the things I want to do.
 

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The AIO is overkill. Try the included Wraith cooler before you buy aftermarket. Even then, a $50 tower air cooler will work just fine.

Would be nice to spend AIO budget on 2x16GB RAM and/or a non-QLC SSD.

That's quite the GPU. What monitor?
 

mobilegameemail07

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The AIO is overkill. Try the included Wraith cooler before you buy aftermarket. Even then, a $50 tower air cooler will work just fine.

Would be nice to spend AIO budget on 2x16GB RAM and/or a non-QLC SSD.

That's quite the GPU. What monitor?
I will try the included cooler before getting an aftermarket one. I was planning on using an Acer - XFA240 monitor, but I am not too sure what monitor I will use. Do you have any recommendations?
 

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I agree with tennis, I run the stock cpu cooler and my temps never go beyond 60 degrees celcius. But this also takes part of the case I have, which is the blackhawk ultra & have over 12 fans blowing in the case.

Question 1:

Does the ASRock - X470 MOBO suffice for the amount of USB Ports you need for daily tasks? If not, I suggest looking at other styles of Mobos.
Tip: Look at your local BestBuy and see if there are any hard drive sales or other sales in the nature of your PC build because they price match.

Question 2:
Are you happy with the amount of fans you can use?
IE: Front 2 x 140mm fans or 3 x 120mm fans
Rear: 1 x Dynamic X2 GP-12 (included)
Top: 2 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm fan
 

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I will try the included cooler before getting an aftermarket one. I was planning on using an Acer - XFA240 monitor, but I am not too sure what monitor I will use. Do you have any recommendations?
I'll second not getting an AIO. High end air coolers like the Noctua NH D15 (https://noctua.at/en/products/cpu-cooler-retail/nh-d15-se-am4 ) can cool as effectively as an AIO without pump noise and the shorter lifespan of non-serviceable models like the H150i Pro.
 
That RTX 2080 has an annoying blower style cooler. You're better off ditching the AIO to place budget elseware in your build:

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($279.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($138.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1535.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-15 09:14 EDT-0400


Memory with faster timings and higher bandwidth.
A faster NVME SSD.
GIgabyte RTX 2080 with better cooling.
 
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Just another +1 to ditching the AIO. I'd suggest putting the saved money towards a better motherboard, faster RAM and a better PSU.
And before anyone asks, the 750W GQ unit is a FSP one, not bad by any means but could be better at that price point.
For example: The EVGA G2 and G3 units are made by Super Flower and are much better in quality while not costing much if any extra.
 

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Alight everyone has given some great advice. I dropped AIO from my list. Does anyone have any advice on what specific parts I should get with the money not spent on the AIO? I was thinking about getting more RAM, but I don't know if they are any specific parts I should look into.
 

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