Build Advice Need help building a new system for the next 5-7 years

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Hello everyone :) I hope you are all doing well, and with good health!

I use a 2013 15'' Retina MacBook Pro as my main computer, and with time, i got the need of a Windows system. And the MBP needs some rest from time to time :)

I thought about building a system to last at least 5 years.
I'm from Portugal, and my budget is 1825€ (1€/day for 5 years). I already have a 27'' monitor.
My main purpose is not Gaming, but i would like some flexibility with a video card in the future. I am a programmer, and i care very much with speed and loading times.

I started building the system, but it is all open to discussion and suggestions :) The pcpartpicker link is : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jrgbHB

Do you have any suggestions for me or do you LOVE the build? :)


Thanks in advance guys,

luckyace9999
 
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Hello everyone :) I hope you are all doing well, and with good health!

I use a 2013 15'' Retina MacBook Pro as my main computer, and with time, i got the need of a Windows system. And the MBP needs some rest from time to time :)

I thought about building a system to last at least 5 years.
I'm from Portugal, and my budget is 1825€ (1€/day for 5 years). I already have a 27'' monitor.
My main purpose is not Gaming, but i would like some flexibility with a video card in the future. I am a programmer, and i care very much with speed and loading times.

I started building the system, but it is all open to discussion and suggestions :) The pcpartpicker link is : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LNW3Gc

Do you have any suggestions for me or do you LOVE the build? :)


Thanks in advance guys,

luckyace9999
For the SSD while the 970 EVO Plus is a very good SSD, you can get similar performance for less money. Look at the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro or WD SN750 for high end drives with the same performance. If you were to go with a more budget minded SSD, the WD SN550 is the best budget NVMe drive available.

While you do get more performance with the 3600MHz RAM, if you went 3200MHz you would only lose like 2% performance but save more money than that. Those savings could be used on a case that has sound dampening material to make it almost completely silent.
 
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For the SSD while the 970 EVO Plus is a very good SSD, you can get similar performance for less money. Look at the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro or WD SN750 for high end drives with the same performance. If you were to go with a more budget minded SSD, the WD SN550 is the best budget NVMe drive available.

While you do get more performance with the 3600MHz RAM, if you went 3200MHz you would only lose like 2% performance but save more money than that. Those savings could be used on a case that has sound dampening material to make it almost completely silent.
I like your ideas! Ii'm not used to have 3 fans working so that was a very good point.

I will switch the SSD to the "WD SN750 1TB" (will save 50€)
Regarding RAMS, i can save 40€ and buy the "Corsair 32GB Vengeance RGB Pro (2x 16GB) DDR4 3200MHz PC4-25600 CL16".
This will total almost 100€ to add to the case. What should i look for?
 

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I like your ideas! Ii'm not used to have 3 fans working so that was a very good point.

I will switch the SSD to the "WD SN750 1TB" (will save 50€)
Regarding RAMS, i can save 40€ and buy the "Corsair 32GB Vengeance RGB Pro (2x 16GB) DDR4 3200MHz PC4-25600 CL16".
This will total almost 100€ to add to the case. What should i look for?
That board isn't worth 439 dollars tho. Do not buy this board at that price. Maybe if it was 260 or so.
 
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I like your ideas! Ii'm not used to have 3 fans working so that was a very good point.

I will switch the SSD to the "WD SN750 1TB" (will save 50€)
Regarding RAMS, i can save 40€ and buy the "Corsair 32GB Vengeance RGB Pro (2x 16GB) DDR4 3200MHz PC4-25600 CL16".
This will total almost 100€ to add to the case. What should i look for?
I've been a big fan of Fractal Design cases. The Define 7 is a nice looking case and is quiet. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fractal-design-define-7
 
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That board isn't worth 439 dollars tho. Do not buy this board at that price. Maybe if it was 260 or so.
In my country it is 237€ :)

I've been a big fan of Fractal Design cases. The Define 7 is a nice looking case and is quiet. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fractal-design-define-7
I saw some cases of the Fractal Design and they are very nice indeed. This one is very minimalistic, which i like...

If you can spend 150USD for a case I would recommend the Phanteks P600S.

http://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P600s.html

It's very well made. You can remove the front panel and top panel for airflow or put them back on for quiet mode. Comes with 3 fans. You can buy the one with the tempered glass or not. Cable management is amazing on this too.
Thanks for the suggestion, i need to weight the "Define 7" and the "Phanteks P600S", among others, but for design only, i prefer the "Define 7".
 
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If you can spend 150USD for a case I would recommend the Phanteks P600S.

http://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P600s.html

It's very well made. You can remove the front panel and top panel for airflow or put them back on for quiet mode. Comes with 3 fans. You can buy the one with the tempered glass or not. Cable management is amazing on this too.
I just saw a few reviews on the Define 7 and the P600S, and it may have changed my mind :)
 

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