Question New AMD Ryzen 3 5900X build

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Thanks in advance to Tom's Forum experts on this new PC to be built for me by experienced local tech.

Approximate Purchase Date: Early 9/2021

Budget Range: Less than $2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Windows 11 capable general work use, including surfing plus chess gaming/deep calculation. Not a "gaming system" per se as graphics not important with high end cards out of reach.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade:
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (Zen 3) Vermeer 12-Core 3.7 GHz Socket AM4 1; $550
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08164VTWH/?coliid=I12UVKHP17U5MC&colid=2GTN47KVAYVW7&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

AIO 360 cooler that fully covers the CPU IHS and need a recommendation. Unsystematic research points at
or Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 AIO $130
https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-Liquid-Freezer-All-One/dp/B07WNJCVNW/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Arctic+Liquid+Freezer+II+360+AIO&qid=1629399483&sr=8-2

or NZXT Kraken X73 360mm - RL-KRX73-01 - AIO $170
https://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Kraken-X73-360mm-RL-KRX73-01/dp/B082DYKB1F/ref=sr_1_1?crid=208QFAVWX2O6X&dchild=1&keywords=nzxt+kraken+x73+360mm+-+rl-krx73-01+-+aio+rgb+cpu+liquid+cooler&qid=1629060163&sprefix=NZXT+Kraken+X73+360mm+-+RL-KRX73-01+-+AIO+,aps,205&sr=8-1


X570 mobo: need recommendation, though I've done a fair bit of research (Tom's Best Picks; Amazon and Newegg reviews). Two Gigabyte boards stood out. It's not clear why one would pay $90 for the Ultra vs. the Elite.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite Wifi $220 https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-X570-AORUS-802-11AC-Motherboard/dp/B07WL5MFXL/ref=pd_di_sccai_2/143-8319718-2390716?pd_rd_w=OrmXG&pf_rd_p=c9443270-b914-4430-a90b-72e3e7e784e0&pf_rd_r=0MYSDMZEYDR77ANRW2X2&pd_rd_r=5d108491-747f-4661-8117-4427089754a8&pd_rd_wg=11qO3&pd_rd_i=B07WL5MFXL&psc=1

and Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra Motherboard $310
https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-x570-aorus-ultra/p/N82E16813145156?Description=Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra Motherboard&cm_re=Gigabyte_X570 Aorus Ultra Motherboard-_-13-145-156-_-Product&quicklink=true

Power supply: How many watts?
From Tom's I picked out this one. XPG CORE Reactor 650Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified Fully Modular Power Supply $110
I've had bad experience with Corsair customer support.
https://www.amazon.com/XPG-Reactor-650Watt-Certified-COREREACTOR650G-BKCUS/dp/B07Z8J1973/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1ZEVQ3DHI8LQZ&dchild=1&keywords=xpg+core+reactor+650w+gold&qid=1629403147&sprefix=XPG+Core+Reactor+650W,aps,186&sr=8-1

System case for ATX. Do I need Full-Tower or Mid-Tower; Also with 360mm AIO cooler, how big a case is needed?
One idea: Phanteks Enthoo Pro II Full-Tower $160
https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-Enthoo-PH-ES620PTG-DBK01-Full-Tower/dp/B0894J31QS/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3QEB14ZCKKWXH&dchild=1&keywords=phanteks+enthoo+pro+ii+full-tower&qid=1629398219&sprefix=Phanteks+Enthoo+Pro+II+Full-Tower+,aps,193&sr=8-1

Storage:
2 X 500 GB NVMe PCIe internal drives. Looking at
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 500GB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 2 X $89 = $178
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M7Q21N7/ref=twister_B08D7638C8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

RAM: 64 GB Patriot Viper Steel RGB DDR4 32GB (1 x 32GB) 3200MHz Module - PVSR432G320C8 $150
4 X $150 = $300
https://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Viper-Steel-3200MHz-Module/dp/B08N68GBQD/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1ZEDAYS95CSY4&dchild=1&keywords=patriot+viper+steel+ddr4-3200+32gb&qid=1629246662&sprefix=Patriot+Viper+Steel+DDR4-3200,aps,191&sr=8-5

GPU: Need recommendation. Chess and general purpose build--not gaming system. Chess needs fast CPU. I will go with adequate video card for general use need recommendation. Current work system has Nvidia GeForce GTX650 Ti Boost, which is more than adequate. What about a used GPU? Under $200 if possible.

Do you need to buy OS: MS Windows 10 Pro. What version should I buy for full retail support on new build?
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro | Download $181
https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews//B01019BOEA/ref=acr_dpx_hist_5?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=five_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar


Do you need to buy OS: Yes. MS Windows 10 Pro. What version should I buy for full retail support on new build?
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro | Download $181
https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews//B01019BOEA/ref=acr_dpx_hist_5?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=five_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon/ newegg (what is ncix.com?)

Location: New Hampshire /USA

Parts Preferences: See each component.

Overclocking:
Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680 x1050 or 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Want Windows 11 compatible system. Don't care about bling or appearance. Deep chess calculation.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Getting set for Windows 11.
 

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