Question New SFF Build (2000 €)

mon4ro

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Hey, everyone!

It has come time for me to upgrade from my 2012 build. It has served me well, but I'm looking to get a performance boost and downgrade the size.
The case I have been drooling over is the Louqe Ghost S1, which is pretty pricy at 270 €. I do appreciate the aesthetics, though, so I'm pretty set on this particular case.

Anyway, I'm looking to game and do some audio editing with the rig. Audio editing does not require a lot of power but silence would be nice. That's why cooling solution will be important. However, during audio editing the GPU won't be stressed so the CPU cooling is the important one.

Here are my suggestions for parts:

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700X, 328,90 €
MOBO: AsRock B450 Gaming mITX, 124,90 €
PSU: Corsair SF600 600W, 129,90 €
GPU: Asus RTX2080 8GB, 699 €
Case: Louqe Ghost S1, 279,90 €
Cooling:
opt1 - Noctua NH-L12S, 54,90 €
opt2 - KRAKEN x52 v2, 139,90 € + Louqe Ghost S1 tophat module 59,90 €
RAM: Kingston HyperX 2x8GB 3200 MHz, 101,90 €
Storage
M.2 SSD: WD Blue SN550 nVME M.2 2 TB, 137 €
2,5" SSD: Samsung 1TB 860 QVO SSD, 119,90 €

TOTAL: 2000-2100 € depending on the cooler option.


There seems to be also a cheaper German site to order components from MindFactory, but I don't know about their shipping to Finland.
The CPU, storages and MOBO would be cheaper from this site to bring the build back to 2000 € range with the water cooling. But I'm not quite sure if water-cooling is better here!

Thanks in advance!
-mon4ro
 
Hey, everyone!

It has come time for me to upgrade from my 2012 build. It has served me well, but I'm looking to get a performance boost and downgrade the size.
The case I have been drooling over is the Louqe Ghost S1, which is pretty pricy at 270 €. I do appreciate the aesthetics, though, so I'm pretty set on this particular case.

Anyway, I'm looking to game and do some audio editing with the rig. Audio editing does not require a lot of power but silence would be nice. That's why cooling solution will be important. However, during audio editing the GPU won't be stressed so the CPU cooling is the important one.

Here are my suggestions for parts:

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700X, 328,90 €
MOBO: AsRock B450 Gaming mITX, 124,90 €
PSU: Corsair SF600 600W, 129,90 €
GPU: Asus RTX2080 8GB, 699 €
Case: Louqe Ghost S1, 279,90 €
Cooling:
opt1 - Noctua NH-L12S, 54,90 €
opt2 - KRAKEN x52 v2, 139,90 € + Louqe Ghost S1 tophat module 59,90 €
RAM: Kingston HyperX 2x8GB 3200 MHz, 101,90 €
Storage
M.2 SSD: WD Blue SN550 nVME M.2 2 TB, 137 €
2,5" SSD: Samsung 1TB 860 QVO SSD, 119,90 €

TOTAL: 2000-2100 € depending on the cooler option.


There seems to be also a cheaper German site to order components from MindFactory, but I don't know about their shipping to Finland.
The CPU, storages and MOBO would be cheaper from this site to bring the build back to 2000 € range with the water cooling. But I'm not quite sure if water-cooling is better here!

Thanks in advance!
-mon4ro
For the AIO I would go with the Arctic Liquid II 240 instead of the Kracken, it is a good place to save money and still have a high performance cooler.
https://fi.pcpartpicker.com/product/c4MTwP/arctic-liquid-freezer-ii-240-563-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-acfre00046a
Going with the RTX 2070 Super will cut a bit of cost and the difference between the 2070 Super and 2080 is about 2%. You could also go a little slower, about 7-10% slower than the 2080 with the Radeon RX 5700XT and save a lot of money. https://fi.pcpartpicker.com/product/rkdrxr/asrock-radeon-rx-5700-xt-8-gb-challenger-d-oc-video-card-rx-5700-xt-challenger-d-8g-oc

Here are a couple things I came up with that some are cheaper but others are more expensive. The 2x8GB RAM listed has the same timings as the Hyper-X you have there, just this is 12 Euro cheaper.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (€349.00 @ Jimm's)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (€69.90 @ Jimm's)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard (€269.00 @ Jimm's)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€89.90 @ Jimm's)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€172.00 @ Jimm's)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€296.00 @ Jimm's)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB CHALLENGER D OC Video Card (€449.00 @ Jimm's)
Total: €1694.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-16 16:48 CEST+0200
 

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