Question Opinion on the build and compatibility issue.

Alucard_ggz

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Hello dear community, I was tinkering a bit about the new pc I am planning to buy and I have created a build-up here: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Alucard_ggz/saved/sBm3wP

I was wondering if some of you with bigger knowledge and experience can take a look at it and check if everything is alright?
I do get some compatibility notes but I do not understand them.
The build is based also on the RGB with adding 3 front intake RGB fans and 1 big output RGB fan.

Stay safe! (y)
 
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PEnns

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You definitely don't need that expensive cooler for the CPU! A decent air cooler will do the same job for a fraction of the amount.

Unless you're really buying it for the RGB effect, in that case you can get an RGB air cooler, such as Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB, etc.
 

Phaaze88

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Compatible, yes... but definitely some over/under-spending in places where money could either be saved, or allocated elsewhere...
1)Corsair 7000D Airflow.
This chassis is really for fancier custom loop builds. The interior of the 7000 series is going to look quite 'empty' with that hardware selection...
Consider Corsair's 4000 and 5000 series instead - same style, and smaller.

2)EVGA Supernova GA is rather 'meh'... you went a bit cheap here compared to every thing else on the list.
Consider a Corsair RMX, Seasonic Focus, or Superflower Leadex III unit.

3)Don't put everything on one drive, even if it is an SSD - it'll be smoother overall, and you won't set yourself back as much if the OS needs to be reinstalled for any reason.
500GB SSD for OS only, and everything else on another drive... or, 500GB SSD(OS only), and 2 more separate drives for work and entertainment.
Also, have a backup drive or more, just in case.

4)I hope you have a backup cooler for when the iCUE Elite inevitably fails.
For some time now, folks seem to go straight for AIOs, and when there are signs of trouble from it, they're stuck, because there is no backup to switch to on hand, and the majority of AIOs aren't user-serviceable.

5)What's that X570 Strix WiFi board offer that the following don't?
Strix B550-XE WiFi
Strix B550-F WiFi
 
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Why_Me

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Something like this would still give you the RGB effect while allowing you to size up to a better gpu in regards to your budget. btw that psu down below is manufactured for Phanteks by Seasonic.

https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-PH-EC360ATG_DBK01-Ultra-fine-Performance-Digital-RGB/dp/B08KKF38XV/
Phanteks Eclipse P360A D-RGB Mid Tower Case $89.99

https://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P360A.html

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-SK120-DRGB-PWM-PH-F120SK_DRGB_PWM/dp/B08C2FB7D2/
Phanteks SK120 D-RGB PWM Fan $12.99

https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-80PLUS-Supply-Modular-Certified/dp/B07W5RSX99/
Phanteks AMP 750W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $102.32

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145381
GIGABYTE B660 GAMING X AX DDR4 $169.99 + $5 off w/ promo code TPTBRA8372, limited offer

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660-GAMING-X-AX-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $179.98

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

https://www.newegg.com/enermax-ets-t50-argb-series-ets-t50a-bk-argb/p/N82E16835214102
Enermax ETS-T50 Axe ARGB CPU Cooler $49.99 Free LGA1700 bracket w/ purchase, limited offer $34.99 after $15.00 rebate card


https://www.newegg.com/corsair-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820236770
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB RS DDR4 3200 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $137.99

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra ARGB Graphics Card $759.99

https://www.amazon.com/Windows-Software-English-Original-Lifetime/dp/B09T79JGDB/
Windows 10 Home USB | Free Upgrade to Windows 11 $99.00

 
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