Building a Computer?

blueinsa

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Easy, just built a beast of a gaming computer.

Corsair 275 airflow case
MSI X570 Carbon gaming pro wifi
Ryzen 5 5600x
Corsair 120mm AIO cooler
RTX 3080 GPU
64gb Corsair 3600mhz ram
Corsair 750w power supply
1 x 1gb NVME storage
1 x 2gb SSD
1 x 4gb HDD

Research what you want to build, watch YouTube for hints at putting it together and take your time and do it
 

BlueMoonAcrossThePond

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My old rig is circa 2012 or so. Moore's law is dead - and remarkably my system has held up quite well over the ages.

But it is long-in-the tooth and recently I spent a huge amount of time planning my new system.

I decided to go for a water-cooled system for the aesthetics. I like white cases and components so I decided to purchase white components wherever possible. And I decided to go mostly top-of-the-line since I don't plan on building another system for a decade or so.

Anyhow, this is what I eventually went with:

Case: Lian Li Dynamic XL - https://lian-li.com/product/pc-o11d-rog/

CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K - https://www.intel.com/content/www/u...-30m-cache-up-to-5-20-ghz/specifications.html

Motherboard: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 FORMULA - https://rog.asus.com/us/motherboards/rog-maximus/rog-maximus-z690-formula-model/

Graphics Card: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 24G White - https://rog.asus.com/graphics-cards/graphics-cards/rog-strix/rog-strix-rtx3090-24g-white-model/

RAM: - 2x Trident Z5 RGB DDR5‑6000 MHz CL 36 2x16 metalic silver rgb - https://www.gskill.com/product/165/374/1636005425/F5-6000U3636E16GX2-TZ5RSF5-6000U3636E16GA2-TZ5RS

SSDs: https://shop.kingston.com/products/kc3000-pcie-4-0-nvme-m-2-ssd?variant=41041994940608
1 2GB for the OS
1 4GB for fast access to applications

I have a lot of network-attached storage so I'll probably just go with the above


Power supply: Corsair Axi Series AX1600i - https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...upply-Units/axi-series-config/p/CP-9020087-NA

Massive overkill - probably 1000 watts suffice. But I was put off by numerous posts against multiple vendors about the lack of quality in their power supplies. I decided to go with Corsair's top-of-the-line - hopefully this will withstand years of use.


Water blocks - various EKWB components

Radiators - Corsair 360mm

Fans - Corsair QL Series x9
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Most of my components have arrived and I'll begin putting together the system in about a week.

I'm planning on using Bitspower 16mm OD - brass! - white tubing to connect the water-cooled components along with white Bitspower fittings.

I'll post later on once the build is complete.
 
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BlueMoonAcrossThePond

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Windows vs. Mac doesn't count as politics.
(Originally this thread was accidentally posted in "Off Topic/Politics" instead of "Off Topic.")

Oops - hopefully a moderator will move this post one level up :-)

Pretty sure that Windows v. Mac is politics though, lol!
 
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BlueMoonAcrossThePond

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Easy, just built a beast of a gaming computer.

Corsair 275 airflow case
MSI X570 Carbon gaming pro wifi
Ryzen 5 5600x
Corsair 120mm AIO cooler
RTX 3080 GPU
64gb Corsair 3600mhz ram
Corsair 750w power supply
1 x 1gb NVME storage
1 x 2gb SSD
1 x 4gb HDD

Research what you want to build, watch YouTube for hints at putting it together and take your time and do it
Nice rig.
 

blueinsa

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Nice rig.

As is yours and whilst I’m confident and happy to build just about anything, water cooling systems are about the only thing I won’t tackle lol.

I really should give it a go though as I want to go full size case and it might be the time to give it a go.
 

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with the price of individual parts, worth looking at a system builder like SCAN (in Bolton) who may be another option

 

BlueMoonAcrossThePond

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with the price of individual parts, worth looking at a system builder like SCAN (in Bolton) who may be another option

Agree.

If you try to purchase a high end graphics card you'll be paying way beyond MSRP due to bitcoin miners grabbing up all stock. Supposedly the bitcoin mining market might undergo a huge change later this year as mining companies adopt new policies making GPU mining obsolete - but who knows?

I decided to bite the bullet and overpay for my 3090 card.
 

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