So here is my last post I intend on making before purchasing the rest of my parts for my 9900k build. I am building this for audio enginerring / production primarily. 2nd Use is gaming. 3rd use with be gfx editing and video editing / rendering. An all around workstation build and gaming rig.
Here are the parts I currently already own.
32GB of corsair vengence lpx ddr4 2666mhz - cmk16gx4m2a2666c16 (4x8gb)
EVGA supernova 1000 G3 80plus gold certified
Samsung pm981 nvme 512gb for boot drive (temporary plan on buying a optane drive or faster samsung drive)
2x sk hynix pc401 nvme 512gb (possibly stick in raid) for scratch disks (got for free, eventually replace with 1 large nvme drive)
2x samsung 860 evo sata ssd 512gb for storage / scratch (got both drives in a bundle for about $60, eventually replace with 1 larger sata drive for storage)
Here are the parts I had planned to buy followed up with why
Be quiet dark base 900 pro v2 or dark base or dark base 700 - The silence aspect primarily
Dark Rock 4 Pro - I have been told this will be more silent & better cooling with less risk than a AIO loop and If i wanted truly good loop I would need to build something or not get a AIO
Aorus Master motherboard - The VRM's
GFX - TBD
Additional Case Fans - Silent Wings
So heres my problem i keep getting mixed information about the case, mother board, and cooling
Alot of people swear by the aorus master, but than I have had some people say that the fan controller sucks and i should use something different but did not leave anty specific recommendations.
The case I have been told would be great for what I want to do and than others say that there no way I can oc my 9900k and keep it cool on air cooling in the specific case but than they do not recommend another silent case that would run cooler with the same inital cooling set up
Now from the reviews i have watched on youtube i know I can definitely OC with the dark rock pro 4. I also may in the future switch to a custom loop, but for the time being I want to get my system built and would prefer to run it with all cores oc to 5ghz if not slightly under that because from everything ive seen this processor can easily handle that.
I obviously dont want to buy and replace every part of this build which is why i turn for advice here, But one thing I am starting to notice is people saying why I shouldn't use this or use that but than dont actually recommend a better equivalent. Or the recommend something that is nothing what I am looking for
Main points to remember, audio work, silence, over clocked. I am willing to do a case that is not the "most" silent but it still needs to be quiet. I am willing to do AIO or a different air cooler setup but there has to be a major difference in the performance and how cool it will run my system. And also same with the mother board although I thought the better the VRM the better the Overclocking and heat control? I obviously want performance over aesthetics I would just perfer some actual comparable recommendations that meet the criteria of what im trying to achieve.
And remember I may eventually do a custom loop but unless you can tell of something that is not a arm and a leg and the exact parts to recommend Its just not up for consideration at the moment.
Anyways I will prob order my parts by tomorrow night at the latest so i can pick them up at our amazon location before end of weekend and get this thing built