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  1. Ah yea I see, that's why I opted for the double intake fans at the front, to keep the pressure up. I'll have a look at AiO's for future cooling options, but I'd rather stay with the stock one for now. It's my first computer build, so I wanna take it 1 step at a time. Thank you for the feedback though!
  2. Hey, thank you for your answer! Any particular reason why you think I should go with this case instead? (I really like the look of the enthoo evolv, which is a major factor for me, I like a clean case :D) I've also seen some pretty terrible reviews about that AiO saying the included fan is pretty loud. I don't know if you've seen my edit in the post, but I added a statement to where I think the stock cooler should do fine, but my first upgrade will be a be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 when I start overclocking.
  3. Hello there, Since my last post, I'm 1 step closer to ordering the parts for my new pc. I'd love to have your opinion before ordering everything. Budget and location: Around €1000 ($1100), I'm located in Belgium, but the prices I got here are from The Netherlands (free shipping anyways). Purpose: This will be my all purpose pc. Meaning it will be used for common tasks like web browsing, watching videos, mail, etc. But I will also be using it to play some games. I don't really play all the newest high demanding games, but I would like to be able to play games GTA V, World of Tanks (max settings), minecraft with shaders, etc. I also do some slight photoshopping, but nothing too fancy there. This pc might move homes from time to time, which is why my motherboard must have wifi. Build parts: Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Mini ITX (€83) Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI (€230) CPU: AMD ryzen 5 3600 (€195) GPU: Gigabyte gtx 1660 SUPER GAMING OC (€260) RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8gb 3600MHz (€90) PSU: Corsair RM650 (€88) Boot drive: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro NVME 512GB M.2 SSD (€84) Extra drive: Crucial BX500 480GB SATA SSD (I have that one in my old laptop right now, so I'll carry that one over) Extra case fans: 2x 120mm be quiet! Silent Wings 2 120mm (2x €11) Explanation for some of the parts: I chose to go with an x570 motherboard because of 2 reasons: future upgradability (and overclocking) and WIFI (not that many wifi mini ITX B450 mobo's with wifi available in Belgium). The case has 1 fan included (120mm) which will be mounted at the back (exhaust), the 2 be quiet! fans will be mounted at the front (intake). I think they should still fit with the full size gpu. I have a copy of windows on the Crucial SSD, which I will clone on to the ADATA M.2 SSD. The crucial SSD will then be used for general storage and less used programs. I think the stock cpu cooler should do the job for now. It will probably be the first thing I'll upgrade when I start overclocking though. What do you think? I'm still a bit concerned if the 3600Mhz ram will be able to run at full speed? Are there some obvious conflicts or problems with my build?
  4. I'd suggest not upgrading your system, and building a new one. Since you're still on an old platform with the LGA1366 socket and ddr3 memory, you don't have much upgrade options (probably limited due to your mobo). If you really want to add performance without building a new system, a gpu could do the trick. For example buying a 1650 super or 1660 super. You can then always transfer that gpu over to a new build once you are ready for that.
  5. Okay, thanks for the tip! I'll certainly consider it!
  6. Oh that's interesting! So in general use, I wouldn't notice that much of a difference between 3500MB/s or like 1000MB/s readspeed?
  7. The ADATA or Corsair might be better for my build indeed, I'll look into that! Thanks
  8. It's €99 for 500gb. But the 3500MB/s readspeed and 3200MB/s writespeed is what I fancy. The ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512gb could be a nice alternative at €72 (3500GB/s read and 2300GB/S write).
  9. Ethernet cable. I just noticed that the Tomahawk isn't compatible with 3600MHz paired with a 2600 ryzen, so I'll probably go back to 3200 MHz. I also changed my storage options in the main post, I think this will be better: Boot drive: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 SSD Secondairy drive: Western Digital Blue 1TB Thanks for all the tips and info!
  10. It's old lol, probably 5-6 years I'd say. Dual core i5, intel hd graphics! But yea, I might go for a hdd for some more memory then.
  11. Awesome! I'll check out those storage options! I currently have a GTX 1660S and a ryzen 5 2600 system configured for €887, so I'd rather go for the GTX than the RX580 I think Thanks though!
  12. Oh okay! It's just that in my current laptop, my hdd is super loud. Thanks for the info though!
  13. Thanks for the reply! Okay, I'll check out some different SSD's, would you have some tips for ~500gb 2.5" ssd's? I'd rather avoid a hdd because of the noise it makes. I might just add one if I run out of space though. And I'm from Belgium so I'm sure prices won't differ so much!
  14. Hello everyone, I'm currently in the stage of chosing the parts for my first pc build. I'm on a rather tight budget of €900 (=1000$) for the tower itself. Might also be important that I'm located in Belgium Here you have a list of what I came up with: Case: be quiet! Silent Base 801 Window (orange) Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6G CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 PSU: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650W Full Modular RAM: G.Skill DDR4 Ripjaws-V 2x8gb 3600MHz Boot drive: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 SSD Secondairy drive: Western Digital Blue 1TB I know there are much cheaper cases than the Silent Base 801 that would be perfectly fine for my build, but 1: I reaally love the look of the case and 2: I plan to keep using the case in the future for upgrades etc. so I wanted a timeless and upgrade friendly case. I went with the Ryzen 5 2600 instead of the newer 3600 because of my budget. I don't really play the highest demanding games and I think the 2600 should handle it fine. I excluded a cpu cooler in the initial build, also because of my budget. I feel like the stock cpu cooler will do fine for now. A better cpu cooler will be the first thing I upgrade though (be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4). What are your thoughts on this build? Would you exchainge parts for different parts? Do you spot any conflicts? If you have a simular build, what are your experiences? I appreciate all comments, tips, advice! Thanks and have a nice day! Update: For storage I'll probably go with a Samsung 970 EVO 500gb M.2 SSD and a WD BLUE 1TB HDD
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