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About suedseefrucht

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 9700
  • Motherboard
    MSI B360-A PRO Intel B360
  • RAM
    16GB (4x 4096MB) HyperX FURY black DDR4-2666
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX2070 WindForce 2X 8GB
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R6
  • Storage
    500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 2280
    4000GB WD Red WD40EFRX Intellipower 64MB 3.5" (8.9cm) SATA 6Gb/s
  • PSU
    bequiet STRAIGHT POWER 11 650W Platinum
  • Display(s)
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim
  • Sound
    Sennheiser GSP670
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Building your pc is a lot of personal taste, but I will try to give you some advise, where to start and what to consider. I would start with picking a cpu. Intel and AMD are the most popular cpu manufactures. They have cpus which are almost the same: Intel Core i3 is like AMD Ryzen 3 Intel Core i5, is like AMD Ryzen 5 Intel Core i7 is like AMD Ryzen 7. The higher the number, the more cores and the higher the number of commands it can complete per second. For an office pc, i3 or Ryzen 3 is fine. With your budget you could go for i5 or Ryzen 5 for some extra speed. Next pick a motherboard which can hold your cpu in it's socket. So AM4 socket for AMD or 1200 socket for Intel. Also the chipset has to support your CPU generation. Chipsets and motherboards decide, which connectors your pc will have. (like usb 3.1, USB c,...). Also there are different sizes. From mini itx to eATX. Micro atx is usually the cheapest size because it is sold the most. Also decide if you want to be able to overclock or not. As a cpu cooler you can pick the stock Version. That one is rather cheap but it works. For more silence, you can buy a bigger air cooler or an all in one watercooler. RAM should be 8 or 16 GB for gaming. You should look which RAM speeds are supported by your motherboard and your CPU. Your power supply is usually really long living. So I recommend to pick a good silent one for >50$ to have a good one for the next 10 years and future builds. Your case should be able to carry your motherboard size, your power supply size and support good airflow. For example the fractal design meshify c has a mesh Front panel which is great for your cooling. For storage you should pick an ssd. A nvme ssd is a decent option because it can be right on your motherboard without any cables and it's pretty fast. If you need a lot of storage for pictures, music,... You can get a hdd in addition to the ssd. Make sure you install your os on the ssd to make it boot really fast. I dont really know AMD graphics cards but nvidia sells the 1660 super, which can be a good Option for you, or if you want to go faster, maybe rtx 3060, rtx 3070, rtx 3080. Depending on how much budget you have left.
  2. I like my ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ.
  3. Yes, AMD is a little more user friendly talking about overclocking. Even if I'm not a fan of CPU overclocking I'm missing the RAM overclocking capability of Intel non z boards. About cooling: I usually make a cooling overkill anyway to make it run more quietly. So when going for AMD, you are absolutely right. Maybe there is a little more power consumption but that's all.
  4. I don't get it either. Manufacturer makes CPU's and we can use them how they are meant to be used without having to worry about if it can run stable. Not really. If I want to overclock I need an unlocked CPU, which is more expensive than a locked one. In addition to that I need an overclocking capable motherboard which is also more expensive than a motherboard without this function. So I don't understand why people pay extra money to overclock a CPU, make it less stable and run hotter, when they can just take the money and buy a better CPU from it. That's why I decided to pick a i7 9700 for my build instead of an i5 K with a more expensive motherboard. (you can see my build down below)
  5. It usually comes with the cooler. There also is something called liquid metal but I heard that it can short some circuitry in the worst case.
  6. To summarize up my recommendation: The right thing to do would be a mash front panel case like fractal design meshify C, Phanteks P400A or P500A with an aircooler like be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4. In my opinions the best choice for good cooling. But if you build a PC, it is also about what you like. For example I really like the look and the quality of the Phanteks Evolv Series.
  7. An AIO is mostly a choice for good looking. If you put a big air cooler on you motherboard it's harder to see your RGB RAM. So they use AIOs to show off the motherboard.
  8. I was on a smaller budget but I compared air cooling and water cooling too. When I compared AIO watercooling with aircooling (by bequiet!, or Noctua for example), I saw that air cooling was more silent and reached same or even lower temperatures. If you go for custom watercooling and you pick silent fans for it, it could be better than aircooling. But maintenance for custom watercooling will be more annoying than maintenance for aircooling. With custom watercooling you will have to exchage the fluid, clean the inside of the parts where dirt/particles got stuck. With aircooling you just blow out the dust and it's done. And if you go for aircooling you don't have to dismantle everything like you would have to do with hard tubing when you want to upgrade something. be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 is pretty popular and excellent.
  9. You will have to decide about the size... If your friend only needs one graphics card, you could go with ITX and a small case (also depending on the size of your PSU) µATX is usually the cheapest form factor because it is sold the most. The case is a lot of personal taste. Personally I like the design of the Phanteks Evolv Series and I use a fractal design define R6 myself. Both good quality cases. The R6 is pretty subtile and really flexible for different builds. The Evolv has a more impressive design. Also a big 200 mm front fan for silent airflow. You might want a case with USB C, since it is a fast way to transfer data to and from modern devices. CPU cooler is the old fight air cooling vs watercooling. Personally I go for air cooling because in a lot of reviews air cooling is really silent and still good cooling and all you have to do for maintenance is blowing out the dust. For air cooling the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 is a popular cooler. It works for both, Intel and AMD. About RAM: For an office PC 8 GB would be enough and since you are going for some gaming, 16 GB should be enough for most games. If you go for Intel you will need a Z mainboard to be able to overclock your RAM. MOBO and CPU: Make sure it supports USB-C if you want it for your case. Overclocking, or not? Intel or AMD?
  10. Please list your components so we can check if it is able to work. In general, unplug and replug every single connection to make sure cables are plugged in correctly. If you have a graphics card, insert the monitor cable into the graphics card - not into the motherboard.
  11. The price is about the same and the Corsair MP600 has PCIe 4.0 and it's faster. Usually you won't notice the speed difference even if you compare it to a SATA SSD but since it is faster and PCIe 4.0 for the same price, I would pick the corsair one. The corair one comes with a heatsink and you should consider that to make sure it fits with your motherboard.
  12. I don't know many colored cases but the fractal design era itx is available in gold. For a slight touch maybe you can pick bronce as color for your rgb?
  13. So you like a closed front. I dont know much about RGB support but cases with closed fronts would be: fractal design define r6/r7 or phanteks evolv. These are high quality cases which are a little expensive but since you want to get a 3090, I don't think money is a problem here.
  14. HairlessMonkeyBoy recommended some good cases. You could also think about not spending a hundred dollars in a new case, but spending a hundred dollars in a big (like 4 TB?) HDD. So you can put all the data on the one new HDD and have a nice and compact system.