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  1. I recently came across the Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH Edition. Some reviews I read gave it some vary favorable remarks. Would this CPU cooler be a good and less costly alternative than the Noctua I have selected now? @Jurrunio
  2. Budget (including currency): 900 euros Country: Netherlands Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Programming, virtualization (docker & VM's), algorithms Other details ( Currently I am orientating myself on a new computer build. So far I have already managed to put together a whole system, only there are a number of ambiguities that I would like to try to clarify through this topic. Furthermore, I would also like to get some advice and / or tips on the system since it has been a while since I assembled a computer since working on a laptop for years. The computer will mainly serve as a workstation. Mainly programming will be done on the computer. Furthermore, it will be virtualization , algorithms will be executed. I would like to keep the option open to do some graphical work on it just in cae. At the moment I have chosen the following components: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (BOX) Boxed MSI B550-A PRO Fractal Design Define 7 Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B Fractal Design ION+ 560W Platinum Samsung 970 EVO 500GB CPU This is my first time going for an AMD build. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 seems very suitable for my purposes in terms of specifications. With the six cores and 12 threads, this is enough for my programming purposes. CPU fan In a previous computer I used a CPU fan from Noctua and I was very satisfied with this. The CPU fan I chose is AMD specific so that will make installing a bit easier. I also took a look at the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 but their has been some issues raised by users about the installation progress and the Dark Rock seems to underperform when compared to the selected Noctua. Motherboard & case A problem I have encountered is that a previous motherboard did not have enough USB connections for all USB connections of the provided case. Due this issue I have chosen for the B550 from MSI and the Fractal Design 7. As I want a system runs as quiet and cool as possibility both these components do seem to do the job. RAM Currently I have chosen the Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B. Previously I had a Corsair set but I read that some modules have issues when going with an AMD processor. Main requirement isthat it is 16GB and DDR4. In terms of price, this seemed the most suitable to me and also that it is 3600MHZ would be beneficial to me since it can be overclocked by the Ryzen 5 3600. SSD Instead of a traditional SSD, I chose a 500GB M.2 SSD from Samsung. CPU cooler As you can see I went with a pretty high end CPU cooler. The reason I did this is that I wanted to build a computer that is as quiet as possible since I will be putting the case on top of my desk and I will be sitting pretty close from it. Thus I would like to have a build that is as cool and quiet as possible. I also want to re use the CPU fan if I ever decide to upgrade the CPU. So my question is the CPU cooler really overkill? I've read some review about it and it seems to be a pretty solid CPU fan but if it would be possible to buy a cheaper one that performs as well or slightly less than I would definitely consider it. GPU I have not chosen a GPU yet but I have been looking at different types of GPU's. The GPU's I have been looking at are: Asus STRIX GTX 950 DC2OC-2GD5-GAMING (Available second hand for 60 euros to me) MSI GeForce GT 1030 2GH LP OC, 80 euros new Asus GeForce GT 710 with 4 HDMI connections, 50 euros new ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 ROG STRIX GAMING, 185 euros new As you can see I have chosen a range of GPU's with different specifications. The reason I did this is because I wanted to see what types of builds I can go with. The initial budget I have set for the GPU is 200 euros but since I do not or very, very rarely game I also went with some cheaper GPU's to simply output the display. At the moment I feel like I would be skimping on the rest of the build if I do not go for a decent one, thus the 1650. I would like also to be able to play different codecs of videos and maybe be able to do simple 3D modelling, but that will be done very rarely. Both the 710 and 1030 would be chosen with only the output the display in mind with no graphical work being done, but I rather would be prepared to do some graphical work if it ever comes to my path, thus I have also chosen an second hand Strix 950 which is cheaper than the forth mentioned GPU's. I also would like to have the possibility to maybe in the future upgrade a monitor with a higher resolution (1440p, 4k). On an unrelated GPU note I also want to check if the PSU would suffice the build. At the moment I would be able to increase the wattage from 560W to 860W with the same PSU model for merely 20 euros.
  3. Funny that you mention it but I have come across the Dark Rock Pro 4 multiple times. The Dark Rock Pro 4 is at the moment around 7-10 euros cheaper at the web shops that I am able to order in my country at. I'll compare both coolers and see if the price difference is justified or not.
  4. True. It is also hard to predict what I might work on in the future so I would rather be prepared now by spending 25 euros more on a more powerful PSU than face the consequences later on.
  5. I might consider going for a 3700X but I am afraid that I would have to make some concessions in other components to be able to afford it into my budget. I went with a build where every component would be balanced out in terms of quality and cost. The reason I did this is that I wanted to build a computer that is as quiet as possible since I will be putting the case on top of my desk and I will be sitting pretty close from it. Thus I would like to have a build that is as cool and quiet as possible. I also want to re use the CPU fan if I ever decide to upgrade the CPU. If the CPU cooler is really that overkill I might consider an cheaper alternative and see if I would be able to afford a 3700X.
  6. Since it has been a couple of years that I have worked on a desktop I am currently working on a build for programming purposes. So you can expect that the PC would be used to run IDE's, docker containers, virtual machines and such. At the moment I have chosen the following components: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (BOX) Boxed MSI B550-A PRO Fractal Design Define 7 Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B Fractal Design ION+ 560W Platinum Samsung 970 EVO 500GB As you can see I went with a pretty high end CPU cooler. The reason I did this is that I wanted to build a computer that is as quiet as possible since I will be putting the case on top of my desk and I will be sitting pretty close from it. Thus I would like to have a build that is as cool and quiet as possible. I also want to re use the CPU fan if I ever decide to upgrade the CPU. So my question is the CPU cooler really overkill? I've read some review about it and it seems to be a pretty solid CPU fan but if it would be possible to buy a cheaper one that performs as well or slightly less than I would definitely consider it.
  7. Since it has been a couple of years that I have worked on a desktop I am currently working on a build for programming purposes. So you can expect that the PC would be used to run IDE's, docker containers, virtual machines and such. At the moment I have chosen the following components: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (BOX) Boxed MSI B550-A PRO Fractal Design Define 7 Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B Fractal Design ION+ 560W Platinum Samsung 970 EVO 500GB I have seen many high end builds with ~560W PSU but I wonder if it could be a bottleneck if I ever did choose to upgrade to a higher end GPU or other components. At the moment I would be able to increase the wattage from 560W to 860W with the same PSU model for merely 26 euros and I would rather spend the money now to avoid any headaches later on.
  8. Since it has been a couple of years that I have worked on a desktop I am currently working on a build for programming purposes. So you can expect that the PC would be used to run IDE's, docker containers, virtual machines and such. At the moment I have chosen the following components: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (BOX) Boxed MSI B550-A PRO Fractal Design Define 7 Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B Fractal Design ION+ 560W Platinum Samsung 970 EVO 500GB I am at the point of choosing a discrete GPU since the Ryzen 5 does not have integrated graphics. At this moment I have not chosen a GPU yet but I have been looking at different types of GPU's. The GPU's I have been looking at are: Asus STRIX GTX 950 DC2OC-2GD5-GAMING (Available second hand for 60 euros to me) MSI GeForce GT 1030 2GH LP OC, 80 euros new Asus GeForce GT 710 with 4 HDMI connections, 50 euros new ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 ROG STRIX GAMING, 185 euros new As you can see I have chosen a range of GPU's with different specifications. The reason I did this is because I wanted to see what types of builds I can go with. The initial budget I have set for the GPU is 200 euros but since I do not or very, very rarely game I also went with some cheaper GPU's to simply output the display. At the moment I feel like I would be skimping on the rest of the build if I do not go for a decent one, thus the 1650. I would like also to be able to play different codecs of videos and maybe be able to do simple 3D modelling, but that will be done very rarely. Both the 710 and 1030 would be chosen with only the output the display in mind with no graphical work being done, but I rather would be prepared to do some graphical work if it ever comes to my path, thus I have also chosen an second hand Strix 950 which is cheaper than the forth mentioned GPU's. I also would like to have the possibility to maybe in the future upgrade a monitor with a higher resolution (1440p, 4k). On an unrelated GPU note I also want to check if the PSU would suffice the build. At the moment I would be able to increase the wattage from 560W to 860W with the same PSU model for merely 20 euros.
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