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  1. GPU specs typically specify two power numbers, graphic card power and required (or recommended) system power. Some manufacturers will outline the components used to arrive at the system power number. (Nvidia for example bases its RTX 3000 cpu required system power numbers on an i9-10900K equipped system.) Graphic card power is the maximum power draw of the GPU at stock settings.
  2. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor ($560.00) CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($86.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($185.55 @ Walmart) Memory: Crucial Ballistix 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($306.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($728.88 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($143.98 @ Newegg
  3. https://it.pcpartpicker.com/products/case-fan/#s=120&A=3&l=400000,300000&C=1,2&sort=price&page=1
  4. It's a matter of personal preference. I personally do not like non-functional ports on a case front panel. USB-C is becoming more popular so I lean towards getting a motherboard with appropriate support. If you want to stay with Asus, the TUF X570-Pro is not much more expensive than the TUF B550-Plus. Otherwise, consider the less expensive MSI MPG B550 Gaming Edge WiFi or slightly more expensive MSI MPG B550 Gaming Carbon WiFi. Give serious thought to using an air tower cpu cooler. The AIO selected is not sRGB and I don't believe it's lighting will look good against the
  5. I believe so. See Short-Term Processor Loan Boot Kit link in https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-105
  6. As others have suggested consider motherboards with the ability to flash the bios without a cpu installed. The feature goes under different names, depending on manufacturer. MSI - Flash BIOS Button. Asus - USB BIOS Flashback. Gigabyte - Q-Flash Plus. Asrock - BIOS Flashback Button. The entire name is important as several manufacturers use very similar names for their bios resident utility, e.g. gigabyte Q-Flash. Any compatible motherboard manufactured this year almost certainly has a bios able to run 5000 cpu. Worst case, see the cpu loan program outlined in https://ww
  7. Good system design requires balance in component choices. Your thought of getting a 5900X to allow for a better motherboard makes sense.
  8. The lowest tier that can handle a maxed out 5950X using the test suite is A. (I wouldn't over analyse the test suite, just accept it as the author's choice for fully exercising cpu.) Picking from a lower tier suggests cpu performance can not be maximized. This strikes me as a suboptimal choice as it imposes an artificial limit on performance.
  9. The NH-U14S rarely has issues with memory. It generally does not overhang the memory area and Noctua compatibility information does not include any note to the contrary for the ROG B550-F Gamingg WiFi. If there is a problem you can move the fan to the back of the cooler.
  10. Corsair also sells individually sleeved cables for its psu, in various colors. Sets and individual cables are available.
  11. Almost definitely >$160, likely >$180. Motherboards for current gen cpu have beefier vrm which adds to the cost. A good reference for choosing an AMD motherboard is
  12. For a 5950X build, consider 2x32GB DDR4-3609 CL16 memory. The 32GB modules allow for a memory upgrade should it ever be desired. Better speed and timings improve performance, especially with memory intensive work. I'm not a fan of RAID 0. It can be fragile. 4TB and 8TB NVMe drives are available, so using a RAID 0 array is not necessary. If speed is the goal, use a PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive as @Ydfhlx has suggested.
  13. My preference would be the bequiet as it should be a bit quieter and doesn't have an easily scratched acrylic window. You should not need the Grizzly thermal compound. Most noctua coolers come with a tube of excellent Noctua thermal compound.
  14. Noctua rates the nh-u12s as providing "medium turbo/overclocking headroom". I would suggest something beefier, especially if you are running the cpu at load for extended periods. The NH-U12A or NH-U14S would be my choice. I would recommend a single memory kit. DDR4-3600 CL16 is the sweet spot for 5000 cpu. A 2x32GB kit would allow for a replacement free upgrade should it ever be desired. Consider the be quiet pure base 600 case. I'd suggest a slightly higher capacity PSU. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processo