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  1. Is there generally a guide on the headroom so if Parts picker says 436W would you go for 450 or 550 to allow additional things like more SATA drives in at a future date. I guess it would come down to buy a $90 PSU now and then a $130 one if you expand or just go higher now if you know you're going to expand later?
  2. Because of course the pump is in the block and you don't want air in the pump
  3. Its sounding like Games stretch most aspects of a PC CPU, GPU, Storage and storage access, Memory speeds / quantity (up to around 32GB) and then to optimise the performance of those parts keeping everything cool and hence require the upper end of ALL the components technology where as other applications might stretch a certain part eg image/video editing tends to eat as much RAM as you offer it.
  4. I've noticed that most of the build videos assume that any PC is going to be optimised for gaming. Are the vast majority of PCs for gaming and builds that are to serve other primary functions such a minority that they don't warrant enoght focus?
  5. Yes cable management does seem to be a recurring thread in many of the major PC building youtubers content and that build manufacturers often offer a premium cable management service (at a cost) . It seems also that parts makers even capitalise on the apparent "art" of a build to make aesthetically pleasing cables (carbon effect wrapped or light emitting. I guess a wiring diagram might be part of the plan then. Thank you.
  6. Nothing specific yet, just with the plan to build my first PC two things are making me nervous, where everything plugs into and putting the CPU cooler onto the CPU with thermal paste etc...
  7. Budget (including currency): Country: Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): One of the confusing things appear to be plugging things in and to where eg What you plug into the PSU, what you plug into the motherboard eg for the power on and the Case USB ports 4 pin 8 pin RGB fans and controllers. Is it complex or are most things pretty obvious. Can anyone reco
  8. Have gone for the STRIX-E rather than the F as the E has a USB type C header as does the case i'm planning on
  9. yes part of the frustration at the moment especially as 5950x's occasionally become available.
  10. would this pass muster? Component Selection CPU AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor CPU Cooler ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory
  11. is the ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 72.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler what they call an AIO - do those have the thermal paste pre applied so you just put the backplate on the Mobo and attach? The other puzzle is about cases and rad sizes. Obviously the bigget the rad and rad fans the more heat exchange but I always get puzzled with the build videos about knowing if a case can take a 28 or a 36 do ca\se makers make it obvious what size rad can be put in?
  12. Thanks everyone for taking time to contribute and apologies for my ineptitude in all this
  13. Have parts detailed on Amazon / CCL / Box / PCParts picker to see if where the best prices are. Budget about £2500
  14. You’re just making me look up new terms now!!! lol. Yeah I can’t see myself using multiple GPUs so SLI/Crossfire aren’t on my wants radar.
  15. Sorry to keep coming back with questions. I do try to Google them before I ask back. The whole lettering. / numbering is a minefield. with the motherboards I’ve been looking at the ASUS Strix (I see that Strix seems to be the next up from TUF) B550 (I’m thinking B550 now rather than X570 because what you said I’m unlikely to go more than 2 m.2s and 3 sata ssds. What’s the difference between the E , F , XE, I etc lettering?
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