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Build opinions wanted

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Budget: $1000-1500 USD

Country: USA

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So i have a build mostly finished but wanted some opinions on cases and maybe ram. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MyyzZw
I'm trying to decide between Phanteks Eclipse P500A, Cooler Master HAF 500 White Edition, or if i should bite the bullet and go for Fractal Torrent.
I already have a gpu (EVGA 3080), power supply (EVGA 850 G2), and storage.
I am running 3 SSDs, and 1 NVME and will probably get 1 more nvme

Edit: Got some more feedback and this is a tweaked build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Wf344s

 

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Torrent is the best option. I'd personally go with the P500A if not the Torrent.

BabyBlu (Primary): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ up to 5.3GHz, 5.0GHz all-core
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 @ 4000MHz 16-18-18-34
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X, 2070MHz core, 8000MHz mem
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB NVME, 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Display: MSI MPG341CQR 34" 3440x1440 144Hz Freesync, Dell S2417DG 24" 2560x1440 165Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0GHz - 5.0GHz - 4.9GHz - 4.8GHz, Cache @ 4.6GHz, relidded with LM
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Sniper 4x8GB DDR3-2400 @ 10-12-12-24
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 with LM
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Silicon Power A80 2TB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Display: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: GMMK TKL(Kailh Box White)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BigBox (HTPC):

  • CPU: Ryzen 5600G @ 4640MHz
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte B550i Aorus Pro AX
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-3600 @ 4400MHz 17-17-17-34
  • GPU: MSI RTX 3080 Ventus 3X Plus OC @ 1800MHz & .812V
  • Case: Fractal Design Node 202
  • Storage: Silicon Power A80 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair SF 600 Gold
  • Display: Samsung QN90A 65" (QLED, 4K, 120Hz, HDR, VRR)
  • Cooling: Thermalright AXP-100 Copper with Noctua A12x15 PWM Chromax Black
  • Keyboard/Mouse: Rii i4
  • Controllers: 4X Xbox One & 2X N64 (with USB)
  • Sound: Denon AVR S760H with 5.2.2 Atmos setup.
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Harmonic (Game/Plex/Other Server):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 6700
  • Motherboard: ASRock FATAL1TY H270M
  • RAM: 48GB DDR4-2133
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Case: Antec Three Hundred
  • Storage: Inland Premium 512GB NVME, Sabrent 1TB NVME, Blu-Ray Drive
  • PSU: Corsair CX450
  • Display: None
  • Cooling: Noctua NH-U14S with 2X Fractal Venturi HP-12
  • Keyboard/Mouse: None
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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If you're looking at the Torrent, go Torrent. It's a really good case.

 

For the core components, I'd change them all around. The 12700K is a really hot chip, it is possible to cool with a dual tower cooler like the one you selected, but overclocking it with a dual tower cooler is next to impossible. If you want to overclock, you really should be getting a 360mm AIO instead (in which case you'd be better off with the P500A). If you don't want to overclock, you're better off saving your money and getting a locked SKU instead, performance between the two is relatively similar so you're spending the extra $100 for a Z690 board and K SKU for basically nothing. 

 

I would also avoid DDR5. For most applications, performance is identical or slightly worse than good DDR4 do to it's incredibly high latency, and it's a bit of a pain to deal with because of how definitively first gen the Alder Lake memory controller is. By the time DDR5 makes sense, you'd have to get a new board and CPU anyway, and DDR5 will have come down in price and/or will have much higher speed kits for the same price. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dLgBTn

 

This would be what I'd do. 

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17 hours ago, Verath said:

Budget: $1000-1500 USD

Country: USA

Other details

So i have a build mostly finished but wanted some opinions on cases and maybe ram. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MyyzZw
I'm trying to decide between Phanteks Eclipse P500A, Cooler Master HAF 500 White Edition, or if i should bite the bullet and go for Fractal Torrent.
I already have a gpu (EVGA 3080), power supply (EVGA 850 G2), and storage.
I am running 3 SSDs, and 1 NVME and will probably get 1 more nvme

Edit: Got some more feedback and this is a tweaked build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Wf344s

 

- Hear only good things about Fractal Torrent. Case will last you many builds. Get the best.

- Motherboard is WAY too expensive, should get a Z690 chipset for that price. Get a cheaper B660. Suggested another with white accents since that is what you seem to be going for.

- 3600Mhz ram is actually cheaper currently than 3200 Mhz.

- There are better CPU coolers out there for that kind of money. But if it HAS to be white...

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 WH 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler  ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case  ($206.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $876.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-28 08:43 EDT-0400

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