Country: England - United Kingdom
Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming - Cyberpunk 2077, maybe some light/ infrequent Virtual Machine use.
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):
PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/L332RT
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Reasoning: Actually planning for a 5900X here, but can’t select that from PPP at the moment. Also considering a 5950X, appreciate that the diminishing returns for that would be minimal but can afford it unless someone wants to talk me out of it.
CPU Cooler : ARCTIC LIQUID FREEZER II 360 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Reasoning: Seems to be the best 360mm AIO currently available or close enough to be negligable.
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC MX4 4 g Thermal Paste
Reasoning: Seems to be one of the best available, I don’t understand the application of Metallic Paste or Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut to make it worth the ~1.5 degree difference.
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PRO (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard
Reasoning: This is the part I am least suire about, has all the features I’d need, as far as I can tell the other X570 motherboards are similar enough not to matter.
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory
Reasoning: Already have this, got a deal on it.
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 1TB with Heatsink
Reasoning: Already have, got a deal on it during Prime Day
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB TUF GAMING Video Card
Reasoning: I trust the brand is the main reasoning, doesn’t suffer from the issues we saw with some of the other 3080 cards, might substitute with Gigabyte RTX3080 10GB Gaming OC. Guess it all depends what/ when I can actually get a 3080 :’(
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P500A ATX Mid Tower Case
Reasoning: Mostly because it seems to be one of the best cases for airflow.
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold
Reasoning: Good brand with plenty of wattage headroom, that’s it.
Case Fan: ARCTIC P14 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan
Reasoning: For rear fan mount of case, largest supported. As far as I’m aware Artic fans have comparable outcomes to Noctua equivalents, unless someone can demonstrate otherwise?
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12
Reasoning: Three of these to fill in the remaining case fan slots, as above, believe they benchmark near identical to the equivalent Noctua’s but at half the price.
Any comments/ suggestions etc will be much appreciated, haven’t build a computer from scratch in about 10 years (still rocking a i5-2500) so if I’ve missed any developments I’ve missed as suggested by the above just let me know.