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2021/06/10 05:21:36 (permalink)
Hi folks, I'm looking to order pc parts for my first prebuilt pc. I'm mainly looking for any opinions and suggestions on the build - the goal will be 1440p gaming&streaming and occasional work that benefits from multiple cores.

I initially planned to go for 5600x + b550-e gaming, but I'm hearing too many bad things about 5000 series malfunctioning and how 7mm is too small for reliable production and may have "small bubbles" (a friend who studied electrical engineering said the latter).

Not to mention 5600x costs 300 euros in EU and has no iGPU which can come in handy while waiting for the prices to calm down.

Shifting to intel, I set my eyes on 10850k + z490-e gaming which would cost me 300 euros more than the 5600x combo but I'd have an iGPU to at least somewhat use the pc until I manage to buy a gpu at a decent price.

Here is the configuration for now:

Case: Fractal Meshify 2 Solid Side Panel
Processor: 10850k
Motherboard: z490-e gaming (alternative z490 aorus ultra and other)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 3200 cl16
Cooler: Noctua NH-D15s chromax black
Storage: 1tb Adata xpg 8200 M.2
PSU: 2018 Corsair 750w RMx 80 Gold
Monitor: s2721dgf 27''
Imaginary: rtx 3070 (evga ftw3, rog strix or similar)

The case has plenty space, good performance, no rgb bs, I like the way it looks, the default 3x fans seem sufficient - adding more fans doesn't change much according to some tests by an Irish-looking lad on youtube.

The cpu is 467 euros or so atm compared to 700+ euros for a 10900k. Similar performance and seems to be a beast for that price - also 10 cores look safer for future-proofing compared to various 6x12 cpus.

My main concern is power consumption and excessive heat (temps in summer time here can hit 40c outside). I've seen tests show it consumes only 50w in gaming and similar lighter workloads.

The temperatures seem to be from 55c to 92c for people - I'm guessing undervolting is recommended or in general tweaking things in bios (not that I know how to).

I like the z490-e improved material quality over z490-f and its features suit me more than the ones on z490 aorus ultra. MSI Tomahawk costs half as much, but I'd rather get a good motherboard to be safe.

I like 3200 from Crucial, cost&performance. Initially planned to get corsair lpx but those seem to be a lottery whereas ballistix is made from e die - whatever that means. Though I'm seeing reports even they are becoming rarer and you're not guaranteed to get e die anymore.

Alternative would be perhaps the pricier trident z neo. (I'm targetting these RAMs because they also work best with ryzen...just in case I want to switch to ryzen).

The cooler is a no-brainer. Dark Rock Pro 4 has clearance issues and the Dark Rock 4 doesn't look as impressive as NH-D15s.

As an added bonus, I believe Noctua provides its own decent thermal paste and I'm hearing they have great customer support that lasts for years - which might come in handy if I want to relocate my cooler to a new rig down the road and require some additional items to do so.

I have no clue what M2 is the best - wd550 blue seems to be a great cheap choice. I spotted the adata 8200 as a good product that costs less than Samsung. Alternatively, I might buy 250gb+1tb M2 (one for Win10, the other for games&work material).

750w for PSU seems optimal - my initial plan was to get 850w but that is probably redundant. From my understanding, PSU works best when at half capacity, and my rig should spend 350w? Maybe 400-450w tops?

The monitor costs about 427 euros, bit expensive but seems to be the best in that price range and offers great quality&response time for competitive gaming without paying an arm and a leg.

The GPU will be rtx 3070, best for 1440p probably and I'll get to use NVENC for streaming which should come in handy - I suppose. Any 3x fan top tier variant, whichever one I can get my hands on.

That's about it. If you see something wrong, have personal experiences, etc., please let me know.
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    bearbait
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    Re: 10850k prebuilt opinion/suggestions 2021/06/15 15:47:02 (permalink)
    I just did my first build in the meshify 2 compact case and was surprised at how easy the cable management was. Great case!
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    Re: 10850k prebuilt opinion/suggestions 2021/06/16 22:24:27 (permalink)
    Sweet. I've been hearing only positives about it. Though I'm going for the bigger Meshify 2, just to have more space. The case is one of the few things I'm feeling confident about - the rest, we'll see.
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    Re: 10850k prebuilt opinion/suggestions 2021/06/17 01:35:40 (permalink)
    im not quite sure about the case tho, i think Gamers Nexus actually tested for adequate air flow
    i know that 3070 gets somewhat hot when comes to gaming (there are some 3070 with 2 fans, don't go for those)
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    Re: 10850k prebuilt opinion/suggestions 2021/07/12 21:18:55 (permalink)
    The specs look good for your use case. 
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    Dendra
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    Re: 10850k prebuilt opinion/suggestions 2021/07/13 00:31:44 (permalink)
    It's one of the best along with liancool mesh and a few others, so it came down to the looks.

    Somebody tested adding more fans to the case and it didn't improve anything, so that's a plus. As for the 3070, going for 3x fan for sure, asus or something just because evga doesn't care about eu customer base.
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    Re: 10850k prebuilt opinion/suggestions 2021/07/15 09:57:52 (permalink)
    No problem with 750w but I would do 850w here. Just makes it easier to drop in a more power hunger card as a simple upgrade. If you had to do power, certainly more work. I like the case selection bc I always go big and go nice on a case. 
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    Re: 10850k prebuilt opinion/suggestions 2021/08/10 02:26:20 (permalink)
    How is this project going? Any pictures yet?

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