- 1 month ago
::EDIT:: Parts list has been changed after some great feedback and advise, scroll to bottom of the thread for my 2 pennies. ::EDIT::
So here's the parts list, I'd like any feedback on component selection, if I can get some meaningful performance increase for an extra £10 here or there. Also if I've made some howling errors in pars selection I would like to know. I hope to start buying parts up piecemeal over the next few months and do the build over summer after finishing decorating my study this Easter.
Not sure if my blurb is included in the link, so:-
As close to the bleeding edge as I can justify spending. Great parts that should perform well for at least a few years to come, with easy scope for upgrading.
Aspirations are to add a full liquid cooling loop for the CPU and GPU in the future. Depending on how the DX12 dual GPU development goes I may use the second PCIE slot for an other GPU too, or upgrade to whatever comes out next from AMD with their NAVI+ GPUs, along with a beefier PSU to drive it all.
On top of that I'll either add an other two 1440p 144Hz monitors for a triple setup, or a 49" UWQHD display at 1080/1440p, with the 27 inch screen as a satellite display for work. Happy with AMD GPUs for now as VR does not appeal to me due to the stuff I spend most of my time playing (for now).
I'm 70% sure the 240mm radiator and fans for the CPU AIOwill fit in the top slot, some builds in this case I've seen have had success with this, but the cooler has some overlap with the MoBo. Otherwise I will have a juggle and reconfigure the cooling solution, probably going for a 120 AIO instead.
As things stand the CPU will have excellent cooling, and the case will have circa 5 cubic meters of air a minute or just over 8 cubic centimeters a second of positive pressure to get rid of running heat and the GPUs thermal load. Intentions are to run it with the 140mm fans drawing air in from the front, the radiator andf ans blowing out the top,and 120mm fan blowing out from the rear slot.
Finally, intentions with the storage are as follows:- To have the 2 NVMe SSDs with my poor library of AAA games on. The 2TB SSD will have software and less demanding games on. The 250GB SSD will be partitioned for the OS, and the other part configured as a cache drive for the 5TB HDD which will be used for general storage particularly photos, documents, music, and videos. The idea is this should help a lot with speeding up editing work.
I hope that all makes sense, looking forward to seeing what I can do better, or where my understanding of things is a little awry. #everydayisaschoolday