Check this specs please, order is already in "Pre-production" stage

SuppaSu

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Case
CORSAIR 3000D AIRFLOW MID TOWER GAMING CASE
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Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i9 24-Core Processor i9-14900K (Up to 6.0GHz) 36MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX Z790-F GAMING WIFI (LGA1700, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, Wi-Fi 6E)
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR5 5600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4070 - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 990 PRO M.2, PCIe 4.0 NVMe (up to 7450MB/R, 6900MB/W)
1nd M.2 SSD Drive
2TB SAMSUNG 990 PRO M.2, PCIe 4.0 NVMe (up to 7450MB/R, 6900MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W CV SERIES™ CV-650 POWER SUPPLY
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 100 V3 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING

I have already purchased monitor for this build, it is LG 27GP850-B 1440p 180Hz IPS.
I am basically building this PC for AAA-gaming with a look to upgrade to RTX 4080 in the future, my question is that I think the PSU is weak for this build and the CPU cooler is not suitable in terms of CPU is too powerful for this cooler. In case if you have advice regarding other parts you are free to share your thoughts, I will really appreciate any comment. I've already paid for the order and it is on "Pre-producting" stage right now so any advice would be appreciated until I can amend the order. The price I paid is something around ~£1950-£2000. Thanks guys.
 

SuppaSu

Member
I expect some advices regarding the CPU i9-14900k being too much powerful and not needed for casual gaming, I want to say that I just wanted this CPU and it is my first build since long time, I expect the build that will need only upgrade of the GPU in future.
 

TonyCarter

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Sorry, but that case and cooler will not be suitable for the CPU, and that PSU is woefully sub-optimal for the sort of use and upgrades you're considering, you'd want a 1000W for a 14900k and a 4080.

You'd need a H150i Capellix AIO cooler, a bigger case with better airflow (5000D or similar)...and even then you might find it throttles or distorts.

The RAM is not optimal, you'd want 6000MHz+ for that CPU.

Those SSDs do not have the endurance of some others, so whilst they're fast, they may not last as long as something like the Solidigm Pro.

I know you're in love with the 14900k, but if it's for gaming you simply have to go for the gaming daddy that is the 7800x3D.
 

SuppaSu

Member
Sorry, but that case and cooler will not be suitable for the CPU, and that PSU is woefully sub-optimal for the sort of use and upgrades you're considering, you'd want a 1000W for a 14900k and a 4080.

You'd need a H150i Capellix AIO cooler, a bigger case with better airflow (5000D or similar)...and even then you might find it throttles or distorts.

The RAM is not optimal, you'd want 6000MHz+ for that CPU.

Those SSDs do not have the endurance of some others, so whilst they're fast, they may not last as long as something like the Solidigm Pro.

I know you're in love with the 14900k, but if it's for gaming you simply have to go for the gaming daddy that is the 7800x3D.
hahahaha, sorry buddy, I like only Intel...
But in general, thanks fro the advice, much appreciated!
If I am not mistaken when I checked official Intel web-site this CPU supports only up to 5600MHz on DDR5
 

SuppaSu

Member
Couple seconds ago received an email from PCSpecialist regarding my order:

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Puts me in more pressure to make amendments while it is not sent yet.
 

sck451

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hahahaha, sorry buddy, I like only Intel...
But in general, thanks fro the advice, much appreciated!
If I am not mistaken when I checked official Intel web-site this CPU supports only up to 5600MHz on DDR5
You are misunderstanding what that means. DDR5-5600 is technically the limit beyond which you are overclocking, but overclocking with XMP is the intended use of that memory. Intel easily supports 6000MHz or more.

As to the rest of the PC, I'd echo what others have said. You are in line for a thermal nightmare. I'd strongly, strongly recommend opting for a far, far better cooler while you still can.

I think being a fan of a corporation is a pretty bad way to choose computer components, but that's up to you. But that cooler is comically insufficient for that CPU.
 

SuppaSu

Member
You are misunderstanding what that means. DDR5-5600 is technically the limit beyond which you are overclocking, but overclocking with XMP is the intended use of that memory. Intel easily supports 6000MHz or more.

As to the rest of the PC, I'd echo what others have said. You are in line for a thermal nightmare. I'd strongly, strongly recommend opting for a far, far better cooler while you still can.

I think being a fan of a corporation is a pretty bad way to choose computer components, but that's up to you. But that cooler is comically insufficient for that CPU.
thanks for the advice mate!

Do you think

Corsair Hydro Series H100x High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler​

Will be sufficient for that setup?
 

TonyCarter

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
thanks for the advice mate!

Do you think

Corsair Hydro Series H100x High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler​

Will be sufficient for that setup?
No. You'd want a H115i or H150i ideally (the 'x' range is the slightly older model IIRC).

I'd contact PCS and get them to put a hold on the build, as you may find an appropriate cooler will not fit a small case...and that the PSU trips the first time you play a resource-heavy game.
 

TonyCarter

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Thanks, I will update it right now.
Regarding the PSU, can I keep it for now? When I update the GPU I will update the PSU as well.
Replacing the PSU requires a full rebuild of the PC, as every cable will need to be disconnected and reconnected...and if you went for a different model/brand you'd have to do that anyway, as the cable sets are not compatible.

Personally, it's about the only thing I'm not comfortable doing on my own machine as I hate cabling!
 

SuppaSu

Member
Hey guys, quick update.
In my build I have:
ASUS® ROG STRIX Z790-F GAMING WIFI I (LGA1700, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, Wi-Fi 6E) - version one

I just checked they added a new version of the same motherboard that was released a month ago, which is:

ASUS® ROG STRIX Z790-F GAMING WIFI II (LGA1700, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, Wi-Fi 7) - version two

I can pay only £20 to amend the order but that will drastically delay the order. What's your bet, what would you do considering I am using the last gen Intel Core i9-14900k?
 

TonyCarter

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
If the only difference is the newer wifi, then it's your choice whether the delay/cost is worth it (especially if you don't have anything else that supports wifi7).
 

SuppaSu

Member
Case
PCS PRISM TG WHITE ARGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Eight Core CPU (4.2GHz-5.0GHz/104MB w/3D V-CACHE/AM5)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B650-PLUS WIFI (AM5, DDR5, PCIe 4.0, Wi-Fi 6)
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 5600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB ASUS TUF GEFORCE RTX 4070 OC EDITION - HDMI, DP
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB SAMSUNG 990 PRO M.2, PCIe 4.0 NVMe (up to 7450MB/R, 6900MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMe SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX XT RGB High Performance CPU Cooler

What do you guys think on this AMD build? Cost is £2139
 

TonyCarter

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Well, I'd probably upgrade to 6000MHz RAM, a 1000W PSU, and swap the 2nd m.2 for a Solidigm P41+ as I don't think you'll get any benefit from the super fast speeds of the 990 Pro, and will be swapping endurance for speed (that you may not notice in day-to-day usage).

Due to the efficiency of the 7800x3D, you could downgrade the AIO to the H100i Elite Capellix to give you some funds for the RAM/PSU upgrade.

I'm also not sold on the PCS cases, nor the more expensive OC Edition of a GPU for very little extra performance.
 

SpyderTracks

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The case is paramount to the build, it's nonsense that a case is just a case, as you go up in price, so the thermal design of the case increases and airflow is maximised. Therefor, the higher end components you have, the higher tier case you need.

At this level, you need to be around the £120 and above for a semi decent case, more like £200 for something fitting the build.

The PCS cases are budget cases, not suitable for this level.

I also wouldn't recommend an Asus card, it's just a waste of money for zero performance gain. Modern GPU's automatically overclock out of the box, there's literally no performance gain in overclocking anymore for gaming, maybe for rendering, but not for gaming.

If you can post the full specs including the link we can edit it.
 

SuppaSu

Member
The case is paramount to the build, it's nonsense that a case is just a case, as you go up in price, so the thermal design of the case increases and airflow is maximised. Therefor, the higher end components you have, the higher tier case you need.

At this level, you need to be around the £120 and above for a semi decent case, more like £200 for something fitting the build.

The PCS cases are budget cases, not suitable for this level.

I also wouldn't recommend an Asus card, it's just a waste of money for zero performance gain. Modern GPU's automatically overclock out of the box, there's literally no performance gain in overclocking anymore for gaming, maybe for rendering, but not for gaming.

If you can post the full specs including the link we can edit it.
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am5-pc/Jc4d8DJ74r/
 
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