Checking on cooling and ease of RGB config

Martinr36

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If there is a space issue, how would PCS handle it? How does PCs handle similar snags?
Due to me having RGB memory, I had a similar thing that the cooler couldn't go on the roof in my CORSAIR iCUE 465X, so PCS put it in the front behind the 3 front case fans, so the rad was sandwiched between the front case fans, and the cooler fans, so purely for looks, I removed the cooler fans from the rad and put them up in the roof, and left the rad behind the front case fans as can be seen here:

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Famicus

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After my last thread I went back and came up with this:

Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERCASE H500M GAMING CASE
(Front PSU shrowd and HDD casing removed, and glass front removed for mesh)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.8GHz/70MB CACHE/AM4)
or
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
(Primary purpose for the machine is high-end gamin with possible streaming in the future)
Motherboard
GIGABYTE X570S AORUS PRO AX: ATX (USB 3.2 Gen 1, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX, WI-FI) - ARGB Ready!
(main draws were USB-C, WiFi, Q FLash, and integrated graphics for troubleshooting)
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
(is it better to go 4 sticks? PCS doesn't offer 4 @ 3600MHz)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 - HDMI, DP, LHR
(I want 4k optional for the future)
Graphics Card Support Bracket
PCS ARGB GRAPHICS CARD SUPPORT BRACKET
(Case already has a built-in GPU support bracket. This will probably be removed unless the RGB does look nice)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 530 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 7300MB/R, 6000MB/W)
(debating an extra 2.5 @ 2TB)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Braided Power Supply Cables
CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved PSU Cable Kit Pro - Black
Processor Cooling
CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display RGB CPU Cooler
(really hoping this can be fully top-mounted, but I am concerned about the clearance. debating the H100i instead)
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
2 PORT (1 x TYPE A, 1 x TYPE C) USB 3.1 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
(I hear Pro really doesn't have anything over the Home version in 11)

Display will be neo g9.

My desk is 60".

<3
 

IRLRobinS

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No, would need to have a G on the end of CPU name to support graphics. If your focus is going to be gaming, I'd go for the 5800X3D, it's the strongest AMD CPU for gaming right now. 5900X would be a better option if you were doing a combination of Gaming and creative work.
 

Selco123

Member
4k ultrawide doest exist yet.

It's 1440 ultrawide or superwide.

So that's 3440x1440 or 5120x1440

The G9 is usually around the £1000 mark

Is this right ?What are '5K2K' monitors then?
e.g.
LG 34WK95U on amazon

This is 21:9 ratio at 5120 x2160 pixels.
There are lots of other hits for 5K2K out there. Not sure of the refresh rate though. Think it might only be 60Hz.
Apologies if I've go the wrong end of the stick - I've been reading myself in to this on and off all day from a position of ignorance this morning.
 

SpyderTracks

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Is this right ?What are '5K2K' monitors then?
e.g.
LG 34WK95U on amazon

This is 21:9 ratio at 5120 x2160 pixels.
There are lots of other hits for 5K2K out there. Not sure of the refresh rate though. Think it might only be 60Hz.
Apologies if I've go the wrong end of the stick - I've been reading myself in to this on and off all day from a position of ignorance this morning.
5k2k is exactly as it says. 5k across the horizontal, 2k vertical. That's superwide 5120x1440
 

MrWilson

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5k2k is exactly as it says. 5k across the horizontal, 2k vertical. That's superwide 5120x1440
Looking at his link, it does look like 4K Ultrawide is a thing. Monitor linked is a 27inch 4K Monitor stretched to a 16:9 resolution. It is only 60hz though, so not intended for gaming.
The new Samsung G7 Neo might be an option for you, with a 32 inch 4K QLED panel, but I would hold judgment until we get some third party reviews and see where it lands price wise.
 

SpyderTracks

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Looking at his link, it does look like 4K Ultrawide is a thing. Monitor linked is a 27inch 4K Monitor stretched to a 16:9 resolution. It is only 60hz though, so not intended for gaming.
The new Samsung G7 Neo might be an option for you, with a 32 inch 4K QLED panel, but I would hold judgment until we get some third party reviews and see where it lands price wise.
Do you mean the G8 Neo? 4k 240hz?

I was purely referring to gaming capability

8k screens are now in existence and even 10k but not for gaming purposes
 

MrWilson

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Do you mean the G8 Neo? 4k 240hz?

I was purely referring to gaming capability

8k screens are now in existence and even 10k but not for gaming purposes
There’s the G7 Neo and G4 Neo as well. G7 is 4k165hz and G4 is 1080p240hz.

But 100% agree, there are lots of resolutions on the market but a far smaller selection suited for gaming 🙂
 

SpyderTracks

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There’s the G7 Neo and G4 Neo as well. G7 is 4k165hz and G4 is 1080p240hz.

But 100% agree, there are lots of resolutions on the market but a far smaller selection suited for gaming 🙂
I had no idea they were doing a G7 Neo, that's really cool and a very sensible area of the segment to fill. The G8 was too far a leap in specs terms.
 
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Famicus

Active member
What components are the main contributors to wattage load? What’s the ideal sweet spot when speccing a power supply?
 

Famicus

Active member
GPU prices have lowered a bit I think. This is what I’m going with in September, except the mobo is just a fill in since the board I want will be restocked mid-Sept.

Main wonder here- is a 3090 worth it at all, or should I be perfectly fine on a 3080ti. Display will be aw3423dw. It’d be cool to see 4K down the road.

Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Eight Core CPU (3.4GHz-4.5GHz/100MB CACHE/AM4)

Motherboard
ASUS® CROSSHAIR VIII HERO WIFI (DDR4, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX/SLI) - RGB Ready!

Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)

Graphics Card
24GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3090 - HDMI, DP

1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)

2nd M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 530 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 7300MB/R, 6000MB/W)

Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Braided Power Supply Cables
CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved PSU Cable Kit Pro - Black

Processor Cooling
CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display RGB CPU Cooler

Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
 
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