Motherboard / Cooling Upgrade Check

GeaCon

Active member
Hi,

I'm about to send back my build to get a cooler and motherboard upgrade and just want to check that all my other spec is good?

Upgrades Requested

Motherboard Post thread

Motherboard - Strix X570
Processor Cooling
H115i RGB Platinum Hydro
WiFi
AX200

I will also be upgrading my GPU to an RTX 3080 next year.


Case
CORSAIR iCUE 220T RGB AIRFLOW MID TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 12 Core CPU (4.7GHz/70MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
Gigabyte X570 GAMING X: ATX (USB 3.2 Gen 1, PCIe 4.0) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
64GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER (To be upgraded in next year to an RTX 3080)
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 520 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 5000MB/R, 4400MB/W)
RAID
RAID 1 (MIRRORED VOLUME - 2 x same size & model HDD / SSD)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H80i V2 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
LED Lighting
50cm White LED Strip
Extra Case Fans
2x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Keyboard & Mouse
Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard (UK)
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
2 - 3 DAY DELIVERY TO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days
Promotional Item
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Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
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SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
We've got to literally take this from scratch:

What is the PC for?

What's your maximum budget?
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
£2800

I am happy to go with the RTX 2070 SUPER, for now, I'll upgrade that next year.
It would be literally insane to buy the 2070 super, it’s an irrelevant card that costs the same as the 3070 while being substantially less powerful. Just makes no sense to buy one now except second hand.

But we’d need to know what it’s for as well?
 

GeaCon

Active member
It would be literally insane to buy the 2070 super, it’s an irrelevant card that costs the same as the 3070 while being substantially less powerful. Just makes no sense to buy one now except second hand.

But we’d need to know what it’s for as well?
Believe me, I would prefer to get a 3080 that is what I originally ordered back in September but PSC advised me that I would be waiting months to get my build with a 3080 so I reluctantly went with the nearest GPU they had in stock a 2070 Super.
To be honest I am less than impressed with everything about PCS.
Anytime I call I have to wait an hour on hold I don't understand why they don't offer a direct customer chat service online anyways that's a separate discussion and the reason why I stated I don't mind getting a 2070 Super, for now, I can't wait indefinitely for a 3080 GPU.
To be honest I am happy with the build the only issue is I am now worried about (because of advice on this forum) is that the processor cooling is not sufficient and the motherboard will not give me maximum performance.

Anytime I email PCS with a question it takes three days to get a reply.
I starting to think I will just cancel and go elsewhere.
 

GeaCon

Active member
Motherboard: You really want the Rog Strix 570 board for that chip...it has the VRMs needed to keep things stable

Cooler: You really want either the H100i RGB Platinum Hydro cooler or the H115i variant as they are newer with better heatsinks so able to remove heat better. Given the price difference, I'd just go with the H115i. You can remove the thermal paste option though as the cooler comes with a good paste pre-applied.

Case: Given you are, eventually, planning a high-end GPU, I would go with a bigger case if possible. The iCUE, whilst decent, is on the smaller side.

As to a direct customer chat, they do have Live Chat, though I believe that it only extends to pre-sales though.
That's exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks very much!
 

GeaCon

Active member
Motherboard: You really want the Rog Strix 570 board for that chip...it has the VRMs needed to keep things stable

Cooler: You really want either the H100i RGB Platinum Hydro cooler or the H115i variant as they are newer with better heatsinks so able to remove heat better. Given the price difference, I'd just go with the H115i. You can remove the thermal paste option though as the cooler comes with a good paste pre-applied.

Case: Given you are, eventually, planning a high-end GPU, I would go with a bigger case if possible. The iCUE, whilst decent, is on the smaller side.

As to a direct customer chat, they do have Live Chat, though I believe that it only extends to pre-sales though.
I just ordered my upgrades the person I talked to was very helpful.
Fingers crossed it don't take too long to process.
 
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