Help New To Bulding!! (Cases + Motherboard Troubles)

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I'm thinking of building a gaming pc to mostly play warzone but I thought I had my build ready to buy and build but when I used part picker it says the motherboard is not compactable with the case I have chosen it says about the type c and usb header wont be useable I was wondering if anyone could help and suggest a motherboard that might work with all this please

Case - ▷ Corsair 4000X iCUE RGB Mid-Tower Gaming Case … | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard - ▷ Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) (AMD AM4… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)

And also could you give me your though on the whole build as well please

Ram - ▷ Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Black 16GB (2x8GB) … | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)
CPU Cooler - ▷ Corsair Hydro Series iCUE H100i Elite CAPELLI… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)
CPU - ▷ AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core 4.6GHz (Socket AM4… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)
Storage - ▷ Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk) adding ssd at later date as well just to get up a running first.
GPU - NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 when it come in stock again
 
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First of all that memory is rape&robbery level brand+Ridiculously Grossly Bloated (standard meaning of RGB) overpriced.
Just for perspective you can get 2x16GB kit for the same price!
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/patr...dual-channel-kit-pvs432g360c8k-my-107-pa.html
And except for CAS this would actually have faster timings for £90:
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/team...-3600mhz-dual-channel-kit-blac-my-0a3-tg.html

Ditto for fashion waterpipe cooler crazy overpriced for the CPU, basic amonut of memory, small SSD...
Such toward small end radiator isn't even match for lot cheaper top heatpipe coolers in continuous cooling per noise.
And very reasonably priced ones would likely match it in continuous cooling per noise:
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/alpenfohn-brocken-3-cpu-cooler-140mm-hs-05a-al.html
While for 5600X standard 120mm tower would be well enough.

Samsung drives are also more or less badly brand overpriced.
You can get perfectly good for gaming PC 1TB drive for less:
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/wd-b...-solid-state-drive-wds100t2b0c-hd-56l-wd.html
That space to fit more than couple big games is way more usefull than some brand sticker.


Motherboard is pretty expensive for CPU, though for Wifi boards choise is more limited.
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-...i-amd-am4-b550-atx-motherboard-mb-35b-ms.html
And only requirement for motherboard and case compatibility is case being same size standard or bigger.
(naturally case made for bigger mobos fits smaller ones but not other way)
Case connector and cables for all motherboard's headers aren't needed for it to work.
 
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I just thought I would give you a bit more info and in case you want a 2nd opinion :). I agree with everything above, especially about the cooler. The Corsair fan control is also a bit clunky. You are better off getting a cooler with fans that are controlled by the motherboard headers.

To clarify the USB compatibility, USB Gen 3.0 has been re-named USB 3.2 Gen 1 so the front panel connector on the motherboard is compatible with your chosen case. The part picker obviously just picked out differences not taking into consideration the name change.

However, if you want to put a 3080 into this, I would extend the advice above by recommending a case with a bit better air flow. I would recommend the Lian Li Liancool II Mesh. It is also a lot cheaper. The RGB fans are also compatible with the ASUS ARGB header on the motherboard so you do not need to install the corsair I-cue to run it. You will need to install the I-cue if you want to control your RAM RGB if you do opt for the Corsair Pro RGB. However, with the Aura plug in with the ICUE, you can control your RAM through the ASUS aura sync, but you do need I-Cue running in the background. The I-cue is a known resource hog so avoiding it is no bad thing if you opt for the non RGB RAM.

With the RAM, the suggestion above makes a lot of sense. However, if you look around you can get 16GB RGB at a more competitive price - if you really want the RGB.

The good thing about the chosen motherboard is that you will be able to upgrade to a Ryzen 9 in the future giving you an upgrade path for the CPU.
 
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