New Gaming/Streaming PC Proposed Build - Advice Needed :)

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Hello All,

I will keep this brief, I am looking to build a new Gaming/Streaming PC and would like to enlist the OcUK Hive Mind for any advice, support or potential issues with this build. Please see below for the proposed spec.

* Lian Li Lancool II RGB Mesh Black
* AMD Ryzen 9 5900x
* ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi)
* Nvidia RTX 3080 - Have not selected specific card yet
* G.Skill Trident RGB 32GB (2x16GB) CL14 RAM
* WD Black SN750 2TB M.2 NvME SSD
* Samsung 860 EVO SATA 2TD 2.5" SSD
* Corsair RM850x Modular PSU
* Lian Li BR120 120MM Fans (3 Pack)
* Lian Li Galahad AIO 240mm (Case can only fit 240mm AIO)
* Dell S2721DGF Quad HD Monitor 27"

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and welcome any and all critical feedback on this! Thanks all :)
 
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I just got the G34WQC-EK to replace my broken S2716DG.

Wouldn't ever go dell again.

Why not go WQHD? Eh?!
 
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Hello All,

I will keep this brief, I am looking to build a new Gaming/Streaming PC and would like to enlist the OcUK Hive Mind for any advice, support or potential issues with this build. Please see below for the proposed spec.

* Lian Li Lancool II RGB Mesh Black
* AMD Ryzen 9 5900x
* ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi)
* Nvidia RTX 3080 - Have not selected specific card yet
* G.Skill Trident RGB 32GB (2x16GB) CL14 RAM
* WD Black SN750 2TB M.2 NvME SSD
* Samsung 860 EVO SATA 2TD 2.5" SSD
* Corsair RM850x Modular PSU
* Lian Li BR120 120MM Fans (3 Pack)
* Lian Li Galahad AIO 240mm (Case can only fit 240mm AIO)
* Dell S2721DGF Quad HD Monitor 27"

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and welcome any and all critical feedback on this! Thanks all :)


Check out the Crosshair Dark Hero as an alternative if you are spending £350+ on a board. Not sure what availability is like (Some people have it) but it looks a lot nicer imo and it drops the chipset fan.

https://rog.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-Crosshair/ROG-Crosshair-VIII-Dark-Hero-Model/


The SSD's you have are good, but probably more expensive than other alternatives. So for example, the Adata SX8200 Pro 2TB would be a good alternative to the SN750 and the Crucial MX500 2TB instead of the 860 EVO.

The cooler is ok if you are wanting RGB.

Not sure about the monitor, but I would look at reviews on sites like Displayninja, rtings and tftcentral.

https://www.displayninja.com/
https://www.rtings.com/
https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/
 
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Hey all!

Thank you for your responses. I have adjusted the MOBO to the Crosshair VIII Dark. Thank you for this advice :)

I have since changed the SSD's to the SN850 due to the higher speeds. I have also changed the AIO for a NZXT Z73 for the small screen & system info that can be viewed on it as it will support my use case for the PC and looks good too.

I have also swapped out the monitor for a Samsung Odyssey G7 32" monitor for the refresh rate, response time and size of display. The ROI and price to performance are really good and I am happy to spend the money on a better monitor due to the need for the system to last 4-5 years.

Any other advice or support would be much appreciated guys :)
 
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