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Thoughts? Suggestions?

PatPatG

2 months ago

Building this for my friend. Going to wait for Black Friday /Cyber week to buy. I'm looking for thoughts and suggestions. Someone had sent me some of this list but I modified it. Does the Ryzen 9 need a different cpu cooler if NOT being overclocked. Much appreciated.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor $499.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 (2018) 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $69.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply FSP Group Hydro G 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1449.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 00:06 EST-0500

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I would suggest a 240 or 280 AIO, also an NVMe SSD as your boot drive. And maybe consider a X570 motherboard, you can get one from about $140 upwards and will allow to get more performance from your 3900X.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you recommend a motherboard and why the bigger radiator?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Whilst the official TDP of the 3900X is 105 watts, this a 12 core 24 thread processor and can use a power draw considerably higher than this figure when being worked hard, a 120mm AIO is going to be extremely hard pressed of coping with. Whereas a good 280 AIO should be good for 300+ watts true power draw. A 280mm AIO is recommended for a 9900K which is only rated at a 95 watt TDP and has fewer cores & threads.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $139.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 10:57 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How's this? (Just gonna try the stock cooler and see if I really need something different)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor $499.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1509.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 00:45 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks good!

Also, your reasoning makes sense for trying the stock cooler first as you've nothing to lose that way and can always upgrade if you need to.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello,

For running stock the Ryzen 9 3900X doesn't need a big cooler strapped on for maximum performance and it certainly doesn't require liquid cooling. You can either choose to use the supplier 'Wraith Prism' CPU cooler or recommended this aftermarket Air CPU cooler:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8GBrxr/scythe-mugen-5-rev-b-512-cfm-cpu-cooler-scmg-5100

However, if you want an overkill, and a liquid cooler for show, recommend this one.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2RdFf7/nzxt-kraken-x62-rev-2-982-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-rl-krx62-02

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply, yea I didn't think it needed a bigger liquid cooler. I assumed that the stock fan was OK but wasn't really sure as I read that the Intel I9 supposedly ran hot, didn't know if the Ryzen did as well.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The only problem with the Wraith Prism cooler is it's loud.

Going with a larger aftermarket cooler will be quieter. Larger fans spin slower...less noise, and larger radiators are more efficient.

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