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Build-in-Progress - Help me fill the gaps?

sdtum21

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So originally I was going to just upgrade my current computer with a few new parts, but over time my ambitions got the better of me and now I've decided that I'm just going to build an entirely new rig from scratch. For the most part I know which parts I want for everything, but the two big ones that elude me are the case and the motherboard.

Now whilst I know bits and bobs about computer components, I'm far from an expert, and motherboards are the big black spot in my knowledge. I don't know what I should be looking for as far as features and compatibility are concerned. I was hoping that maybe the community here could help me pick one based on the other components I intend to use.

I'm also hoping you guys would be willing to help me pick a case too. The main requirements I have for it are a) that it's matte black (I hate glossy stuff), b) that it has a window on the side, as a few of the components I have/will be getting have RGB lighting so I figure I may as well take advantage of it, and c) quite simply that it's appropriate for all the components that will be inside it.

So here's a list of what I have so far:

CPU: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/inte...-processor-retail-1yr-warranty-cp-67a-in.html
RAM: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N21CRYR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
SSD: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078WRSSVT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Also https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cors...d-state-drive-cssd-f480gbmp510-hd-064-cs.html
GPU: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus...ddr6-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-427-as.html

For cooling I have my eye on this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Pl...sair+H115i+RGB+Platinum&qid=1575339677&sr=8-3

I also need a blu-ray drive and a PSU, although I can no doubt find those myself. If anyone could tell me how powerful a PSU I'll need for all this though then that'd be great, :p

When it comes to any suggestions anyone might have, know that money is not an issue. If your primary suggestion is something absolutely top-of-the-line then go for it! Hopefully the GPU is enough of a sign that I wanna' go all-out with this build, :cool:

Thanks in advance for any help anyone might provide. I just don't wanna' make a balls of this as I'm super hype for it, :cry:
 
I guess I should note that those first five links are items I have already purchased. I'm looking for a motherboard and case that will go together with all of that + the liquid cooler I linked (which I haven't yet bought but would like to).
 
Chose a case made by Riotoro because I wanted to try something different and I liked how open it was, lots of cooling. Installed a 240mm liquid cooler in the front with fans blowing into the case. Mostly like the case but it has only two 3.5 inch HDD mounts. Has three mounts for SSD's and then the chosen motherboard has two ports for 2280 SSD's. Found that was enough. Only other issue with the case is, due to all the cooling, the case felt a bit flimsy because of all the holes in the case panels. The other issue was needing slim top fans to have enough clearance for the RAM.

Most important thing in case selection is making sure there is enough room for liquid cooler and fans and having enough mount locations for HHD's you want to install.
 
I guess I should note that those first five links are items I have already purchased. I'm looking for a motherboard and case that will go together with all of that + the liquid cooler I linked (which I haven't yet bought but would like to).
The liquid cooler is rather expensive if you buy the one with the multicolored LEDs. They make a version with no LEDs on the fans that is about $50 CDN less. How that translates to British pounds, I can't remember, but it should be a significant savings.
 
Hey, I was looking around for computer cases just recently and I found this article that gives an overview
about computer cases for gaming. Since I'm also no expert for building computers I found it really useful.
Maybe it can help you too -> https://www.technikhiwi.de/gaming-pc-gehaeuse-test/
It is in German but you can easily translate it with the browser tool.
 
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