New PC, looking for advice

Nov 30, 2023
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Hi All,

Looking at a new PC, see below for choices so far, thoughts?

  • CPU =$485 Intel® Core™ Processor i9-14900K 8P/16 + 16E 3.20GHz [Turbo 6.0GHz] 36MB Cache LGA1700
  • Mobo =$220 ASUS PRIME Z790-P WIFI D5 DDR5 ATX w/ Wi-Fi 6, 2.5GbT LAN, (4)PCIe x16,(1)PCIe x1, (3)M.2, (4)SATA
  • PSU = $190 Corsair RM1000x (2021) Fully Modular ATX Power Supply - 80 PLUS Gold - Low-Noise Fan - Zero RPM
  • GPU = $1200 MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 4080 16GB GDRR6X 256-Bit HDMI/DP Nvlink Tri-Frozr 3 Ada Lovelace Architecture Graphics Card (RTX 4080 16GB Ventus 3X OC)
  • Case = $150 LIAN LI PC-O11 Dynamic EVO XL Full-Tower Dual chamber Gaming Case Seamless View Tempered glass on the front & side [No Fan] (Black Color)
  • Cooling = $160 Corsair iCUE H115i RGB Elite Liquid CPU Cooler
  • RAM = $127 G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB Series (Intel XMP 3.0) DDR5 RAM 32GB (2x16GB) 7200MT/s CL34-45-45-115 1.40V Desktop Computer Memory UDIMM
  • SSD Boot HD = $90 ADATA 2TB SSD Legend 850 LITE, NVMe PCIe Gen4 x 4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive, Speed up to 5,000MB/s

Some questions:
1. Been awhile since I updated a PC, not familiar with liquid cooling, any advice or recommendations or things to watch for in general? Plan to watch some youtube install vids first…
2. Looking for really quiet fans, any suggestions or do you think the above will be pretty quiet?
3. I want to somewhat future proof this and be able to plug in a RTX 5090 or even 6090, should I go to 1200W PSU, anything else look like it could be a problem for next gen GPUs?

Using the following for benchmarks,
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I always found corsair fans to be loud, and I had both maglev and regular airflow ones.
Get alpenfohn wingboost fans if you can (I think that company is EU only), they're fantastic. They do not produce much noise, and the sound profile is pleasant.

For cpu cooling. get this
those 30mm phanteks fans are the best available for radiators atm.
Or better, get the arctic liquid freezer II, get a few of those d30 phanteks ones, and use the ones that came with the cooler for push/pull.
Save some by getting a 13700kf instead of 14900k, you won't see much difference, just cool it properly.

a quality 1000w psu is all you'll ever need for a single card.
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