First time builder

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edited February 2022 in Help Choosing Parts

Hi everyone,

I am a first time builder and have a few questions:

Here is the link to my build:

1) Will the DDR4-4000 RAM work with the motherboard?

2) GPU - I think the best bang for my buck is the 6600 XT because the 6700 XT is $300 more.

3) Cooling - I take it the included Wraith Cooler with the CUP won't be enough. I was thinking of ASUS TUF Gaming LC 240 ARGB All-in-one Liquid CPU Cooler. PCGamer gave it good ratings.

Anything else you might want to comment on?



  • TSPhillipT

    Hello @sctoo

    Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community!

    To address your questions

    1.) 4000MHz Ram will work with your motherboard, just make sure you enable DOCP in your BIOS to get those speeds as it will default to a lower speed.

    2.) The 6600XT is definitely the better bang for your bunk option between the 6600XT and the 6700XT.

    3.) The stock cooler is fine for the 5600X. It wouldn't let you overclock, but it will run it fine at stock. Adding a cooler definitely gives you some more room to overclock.

    Everything else on the build looks good to me!

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