Looking for feedback about this AM5 configuration!

edited June 2023 in Help Choosing Parts

Hi folks! Probably not an ideal starting configuration but looking for feedback to help push it in a reasonable direction. This will be used primarily as a gaming computer, I'd like to prioritize performance without sacrificing on cooling efficiency and without having incredibly loud fan noise; but I'm not super confident in my ability to do maintenance on a water cooled system at this point. I decided to go with AMD for the AM5 socket/platform (this is me foolishly trying to futureproof this build) and the 3D VCache (I'm not too concerned about drawbacks in productivity performance). My big points of question are the motherboard, case, and power supply. I know the power supply is overspecced, but I'd like some headroom and room to upgrade (though please let me know if this is overly cautious). In regards to motherboard and case, I went with a combination that seemed reasonable without being too limiting, but I'll admit ignorance in the fine art of case selection and its effects on performance and fan noise. 

Thank you in advance for any and all advice!


CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Raphael AM5 4.7GHz 12-Core Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included ($407.98 EACH)

Motherboard: (1) Gigabyte B650 AORUS Elite AX AMD AM5 ATX Motherboard ($219.99 EACH)

RAM: (1) Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR5-4800 PC5-38400 CL40 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CT2K8G48C40U5 - Black ($44.99 EACH)

Case: (1) Corsair 5000D Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Computer Case - Black ($154.99 EACH)

Power Supply: (1) Corsair RM850e 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($129.99 EACH)

Video Card: (1) Sapphire Technology AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Pulse Overclocked Triple Fan 20GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card ($799.99 EACH)

M.2 / NVMe SSD: (1) Crucial P5 Plus 2TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Interface Internal Solid State Drive ($122.99 EACH)

Heatsink: (1) DeepCool AK500 ZERO DARK High-Performance CPU Cooler ($54.99 EACH)

Thermal Compound: (1) Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Grease - 1g ($11.99 EACH)

Operating System: (1) Microsoft Windows 11 Home 64-Bit FPP USB - English ($139.99 EACH)

Case Fans: (1) Cooler Master SickleFlow Rifle Bearing 120mm Case Fan ($19.99 EACH)

Total: $2,107.88


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