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  1. I've tinkered with PC's in the past, but this is the very first time I start from scratch. Goals: Keep It Simple Stupid!, upgradability, keeping my 2 HDMI panels + option to add 1 later, reduce noise without compromising airflow, performance/power-efficiency/price. Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Black PSU: CoolerMaster MWE Gold 550 Full Modular Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro Wifi CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU-cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth GPU: Gigabyte GTX1650 Mini OC 4G RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3600 2x8GB M.2 SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB The Core V1 combined with a fully modular 550W PSU ensures easy building and future upgradability. The large and slow 200mm intake fan is also a great start at creating good airflow without introducing a lot of noise. I considered the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G APU, however I believe more cores are the future and the price made stepping up to Ryzen 5 2600 + discrete graphics obvious. Simple doesn't mean compromise nowadays, so I decided to use the best PCIe3 M.2 drive on the market and 16GB of DDR-3600 memory for a fast and snappy system. Unfortunately a beginners mistake couldn't be entirely avoided... I simply selected the cheapest graphics card that provides me with 2 HDMI + 1 DP output. Low power consumption and no extra connection made it seem ideal. Little did I know its single revvy 80mm fan always spins at a minimum of 35% no matter the set fan curve, singlehandedly making the system loud and whiny. DO NOT BUY! In hindsight I could have spent just a little more on a good RX580 card... I have an idea how to make this build a bit more unique, ànd muffle the GPU-noise without choking, but that's for later.
  2. No, this is a miniITX case, your motherboard is microATX. If you like the design of the Core V1 but insist on a microATX board, you could check out the Core V21. I'm checking in here because I have a selection of parts for my new system coming in soon, including a Core V1. Seeing all these modded V1s is very inspiring, but I'll start with just building a normal system in it.
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