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Question Opinion about new build and specific Z590 motherboard for i5 11400

Perene

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I am selling my old i7 4770 and plan to get a new PC, however for the time being without a GPU.

My current monitor:

Another item I am not selling, so I need a case with a 5.25 bay:
Blu-ray drive: LG GGW-H20L

About the need for such cases:


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I would like some input about the cooler, case, RAM, and if this motherboard would be overkill.

Note: About the case, I don't like the ones with lots of lights. If it were possible I would kill ALL lights in my bedroom.

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CPU: i5 11400;

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MSI - Z590A-PRO

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RAM: 16 GB x 2
BL32G32C16U4B

Full specs:

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Cooler:
Noctua NH-L9x65

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Case:
Corsair Carbide 200R.

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SSD Kingston - 2 TB
SNVS/2000G
NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4

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PSU

Corsair - 650W
80 Plus Gold
Semi Modular
TX650M CP-9020132


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And that's it.
 

Ken g6

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It may be two weeks too late, but I'm confused by your CPU and cooler choices. Practically any case with a 5.25" drive can fit a tower cooler. Blowing hot air toward an outlet is always better than just blowing it around the case. Do you have some reason you want the 11400 instead of the faster, cheaper, and better-graphics-equipped 11600K? Do you have some kind of thermal limitation? You can always underclock the 11600K if you need to. Or what about an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G?
 

Perene

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It may be two weeks too late, but I'm confused by your CPU and cooler choices. Practically any case with a 5.25" drive can fit a tower cooler. Blowing hot air toward an outlet is always better than just blowing it around the case. Do you have some reason you want the 11400 instead of the faster, cheaper, and better-graphics-equipped 11600K? Do you have some kind of thermal limitation? You can always underclock the 11600K if you need to. Or what about an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G?
The case will need to fit the Blu-ray drive, the cooler is not why I mentioned the Carbide one. About the CPU, do you think it's a good idea to get any of them with a "K", considering they seem to waste 2x more energy?


Right now for this reason this is the worst thing I could do:
 

Ken g6

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OK, so you're in Brazil and you want to save power. What do you want your computer to do for you? Not much gaming, I assume?

If you want to save peak power, AMD would be better:

 

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