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Help with building a mATX, Photo editing system (RX 5700 XT already included)


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Dec 3, 2020
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Trying to build a system mainly for Photo editing work.
This will be my first build.
Only component that I already have, because I couldn't pass on the deal (and I enjoy gaming as well :oops: ) is a Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming 8GB OC.

Three main conditions for this build are:

- the budget
Just recently moved to France and realized computer parts are not cheap around here.
I have around 1000 euros max to spend in all parts, except GPU - as said before, already have that.
After a lot of prices research, I found that most, if not all parts, will be purchased at amazon.fr

- has to be a Micro ATX build
Cant have the case on the floor. And I don't want a massive ATX case on top of the desk.

- 32GB of RAM
Working mostly with Lightroom and Photoshop.

Here's what I was going for, so far:

CPU - AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard - ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) (160 euros)
GPU (already owned) - Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming 8GB OC
RAM - 32gb (2x16) couldn't pick one
SSD - Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 (1TB) (150 euros)
PSU - Sharkoon WPM Gold Zero 750 W (semi modular) (90 euros)
COOLING - no idea
CASE - Thermaltake s100 TG Micro Noir (not sure about airflow capability)

Having said that.
I'm mostly having trouble picking the better RAM to go with it, and also case and cooling.
I am aware that a mATX is not ideal for this GPU :rolleyes:, so I'm hoping there is a cool enough case with great enough airflow out there.
Hope you guys can recommend some kind of magic box that can handle it.
Also, I want to add that I'm not worried with aesthetics inside the case. Don't care for RGB or any colors matching, PSU cables, etc.
Hope I'm not forgetting anything..

Will appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.