Hello people, I'm trying to compile a list of what parts I'm going to get around the time of Black Friday deals. Since the prices of GPUs are still through the roof, I'm still going to keep my msi gtx 1080 and upgrade the Motherboard, CPU, Ram, and Case (maybe an additional SSD as well).
Now, the first big dilemma is; my room is not that spacious, plus it gets quite hot (especially with the heatwave we currently have) in the summer. So, I was considering building in this case specifically: https://www.thermaltake.com/the-tower-100-mini-chassis.html
Alternatively, if I go for a mid tower, I was considering one of the Fractal Meshify versions: https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/meshify/
Obviously, if I go with something like that, the motherboard, cooling and perhaps even my current PSU need to be taken into consideration due to size limitation. For CPU I am heavily leaning for AMD as they been going strong lately. This obviously means I need to find a motherboard that caters to that processor. I'm still unsure whether its worth going for Ryzen 9 over 7 for gaming.
For cpu cooling, I'm still debating whether I should go for water cooling or good ole reliable noctua (it fits I checked on youtube). On one hand, water cooling scares me a little, but I can't deny its effectiveness. On the other hand, I saw some comparisons of air cooling like noctua reaching or surpassing water cooling options.
Lastly, for ram, I'll probably go for 32 GB and not more. I see no point in going higher than that.
That should be all. As far as pricing goes, I don't really have a cap. However, aside from the CPU and its cooling the rest shouldn't be that much expensive. I'm from Europe, but since I'm making this list for the future, I'm mainly looking for suggestions on 1) mini tower vs mid tower and 2) what motherboard to buy for AMD and be future proof. If you require additional information, I'll add more.