Build Advice £4k Budget Gaming and Workstation Build Advice


Jan 20, 2013
So I'm planning on replacing my 7 year old system (i5 4670k, 1060, 16gb ddr3), the new system is going to be both a 3D Design and Programming workstation as well as a 1440p gaming system. I'm still undecided about Intel vs AMD but I'm leaning towards an i9 over a Ryzen CPU.

I've not been keeping up to date with the current hardware gen but I am aware that Nvidia just released its new generation of GPUs so I'm going to wait a month or so and buy the build when they become available

If anyone has any suggestions for the build I've come up with I'd love to hear them, thanks in advance.

PCPartPicker Part List:

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor (£551.51 @
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£134.29 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 VISION G ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£200.71 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£254.77 @ Newegg UK)
GPU: NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3090 Founders Edition (£1399.00)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket Q 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£219.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT H510 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case (£149.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£157.40 @ Alza)
Total: £3067.66


Did you purchase the GPU? I'd ask you to wait and see what the reviewers have to say about it(as the final nail in the coffin).I'd get something reliable in the SSD department, like a Samsung 970 Evo Plus or something from Crucial. The reason I'm casting doubt on the GPU is due to the fact that the RTX3090 is the hottest of the cards out there and it's(the FE) connectors are proprietary. Perhaps look at higher frequency rams or more ram with lower speeds.

You are also short on the cooling end. I'd get a 360mm AIO at the very least.


Nov 24, 2019
For workstation and gaming rig the 3900x and an x570 board will be better than the 10900k. 10900k is better for gaming yes but not by a huge amount and since youll be playing at 1440p you’ll likely notice no difference unless you really, really try. And of course the 3900x should beat the 10900k in workstation tasks.

Also be aware the H510 elite, although looking fine as hell, has pretty poor airflow. A better cooler as Lutfij suggested could be the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 mm aio. Very solid and well rated by gamers nexus. Although if you REALLY prefer aesthetics over performance, your aio and case should be good enough