Build Advice $3500 Game Dev Build

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Approximate Purchase Date:
next week

Budget Range:
$3,500.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Game Dev, Gaming

Are you buying a monitor:
No

Parts to Upgrade:
none / new build

Do you need to buy OS:
Yes, Windows11 Pro

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Amazon / Newegg

Location:
OKC, OK

Parts Preferences:
Intel i9, 3090Ti, 64G RAM minimum (128G prefered), Full Tower (lots of space, lots of air movement)

Overclocking:
No

SLI or Crossfire:
No

Your Monitor Resolution:
4k

Additional Comments:
Unity, Blender, Marmoset Toolbag 4, Krita, Visual Studio, Material Maker, Unreal 5, Warhammer III, The Witcher III, GTA 5

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:
Video Card prices have come down

Example:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KLzJgb
 
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With that desired parts list, not much to change.

The CPU cooler is way under specced, nor is there any reason for a $99 Evo 212...no where near that price usually. Swapped for a NH-D15. There are cheaper motherboards, but the original choice is also fine.

Swapped the SSD to a PCIe 4.0 device, won't make a huge difference, but at least you will have the performance if it ever becomes necessary.

You will probably want to add some additional case fans.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: *Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor ($549.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black 82.51 CFM CPU Cooler ($99.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6E ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: *G.Skill Ripjaws V 128 GB (4 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($439.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: *Western Digital Black 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($112.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: *MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($1429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: *Corsair HX1000 Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($249.27 @ Amazon)
Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 11 Pro OEM 64-bit ($139.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $3597.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-07-29 10:28 EDT-0400
 
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Updated with suggestions:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vXjwyK

I drop'd the 4TB spinning disk. I have a SSD I can use already.
I drop'd the 128GB RAM to 64GB's. I have never actually used anywhere close to 64 anyway. I just thought 128 would be cool.
I added a few other extra's that I'll probably need.
I added some fans as well.
 

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