Question Anything wrong with this build?

allen476

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With Windows 11 on the horizon and my Linux computer about to die, I think it is time to upgrade. My primary use is for 3d design and for other graphics applications along with music studio applications as well. I'm not much of a PC gamer except for Microsoft Flight Simulator. My components I have selected so far...........

Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws V 4 modules for a total of 64GB of RAM
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232928?quicklink=true

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Pro AX
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08W9RG6K5/ref=crt_ewc_title_srh_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

CPU - Intel i7-11700K Rocket Lake
https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-11700k-core-i7-11th-gen/p/N82E16819118233?Description=intel i7&cm_re=intel_i7-_-19-118-233-_-Product&quicklink=true

I've already ordered the CPU. I don't really need the i9 processor.

The rest of the components that are being reused are.........
m.2 Crucial 256gb SSD
m.2 Adata 512gb SSD
Corsair case that is less than 4 months old, same with all fans.
The CPU cooler is a Corsair H150i 240mm liquid cooler. Again less than 4 months old.
The GPU is a MSI GTX1050 (Don't burn me too bad about my decisions 6 years ago)
Power supply is a Corsair 850M

The motherboard I choose as it has 2 CPU m.2 slots. From what I have read, it would be preferred to have the m.2 drives on the CPU instead of the chipset. Unless I am reading wrong. Some of the features I would use better than some other motherboards.

The GPU will be upgraded around December. I'm looking at a 3060ti. Latest it would be is January.

Am I wrong about the m.2 drives? Would a bottleneck happen because of a lack of RAM? I might add a 4tb HDD for storage. Would that create any issues?

OS is Windows 10/11 I have no choice on that as 2 programs I use are not available in Linux, Win or Mac only.
 
With Windows 11 on the horizon and my Linux computer about to die, I think it is time to upgrade. My primary use is for 3d design and for other graphics applications along with music studio applications as well. I'm not much of a PC gamer except for Microsoft Flight Simulator. My components I have selected so far...........

Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws V 4 modules for a total of 64GB of RAM
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232928?quicklink=true

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Pro AX
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08W9RG6K5/ref=crt_ewc_title_srh_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

CPU - Intel i7-11700K Rocket Lake
https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-11700k-core-i7-11th-gen/p/N82E16819118233?Description=intel i7&cm_re=intel_i7--19-118-233--Product&quicklink=true

I've already ordered the CPU. I don't really need the i9 processor.

The rest of the components that are being reused are.........
m.2 Crucial 256gb SSD
m.2 Adata 512gb SSD
Corsair case that is less than 4 months old, same with all fans.
The CPU cooler is a Corsair H150i 240mm liquid cooler. Again less than 4 months old.
The GPU is a MSI GTX1050 (Don't burn me too bad about my decisions 6 years ago)
Power supply is a Corsair 850M

The motherboard I choose as it has 2 CPU m.2 slots. From what I have read, it would be preferred to have the m.2 drives on the CPU instead of the chipset. Unless I am reading wrong. Some of the features I would use better than some other motherboards.
also you might want to repaste the cpu cooler, use gelid gc extreme, it performed as the same as kryonaut and kpx and durable as mx4.

The GPU will be upgraded around December. I'm looking at a 3060ti. Latest it would be is January.

Am I wrong about the m.2 drives? Would a bottleneck happen because of a lack of RAM? I might add a 4tb HDD for storage. Would that create any issues?

OS is Windows 10/11 I have no choice on that as 2 programs I use are not available in Linux, Win or Mac only.
everything is good. just make sure to update the bios to the latest before reinstalling windows and set the xmp after bios update.
The ram is a pretty much alot.
 
The PCIEX16 slot shares bandwidth with the M2B_CPU and M2C_CPU connectors.
* The PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode when a device is installed in the M2B_CPU or M2C_CPU connector.


2 of the M2 slots share bandwidth with PCIe x 16 slot. Its better to get one big NVME drive and make partitions on it than to get separate smaller drives. A bigger drive has faster read/write speeds and performs faster due to bigger cache.
 
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allen476

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The PCIEX16 slot shares bandwidth with the M2B_CPU and M2C_CPU connectors.
* The PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode when a device is installed in the M2B_CPU or M2C_CPU connector.


2 of the M2 slots share bandwidth with PCIe x 16 slot. Its better to get one big NVME drive and make partitions on it than to get separate smaller drives. A bigger drive has faster read/write speeds and performs faster due to bigger cache.
Thanks. That makes sense. I think I'll use the 512gb m.2 for windows and then use a 4tb on a nas for storage. I have a ton of 4tb drives I can use.
 

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Just an update......

I built it as planned. Works really well together too. 64gb of ram with the i7 moves right along. The only thing I did was try to track down a 3060 TI or just a 3060 and that was a nightmare. I found a Radeon RX5500XT 8g video card used that I got for a semi decent price. That will have to hold me over until things comeback to normal. I also found a Crucial 250GB SSD that I installed to sort things on to and use (eventually) for email storage and storing 3d designs on. I only had to make one change to the bios (thanks to Koekieezz for reminding me about the bios. Turned out that it was a major update and would have affected the install of Windows and my one SSD).

I had a GA-Z270X-GAMING-K7 Mobo with an i5-6600k and 32gb of ram. When I put it together 5 years ago, it was rough getting everything to work together. This only took me an hour from first power up to Windows installed with internet working. I can't believe that I didn't have any conflicts with hardware. That never happens to me. I am just finishing up with customizing the Start menu and I have 2 more programs to install.

I want to thank everyone again....
 

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