Build Advice Build Advice / Check


Oct 22, 2016

Anyone willing to check this build for issues with compatibility, value etc.. Recommendations would be useful.

Budget is around $2 - 2.5k and this system will be primarily used for games aiming for graphics / high performance. I've not included a monitor for now but will be picking up a 4k set soon.
Will also be using it for audio / visual software and graphic development programs.

Few additional (stupid) questions: Do i need the wifi card to connect to wifi or does the motherboard come with wifi capabilities? Are the 2 additional case fans along with the 2 that comes with the case and the cpu cooling system necessary? Am i over / under reaching with some parts or am i being sensible and future proofing? Is the 2GB SSD fine or should i combine e.g 500GB SSD and a 1.5GB HDD?

Also to note: I've been using Macs and IOS almost exclusively for the last 10 years, is there anything i should know about the windows operating system specifically. i.e is it beneficial to partition the hard drives for use of different programs? How does 32 - 64bit affect most programs on the OS?


MSI Sekira 100R = $90 (man....I LOVE THAT CASE)

Just buy a mobo with onboard wifi instead of spending on a wifi card.

2x32GB RAM instead.

Here's the rest (that case isn't on PCPP yet)
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-10850K 3.6 GHz 10-Core Processor ($429.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: MSI MAG CORE LIQUID 240R 78.73 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB Founders Edition Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Corsair)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1439.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-25 12:17 EST-0500
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