[SOLVED] Build List Set, Asking For Advice/Recommendations

SillyPika

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So, I pretty much have my build list completed for the 3080 card that is coming out, and was wondering If I could get your guys' input.
Could I save money? Am I going overkill on some parts, like the motherboard?
Also I am planning on overclocking.
I was contemplating either using the Kraken X73 with x6 NZXT AER 120mm fans since they are compatible, or using a Corsair H100i AIO , but the Corsair H100i only has a 2 fan radiator.
Also Since I am using the Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic Case , I was wondering if the fans I have picked are fine or If i should go with different fans?
Should I switch to a different case? I'm pretty sure this case will fit a 3080. Also, I will mainly be using this for gaming, and general internet surfing/school.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($189.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Adorama)
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Adorama)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Corsair)
Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 52.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 52.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 52.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 52.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 52.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 52.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1457.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-06 01:57 EDT-0400
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | $393.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $159.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $299.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.95 @ Amazon
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $134.99 @ Newegg
Case | Lian Li LANCOOL II-X ATX Mid Tower Case | $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $134.99 @ Corsair
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1471.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-06 05:16 EDT-0400 |
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | $393.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $159.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $299.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.95 @ Amazon
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $134.99 @ Newegg
Case | Lian Li LANCOOL II-X ATX Mid Tower Case | $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $134.99 @ Corsair
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1471.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-06 05:16 EDT-0400 |
 
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Starting with i7 9700k at $299, that's a good one. Most cpu aio coolers are good and fitting them one inside a case like lian li pc-001 shouldn't be a problem. However, I really like the coolers from Thermaltake and it can be cheaper sometimes. The bigger the radiator the more air-flow which does make a difference when it comes to cooling. I would attempt to put my hand on corsair's 3600mhz memory, as there is no significant performance improvement but anything cheaper than a slow clocked pricey memory is advantageous.

The Corsair RMx 750 model has two 8-pin connectors which will be required for the RTX 3080 founders edition. You may have a look. I don't see getting a mechanical drive as a problem but its better you stick with M.2 nvme SSD.

Now, Ampere's founder's edition cards have a different cooling technique. Your case might not provide the optimal airflow to your card as shown by the Nvidia. Look for any good front mesh case which might fit in your budget. Make sure the top has a minimum 280mm clearance or you may have a look below to get some idea.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 240 ARGB Sync 56.45 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($189.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Lian Li Lancool II Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ Corsair)
Case Fan: Thermaltake 56.45 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($48.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1287.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-06 04:10 EDT-0400
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | $393.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $159.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $299.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.95 @ Amazon
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $134.99 @ Newegg
Case | Lian Li LANCOOL II-X ATX Mid Tower Case | $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $134.99 @ Corsair
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $16.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1471.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-06 05:16 EDT-0400 |
I really like the adjustments you made when it comes to the Processor, I have to ask why did you choose that motherboard specifically, I've also looked at the Z490 Aorus Elite AC its cheaper and also has Pcie 4.0 support, would this be a good alternative? Why or why not? or does it matter?
 
I really like the adjustments you made when it comes to the Processor, I have to ask why did you choose that motherboard specifically, I've also looked at the Z490 Aorus Elite AC its cheaper and also has Pcie 4.0 support, would this be a good alternative? Why or why not? or does it matter?
The Strix E has been one of the better all round boards of Intel since the last couple of generations, with robust VRMs and a host of other features at that price range compared to other boards. I would take it over the Aurous Elite any day...
https://nl.hardware.info/vergelijking/producten/571745-572156
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iLS3poPn8o&t=1572s
(Jump to 18:24 | Best $300 Z490 OC & Gaming Boards )

Edit: Also, on Z490 chipset, Asus boards have the best enforcement of Powel Limits.
 
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The Strix E has been one of the better all round boards of Intel since the last couple of generations, with robust VRMs and a host of other features at that price range compared to other boards. I would take it over the Aurous Elite any day...
https://nl.hardware.info/vergelijking/producten/571745-572156
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iLS3poPn8o&t=1572s
(Jump to 18:24 | Best $300 Z490 OC & Gaming Boards )

Edit: Also, on Z490 chipset, Asus boards have the best enforcement of Powel Limits.
So I’m guessing it’s not worth the trade off to get a 4.0 pci slot compatibility even though the 3000 series is going to support it?
 
So I’m guessing it’s not worth the trade off to get a 4.0 pci slot compatibility even though the 3000 series is going to support it?
If you want PCIe4 support, then you have to go AMD or wait for next gen. Intel. Not that it would make a huge difference.
Some of the Z490 boards are coming with PCIe4 support for next gen. compatibility, but if that is very significant to you, then stick to the Gigabyte. But remember, for PCIe4 to work on the board, you need a compatible CPU, which I am not so sure whether you are going to upgrade any time soon.
Also the Aurous Elite has partial PCIe4 support, not full.
 
I have a BenQ 1080P 240hz since I used to play competitvely, but I also use a 4k OLED TV to game sometimes as well.
Heres the AMD alternative with PCIe4...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $429.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $159.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $240.85 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.95 @ Amazon
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $134.99 @ Newegg
Case | Lian Li LANCOOL II-X ATX Mid Tower Case | $89.94 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $15.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $15.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $15.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | $15.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1454.65
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-08 15:44 EDT-0400 |

You can go with the 3700x/3800x as well, but this will add more longevity to the build.
 
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