Build Advice Building a PC for 3D Modeling and Gaming

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Hey everyone! I'm new to the field, and am interested in building my first PC. I intend to use it for light gaming (including VR), some coding, and I'd also like to get into 3D modeling/rendering. After doing some research, I constructed this build:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/m6hzgb

Right now I'm mainly struggling with choosing a motherboard since there aren't that many reviews on AM5 mobos. I also haven't decided on a GPU, but I'd like to stick to EVGA and am considering one of the 3070s (possibly a used 3080).

Any critique would be appreciated!
 
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It's a nice build, your right there arn't many reviews on the boards right now. However based on the previous generations, I would just assume an Asus Strix is a good board, I wouldn't have any concerns about buying blind. If it were me I'd gravitate towards the Strix stuff anyway simply because I prefer the look of it.
 
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Hey everyone! I'm new to the field, and am interested in building my first PC. I intend to use it for light gaming (including VR), some coding, and I'd also like to get into 3D modeling/rendering. After doing some research, I constructed this build:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/m6hzgb

Right now I'm mainly struggling with choosing a motherboard since there aren't that many reviews on AM5 mobos. I also haven't decided on a GPU, but I'd like to stick to EVGA and am considering one of the 3070s (possibly a used 3080).

Any critique would be appreciated!
It just don't look like your getting as much as you could for the money.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-13700K 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor | $419.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $179.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | $298.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4000 CL18 Memory | $100.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive | $97.08 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GAMING Z TRIO GeForce RTX 3080 10GB LHR 10 GB Video Card | $984.17 @ MemoryC
Case | Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case | $144.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RM1000x (2021) 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $167.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | \*Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit | $99.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | Samsung U28R550 28.0" 3840 x 2160 60 Hz Monitor | $229.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor | Samsung LF27T350FHNXZA 27.0" 1920 x 1080 75 Hz Monitor | $124.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2995.12
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $2985.12
| \*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria |
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-27 18:47 EST-0500 |
 
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It's a nice build, your right there arn't many reviews on the boards right now. However based on the previous generations, I would just assume an Asus Strix is a good board, I wouldn't have any concerns about buying blind. If it were me I'd gravitate towards the Strix stuff anyway simply because I prefer the look of it.
Thank you for the feedback! And haha, yeah. I wasn't too sure about the Strix because of the price, but it seems like Asus makes good boards from what I hear.
 
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It just don't look like your getting as much as you could for the money.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-13700K 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor | $419.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $179.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | $298.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4000 CL18 Memory | $100.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive | $97.08 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GAMING Z TRIO GeForce RTX 3080 10GB LHR 10 GB Video Card | $984.17 @ MemoryC
Case | Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case | $144.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RM1000x (2021) 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $167.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | \*Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit | $99.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | Samsung U28R550 28.0" 3840 x 2160 60 Hz Monitor | $229.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor | Samsung LF27T350FHNXZA 27.0" 1920 x 1080 75 Hz Monitor | $124.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2995.12
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $2985.12
| \*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria |
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-27 18:47 EST-0500 |
Interesting! Could you tell me the benefits of going with Intel and an AM4 board at this point (as opposed to AM5). And would an air cooler for the 13700K work fine, or does it run too hot for that? I'm a bit hesitant to dabble in liquid cooling for my first build. I'm also looking into picking up a used EVGA 3080 XC3 for ~$600 -- would that work fine for this build you suggested?
 

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