Build Advice Can I get thoughts on this build before purchasing ?

Jan 16, 2023
Hi, I'm in process of shopping for a new gaming PC across famous PC configurators. What do you guys think to the following list?

CASE: CORSAIR ICUE 7000X RGB SERIES ATX Full-Tower Gaming Chassis + 4x CORSAIR SP140 RGB ELITE fans
CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i9-13900KS 8P/16 + 16E 3.00GHz [Turbo 6.0GHz] 36MB Cache LGA1700 [Special Edition]
GPU: RTX 4090
COOLER: CORSAIR iCUE H170i ELITE 420mm with LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler System & Copper Cold Plate
SSD: 1TB SAMSUNG 980 PRO (PCIe Gen4) NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 7000/5000 MB/s, Rnd R/W up to 1000/1000k (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 64GB (16GBx4) DDR5/5600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+60] (CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB)
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO DDR5 ATX w/ Wi-Fi 6E, 2.5GbT LAN, (2)PCIe x16,(1)PCIe x4, (5)M.2, (6)SATA
OS: Windows 11 Home
PSU: 1200 Watts - Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum w/ Ultra Quiet Smart Zero Fan Power Supply
MONITOR: LG UltraGear QHD 27-Inch Gaming Monitor 27GL850-B, Nano IPS 1ms (GtG) with HDR 10 Compatibility and NVIDIA G-SYNC, 144Hz,

** I plan to add more NVMe SSDs at a later point.

Specific questions:
  • I know many won't advice for overclocking the 13th Gen 13900KS, however, if I'm an overclocking freak and I plan to do it, will the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO be good for it?
  • Is the power supply valid for this setup?
  • I originally planned to have this built in COOLER MASTER HAF 700 EVO case instead of the CORSAIR ICUE 7000X RGB, but heard that the COOLERMASTER RGB software is not all that, and I also wanted to keep everything unified for RGB software, case , cooler , RAM. Is the CORSAIR ICUE 7000X a good choice for this build?
  • With the H170i ELITE with LCD, the fans max RPM is 1600. Where as the non LCD version fans go up to 2000RPM. Is this a big factor to consider for cooling?
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