Question Community thoughts on this build?

mpochylko

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I9-10900K
RTX 3090
Asus Maximus Hero Mobo
Corsair Vengance 3600Mhz (64gb)
2X 970 Evo 2tb M.2
Asus 850 platinum PSU
Corsair 150H tri-fan 360mm rad liquid cooler
Corsair Crystal series 680X case.


Plenty of power, but enough cooling?
 

Phaaze88

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It's whatever, yeah?
As long as YOU are happy with it, that's all that should matter.

Most people viewing that combo would likely frown at it, because they'll see it as you just kinda throwing money at everything, but if you're gonna spend that kind of cash, you shouldn't care what others think, but whether it's compatible or not.
It's compatible, by the way.


That said, you didn't say what the purpose of this build is.
 
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Unless you have unlimited funds, most of what you chose is overkill purely for gaming.

CPU: 10600K vs 10900k. In gaming is 5% more performance at best for almost 300% the price. The 10700k is also an option for 8 cores, but right now there is rarely the need.

GPU: RTX 3080 vs 3090. The 3090 is also probably only 10-15% more performance (not yet known) for over 200% the price.

MB: Asus Maximus Hero vs MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI. The MB will have no impact on performance and only makes sense for extreme OCing or for special interfaces.

RAM: 32GB vs 64GB. This will only make sense for editing/creation. 32GB is plenty for gaming.

SSD: Samsung 970 Evo vs ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro. You are basically paying 30% more just for the name. The Adata is the better drive and far cheaper.

PSU: Asus 850W Plat vs Corsair HX. No reason to go platinum but if you really want to the HX is equal and 20% cheaper.

Cooler: Corsair H150. Sure, if you want AiO go ahead. Personally I like the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 better but whatever.

Case: Corsair 680X. Looks good, but crazy expensive. If you want it, go ahead.

ADDING UP:

YOUR BUILD:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8Jd8Wb

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($718.91 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($799.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB GAMING Trinity Video Card ($1500.00)
Case: Corsair Crystal 680X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($249.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Asus 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($220.00)
Total: $4748.85


MY BUILD:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LhNLvW

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB GAMING Trinity Video Card ($750.00)
Case: Corsair Crystal 680X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($249.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.93 @ Newegg)
Total: $2394.77

Half the price for only 15% less performance. Remember that anyone can throw money at a build. Approval from the PCMR community however will come with smart choices, not expensive ones.
 
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mpochylko

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Unless you have unlimited funds, most of what you chose is overkill purely for gaming.

CPU: 10600K vs 10900k. In gaming is 5% more performance at best for almost 300% the price. The 10700k is also an option for 8 cores, but right now there is rarely the need.

GPU: RTX 3080 vs 3090. The 3090 is also probably only 10-15% more performance (not yet known) for over 200% the price.

MB: Asus Maximus Hero vs MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI. The MB will have no impact on performance and only makes sense for extreme OCing or for special interfaces.

RAM: 32GB vs 64GB. This will only make sense for editing/creation. 32GB is plenty for gaming.

SSD: Samsung 970 Evo vs ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro. You are basically paying 30% more just for the name. The Adata is the better drive and far cheaper.

PSU: Asus 850W Plat vs Corsair HX. No reason to go platinum but if you really want to the HX is equal and 20% cheaper.

Cooler: Corsair H150. Sure, if you want AiO go ahead. Personally I like the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 better but whatever.

Case: Corsair 680X. Looks good, but crazy expensive. If you want it, go ahead.

ADDING UP:

YOUR BUILD:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8Jd8Wb

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($718.91 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($799.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB GAMING Trinity Video Card ($1500.00)
Case: Corsair Crystal 680X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($249.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Asus 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($220.00)
Total: $4748.85


MY BUILD:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LhNLvW

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB GAMING Trinity Video Card ($750.00)
Case: Corsair Crystal 680X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($249.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.93 @ Newegg)
Total: $2394.77

Half the price for only 15% less performance. Remember that anyone can throw money at a build. Approval from the PCMR community however will come with smart choices, not expensive ones.


This is perfect, thank you for the response and honest.
 

mpochylko

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Unless you have unlimited funds, most of what you chose is overkill purely for gaming.

CPU: 10600K vs 10900k. In gaming is 5% more performance at best for almost 300% the price. The 10700k is also an option for 8 cores, but right now there is rarely the need.

GPU: RTX 3080 vs 3090. The 3090 is also probably only 10-15% more performance (not yet known) for over 200% the price.

MB: Asus Maximus Hero vs MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI. The MB will have no impact on performance and only makes sense for extreme OCing or for special interfaces.

RAM: 32GB vs 64GB. This will only make sense for editing/creation. 32GB is plenty for gaming.

SSD: Samsung 970 Evo vs ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro. You are basically paying 30% more just for the name. The Adata is the better drive and far cheaper.

PSU: Asus 850W Plat vs Corsair HX. No reason to go platinum but if you really want to the HX is equal and 20% cheaper.

Cooler: Corsair H150. Sure, if you want AiO go ahead. Personally I like the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 better but whatever.

Case: Corsair 680X. Looks good, but crazy expensive. If you want it, go ahead.

ADDING UP:

YOUR BUILD:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8Jd8Wb

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($718.91 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($799.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB GAMING Trinity Video Card ($1500.00)
Case: Corsair Crystal 680X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($249.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Asus 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($220.00)
Total: $4748.85


MY BUILD:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LhNLvW

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB GAMING Trinity Video Card ($750.00)
Case: Corsair Crystal 680X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($249.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.93 @ Newegg)
Total: $2394.77

Half the price for only 15% less performance. Remember that anyone can throw money at a build. Approval from the PCMR community however will come with smart choices, not expensive ones.
Thank you for the feedback and honesty. You have a great build for a bargain price, love it. I plan on getting MSFS2020 and P3D for mine. While it is expensive, this is also an 8-10 year investment (as laughable as that is in the tech world.)
 

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