[SOLVED] Critique my build before I buy

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In 2014 I built my PC and have had one upgrade since (GTX 780 to GTX 1080). I am looking at upgrading and I am too nervous to overclock so I want a boost clock over 5.0GHZ. I will list my current build and then the items in my shopping cart. I wanted to stay under $1000 but I'm at $1141 and was just told I should replace my 6 year old PSU too. Could you give me feedback? How else should I spend my money at or under $1141?

I'm eager to submit my order but I would really appreciate some opinions. (Side question: Should I wait to see if prices come done, given Intel's latest issues?)

Current:
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower
MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.9 TURBO) Quad-Core
COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 AMP Extreme 8GB
PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified
MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM (Just ordered a Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD 7200RPM)
SDD: 2X Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" (Just ordered a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD)

In my shopping cart:
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GVK

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) Intel Z490 (WiFi 6) SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard (14+2 Power Stages, DDR4 4800+, 5Gbps LAN, Intel LAN, Bluetooth v5.1, Triple M.2, Aura Sync)

Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 8-Core 3.8 GHz LGA 1200 125W BX8070110700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

Noctua NH-U12A, Premium 120mm CPU cooler with high-performance quiet NF-A12x25 PWM fans
 

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In 2014 I built my PC and have had one upgrade since (GTX 780 to GTX 1080). I am looking at upgrading and I am too nervous to overclock so I want a boost clock over 5.0GHZ. I will list my current build and then the items in my shopping cart. I wanted to stay under $1000 but I'm at $1141 and was just told I should replace my 6 year old PSU too. Could you give me feedback? How else should I spend my money at or under $1141?

I'm eager to submit my order but I would really appreciate some opinions. (Side question: Should I wait to see if prices come done, given Intel's latest issues?)

Current:
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower
MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.9 TURBO) Quad-Core
COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 AMP Extreme 8GB
PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified
MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM (Just ordered a Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD 7200RPM)
SDD: 2X Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" (Just ordered a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD)

In my shopping cart:
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GVK

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) Intel Z490 (WiFi 6) SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard (14+2 Power Stages, DDR4 4800+, 5Gbps LAN, Intel LAN, Bluetooth v5.1, Triple M.2, Aura Sync)

Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 8-Core 3.8 GHz LGA 1200 125W BX8070110700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

Noctua NH-U12A, Premium 120mm CPU cooler with high-performance quiet NF-A12x25 PWM fans
Your going to really enjoy this upgrade my friend. Looking at your old system I can tell you that you can carry over your case your fans and even keep your Hyper 212. Great choice on the CPU and as for 5Ghz. That all depends on what your doing at the time and what kind of cooling you have. These CPU's get really hot when OCed and go near 100c. You can get 5Ghz on one or two cores which are being used. However if you stress your CPU with a render or a benchmark then all 8 cores will find it difficult to run at 5Ghz, plus the CPU would get very hot as your on air cooling. Just make sure you turn on turbo boost 2.0 and 3.0 in the BIOS and enable multi threaded enhancment and you will get your 5Ghz on a couple cores and that is all you need as gaming doesnt chew up all 8 cores and 16 threads. Gaming takes up avg 40 percent CPU power with the 9700k which means it is not using all cores properly and the cores it is using would be at 5Ghz or above. Of course the Noctua cooler is a better fit and if you have that money to spend then get it by all means. Keep your existing PSU... I don't know who told you to change your PSU sighs. Also your GTX 1080 will be dishing out much more frames per second compared to your old crummy CPU you had before. You will really like it when in different game scenarios your getting over 30 or 50fps more and what not. (y)
 

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Your going to really enjoy this upgrade my friend. Looking at your old system I can tell you that you can carry over your case your fans and even keep your Hyper 212. Great choice on the CPU and as for 5Ghz. That all depends on what your doing at the time and what kind of cooling you have. These CPU's get really hot when OCed and go near 100c. You can get 5Ghz on one or two cores which are being used. However if you stress your CPU with a render or a benchmark then all 8 cores will find it difficult to run at 5Ghz, plus the CPU would get very hot as your on air cooling. Just make sure you turn on turbo boost 2.0 and 3.0 in the BIOS and enable multi threaded enhancment and you will get your 5Ghz on a couple cores and that is all you need as gaming doesnt chew up all 8 cores and 16 threads. Gaming takes up avg 40 percent CPU power with the 9700k which means it is not using all cores properly and the cores it is using would be at 5Ghz or above. Of course the Noctua cooler is a better fit and if you have that money to spend then get it by all means. Keep your existing PSU... I don't know who told you to change your PSU sighs. Also your GTX 1080 will be dishing out much more frames per second compared to your old crummy CPU you had before. You will really like it when in different game scenarios your getting over 30 or 50fps more and what not. (y)
Thanks. They suggested replacing the PSU because it is 6 years old.
 

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Well I believe that PSU has a 10 year warranty firstly. Secondly its a darn good PSU. No need to spend 150 or 200 dollars on a unit that is of same quality and what not. I would stick with it and cut down your costs it can work another 10 years for all we know as long as you dont abuse it by turning the PC on and off 100000x times a day lol.. As for AIO. Many companies now produce them and they are all pretty much the same sh*T. The pump is from another company that makes pumps and the rads are same. Just the fans will be different or RGB etc... Pick up one you can afford... I would say go with what your case can hold. Be it 240mm or 280mm or 360mm and what not.
 

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Well I believe that PSU has a 10 year warranty firstly. Secondly its a darn good PSU. No need to spend 150 or 200 dollars on a unit that is of same quality and what not. I would stick with it and cut down your costs it can work another 10 years for all we know as long as you dont abuse it by turning the PC on and off 100000x times a day lol.. As for AIO. Many companies now produce them and they are all pretty much the same sh*T. The pump is from another company that makes pumps and the rads are same. Just the fans will be different or RGB etc... Pick up one you can afford... I would say go with what your case can hold. Be it 240mm or 280mm or 360mm and what not.
7 year warranty and had 2 models (he/she never said the model number just PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified ) HX and AX the HX was made by CWT and the AX by Seasonic. Both do have DC to DC. EDIT this is off the top of my head could have them backwards.

I just reused my 5 year old Seasonic G series 650 because of the massive PSU shortage but I plan on replacing it when supply and prices get back to normal whenever that will be. I really did not even think twice about it since it is a quality power supply and has not been pushed that hard over the years.

For the AIO coolers most are using Asetek pumps their a few different models they have made improvements to their design and quality of parts their also some of the newer ones that are using their own design instead of Asetek.

I have done a ton of reading over the many years I have been doing PC crap.
 
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7 year warranty and had 2 models (he/she never said the model number just PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified ) HX and AX the HX was made by CWT and the AX by Seasonic. Both do have DC to DC. EDIT this is off the top of my head could have them backwards.

I just reused my 5 year old Seasonic G series 650 because of the massive PSU shortage but I plan on replacing it when supply and prices get back to normal whenever that will be. I really did not even think twice about it since it is a quality power supply and has not been pushed that hard over the years.

For the AIO coolers most are using Asetek pumps their a few different models they have made improvements to their design and quality of parts their also some of the newer ones that are using their own design instead of Asetek.

I have done a ton of reading over the many years I have been doing PC crap.
I have PSU CORSAIR| HX750 750W RT . It was purchased in February of 2014 so almost 1/2 years old. Is there a benefit to replacing it now instead of waiting for it to have problems to balance cost? Or is there a potential for it to cause damage to other components if it dies?

I've picked out EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3, 220-G3-0750-X1, 80+ GOLD, 750W which $159. Haven't placed the order yet. Still waiting to make sure I don't make a mistake.
 

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I have PSU CORSAIR| HX750 750W RT . It was purchased in February of 2014 so almost 1/2 years old. Is there a benefit to replacing it now instead of waiting for it to have problems to balance cost? Or is there a potential for it to cause damage to other components if it dies?

I've picked out EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3, 220-G3-0750-X1, 80+ GOLD, 750W which $159. Haven't placed the order yet. Still waiting to make sure I don't make a mistake.
That is a good power supply made by Super Flower.

https://www.jonnyguru.com/blog/2016/12/26/evga-supernova-750-g3-power-supply/

To replace it or not that is your choice. If it has problems it should just shut down but it can take other parts with it so I can't answer that.
 

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