Question Help with specs

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I apologise as I expect you have all seen this question many times, but my parents got me this build in 2019:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/tariqalr/saved/3fPTMp

It seems very imbalanced and I was also planning on installing 2TB SSD and upgrading my CPU so as not to bottleneck my GPU. Are there any changes I should make other than the CPU and SSD? Do I need a new motherboard? New cooling? New PSU? What would you also recommend I upgrade the CPU to best match the rest of the build?

Once again I apologise for the common question
 
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Yes, you would really need a new motherboard to make any CPU upgrade worthwhile. And then you run into DDR4 or DDR5. If you keep the DDR4 you could theoretically get a 13th generation Intel CPU when they come out, or buy a 12th generation now.

You should be looking at a 750 to 850W PSU from the likes of Corsair (RMx, AX, TX, or HX), EVGA (G6 P6), Superflower Leadex, Seasonic (they don't seem to have any good pricing at the moment)
I heard that DDR5 is redundant. Is that old news?

Also, what CPU would you recommend to match the 2080Ti? And would it work if I got 2 duplicates of the SSD I currently have? I'm mostly worried about compatibility.

Forgive my lack of knowledge, I'm not experienced with PCs.
 

Eximo

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Not redundant. There are some tangible benefits, and of course DDR4 won't be the standard going forward. Most reviews are focused on gaming, and at the moment, even a single stick of DDR5 is actually enough to keep most game engines happy vs the two you need with DDR4. DDR5 is effectively dual rank unbuffered ECC per stick.

But something like DDR5 5200 or 5600 won't break the bank, and you can get decently low latency compared to a higher end DDR4 3600 kit.

$135
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zcH8TW/gskill-ripjaws-v-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gvkc
$150
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HPYmP6/kingston-fury-beast-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr5-4800-cl38-memory-kf548c38bbk2-32
$160
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4kmmP6/corsair-vengeance-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr5-5600-cl36-memory-cmk32gx5m2b5600c36

You have adequate DDR4 3000 at CL16, not the worst, not the best. What I had/have with my 7700k. You could use that again with an Intel i7-12700K or something, or a 13700K when that launches. Though you may have to stick with the current Z690 DDR4 motherboards, it remains to be seen if they will launch new DDR4 motherboards with Raptor Lake (Sometime this year). Not sure I can justify building on AM4 right this minute, we have AM5 coming out at the end of the month which exclusively uses DDR5.

You can certainly get a motherboard that has 3 M.2 slots, though at that point I would just suggest a 2TB drive rather than two 1TB drives. You could even go for 2 2TB drives, clone your current 1TB drive to a new 2TB and then sell off the 1TB. Your current board is quite budget oriented, and only seems to have the one M.2 slot.
 
What would be your intended use for a second SSD?

There wouldn't be any reason for it to be a "duplicate". But another SSD might be useful, "duplicate" or not.

You can't use DDR 5 on your current motherboard.

If you change the motherboard, you would have to decide if you want a new DDR 4 board or a new DDR 5 board. A new motherboard would accept one or the other, not both.

The price differential between DDR 4 and DDR 5 is narrowing rather quickly. The performance difference is minimal. If I were buying a new board tomorrow, I'd get a DDR 5 board, but it's not a huge deal.

If you wanted to change CPUs to another Intel, I'd certainly get a current (12th) generation CPU or wait a couple of months and get something from the upcoming 13th generation.
 

Nighthawk117

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I apologise as I expect you have all seen this question many times, but my parents got me this build in 2019:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/tariqalr/saved/3fPTMp

It seems very imbalanced and I was also planning on installing 2TB SSD and upgrading my CPU so as not to bottleneck my GPU. Are there any changes I should make other than the CPU and SSD? Do I need a new motherboard? New cooling? New PSU? What would you also recommend I upgrade the CPU to best match the rest of the build?

Once again I apologise for the common question
You say you don't want the CPU to bottleneck the GPU. Is this a pre-emptive upgrade or are you encountering performance problems? An 8 core CPU like the 9900K would have been nice with that card, however it's not a bad CPU. What refresh rate do you play at and what games?
 
I apologise as I expect you have all seen this question many times, but my parents got me this build in 2019:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/tariqalr/saved/3fPTMp

It seems very imbalanced and I was also planning on installing 2TB SSD and upgrading my CPU so as not to bottleneck my GPU. Are there any changes I should make other than the CPU and SSD? Do I need a new motherboard? New cooling? New PSU? What would you also recommend I upgrade the CPU to best match the rest of the build?

Once again I apologise for the common question
Other than the psu could use a little help what does not work to your liking?

Why do you think the cpu is slowing down the gpu?
 

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