Question Need Help Deciding for Gaming now and future

Implicitlee

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Please help.

I have a RTX 2070 Super, I am having to build around this as I cant seem to get a 3000 series for love nor money so gonna stick with the RTX 2070 Super But what do I get

A: Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Master, Intel Z590 + Intel Core i9 11900F + 3x 1TB Samsung 980 PRO + 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance RGB PRO Black, PC4-32000 OR

B: ASUS MAXIMUS XII HERO (Wi-Fi), Intel Z490 + Intel Core i9 10850K + 3x 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus + 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance RGB PRO Black, PC4-32000

I cannot get a I9 10900K or I9 11900K where I am buying from so these 2 processors seemed most logical, I dont want to go AMD
 

punkncat

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IMO (and I own an 11600K) unless you have a specific need for the PCI gen 4 I think the smart money is on 10th gen. Be prepared to provide good cooling and a case with good airflow on any of these choices.
 

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This is purely a gaming pc, I will upgrade the RTX when they become available, I have Corsair H150i ELITE CAPELLIX for cooling on a 850w PSU
Pure gaming I think your spending a lot more money than you need to. The 3 very expensive drives are a mistake.
Using Scan like you linked.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-11700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | £349.98 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard | MSI MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £311.49 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory | Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory | £189.98 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £89.47 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage | Samsung 870 Evo 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £205.47 @ Scan.co.uk
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1146.39
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-21 22:08 BST+0100 |

EDIT you could even spend less on the motherboard getting something like this.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/dvnypg/msi-mag-z590-tomahawk-wifi-atx-lga1200-motherboard-mag-z590-tomahawk-wifi
 
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thanks for the advice Zerk2012 I looked up the I7 11700k and the main reviewers all say its a bad cpu no idea why but 2 less cores seems like a downgrade, I am spending £3000 on a system EXCLUDING the GPU, I want future proof high end, but also want it in the next few days, I would go with the proven I9 10900k but cant seem to get it any where in my time frame, hense the i9 10850k.

The fact of the matter is I dont really know much about pc's I play games and want alot of fast storage a fast cpu and lots of rgb lol
 

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6TB Seagate ST6000DM003, BarraCuda 3.5" HDD, SATA III 6Gb/s, 5400rpm, 256MB Cache, OEM £136.99
850W Corsair RMx Series RM850x, Full Modular, 80PLUS Gold, SLI/CrossFire, Single Rail, 70.8A, 135mm Fan, ATX PSU £154.99
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Black Light Enhancement Kit inc. 2x DDR4 Dummy Modules with 10 Addressable RGB LEDs per Stick £27.98
Corsair H150i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB AIO Cooler, 3x 120mm ML120 RGB PWM Fans, Copper Heatsink, Aluminium Radiator, Intel/AMD £179.99
250GB Samsung 980 PRO, M.2 (2280), PCIe 4.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Elpis, MLC V-NAND, 6400MB/s Read, 2700MB/s Write £73.60
4TB Samsung 870 EVO, 2.5” SSD, SATA III 6Gb/s, MKX, MLC V-NAND, 4GB Cache, Read 560MB/s, Write 530MB/s, 98k/88k IOPS £379.99
ASUS ROG Maximus XIII HERO, Intel Z590, S 1200, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA3, 4x M.2, Dual 2.5GbE, ax/BT5.2, TB4, ATX £459.98
Intel Core i7 11700K, S 1200, Rocket Lake, PCIe 4.0, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 3.6GHz, 5.0GHz Turbo, 16MB Cache, 125W, Retail £349.98
2 x 1TB Samsung 980 PRO, M.2 (2280), PCIe 4.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Elpis, MLC 3D V-NAND, 7000MB/s Read, 5000MB/s Write £367.58
32GB (2x16GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance RGB PRO SL Black, PC4-25600 (3200), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 16, XMP 2.0, 1.35V £179.99
Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE Mid Tower PC Case w/ Tempered Glass Windows, ATX/mATX/mITX, 3x 120mm Light Loop RGB Fans

I have a RTX 2070 Super


I want to treat my self to some high end stuff so will this work? its all from Scan so I can get it tomorrow,
 

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I would go for a 10850k. 2 more cores than 11700k/11900k. Same or very similar clocks. Might be 100 mhz difference at best. 11900k makes no sense. Pricewise or performance.
I would get a 7200RPM harddrive. 5400 RPM is mainly for laptops.
Why do you need 4 TB of SSD? Are you going to install 40 games and play them all at the same time? Why not 1 TB? You have a harddrive for storage already.
RAM at 3200 Mhz, I wouldn't buy it. It can be anything under the sun. I can't remember what is recommended for Intel but I would probably go for 3600 Mhz, at least, if not 4000 Mhz. Depends on price. Let's say the price difference is 150€. For like 2% better perf (3600 vs 4000). That money would be better spent on better CPU or GPU. Giving you a lot more performance, maybe 10-20%.
 

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