Build Advice New computer build

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First off, I'm no expert on anything computer so please keep critiques at a basic level of lingo.

My build is a moderately higher priced gaming computer. My last build was done in 2014 and finally died last year. Until it died, motherboard and/or processor failed to the best of my knowledge, it played most games on max, or close to max settings. This one is overbuilt for today, and hopefully require little tweeking for the next 3+ years to stay relevant. With that said, I have considered going a less expensive route on parts that are easy to replace in the future, such as RAM and GPU and replacing them in the future.

parts list

Are there any obvious holes in my build or significant bottlenecks to future growth?

thank you for any help.
 

Phaaze88

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The Intel 660p M.2 is a better value than the Samsung:
PCPartPicker Part List

Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $59.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-02 17:29 EDT-0400


There are cheaper 2070 Supers available: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#c=447,444&sort=price&page=1
Also, the Sapphire RX 5700XT offers the same level of performance for almost $100 cheaper... IF you can get ahold of one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3YTzK8/sapphire-radeon-rx-5700-xt-8-gb-pulse-video-card-11293-01-20g
Almost any aftermarket 5700XT is preferable over the thermally bad design of the reference model - avoid the Msi Evoke one at all costs!
 
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The Intel 660p M.2 is a better value than the Samsung:
PCPartPicker Part List

Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $59.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-02 17:29 EDT-0400


There are cheaper 2070 Supers available: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#c=447,444&sort=price&page=1
Also, the Sapphire RX 5700XT offers the same level of performance for almost $100 cheaper... IF you can get ahold of one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3YTzK8/sapphire-radeon-rx-5700-xt-8-gb-pulse-video-card-11293-01-20g
Almost any aftermarket 5700XT is preferable over the thermally bad design of the reference model - avoid the Msi Evoke one at all costs!
Changing to the intel is an easy change, thank you for that.

As for the GPU, will there be any issues in the next 2-3 years with the slightly slower clock speed on the cheaper cards? I selected the 2070 Super based on a lot of online reviews, but as for actual models, I guessed at the higher end of the spectrum with a well known name.

After reading through a few reviews of this card, it seems that the Sapphire Pulse for ~$20 more is getting great reviews, including from this site.
 
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No. The difference between clock speeds on individual 2070 Super cards is very minor.
As long as the card stays relatively cool, Gpu Boost is going to run higher than the specs anyway.
EX: https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Graphics-Card/GV-N108TGAMING-OC-11GD#kf
Look at the rated boost clocks. With no other overclocks, my card boosts to over 1900mhz under 55C. Over that, it drops like 20 pts up to 65C.

Thanks for the help. I've adjusted my partspicker to the Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT.

Any other issues with the build to consider?
 

helper800

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I have the EVGA XC ultra 2070 super and I was able to get it to 2100hz on core and +1200 on memory. That blows away any 5700 xt but like Phaaze said it's about 100 dollars more for about 10% more performance. The 5700 xt's run very hot though. They dump a lot of waste heat into the case so keep an eye on cpu temps when gaming.
 
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I have the EVGA XC ultra 2070 super and I was able to get it to 2100hz on core and +1200 on memory. That blows away any 5700 xt but like Phaaze said it's about 100 dollars more for about 10% more performance. The 5700 xt's run very hot though. They dump a lot of waste heat into the case so keep an eye on cpu temps when gaming.
Stability is my #1 concern. I dont overclock or try to push extremes in any way. If I'm going to get another 6 months or a year out of the card, I will spend the extra $100 now. If there wont be any easily foreseeable issues, I wouldnt mind saving a few extra dollars.

One of the things that was constant in the reviews of the Sapphire Pulse was the quality heat dissipation in comparison to benchmark 5700 XTs.
 

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Stability is my #1 concern. I dont overclock or try to push extremes in any way. If I'm going to get another 6 months or a year out of the card, I will spend the extra $100 now. If there wont be any easily foreseeable issues, I wouldnt mind saving a few extra dollars.

One of the things that was constant in the reviews of the Sapphire Pulse was the quality heat dissipation in comparison to benchmark 5700 XTs.
If the sapphire cards don't dump heat like I thought they did, go for it. I went with the super because the AMD stuff wasn't out when I made my build, but I do not regret anything.
 
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If the sapphire cards don't dump heat like I thought they did, go for it. I went with the super because the AMD stuff wasn't out when I made my build, but I do not regret anything.
Based on my reading the Sapphire Pulse is significantly improved in that area over the stock cards.
 

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Based on my reading the Sapphire Pulse is significantly improved in that area over the stock cards.
In that case, get the 5700 xt sapphire. The only difference is 100 dollars and 5-10% performance when OCed in the supers favor and the super has a bit better performance in higher resolutions. In most cases, the two cards trade blows in games competitively.
 

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