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Hello all,

Okay, so I would appreciate some feedback on a proposed build. For reference, here is my current build that I put together in the fall of 2018:

Intel Core i7-8700k
ASUS Prime Z370-A
Noctua NH-D15S
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080Ti SC2 Gaming
Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB
EVGA Supernova 750 G3
16 GB DDR4 Corsair RAM
Fractal Design Meshify C Midtower

What I am looking for is a PC that can handle a variety of games (AAA "cinematic" titles, MP shooters, etc.) at 4K +100 FPS, as well as normal office work. My normal build cycle going back to 2008 has been to build a new rig every 5 years or so, but it would be nice to stretch this one to maybe 6-7 years. I am not trying to "future-proof" as such, just going as high-end as I can and hopefully it will last a bit longer than my normal rigs. I don't have a problem with turning settings down in the future if I have to, and I am not someone who tends to upgrade components mid-cycle. I was going back and forth between a 4080 and a 4090, but decided to say the hell with it and just go for the best possible card right now. I am in a much better spot financially than I used to be so splurging on this build is something I can justify.

Here is what I have come up with, with some rationale (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QLnChk)

Intel i7-13700K - Was thinking of going for the i5, but I have a local Microcenter and the i7 is just $80 more.

ASUS PRIME z790-A WIFI ATX - Wanted a DDR5 motherboard, and the ASUS seems to be a reasonable cost effective choice. Don't really need a +$400 motherboard as I am not looking at doing crazy overclocking.

Gigabyte GAMING OC GeForce RTX 4090 - Looked at a lot of reviews, and this seems like a good model and is actually available frequently recently. Would like a FE but they are basically non-existent in terms of stock.

Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR5-6000 - If I am going to do a new build with a 13th gen. Intel I figured it would be better to just go DDR5 rather than DDR4 even if it is somewhat more expensive.

Corsair RM1000x (2021) 1000W 80+ Gold - I want a reliable power supply from a reputable manufacturer, and with a 13th gen. processor and 4090 figured 1000W would be necessary.

Western Digital Black SN850X 2TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 NVME - This would be my boot drive and main gaming storage drive. I have several other SSDs for more bulk storage.

Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 AIO - Went back and forth on liquid vs. air, but have read quite a bit on how hot the 13th gen. can get.

Fractal Design Meshify 2 ATX Midtower - Have looked at a lot of different models, but I have used Fractal Design twice in the past (Define series and Meshify C, my current case) and I really like their cases.

Gigabyte M32U 4K 144 Hz - This is the monitor the system will be driving. Really well-reviewed monitor, and a step up from my current 1440p setup.

I already have my other peripherals (keyboard, mouse, etc.).

I am open to any comments or feedback, but I do have specific questions about a few of my choices. I know this is an expensive build and I am comfortable with that, but that does not mean I am not open to saving some money where I can and avoid overspending if I do not have to. So:

1. As far as my RAM choice is concerned, would I gain any appreciable performance going with DDR5-6000 over DDR5-5600, as the 6000 is a bit more expensive?

2. My SSD choice - I went with the Western Digital as it has great reviews, but does it make more sense to go with a higher end model like that one or go with maybe the SN770, or with a cheaper model from another manufacturer? Am I gaining that much more performance going with the SN850X, or does it not make that much more of a difference for the money?

3. For my cooler - do I need a 360 or would the 240 be enough?

Thanks in advance to this great community for any feedback.
 
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Personally, I would get a different case and maybe consider this PSU for a longer warranty:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-13700K 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor ($379.99)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($124.99)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z790-A WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($289.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL36 Memory ($152.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Black SN850X 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GAMING OC GeForce RTX 4090 24 GB Video Card ($1699.00)
Case: Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case ($201.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($223.52 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Gigabyte M32U 31.5" 3840 x 2160 144 Hz Monitor ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $3962.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-01-26 14:32 EST-0500
 

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I'm personally not the biggest fan of Arctic products. Most of what you have in your build is good and I would definitely go with an Intel for gaming over the current AMD generation. Ryzen is still good and you can't really go wrong either way, but most of the current games are running better on Intel lately.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-13900K 3 GHz 24-Core Processor ($594.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: EVGA CLX 280 85.13 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR5-6400 CL32 Memory ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 990 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($289.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GAMING X TRIO GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB Video Card ($1296.00 @ B&H)
Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic EVO ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME PX 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($305.36 @ Amazon)
Total: $3636.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-01-26 15:36 EST-0500
 
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I'm personally not the biggest fan of Arctic products. Most of what you have in your build is good and I would definitely go with an Intel for gaming over the current AMD generation. Ryzen is still good and you can't really go wrong either way, but most of the current games are running better on Intel lately.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($275.60 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: EVGA CLX 280 85.13 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Neither of these coolers are better and they are 2.5 times the cost right now...
 
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Neither of these coolers are better and they are 2.5 times the cost right now...
I just don't like Arctic products. I've had a couple of them and they are not good. And I don't know why PC Part Picker picked two coolers, but I would go with the EVGA one.

For that much money, I would do a cheap custom cooling job, or expandable loop ones.
Yeah true, you could go that route.
 
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