Build Advice Parts list critique plz

cdavis0355

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Hello!
Looking to build a nice 1440 gaming PC. The 5900X is a place holder, I am thinking of getting the 5800X3D on release. Same for the GPU, 3080 or 6900XT still not sure. I do not believe the price is worth getting a 3080TI it's not that much better for the money it seems. I do want Gen 4 and would like a good x570 board and was also thinking of adding a 2.5 SSD for the OS and save the two N.2's for storage etc. I would appreciate any feedback on the parts listed. I would say at this point my budget is $2,500.00 would rather it be lower, if it can.

Configure Your PC
CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Vermeer 3.7GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included ($369.99 EACH)
Motherboard: (1) MSI X570S MAG TOMAHAWK MAX WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($239.99 EACH)
RAM: (1) Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2E3200C16 - Black ($89.99 EACH)
Case: (1) Lian Li Lancool II MESH Type C RGB Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black ($129.99 EACH)
Power Supply: (1) MAINGEAR IGNITION 850w 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($119.99 EACH)
Video Card: (1) EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple Fan 12GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card ($999.99 EACH)
M.2 / NVMe SSD: (1) WD Black SN750 SE 1TB 3D TLC NAND PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe M.2 Internal SSD ($99.99 EACH)
Water Cooling Kits: (1) Lian Li Galahad 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit - Black ($159.99 EACH)
Operating System: (1) Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB ($139.99 EACH)
Total: $2,349.91
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cdavis0355

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Good call on the RAM! I was thinking of using the three fans that came with that case in other areas and using the AIO for the front. Also thinking of changing that PSU to the EVGA 850w gold Super Nova. Im not sure about MainGear- never have heard of them. I don't want the PC to go BOOM.
 
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btw that 360mm AIO is overkill.
No such thing as 'overkill cooling'. The 5900x can run warm when pushed, so having a more than capable cooler simply means the cpu has no chance of overheating.

Op. Build is fine except for the psu. That's a wild card. There's no reviews on it I can find anywhere other than a couple of unboxings. Reddit has one running a 5950x and 3090, quietly, which says quite a bit for its efficiency. Whether it's trustworthy is anyone's guess, but Maingear did reply to a post claiming it was designed to be competition for Seasonic and Corsair Platinum psus with a 10yr warranty.

You want NVMe running Windows. Everything runs through C drive, so if you have Sata running Windows, everything will run at Sata speeds. Cache, drivers, all of it is Windows. You don't play games directly from their location, it all gets shunted through Windows first.
 

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You want NVMe running Windows. Everything runs through C drive, so if you have Sata running Windows, everything will run at Sata speeds. Cache, drivers, all of it is Windows. You don't play games directly from their location, it all gets shunted through Windows first.
Thanks for mentioning this!
 

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