Question Potential New Build for Your Merciless Critique

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What's your overall budget? Do you have case / PSU / BD burner already?
I am trying to stay under $2000. I have those items already, they are $0 on the list. They are part of a Haswell build I never assembled. The rest of the parts are going to be sold, most are still shrink wrapped...lol.
 
Assuming you already possess the "Purchased" units, a few modifications with the rest...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $429.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler | $79.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $219.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $144.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Team GX2 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $181.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card | $239.99 @ Best Buy
Case | Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case | Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply | Corsair Professional 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | Purchased For $0.00
Optical Drive | LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer | Purchased For $0.00
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit | Purchased For $0.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1435.85
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-10 23:48 EDT-0400 |
 
What's your monitor resolution and refresh rate? Do you plan buying a 1440p monitor or 1080p 144Hz+ or 4K?

You could get the build above and change the GPU depending on your monitor or you can keep the 1660 super and sell it when Ampere comes out and get yourself a new RTX 3000 series.
 

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What's your monitor resolution and refresh rate? Do you plan buying a 1440p monitor or 1080p 144Hz+ or 4K?

You could get the build above and change the GPU depending on your monitor or you can keep the 1660 super and sell it when Ampere comes out and get yourself a new RTX 3000 series.
I have a pair of Asus 27" 1080p monitors I got for Christmas last year, I will be sticking with those.
 

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Assuming you already possess the "Purchased" units, a few modifications with the rest...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $429.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler | $79.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $219.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $144.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Team GX2 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $181.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card | $239.99 @ Best Buy
Case | Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case | Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply | Corsair Professional 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | Purchased For $0.00
Optical Drive | LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer | Purchased For $0.00
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit | Purchased For $0.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1435.85
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-10 23:48 EDT-0400 |
The CPU comes with a cooler. Do you think it is insufficient? I don't plan to OC.
The pair of 16 GB sticks opens the door to 64 GB easier down the line, good idea.
 
The CPU comes with a cooler. Do you think it is insufficient? I don't plan to OC.
The pair of 16 GB sticks opens the door to 64 GB easier down the line, good idea.
A better cooler always helps to keep excess thermals at bay especially under high load, but you can always start with the stock cooler and then go on to the aft if deemed necessary.
Those 16GB sticks are CL16 as well...
https://premiumbuilds.com/ram/best-ram-for-ryzen-3000/
 

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