[SOLVED] Sanity Check on New build

hardyaf

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It's been about 5+ years since I have built my computer, looking for a sanity check before I drop ~2k on this build. I already have new monitors, keyboards, peripherals. Here is the PC part picker: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qCVcQZ

I want to make sure I'm not doing anything stupid here, for instance, is the 3200 RAM a bottleneck here that I could avoid?

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: ~2k USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/DatabaseWork/DataMining/VRGaming

Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/Amazon

Location: Michigan, USA

Parts Preferences: None, but I want to use Ryzen 3 series

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Unlikely

Additional Comments: I like RGB, but not a deal breaker

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: It's time. Old Machine can't handle my work nor my play
 
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $328.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock X570 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard | $189.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $196.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $184.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card | $659.99 @ Newegg
Case | DIYPC Trio-GT-RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $74.99 @ Newegg
External Storage | Seagate Expansion 4 TB External Hard Drive | $79.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1835.83
| Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
| Total | $1785.83
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-12 21:27 EDT-0400 |
Faster SSD for less money and better suited psu for mess money.
 
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I would not consider paying anywhere near $320 for a 2TB SATA SSD, when faster NVMe SSDs start around $200-$250 for that capacity. Even if someone is fine with a drive that's limited to SATA speeds, the very similar Crucial MX500, arguably the 860 EVO's closest competitor, is about $100 less, and performs nearly as well. You can find the 860 QVO around that drive's price, but it uses QLC storage, resulting in lower performance than Crucial's drive in many scenarios.

Intel's low-priced 660p uses QLC as well, but it not only costs less than any of these other models, but also performs better in many scenarios due to it using an NVMe interface. Its performance can potentially drop significantly in some scenarios where it is subjected to heavy sustained writes for extended periods that fill it's SLC cache, but since that cache ranges from 280 to 24GB on the 2TB model (depending on available free space) that usually won't be much of a concern for most workloads, and it should typically perform faster than an 860 EVO at most tasks.

Some years back, Samsung's EVO SSDs were leading the pack in terms of performance and reliability, but lately they just seem to be using their recognizable brand name to gouge on pricing.
 
A little bit over 2k, but well worth it...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $329.00 @ B&H
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $199.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card | $1052.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case | NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $99.99 @ Newegg
External Storage | Seagate Expansion 4 TB External Hard Drive | $79.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2121.83
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| Total | $2081.83
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-13 01:21 EDT-0400 |
 
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