Build Advice Thoughts/opinions on first build?

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Hello everyone, im amazed by this community and all the knowledge that is being shared every day.

Im planning on build my own pc for the first time next month, this build will be used mainly for GPU rendering (Lumion, Enscape, vray) on its daily basis with some medium use on CAD software and 3d modeling as well, also I might use it for gaming on the side on my spare time but its not meant to be a gaming station . I will get a 4k monitor @ 60ghz because it improves my workflow, so im not going crazy on a 144hz screen for gaming.

My budget is $2000 - $2500dlls this is what i have pick so far.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/torres93/saved/zyRykL

CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x 3.9Ghz 8 core @ $399
CPU Cooler: Kraken x52 @ $130 (Can be changed to something cheaper if needed, but i like how it looks)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570 (WI-FI) @ $196
Memory: Corsair LPX 32gb (2x16) @ $155
Storage: Samsung 860 500GB 2.5" SSD for SO and apps @$ 75
Western digital 1tb 3.5"7200RPM for storage @ $45
Video Card: Asus RTX 2080 8gb OC @ $770
Case: NZXT H500 @ $70
PSU: Corsair CXM 500W @ $70
OS: Windows 10 @ $100
Monitor: LG 27UD58 3840x2160 60hz @$295
Keyboard: @ ~35$
UPS: Cyberpower CP1500 AVRLCD @ $134

So, it comes down to $2474, I got all the prices from different vendors on pcpartpicker , can anyone oversight a bottleneck comming? or have some recomendations on how to improve it, by swapping some pieces? thanks in advance! and any info will be appreciated, finally im moving over from factory assembled workstations.
 

stefanos50

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If its not the 2080 super then i would say its better to take the Ryzen 7 3700X with 2080 Super. Performance difference between 3700X and 3800X is zero at 4K. Also you picked a 2500$ system with the cheapest and worst psu. Moreover 500W is not enough for this system at all probably wont even boot. Get a good quality 750W PSU i would look for seasonic at least 80+ gold certification.
 
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Thanks stefanos50, I choose that based on pcpartipicker 464w estimated wattage, i was not aware that it was that crappy, I'll look for a better and more powerful PSU, Also I'll do more research on the 2080 Super!
 

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Thanks stefanos50, I choose that based on pcpartipicker 464w estimated wattage, i was not aware that it was that crappy, I'll look for a better and more powerful PSU, Also I'll do more research on the 2080 Super!
Recomended psu from nvidia for 2080 and 2080 super is 650W. I would say 750W so you can be more free for upgrades in the future and dont have to change the psu. Also you dont specify the ram speed the sweet spot for ryzen 3000 is 3600Mhz ram. but for sure dont drop below 3200Mhz.
 
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Recomended psu from nvidia for 2080 and 2080 super is 650W. I would say 750W so you can be more free for upgrades in the future and dont have to change the psu. Also you dont specify the ram speed the sweet spot for ryzen 3000 is 3600Mhz ram. but for sure dont drop below 3200Mhz.
The ram that I had selected was 3200Mhz, I adjusted the build based on your recommendations, however now no more Kraken water cooling, now is a be quiere Dark rock 4, and UPS has to go to keep me on budget, 3600mhz ram in 16gb pieces is EXPENSIVE, I'll keep digging on it, thanks so far!

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nBmzmq
 

g-unit1111

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Thanks stefanos50, I choose that based on pcpartipicker 464w estimated wattage, i was not aware that it was that crappy, I'll look for a better and more powerful PSU, Also I'll do more research on the 2080 Super!
Yeah you never want the bare minimum on a PSU, that usually won't end well. I'd look for a solid 600W - 650W like a Seasonic or EVGA G2 / G3. Also is the UPS really required? It's good idea to have one but it's not a necessity.
 
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Yeah you never want the bare minimum on a PSU, that usually won't end well. I'd look for a solid 600W - 650W like a Seasonic or EVGA G2 / G3. Also is the UPS really required? It's good idea to have one but it's not a necessity.
Thanks Stefanos50 & g-unit, I did some adjustments, I know it might be an overkill for what i will be using the pc most of the time, but i want this pc to last a few years before replacing it, usually I get a new computer every 4-5 years, lets see if this can beat that mark. It will come to about $2,600 with shipping, but thats okay. Any other ideas? let me know, btw the kraken cooling is back!, but UPS had to go, maybe i'll get it later just in case...
here is the breakdown:
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $399.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | NZXT Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $129.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound | Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste | $6.16 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Kingston HyperX Predator 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $328.48 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $44.09 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card | $744.98 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $108.98 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor | LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor | $295.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Redragon K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $32.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2535.62
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 20:39 EDT-0400 |
 

g-unit1111

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Thanks Stefanos50 & g-unit, I did some adjustments, I know it might be an overkill for what i will be using the pc most of the time, but i want this pc to last a few years before replacing it, usually I get a new computer every 4-5 years, lets see if this can beat that mark. It will come to about $2,600 with shipping, but thats okay. Any other ideas? let me know, btw the kraken cooling is back!, but UPS had to go, maybe i'll get it later just in case...
here is the breakdown:
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $399.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | NZXT Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $129.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound | Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste | $6.16 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Kingston HyperX Predator 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $328.48 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $44.09 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card | $744.98 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $108.98 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor | LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor | $295.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Redragon K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $32.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2535.62
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 20:39 EDT-0400 |
That looks good. You don't need the thermal compound - that's a waste of money. And the 280mm version of the cooler will fit better than the 240mm version will. Also that's way too much money for RAM. You could get Dominator Platinum RGB for $249 for the same 4 x 8GB kit.
 

stefanos50

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Thanks Stefanos50 & g-unit, I did some adjustments, I know it might be an overkill for what i will be using the pc most of the time, but i want this pc to last a few years before replacing it, usually I get a new computer every 4-5 years, lets see if this can beat that mark. It will come to about $2,600 with shipping, but thats okay. Any other ideas? let me know, btw the kraken cooling is back!, but UPS had to go, maybe i'll get it later just in case...
here is the breakdown:
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $399.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | NZXT Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $129.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound | Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste | $6.16 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Kingston HyperX Predator 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $328.48 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $44.09 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card | $744.98 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $108.98 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor | LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor | $295.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Redragon K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $32.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2535.62
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 20:39 EDT-0400 |
Everything looks good but the ram seems really expensive. If the difference is that big for all the 3600mhz - 3200mhz i would stick with the 3200mhz and maybe try to to overclock it as far it can go.
 

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