Question Ultrawide RTX 3080 build advice?

gavagai

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Hi all,
I'm building a new gaming computer for the first time in 10 years and would appreciate some advice. I have an RTX 3080 and motherboard through newegg shuffle, and I have an ultrawide 34.1" monitor. It's a gaming computer that I'd like to last for another 5+ years. Budget is pretty open but no need to throw away money on minimal returns. My current mockup is:

New parts:
CPU: Intel i5-11600K 3.9 GHz 6-Core
Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16
Case: Lian Li Lancool II Mesh ATX Mid Tower
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB AORUS MASTER (already owned)
Mobo: Gigabyte Z590 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1200 (already owned)
PSU: EVGA G3 750 W 80+ Gold (is 750 enough?)

Keeping from prior build:
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB 2.5" SSD (from prior build -- for OS)
Storage: 2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal HDD (from prior build)
OS: Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
Mouse: Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K95 Wired
Monitor: Dell AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120 Hz
Webcam: Logitech C920 HD Pro

Thanks in advance!
 

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750 watts with an i5 with pl2 setup is cutting it close but should technically be fine. The problem is that the transient spike that the 3080's put off can be in the 400-500w area and the 10600k stock with pl2 enabled can pull 200w. I would opt for an 850w if you can. The 11600k over an 11400/f means you should really overclock it to justify the cost. You got a great motherboard so it should not be an issue. I would also put a 280mm rad as well because its will allow you to push an 11600k much further or push it as far as you want but doing it while keeping temps down a good chunk more. You will also want an NVMe drive for games instead of putting stuff on the OS drive or the HDDs. HDDs will really slow you down, I highly recommend at least another sata SSD for mass game storage 1tb+. You did pretty good with the build, even considering you had to get a premium board and GPU. It was that or nothing I assume.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11600K 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Adorama)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 72.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.40 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z590 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($169.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($136.00 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB AORUS MASTER Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: Lian Li Lancool II Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $934.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-25 14:44 EDT-0400
 
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gavagai

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Thanks, this is extremely helpful. With the release of 12th gen CPUs, should I instead upgrade to something like this? I went with DDR4 on this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 72.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS PRO DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($153.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB AORUS MASTER Video Card (already owned)
Case: Lian Li Lancool II Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($125.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: Dell AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($937.64 @ Adorama)

Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-11-08 15:02 EST-0500
 

helper800

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Thanks, this is extremely helpful. With the release of 12th gen CPUs, should I instead upgrade to something like this? I went with DDR4 on this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 72.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS PRO DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($153.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB AORUS MASTER Video Card (already owned)
Case: Lian Li Lancool II Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($125.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: Dell AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($937.64 @ Adorama)

Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-11-08 15:02 EST-0500
That would be a great build!
 
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