Build Advice Upgrade for gaming with high graphical fidelity @ 144Hz, budget ~£1600 (upgrade after 6 years)

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Approximate Purchase Date: Next 2 weeks
Budget Range: ~£1600
Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, GPU, PSU, CPU cooler, RAM
Location: UK
Overclocking: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

The build:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/JgGwYH
(Not sure about RTX 2070 super or the RTX 2080 super)

Currently have a Corsair vengeance C70 case that i'm planning on keeping, along with some HDDs, my monitor is free-sync and G-sync compatible. Current PC is about 6 years old and I want to upgrade for the reasons in the title. Also curious whether this setup would be able to handle 4K if I got a 4K monitor in the future?
 
The 2080 Super can do some 4k gaming. It won't hit 60FPS on max settings, but you can reduce settings and be good.
https://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/2536
That being said you can change things a little bit and spend less and get the same performance. While the Aorus is clocked faster, vendor OC cards end up being all of 3% faster for 15-20% more expensive.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£285.18 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard (£190.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£130.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£59.57 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£193.72 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card (£670.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£89.89 @ More Computers)
Total: £1620.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-17 16:36 GMT+0000

Going with the 3700X you can save money on the HSF as the included one is good if you aren't going to OC. That allows switching the OS SSD to the ADATA & games SSD to the Intel when you include the savings with the Asus GPU with the same clocks as the Gigabyte.
 
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I really like the budgeting you've done there, what are your thoughts about using this motherboard instead, that I've seen a lot of other similar builds use? Or would you say they are basically the same?

Good mid priced board. Both of the motherboards are in the same category. I do like how the Asrock has heat sinks for both the M.2 slots.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14161/the-amd-x570-motherboard-overview/9
That link has some information on a lot of the motherboards that came out on launch.
 

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Good mid priced board. Both of the motherboards are in the same category. I do like how the Asrock has heat sinks for both the M.2 slots.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14161/the-amd-x570-motherboard-overview/9
That link has some information on a lot of the motherboards that came out on launch.
Thanks for the link. With your advice and some more research, my new build looks something like this:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VvNTMc

Decided i'd switch the RAM from the Corsair 3200 to the Gskill 3600 as I've heard many people say the Ryzen 3rd gen CPUs work a lot better with the faster RAM speeds, with 3600 being a bit of a 'sweet spot'.
 
Thanks for the link. With your advice and some more research, my new build looks something like this:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VvNTMc

Decided i'd switch the RAM from the Corsair 3200 to the Gskill 3600 as I've heard many people say the Ryzen 3rd gen CPUs work a lot better with the faster RAM speeds, with 3600 being a bit of a 'sweet spot'.
That is a nice looking system for the money. You could save the 60 Quid and go with the Corsair LPX instead of the G.Skill Neo. While Ryzen does like RAM bandwidth, the different in performance going from CS 18 to CS 16 is no where near the 33% increase in price. Performance increase is from 1-5% with the 5% being on 7zip file compression. Having the 16GB DIMMs make a much larger difference than CS 16. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-3000-best-memory-timings,6310-2.html
 
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