Build Advice Would Love Some Advice For My First Build

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Hi guys
I'm currently at the stage of a completed part list on PCPP for my first PC build and would greatly appreciate any advice on the list or on the components themselves. The build budget is around AUD$2500 and is heavily 3D modelling/rendering oriented with no formal gaming requirements or needs.

I'll link the list below as well as the list in text.

PCPP Link: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/Dandyman343/saved/TCQb8d

PC Parts List:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processors

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler

MOBO: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM

SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME

Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C (Dark Tempered Glass Side panel)

PSU: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold


Open to any and all criticism, advice or discussion.
Thanks for any advice/interest regarding my post.

Apologies for any mistakes I make as far as the forum goes, this is my first thread.
 
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Only thing you would really need is a better PSU. You don't want that low wattage to cause the PSU to commit die on you and take your 2070 down with it.
 
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The NHD15 is overkill for the 3700x which has significantly less TDP than its overall counterparts. Can you make your pc part picker list to public so I can make some recommendations to your build? I cannot see anything.
It should be Public now with comments enabled. Id be open to suggestions for a trusted AM4 compatible air cooler, the NH-D15 is a bit big in the Meshify C anyways.
 
This is how I would shift the budget for an overall well balanced gaming system. This will increase the longevity before a graphics card upgrade is necessary and the larger NVME ssd will ensure you don't run into capacity issues in the near future. Then if you need more space, add another one :) The extra noctua fans won't be necessary as the meshify C is already a high end case with great air flow.
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($499.00 @ Shopping Express)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($58.90 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.00 @ Shopping Express)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($114.88 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: GALAX GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB EX (1-Click OC) Video Card ($1085.00 @ PLE Computers)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($129.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($130.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Mouse: Logitech B100 Wired Optical Mouse ($9.00 @ Austin Computers)
Total: $2506.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-16 00:39 AEDT+1100
 
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This is how I would shift the budget for an overall well balanced gaming system.
As I stated in the original post, this build has no need to be gaming oriented. It's purely for 3D Design and Rendering in 3ds Max and Blender, but I do see where you are going with it, the 2080 super does have more CUDA cores and would have faster render times for Blender with Optix.
the larger NVME ssd will ensure you don't run into capacity issues in the near future. Then if you need more space, add another one :)
I do like the thought of having 1TB of NVME PCIe 3.0 x4 Storage But for my use case I think I will only require a small NVME m.2 ssd to use for my OS and for my essential programs such as Blender and 3ds Max and some bulk HDD storage for my files. Also I believe by MOBO only has 1 M.2 slot.

It is great to see how you have shifted the budget though and your suggestions, views and time are greatly appreciated, Thank you @SgtScream
 
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As I stated in the original post, this build has no need to be gaming oriented. It's purely for 3D Design and Rendering in 3ds Max and Blender, but I do see where you are going with it, the 2080 super does have more CUDA cores and would have faster render times for Blender with Optix.

I do like the thought of having 1TB of NVME PCIe 3.0 x4 Storage But for my use case I think I will only require a small NVME m.2 ssd to use for my OS and for my essential programs such as Blender and 3ds Max and some bulk HDD storage for my files. Also I believe by MOBO only has 1 M.2 slot.
No problem. Just make sure you factor in that you'll likely need more space in the future. You can always add a second SATA III HDD.
 

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I would avoid the B450 boards, even ones like the MSI max lineup. There seems to be stability issues, on the older gen chipsets, and Ryzen 3000. I would go x570, and avoid the issues, altogether.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($499.00 @ Shopping Express)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($35.00 @ BudgetPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($279.00 @ Umart)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 Memory ($131.29 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.00 @ Umart)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.00 @ Austin Computers)
Video Card: GALAX GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB EX (1-click OC) Video Card ($829.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($129.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($130.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan ($18.04 @ Amazon Australia)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan ($18.04 @ Amazon Australia)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Mouse: Logitech B100 Wired Optical Mouse ($9.00 @ Austin Computers)
Total: $2473.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-16 01:26 AEDT+1100
 

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