Budget (including currency):
Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:
I'm going to college for my Commercial Pilot License and Building System Engineering, so like Flight Sim 2020 and Solidworks etc. Also other games in my down time.
I already have one 1080P 25" monitor that I want to use as a secondary (want to upgrade to a 4K 27" and something able to drive it), as well as I have a decent keyboard and mouse. Also I am keeping my storage from my old build (3TB hdd, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo). Other than that I have nothing else I am carrying over from my previous build. I really don't care for looks, expect if the case has a TG side panel then I do. Also noise is my #1 factor (silence, current build under load is loud).
1900X or 3700X?
Should I invest in a raid (5 or 10 or another config) nvme storage array for quick loading of projects and flight sim? (like a hyper x16 card from ASUS with 4x 512gb NVME drives. 1900X only I believe??)
Any other ideas?
PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/YYP7Dx
CPU: AMD Threadripper 1900X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($390.99 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 59.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($129.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X399-E Gaming EATX sTR4 Motherboard ($438.52 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($299.00 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($949.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Monitor: Asus TUF Gaming VG289Q 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor ($429.99 @ Best Buy Canada)
Custom: ORICO USB 3.0 PCI-Express Host Controller Card with 4 Port, PCI-Express ($20.00 @ Canada Computers)