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First PC build

Budget (including currency): 12,000$ US

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:

Gaming- CP 2077, Battlefield 5. Halo Infinite, WoW, FFXIV.

Programs- Autocad 2020, Adobe suite, MS Project professional

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc):

First time I'm ever building my own PC historically I've always  gone with the pre built option. Not confident enough to jump straight into custom water cooling. Home computer used primarily to game or watch movies but will be working on it 1-2 days a week.  Looking for any feedback or advice on the parts list I've put together so far.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KL33wc

 

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This build is way past the point of diminishing returns, though the biggest thing I'd worry about is the RAM configuration. First, the alder lake ddr5 memory controller kinda sucks so running 4 DIMMs is a nightmare, odds are you won't be able to run at more than 4800MHz, maybe even 4000MHz. The 4 DIMM boards in general kinda suck, and if you can afford it, you're better off going for an XOC board like the Aorus Tachyon, Unify-X, Maximus Apex, or Aqua OC. If you actually need 128GB of RAM, you need to be going DDR4 (either AMD or lower end Z690 boards) or waiting for the eventual 64GB DIMMs. 

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4 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

This build is way past the point of diminishing returns, though the biggest thing I'd worry about is the RAM configuration. First, the alder lake ddr5 memory controller kinda sucks so running 4 DIMMs is a nightmare, odds are you won't be able to run at more than 4800MHz, maybe even 4000MHz. The 4 DIMM boards in general kinda suck, and if you can afford it, you're better off going for an XOC board like the Aorus Tachyon, Unify-X, Maximus Apex, or Aqua OC. If you actually need 128GB of RAM, you need to be going DDR4 (either AMD or lower end Z690 boards) or waiting for the eventual 64GB DIMMs. 

This ^^

 

And:

Your storage choices are low compared to the rest. That nvme is a pcie 3.0 part. You would gain performance, which I believe at least some of your professional tools can benefit from, by going with a Samsung 980 Pro. Or any other similar performance pcie 4.0 drives from Sabrent, WD, Corsair, and numerous others. Your budget is 12000, why not go with a 4TB pcie 4.0 nvme? Unless you know that 2TB will be enough. I have no idea what kind of actual size/speed requirement modern CAD projects and such have.

 

And why the 3090 instead of EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N HYBRID GAMING? Availability within your timeframe?

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