New PC build, finally got lucky in a product shuffle

Linkz

Limp Gawd
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Hello everyone,

I was luckily able to secure a 3080 and I want to build a PC quickly around it since I have no idea when other PC parts will be unobtainable.

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I think I have everything I need in there but I'm super caught up in the hardware game to know if there is something I'm missing or over spending. I think around 2k is spending budget but less is always better.
I'm pretty partial to Intel processors and I want 64 gigs of ram. I already have a 1TB nvme but I added it to the part picker to show that I thought of one. I'm also a big fan of that case.

This machine will mostly be used for gaming, VR, and I usually run 2-3 virtual machines (not all the time but I run lab scenarios)

So anything I'm forgetting or overpaying for?
 

Zeoclang

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Maybe the CPU? I think an i7-11700K would work just as well and save you about $225.
 

Linkz

Limp Gawd
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Maybe the CPU? I think an i7-11700K would work just as well and save you about $225.
I did kinda think the i9 was a little overkill, I just didn't know if the i9 might give a performance boost for the VMs since I usually allocate 2-4 cores per VM
 

Wiz33

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Are you planning on overclocking? If not then:

CPU overkill (you will not notice the diff between this and a 11700K in games)
Water cooler Overkill (never like them as they're all problematic over long period)
Motherboard Overkill (doubt if you'll notice the difference between this and a cheaper TUF Z490)
Memory (Does your VM takes up that much room? Do you game with the VM running in the background?)
Storage: fine for boot but what about for games (my games libraries between Steam, Battle.net, Epic, Origina, and a few other games is over 1TB already). Even my laptop have 2.5 TB of SSD, the 512GB NVME that came standard another 2TB NVME in the second slot and it's barely enough.
Case: Fine but I generally go for silent case but that's a personal preference
PSU: Perfectly fine

Take the money saved and invest it in a good monitor or sound system.
 
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justin_43

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You should go with the 11700k instead becuse it is basically the same CPU as the 11900k for cheaper. It won't help with VM performance because it doesn't have any extra cores like with previous generations. They are both 8 core parts. The difference in clock speed is also negligable and can easily be overcome by overclocking. The 11900k is essentially a money grab by Intel. It's not worthy of the i9 name or price. Save yourself a few bucks. That's what I did.
 

OFaceSIG

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for a 3080 (i have one) a 5800x or 11700k is more then enough if you're gaming or doing lite virtualization. 11900k is a waste of money. If you're doing tons of virtualization or rendering, go core deep, 5900x or 5950x if you can afford it.
 
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Only thing I see is that $500 mobo is way overpriced. Should be able to get an excellent board for around half that.
 

dcun201

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Are you planning on overclocking? If not then you can get away with a mid tier mobo around $200 range.
 

jerry8169

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If you're really wanting that 11900k, and you have a microcenter close by, they have them at 519, instead of newegg 589 on your list. Otherwise, I agree with the rest of the folks who have chimed in, save the money and go for the 11700k, where again if you have a microcenter close to you, they are about $40 cheaper there than on newegg. If you are wanting/needing more cores and aren't worried about the pcie gen 4, then maybe look at the 10900k since you did say you were partial to intel chips.
 

Niner21

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I agree with a cheaper motherboard and a 11700K instead. The AIO isn't a bad idea and I've used a Noctua NH-D15S only to go back to a AIO due to the sheer weight and strain on my motherboard not to my liking. I do have the same Asus case and I love it. I have both the white and black versions and I haven't found a case that I like better.
 
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