New PC Build - Feedback Requested/Appreciated!

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Hey All,

Been rocking the same build for the past 6 years. I am planning to build a new system with the goal being better gaming/system performance, higher FPS, etc . Looking for feedback on this build. I think I am pretty close on the final part list, but wanted to get feedback from the community to see if there were any areas I am missing, compatibility issues, areas where I could get more value etc. (For reference I have included my current build at the bottom).

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-3 months
Budget Range: ~$3500
System Usage: Gaming (COD, WZ, Battlefield, FPS)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Flexible
Location: Georgia, USA
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: Not planning on it
Your Monitor Resolution: Currently running 4K at 60FPS. I will be keeping my 4K monitors, but plan to add an Alienware AW2721D 27.0" 2560x1440 240 Hz Monitor specifically for gaming.
Additional Comments: My current system has a NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU which I plan to transfer to the new system.

NEW BUILD LIST:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-10850K 3.6 GHz 10-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste
Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO ATX LGA1200 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory
Storage: PNY CS2130 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card
Case: Phanteks Enthoo 719 ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G6 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit
Case Fan: Corsair iCUE QL120 41.8 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack
Case Fan: Corsair iCUE QL120 41.8 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack
Monitor: Alienware AW2721D 27.0" 2560x1440 240 Hz Monitor

CURRENT BUILD
CASE: Corsair Obsidian Series Black 550D
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Maximus VII HERO Z97 DDR3 2600
CPU: Intel i7-4790k
CPU COOLING: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
GPU: NVIDIA RTX 3070
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR3 1600mhz
STORAGE: Crucial Mx100 512 SSD / WD 2TB SATA III 7200RPM HD
POWER: XFX PRO1050W Black Edition
OS: Windows 10 Pro
MONITOR: Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch 4k UHD LED-Lit Monitor

Thanks in advance everyone!
 
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Not my area of expertise, but……as far as I know Intel is releasing new CPUs quite soon, so maybe wait to see if they're more than hype.


You have that in twice, typo? 32GB is more than enough for years, 64GB a waste.
Thanks for the reply Brian. Intel is "supposed" to release info on their new CPUs at the end of this month, so good idea to wait and see what they release.

In terms of RAM, why is 64gb a waste? I am at 32 GB right now and routinely use most of it.
 
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One additional question is how important is the PCI-E 4? Am I missing a lot by getting a CPU that does not support it?
 
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One additional question is how important is the PCI-E 4? Am I missing a lot by getting a CPU that does not support it?
For gaming as of today you wont notice a difference in load times. I'm not sure about the future as I don't know exactly how Direct Storage will use NVME drives in a few years, whether gen 3 drives will be compatible or how much faster 4 would be than 3 in real life use if they are both compatible.I'm also not sure on how much PCI-E 4.0 will affect your non gaming applications.

FWIW SATA SSD's operate at speeds around a quarter of PCI-E 3.0 NVME drives but in real life this doesnt translate to much difference in load times.
 
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Another couple of questions for the group:

1) Intel says the 10850k only supports dual-channel DDR4-2933 RAM.
a) Would I be limited to only 2 sticks of RAM (even though the MB supports 4)?
b) Is it still ok to run 3200 or 3600 rated RAM?
 
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Another couple of questions for the group:

1) Intel says the 10850k only supports dual-channel DDR4-2933 RAM.
a) Would I be limited to only 2 sticks of RAM (even though the MB supports 4)?
b) Is it still ok to run 3200 or 3600 rated RAM?
You aren't limited to 2 sticks of RAM and 3200mhz is ideal for Intel 10/11 gen cpu's.
 
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