Question New build: please advise if any issues


Diamond Member
Oct 5, 2009
I need to upgrade a 10 year old sandybridge PC. I will keep the case (a silverstone FTO2 case but scrap almost everything else other than a couple of HDDs). My major requirement is being able to game at 1080p and potentially 1440p and being bootable from a NVME SSD. I don't want to have to upgrade again for another 5-10 years. I do some light statistical work on it but dont' need much computing power.

Budget right now is between 2-3 K but I would prefer closer to 2K.
I will not overclock
I have no brand preference
I'm not in a rush

Please let me know if you see any major errors.
ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus ATX Motherboard

Ryzen 5900X CPU

G skill Ripjaws 2x16 gb RAM x 2 (total 64 gb) DDR4 3200 desktop memory

Seasonic Focus GX-850 modular PSU

Creative sound blasterX AE-5 sound card

MSI GTX 3070 gpu

Coolermaster hyper212 air cooler

Samsung 970 Evo 2TB NVME SSD
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No Lifer
Aug 25, 2001
I need to upgrade a 10 year old sandybridge PC.
Yes, you do!

Parts list looks good from here, do you already have the 3070 picked out? Or will you need to pay "scalper prices"? Considered a 6900XT?

Or wait for the non-K Alder Lake parts in Q1 2022.