New PC – Did I make a mistake in the planning?

Hello everyone, I’ve been planning a new PC purchase for some time (actually since the introduction of the Nvidia 30XX series) and since you can somehow always wait for “the next right moment”, it should now be implemented soon.

So here is the questionnaire:

1. Do you want to play on PC? If yes, what?

My most played (Guilty Pleasure) game is World of Warcraft, although that wouldn’t really require a PC upgrade.
Otherwise I have some (action) RPGs on my pile of shame like Cyberpunk 2077, Elden Ring and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
I also play a lot of strategy games like Total War Warhammer 3 and Anno 1800, simulations and turn-based tactics games. My favorite games for next year are Diablo IV, Kerbal’s Space Program 2, Cities Skylines 2, Baldur’s Gate 3 and (probably) Starfield.

2. Would you like to use the PC for image/music/video editing or something similar? As a hobby or are you a professional? What software will you use?

Yes, I use my PC for Photoshop and Blender, just as a hobby, but I don’t want it to become a pure gaming machine.

3. Do you have special requirements or wishes (specific brands and manufacturers, overclocking, a particularly quiet PC, RGB lighting, …)?

Like my current PC, I plan to use the PC for 5-6 years. That’s why I tried to select rather high-quality and hopefully durable components. I don’t need the absolute performance crown, but it should represent the upper middle class. I don’t care much about case size or a super-quiet PC. I don’t need RGB lighting, but I’ll take it with me if it doesn’t cost much more.

I don’t play anything competitive and I don’t really play shooters, so I don’t need an FPS over 100. Currently I even cap all games to 60 FPS. But I really enjoy new technology and so I would like to have decent ray tracing performance, as well as CUDA/OptiX in Blender and therefore tend towards Nvidia.

4. How many and which monitors do you want to use? Model, resolution, refresh rate (Hertz)? Gsync/FreeSync? How many FPS do you want to see?

I have 3 monitors:

1 x Viewsonic XG270QC WQHD via DisplayPort (theoretically FreeSync – but flickers with my current setup, 165 Hz)
1 x Samsung LS24AG32x FHD per DisplayPort (165 Hz)
1 x Iiyama ProLite PL2473HD FHD per HDMI (60 Hz)

I don’t plan on going to 4k any time soon.

5. Do you still have an old PC, parts of which could be reused?
(Please with links or exact model name)

I want everything new, my current PC will be passed on/reused.

6. How much money do you want to spend?

I would like to spend 2000 € like a few years ago, but the times are probably over for my ideas and that’s why I double it to 4000 €.

7. When should the PC be purchased?

In the next 3 months

8. Would you like to assemble the PC yourself or have it assembled (by the shop or by helpers (list as sticky))?

I live in a very rural area and unfortunately, due to a physical limitation, it is no longer possible for me to assemble the PC myself, which is why I either have it delivered assembled from one of the well-known online shops or get an estimate from a computer dealer (I have no idea what the price surcharge is has to calculate) will catch up nearby. In the list of helpers here in the forum, no one is anywhere near me.

9. Would you like to stream your content with the PC (e.g. via Twitch/OBS)? If so, what games/content? Do you already have parts for the stream setup? (multi-monitors, microphone, camera, stream deck, …)?

No, I don’t stream.

Sooooo, and now here is my planned compilation:

CPU: Intel Core i7-13700K 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S 82.51 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z790 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-7200 CL34 Memory
Storage: Samsung 990 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card: MSI SUPRIM X GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Torrent RGB ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: be quiet! Dark Power 13 1000 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster AE-7 32-bit 384 kHz Sound Card
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-03-19 17:03 CET+0100)

It’s already a long post, but here are a few thoughts from me about some parts and why I chose them.

CPU is pretty logical for me due to good performance in games as well as in applications. I don’t think the surcharge for the 13900 is worth it for me.
I took the CPU cooler because I am absolutely happy with my NH-D14, which has been doing a great job in my current system for years. If I don’t leave the power limit free or deal with undervolting, the NH-D15S should be able to cool the processor easily, right?
Mainboard I found out through forums that MSI offers a pretty good BIOS and memory often runs without problems. That leads me to the RAM. I know that everything about DDR5-5600 is hit or miss, but still I would like to ask you here for your opinion, if you feel good that the CPU/MB/RAM combo just runs with XMP. The memory kit (F5-7200J3445G16GX2-TZ5RK) is listed in the motherboard compatibility list.
When it comes to the graphics card, it’s always difficult to answer what you really need, but would you take the 4080 for my applications, or the 4070 TI for €400 less and then exchange it again faster. The 4080 offers better price/performance.
I read about the case that it is very good for air-cooled PCs and I simply like it better than the Corsair 7000 D, for example. I would have this blowing out behind the CPU. That should ensure proper airflow, right?
I have now chosen the power supply because if I get a new PC, ATX 3 should also be supported right away. I know that some people have noise problems with it, reviews say that the fan is whisper quiet. I have no idea how big the problem with BeQuiet is now. An alternative which I had looked at was the MPG A1000G. Would you rather take that, despite “worse” efficiency?

So, now I would like to thank you all, I look forward to your opinions on this project and I hope I haven’t completely lost my mind.