I am looking to build a machine with a 3950x on the WS X570-Ace. I plan to outfit it with a PCIe v4 SSD (Corsair MP600 as it’s a decent price with the same muted aesthetic) and an Intel 10gb x722 NIC. In addition I hope to populate my 2nd M.2 and at least two of the SATA 6gbps ports.
My main drivers for building this are for video editing, replacing a 5-year old 6-core i7, getting at least 5 years of use out of it, and a significant amount of virtualization (virtualbox) for development and lab/mock-ups of various software suites and network function virtualization (DevOps).
I want to be able to use this workstation for some modest gaming on occasion and am in the budget for either a 2070-Super or a 5700XT. I see that the NVidia option has more favorable reviews, however given that I plan to use so much of the IO I am wondering if there would be any negatives to using a PCIe v3 GPU when my NIC is also going to be 10G PCIe v3 x8. I am worried that I am going to be doing a disservice to myself if I don’t use a v4 GPU.
If it matters, my primary monitor is a 1440p IPS and my secondary is a 1080p monitor for “parking” apps/videos/video-editing previews, etc.