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Hi friends, this is probably not best space but i cant find any help. I was hoping someone here could help me out since i cant find any help on reddit.

I have $4k to spend and wanted to build a PC with lots of SSD space and 3,000mb+ reads. And just have 1 gpu to start cracking. I have done cracking but my laptop sucks and overheats so I wanna upgrade to a real computer.

I was looking for:
- i7 9700k
- 2x Samsung 970 evo plus 2TB (for storage)
- 1x Samsung 860 evo 1TB (for OS/programs)
- 2x Corsair RGB 32gb 3200mhz
- 1x 1080ti/2080ti/3080 (this is solely for myself im not starting a business, i think more recent is best but 1080ti is probably cheaper. what do you guys think)

Ive never built a pc before and im so confused with what motherboards, cases, cooling to use. Im looking at the Aorus ultra would this mobo work with these parts? And not have the parts competing with eachother?

I would really appreciate if someone can point me in the right direction.

Thank you!
This is probably the best space to find help for workstation builds, at least when their main purpose is cracking with hashcat.

There are a few things I would like to know, before going for suggestions.
1. Do you have an idea how long your cracking jobs will be? More like short to medium jobs (say 24 hours at max) or longer?
2. How are the temperatures in the room you will be running your rig and is it possible to keep this room cool? (This is only relevant for long jobs)
3. How much do you care about noise? (More noise = better cooling)
4. Do you think you might want to plug another GPU in at some point?
5. Do you also want to use this rig for gaming or something else?