Build Advice Building a new PC, thoughts on the parts?

oleman123

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Budget: $2900~ (USD)

Use Case: Gaming in 1440p

CPU:
Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor ($409.96 @ Amazon.sg)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.55 @ Amazon.sg)
Motherboard: MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($285.27 @ Amazon.sg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($145.48 @ Amazon.sg)
Storage: Western Digital Black SN850 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($97.90 @ Amazon.sg)
Storage: Western Digital Black SN850 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($160.86 @ Amazon.sg)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.87 @ Amazon.sg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB 10 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($1009 @ Amazon.sg)
Case: Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case ($238.29)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($138.75 @ Amazon.sg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($115.51 )
Total: $2,744.44

Additional Comments: I would love some feedback on the parts listed above, any opinions on a better/more suitable part is greatly appreciated.

EDIT:
I changed the price of the parts to what I can get it for in Singapore instead of the default prices given when I used pcpartpicker.com.
 
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geofelt

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Your ram is 44mm tall.
Your cooler allows 40mm.
You probably can move the front fan up enough to clear.
Or, you can use the similar Noctua nh-D15s which allows 65mm.
https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15s/specification
It comes in black if you want.

I would use a single 2tb m.2 pcie drive.
I find it easiest to manage a single C drive space.

Windows 11 will have a better scheduler, able to better distinguish between P cores and E cores.
 
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In my opinion your build is solid but you can make a few choices here and there to reduce cost and maintain the quality of the parts selection like so.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($109.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($272.12 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Black SN850 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3080 12GB LHR 12 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($989.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case ($199.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P6 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM 64-bit ($119.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $2654.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-06 12:26 EDT-0400
 
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Karadjgne

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Nothing wrong with your build as is. It's perfectly acceptable balance of parts. If that's what you want. As said, there are slightly better choices, but that's mostly a price option, not aesthetics or performance, but better part of $1000 is still a decent chunk of change and no point overspending by that amount to get basically the same thing, or as in the psu/storage options, worse performance.
 

Why_Me

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@oleman123 that card in your build is insanely expensive. With your budget I'd be looking at a DDR5 build.

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Graphics-WINDFORCE-GV-N308TGAMING-OC-12GD/dp/B083HZGMWZ/
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC 12GB Graphics Card $1,099.99

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-3080-ti-gaming-oc-review,1.html

https://www.provantage.com/kingston-technology-kf552c40bbk2-32~7KIN9405.htm
Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 5200 32GB (2x16GB) CL40 $175.32

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144512
MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI $269.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-Z690-TOMAHAWK-WIFI

or ...

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145392
GIGABYTE Z690 GAMING X $219.99 Save: $30.00 (12%)

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z690-GAMING-X-rev-10#kf

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FXKHN7M
Intel Core i7-12700KF $323.95

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/134595/intel-core-i712700kf-processor-25m-cache-up-to-5-00-ghz/specifications.html

O/S SSD

https://www.amazon.com/PNY-CS2130-500GB-Internal-Solid/dp/B0869BW8MH/
PNY CS2130 500GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $57.99

Storage SSD

PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $176.00

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y87YHRH
Noctua NH-D15 chromax.Black, Dual-Tower CPU Cooler $109.95

https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15-chromax-black

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-11-Home-USB/dp/B09V6R9QZZ/
Microsoft Windows 11 Home USB $139.00
 
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logainofhades

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Spending way to much, in areas you shouldn't.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($256.61 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB RS 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P5 Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($227.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 12GB LHR 12 GB GAMING Z TRIO Video Card ($998.99 @ GameStop)
Case: Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case ($206.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G6 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $2894.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-06 14:42 EDT-0400


You have the budget to go quite a bit further. Honestly, this close to launch of new stuff, unless you need a system now, I would wait.
 
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oleman123

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

Your build looks good, actually! When are you planning to pull the trigger on the purchase though?
Thanks! Probably some time this month, I thought of waiting for the newer stuff to launch, but I doubt I'll be able to get the new GPUs (if it releases this year) anytime near the release date or at msrp, and with newly released CPUs, there'll probably be period of it being unstable, so I don't see a point in waiting any longer to build a new desktop.
 

oleman123

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Your ram is 44mm tall.
Your cooler allows 40mm.
You probably can move the front fan up enough to clear.
Or, you can use the similar Noctua nh-D15s which allows 65mm.
https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15s/specification
It comes in black if you want.

I would use a single 2tb m.2 pcie drive.
I find it easiest to manage a single C drive space.

Windows 11 will have a better scheduler, able to better distinguish between P cores and E cores.
Oh thanks for pointing out about the cooler clearance! Will have to look more into it.
A single 2tb m.2 pcie drive would cost more though, but if the price difference isn't too much, I'll probably go that route.
Thanks for your inputs!
 
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oleman123

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In my opinion your build is solid but you can make a few choices here and there to reduce cost and maintain the quality of the parts selection like so.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($109.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($272.12 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Black SN850 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3080 12GB LHR 12 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($989.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case ($199.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P6 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM 64-bit ($119.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $2654.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-06 12:26 EDT-0400
I have edited the price of the parts to reflect a more accurate representation of what I can get them for. Thanks for the parts list though, I'll have a deeper look and compare them and see where I can cut cost!
 
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oleman123

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oleman123

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Nothing wrong with your build as is. It's perfectly acceptable balance of parts. If that's what you want. As said, there are slightly better choices, but that's mostly a price option, not aesthetics or performance, but better part of $1000 is still a decent chunk of change and no point overspending by that amount to get basically the same thing, or as in the psu/storage options, worse performance.

Thanks for your feedback, the pricing is not as accurate as it should be, I have edited the price of the parts to reflect a more accurate representation of what I can get them for , apologies for my mistake!
 
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oleman123

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@oleman123 that card in your build is insanely expensive. With your budget I'd be looking at a DDR5 build.

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Graphics-WINDFORCE-GV-N308TGAMING-OC-12GD/dp/B083HZGMWZ/
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC 12GB Graphics Card $1,099.99

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-3080-ti-gaming-oc-review,1.html

https://www.provantage.com/kingston-technology-kf552c40bbk2-32~7KIN9405.htm
Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 5200 32GB (2x16GB) CL40 $175.32

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144512
MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI $269.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-Z690-TOMAHAWK-WIFI

or ...

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145392
GIGABYTE Z690 GAMING X $219.99 Save: $30.00 (12%)

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z690-GAMING-X-rev-10#kf

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FXKHN7M
Intel Core i7-12700KF $323.95

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/134595/intel-core-i712700kf-processor-25m-cache-up-to-5-00-ghz/specifications.html

O/S SSD

https://www.amazon.com/PNY-CS2130-500GB-Internal-Solid/dp/B0869BW8MH/
PNY CS2130 500GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $57.99

Storage SSD

PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $176.00

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y87YHRH
Noctua NH-D15 chromax.Black, Dual-Tower CPU Cooler $109.95

https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15-chromax-black

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-11-Home-USB/dp/B09V6R9QZZ/
Microsoft Windows 11 Home USB $139.00
Yeah, I realized I forgot to edit the prices of the parts to what I can get them for in Singapore. Thanks for all the recommendations, I'll look more into these choices and compare the prices that I can get them for in SG.
 
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oleman123

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Spending way to much, in areas you shouldn't.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($256.61 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB RS 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P5 Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($227.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 12GB LHR 12 GB GAMING Z TRIO Video Card ($998.99 @ GameStop)
Case: Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case ($206.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G6 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $2894.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-06 14:42 EDT-0400


You have the budget to go quite a bit further. Honestly, this close to launch of new stuff, unless you need a system now, I would wait.
Yeah, I realized I forgot to edit the prices of the parts to what I can get them for in Singapore and that the budget was off from what I had in mind. Thanks for the parts list though, I'll have a deeper look and compare them and see where I can cut cost! I thought of waiting for the newer stuff to launch, but I doubt I'll be able to get the new GPUs (if it releases this year) anytime near the release date or at msrp, and with newly released CPUs, there'll probably be period of it being unstable, so I don't see a point in waiting any longer to build a new desktop.
 

Karadjgne

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Consider maybe going for the aio liquid cooling solution, that way ram height has no meaning. The Arctic freezer II series is very good, the Be Quiet pure loop is also decent.
Aesthetics, performance is similar.
With op's pricing out of whack because of $SG being different to $US, it's more of whats going to achieve better results, either as a whole, aesthetics whatever. At that level of pc, unless uber storage is needed, primary drive should be Gen4 NVMe, secondary either Gen3 or Sata ssd, whichever fits better. Cooling and psu the same, big. Air or liquid as options, id not be upset with a 360mm, 850w - 1200w depending on availability and pricing of decent units.

Op has the right general idea, and plenty of options and opinions, just needs to settle on specifics.
 

oleman123

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Aesthetics, performance is similar.
With op's pricing out of whack because of $SG being different to $US, it's more of whats going to achieve better results, either as a whole, aesthetics whatever. At that level of pc, unless uber storage is needed, primary drive should be Gen4 NVMe, secondary either Gen3 or Sata ssd, whichever fits better. Cooling and psu the same, big. Air or liquid as options, id not be upset with a 360mm, 850w - 1200w depending on availability and pricing of decent units.

Op has the right general idea, and plenty of options and opinions, just needs to settle on specifics.
Regarding the storage, would it make more sense to use 1 Gen4 NVMe (2TB) for OS and some games and 1 HDD (2TB) for other uses as compared to what I initially listed?
 
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