Question Building a new system

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I would like to use the Intel i9 - 12900k with the Maximus z690. Since DDR5 ram is near impossible to get right now, should I just scrap that plan and use an ASUS Prime Z690M DDR 4 board with the i9 instead? Or should I be patient and wait for more DDR5 ram to hit the shelves? I can't see manufacturers letting this shortage cut into xmas sales, but projections don't sound good. I'm afraid if I wait too long there will be a shortage of those ASUS boards! I game a lot on my current setup if that helps.
 

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I would go with a DDR4 motherboard. The performance, on average, isn't really any different, between the two. By the time a 12900k would need upgraded, you would be changing to a new platform, and ddr5, anyway. Why would you be looking at the Z590m prime, when you are already looking to get a maximus?
 
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I got blinded by the new shiny? 🤷‍♀️:D

I guess the ASUS Rog z690 looks like a better fit.

Anyway, what you're saying makes sense. Thanks!
 
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I think I'd go ddr4 and let ddr5 get its legs under it so the speeds go up and prices come down.

Of course if I had anything Intel gen 8 and up, I'd just try to wait for the next iteration altogether, which is where I am.
 
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I was considering an i7 12700kf w/an AORUS z690 at first until I saw the i9. I might rethink my entire plan now that my first choice is out the window. Either way, I'll go with a DDR4 board as has been suggested. Thanks for the input!


 
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My old system is on its last leg so I'm using my laptop right now to game on. The laptop does fine but I really just want a new desktop. :D

I think I'd go ddr4 and let ddr5 get its legs under it so the speeds go up and prices come down.

Of course if I had anything Intel gen 8 and up, I'd just try to wait for the next iteration altogether, which is where I am.
 
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I would like to use the Intel i9 - 12900k with the Maximus z690. Since DDR5 ram is near impossible to get right now, should I just scrap that plan and use an ASUS Prime Z690M DDR 4 board with the i9 instead? Or should I be patient and wait for more DDR5 ram to hit the shelves? I can't see manufacturers letting this shortage cut into xmas sales, but projections don't sound good. I'm afraid if I wait too long there will be a shortage of those ASUS boards! I game a lot on my current setup if that helps.
ddr4 is still good enough. The i9 12900K supports DDR4 and DDR5
You can find 4600 MHz DDR4 RAM.
 
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So, considering the advice here I revised my build.

The system will be mostly for gaming. I plan to use Windows 11. Still considering what video card to get. But so far my plan is this:

Intel i9 12900k (I know the i7 12700k/kf is really good for gaming but I stuck with the i9)

Intel Core i9-12900K - Core i9 12th Gen Alder Lake 16-Core (8P+8E) 3.2 GHz LGA 1700 125W Intel UHD Graphics 770 Desktop Processor - BX8071512900K - Newegg.com



ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A

Amazon.com: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 LGA1700(Intel 12th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard(PCIe 5.0,DDR4,16+1 Power Stages,WiFi 6,2.5 Gb LAN,BT v5.2,Thunderbolt 4,4xM.2 and Front USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C) : Electronics



Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler (No liquid cooling for me. This cooler is supposed to be the best cooling but needs an upgrade kit for the LGA 1700 so maybe there’s a better option?)

Amazon.com: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.Black, Dual-Tower CPU Cooler (140mm, Black) : Electronics



Samsung Pro 980 SSD 1TB w/heatsink

AmazonSmile: Samsung 980 PRO SSD 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen 4 Gaming M.2 Internal Solid State Hard Drive Memory Card, Maximum Speed, Thermal Control, MZ-V8P2T0B : Electronics



G.Skill 32GB Trident Z NEO RGB DDR4 3600MHz PC4-28800 CL14 Dual Channel Kit (2X 16GB) (14-15-15-35)

AmazonSmile: G.Skill 32GB Trident Z NEO RGB DDR4 3600MHz PC4-28800 CL14 Dual Channel Kit (2X 16GB) : Electronics

Or

Team Group DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Timing 14-15-15-35



Team T-Force XTREEM ARGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model TF10D432G3600HC14CDC01 - Newegg.com

(I hate the look of both memory options but the timing is good)



Thermaltake Level 20 RS Mid Tower (maybe, still looking)

Thermaltake Level 20 RS Motherboard Sync ARGB ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 200mm RGB Fans + 140mm Rear Fan Black CA-1P8-00M1WN-00 - Best Buy

Or

Phanteks Enthoo Pro 2 Full Tower Dual System Computer Case Black Mesh and RGB - Newegg.com (kinda like the full tower)



Seagate 850W Power Supply (Maybe less power will do)

Seasonic FOCUS PX-850, 850W 80+ Platinum Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-850PX. - Newegg.com



Still considering the video card.
 
Sep 21, 2021
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So, considering the advice here I revised my build.

The system will be mostly for gaming. I plan to use Windows 11. Still considering what video card to get. But so far my plan is this:

Intel i9 12900k (I know the i7 12700k/kf is really good for gaming but I stuck with the i9)

Intel Core i9-12900K - Core i9 12th Gen Alder Lake 16-Core (8P+8E) 3.2 GHz LGA 1700 125W Intel UHD Graphics 770 Desktop Processor - BX8071512900K - Newegg.com



ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A

Amazon.com: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 LGA1700(Intel 12th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard(PCIe 5.0,DDR4,16+1 Power Stages,WiFi 6,2.5 Gb LAN,BT v5.2,Thunderbolt 4,4xM.2 and Front USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C) : Electronics



Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler (No liquid cooling for me. This cooler is supposed to be the best cooling but needs an upgrade kit for the LGA 1700 so maybe there’s a better option?)

Amazon.com: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.Black, Dual-Tower CPU Cooler (140mm, Black) : Electronics



Samsung Pro 980 SSD 1TB w/heatsink

AmazonSmile: Samsung 980 PRO SSD 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen 4 Gaming M.2 Internal Solid State Hard Drive Memory Card, Maximum Speed, Thermal Control, MZ-V8P2T0B : Electronics



G.Skill 32GB Trident Z NEO RGB DDR4 3600MHz PC4-28800 CL14 Dual Channel Kit (2X 16GB) (14-15-15-35)

AmazonSmile: G.Skill 32GB Trident Z NEO RGB DDR4 3600MHz PC4-28800 CL14 Dual Channel Kit (2X 16GB) : Electronics

Or

Team Group DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Timing 14-15-15-35



Team T-Force XTREEM ARGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model TF10D432G3600HC14CDC01 - Newegg.com

(I hate the look of both memory options but the timing is good)



Thermaltake Level 20 RS Mid Tower (maybe, still looking)

Thermaltake Level 20 RS Motherboard Sync ARGB ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 200mm RGB Fans + 140mm Rear Fan Black CA-1P8-00M1WN-00 - Best Buy

Or

Phanteks Enthoo Pro 2 Full Tower Dual System Computer Case Black Mesh and RGB - Newegg.com (kinda like the full tower)



Seagate 850W Power Supply (Maybe less power will do)

Seasonic FOCUS PX-850, 850W 80+ Platinum Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-850PX. - Newegg.com



Still considering the video card.
So, considering the advice here I revised my build.

The system will be mostly for gaming. I plan to use Windows 11. Still considering what video card to get. But so far my plan is this:

Intel i9 12900k (I know the i7 12700k/kf is really good for gaming but I stuck with the i9)

Intel Core i9-12900K - Core i9 12th Gen Alder Lake 16-Core (8P+8E) 3.2 GHz LGA 1700 125W Intel UHD Graphics 770 Desktop Processor - BX8071512900K - Newegg.com



ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A

Amazon.com: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 LGA1700(Intel 12th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard(PCIe 5.0,DDR4,16+1 Power Stages,WiFi 6,2.5 Gb LAN,BT v5.2,Thunderbolt 4,4xM.2 and Front USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C) : Electronics



Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler (No liquid cooling for me. This cooler is supposed to be the best cooling but needs an upgrade kit for the LGA 1700 so maybe there’s a better option?)

Amazon.com: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.Black, Dual-Tower CPU Cooler (140mm, Black) : Electronics



Samsung Pro 980 SSD 1TB w/heatsink

AmazonSmile: Samsung 980 PRO SSD 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen 4 Gaming M.2 Internal Solid State Hard Drive Memory Card, Maximum Speed, Thermal Control, MZ-V8P2T0B : Electronics



G.Skill 32GB Trident Z NEO RGB DDR4 3600MHz PC4-28800 CL14 Dual Channel Kit (2X 16GB) (14-15-15-35)

AmazonSmile: G.Skill 32GB Trident Z NEO RGB DDR4 3600MHz PC4-28800 CL14 Dual Channel Kit (2X 16GB) : Electronics

Or

Team Group DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Timing 14-15-15-35



Team T-Force XTREEM ARGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model TF10D432G3600HC14CDC01 - Newegg.com

(I hate the look of both memory options but the timing is good)



Thermaltake Level 20 RS Mid Tower (maybe, still looking)

Thermaltake Level 20 RS Motherboard Sync ARGB ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 200mm RGB Fans + 140mm Rear Fan Black CA-1P8-00M1WN-00 - Best Buy

Or

Phanteks Enthoo Pro 2 Full Tower Dual System Computer Case Black Mesh and RGB - Newegg.com (kinda like the full tower)



Seagate 850W Power Supply (Maybe less power will do)

Seasonic FOCUS PX-850, 850W 80+ Platinum Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-850PX. - Newegg.com



Still considering the video card.
an rtx 3090 or amd rx 6900XT works great
 
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