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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($359.93 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 980 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT 16 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($1329.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($102.30 @ Amazon)
Total: $2322.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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If Ray-Tracing is not important to you then this will be a beast. But if you want Ray-Tracing performance then I say add more to the budget i coming 2-3months and go for RTX3080Ti 165W Laptop which will cost you a bit over this but that will give you much better Ray-Tracing Performance.
 
No idea what your fixation is with a cpu that's three generations old and gets beat like a rented mule by an i5 that's $100 cheaper. And forget about the 4x8GB of RAM. It's the year 2022 and this is an Intel build. 2x16GB if you want 32GB of RAM.

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $203.81

ASUS TUF Gaming B660M-PLUS WiFi D4 $179.99


https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G36C16U4B/dp/B083TRXZ98/
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3600MHz 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $205.73

be quiet! Pure Rock 2 Black 150W TDP CPU Cooler $44.90

https://www.bequiet.com/en/contact/lga1700mounting
be quiet! LGA-1700 Mounting Kit

 
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No idea what your fixation is with a cpu that's three generations old and gets beat like a rented mule by an i5 that's $100 cheaper. And forget about the 4x8GB of RAM. It's the year 2022 and this is an Intel build. 2x16GB if you want 32GB of RAM.

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $203.81

ASUS TUF Gaming B660M-PLUS WiFi D4 $179.99


https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G36C16U4B/dp/B083TRXZ98/
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3600MHz 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $205.73

be quiet! Pure Rock 2 Black 150W TDP CPU Cooler $44.90

https://www.bequiet.com/en/contact/lga1700mounting
be quiet! LGA-1700 Mounting Kit

I've always thought that i7 is Ideal for PC Gaming and an i5 is trash since they don't have what it takes to measure up to an i7, and I always thought that more RAM = Better FPS, but i could be wrong... and another reason for the 32GB of RAM was my current i7 4770k system uses 32GB of RAM so i wanted to try to match it wit the new rig...
 

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When I said my 4770k uses 32GB of RAM it occupies all 4 RAM slots so I thought that 4x8 would work... maybe I'm wrong, And does a K-series (i7) not cut it anymore for PC Gaming?
 
When I said my 4770k uses 32GB of RAM it occupies all 4 RAM slots so I thought that 4x8 would work
yes, 4x 8GB will work.
but these Core CPUs will utilize a dual channel 2x 16GB kit as well or likely better than a 4x kit.
thought that i7 is Ideal for PC Gaming and an i5 is trash
definitely not true.
i5's have never been trash, each generation at it's time still offered good i5 gaming chips.

considering 11th/12th gen;
their i5 series will blow most older generation i7s out of the water with single core performance and even many with their multi-core performance.
the i5-12400F is much better than anything 10th gen or lower. but if going i5, i'd probably stick with the 12600K.

i tend to stick with Z*** series boards when building personal Intel systems because they offer a bit more options, a bit more headroom for future, and more opportunity for overclocking in most situations.
also the majority that i check out seem to offer better VRM cooling and usually used to offer more SATA ports(though i don't require those much anymore).
when budget building for a 3rd party, i always use B*** series boards though.

if you're building for the future and the have money to invest go with the best available and you will probably end up happier with the system for a longer period of time.
 
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I guess I was poking at the i5 6600k to the i5 8600k or newer, Or maybe that was me just being stubborn and dumb thinking that i7's are better than any i5 chip... since I always thought the i7 hold up longer than any comparable to any i5 CPU... Also are the K variants of the i7 not worth the bargain? I thought that if your going to build a Gaming PC (Intel) go with a unlocked i7 (K)... Also what the difference between the i7 and i5 F chips? weren't the K models the one to go for? since they held up better in games?
 
If your going to build, something like this would do you well;

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($114.27 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB XC3 ULTRA GAMING iCX3 Video Card ($1014.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G6 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1991.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-01-20 14:18 EST-0500
 

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I took the advice and updated my PCPartPicker list https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MyD32m, I got rid of the 10700k and the LGA 1200 Motherboard and updated to a 2x16 RAM kit (32GB)

I still left the case blank, not sure what I want to use for the Case...? and would a 1080 Ti (11GB GDDR5) still be a good choice for this PC? Considering that any newer GPU is still UNobtainable by any means without markups, scalpers etc...
 
and would a 1080 Ti still be a good choice for this PC?
everywhere i've seen them for the last year or so, even used, were still way over priced.
some ~1.5x what they were at MSRP upon launch.
over 5 years ago i payed ~$750 for a new EVGA FTW3 OC edition.
but mine wasn't holding up with newer games anymore since about 2020.
not sure what I want to use for the Case
below is a "wishlist" i had configured over a few years of some of the nicer ones i had seen with better options,
even though a large portion of them have been out of stock in a lot of places shopping around will usually turn up something good,
i still always recommend the be quiet! Silent Base 802 over any other recently released models:

https://newegg.io/e44c8a5

Considering that any newer GPU is still UNobtainable by any means
sign up for the Newegg Shuffle and hope you run across a good card that's not part of some crap bundle of junk.
got me two nice cards at MSRP.
 

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Is a i7 12700k or an i7 11700k better than a KF versions of the same i7 CPU? And The reason why I posted this question to the forums was If I could use that $2050 to get enough parts to build Two Gaming PCs? Both the i7 12700k (Orignially the i7 10700k was the goal, but that was changed to the i7 12700k and the i7 8700k (backup system) or is that not possible?
 
you can easily "Google" the difference between F, K, KF, i5, i7, etc without waiting for 3rd party answers here.

one point of this site/forum, what seems many years ago now, was to teach people how to discover their own answers and research their own problems.
but these days it seems to be more about being someone's personal shopper and personal researcher.
no offense to you Ninja personally.
just seems here we're mostly breeding laziness and vying for "best answers" rather than actually spreading much wisdom on how for others to proceed on their own.
 

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So is a 10700k really bad? I get that it's 2 years old and "gets beaten like a rented mule" but I still think a 10700k has potential, and I don't really fall for the "Planned Obsolescence" non-sense, Sure it's outdated but the reason I choose an i7 10700k was it was "cheap" enough that I could find it paired into a LGA1200 Mobo and cut some of the cost out of buying the parts separately. Also a computer is never "obsolete" in my eyes, sure it's slow and outdated because it can't do the latest and greatest, that's just sounds like a waste... That's just lazy tech consumers who fall for that planned obsolence gibberish always trying to find ways to make new products look outdated, Thinking they need to buy the "latest and greatest" just because it's new and improved... Such Non-sense, are we that stupid? or are we as humans just getting dumber and dumber as the days go by?
 
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So is a 10700k really bad? I get that it's 2 years old and "gets beaten like a rented mule" but I still think a 10700k has potential, and I don't really fall for the "Planned Obsolescence" <Mod Edit> sure it's outdated but the reason I choose an i7 10700k was it was "cheap" enough that I could find it paired into a LGA1200 Mobo and cut some of the cost out of buying the parts separately. Also a computer is never "obsolete" in my eyes, sure it's slow and outdated because it can't do the latest and greatest, that's just pure <Mod Edit>... That's just lazy tech consumers who fall for that planned obsolence gibberish always trying to find ways to make new products look outdated, Thinking they need to buy the "latest and greatest" just because it's new and improved... Such <Mod Edit>, are we that stupid? or are we as humans just getting dumber and dumber as the days go by?
This is what the $200 i5 12400/12400F does to the i7 11700K. I can only imagine what it does to the 10700K which is three generations old.



And there it is.

 
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-B660-PLUS-D4-Motherboard-Thunderbolt/dp/B09NWDQ1TH/
ASUS Prime B660-PLUS D4 $139.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $199.98

 
That's just lazy tech consumers who fall for that planned obsolence gibberish always trying to find ways to make new products look outdated, Thinking they need to buy the "latest and greatest" just because it's new and improved... Such <Mod Edit>, are we that stupid? or are we as humans just getting dumber and dumber as the days go by?
no, that's consumers that want the best possible performance and the latest architecture for a marginally different price instead of investing near to the same amount for older products that don't offer the same performance.

no basic user, unless they have way too much money to blow, is going to keep upgrading with every generation and every new technology.
but when building a new system using the latest available will keep your performance higher until you are ready to upgrade and build again, which may be every 3-4 generations or even more for many users.

saving ~$50 for ≥15% less performance is never a good idea unless you just don't need or will ever want that extra bit of performance.
but if you can get much better performance for the same price or less, then it would just be stupid to blow money on an older generation of tech because you think you are outwitting some supposed marketing scheme.
 
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So Should I go for an 11700k or a 12700k? since I am still not sure which to go for, I still want an i7 CPU i still think an i7 is better in more modern PC titles... But am also cuirous as to see if I went with an i7 11700k and all the parts needed would I still have enough money to build/buy a backup PC (i7 8700k) with all parts needed minus the GPU... :(:I
 
Should I go for an 11700k or a 12700k?..
I still want an i7 CPU i still think an i7 is better in more modern PC titles
you can spend some time researching comparison reviews and watching test benches showing that in most gaming scenarios the i5-12600K, & even the 12400F, beat the i7-11700K in average FPS.
if you're not going for the i7-12700K, then go with one of the i5 12th gen variants.

or just do whatever your heart tells you.
many here have explained which path you should take, but if it will make you feel a bit better go with whatever you desire.
it's your system and the way you feel about it should really be all that matters.
whether you will be disappointed in the future or have some buyer's remorse is always a gamble we take.
 

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I think I'm going to stick with a 10700k, since I watched some game comparisons of the 10700k vs the 11700k, the 10700k while being three generations old... beat the 11700k, but what "high-end" LGA 1200 motherboard should I use? Z490 or Z590? Also the 10700k is ~$150 cheaper than the 11700k weird and those tech reviews gave the 11700k a bad rap....
 
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I think I'm going to stick with a 10700k, since I watched some game comparisons of the 10700k vs the 11700k, the 10700k while being three generations old... beat the 11700k, but what "high-end" LGA 1200 motherboard should I use? Z490 or Z590? Also the 10700k is ~$150 cheaper than the 11700k weird and those tech reviews gave the 11700k a bad rap....
You're going to spend over $300 on a three generation old cpu and pair it up with a high end LGA 1200 board for a new build. Classic.
 

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So your saying I'm making the buyer's mistake of going with a three year old CPU (10700k) instead of going with a 12700k to fit in with everyone else? all tho I have thought about going with AMDs CPUs if I can't make up my mind with which Intel i7 CPU im going with... BTW are AMD CPUs cheaper than Intel CPUs?
 

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