Question First high end build need guidance

Jul 4, 2022
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Budget (including currency): €2000~

Country: Belgium

Games, programs: Popular AAA games, World of Warcraft

Other details: Build can be found here:https://be.pcpartpicker.com/list/3fv978, It's still a rough draft with the help of some friends. I'm not that good with pc parts myself even though i've been gaming since forever. So i'm mainly looking for guidance or suggestions for parts. I currently have a pc with a 1060 but bottlenecked by other parts, i'm opting for a full new build so i can give this one to the gf.

preferably with a card this high powered i'd like to play on 2560 x 1440 144hz. (Also don't care that much about RGB)

Mainly concerned about Motherboard having the right slots and the GPU cooling.

3080 seems good to me over the 3070ti but 3080ti is quite alot more expensive where i live.

And i already have a 1tb ssd

(Had some people suggest the i7-12700F already and a different motherboard.)
 

Lutfij

Titan
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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

Your build, for a newcomer...is actually fine. The only gripe I have with the build is that you're adding a wireless adapter to the lineup, why not look into a motherboard that has WiFI+BT bundled onto it? Helps keep things sleek. Also, considering multi GPU setups are a thing of the past, being impractical now, why not look into an matx build, shrink the build a little more? Lastly, I'd look into a PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD as the secondary SSD/drive for games. The smaller sized PCIe 3.0 can be for the OS and app's/launchers.

Outside of that, the build is actually good!

On another though, perhaps open another thread for your existing system in hopes that you're not really gifting the system with mistakes off to your gf...? I feel like you could salvage it and then give a somewhat polished rig.
 
Budget (including currency): €2000~

Country: Belgium

Games, programs: Popular AAA games, World of Warcraft

Other details: Build can be found here:https://be.pcpartpicker.com/list/3fv978, It's still a rough draft with the help of some friends. I'm not that good with pc parts myself even though i've been gaming since forever. So i'm mainly looking for guidance or suggestions for parts. I currently have a pc with a 1060 but bottlenecked by other parts, i'm opting for a full new build so i can give this one to the gf.

preferably with a card this high powered i'd like to play on 2560 x 1440 144hz. (Also don't care that much about RGB)

Mainly concerned about Motherboard having the right slots and the GPU cooling.

3080 seems good to me over the 3070ti but 3080ti is quite alot more expensive where i live.

And i already have a 1tb ssd

(Had some people suggest the i7-12700F already and a different motherboard.)
If you don't care about rgb why get ram that has that?

You might be able to save a buck going non rgb.
 
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Why_Me

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indeed, i missed that one.

GPU wise, Any recommendations? 3080 is for sure, but what type cooling is very unknown to me.
Any card with a triple fan set up which is pretty much all of them. As far as a case you want one with at least two front intake fans. And as far as motherboards go, try to find one that comes with WiFi 6.
 
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Why_Me

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https://www.megekko.nl/product/2013/1146140/Midi-Tower-Behuizingen/Lian-Li-Lancool-II-MESH-C-PERFORMANCE-Black-Midi-Tower-Behuizing
Lian Li Lancool II MESH C PERFORMANCE Mid Tower Case €114,90

https://www.megekko.nl/product/4186/264381/PC-Voedingen-PSU-/Seasonic-Focus-GX-850-PSU-PC-voeding
Corsair RM850x (2021) 850W 80+ GOLD Modular Power Supply €139,-

https://www.megekko.nl/product/7953/1039777/Intel-Socket-1700-Moederborden/Asus-TUF-GAMING-H670-PRO-WIFI-D4
Asus TUF GAMING H670-PRO WIFI D4 €199,90

https://www.megekko.nl/product/7956/310500/Socket-1700-Processoren/Intel-Core-i7-12700F
Intel Core i7 12700F €362,-

https://www.megekko.nl/product/1994/1117516/CPU-Luchtkoeling/DeepCool-AK620
DeepCool AK620 CPU Cooler €64,90

https://www.megekko.nl/product/2046/1088279/DDR4-Geheugen/Corsair-DDR4-Vengeance-LPX-2x16GB-3600-Geheugenmodule
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600MHz 32GB (2x16GB) CL18 €119,90

https://www.megekko.nl/product/5093/247713/SSD-M-2/Samsung-970-EVO-Plus-500GB-M-2-SSD
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 SSD €67,90

Total: €1068,50 *not including shipping

A better look at those components.




https://global.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/AK620-High-Performance-CPU-Cooler/2021/13067.shtml

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134592/intel-core-i712700f-processor-25m-cache-up-to-4-90-ghz.html

i7 12700 / 12700F gaming benchmarks.

 
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Zerk2012

Titan
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indeed, i missed that one.

GPU wise, Any recommendations? 3080 is for sure, but what type cooling is very unknown to me.
I see no reason at all to get the 5900X processor for a gaming PC, use the extra money to get 2X 140mm fans for the front and a 1TB SSD for the games.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | €322.95 @ Megekko
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | €88.85 @ Megekko
Motherboard | MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard | €139.00 @ Megekko
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | €131.95 @ Azerty
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €71.85 @ Megekko
Storage | Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | €91.85 @ Megekko
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 3080 10GB 10 GB VENTUS 3X Video Card |-
Case | Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | €113.85 @ Megekko
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €142.95 @ Megekko
Wireless Network Adapter | TP-Link Archer TX50E 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax PCIe x1 Wi-Fi Adapter | €67.95 @ Bytes At Work
Case Fan | ARCTIC P14 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan | €13.90 @ Megekko
Case Fan | ARCTIC P14 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan | €13.90 @ Megekko
Monitor | Gigabyte G27Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor |-
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €1199.00
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-07-05 02:12 CEST+0200 |

If I was building this for myself I would go this way.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor | €312.95 @ Megekko
CPU Cooler | Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B 39.44 CFM CPU Cooler | €64.90 @ Tones.be
Motherboard | MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | €242.95 @ Megekko
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | €131.95 @ Azerty
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €71.85 @ Megekko
Storage | Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €93.85 @ Megekko
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 3080 10GB 10 GB VENTUS 3X Video Card |-
Case | Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | €113.85 @ Megekko
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €142.95 @ Megekko
Case Fan | ARCTIC P14 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan | €13.90 @ Megekko
Case Fan | ARCTIC P14 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan | €13.90 @ Megekko
Monitor | Gigabyte G27Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor |-
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €1203.05
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-07-05 02:37 CEST+0200 |
 
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Why_Me

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Thanks all for your suggestions so far, I've changed a bit and came to this: https://be.pcpartpicker.com/list/FKrbwc
I really liked that Lian Li case, looks neat. If anything still could be better, feel free. But i feel content about the price and what i'm getting so far.
That MSI board is an excellent board no doubt. It's one drawback is the amount of PCIe lanes that come with the B660 chipset or lack of I should say. It's a great board if you have no plans of running dual M.2 SSD's for the fact it will gimp a second M.2 SSD running it at x4. The H670 chipset on the other hand allows running dual M.2 SSD's without gimping the second M.2 SSD.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-h670-b660-h610-motherboard-roundup

From the link:
With the 600-series chipset, Intel has once again buffed the DMI link that connects the chipset to the processor. The previous 500-series chipset increased from PCIe 3.0 x4 to PCIe 3.0 x8. For the 600-series, Intel bumped the DMI up to PCIe 4.0 x8, allowing for twice the bandwidth. However, only the Z690 and H670 chipset have the full x8 link, whereas the B660 and H610 chipsets sport an x4 connection.

 

Why_Me

Champion
One other thing. If you play any first person shooter games such as Warzone, Apex Legends, etc ... then you want an IPS G-Sync compatible monitor for the fact it will allow you to utilize Nvidia DLSS & Reflex technologies. I'll use this Gigabyte monitor as an example.


https://www.megekko.nl/product/2077/1109690/Monitoren/Gigabyte-G27Q-monitor
Gigabyte G27Q Monitor €269,-


 

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