Build Advice First time picking components for a build.. Please help :)

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Hi there! I'm looking for a new build for a desktop, some light gaming probably 20%, CAD work 30%, and probably 50% general computer use. The budget is under 2k in the Bay Area if that matters.

So far, I have these:

Intel Core i7-12700K12th Gen Desktop Processor
ASUS PRIME Z690-P WIFI D4ATX Motherboard
Noctua NH-U12A High-Performance CPU Cooler
Corsair CMK32GX4M2E3200C16 32GB(2x16G
Crucial CT500P3SSD8P3 500GB PCIe M.2 2280 Solidos
Microsoft FQC-08930K Windows10Pro OS64-bit
OEM Seagate ST4000DM004 4TB6Gb/s3.5"256MB5400RPM data
ASUS DUAL-RTX3050-O8G Dual GeForce RTX3050OC
EVGA220-GA-0750-X1SuperNOVA750GA,80Plus Gold
Fractal Design FD-CA-MESH-C-BKO Meshify C

Please let me know your thoughts and if you have any advice.

Thank you! :)
 
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Why_Me

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Nice build ^^

Here's a few options worth looking at.

https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-focus-2-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811352193
Fractal Design Focus 2 RGB Black Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99


Rear exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GJGF56L
ARCTIC P12 PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $8.72

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R5W27JS
CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM750x 750W 80+ GOLD Modular Power Supply $109.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144543
MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR5 $159.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-WIFI/Overview

or ...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1687328-REG/msi_mag_b660m_mortar_wifi.html
MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR5 $179.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-WIFI

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NPJDPVG
Intel Core i7-12700F $329.99

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

https://www.amazon.com/DeepCool-AK620-High-Performance-Dual-Tower-Dissipation/dp/B09CSXS3X4
DeepCool AK620 CPU Cooler $64.99

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

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb/p/N82E16820374439
G.SKILL Flare X5 Series DDR5 5200 32GB (2x16GB) CL36 $146.78

https://www.newegg.com/msi-geforce-rtx-3060-rtx-3060-ventus-2x-12g-oc/p/N82E16814137632
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 2X OC 12GB Video Card $369.39

https://shopsoftwarekeys.com/shop/microsoft-windows-11-home-32-64-bit-usb-box-pack-1-license/
Microsoft Windows 11 Home 32/64-bit USB $72.99

 
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Hi there! I'm looking for a new build for a desktop, some light gaming probably 20%, CAD work 30%, and probably 50% general computer use. The budget is under 2k in the Bay Area if that matters.

So far, I have these:

Intel Core i7-12700K12th Gen Desktop Processor
ASUS PRIME Z690-P WIFI D4ATX Motherboard
Noctua NH-U12A High-Performance CPU Cooler
Corsair CMK32GX4M2E3200C16 32GB(2x16G
Crucial CT500P3SSD8P3 500GB PCIe M.2 2280 Solidos
Microsoft FQC-08930K Windows10Pro OS64-bit
OEM Seagate ST4000DM004 4TB6Gb/s3.5"256MB5400RPM data
ASUS DUAL-RTX3050-O8G Dual GeForce RTX3050OC
EVGA220-GA-0750-X1SuperNOVA750GA,80Plus Gold
Fractal Design FD-CA-MESH-C-BKO Meshify C

Please let me know your thoughts and if you have any advice.

Thank you! :)
Puts you a bit over budget the CPU cooler is like 35 bucks on Amazon.
The processor is just a bit better and the video card is a good step up.
Better quality power supply.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor | $300.00 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler | Thermalright Peerless Assasin 120 SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler |-
Motherboard | MSI PRO Z790-P WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | $229.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $114.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Adorama
Storage | Toshiba X300 4 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive | $102.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 2X 12G GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Video Card | $369.39 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Pop Air ATX Mid Tower Case | $88.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RM750x (2021) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $108.45 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit | $119.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1504.77
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1494.77
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-14 19:31 EST-0500 |
 
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