Question Gaming Computer Purchase Concern

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I had ordered a gaming computer 2 days ago from CyberPowerPC. The PC had cost me a little over five thousand dollars and I wanted to be sure that my components went well together. I had chose a MSI Z690 Carbon as my motherboard but after completing my order. I called up CyberPowerPC to change my motherboard to a Asus ROG Z690 Hero. I have read some articles and it seems that the Asus ROG Z690 Hero may have some issues with RAM XMP. Also the MSI Z690 Carbon seems to have better reviews overall. I am concerned that I have made the wrong decision. I am thinking of calling CyberPowerPC back to ask them to retain my original motherboard but I am unsure. Could anyone please give me some advice on this purchase? I will provide the original specs of the machine.

*BASE_PRICE: [+2429]

CABLE: None

CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]

CAS: CORSAIR ICUE 7000X RGB SERIES ATX Full-Tower Gaming Chassis + 4x CORSAIR SP140 RGB ELITE fans [+261]

CC: None

COOLANT: None

CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i9-12900KS 8P/16 + 8E 3.40GHz [Turbo 5.5GHz] 30MB Cache LGA1700 [Special Edition] [+370]

CS_FAN: 6X 120mm Phanteks SK120 Digital RGB PWM FAN - high airflow nine-blade 500-1500 RPM Radiator Fans [+54]

ENGRAVING: None

FAN: CORSAIR iCUE H170i ELITE 420mm with LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler System & Copper Cold Plate [+233]

FREEBIE_MB: None

FREEBIE_VC: NVIDIA FACE YOUR DEMONS RTX GAME BUNDLE [+0]

HDD: 500GB MSI M390 SERIES PCIe NVMe + Seagate 2TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo [-59] (Combo Drive)

HDD2: 2TB Samsung 870 QVO-Series SATA-III 6 Gb/s SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 560/530 MB/s, Rnd R/W up to 98/88k [+225] (2TB x 2 (4TB Capacity) RAID 0 Extreme Performance [+225])

HEADSET: None

IUSB: Built-in USB Ports (Based on motherboard and case selection)

KEYBOARD: None [-5]

MEMORY: 32GB (16GBx2) DDR5/6000MHz Dual Channel Memory [+300] (ADATA XPG LANCER RGB [+90])

MICROPHONE: None

MONITOR: None

MOPAD: None

MOTHERBOARD: MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX DDR5 ARGB WiFi 6, 2.5GbE LAN 2 PCIE X16 1 PCIE X4 3X M.2 SATA/PCIE [+104]

MOUSE: None [-3]

OS: Windows 11 Home

OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking

POWERSUPPLY: 850 Watts - Corsair RMx Series RM850x 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Fully Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply [+67]

PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring + [Black] Phanteks Premium Extension Cables sleeved set [24Pin MB + 8Pin CPU + 6+2 Pin VGA] [+39]

RECOVERYUSB: None

RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 2 Weeks

SERVICE: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT)

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS: None

USBHD: None

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti 12GB GDDR6X Founder's Edition Video Card - Titanium and Black [+552] (Single Card)

VIVE_HEADSET: None

WARRANTY: PREMIUM WARRANTY: Standard 1 Year Parts WARRANTY + ONE (1) YEAR SHIPPING [+19]

WNC: None

WTV: None

_PRICE: (+4920)
 

BlazingAngels

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You would have saved $2,000 had I posted a build similar to that one.
I was not concerned about the price. Asus recalled Z370 ROG Hero motherboards last year. Also, I have heard that this particular board is not stable with XMP. Is this still a problem? Should I go with the MSI board instead?
 

Why_Me

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I was not concerned about the price. Asus recalled Z370 ROG Hero motherboards last year. Also, I have heard that this particular board is not stable with XMP. Is this still a problem? Should I go with the MSI board instead?
I don't know anything about that Asus board but that MSI board you posted is solid. I'd switch out the 12900KS for a 12700K and drop down to a 240mm AIO and top mount it.

 

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I don't know anything about that Asus board but that MSI board you posted is solid. I'd switch out the 12900KS for a 12700K and drop down to a 240mm AIO and top mount it.

I am still unsure if I should call CyberPowerPC and switch back to original board. Asus is releasing quite a few bios updates. Which is kind of concerning. Also, the different motherboard cost me a extra $330 and I'm sure if the extra features are worth the money.
 

Why_Me

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I am still unsure if I should call CyberPowerPC and switch back to original board. Asus is releasing quite a few bios updates. Which is kind of concerning. Also, the different motherboard cost me a extra $330 and I'm sure if the extra features are worth the money.
Whatever board you decide on you want to make sure it has solid VRM's seeing how the 12900KS is power hungry and it runs hot hence the reason I recommend the 12700K.
 
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Why_Me

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Since you don't plan on overclocking I'd run that build like this if you're going for the RGB look.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112601
LIAN LI Lancool III RGB Black Aluminum Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $159.99

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-rmx-series-rm850x-cp-9020200-na-850w/p/N82E16817139272
CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM850x 850W 80+ GOLD Modular Power Supply $139.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144508
MSI MPG Z690 EDGE WIFI DDR5 $279.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-12700f-core-i7-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118359
Intel Core i7-12700F $312.96

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08WRJ5MQW
ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 ARGB AIO $111.99

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr5-sdram/p/N82E16820374351
G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB Series DDR5 6000 32GB (2x16GB) CL36 $299.99

O/S SSD

PNY XLR8 CS3030 500GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $49.99

Storage SSD

PNY XLR8 CS3030 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $168.95

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09622N253
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming ARGB 12GB Graphics Card $1,089.00

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-11-USB/dp/B09V6R9QZZ
Microsoft Windows 11 Home 64-Bit USB Flash Drive $139.00

Total: $3001.84 inc shipping

A better look at those components.


https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/MPG-Z690-EDGE-WIFI

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