Build Advice Is this build ok ?

Jun 26, 2022
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https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/WWRkjZ

That is the build I plan on making and I was wondering if there are any components there that would either not work together or parts that wouldn’t function well.

my main concern is the fan as I’m unsure it will be good enough

this build is designed for gaming and I can increase the budget if necessary
 

Lafong

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What other Corsair PSUs can you find within your budget? Maybe from CX series? Anything from EVGA, Seasonic, Superflower?

I'd certainly try to get 12th generation parts if you want Intel....12000 series CPUs and 600 series motherboards.

Drive and case and RAM look OK.

Not excited by the CPU cooler, but it is "adequate".

Your parts total 1035 pounds. What is the absolute limit? 1300? 1500?

I assume you do not need a monitor.

What games and what settings?
 

boju

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Two issues, rest of the build is reasonable.

Firstly is top m2 slot requires 11th gen to work and pcie slot limited to gen 3 with 10th gen. If you're ok with that, you can use 2nd m2 slot with 10th gen since this is operated by the chipset not directly from cpu.

Secondly try find a case with intake fans instead of a solid panel if you want decent cooling performance.
 
This should be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor | £193.99 @ Technextday
CPU Cooler | Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 V2 64.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £29.37 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | MSI MAG B660M MORTAR DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | £144.97 @ Amazon UK
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory | £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage | SanDisk EXTREME PRO 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £84.42 @ Ebuyer
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Video Card | £343.48 @ Ebuyer
Case | Zalman S2 ATX Mid Tower Case | £58.52 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £59.98 @ Currys PC World Business
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM 64-bit | £94.00 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1066.72
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-27 10:25 BST+0100 |
 
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This should be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor | £193.99 @ Technextday
CPU Cooler | Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 V2 64.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £29.37 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | MSI MAG B660M MORTAR DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | £144.97 @ Amazon UK
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory | £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage | SanDisk EXTREME PRO 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £84.42 @ Ebuyer
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Video Card | £343.48 @ Ebuyer
Case | Zalman S2 ATX Mid Tower Case | £58.52 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £59.98 @ Currys PC World Business
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM 64-bit | £94.00 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1066.72
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-27 10:25 BST+0100 |
thank you for the build suggestion my only concern is that the website says that the motherboard will be using an older bios which won’t be able to support the cpu should I be worried about that?
 
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Two issues, rest of the build is reasonable.

Firstly is top m2 slot requires 11th gen to work and pcie slot limited to gen 3 with 10th gen. If you're ok with that, you can use 2nd m2 slot with 10th gen since this is operated by the chipset not directly from cpu.

Secondly try find a case with intake fans instead of a solid panel if you want decent cooling performance.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/6qFKHx/corsair-icue-4000x-rgb-atx-mid-tower-case-cc-9011204-ww
I found this case would this be suitable or do you believe I should use the build suggested above
 

Lafong

Respectable
thank you for the build suggestion my only concern is that the website says that the motherboard will be using an older bios which won’t be able to support the cpu should I be worried about that?
That is concerning IF TRUE.

I would have thought that any B660 board would support a 12500 out of the box.

It may well be that any B660 you buy today will have the newer required BIOS, but I don't know how you could confirm that prior to the purchase.

Regarding cases....they are highly personal choices. Most any will "work", but may have peculiarities you'd rather avoid.

Are you highly concerned with the case's appearance?

After it's built, do you anticipate re-opening the case frequently barring a parts failure? If not, maybe you can tolerate the shortcomings.

You do need to confirm that the case is wide enough to accommodate your chosen cooler.

And I'd try to get above average airflow.

Decent brands: Lian Li, Phanteks, Fractal Design.
 

Why_Me

Champion
https://www.box.co.uk/PH-EC400ATG_BK01-Phanteks-Eclipse-P400-Air-Tempered-Glass_2708361.html
Phanteks Eclipse P400A Mid Tower Case £74.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm-arctic-f12-pwm-9-blade-static-pressure-230-1350rpm-53cfm-fluid-dynamic-bearing-black-4-pin
Arctic F12 PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan £3.98

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-evga-b5-80-plus-bronze-fully-modular-evga-eco-mode-single-rail-458a-plus12v-135mm-fan-atx-psu
EVGA 550 B5 550W 80+ BRONZE Modular PSU £49.99

https://www.technextday.co.uk/product/gigabyte-b660m-gaming-x-ddr4-intel-micro-atx-motherboard
Gigabyte B660M GAMING X DDR4 £125.99

https://www.box.co.uk/BX8071512400F-Intel-Core-i5-12400F-12th-Gen-Desktop-Pr_4094468.html
Intel Core i5-12400F £163.99

https://www.technextday.co.uk/product/deepcool-gammaxx-gte-v2-black-universal-socket-120mm-pwm-1650rpm-black-fan-cpu-cooler
DeepCool GAMMAXX GTE V2 BLACK CPU Cooler £27.83

https://www.box.co.uk/KF432C16BBK216-Kingston-FURY-Beast-16GB-2-x-8GB-3200MHz_3849736.html
Kingston FURY Beast DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 £57.14

https://www.ebuyer.com/1128448-crucial-p2-1tb-3d-nand-nvme-pcie-m-2-ssd-ct1000p2ssd8
Crucial P2 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD £70.98

https://www.ebuyer.com/1142119-gigabyte-geforce-rtx-3060-12gb-eagle-v2-graphics-card-gv-n3060eagle-12gd-v2
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 12GB EAGLE V2 Graphics Card £339.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/windows-11-home-edition-64-bit-english-international-usb
Microsoft Windows 11 Home Edition 64-bit USB - English £111.49

Total: £1026.37 inc VAT

A better look at those components.

https://phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400A.html

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-GAMING-X-DDR4-rev-10


https://www.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/2021/11879.shtml

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.

 
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thank you for the build suggestion my only concern is that the website says that the motherboard will be using an older bios which won’t be able to support the cpu should I be worried about that?
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/6qFKHx/corsair-icue-4000x-rgb-atx-mid-tower-case-cc-9011204-ww
I found this case would this be suitable or do you believe I should use the build suggested above
The board has good specs. for high performance, the BIOS disclaimer is to get rid of inconsistencies and instabilities and unlock all the features of the platform. In simple terms, it might still work with the older BIOS but the new version will make it smoother. You should confirm that with customer support though. In case you want to go with plug and play option, the Asus board linked is compatible out of the box and has equally good features. Also a better case linked around the same price as the iCUE...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor | £193.99 @ Technextday
CPU Cooler | Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 V2 64.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £29.37 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX B660-A GAMING WIFI D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | £165.53 @ Box Limited
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory | £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage | SanDisk EXTREME PRO 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £84.42 @ Ebuyer
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Video Card | £343.48 @ Ebuyer
Case | Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | £89.00 @ Computer Orbit
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £59.98 @ Currys PC World Business
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM 64-bit | £94.00 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1117.76
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-27 11:31 BST+0100 |
 

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