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Why_Me

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Thank you guys, I went to the "completed builds" thing in pc part picker and that helped me visualize a little more.

I ordered a Corsair 4000D case which has tons of good ratings, and there are completed builds with both of my coolers in there, and similar / larger graphics cards.

So now I'm down to the ASRock Z690 Pro RS LGA 1700 Intel Z690 SATA 6Gb/s DDR4 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-12600KF - Core i5 12th Gen Alder Lake 10-Core (6P+4E) 3.7 GHz LGA 1700 125W Desktop Processor - BX8071512600KF

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C18D-64GVK

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yN6dFg
That CM 212 won't handle that cpu.
 
Thank you guys, I went to the "completed builds" thing in pc part picker and that helped me visualize a little more.

I ordered a Corsair 4000D case which has tons of good ratings, and there are completed builds with both of my coolers in there, and similar / larger graphics cards.

So now I'm down to the ASRock Z690 Pro RS LGA 1700 Intel Z690 SATA 6Gb/s DDR4 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-12600KF - Core i5 12th Gen Alder Lake 10-Core (6P+4E) 3.7 GHz LGA 1700 125W Desktop Processor - BX8071512600KF

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C18D-64GVK

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yN6dFg
Please do this instead...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600KF 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B 39.44 CFM CPU Cooler ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-P DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Black 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB XC3 BLACK GAMING Video Card ($597.99 @ EVGA)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA G1+ 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1678.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-18 23:57 EDT-0400

or this;

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600KF 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B 39.44 CFM CPU Cooler ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-P DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Black 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB XC3 BLACK GAMING Video Card ($597.99 @ EVGA)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA G1+ 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1588.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-18 23:58 EDT-0400
 

Why_Me

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https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-PH-EC360ATG_DBK01-Ultra-fine-Performance-Digital-RGB/dp/B08KKF38XV/
Phanteks Eclipse P360A Performance Mesh Mid-Tower Case $89.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-F12-PWM-PST-Technology/dp/B08WH3XV6G/
ARCTIC F12 PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $9.99

https://www.newegg.com/evga-supernova-750-g1-120-gp-0750-x1-750w/p/N82E16817438132
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G+ 750W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $79.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144528
MSI MAG B660M BAZOOKA DDR4 $139.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-12700f-core-i7-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118359
Intel Core i7-12700F $314.99 + $5 off w/ promo code FDYBTA447

https://www.amazon.com/Rev-B-Cooler-LGA1700-LGA1151-Towers/dp/B09NZGH4RD/
Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B CPU Cooler $65.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331618
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z DDR4 3200MHz 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $94.99

https://www.amazon.com/PNY-CS2130-Internal-Solid-State/dp/B0869C35V2
PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $179.99

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-REV2-0-WINDFORCE-GV-N3060EAGLE-OC-12GD/dp/B0971B5B1L/
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Eagle OC 12GB (REV2.0) Graphics Card $399.99

Total: $1370.91

i7 12700 / 12700F gaming benchmarks.

 

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Actually one question while things are shipping...I'm in a modern townhouse in Vegas but things are a little cramped. I've got the monitors, a TV, an XBox, this PC, etc. all going from just a few outlets.

I am not good with amps or Ohm's law or anything. When do I have to start worrying about tripping breakers?
 

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Ok we are building!!!!

So turns out there’s a new type of connector called M2.

Also turns out SSDs are now incredibly tiny.

So I unscrewed the metal piece (M2 heatsink) from the motherboard, put the SSD drive in. It stuck up at an angle but I gently pressed it down and screwed it in.

The instructions for the motherboard said to remove a plastic label from the bottom of the M.2 heatsink. Or I at least think they do. The piece of plastic said “remove” on it but the foam underneath the plastic that is attached to the underside of the heatsink appears to belong there.

I’m not clear on why I have sticky foam pressed directly against something I want to keep cool, but I’m guessing it’s some special conducting stuff to make up for the fact the SSD isn’t completely smooth.
 

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And two more questions which I’m 99% sure I did right:
—The power supply came with two cables labeled CPU, both had 8 prongs on one end and 2 sets of 4 on the other. The motherboard had one set of 8 and one set of 4 near the CPU. I connected 8 to 8 and 8 to 4, everything fit in easily, is that correct?
—The case, which is 5 years old, has two sides. With the case came a SATA…we’ll call it a bracket that both the power and data plug in to. The other end of the bracket has the power and data cables separate, the point of the bracket being to connect things easily from one side of the case to the other.

If I use that bracket will it be a lower speed? ie do Old SATA cables have different speeds?
 

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And we are…not POSTing.

But not on fire either.

Power light keeps blinking, unplugged reset switch to make sure it wasn’t shorting, didn’t help.

I don’t see any LEDs on the mobo and don’t have a system speaker…yet.

I have a hunch it’s gonna be a relatively straightforward fix, I’m guessing something isn’t completely plugged in. Starting to work through the troubleshooting checklist.

First question…my RAM intended for this PC has not arrived yet, so I’m borrowing DDR4 RAM from the old PC. Are there any issues woth potential timings / would they not be compatible for any reason?
 

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We have POST!

I dunno, I unplugged the psu, tested it in the old pc, and plugged it all back in and it came up.

I really hope that it wasn't just the lack of a mouse and keyboard plugged in, but whatever, I'm POSTed!
 
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