[SOLVED] My first gaming PC, need some advice

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Hello, I'm about to buy the parts for my first gaming PC and since I have zero experience I'm not sure about the sizes and compatibility. Here's the build:

CASE - be quiet! Case PURE BASE 500 Window Black
RAM - Corsair DDR 4 32G (16Gx2) 3600 CL18 Vengeance LPX Black CMK32GX4M2D3600C18
CPU COOLER - be quiet! CPU Cooling Dark Rock Pro 4 -
POWER SUPPLY - be quiet! PSU 750W DARK POWER PRO 11
STORAGE - Samsung SSD 1.0TB 980 Pro NVMe M.2
GPU - Inno3D GeForce RTX3070Ti X3 OC
MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte Z690 GAMING X DDR4
CPU - Intel Core i7 12700KF / 1700 Tray
ADDITIONAL FAN - be quiet! Pure Wings 2 140mm
be quiet! Bracket 1700 for BK022

The question is - will everything fit physical dimension and RAM clearence wise, and will turn on eventually. If there are any recommendations as to replace any parts of the build I'd be happy to hear. Thanks in advance.
** I live in Israel btw so not all the brands and parts are available, pretty much only the mainstream ones.
 
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Actually a good all around high end build...A couple of changes from my side but you are pretty much spot on. On the case, I personally prefer a bit more airflow so, mesh front. The ADATA PCIe Gen 4 NVMe drive I believe is a little cheaper and just as good. I am using the ADATA along with a 12700K so very similar build. Not sure which country you are in so good to know as we can fine tune prices..So much difference in prices between where I am in the UK and the US...Sample guide build below..

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/C2d6Dq

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700KF 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor ($350.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($117.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($127.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($739.99 @ Adorama)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2021) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1846.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-04-30 08:35 EDT-0400
 
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Zerk2012

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Hello, I'm about to buy the parts for my first gaming PC and since I have zero experience I'm not sure about the sizes and compatibility. Here's the build:

CASE - be quiet! Case PURE BASE 500 Window Black
RAM - Corsair DDR 4 32G (16Gx2) 3600 CL18 Vengeance LPX Black CMK32GX4M2D3600C18
CPU COOLER - be quiet! CPU Cooling Dark Rock Pro 4 -
POWER SUPPLY - be quiet! PSU 750W DARK POWER PRO 11
STORAGE - Samsung SSD 1.0TB 980 Pro NVMe M.2
GPU - Inno3D GeForce RTX3070Ti X3 OC
MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte Z690 GAMING X DDR4
CPU - Intel Core i7 12700KF / 1700 Tray
ADDITIONAL FAN - be quiet! Pure Wings 2 140mm
be quiet! Bracket 1700 for BK022

The question is - will everything fit physical dimension and RAM clearence wise, and will turn on eventually. If there are any recommendations as to replace any parts of the build I'd be happy to hear. Thanks in advance.
** I live in Israel btw so not all the brands and parts are available, pretty much only the mainstream ones.
Everything should fit and work.

I might look at the 970 EVO M.2 drive if it cost less and might up the PSU to the 850 watt model just to have more head room.
 
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Actually a good all around high end build...A couple of changes from my side but you are pretty much spot on. On the case, I personally prefer a bit more airflow so, mesh front. The ADATA PCIe Gen 4 NVMe drive I believe is a little cheaper and just as good. I am using the ADATA along with a 12700K so very similar build. Not sure which country you are in so good to know as we can fine tune prices..So much difference in prices between where I am in the UK and the US...Sample guide build below..

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/C2d6Dq

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700KF 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor ($350.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($117.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($127.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($739.99 @ Adorama)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2021) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1846.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-04-30 08:35 EDT-0400
 
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geofelt

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Your list is very good, compatible, and will work as is.

I have some thoughts:

On the cpu, spend some $25 more for the non F version of the processor.
It is a small amount to pay for integrated graphics.
If you ever have a gpu issue, you can still run.


Is 1tb sufficient for your anticipated needs for the next two years?
Yes, it is easy to add storage, but managing a simple 2tb space is much easier.
The PRO is as good as it gets, with better endurance, but you would notice no performance difference With a 970 EVO. Endurance with large ssd devices is no longer an issue.
750w is nominally sufficient for a 3080ti:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
But, the high end 3000 series cards can have high power demand peaks and a stronger 850w psu might be a good idea.
A PSU will only use the wattage demanded of it, regardless of it's max capability.
Look for a psu with a 7 to 10 year warranty.
Corsair RM and Seasonic focus are good units to start with.

Use the extra 140mm fan as a rear exhaust.
 

punkncat

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Where I trust the above posters judgement as to fit, I would triple check the size of that cooler in relation to both your RAM height and spacing as well as the VRM/cooling plates on that motherboard. Particularly the I/O side.
 

geofelt

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Where I trust the above posters judgement as to fit, I would triple check the size of that cooler in relation to both your RAM height and spacing as well as the VRM/cooling plates on that motherboard. Particularly the I/O side.
I normally do that check.
The case allows a cooler up to 170mm.
The drp pro 4 is 162.8 tall, and has 40mm ram clearance.
https://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/1378

And corsair LPX is 32mm tall.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15089/the-corsair-ddr4-5000-vengeance-lpx-memory-review

I like the noctua coolers.
They keep files on individual motherboard compatibility for their coolers.
Sometimes there is minimal room between the first X16 pcie slot and a graphics card backplate. ASsus in particular.
Here is the list for the Gigabyte-Z690-GAMING-X-DDR4
https://ncc.noctua.at/motherboards/model/Gigabyte-Z690-GAMING-X-DDR4-5340
 
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