Question Need advices for a new build


Nov 1, 2016
Greetings, folks.

I need some advices about a new build. I come from an old machine.
Here's my first ever (and last ever) build from 2008 :

Intel Core 2 Duo - E7400
Sapphire 4850 HD - 1 GB DDR3
Ballistix 4GB DDR2 - (2x2GB)
(can't remember the motherboard ahah)
550W PSU
22" LCD Samsung

Here's what I'm looking at :

Intel Core i3-12100F (3.3 GHz) - 4c / 8t
Asus Radeon RX 6400 PH - 4GB DDR6
DDR4 G.Skill - 16 Gb 3200 MHz
Crucial SSD M.2 3.0 500 Gb
Gigabyte H610M S2H DDR4
Asus ROG Strix 550G 550W 80 PLUS Gold
Zalman Z1 Iceberg - Black
Bluestork MediaFirst 2 (AZERTY)
Logitech MX Master 3

I will be buying the components in France by mid-end November, my budget is between 600 - 1000€.
I'm a graphic designer and I edit videos too, no games (the last games I really played were Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3).

What about the DDR5 Memory, is it worth to invest on it now ? Also I'm aware about the AMD versus Intel's battle, I have seen that both have come up
with great cpus, therefore I don't know which one I should buy especially at the moment I'm writing these lines with the new Ryzen line-up coming up
and the Raptor Lake cpus that are about to be announced.

Any advice is more than welcome


Sep 20, 2022
i suggest getting an nvidia card instead of a radeon card. but thats personal preference.

also right now if youre willing to spend the extra money then go for ddr5.

Go for the intel brand of cpu theyve dominated the last couple years in speed.

also go for a stronger power supply, its better to go over even if you already are over.

also bigger ssds are really cheap right now, i suggest a 2tb nvme. very worth it for the money.


Slightly over your max budget, but a far better system, gaming performance wise.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor (€210.40 @ Amazon France)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400S 50.8 CFM CPU Cooler (€28.99 @ Amazon France)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660-A DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (€159.00 @ Amazon France)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (€62.90 @ Amazon France)
Storage: Crucial P3 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive (€84.99 @ Amazon France)
Video Card: XFX Speedster SWFT 210 Radeon RX 6600 8 GB Video Card (€279.00 @ Amazon France)
Case: Aerocool Sentinel ATX Mid Tower Case (€56.67 @ Amazon France)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€68.98 @ Amazon France)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Wired Gaming Keyboard (€30.69 @ Amazon France)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Essential Wired Optical Mouse (€22.00 @ Amazon France)
Total: €1003.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-27 14:17 CEST+0200
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You could build as is.
My thoughts:
Since you will not be gaming, the integrated graphics of the non F version of the
I3-12100 will work perfectly well. Usually about $25 more.

Today, there is no real difference in performance between DDR4 and DDR5.
DDR4 being cheaper, I would pick that.
Do, however insist on a 2 x 8gb kit.

Is 500gb going to be sufficient?

FWIW, I also use a MX master 3 and love it.