[SOLVED] Need help picking parts for a high end gaming PC

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Hello all,

I am going to build a high-end gaming PC. I want this computer to be able to run just about anything I throw at it. I haven't kept up with the latest parts and configurations so I was hoping you all could help me formulate a great setup. I would like to go intel with this build and keep it ATX. My budget is $2,500 without the graphics card; I'm going to use an older one for now. I also already have all the peripherals I'll need. Thank you for your time and help!
 
No idea what your monitor resolution is hence the reason I didn't include a psu & gpu.

https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-00063
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH PERFORMANCE $126.58

https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-aorus-z690-gaming-x-ddr4/p/N82E16813145347
GIGABYTE Z690 GAMING X DDR4 $229.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12600k-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118347
Intel Core i5-12600K $299.99 Save: $20.00 (6%)
Get up to $95+ in software w/ purchase, limited offer

https://www.newegg.com/msi-liquid-cooling-system-mag-series/p/N82E16835846009
MSI MAG Series CORELIQUID 360R, ARGB CPU Liquid Cooler (AIO)
$94.99 Save: $45.00 (32%)
Free LGA1700 bracket w/ purchase, limited offer

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820236541
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $104.99 Save: $30.00 (22%) + $5 off w/ promo code BCMAY22393, limited offer

https://www.newegg.com/intel-660p-series-2tb/p/N82E16820167461
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 2TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D2 Internal SSD $164.99 Save: $35.00 (18%)

Total: $1021.53 not including rebates & promo codes

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-gold-sf-1000f14mg-v2-1000w/p/1HU-024C-00042
Super Flower Leadex Gold SE 1000W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $149.99 Save: $90.00 (38%)

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GeForce-Graphics-WINDFORCE-GV-N308TEAGLE-12GD/dp/B09B7LVS7X/
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Eagle 12GB Graphics Card $2,199.99

https://www.newegg.com/black-asus-tuf-gaming-vg27aql1a-27/p/N82E16824281067
ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 1440P QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, 170Hz, 1ms, G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor $289.99 Save: $90.00 (24%) $269.99 after $20.00 rebate

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z690-GAMING-X-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.techpowerup.com/289205/gigabyte-releases-drm-fix-tool-for-intel-alder-lake-processors-to-dynamically-park-and-unpark-e-cores


Reviews of that cpu including benchmarks.



 
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No idea what your monitor resolution is hence the reason I didn't include a psu & gpu.

https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-00063
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH PERFORMANCE $126.58

https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-aorus-z690-gaming-x-ddr4/p/N82E16813145347
GIGABYTE Z690 GAMING X DDR4 $229.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12600k-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118347
Intel Core i5-12600K $299.99 Save: $20.00 (6%)
Get up to $95+ in software w/ purchase, limited offer

https://www.newegg.com/msi-liquid-cooling-system-mag-series/p/N82E16835846009
MSI MAG Series CORELIQUID 360R, ARGB CPU Liquid Cooler (AIO)
$94.99 Save: $45.00 (32%)
Free LGA1700 bracket w/ purchase, limited offer

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820236541
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $104.99 Save: $30.00 (22%) + $5 off w/ promo code BCMAY22393, limited offer

https://www.newegg.com/intel-660p-series-2tb/p/N82E16820167461
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 2TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D2 Internal SSD $164.99 Save: $35.00 (18%)

Total: $1021.53 not including rebates & promo codes

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-gold-sf-1000f14mg-v2-1000w/p/1HU-024C-00042
Super Flower Leadex Gold SE 1000W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $149.99 Save: $90.00 (38%)

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GeForce-Graphics-WINDFORCE-GV-N308TEAGLE-12GD/dp/B09B7LVS7X/
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Eagle 12GB Graphics Card $2,199.99

https://www.newegg.com/black-asus-tuf-gaming-vg27aql1a-27/p/N82E16824281067
ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 1440P QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, 170Hz, 1ms, G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor $289.99 Save: $90.00 (24%) $269.99 after $20.00 rebate

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z690-GAMING-X-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.techpowerup.com/289205/gigabyte-releases-drm-fix-tool-for-intel-alder-lake-processors-to-dynamically-park-and-unpark-e-cores


Reviews of that cpu including benchmarks.



Thank you for your list. I was wondering about your thoughts on the i9-12900k and should I be purchasing a motherboard that is DDR5 compatible?
 
Thank you for your list. I was wondering about your thoughts on the i9-12900k and should I be purchasing a motherboard that is DDR5 compatible?
DDR5 won't be mainstream for another 3 - 4 years imo. It's latency sucks, none to be found atm and the few DDR5 sets that were available went for a ton of money.

As far as the i9 vs i7 ... the i7 uses a lot less power yet gets comparable numbers and does the job for less money,

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-12700kf-core-i7-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118345
Intel Core i7-12700KF $409.98

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i7-12700k-review

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i7-12700k-vs-amd-ryzen-9-5900x-and-5800x-face-off-intel-rising

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i7-12700k-alder-lake-12th-gen/


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B14h25fKMpY&t=1285s
 

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The 12900K is pretty much just a waste of money for a gaming PC and DDR5 is all but impossible to find.

EDIT their also a number of games that will not work with the new 12XXX processors.
I forgot to mention If I wanted to do some video editing as well would that make the i9 more plausible? I just want to make certain I don't make a mistake haha.
 

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DDR5 won't be mainstream for another 3 - 4 years imo. It's latency sucks, none to be found atm and the few DDR5 sets that were available went for a ton of money.

As far as the i9 vs i7 ... the i7 uses a lot less power yet gets comparable numbers and does the job for less money,

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-12700kf-core-i7-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118345
Intel Core i7-12700KF $409.98

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i7-12700k-review

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i7-12700k-vs-amd-ryzen-9-5900x-and-5800x-face-off-intel-rising

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i7-12700k-alder-lake-12th-gen/


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B14h25fKMpY&t=1285s
I am sorry I forgot to mention the monitor. Currently, it is a 1080p Alienware, but I'm looking to upgrade to an ultrawide or multimonitor setup. I don't know if I would do 4k or 1440p.
 
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I am sorry I forgot to mention the monitor. Currently, it is a 1080p Alienware, but I'm looking to upgrade to an ultrawide or multimonitor setup. I don't know if I would do 4k or 1440p. I was thinking of having a DDR5 compatible motherboard so that when it is mainstream I could switch to it if it was worth it. Do you think that is somewhat of an asinine notion?
By the time DDR5 becomes mainstream Intel Meteor Lake will be released. TBH DDR4 runs head to head with DDR5 ... mainly due to the crappy latency of DDR5 offered atm.

 

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I forgot to mention If I wanted to do some video editing as well would that make the i9 more plausible? I just want to make certain I don't make a mistake haha.
Some video editing don't really matter unless your making money from it.

EDIT the kind of money that time is costing you money for the average user it don't really mater if it takes 20 minutes to get the finished product or 25 minutes.
 
That is fine and dandy if your motherboard supports it but why must you gimp your processor to use it?

It's like the people buying a AMD processor and not enabling POB because of the heat.
The games that don't yet support E-cores are old games such as those crappy Denovo games and how many old games do you know of that support more than 4 - 6 cores? Game developers and software developers are in the midst of catching up to Windows 11 and Intel's Alder Lake cpu's. It's either that or get left behind in the dust.
 

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