People purchase Z690 boards to either run two M.2 SSD's and/or to overclock. If you want your OS on a seperate M.2 SSD and your storage on another M.2 SSD then the Z690 and H670 chipsets are the only ones that allow you to do this without gimping the second SSD due to their amount of PCIe lanes. As far as overclocking these days ... it's not worth the gains vs cost imo for what it cost you board, cpu and cooler wise. With that said you can always get a B660 board and pair it up with DDR5 RAM + i7 12700F in order to save money.Respects...but was warned about that same thing when choosing my tray X3380 Yorkfield, which I remedied with a large and very effective fanned air cooling tower. I bought that CPU for $500, which by then was half initial selling price...because enthusiasts were jumping ship for the Nehalem and Bloomfield. I can buy the "base" i9-12900 for that same price now....and a Z690 MB for what I paid then for my GA-EP45-UD3R (1.1) MB. Still thinking it over though considering this "might" bump the initial budget I set.
P.S. What's the group think on the best stable Z690 DDR4 and DDR5 boards right now? I might use this box for a looooong time too. In fact, a 63 YO, this might be my last one if I do it right.
Unless your CAD work is intense, you wont need the 12900k for the rest of the workload you have stated in the initial post. You can go with a 12900(non K) instead. It is a 65w chip instead of the 125w power hungry 12900k. Should give you around the same level of performance without extra heat and power. These modern CPUs have pretty potent turbo boost similar to unlocked CPUs, unlike back in the days...I'll get over the lack of proper horizontal case designs and I'll probably get over wanting 128GB of RAM too...for now. After spending a lot more time reading up though, I am beginning to lean more toward a i9-12900K/KS and a Z690 build.
No. There are no LGA1700 Xeon chips I am aware of.Today's query. Is there a XEON version of the consumer Alder Lake using the same 1700 socket MB. I only ask because this was the case when I chose a 33X0 over the Q/QX9650 family for my 775. My research either comes up empty or points to the upcoming Sapphire Rapids...which still doesn't look right. Please help me put this one to bed.
With identical speed and timing there will hardly be any noticeable difference for day to day usage.This question directly relates to Z690 "DDR4" MBs. Running 64GB of 3200 RAM...what real performance difference will I see between 4 sticks of 16GB vs 2 sticks of 32GB at "comparable" latencies?
Did you configure a parts list and want a second look or do you want us to configure one for that budget?Have decided to go "almost" all in with this. Have spent many hours, made a few trips and I'm sure to do more. Also decided to stay with air cooled. AIOs are disposable and not the "best" option for my chosen case. Custom water being better would add another $1,000 plus...if done right...but still requires maintenance I don't want to deal with. Remember my current rig is 13+ years old and has never needed anything more than a few fans and 3 OS formats (I started with XP)...and it still works. I want this new one to do the same considering this may be my last daddy/provider built to do everything main rig.
So now that my qualifiers are handled...I bumped the budget to +/- $5,000 and below is my current plan. PSU and storage are next on the list and I'm not into RGB. So...let the beating begin.
|CPU||Intel Core i9-12900KS 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor||$734.98||FREE||$734.98||Buy|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler||$109.95||$109.95||Buy|
|Motherboard||Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX ATX LGA1700 Motherboard||$819.99||$819.99||Buy|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws S5 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR5-5600 CL28 Memory||$559.99||FREE||$559.99||Buy|
|Add Additional Memory|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card||$1499.00||FREE||$1499.00||Buy|
|Add Another Video Card|
|Case||Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case||$189.99||$16.99||$206.98||Buy|
|Power Supply||Choose A Power Supply|
|Operating System||Choose An Operating System|
|Monitor||Choose A Monitor|
|Expansion Cards / Networking||Sound Cards, Wired Network Adapters, Wireless Network Adapters|
|Peripherals||Headphones, Keyboards, Mice, Speakers, Webcams|
|Accessories / Other||Case Accessories, Case Fans, Fan Controllers, Thermal Compound, External Storage, Optical Drives, UPS Systems|
|Custom||Add Custom Part|
Sorry, still not familiar with how the PCPP site works so here's the hardware partial copy/paste. All parts researched compatible. My PSU calculations figure closer to 1200W, so that's my "minimum" accounting for drives, add-ons and spikes.
Estimated Wattage: 829W
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Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where CPU Intel Core i9-12900KS 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor $734.98 FREE $734.98 Buy CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler $109.95 $109.95 Buy Motherboard Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX ATX LGA1700 Motherboard $819.99 $819.99 Buy Memory G.Skill Ripjaws S5 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR5-5600 CL28 Memory $559.99 FREE $559.99 Buy Add Additional Memory Storage Choose Storage Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card $1499.00 FREE $1499.00 Buy Add Another Video Card Case Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case $189.99 $16.99 $206.98 Buy Power Supply Choose A Power Supply Operating System Choose An Operating System Monitor Choose A Monitor Expansion Cards / Networking Sound Cards, Wired Network Adapters, Wireless Network Adapters Peripherals Headphones, Keyboards, Mice, Speakers, Webcams Accessories / Other Case Accessories, Case Fans, Fan Controllers, Thermal Compound, External Storage, Optical Drives, UPS Systems Custom Add Custom Part Base Total: $3913.90 Shipping: $16.99 Total: $3930.89
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Potential Issues / Incompatibilities
Warning: The Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX ATX LGA1700 Motherboard supports the Intel Core i9-12900KS 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor with BIOS version 1403. If the motherboard is using an older BIOS version, upgrading the BIOS will be necessary to support the CPU.
Note: The Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler may require a separately available mounting adapter to fit the Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX ATX LGA1700 Motherboard.
Disclaimer: Some physical dimension constraints are currently not checked, such as CPU coolers and RAM clearance.
Your part choices are fine quality wise. You could have gone with some value alternatives without loosing performance, but since you have decided to go all in, I guess it's fine.Tried that before, but was told went to blank. I'll figure it out later. Right now I just want to focus on this build.