Question PC build help

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Hi guys i get very lost when it comes to upgrading my pc so i call for your help.
I have been maxing out my cpu for a while now playing some game so fort a upgrade is needed i dont care for overclocking.
I dont have alot of money to spend so i ask if this new build is good for the price or if there is something better for about the same price or less as thats about as far as my budget will go.
I have no idea what i am looking at when its comes down to all the spec stuff i know some basic stuff thats about it.


Current build at the moment
i5 3470 3.20ghz with stock cooler
P8Z77-V LX motherboard
patriot viper3 ddr3 1600mhz
corsair cx 600 psu
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB gpu

The new parts i want to upgrade too are
Intel Core i5-12600 3.3 GHz 6-Core
ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler
Gigabyte B660 DS3H DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
Corsair LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600
 

tennis2

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You haven't listed the price of this new system.
What country are you shopping in?
What is your budget?
Are you looking for a pre-built PC, or individual components you'll install yourself?
What do you have for storage? (HDD/SSD, capacity)
 
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You haven't listed the price of this new system.
What country are you shopping in?
What is your budget?
Are you looking for a pre-built PC, or individual components you'll install yourself?
What do you have for storage? (HDD/SSD, capacity)
I didnt list the price as its different depending on where you look.
Im in the uk and it does say" the new parts i want to upgrade".
As for storage i didnt put that as it does not really have any affect on replacing the parts i want to replace.
The new parts will cost £400 to £450
 

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This is why i asked for some help as i dont understand any off that stuff so the boards you listed will be good ones and i wont have any problems.
 
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tennis2

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Your current list:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor (£212.32 @ Technextday)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler (£40.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (£96.48 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£64.38 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £413.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-25 18:02 BST+0100


Slight modification:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor (£212.32 @ Technextday)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AS500 70.81 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H AX DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (£92.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£64.38 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £409.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-25 18:09 BST+0100


AMD alternative:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor (£174.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AS500 70.81 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£149.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£64.38 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £429.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-25 18:06 BST+0100


I'd recommend that Deepcool AS500 if it fits your case.
The mobo is admittedly overkill. But includes WiFi.
 

tennis2

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Hardware Unboxed did a review of budget B660 boards and that Gigabyte board along with some cheap Asrock board tanked and finished dead last.
This one? Where they tested with a 12900K and 12700? Where the manufacturer applied power limit was 125W (so full performance of a 115W i5-12600)
The aforementioned AsRock board has a set power limit of 65W. So certainly has no business running a 12900K or 12700K. Not sure who would cheap out so bad with a CPU like that either.
The 12700 results are much closer despite the 125W limit since that CPU has a max power draw of 180W.
The 12600K results at 21:20 would be the results to look at for this scenario. Not exact, but the 12600K is a 150W chip.
 
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Your current list:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor (£212.32 @ Technextday)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler (£40.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (£96.48 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£64.38 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £413.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-25 18:02 BST+0100


Slight modification:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor (£212.32 @ Technextday)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AS500 70.81 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H AX DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (£92.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£64.38 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £409.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-25 18:09 BST+0100


AMD alternative:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor (£174.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AS500 70.81 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£149.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£64.38 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £429.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-25 18:06 BST+0100


I'd recommend that Deepcool AS500 if it fits your case.
The mobo is admittedly overkill. But includes WiFi.
Thank you for the helping out would you reccomend i get something better then the gigabyte motherboard or do you think that will be fine.
 

tennis2

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Thank you for the helping out would you reccomend i get something better then the gigabyte motherboard or do you think that will be fine.
In the above video the MSI B660M-A did well. Not saying is necessary for a 115W CPU, but for only a 10% increase to the build cost, I'd go for it:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor (£212.32 @ Technextday)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AS500 70.81 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (£134.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£64.38 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £451.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-25 18:23 BST+0100
 

Why_Me

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This one? Where they tested with a 12900K and 12700? Where the manufacturer applied power limit was 125W (so full performance of a 115W i5-12600)
The aforementioned AsRock board has a set power limit of 65W. So certainly has no business running a 12900K or 12700K. Not sure who would cheap out so bad with a CPU like that either.
The 12700 results are much closer despite the 125W limit since that CPU has a max power draw of 180W.
The 12600K results at 21:20 would be the results to look at for this scenario. Not exact, but the 12600K is a 150W chip.
Granted he used an i9 and i7 but that's a ghetto board none the less.
 

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In the above video the MSI B660M-A did well. Not saying is necessary for a 115W CPU, but:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor (£212.32 @ Technextday)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AS500 70.81 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (£134.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£64.38 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £451.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-25 18:23 BST+0100
For a little extra its a safer bet tho
Why the 12600 if you don't mind me asking. Is it the need for integrated graphics because I can't see the justification of the cost of that cpu vs the 12400F.
Yeah i would like a cpu with integrated graphics just in case gpu ever packs up. i did look at getting the 12400 before i looked at the 12600
 

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In the above video the MSI B660M-A did well. Not saying is necessary for a 115W CPU, but for only a 10% increase to the build cost, I'd go for it:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor (£212.32 @ Technextday)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AS500 70.81 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (£134.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£64.38 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £451.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-25 18:23 BST+0100
If you want integrated graphics for a backup then that's the cpu I'd be going for.

https://www.cclonline.com/bx8071512400-intel-core-i5-12400-2-5ghz-hexa-core-lga1700-cpu/
Intel Core i5 12400 £179.99
What the 12400 or the 12600
 

tennis2

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The 12600 is going to be very close to the 12600K in those charts. So yeah. 8% more performance for 18% more chip cost compared to the i5-12400. Only raises the build cost by 8% though. So you're getting exactly the performance you're paying for. Both are great choices.
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor (£179.99 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (£134.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £314.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-25 20:01 BST+0100



Saves you £25. So yeah, as long as shipping differences are negligible.
 
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