[SOLVED] Please check my build.

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My PC is now 10 years old and the 580 GTX is running hot and doesn't meet the requirements for a lot of the games I have been looking at. Have two of these PC's and have had no trouble so I'm partial to EVGA, ASUS, Corsair. I got a call that the GPU I'm on the waiting list for is available but I have to let them know Saturday Feb 12 if I still want it. I'd like to do the whole build around the GPU. I have put together a list of parts and was hoping I could get advice on anything that should be changed, incompatible, poor choices, as well as if extra case fans should be used. I cannot build a PC myself and have to buy all the parts from one supplier so that they will assemble. Prices are in Canadian Dollars.

Corsair iCUE 7000X RGB Full Tower ATX 359.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00118102

Core i7-12700K Processor, 3.6 GHz 519.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00119043

Corsair iCUE H170i Elite Liquid Cooler 279.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00119367

Corsair XTM50 High Performance Thermal Paste 24.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX78363

Asus STRIX Z590 A 389.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00118871

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 644 GB DDR 3200 419.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00116756

Samsung 870 QVO SATA III 2.5 SSD 1TB 139.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00115699

Samsung 870 EVO SATA III 2.5 SSD 2TB 269.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00113656

Western Digital WD BLACK 4TB SATA II 189.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX71448

Asus BW-16Dx Blu-ray Writer 124.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX53820

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING 1,179.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00117586

EVGA Super NOVA 1000W P3 80 Plus Platinum Modular ATX 259.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00118830

Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64 bit) 149.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX58357

Memory Express Assemble Hardware + Load O/S 100.00

TOTAL 4,404.87
 
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My PC is now 10 years old and the 580 GTX is running hot and doesn't meet the requirements for a lot of the games I have been looking at. Have two of these PC's and have had no trouble so I'm partial to EVGA, ASUS, Corsair. I got a call that the GPU I'm on the waiting list for is available but I have to let them know Saturday Feb 12 if I still want it. I'd like to do the whole build around the GPU. I have put together a list of parts and was hoping I could get advice on anything that should be changed, incompatible, poor choices, as well as if extra case fans should be used. I cannot build a PC myself and have to buy all the parts from one supplier so that they will assemble. Prices are in Canadian Dollars.

Corsair iCUE 7000X...

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I'd suggest going for air cooling for better performance and reliability.

The case is... too expensive for what it is, and too big for your components, you're not mounting a big custom loop with 3 graphics cards in there, it'll look empty imo. Plus the airflow isn't even that good, if you're going with an ATX board go for a midtower case, no need to overcompensate if all the PC does is sit on the floor or over your desk, unless your room doubles as a CES stand.

CPU try to find a KF, unless you really need the iGPU for whatever reason when you already have a high end graphics card. Realistically the iGPU is never used except for hardware troubleshooting which it appears isn't something you'll do since you're not building the PC.

I notice you're paying more just for the looks, paying a lot more on the RAM for no reason other than "it has LEDs on it", like, you could get a 3600MHz kit for less than that.

Storage you should go for an m.2 form factor as your boot drive, cheaper and a bit better performance. The hard drive is pretty much the same as a regular WD "Blue" with some more cache that's pretty much useless if all you do is store downloads and maybe a few retro games or whatever, 64 or 256MB cache simply makes no difference when you already have an SSD as your master drive.

Corsair thermal paste... I can't believe that exists, well I have a 1kg mayo jar full of high performance paste as well, it's actually regular paste just a bit more grayish to make it look "high end", I got it on a discount for $10.
If you want decent paste go for the AS5 that shows up in the website, no fancy stuff needed.

The ODD can't be mounted on any edgy gaming cases so if you really need it you'll have to go for a normal case instead.
These are my style ^^
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX62238
 

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My PC is now 10 years old and the 580 GTX is running hot and doesn't meet the requirements for a lot of the games I have been looking at. Have two of these PC's and have had no trouble so I'm partial to EVGA, ASUS, Corsair. I got a call that the GPU I'm on the waiting list for is available but I have to let them know Saturday Feb 12 if I still want it. I'd like to do the whole build around the GPU. I have put together a list of parts and was hoping I could get advice on anything that should be changed, incompatible, poor choices, as well as if extra case fans should be used. I cannot build a PC myself and have to buy all the parts from one supplier so that they will assemble. Prices are in Canadian Dollars.

Corsair iCUE 7000X RGB Full Tower ATX 359.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00118102

Core i7-12700K Processor, 3.6 GHz 519.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00119043

Corsair iCUE H170i Elite Liquid Cooler 279.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00119367

Corsair XTM50 High Performance Thermal Paste 24.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX78363

Asus STRIX Z590 A 389.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00118871

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 644 GB DDR 3200 419.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00116756

Samsung 870 QVO SATA III 2.5 SSD 1TB 139.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00115699

Samsung 870 EVO SATA III 2.5 SSD 2TB 269.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00113656

Western Digital WD BLACK 4TB SATA II 189.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX71448

Asus BW-16Dx Blu-ray Writer 124.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX53820

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING 1,179.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00117586

EVGA Super NOVA 1000W P3 80 Plus Platinum Modular ATX 259.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00118830

Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64 bit) 149.99
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX58357

Memory Express Assemble Hardware + Load O/S 100.00

TOTAL 4,404.87
Where you going to mount that blu-ray drive? Most cases today don't have a spot since it's obsolete.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor | $519.99 @ Memory Express
CPU Cooler | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $239.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard | Asus PRIME Z690-P WIFI D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | $299.99 @ Memory Express
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $174.99 @ Memory Express
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $89.99 @ Memory Express
Storage | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $289.99 @ Memory Express
Storage | Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $99.99 @ Memory Express
Case | Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | $234.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $139.99 @ Memory Express
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM 64-bit | $149.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan | Corsair iCUE SP120 RGB ELITE 47.7 CFM 120 mm Fan | $24.99 @ Memory Express
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2264.89
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-02-12 17:40 EST-0500 |
 
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My PC is now 10 years old and the 580 GTX is running hot and doesn't meet the requirements for a lot of the games I have been looking at. Have two of these PC's and have had no trouble so I'm partial to EVGA, ASUS, Corsair. I got a call that the GPU I'm on the waiting list for is available but I have to let them know Saturday Feb 12 if I still want it. I'd like to do the whole build around the GPU. I have put together a list of parts and was hoping I could get advice on anything that should be changed, incompatible, poor choices, as well as if extra case fans should be used. I cannot build a PC myself and have to buy all the parts from one supplier so that they will assemble. Prices are in Canadian Dollars.

TOTAL 4,404.87
Pretty much any local mom & pops computer repair shop will build a PC for a small fee. You just order the components and have them build it for you. btw that Z590 board won't work with an Intel 12th gen cpu. What will be the primary purpose of your build? If it's gaming you went way overboard on the board, psu & cpu cooler and shorted yourself on the gpu. btw I don't see a drive bay on that case for your DVD drive you have in that build.

https://www.vuugo.com/lianli-computer-cases-LANCOOL-II-MESH-RGB-X.html
Lian Li LANCOOL II Mesh RGB $153.50

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-ii-mesh-rgb/

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00118612
Lian Li Uni Fan AL120 120mm ARGB Case Fan $39.99

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX70906
Corsair RM850x 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $139.99

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00119750
ASUS TUF GAMING H670-PRO WI-FI D4 $299.99


https://www.newegg.ca/intel-core-i7-12700f-core-i7-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118359
Intel Core i7-12700F $429.99

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/u...2700f-processor-25m-cache-up-to-4-90-ghz.html

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00117356
Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II 240 ARGB AIO $139.99

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00116991
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL DDR4 3600MHz 32GB (2 x 16GB) CL18 $194.99

Windows SSD

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX76115
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVMe M.2 PCI-E x4 SSD $89.99

Storage SSD

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00113656
SAMSUNG 870 QVO 2TB SATA III 2.5in SSD $269.99

Storage drive

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX71448
WD BLACK 4TB Performance Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache $189.99

https://www.amazon.ca/Window-64-bit-Flash-Update-Windws/dp/B09PGKVGZ6/
Window 10 Home USB 32/64-bit | USB Flash | Free Update to Windows 11 $115.00

Total: $2063 CAD

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00117359
RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING (LHR) 12GB Graphic Card $1,979.99

Review of that cpu w/benchmarks.

https://www.techspot.com/review/2391-intel-core-i7-12700/

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydgN4W97Esk&t=708s


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I'd suggest going for air cooling for better performance and reliability.

The case is... too expensive for what it is, and too big for your components, you're not mounting a big custom loop with 3 graphics cards in there, it'll look empty imo. Plus the airflow isn't even that good, if you're going with an ATX board go for a midtower case, no need to overcompensate if all the PC does is sit on the floor or over your desk, unless your room doubles as a CES stand.

CPU try to find a KF, unless you really need the iGPU for whatever reason when you already have a high end graphics card. Realistically the iGPU is never used except for hardware troubleshooting which it appears isn't something you'll do since you're not building the PC.

I notice you're paying more just for the looks, paying a lot more on the RAM for no reason other than "it has LEDs on it", like, you could get a 3600MHz kit for less than that.

Storage you should go for an m.2 form factor as your boot drive, cheaper and a bit better performance. The hard drive is pretty much the same as a regular WD "Blue" with some more cache that's pretty much useless if all you do is store downloads and maybe a few retro games or whatever, 64 or 256MB cache simply makes no difference when you already have an SSD as your master drive.

Corsair thermal paste... I can't believe that exists, well I have a 1kg mayo jar full of high performance paste as well, it's actually regular paste just a bit more grayish to make it look "high end", I got it on a discount for $10.
If you want decent paste go for the AS5 that shows up in the website, no fancy stuff needed.

The ODD can't be mounted on any edgy gaming cases so if you really need it you'll have to go for a normal case instead.
These are my style ^^
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX62238

Thanks for responding. I see I can make a lot of changes and I'll use your suggestions. Hopefully I can rework the build and post the changes here and that you would be able to review them. I really appreciate your input.
 

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Where you going to mount that blu-ray drive? Most cases today don't have a spot since it's obsolete.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor | $519.99 @ Memory Express
CPU Cooler | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $239.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard | Asus PRIME Z690-P WIFI D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | $299.99 @ Memory Express
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $174.99 @ Memory Express
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $89.99 @ Memory Express
Storage | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $289.99 @ Memory Express
Storage | Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $99.99 @ Memory Express
Case | Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | $234.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $139.99 @ Memory Express
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM 64-bit | $149.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan | Corsair iCUE SP120 RGB ELITE 47.7 CFM 120 mm Fan | $24.99 @ Memory Express
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2264.89
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-02-12 17:40 EST-0500 |

Thanks for taking the time. I'll rework the build and use your suggestions. I might have to look at an external blu-ray writer. I own hard copies of adobe Creative Suite, Office, etc.
 

jack r

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Pretty much any local mom & pops computer repair shop will build a PC for a small fee. You just order the components and have them build it for you. btw that Z590 board won't work with an Intel 12th gen cpu. What will be the primary purpose of your build? If it's gaming you went way overboard on the board, psu & cpu cooler and shorted yourself on the gpu. btw I don't see a drive bay on that case for your DVD drive you have in that build.

https://www.vuugo.com/lianli-computer-cases-LANCOOL-II-MESH-RGB-X.html
Lian Li LANCOOL II Mesh RGB $153.50

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-ii-mesh-rgb/

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00118612
Lian Li Uni Fan AL120 120mm ARGB Case Fan $39.99

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00115721
Corsair RM850x 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $179.99

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00119750
ASUS TUF GAMING H670-PRO WI-FI D4 $299.99


https://www.newegg.ca/intel-core-i7-12700f-core-i7-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118359
Intel Core i7-12700F $429.99

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/u...12700-processor-25m-cache-up-to-4-90-ghz.html

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00117356
Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II 240 ARGB AIO $139.99

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00116991
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL DDR4 3600MHz 32GB (2 x 16GB) CL18 $194.99

Windows SSD

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX76115
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVMe M.2 PCI-E x4 SSD $89.99

Storage SSD

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00113656
SAMSUNG 870 QVO 2TB SATA III 2.5in SSD $269.99

Storage drive

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX71448
WD BLACK 4TB Performance Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache $189.99

https://www.amazon.ca/Window-64-bit-Flash-Update-Windws/dp/B09PGKVGZ6/
Window 10 Home USB 32/64-bit | USB Flash | Free Update to Windows 11 $115.00

Total: $2103 CAD

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00117359
RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING (LHR) 12GB Graphic Card $1,979.99

Review of that cpu w/benchmarks.

https://www.techspot.com/review/2391-intel-core-i7-12700/

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydgN4W97Esk&t=708s


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Thanks for reviewing the build and the suggestions. I really appreciate that you took the time to reply with all your suggestions.
 
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Thanks for taking the time. I'll rework the build and use your suggestions. I might have to look at an external blu-ray writer. I own hard copies of adobe Creative Suite, Office, etc.
You might need to tell them the cooler gets top mounted blowing out, extra fan in the back blowing out, M.2 500GB is for the OS, I have no clue how confident they are to actually set a PC up properly.

EDIT the 100 bucks for them to build it and make sure everything works is actually not a bad price.
 
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You might need to tell them the cooler gets top mounted blowing out, extra fan in the back blowing out, M.2 500GB is for the OS, I have no clue how confident they are to actually set a PC up properly.

EDIT the 100 bucks for them to build it and make sure everything works is actually not a bad price.
Thanks, Appreciate your help.
 

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Sorry to bring up this old thread. I would just like to thank everybody for their help. Your advice was very helpful and a lot of it ended up in the build. I wish I could give Tom's Hardware Forums a rating. I know I wasn't entitled to help, but out of four forums where I asked, this was the one that answered. Great community!
 
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