[SOLVED] Please help ! New build for a middle school kid

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Hi,
My son (going to middle school) wants to build a new system by himself. He came out with the following components. I am absolutely clueless . I was wondering if anyone could comment/ suggest on the system. I will higly appreciate any help that can make things better and/or cheaper (This is upper limit of my budget). Thanks in advance for any help.

componentmodelprice source
caseCooler Master MasterBox MB530P Black ATX Mid-Tower
106.00​
newegg
motherboardMSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel
219.00​
newegg
CPUIntel Core i7-12700K - Core i7 12th Gen Alder Lake 12-Core (8P+4E) 3.6 GHz LGA 1700 125W
384.98​
newegg
memory cardG.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GVR
124.99​
newegg
graphic cardMSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 128-Bit HDMI/DP/DVI 4GB GDRR6 HDCP Support DirectX 12 VR Ready OC Graphics Card (GTX 1650 D6 Ventus XS OC)
257.00​
amazon
hard driveSeagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch
46.99​
amazon
Samsung 870 EVO SATA III SSD 1TB 2.5” Internal Solid State Hard Drive MZ-77E1T0B/AM
120.00​
amazon
power supply unitPower Supply 850W Fully Modular 80Plus Gold Certified PSU
79.99​
amazon
cd/dvd playerASUS 24X DVD Burner - Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
23.00​
newegg
liquid coolingCoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML240L RGB V2 Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler + Cooler Master Liquid Cooling Bracket for Intel LG
88.00​
newegg
case fanCooler Master SickleFlow 120 V2 Addressable RGB 3 in 1 Square Frame Fan,
27.00​
newegg
monitorAOC C32G2 32" Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor FHD
240.00​
amazon
thermal compoundArctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
2.05​
newegg
wireless cardTP-Link AC1300 PCIe WiFi PCIe Card(Archer T6E)- 2.4G/5G Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter
35.00​
amazon
keyboard+ mouseWireless Gaming Keyboard and Mouse,
53.00​
amazon
mousepadNPET MW10 RGB Mouse Pad Wrist Rest Support
5.99​
amazon
webcamNexiGo N60 1080P Web Camera
39.99​
amazon
Total
1852.98​
 

Why_Me

Champion
All cpu coolers these days tmk come with pre-applied thermal paste so no need to purchase any. btw I just noticed the WiFi adapter you have up above so I changed the motherboard in this build to one with built in WiFi 6.

https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-icue-220t-rgb-airflow-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139142
Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow Mid Tower Computer Case $86.00

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GJGF56L
ARCTIC P12 PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $9.43

https://www.antonline.com/Evga/Computers/Video_Cards/Graphic_Cards/1445797
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING 12GB GDDR6 Graphic Card + EVGA SuperNOVA 80+ Gold Modular 650W Power Supply + EVGA Z12 RGB USB 2.0 Gaming Keyboard $599.97

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144524
MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 $149.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $179.97

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098D84SLF
Thermalright Assassin Spirit 120 CPU Cooler $30.00

https://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-1700-SS2-Mounting-Coolers-Platform/dp/B09LTQYNSL
Thermalright LGA 1700-SS2 Mounting Kit $8.69

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820236541
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $112.00

https://www.amazon.com/PNY-CS2130-Internal-Solid-State/dp/B0869C35V2/
PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $187.99

Windows 10 Home USB 32 & 64 bit | English | 1 PC | Lifetime License | Free Upgrade To Windows 11 $109.00

Total: $1464.36

Optional gpu + psu bundle.

https://www.antonline.com/Evga/Computers/Video_Cards/Graphic_Cards/1445798
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC GAMING 8GB GDDR6 LHR Graphic Card + EVGA SuperNOVA 80+ Gold Modular 650W Power Supply + EVGA X17 Wired Customizable Gaming Mouse $659.97

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16824475176
MSI Optix MAG2732 27" Full HD 1920 x 1080 165 Hz HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, Audio G-Sync Compatible IPS Gaming Monitor $209.99

https://ca.msi.com/Monitor/Optix-MAG2732

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/technologies/reflex/


A better look at those components.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-WIFI-DDR4/Overview

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases/iCUE-220T-RGB-Airflow-Tempered-Glass-Mid-Tower-Smart-Case/p/CC-9011173-WW

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

 
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Why_Me

Champion
All cpu coolers these days tmk come with pre-applied thermal paste so no need to purchase any. btw I just noticed the WiFi adapter you have up above so I changed the motherboard in this build to one with built in WiFi 6.

https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-icue-220t-rgb-airflow-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139142
Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow Mid Tower Computer Case $86.00

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GJGF56L
ARCTIC P12 PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $9.43

https://www.antonline.com/Evga/Computers/Video_Cards/Graphic_Cards/1445797
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING 12GB GDDR6 Graphic Card + EVGA SuperNOVA 80+ Gold Modular 650W Power Supply + EVGA Z12 RGB USB 2.0 Gaming Keyboard $599.97

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144524
MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 $149.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $179.97

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098D84SLF
Thermalright Assassin Spirit 120 CPU Cooler $30.00

https://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-1700-SS2-Mounting-Coolers-Platform/dp/B09LTQYNSL
Thermalright LGA 1700-SS2 Mounting Kit $8.69

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820236541
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $112.00

https://www.amazon.com/PNY-CS2130-Internal-Solid-State/dp/B0869C35V2/
PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $187.99

Windows 10 Home USB 32 & 64 bit | English | 1 PC | Lifetime License | Free Upgrade To Windows 11 $109.00

Total: $1464.36

Optional gpu + psu bundle.

https://www.antonline.com/Evga/Computers/Video_Cards/Graphic_Cards/1445798
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC GAMING 8GB GDDR6 LHR Graphic Card + EVGA SuperNOVA 80+ Gold Modular 650W Power Supply + EVGA X17 Wired Customizable Gaming Mouse $659.97

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16824475176
MSI Optix MAG2732 27" Full HD 1920 x 1080 165 Hz HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, Audio G-Sync Compatible IPS Gaming Monitor $209.99

https://ca.msi.com/Monitor/Optix-MAG2732

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/technologies/reflex/


A better look at those components.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-WIFI-DDR4/Overview

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases/iCUE-220T-RGB-Airflow-Tempered-Glass-Mid-Tower-Smart-Case/p/CC-9011173-WW

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

 
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Why_Me

Champion
i7 version of that build up above. Larger case to accommodate that cpu cooler in this post. Swap out the case, motherboard, cpu and cpu cooler with these down below.

https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-ii-performance-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-00086
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH C PERFORMANCE $119.99 + 10% off w/ promo code SCRBQ22259, limited offer

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Mortar-Gaming-Motherboard-Socket/dp/B09PXD16F6
MSI MAG B660M Mortar WiFi DDR4 $179.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294689414993
Intel Core i7-12700F $309.99

https://www.amazon.com/DeepCool-AK620-High-Performance-Dual-Tower-Dissipation/dp/B09CSXS3X4
DeepCool AK620 CPU Cooler $64.99

Total: $1633.22 *including promo code

Optional motherboard.

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Tomahawk-Gaming-Motherboard-Socket/dp/B09PXL3ZZB
MSI MAG B660 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 $189.99

https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660-TOMAHAWK-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-mag-b660m-mortar-wifi-ddr4

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/deepcool-ak620-review


https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134592/intel-core-i712700f-processor-25m-cache-up-to-4-90-ghz.html

Review of that cpu with benchmarks.

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

 
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