Question Thoughts and / or changes

Why_Me

Champion
Potential gaming build pending Raptor Lake reviews. Not for myself (I'm all about B series boards, locked cpu's and air cooling). He has a budget of $3500.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112603
LIAN LI Lancool III Mid Tower Computer Case $149.99

Corsair RM1000x (2021) 80+ Gold 1000W Modular Power Supply $185.65

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...0-12VHPWR-Type-4-PSU-Power-Cable/p/CP-8920284
Corsair 600W PCIe 5.0 12VHPWR Type-4 PSU Power Cable $19.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144569
MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI $279.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-13700kf-core-i7-13th-gen/p/N82E16819118415
Intel Core i7-13700KF $429.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B5Q5ZWNQ/
Thermalright Intel LGA1700 Anti-Bending Bracket (Black) $12.90

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WNJCVNW
ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360 AIO $134.42

CORSAIR Vengeance DDR5 5600 32GB (2x16GB) CL36 $159.99

O/S SSD

PNY CS2130 500GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $37.99

Storage SSD

PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $164.99

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/graphics-cards/40-series/rtx-4080/
NVIDIA RTX 4080 16GB Graphics Card $1200.00+

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-dvd903211-Windows-11-USB/dp/B09V6R9QZZ
Microsoft Windows 11 Home (USB) $139.00

ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Monitor (VG27AQ1A) - QHD (2560x1440), IPS, 170Hz, 1ms, Extreme Low Motion Blur, G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor $299.00

Total: $3213.90

A better look at those components


https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-Z790-A-WIFI

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/230489/intel-core-i713700kf-processor-30m-cache-up-to-5-40-ghz.html

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/corsair-now-offers-12vhpwr-connector-modular-cable-capable-of-delivering-up-to-600w.html

 
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Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
I'd up the AIO's surface area for the processor, outside of that I'd look into a Gen 4 SSD for the larger drive if that's the game library. For day to day operation, the Gen 3 drive can be for the OS/app's/launchers. No spinning drives?
 

Why_Me

Champion
I'd up the AIO's surface area for the processor, outside of that I'd look into a Gen 4 SSD for the larger drive if that's the game library. For day to day operation, the Gen 3 drive can be for the OS/app's/launchers. No spinning drives?
What AIO do you recommend? I went with those PNY SSD's to save a few dollars because I don't know how much he's going to have to shell out for the graphics card.
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Intel's making a mess of things with the power usage numbers. In fact they reinvented the term nm when it came to lithography...talk about reinventing the wheel. I seriously am hoping that Intel comes back into the race. If your friend wants to overclock, that number will need to be exaggerated.
 
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Potential gaming build pending Raptor Lake reviews. Not for myself (I'm all about B series boards, locked cpu's and air cooling). He has a budget of $3500.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112603
LIAN LI Lancool III Mid Tower Computer Case $149.99

https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-HX1200-Platinum-Certified-Modular/dp/B01MZ8A8NW/
Corsair HX1200 80+ Platinum 1200W Modular Power Supply $243.22

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...0-12VHPWR-Type-4-PSU-Power-Cable/p/CP-8920284
Corsair 600W PCIe 5.0 12VHPWR Type-4 PSU Power Cable $19.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144569
MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI $279.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-13700kf-core-i7-13th-gen/p/N82E16819118415
Intel Core i7-13700KF $429.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B5Q5ZWNQ/
Thermalright Intel LGA1700 Anti-Bending Bracket (Black) $12.90

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WNJCVNW
ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360 AIO $134.42

CORSAIR Vengeance DDR5 5600 32GB (2x16GB) CL36 $159.99

O/S SSD

https://www.amazon.com/CS3030-500GB-Internal-Solid-State/dp/B07MW3NQKW/
PNY XLR8 CS3030 500GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $38.99

Storage SSD

https://www.amazon.com/PNY-CS3030-Internal-Solid-State/dp/B07QM2HD7B/
PNY XLR8 CS3030 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $163.99

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/graphics-cards/40-series/rtx-4080/
NVIDIA RTX 4080 16GB Graphics Card $1200.00+

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-dvd903211-Windows-11-USB/dp/B09V6R9QZZ
Microsoft Windows 11 Home (USB) $139.00

ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Monitor (VG27AQ1A) - QHD (2560x1440), IPS, 170Hz, 1ms, Extreme Low Motion Blur, G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor $299.00

Total: $3271.47


https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-Z790-A-WIFI

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/230489/intel-core-i713700kf-processor-30m-cache-up-to-5-40-ghz.html

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/corsair-now-offers-12vhpwr-connector-modular-cable-capable-of-delivering-up-to-600w.html

Just to say, a very solid build. Even without the changes. But refining it is worth it.

My only suggestion would be something you've pointed out already with the SSD's. You can get an 980 Pro 2tb for just 40-50 bucks extra. Still fits within budget, and also still some room, depending on prices for GPU etc.

The HX is a really good choice, with excellent transient response on all rails, so will handle the 4080 power spikes easily enough.
 
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