[SOLVED] Will this build tackle latest AAA games and future games?

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Hi

For the past years, I had my old gaming pc in which the specs were:

i7 3770
Asus Z77v-lx motherboard
Vetro v5 cpu cooler with Noctua Fans
16gb ddr3 Corsair Vengeance Dominator CL9 1600mhz DDR3
Thermaltake 630watt Bronze PSU
Windows 10 Pro
GTX 1070
Samsung 500gb 870 Evo SSD
1Tb HDD

This build was solid for me as i had no issues running games on ultra max settings. I was able to achieve mild overclocks for the cpu and was able to overclock the ram from 1600mhz to nearly 2400mhz, the overclocks helped a bit for increased fps in some AAA games.

Now for the latest games, i cant even get close to at least 80 fps on average that I used to achieve in the games i played before and it just hovers around 40 to 60 fps on ultra settings. I came to realize that the pc I had before was really old, probably the cpu cant keep up with the latest graphic technologies in games. So i decided to sell my old pc, i still kept the GTX 1070, 500gb Samsung SSD, pc case, monitor and 1tb HDD. I managed to save up some money to upgrade to the latest specs which are :

i5 12400F
Stock cooler
Asus Z690M Plus D4
32gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2666 mhz CL16
Corsair RM750X (2021 Edition)

The motherboard will be arriving next week so i'm just waiting for the part only. Later on i will save up to buy a new gpu like the 4000 series Nvidia gpu and pcie 4,0 m.2 ssd or pcie 5.0 ssd. I will be using it for gaming and other general tasks . What are your thoughts on this build? Thanks.
 
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Oh i see. On my old pc, the boot time was quiet fast and it would literally load in 3 seconds to desktop for this Samsung SSD. I guess its the fastest SATA SSD right now.
Given price parity with SATA III SSD and NVMe SSD, there is little reason to not get an NVMe.

But, as said, the actual user differences are not nearly as much as the benchmark numbers suggest.
 
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Given price parity with SATA III SSD and NVMe SSD, there is little reason to not get an NVMe.

But, as said, the actual user differences are not nearly as much as the benchmark numbers suggest.
Speaking about that, do you think the SSD that I have would bottleneck the new build?
 

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I wanna say thank you guys for your answers, really appreciate it. That old pc i had was a strong build for years I tell you, but this year 2022, it started to bend on its knees.
 

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Hi

For the past years, I had my old gaming pc in which the specs were:

i7 3770
Asus Z77v-lx motherboard
Vetro v5 cpu cooler with Noctua Fans
16gb ddr3 Corsair Vengeance Dominator CL9 1600mhz DDR3
Thermaltake 630watt Bronze PSU
Windows 10 Pro
GTX 1070
Samsung 500gb 870 Evo SSD
1Tb HDD

This build was solid for me as i had no issues running games on ultra max settings. I was able to achieve mild overclocks for the cpu and was able to overclock the ram from 1600mhz to nearly 2400mhz, the overclocks helped a bit for increased fps in some AAA games.

Now for the latest games, i cant even get close to at least 80 fps on average that I used to achieve in the games i played before and it just hovers around 40 to 60 fps on ultra settings. I came to realize that the pc I had before was really old, probably the cpu cant keep up with the latest graphic technologies in games. So i decided to sell my old pc, i still kept the GTX 1070, 500gb Samsung SSD, pc case, monitor and 1tb HDD. I managed to save up some money to upgrade to the latest specs which are :

i5 12400F
Stock cooler
Asus Z690M Plus D4
32gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2666 mhz CL16
Corsair RM750X (2021 Edition)

The motherboard will be arriving next week so i'm just waiting for the part only. Later on i will save up to buy a new gpu like the 4000 series Nvidia gpu and pcie 4,0 m.2 ssd or pcie 5.0 ssd. I will be using it for gaming and other general tasks . What are your thoughts on this build? Thanks.
Get an aftermarket cpu cooler.

https://www.amazon.com/DEEP-COOL-AK-Sys/dp/B09YPXJK7L
DeepCool AK400 CPU Cooler $34.99

https://global.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/AK400-Performance-CPU-Cooler/2021/15222.shtml
 
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i7 3770
Asus Z77v-lx motherboard
Vetro v5 cpu cooler with Noctua Fans
16gb ddr3 Corsair Vengeance Dominator CL9 1600mhz DDR3
That's the cooler. Don't know if it can handle the newer CPU. Also probably needs a kit to make it work. The mounting holes haven't changed since S775, but I think the new ones are a different height and you need a shim.
 

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That's the cooler. Don't know if it can handle the newer CPU. Also probably needs a kit to make it work. The mounting holes haven't changed since S775, but I think the new ones are a different height and you need a shim.
I sold that cpu cooler with the bundle.
 

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You should geg a better cooler and minimum 3200MHz RAM, better 3600MHz. I have no idea why you picked 2666MHz...
The higher end ram speeds were quiet costly and my budget only allowed me to buy the lower ram speed, plus it has higher capacity. This is a good ram so it should overclock well in the 3000 ram speed category. Hopefully lol.
 

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Hi, i just have one more question to ask. Today was curious to know how this ram will perform in overclocking. So i checked the serial number of this ram it was manufactured last year in July which is quiet fresh and the version is v3.43. How good are those IC's for overclocking potential? Oh the timings are 16-18-18-35 by the way. Thanks.
 

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