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Not my first build but been a long time.


As the title says this has been a general workhorse for light gaming media server and general usage  for about 8 years with upgrades to my PSU and GPU  and hdd in the last 4 years. 


Budget (including currency): 2k AUD

Country: Australia

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: General gaming, 

Other details 


Currently Running,

Gigabyte h77m-d3h

Intel i5 3550

16gb ram Kingston i think.

GeForce GTX 960 2gb oc

Thermaltake Toughpower grand 650w

500gb Kingston sata SSD

seagate baracuda 5tb 

Wd Black 3tb


I am thinking of keeping the PSU, GPU and Storage for Now. 


im contemplating this as a potential build.


Prices are rough estimates. 

MSI Z490-A PRO $200

either of these. 

Intel i9-10900F $600

Intel i9-10900KF $600

Samsung 980 Pro 500GB $180

4x Kingston 16GB 2666 $120 EA

WD Red 10 TB to replace my 3tb $400


I dont know what case and case fans i should be looking into im not much into RGB so that doesnt worry me. 



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Why not the latest generation cpu?


For general gaming, I can't imagine 64GB of memory will be necessary. Even 32GB is close to overkill.


[url=https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/Kxxd4d]PCPartPicker Part List[/url]

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($663.76 @ Amazon Australia) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU Cooler  ($90.68 @ Amazon Australia) 
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($322.05 @ JW Computers) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($174.90 @ Amazon Australia) 
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Storage: Western Digital Black SN850 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($215.15 @ Amazon Australia) 
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 5 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Storage: Western Digital WD Red Plus 10 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($341.08 @ Amazon Australia) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 2 GB Video Card  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact ATX Mid Tower Case  ($179.00 @ JW Computers) 
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Total: $1986.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-11-27 15:28 AEDT+1100

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.


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