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Questions about my build

I have several questions about a build I am preparing for. 

Plans for this PC build - FPS, Video Editing, ME Major

-Should I get a Noctua NH-D15 or EK AIO 360 mm (Air Cooled vs. Liquid Cooled)

-Will a Noctua NH-D15 fit in a Corsair 4000x Case?

-If I go for the Corsair 4000x with the NH-D15, should I get three extra fans (three already included for a total of 6x 120 mm fans)?

-Should I go for a i7-12700KF and ASUS Z690-P Motherboard Bundle for 575 USD or an i5-12600K (278 USD) with MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 Gaming Motherboard (264 USD).

-If I get the ASUS Z690-P Motherboard, do I have to get a separate card for Wifi? Which would you recommend for that?

 

 

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27 minutes ago, AsianManiax said:

-Should I get a Noctua NH-D15 or EK AIO 360 mm (Air Cooled vs. Liquid Cooled)

Air cooling = low maintenance, only need to worry about fan failing

Water cooling = looks nicer, but more points of failure

 

I lean towards air because it's a more no worries solution

 

31 minutes ago, AsianManiax said:

-Will a Noctua NH-D15 fit in a Corsair 4000x Case?

should be fine, might be right up against the glass though

 

32 minutes ago, AsianManiax said:

If I go for the Corsair 4000x with the NH-D15, should I get three extra fans (three already included for a total of 6x 120 mm fans)

one spare fan would be fine for exhaust, benefits of more case fans tend to have diminishing returns after 3. If you get the AIO, you're probably fine with fans that come with it.

 

33 minutes ago, AsianManiax said:

-Should I go for a i7-12700KF and ASUS Z690-P Motherboard Bundle for 575 USD or an i5-12600K (278 USD) with MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 Gaming Motherboard (264 USD).

I lean towards the 12700kf because it's a better CPU. However, the motherboard for the other option. The Asus one should still be fine for 12700kf though, so I would go with that

 

34 minutes ago, AsianManiax said:

-If I get the ASUS Z690-P Motherboard, do I have to get a separate card for Wifi? Which would you recommend for that?

separate wifi card is typically better that built-in wifi, but for most people, the built-in one would be fine.

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38 minutes ago, AsianManiax said:

I have several questions about a build I am preparing for. 

Plans for this PC build - FPS, Video Editing, ME Major

-Should I get a Noctua NH-D15 or EK AIO 360 mm (Air Cooled vs. Liquid Cooled)

-Will a Noctua NH-D15 fit in a Corsair 4000x Case?

-If I go for the Corsair 4000x with the NH-D15, should I get three extra fans (three already included for a total of 6x 120 mm fans)?

-Should I go for a i7-12700KF and ASUS Z690-P Motherboard Bundle for 575 USD or an i5-12600K (278 USD) with MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 Gaming Motherboard (264 USD).

-If I get the ASUS Z690-P Motherboard, do I have to get a separate card for Wifi? Which would you recommend for that?

 

 

 

CPU cooler choice depends in part on the memory choice.

 

The 4000X allows for cpu up to 170mm tall. The NH-D15 is 165mm tall.

 

I would not add 3 additional fans. You might consider adding a single exhaust fan. 

 

The i7 is the more powerful CPU. Pcpartpicker lists the i7-12700KF available at 364. It could be paired with an MSI Pro Z690-A DDR4 WiFi at 215 or the Asus Prime Z690-P WiFi D4 at 225.

 

WiFi versions of motherboards are generally less expensive than an add-on card.

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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9 hours ago, brob said:

 

CPU cooler choice depends in part on the memory choice.

 

The 4000X allows for cpu up to 170mm tall. The NH-D15 is 165mm tall.

 

I would not add 3 additional fans. You might consider adding a single exhaust fan. 

 

The i7 is the more powerful CPU. Pcpartpicker lists the i7-12700KF available at 364. It could be paired with an MSI Pro Z690-A DDR4 WiFi at 215 or the Asus Prime Z690-P WiFi D4 at 225.

 

WiFi versions of motherboards are generally less expensive than an add-on card.

Is there a difference between an exhaust fan and just an additional fan?

Is the MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk a good motherboard?

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1 hour ago, AsianManiax said:

Is there a difference between an exhaust fan and just an additional fan?

Is the MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk a good motherboard?

 

An exhaust fan is just a fan mounted to pull air out of the case. Essentially the suggestion was to add a fan in the rear fan position oriented to pull air out of the case.

 

Yes, the Z690 Tomahawk is a good motherboard. At that price point there really are no bad Z690 motherboards.

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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Save some money and go with the 12700/F and a decent B660 board like the MSI PRO B660/M-A wifi, B660M Mortar Wifi or Gigabyte B660M Gaming X AX etc.

Winter is Coming.

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