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MicroATX build for father's birthday

Budget (including currency): $989.22 USD

Country: Singapore

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: I plan on buying this for my father's birthday so he can have an upgrade to his macbook and something which we can game together better on. Possible games are : War Thunder, EVE online, Space Engineers. I think the most intensive workload would be many excel/google sheets, but I already know this PC is more than capable to handle it. 

Other details  This is the pc build i have done on Newegg : Dad's pc. The main reason why I am asking here is if I can somehow lower the cost without compromising much on performance. The other reason is that I am unsure of if everything fits together and works and if there are any main issues with it. Thanks in advance

The resolution will be 1080/1440p and on a single monitor. 60 Hz refresh rate is fine and is what I use anyway

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This link only shows a ton of processor selections. Apparently you have to have a newegg account to save such lists as with PCPartPicker...

OP: My PC cuts off and crashes. Is the 1000W PSU enough?  ME: 1000W is plenty, PSU or system board could be faulty. Get both tested.

OP: I don't think so, both parts were purchased last week.        😒  Why bother asking if you second-guess the advice?

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It is possible to fit a 12th gen i5-12400F in the budget. It does involve a mail in rebate.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($169.98 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($129.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($49.97 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Team MP33 PRO 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB VENTUS 2X Video Card  ($419.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($77.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXF 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($44.99 @ Newegg) 
Case Fan: ARCTIC F14 PST CO 74 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($16.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $984.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-26 07:49 EDT-0400

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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51 minutes ago, brob said:

It is possible to fit a 12th gen i5-12400F in the budget. It does involve a mail in rebate.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($169.98 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($129.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($49.97 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Team MP33 PRO 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB VENTUS 2X Video Card  ($419.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($77.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXF 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($44.99 @ Newegg) 
Case Fan: ARCTIC F14 PST CO 74 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($16.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $984.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-26 07:49 EDT-0400

That's really cool but I have been avoiding 12th gen cpus due to it producing much more heat than 11th/10th gen and i also dont have a aftermarket cooler, just the stock cpu one. Is my knowledge correct on the heat issues or is it just misinformation?

Additionaly, i wonder why the 3060 can be 500bucks while a 1080 which is many generations ago is retailing at 1k+

Thanks in advance

 

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3 minutes ago, Visice12 said:

That's really cool but I have been avoiding 12th gen cpus due to it producing much more heat than 11th/10th gen and i also dont have a aftermarket cooler, just the stock cpu one. Is my knowledge correct on the heat issues or is it just misinformation?

Additionaly, i wonder why the 3060 can be 500bucks while a 1080 which is many generations ago is retailing at 1k+

Thanks in advance

 

 

Heat issues of 12th gen are vastly overblown. This is partly because Intel changed the way it specified thermals moving from a single number to a low and a high. Locked 12th gen cpu when run with stock settings in gaming are no hotter than corresponding Zen 3 cpu.

 

The i5-12400F stock cooler is fine for gaming.

 

Older tech, especially more than one generation back tends to get more expensive as time goes by. As far as I know GTX 1080 are no longer manufactured, so availability is limited. RTX 3060 are still being produced and readily available.

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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brilliant then! thank you so much

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On 5/26/2022 at 8:00 AM, brob said:

Heat issues of 12th gen are vastly overblown. This is partly because Intel changed the way it specified thermals moving from a single number to a low and a high. Locked 12th gen cpu when run with stock settings in gaming are no hotter than corresponding Zen 3 cpu.

This is correct. I built a new computer for my parents last month, based around a 12100 and the stock cooler. Temps don't go above 45C.

 

You'll have no issue with any locked 12th gen CPU on the stock cooler - unless Intel has a death wish.

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