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Future Proofed $1200 Build, Any opinions?

Hi! I've never built a pc before, but this is what I've come up with. I intend to use it for games like CK3, Dwarf Fortress or modded Skyrim, as well as Photoshop, Blender, sound and music editing, CAD programs of various sorts, programing(Python, C++, etc.), and Trading. I have two old seagate harddrives that I plan to add and I am thinking of swapping out my current storage for a Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive with a SanDisk SSD PLUS 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive. Also currently undecided on the Video Card, which is why I have two. Anything you could do to make this a better build would be appreciated!

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-12600KF 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor $259.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $43.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P2 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB GAMING OC PRO Video Card -
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card $417.99 @ EVGA
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GA 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  TOTAL $1306.92
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-26 13:26 EDT-0400

 

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CPU: Intel Core i5-12600KF 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor  ($259.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports CPU Cooler  ($39.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($179.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Silicon Power GAMING 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($99.97 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Crucial P2 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($159.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT 8 GB MECH 2X OC Video Card  ($369.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($73.45 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Phanteks AMP 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1253.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-26 14:19 EDT-0400

 

  • Changed cooler to the Freezer 34. It's slightly cheaper and will be noticeably better.
  • Changed motherboard to Z690. Not much more expensive and will be better for this CPU.
  • This cheaper kit of RAM will work just as good.
  • The 6600 XT is slightly faster than a 3060 and cheaper.
  • This case has much better airflow than the one you chose.
  • This PSU is cheaper and still great.

GPU Powercolor RX 6600 | CPU i5-10400F Motherboard B460M Pro4Memory HyperX Fury RGB 16gb 3200 | Storage MX500 500gb, Barracuda 2tb | PSU RM650x (2018) CPU cooler Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition | Case Some cheap Antec Monitor AOC C24G2U | Mouse G703 HeroKeyboard Drevo Seer Max (Gateron Brown) | Headset Arctis 3 (2019)Mousepad QCK Edge XL

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Future proof? dont buy 12th gen ddr4. It will last you 1-2years before you drooling on ddr5 system.

Ryzen 3600 @ 4.5ghz all cores | Asrock B550M Steel Legend | Radeon RX580 | 2x Samsung 16gb c-die 2666 @ 3600mhz cl16 | 500gb WD SN750 | 9 TB HDD | Deepcool Gammax 400 w/ 2 delta 4000rpm push pull | Antec Neo Eco Zen 500w

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System : AMD R9 5900X / X570 AORUS PRO/ 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance 3600CL18 (OCed to CL16)/ RTX3080 Gigabyte EAGLE GPU/ Phanteks P600S case / Customized Watercooling Eisbaer 280mm + Eiswolf2 360mm + VPP755 pump  and 150mm reservoir0.5TB Sabrent Rocket + 2TB WD SN850 NVme Gen4 + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD drives/ Corsair RM850x PSU/ 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p Alienware AW3420DW monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse

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1 minute ago, PDifolco said:

You say $1200 budget, then have a $1300 build *without the GPU price* which is at least $500... so it ends up being a $1800 build, that's +50% !!!

EVGA 3060ti is on build list @$417.99

*look closelier*

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42 minutes ago, Pixelfie said:

The 6600 XT is slightly faster than a 3060 and cheaper.

Than a 3060 Ti? The Ti is a chunk faster than the normal 3060, and Nvidia's CUDA stuff is better supported in most 3D and CAD programs, so I'd stick with the 3060 Ti. 

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Current Rig

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i7 6950X - EVGA X99 Classified - 4x8GB 3200Mhz CL16 DDR4 - 2060 Super FE - 1TB 970 Evo + 1TB MX500 - LG WH14NS40 BluRay Drive - EVGA 1000W G3 - Corsair Air 540 - Noctua iPPC NF-A14 3000 (rear) + 3x Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM (radiator) - LG 27UK650-W (27" 4K60hz) - Custom CPU/GPU Loop w/single 360mm rad - Windows 10

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Xeon I forgot the name of - NH-L12S - EVGA X99 Micro 2 - 4x4GB 2800MHz DDR4 - WX2100 2GB - 256GB 960 Evo - Flex-ATX PSU - Old Dell OEM case - Noctua 80mm fans - probably will be Windows or Ubuntu

 

Daily Devices: 2015 15" MacBook Pro (Work Laptop) - iPhone 13 Pro Max - Apple Watch Series 3 (if I don't forget to put it on) || Other Misc Devices: iPod Classic 5th Gen 30GB- iPod Classic 7th Gen 80GB - Nintendo Switch - Switch Lite - Wii U

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I would go with the 12700F instead of the 12600KF, it isn't that much more expensive but significantly faster in MT tasks and similar in ST. And like was already mentioned, for 3D work Nvidia is the way to go, in Blender even the 2060 Super is faster than the 6950XT.

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22 minutes ago, Zando_ said:

Than a 3060 Ti? The Ti is a chunk faster than the normal 3060, and Nvidia's CUDA stuff is better supported in most 3D and CAD programs, so I'd stick with the 3060 Ti. 

No, the regular 3060. If the Ti is a good option depends on the price

GPU Powercolor RX 6600 | CPU i5-10400F Motherboard B460M Pro4Memory HyperX Fury RGB 16gb 3200 | Storage MX500 500gb, Barracuda 2tb | PSU RM650x (2018) CPU cooler Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition | Case Some cheap Antec Monitor AOC C24G2U | Mouse G703 HeroKeyboard Drevo Seer Max (Gateron Brown) | Headset Arctis 3 (2019)Mousepad QCK Edge XL

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1 hour ago, BiotechBen said:

EVGA 3060ti is on build list @$417.99

*look closelier*

Indeed, noticed to late, deleted the comment since !

System : AMD R9 5900X / X570 AORUS PRO/ 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance 3600CL18 (OCed to CL16)/ RTX3080 Gigabyte EAGLE GPU/ Phanteks P600S case / Customized Watercooling Eisbaer 280mm + Eiswolf2 360mm + VPP755 pump  and 150mm reservoir0.5TB Sabrent Rocket + 2TB WD SN850 NVme Gen4 + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD drives/ Corsair RM850x PSU/ 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p Alienware AW3420DW monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse

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Thank you, Here is what I have now:

 

[PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6qyv4s)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-12600KF 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Tk8bt6/intel-core-i5-12600kf-37-ghz-6-core-processor-bx8071512600kf) | $259.99 @ Newegg 
**CPU Cooler** | [ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PnPKHx/arctic-freezer-34-esports-duo-cpu-cooler-acfre00061a) | $52.99 @ Amazon 
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WQBG3C/gigabyte-z690-ud-ax-ddr4-atx-lga1700-motherboard-z690-ud-ax-ddr4) | $179.99 @ Amazon 
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kXbkcf/gskill-memory-f43200c16d32gvk) | $109.99 @ Newegg 
**Storage** | [Crucial P2 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QggQzy/crucial-p2-2-tb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-ct2000p2ssd8) | $159.99 @ Amazon 
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB GAMING OC PRO Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2LhmP6/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-8-gb-gaming-oc-pro-video-card-gv-n306tgamingoc-pro-8gd) |-
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NsJgXL/evga-geforce-rtx-3060-12-gb-xc-black-gaming-video-card-12g-p5-3655-kr) | $417.99 @ EVGA 
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cTQypg/corsair-case-200r) | $64.99 @ Corsair 
**Power Supply** | [Phanteks AMP 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4xGnTW/phanteks-amp-650-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ph-p650g_us01) | $69.99 @ Newegg 
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1335.92
 | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
 | **Total** | **$1315.92**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2022-05-26 21:27 EDT-0400 |

 

 

The case Pixelfie suggested does indeed have better airflow. I wanted the extra external drive bays that the Corsair 200R has. 

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