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First build- part selection help.

Budget (including currency): $2000-$2500 USD

Country: United States 

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming and content creation/streaming

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): this is my first ever build, I don't know much about pc's or how to build them but I know it's often better to build it yourself then buy a pre-built one. I have most of the parts picked out on a pc part picker list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kmYRzf

 

I have not selected a motherboard yet because I do not know whether to choose a AMD or Intel CPU, I see that the intel i7-12700k is a bit cheaper then the amd ryzen 9 5900x but in all honesty I don't know the difference between them in performance and how hot they get.. I also was also told what ever cpu I get dictates what type of motherboard I should I get.. any advice or information on parts or what parts I should get will be greatly appreciated. 

 

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Gahblins, I would suggest getting the Intel i7-12700K because it has better framerates and more energy efficient. It is also a bit cheaper like you said. Here is a link for the benchmark tests:

UserBenchmark: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs Intel Core i7-12700K

You need a good motherboard; I would suggest a $150-250 motherboard. I assume you need a lot of storage, but 2TB is a lot and expensive. It depends what games you are playing or files you're using. You need windows 10 Home 64-bit. I realized that you could save money since Windows 11 is free, having system requirements which you have already means you could save money instead of paying for Windows 11 right away.

If the wattage goes up I suggest getting a 650W power supply or a 750W power supply instead.

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15 minutes ago, BlueWolf_23 said:

Gahblins, I would suggest getting the Intel i7-12700K because it has better framerates and more energy efficient. It is also a bit cheaper like you said. Here is a link for the benchmark tests:

UserBenchmark: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs Intel Core i7-12700K

You need a good motherboard; I would suggest a $150-250 motherboard. I assume you need a lot of storage, but 2TB is a lot and expensive. It depends what games you are playing or files you're using. You need windows 10 Home 64-bit. I realized that you could save money since Windows 11 is free, having system requirements which you have already means you could save money instead of paying for Windows 11 right away.

If the wattage goes up I suggest getting a 650W power supply or a 750W power supply instead.

Userbenchmark isn't accurate, don't use it.

 

Also 650w is really low for a 3080. Nvidia recommends 750w, but honestly I'd even recommend 850w when possible.

 

@Gahblinsyou can get a cheaper PSU, SSD and probably a 12gb 3080 for a similar price. 12700K is better than a 5900X. Faster in gaming, similar in productivity and better upgrade path. For 12th gen Intel CPU's you need an LGA 1700 board (Z690/H670/B660/H610), for AMD you need AM4 (B550/X570/B450/X470). Z690 supports CPU overclocking on Intel K CPU's, other boards don't. For AMD any CPU can overclock on B450/B550/X470/X570.

 

If you don't plan on overclocking I would recommend a 12700F instead. Much cheaper and the same except for the fact that you can't oc it.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($309.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.90 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI MAG B660M BAZOOKA DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($114.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: TEAMGROUP MP34Q 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($156.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 12GB LHR 12 GB VENTUS 3X PLUS OC Video Card  ($769.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($104.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 PE 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1776.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-29 15:25 EDT-0400

 

 

Edit: If you want, you could also get this beast. It's probably the best hardware you can get now, and kinda overkill, but will last you for the next years.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-12900KF 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($549.97 @ B&H) 
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.90 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($169.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($114.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 520 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($179.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 6950 XT 16 GB Red Devil OC Video Card  ($1099.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($104.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 PE 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2399.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-29 15:32 EDT-0400

Edited by Pixelfie

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Basically what I would make. Slight revisions though.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jMGhKp

12700f instead of a 12700k since oc on 12th gen dosent give a lot of performance in return.

Cheap air cooler although with the money saved from my list it might be English

Better aesthetics wise to get a 240 aio instead of a chunky air cooler.

Cheap but good mobo, although if you don't like the matx look, the atx version isn't that much more expensive.

3200 cl16 and 3600cl18 perfroms about the same so I'd get whatevers cheaper at the time.

Cheaper 2tb ssd.

12gb model of a 3080 for cheaper.

Cheaper psu.

 

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GCLprD

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($309.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler  ($41.30 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M AORUS Pro AX DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($169.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($144.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($109.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($97.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 12GB LHR 12 GB VENTUS 3X PLUS OC Video Card  ($769.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($104.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 PE 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1839.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-29 16:03 EDT-0400

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