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TomDlgns

TomDlgns

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i remember power supplies needing to be big back in the day. should i go with 850 watt or will 750 be good enough?

i'm going to post my build list shortly. my current power supply is probably just fine, but i don't know specs off hand and its been in the existing PC for a while, might as well start fresh.
 

the_antsy_honda

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Dec 17, 2001
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12700K $299


DDR4 B660 $139


32GB DDR4 4000


Thermalright Frost Commander 140 $62 (20% off coupon)


~$600

add another $100 to get you to DDR5 and a Z board for another M.2 slot and CPU overclocking if you want it
 

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i remember power supplies needing to be big back in the day. should i go with 850 watt or will 750 be good enough?

i'm going to post my build list shortly. my current power supply is probably just fine, but i don't know specs off hand and its been in the existing PC for a while, might as well start fresh.
Really depends on GPU
 
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TomDlgns

TomDlgns

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Oct 24, 2004
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12700K $299


DDR4 B660 $139


32GB DDR4 4000


Thermalright Frost Commander 140 $62 (20% off coupon)


~$600

add another $100 to get you to DDR5 and a Z board for another M.2 slot and CPU overclocking if you want it


my current build is already at $1100 :rofl:
 

the_antsy_honda

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1. do you want to overclock
2. daily intended use
3. how many m.2 ssds do you want
4. do you care about rgb
5. are you going to put a powerful gpu in it
6. what form factor do you want (ATX/mATX/miniITX)
 

BrianCash

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my current build is already at $1100 :rofl:
You can also check out NZXT builds, when I built mine it wasn't much more to have them build everything and then you get a warranty at one place. If I did it all over again I'd probably go that route
 

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I've heard really good things about Noctua coolers, but because i9 always had cooling issues I went with an AIO to be safe. Even at 100% load I think the hottest I've seen it get is 65C
I haven't had any issues

I have had the corsair water coolers in a box die on me
 

the_antsy_honda

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i just like having a powerful PC for the times that i will need it. that's why i like to go a little overboard and get some additional years of use out of it.
i upgraded a few months ago from a 10900k to the 13700k and on paper its a vastly superior processor, and in practice it's noticeable, but it isn't really night and day.

it's about 50% faster in single threaded perf. and 2x faster multithreaded. Real world is like, "yeah this feels faster" but not $700 faster imo
 
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1. do you want to overclock
2. daily intended use
3. how many m.2 ssds do you want
4. do you care about rgb
5. are you going to put a powerful gpu in it
6. what form factor do you want (ATX/mATX/miniITX)

no
not sure, just a powerful machine that will cover me for the next 5 years, or so
1 is fine 2 is better
i prefer no RGB
not sure about the GPU, at this time i don't need a GPU, but would like the ability to add one later on, i don't game on this PC, but i would like that ability if i change my mind
ATX
 
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i upgraded a few months ago from a 10900k to the 13700k and on paper its a vastly superior processor, and in practice it's noticeable, but it isn't really night and day.

it's about 50% faster in single threaded perf. and 2x faster multithreaded. Real world is like, "yeah this feels faster" but not $700 faster imo

i get it, $700 is also a bigger jump than $100. if i were between two components i'd upgrade for about $100, but probably not at the $700 range.
 

the_antsy_honda

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no
not sure, just a powerful machine that will cover me for the next 5 years, or so
1 is fine 2 is better
i prefer no RGB
not sure about the GPU, at this time i don't need a GPU, but would like the ability to add one later on, i don't game on this PC, but i would like that ability if i change my mind
ATX
even the cheapest office-oriented motherboards usually have 2 m.2 slots; the ones i mentioned all have 4 :rofl:

i think for you the MSI Pro series is perfect. they have all the functionality but skip the rgb and other fluff; also have very conservative design schemes
 

93rx7

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no
not sure, just a powerful machine that will cover me for the next 5 years, or so
1 is fine 2 is better
i prefer no RGB
not sure about the GPU, at this time i don't need a GPU, but would like the ability to add one later on, i don't game on this PC, but i would like that ability if i change my mind
ATX
Id get a 3060 or something low end just because onboard grinds my gears
 

the_antsy_honda

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i get it, $700 is also a bigger jump than $100. if i were between two components i'd upgrade for about $100, but probably not at the $700 range.
i justified it because the old system is still in use; family members always get upgrades when i get upgrades as i shift things down and retire the oldest

my son def. enjoys the 10900k
 
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here is where i'm at so far







i don't know if that heatsink is any good and i need some thermal paste.
 

BrianCash

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here is where i'm at so far




This is pretty much exactly what I built
 
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the_antsy_honda

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here is where i'm at so far





don't get the 12900k for that price. the 13700k is better and costs less

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same core layout, but increased frequency and L2 cache
 
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