My first Build / please lmk anything!

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edited April 2022 in Help Choosing Parts
Hello everybody, I am Super new to the cpu world, wanted to throw a list of my first build, and see if its over kill or perfect or if i need to make changes, Im going ALL IN on this build , so the specs are:

CPU: (1) Intel Core i9-12900KS Alder Lake 3.4GHz Sixteen-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included ($769.99 EACH)

Motherboard: (1) ASUS Z690-E ROG Strix Gaming WiFi DDR5 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard ($469.99 EACH)

RAM: (1) G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 128GB (4 x 32GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Quad Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C18Q-128GTZN - Black ($649.99 EACH)

Case: (1) Corsair Obsidian 1000D RGB Tempered Glass eATX Super-Tower Case ($539.99 EACH)

Power Supply: (1) EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 G+ 1600 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($399.99 EACH)

Video Card: (1) EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple Fan 12GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card ($999.99 EACH)

2.5" SSD: (1) Samsung 870 QVO 4TB SSD 4-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive ($399.99 EACH)

M.2 / NVMe SSD: (1) Crucial P5 Plus 2TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Interface Internal Solid State Drive ($319.99 EACH)

Hard Drive: (1) WD BLACK Gaming 10TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($339.99 EACH)

Optical Drive: (1) LG WH16NS40 16x Internal Blu-Ray Rewriter ($64.99 EACH)

Video Capture: (1) Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro HDR10 2160p PCI-Express Card ($239.99 EACH)

Thermal Compound: (1) PrimoChill Ultra Extreme XR-m Thermal Pad - 60 x 50 x 1.0 - Thermal Conductivity 17.0 W/mK ($44.99 EACH)

Water Cooling Kits: (1) Deep Cool CASTLE 360EX 360mm All-in-One CPU Water Cooling Kit ($149.99 EACH)

Water Cooling Accessories: (1) EK Quantum Kinetic TBE 300 D5 PWM D-RGB - Acetal ($220.99 EACH)

Operating System: (1) Microsoft Windows 11 Professional 64-bit OEI DVD - English ($149.99 EACH)

Antivirus Software: (1) ESET Smart Security Premium - 1 Device, 3 Year (OEM) ($119.99 EACH)

Keyboard: (1) ASUS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard  ROG Strix Scope RX USB 2.0 Passthrough  2X Wider Ctrl Key for Greater FPS Precision Aura Sync, Armoury Crate RGB Lighting - ROG RX Optical Mechanical Switches ($129.99 EACH)

Mouse: (1) Logitech G G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse - Black ($134.99 EACH)

Monitors: (1) ASUS VG27AQL1A 27" 2K QHD (2560 x 1440) 170Hz Gaming Monitor ($329.99 EACH)

Wireless Routers: (1) ASUS RT-AX92U AX6100 Wi-Fi 6 Tri-band Router ($189.99 EACH)

Total: $6,665.80//

Not sure if any of this will work/ but i sure hope it does, my usages for this cpu will run from , website engineering, to music production , to photoshop and video editing, gaming, and normal computer use as well , this is just a "rough draft" of my build but is mainly what im getting soon, please help or send out any useful information , Thank you! 


  • TSPhillipT

    Hello @Tylerj210

    Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community! Taking a look at this list, it's a pretty crazy and high end list!

    There are definitely some changes that can be done, such as your PC Case. Your PC case is the Corsair 1000D, a case commonly used for PCs that have 2 PCs inside it, one main system and a side system. It's a very very LARGE case and I recommend looking for something smaller, like the Corsair 4000D or Corsair 5000D.

    Regarding your RAM, you have a large amount of RAM selected and you can usually get away with 32 at most or 64GB. 128GB is a bit overboard with what you planned on doing.

    You have selected a lot of large sized drives. I definitely recommend starting off with a M.2 Drive and a smaller hard drive, 10TB is definitely a lot of storage, though you can add more drives later when you do need them.

    Do you need a Capture Card? This is commonly used for streaming games that are not available on your PC, such as a Playstation or Xbox.

    You do not need an internal optical drive as most of the cases we carry do not have room for it.

    Your thermal compound pick is really just thermal pads commonly used when turning your GPU into one that can be watercooled or replacing other thermal pads. Your All in One cooler should have thermal paste either pre-applied or comes with it's own tube.

    The water cooling accessory is also not needed. It's just an extra item that does nothing, as it is for a custom water cooling loop.

    A lot of the accessories like keyboard and mice are all personal picks and you can check them when you come into the store. There are definitely a lot of options on our website when making a PC build however not all options need to be selected.

  • Tylerj210
    Thank you so much, I really do appreciate the help, I will continue to prefect this build and follow your recommendations , hopefully then i can be happy , will be at the Micro Center soon to experience this build! 
  • Ian
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    You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions !

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