Thoughts on this parts list for first build

edited October 2022 in Help Choosing Parts

Looking to build this in around 2 weeks. Wanting 10 fans total, 3 from AIO, 7 separate or is that many overkill? I see most builds with the Corsair 5000X have 10 fans. Was considering Lian Li case fans but unsure how well they would work with the ICUE software. Most parts are still within their return period besides the cooler, any feedback appreciated.

GPU: Intel Core i7-12900k - free, won a giveaway

CPU Cooler: Corsair ICUE H150i Elite CAPELLIX - ~$152 (Can't return anymore)

MOBO: MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI (I need a wifi board) - $215 (Haven't bought yet)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance (2x16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 - $118 (Haven't bought yet)

Storage: Kingston KC3000 1TB M.2 - $99

Video Card: XFX Speedster MERC 319 CORE Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB - ~$574

Case: Corsair iCUE 5000X RBG Mid Tower - $145

PSU: Super Flower Leadex III ARBG 850W 80+ Gold (I know my case won't show the RGB that well but it about the same price as a white Corsair PSU) - $130

Case Fan: Corsair iCUE ML120 RGB 120mm 3-pack - $105 (Haven't bought yet)

Case Fan: Corsair iCUE ML120 RGB 120mm 3-pack - $105 (Haven't bought yet)

Case Fan: Corsair iCUE ML120 RGB 120mm Single - $35 (Haven't bought yet)

Custom: Corsair ICUE Elite CPU Cooler LCD Display Upgrade Kit - White - $89

Custom: GPU Sag Bracket - White - $23 (Haven't bought yet)

Total: ~$1800


  • magarity
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    edited October 2022

    That motherboard model takes DDR5, I am pretty sure. You might want to confirm before mistakenly buying DDR4 memory.

    The H150i Capellix comes with 3 RGB fans already, so your two 3-packs might be too much?

  • Shoan041
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    Your motherboard is not compatible with your ram. You need either a DDR4 motherboard or a DDR5 kit of ram to work with the motherboard you have selected. iCue is proprietary software that only works with Corsair RGB products. Corsair ML120s are normally used for the radiator. The LL20s work as case fans better. That being said either will work for either purpose, just not as well. I don't see an operating system on your list. Don't forget to get one if you don't already have one.

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