I put this parts list together and am looking to hear your opinion on it.

vague ✭✭
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edited November 2022 in Help Choosing Parts

I would have posted a link to the pc builder that show that parts I have selected, but I am unable to post links yet.

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K Alder Lake 3.6GHz Twelve-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included ($349.98)

Motherboard: MSI Z690 MPG Edge WiFi DDR4 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard ($299.99

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600 18D-32GTZR - Black ($114.99)

Case: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black ($144.99)

Power Supply: Corsair RMx Series RM850x 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($149.99 )

Video Card:ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming LHR Overclocked Triple Fan 12GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card ($749.99)

M.2 / NVMe SSD: Samsung 980 Pro SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V8P1T0B) ($119.99)

Water Cooling Kits: Corsair iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB V2 280mm Water Cooling Kit ($162.99)

Water Cooling Accessories: Corsair LGA1700 Retrofit Kit 

Total: $2,097.90


  • magarity
    magarity ✭✭✭✭
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    The H115i is an excellent cooler but those 280mm radiators are a super pain to squeeze into the case. I recommend you consider the 240mm version which can cool that CPU just fine but is much easier to fit.

    One main problem with the 280 size is that you need to make sure it doesn't run into the RAM on the motherboard, so even though a 4000 case says it can fit a 280 in top, there's probably a low profile RAM requirement in the small print. RGB RAM is never low profile.

  • vague
    Thank you for the info. After doing some more research it seems that the 240mm version is the better option just to ensure that I don’t run into any clearance issues. 
  • Vaganza
    Vaganza ✭✭✭✭
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    Checks out with me with the 240mm as well

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