Advice on this RTX 3080 build

Mar 9, 2022
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Budget: $3500-$3700~ (USD)

Use Case: Gaming in 1440p

Parts :


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700KF 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor ($350.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($169.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($326.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($159.50 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 870 QVO 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($108.58 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba P300 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.58 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 10GB 10 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($1839.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case ($209.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: FSP Group Hydro G Pro 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($155.14 @ Newegg Sellers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $3662.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-03-09 05:19 EST-0500


Additional Comments: I am going to purchase a custom PC through AFTERSHOCK PC, which is a Custom PC Builder based in Singapore. These are the parts that I have picked, was wondering if it'll be better if I used air cooling instead of water cooling with this case and also if its worth spending $132 more for the RTX 3080 12GB GAMING OC. Feel free to leave comments about the other parts as well, appreciate it.
 
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Lutfij

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

The build looks nice overall though you could swap the 870 QVO for a smaller capacity PCIe 4 x4 SSD, have the OS and app's on that while the larger 980 Pro can be your games library SSD. Since you're going to be working with an i7 and the Fractal Torrent, you can get a high end air cooling instead of an AIO.
 
Another alternative for you to have a look at that allows for a top mount 240mm AIO if you want to go for the full RGB effect. That cpu down below uses less power and creates less heat.

https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-ii-rgb-mesh-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-00088
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH C RGB BLACK $109.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-SK120-DRGB-PWM-PH-F120SK_DRGB_PWM/dp/B08C2FB7D2/
Phanteks DRGB PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $12.99

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-TUF-H670-PRO-D4-Motherboard/dp/B09NWFPC34
ASUS TUF Gaming H670-PRO WiFi D4 $229.00

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1675546-REG/intel_bx8071512700f_core_i7_12700f_desktop_processor.html
Intel Core i7-12700F $312.97

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-Liquid-Freezer-LGA1700-Upgrade/dp/B09MRTXRSD/
ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 ARGB AIO + Intel LGA1700 Mounting Kit $102.99




Review of that cpu w/benchmarks.

https://www.techspot.com/review/2391-intel-core-i7-12700/

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydgN4W97Esk&t=678s


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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

The build looks nice overall though you could swap the 870 QVO for a smaller capacity PCIe 4 x4 SSD, have the OS and app's on that while the larger 980 Pro can be your games library SSD. Since you're going to be working with an i7 and the Fractal Torrent, you can get a high end air cooling instead of an AIO.
Hey thanks for the advice!
 
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Another alternative for you to have a look at that allows for a top mount 240mm AIO if you want to go for the full RGB effect. That cpu down below uses less power and creates less heat.

https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-ii-rgb-mesh-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-00088
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH C RGB BLACK $109.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-SK120-DRGB-PWM-PH-F120SK_DRGB_PWM/dp/B08C2FB7D2/
Phanteks DRGB PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $12.99

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-TUF-H670-PRO-D4-Motherboard/dp/B09NWFPC34
ASUS TUF Gaming H670-PRO WiFi D4 $229.00

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1675546-REG/intel_bx8071512700f_core_i7_12700f_desktop_processor.html
Intel Core i7-12700F $312.97

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-Liquid-Freezer-LGA1700-Upgrade/dp/B09MRTXRSD/
ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 ARGB AIO + Intel LGA1700 Mounting Kit $102.99




Review of that cpu w/benchmarks.

https://www.techspot.com/review/2391-intel-core-i7-12700/

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydgN4W97Esk&t=678s


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Hey thanks for all the advice!
 
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