Question First PC build

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Hi!

I am going to be building my first pc soon. Would like some critique on my build.

Case: FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING-CHASSI
Motherboard: ASUS® ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready!
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7 12-core processor i7-12700KF (3,6GHz) 25MB cache
GPU: 8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 - HDMI, DP, LHR
Power supply: CORSAIR 750 W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD
RAM: 16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 8GB)
HDD: 1 TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3,5" HDD, 6 GB/s, 7200 RPM, 64 MB CACHE
SSD: 256 GB PCS PCIe SSD M.2
CPU Cooler: PCS FrostFlow 100 RGB V3 Series

Thankful for any help!
 
Would like some critique on my build
A lot depends on what you plan to use it for. Any uses outside gaming?
What kind of games?
What monitor & refresh rate and resolution do you want?
Do you have a large FPS requirement?

You won't comfortably fit a modern action game on that SSD beside Windows and other software. I say keep the 256 for comfy Windows & software, and get at least another 1TB SSD for games.

8GB looks very low to me for VRAM—pretty sure I've seen games needing/wanting 12GB, with no doubt more to follow. For comparison, I have an antique 1060 and it has 6GB VRAM.

Others much more knowledgeable than me will be able to pitch in once you clarify the uses questions.

PS put your list in at PCpartPicker.com
 
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Hi!

I am going to be building my first pc soon. Would like some critique on my build.

Case: FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING-CHASSI
Motherboard: ASUS® ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready!
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7 12-core processor i7-12700KF (3,6GHz) 25MB cache
GPU: 8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 - HDMI, DP, LHR
Power supply: CORSAIR 750 W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD
RAM: 16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 8GB)
HDD: 1 TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3,5" HDD, 6 GB/s, 7200 RPM, 64 MB CACHE
SSD: 256 GB PCS PCIe SSD M.2
CPU Cooler: PCS FrostFlow 100 RGB V3 Series

Thankful for any help!
That's a UK prebuilt by the looks of it. Too much of your budget going towards the board and cpu imo. 2x16GB of RAM, i7 - 12700 / 12700F, cheaper board and larger SSD. TBH you'd be better off building it yourself. btw what is the cost of that build?
 
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Phanteks Eclipse P360A Mid Tower Case £75.21

Rear exhaust fan for that case.

https://computerorbit.com/products/arctic-p12-pwm-pst-120mm-fan-black
ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan £9.00

https://www.awd-it.co.uk/components/power-supplies/corsair-psu/corsair-rm750-80-plus-gold-psu-modular-atx-power-supply-unit-cp-9020234-uk.html
CORSAIR RM750 V2 80+ Gold 750W Modular Power Supply £89.99

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09NTPHRG7
MSI MAG B660M MORTAR DDR4 £139.98

https://www.box.co.uk/BX8071512400F-Intel-Core-i5-12400F-12th-Gen-Desktop-Pr_4094468.html
Intel Core i5-12400F £173.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/deepcool-ak400-cpu-cooler-1x-120mm-fan-single-tower-4x-direct-touch-copper-heatpipes-intel-amd
DeepCool AK400 CPU Cooler £24.98

Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600MHz 32GB (2x16GB) CL18 £109.99

Crucial P2 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Internal SSD £125.35

https://www.ebuyer.com/1424183-msi-geforce-rtx-3070-ventus-2x-8gb-oc-lhr-graphics-card-rtx-3070-ventus-2x-8g-oc-lhr
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 VENTUS 2X OC 8GB LHR Graphics Card £564.99

Total: £1313.48 inc VAT

A better look at those components.

https://phanteks.com/Eclipse-P360A.html

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-DDR4

https://www.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/AK400-Performance-CPU-Cooler/2021/15222.shtml

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.

 
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Estimated budget should always be part of PC part picking, because like an engineer on youtube once said:
It's a question of overspending on one thing, or balancing everything else out depending on the goal, because budget is not unlimited. 😉
nice spec sheet though.
 
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I think the ram for now is ok, but it would be good to upgrade later.
I would however get a bigger drive. It's not that it's bad, but if you're using it for more then the OS and maybe a certain game or two, then I would get a bigger one. Even if it's 500gb. It makes a world of difference.
 

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