Question MY wife demands I upgrade, this unit is what we agreed on.

Jan 1, 2022
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are there any games that will test this pc's limits?
Intel X-Series Professional Video Editing Custom PC System
Computer Case: Antec Performance Series P10 FLUX ATX Case
Case Fan: Dual 120mm Ball Bearing Case Fans
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply
Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299X AORUS MASTER LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor: Intel 18-Core i9-10980XE Skylake-X 3.0GHz 24.75MB L3 LGA 2066
CPU Cooling Fan: 120mm Quiet Edition Water / Liquid CPU Cooler
Memory: 64GB DDR4 High Performance Memory
M2 SSD: 1TB Intel M.2 2280 Internal SSD
SSD Drive: 2TB Samsung 870 EVO Solid State Drive
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6X HDMI/3DisplayPort PCI-Express
Sound Card: High Definition Audio with High Quality Audio Capacitors (onboard)
Network Card: 100/1000 Gigabit Network Card (onboard)
Wireless Card: Wireless Data Network Intel Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Monitor: 27" Samsung LED/LCD Monitor
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Keyboard and Mouse
Operating System: MS Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
Warranty: Assembled and tested, 3 years parts and 3 Year labor warranty
$5,384.86$5,384.86
 
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If your build is primarily for gaming then I'd wait until next week (January 6th) when Intel's locked cpu's are due for release and read the reviews w/benchmarks on sites such as Tom's Hardware, Tech Power Up and Guru3d. Keep a particular eye out for the reviews of the Core i9-12900F ($439.99) and the Core i7-11700F ($324.99). If those chips are a hit like most of us expect then I'd pair up one of those cpu's with a high end B660 board and Windows 10. Those boards will be released the same day as those cpu's. If those reviews suck then look at this build down below paired up with Windows 11.

https://hothardware.com/news/core-i5-12400f-leaked-benchmark-with-6-p-cores

https://www.techpowerup.com/289923/intel-core-i5-12400-early-review-dubs-it-a-game-changer

https://www.techpowerup.com/290116/intel-65-w-alder-lake-s-pricing-confirmed

You can replace the board and cpu with a B660 board + locked Alder Lake cpu from up above and keep the rest of this build the same.

https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-ii-performance-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-00086
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH C PERFORMANCE $109.99

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-sf-850f14hg-850w/p/1HU-024C-00005
Super Flower Leadex III 850W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $149.99

https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-aorus-z690-gaming-x-ddr4/p/N82E16813145347
GIGABYTE Z690 GAMING X DDR4 $229.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-12700kf-core-i7-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118345
Intel Core i7-12700KF $394.99
+ $15 off w/ promo code SSBNZA23, limited offer

Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black, Dual-Tower CPU Cooler $109.50

Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3600MHz 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $199.00

Windows SSD.

https://www.newegg.com/pny-xlr8-cs3030-500gb/p/20-177-064
PNY XLR8 CS3030 M.2 2280 500GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D TLC Internal SSD $62.99

Storage SSD.

https://www.newegg.com/samsung-2tb-870-qvo-series/p/N82E16820147782
SAMSUNG 870 QVO Series 2.5" 2TB SATA III Samsung 4-bit MLC V-NAND Internal SSD $174.95

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC 12GB Graphics Card $2,199.99

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Gaming-VG27AQ-G-SYNC-Monitor/dp/B07WQ4FXY9/
ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Gaming Monitor (VG27AQ) - WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS 165Hz 1ms G-SYNC Compatible $338.99

Total: $3970 *not including shipping & promo codes

https://www.amazon.com/Window-Home-Flash-Upgrade-Windоws/dp/B09NWBL4C5/
Window 10 Home USB | 1 PC | USB Flash | Upgrade to Windоws 11 $109.00

https://www.amazon.com/Window-Flash-Version-Lifetime-License/dp/B09MQJWDYV/
Window 11 Home USB Flash Drive | 2021 Version | Lifetime License $99.99




https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-3080-ti-gaming-oc-review,1.html

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i7-12700k-review

 
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this is what I am running at the moment
Operating System
Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i9 7900X @ 3.30GHz 45 °C
Skylake-X 14nm Technology
RAM
32.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1068MHz (14-14-14-35)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. X299 UD4-CF (CPU0) 31 °C
Graphics
VG2228wm (1920x1080@60Hz)
3071MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (MSI) 46 °C
Storage
465GB Western Digital WDC WDS500G1B0A-00H9H0 (SATA (SSD)) 28 °C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EURX-63FH1Y0 (SATA ) 31 °C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 (SATA ) 32 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0
Audio
NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
 
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benchmarks for my current PC
UserBenchmarks: Game 113%, Desk 85%, Work 120%
CPU: Intel Core i9-7900X - 82%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti - 140.6%
SSD: WD Blue 500GB - 79.1%
HDD: WD WD10EURX 1TB - 66.6%
HDD: WD Green 1TB (2010) - 63.3%
RAM: HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 4x8GB - 54.2%
MBD: Gigabyte GA-X299 UD4-CF
 

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