New Build Gaming PC

Feb 3, 2023
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Hi all, looking at building a new gaming PC (that will also be used for work) this is a starting point but will go from there.

Please let me know your thoughts on anything I am missing / can change

Why Are You Upgrading: Moved house and now have space for a PC rather than a very heavily overworked top end gaming laptop!

Budget: $3000 - 3500

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Use Case: Gaming, mostly Total War games (ideally on high settings) and LoL

Are you buying a monitor: No, already own a Samsung 49" Odessy

Parts Preferences: Open on this, probably ASUS for the MB and GPU but flexible

Overclocking: Yes / Maybe

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-13700K 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor ($417.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD 58.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($437.45 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z790-F GAMING WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6200 CL36 Memory ($219.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 530 w/Heatsink 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($239.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 4 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus ROG STRIX GAMING OC GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12 GB Video Card ($1019.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair HX1000i (2022) 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $3355.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-02-03 07:26 EST-0500
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Your build works but a few things I'd like to point out. You're going to want to add a rear exhaust fan for that case. You'd think for a $220+ case Corsair would have included one. Also no need for an SSD with heatsink seeing how pretty much all new boards these days come with M.2 heatsinks. I see you have a mechanical HD listed ... not sure why when SSD's are selling for rock bottom prices atm. btw 1000W psu is overkill for that build. One other thing .. overclocking these 13 gen cpu's nets you minimal gains, especially when you figure in the cost of cooling in order to achieve a stable overclock. These 13 gen cpu's are pushed to their limits out of the box.

Here's a build to have a look at. You can always add a 2.5" SATA SSD later on if and when you need more storage.

LIAN LI Lancool III ARGB Black Mid Tower Computer Case $159.99
CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM850x 850W 80+ GOLD Modular Power Supply $149.99
Corsair 600W PCIe 5.0 12VHPWR Type-4 PSU Power Cable CP-8920284 $39.40
MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI $279.99
Intel Core i7-13700 $394.99
Thermalright LGA1700 Anti-Bending Frame $11.90
ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360 ARGB AIO CPU Cooler $159.94

G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB Series DDR5-6400 32GB (2x16GB) CL32 $184.99

Crucial P5 Plus 500GB M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 NVME SSD $71.98

Storage SSD
Crucial P5 Plus 4TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 NVME SSD $365.50
Gigabyte RTX 4070 Ti OC 12GB Video Card (RGB) $819.99

Total: $2638.66

Optional psu + gpu.
CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM1000x 1000W 80+ GOLD Modular Power Supply $189.99
Gigabyte RTX 4080 OC 16GB Video Card (RGB) $1229.99

Total: $3088.66
Microsoft Windows 11 Home (USB) $135.99
Processor Base Power: 125W
Maximum Turbo Power: 253W
Processor Base Power: 65W
Maximum Turbo Power: 219W

A better look at those components.



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