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Very interesting coming together of core PC techs, hopefully later this decade, with a load of big players on board.

"a more customizable, package-level integration — combining best-in-class die-to-die interconnect and protocol connections from an interoperable, multi-vendor ecosystem"

5-min video from Linus world:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL3CLEH9HYM

PS not April Fool :)
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The two flaws in JayZ's build is the board ... horrible VRM's and it's going to throttle down once that unlocked cpu hits turbo boost mode and the other flaw or bottleneck I should say is the 3000mhz RAM he chose.

COUGAR MX330-G Air Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99

Phanteks AMP Series 550W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $69.99

MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 $139.99

Intel Core i5-12400F $179.99

Thermalright Assassin Spirit 120 CPU Cooler $30.00

Thermalright LGA 1700-SS2 Mounting Kit $8.69

TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 3200MHz 16GB Kit (2x8GB) CL16 $63.99

Crucial BX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD $71.99

EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB GDDR6 XC GAMING Graphics Card $369.99

Total: $994.69

EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING 12GB GDDR6 Graphic Card + EVGA 650W GQ 80+ Gold Semi- Modular Power Supply + EVGA Z12 RGB USB 2.0 Gaming Keyboard $599.97

Total: $1154.69
Jay is trying to keep it as cheap as possible obviously, and a little detective work seems to show the PSU he picks is not as complete a travesty as I was scared of but its not great either.

Still @Whyme's build is faster and also more durable at the same price. It does have the advantage of not having to all come from Microcenter on the same day though.

The UCIe stuff is interesting @Brian Boru thnaks for the post.

Techspot article referenced at start of video is nicely explained as well.

Was also curious with prices on GPU's coming down a little what the minimum price would be for a system that can at least play current AAA games at 1080P medium/low. Seems I can't get much lower than $750.

Anyone have any thoughts? I3 10100F and B560 could drop it down to just under 700.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-12100F 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.94 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 6500 XT 4 GB PULSE Video Card ($234.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar MX330-X ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $750.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-04-02 05:12 EDT-0400
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Apr 8, 2022
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