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Hi guys new here. So i am trying to build a new pc just need additional advice if I should be using other components that would work better on this build. This would be my second pc as my first was a cheaper prebuilt and will be passing on to my daughter. I mostly play fps games (warzone, apex) on 1440p res. And looking to get good fps (above 170)I would be using this build mostly for gaming, i have never done an overclock on any components but might in the feature. I’d like my budget to stay under $3600. And only thing I’ve done on a pc is switched out the ram 😏
Any advice is welcome guys thanks.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor ($569.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD 58.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste ($7.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($239.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING LE iCX3 Video Card ($1059.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM 64-bit ($119.95 @ Adorama)
Case Fan: Corsair iCUE QL120 41.8 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($126.67 @ Amazon)
Total: $3254.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-15 17:41 EDT-0400
 
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Welcome to the forum :)

I’d like my budget to stay under $3600
You'll get a great system for that! Experts will comment later—I'm not one—but 2 things to consider:

1 TB M.2-2280 NVME
I assume this is meant for OS + software, and the 2TB is for your games? You can save a bit by reducing the 1TB to 256GB, which would be more than enough.

(4 x 8 GB) DDR4
DDR5 RAM is available, but had issues with reliability and price—hopefully one of the guys will comment on it. Since RAM takes ~a decade to change to a higher level, it's worth getting the best now. At a minimum, choose a motherboard which can accommodate it, in case you wish to upgrade in the future.
 
Aug 15, 2022
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Welcome to the forum :)


You'll get a great system for that! Experts will comment later—I'm not one—but 2 things to consider:


I assume this is meant for OS + software, and the 2TB is for your games? You can save a bit by reducing the 1TB to 256GB, which would be more than enough.


DDR5 RAM is available, but had issues with reliability and price—hopefully one of the guys will comment on it. Since RAM takes ~a decade to change to a higher level, it's worth getting the best now. At a minimum, choose a motherboard which can accommodate it, in case you wish to upgrade in the future.
Thank you for the advice, yea i didn’t know if i should go lower on the secondary storage, but it makes since
 
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