The 12600K also generates more heat but it is a undoubtedly a better choice CPUMuch appreciated.
For the sake of another £120ish I can go with the i5 12600KF and the Asus TUF board. Will that give me much added performance over the i5 2400F?
I know mate that's the problem, it creeps higher and higher and then you make compromises and damage the integrity of the entire build which I would always recommend avoidingNice spec, but that would be out of my price range sadly
Hence why I said i7-12700 not i7-12700K! Your point is valid though. It's hard to spec a machine that can go from a 12400F to a 12900K without either overpaying hugely when it just has the 12400F or creating something that is thermally throttled when it's got the 12900K.The 12700K is still a power hungry monster though and generates a lot of heat. I wouldn't want the PRIME series of motherboard for that personally I would go with at least a TUF but ideally if your planning on upgrading to high end CPU in future I would go with the Z690 STRIXX Personally
At approx. £1400 per machine you could do this and get much stronger builds in general and super potent GPU's. I've cut corners on the storage with no dedicated OS drive and went for a 750W PSU but this would still be solidOK, this would really be pushing my budget to the limit as I am buying 2 machines. Would I get away wit this?
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I had to change the case to incorporate my existing HDDs
My final build I posted will absolutely crush those games at 1080p and absurd frame rates or get you into 1440p if you wanted to go that routeI have to lower the graphics setting on games like GTA5 online and Minecraft (with shaders) along with most of my fast paced action games. All I really want to do is to be able to play my games with the graphics options cranked up and achieve a framerate of more than 50 fps, which is what I'm currently getting on Minecraft.
So you think I'm setting the bar unnecessarily high with my chosen spec?
I really appreciate your help with this guys, my brain hurts
AMD have been the leading the race in power, support, features and lower temps for the past two generations. They look to repeat that trend with their new 7000 Series CPU's which are due out later this year I believeBack in the day when I used to build PC's for a living (mid 90's) the AMD CPU's were a bit iffy. I assume they've improved in the last 25 years.
I've always used Intel but am willing to try something new.
Yes but his monitors are limited to 60Hz. Minecraft can be turned into a really performance hog by changing the chunks/renders/adding in RT etc but in it's more vanilla state, the system primary bottleneck will be the monitor. Not sure I see the need for a 3060 unless the monitor gets an upgrade.My final build I posted will absolutely crush those games at 1080p and absurd frame rates or get you into 1440p if you wanted to go that route
I know it's a lot to take it especially when I've peppered you with options in the last couple of posts. Personally I would go with the last build I posted. It's by far the most powerful for gaming while still maintaining enough balance that it can be suitably upgraded in future
Absolutely a monitor upgrade should be considered if it's 1080p 60hzYes but his monitors are limited to 60Hz. Minecraft can be turned into a really performance hog by changing the chunks/renders/adding in RT etc but in it's more vanilla state, the system primary bottleneck will be the monitor. Not sure I see the need for a 3060 unless the monitor gets an upgrade.
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