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I am thinking of building myself a new PC.

My rig is starting to have hickups (built in 2017) fans starting to make noise (yes I need to clean my pc, will do so this weekend)

But sometimes I experience sudden freezes, and no clear indication to what causes it (Is Bill gates trying to sell me windows 11?)

I have checked heat and such..

Current rig:

Cooler master silencio case                   (want to keep) maybe some fresh fans

Asrock Z170M pro 45                              (wont keep)

Core I5 6600K                                          (wont keep)

16 gig ddr4 1200                                      (wont keep)

bunch of hdd's sata 600 and 2 ssd's     (will keep only the ssd's)

Geforce GTX 2070                                    (will keep since a new one is not needed and they are stupidly expensive atm)

Enermax 750 watt gold modular psu      (will keep)


no soundcard (my headphones are usb these days)

keyboard and mouse will stay are ok

monitors will stay they are ok


What I am thinking of:

New mobo Gigabyte Z690 Aorus elite ddr4

32 gig ddr4 3600 (corsair want to try to find ram without fancy lights but still compatible)

Core I5 12600K

Noctua NH-D15 cpu-cooler

1tb M2 ssd for windows and software


Any advise? I am not keen on switching to AMD hardware, had some bad experience in the late 90's (lol) 


My priorities?


  1. silent
  2. less energy comsuming (working from home has almost doubled my power bill...)
  3. durable (want to do another 5 years at least, and not bumpo into hardware failure so quality over budget)

My old mobo ram cpu and cooler will end up in my son's pc I guess 

Edited by Forrester~SPARTA~
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If you want to use a lot less energy look at a Ryzen CPU.


For the record I just got one so did Luggage and Cent, I think Zeno has ordered one too.


Talk to Luggage about hard drives please note he won't read this :)



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I now have an I7-11700F and could not be happier!

 Bought a Asus ROG G15 and added a MSI cpu water cooler.

16gb 3200 Samsung stock Ram.... will upgrade this one day in the Future.

Dual Rtx3070  8gb (It's called dual because of fans not 2 units, trick of words really).


Nothing wrong with todays Intel but I don't do anything more than game on my Desktop PC.

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  • 1 month later...

nice rig its always a good idea to upgrade I did the same Got me a Nice AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor , RTX 3060 12gig card with 32 gig of ram been rocking it for about 7 months

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