PC Build of the Week – Intel i9-12900K, Z690 DDR5 and NVIDIA RTX 3080 OC 12GB

PC Build of the Week – Intel i9-12900K, Z690 DDR5 and NVIDIA RTX 3080 OC 12GB

When our customer, Alex came to us he first gave us a call to find out what we could offer, how we work etc, it was a great conversation we talked about his software business and how the PC needs to be able to efficiently and quietly perform demanding software development tasks. After this call, Alex completed our bespoke PC enquiry form where he was able to list all of the components he had already researched and for us to come back with any queries or advice. Be Quiet! was already a brand he had selected for the sound dampening incorporated into the case as well as excellent support for storage devices, whether SSD or HDD, we love the Be Quiet! cases, they certainly live up to their name especially with some decent fan tuning.

The final specification we landed on included some of the latest on the market from Intel, ASUS, NVIDIA and Corsair, as you will see in the complete list below. The processor chosen is the Intel i9-12900KF, this didn’t need to have graphics capability, it just needed to perform the most efficiently it could, which when combined with the ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi motherboard, it certainly can. We coupled the CPU with the Corsair Dominator Platinum RAM with 5200MHz frequency and 64GB of capacity. The CPU is cooled by the brand new Corsair H150i Elite LCD, the LCD display being the main new feature, probably one of the best pump displays on the market actually.

Of course for storage there are really only a few options when data integrity, speed and reliability are needed and for this system we went for the Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD’s, 2x 2TB to be exact.

Check out the full specifications below, as well as photos of the complete build process and the review from Alex.

Full specifications as follows:

CASE: be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 RGB Black rev.2 Silent Standard Gaming Case
CPU: Intel Core i9 12900KF 3.2GHz 16 Core 24 Thread 12th Gen Processor (Alder Lake)
CPU Cooling: Corsair iCUE H150i Elite LCD Display 360mm AIO CPU Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste: Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut (the best on the market, industrial grade)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi Motherboard (DDR5)
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 64GB (2x32gb) DDR5 5200MHz CL40
GPU: ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 3080 OC Edition 12GB
1st M.2: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
2nd M.2: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
PSU: be quiet! Straight Power 11 850W 80 PLUS Platinum Fully Modular PSU Power Supply
Cable Management: Black Braided Cable Kit (3x PCIe 8-pin required for GPU)
Fans: Swap all fans for Be Quiet ARGB (120mm and 140mm)
PCIe Expansion Card: StarTech.com 2 Port USB 3.1 Type C PCI Express Card
OS: Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

The PC is based upon our Configure your own Intel PC and is the Intel 12th Gen ATX variant. We invite you contact us to discuss exactly what you want in your build, especially if it is something you can’t find on our website, we will most likely be able to source it and include it in your build for you.

Read Alex’s review on reviews.io:

“Built exactly the machine I wanted with the components I wanted and the result was the best custom build I’ve ever seen.”

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