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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Appreciate all your help. 😬
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Yeah, as the current ITX landscape comes clearer, it is seeming like I'll get better overall value from a Ryzen setup. I bet in six months or so it will be a different story, but that's just the way it goes, I guess.
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Haha, we just cross-messaged. But thank you for this info! Hmm, DDR5 just seems prohibitively expensive right now for the benefit I would get. What about the other Alder Lake boards? H670, etc.? I think I'm pretty set on the IQUNIX case [I might consider the Lian-Li A4 H20 if it comes in stock]...
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Oh, awesome. I'm glad you said that because I'd much rather use the EK Basic if I could. I'd read some older posts where people couldn't get the LGA 1700 kits to fit properly, but maybe they've sorted the issue by now. Thanks again. Edit: Oh, the case I'm looking at is the IQUNIX ZX-1, a pretty...
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Haha, well, I'm already on Win11, so I hope the reverse is true, too. Appreciate the help! Edit: Oh, since you mentioned the energy efficiency, do you think a 240 AIO is enough to manage the 12700 in an ITX enclosure? I haven't found that much about the temperature differences.
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Awesome, thank you. When I discovered that the 5900X could be had for such a reasonable price, I thought I'd surely go Ryzen, but these Alder Lake chips have legitimately surprised me! I have read on another forum that Alder Lake also plays better on Win11—or, to be accurate, that Ryzen plays...
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Hello, I just got a new job as a contractor doing multimedia design work, and as the workload seems a bit more intense, I think it feels like time to upgrade my system—I'm currently running a 4790K + GTX 970, which has served me well. 😊 It may not matter much, but for what it's worth, I'm most...
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    Help with a new budget build

    No worries, glad to do it. Danny's the man. Good luck with your build!
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    Help with a new budget build

    Oh, well, I don't know about major! :p I do think the build I provided is more on the "GPU-oriented" side of things, whereas Danny's build is better balanced. But in terms of budget gaming builds, I normally try to get high-quality parts for the core hardware, while still saving money for where...
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    Help with a new budget build

    Danny's builds are always top-notch, so I would consider his very closely, but here is another option, if you don't mind going a step down in terms of CPU performance. I personally think the P2X4 955 is still a great value. You could trade out the graphics for something with a bit more bite, and...
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    Proposed Gaming Rig: Thoughts/Suggestions

    I do love the Mini P180, also, but the swinging door has become something of a mild nuisance. For the price I paid, though [$69.99], it was far and away the most sleek, feature-rich Micro ATX case I could find, and it has served me quite well. That said, I have built computers for...
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    Proposed Gaming Rig: Thoughts/Suggestions

    I have the Mini P180, and I'm not sure about the relative dimensions, but I can say for sure that if you are using fewer than three hard drives, there's a superfluous hard drive cage, right where most graphics cards would run into trouble. I have removed that cage, and I'd say there has to be...
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    My Final x79 Build, lots of advice CRUCIAL

    Heh, I'm sure they are beneficial, but my point was that it seems like your budget is quite expansive, and yet you have a cost issue with a $200 case. Certainly, you can do whatever you want, but there seems to be a disconnect somewhere. Cheers!
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    My Final x79 Build, lots of advice CRUCIAL

    Sorry about that. I guess I find it a little confusing that you would cringe at a $150 computer case (FT03), and yet consider a 512GB solid state drive for storage. If budget is a concern, why not go with Danny's Hitachi drive, and pocket the change? There's your $250 case right there, plus a...
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