Budget-buster Dual PC

by Matthew S Posted on: 4/4/2022

Build Description

Combination of a workstation/gaming rig, with the secondary PC for some additional gaming for my youngest daughter, streaming, etc. Still need to get a GPU for that 2nd system, however. First PC builld/upgrade in about 12 years. Pulled out all the stops, burned an incredible hole in my wallet in the process. Still have to fine-tune the RGB (and get the appropriate cables for the Lian Li GPU strimer to work correctly). Getting there, however. Top monitors help manage a separate media server.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake 3.7GHz Ten-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake 3.7GHz Ten-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $249.99
Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake 3.2GHz Sixteen-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake 3.2GHz Sixteen-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $499.99
ASUS Z690 ROG Maximus DDR5 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Z690 ROG Maximus DDR5 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $579.99
ASUS Z690-I ROG Strix Gaming WiFi DDR5 Intel LGA 1700 Mini-ITX Motherboard
ASUS Z690-I ROG Strix Gaming WiFi DDR5 Intel LGA 1700 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $419.99
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $1,429.99
G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-6000 PC5-48000 CL36 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F5-6000J3636F16GX2-TZ5RK - Black
G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-6000 PC5-48000 CL36 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F5-6000J3636F16GX2-TZ5RK - Black
Qty: 2 $429.99
Phanteks Enthoo 719
Qty: 1 $212.05
Phanteks Revolt X 1200W
Qty: 1 $247.99
WD 16TB Elements (shucked)
Qty: 1 $269.99
WD SE 4TB Gold HDD
Qty: 1 $119.00
Samsung 980 Pro SSD 2TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
Samsung 980 Pro SSD 2TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
Qty: 2 $259.99
Dell S27221QS 27" 4K UHD Monitor
Qty: 2 $271.96
Kraken Z53 240mm CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ LCD Display
Qty: 1 $239.99
NZXT Kraken Z73 360mm CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ LCD Display
NZXT Kraken Z73 360mm CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ LCD Display
Qty: 1 $274.99
Lian Li Strimer Plus RGB 24-Pint ATX Cable
Qty: 1 $59.99
Lian Li Strimer Plus Triple 8-Pin ARGB GPU Extension Cable
Qty: 1 $59.96
Gigabyte M32U-SA 32&quote; 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 144Hz Gaming Monitor; FreeSync; HDR; HDMI DisplayPort; Blue Light Filter; Flicker-Free
Gigabyte M32U-SA 32"e; 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 144Hz Gaming Monitor; FreeSync; HDR; HDMI DisplayPort; Blue Light Filter; Flicker-Free
Qty: 2 $739.99
 MM831 32000 DPI Adjustable Hybrid Wired-Wireless Gaming Mouse w/ Qi Charging Support
MM831 32000 DPI Adjustable Hybrid Wired-Wireless Gaming Mouse w/ Qi Charging Support
Qty: 1 $79.99
 SK653 Wireless Bluetooth Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Low Profile Brown Switches - Black
SK653 Wireless Bluetooth Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Low Profile Brown Switches - Black
Qty: 1 $149.99
UNI AL 120 120mm Case Fan 1-Pack
Qty: 1 $32.99
Lian Li UNI AL120 RGB Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan - Black 3-Pack
Lian Li UNI AL120 RGB Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan - Black 3-Pack
Qty: 4 $89.99