Intel 12400/3060ti Build

by Chris S Posted on: 1/6/2023

Build Description

This was all new parts bought from MicroCenter with the exception of the GPU - bought second hand from Facebook Marketplace for $270. The 12400 is a GREAT CPU, and I think I won the silicon lottery since it got over 12,000 on Cinebench. The 3060ti is perfect for my 1440 gaming, and paired with 16GB of 3600mhz RAM at CL16, it is buttery smooth.

Favorite Feature

The Lian Li case has to be my favorite. This thing is built well and was very easy to work in.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i5-12400 Alder Lake 2.5GHz Six-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Intel Core i5-12400 Alder Lake 2.5GHz Six-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $189.99
Gigabyte B660M Gaming X AX DDR4 Intel LGA 1700 microATX Motherboard
Gigabyte B660M Gaming X AX DDR4 Intel LGA 1700 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $149.99
3060ti Founders Edition
Qty: 1 $270.00
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GVKC - Black
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GVKC - Black
Qty: 1 $67.99
Lian Li Lancool 205M Mesh Tempered Glass microATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Lian Li Lancool 205M Mesh Tempered Glass microATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $69.99
PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply Active PFC SLI Crossfire Ready Gaming PC Computer Switching PSU
PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply Active PFC SLI Crossfire Ready Gaming PC Computer Switching PSU
Qty: 1 $69.99
Deep Cool AK400 Performance CPU Cooler - Black
Deep Cool AK400 Performance CPU Cooler - Black
Qty: 1 $29.99
Not pictured here, came in the mail from Amazon 2 days later. MUCH quieter than the stock cooler.
Arctic 120mm PWM case fan
Qty: 1 $10.00
One extra fan was needed (in my opinion) as an exhaust. The front case fans work great
Samsung 980 1TB NVMe
Qty: 1 $79.00
Black Friday sale, great deal