Current Build Configurations

(Updated May 2022)

Value:
₪ Intel Core i5 12400F
₪ MSi B660M-A
₪ 16GB 4GHz DDR4
₪ Samsung 970 EVO+
₪ Corsair H115 Pro XT
₪ Phanteks P300 Mesh
₪ Corsair 750 Gold
~ $900 excl. GPU
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Balanced:
₪ Intel Core i5 12600KF
₪ MSi Z690 Edge
₪ 16GB 4GHz DDR4
₪ Samsung 970 EVO+
₪ Corsair H150 Capellix
₪ Corsair 4000D Airflow
₪ eVGA 1000 Gold
~ $1,400 excl. GPU
PCPartPicker Link

Performance DDR5:
₪ Intel Core i9 12900KF
₪ MSi Z690 Unify X
₪ 32GB 6.4GHz DDR5
₪ Samsung 980 Pro
₪ Corsair H170 Capellix
₪ Fractal Design Torrent
₪ Corsair 1200 Platinum
~ $2,468 excl. GPU
PCPartPicker Link

Performance Ryzen:
₪ AMD Ryzen 5800X3D
₪ MSi X570S Tomahwk
₪ 16GB 3.6GHz DDR4
₪ Samsung 970 EVO+
₪ Corsair H170 Capellix
₪ Corsair 4000D Airflow
₪ Corsair 1000 Gold
~ $1,451 excl. GPU
PCPartPicker Link

Performance DDR4:
₪ Intel Core i9 12900KF
₪ MSi Z690 Unify X
₪ 16GB 3.6GHz DDR4
₪ Samsung 970 EVO+
₪ Arctic Liq Freezer 420
₪ Fractal Design Torrent
₪ Corsair 1200 Platinum
~ $1,738 excl. GPU
PCPartPicker Link

Case / Form Factor

ITX

  • If space is a luxury, or you want portability.
  • Pros: Portability, Small footprint
  • Cons: Pricier PSU and Mobo, limited cooling options



TOP PICKS:
₪ Hyte Revolt
₪ Meshlicious
₪ NZXT H1

ATX

  • If price to performance ratio is most important.
  • Pros: Value, 360MM AIO Support, high airflow potential
  • Cons: Large footprint, not portable

TOP PICKS:
₪ Corsair 4000D Airflow
₪ NZXT H510 Flow
₪ Phanteks P300A Mesh

E-ATX

  • If cooling is more important than portability.
  • Pros: 420MM AIO Support, maximum airflow, oversized GPU support
  • Cons: Large footprint, not portable


TOP PICKS:
₪ Fractal Torrent
₪ NZXT H7

  • PROCESSOR
    The Ryzen 5800X3D is a viable alternative to the 12900KF as its only $449 vs. $573 for 12900KF, however you can get the 12900K for $499 at Microcenter in Dallas or Houston which further closes the price gap.
  • RESOLUTION
    If playing at 4k, your CPU choice matters very little and is budget better spent on GPU. At 1440p it matters a little, 1080p it matters a lot.
  • DDR5 VS DDR4
    DDR5 is fast however in its infancy so the cost premium over mature DDR4 kits is very hard to justify and is budget better spent on GPU.
    As DDR5 pricing decreases to parity with DDR4 it will be an easier choice.
  • MEMORY CAPACITY
    32GB of memory is the minimum when buying DDR5, but there is no advantage over 16GB for gamers and is budget better spent on GPU.
  • SOLID STATE DRIVES
    Gen3 nVMe SSD’s are already very fast, Gen4 offers little to no perceptible advantage and is budget better spent on GPU.
  • SATA SSD should be avoided entirely as superior nVMe drives have exceeded them in both value and performance.

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