- Jun 7, 2008
I was just thinking of what to do for my next build. The Alderlake info sounds pretty interesting to me. I've had AMD for a few generations and I think if Intel can compete, I'll do a Team Blue box next, maybe a SFF. Hope they don't muck it up!
It will probably be very difficult to get a good MB on launch.The problem right now for me is that there's only 1 useful MB available. I think I might just go the prebuilt route this time around, because I don't feel like gambling on getting all the necessary components separately.
is any sense to change from 10850K to 12900K?games only
Wouldn't expect much difference if you are running 1440p or higher and maxing out graphics settings as you will most likely be GPU limited. Only situation where I would expect i major difference is in MP games when running lowest settings and trying to max out FPS but even the 10850k should get high enough FPS that it doesn't make a massive difference.is any sense to change from 10850K to 12900K?games only
Went and ordered through AvaDirect. They didn't have exactly what I was looking for on their site, but then again, none of the prebuilds did. I called, and they worked with me, allowing to get more RAM in, and not include a video card. Other than that though, they had every piece I was looking to include.It will probably be very difficult to get a good MB on launch.
Any particular reason you ordered this before we even get some solid reviews?Went and ordered through AvaDirect. They didn't have exactly what I was looking for on their site, but then again, none of the prebuilds did. I called, and they worked with me, allowing to get more RAM in, and not include a video card. Other than that though, they had every piece I was looking to include.
MSI MEG Z690 Ace
64 GB Kingston DDR5 (5200)
2x 2TB Samsung 980 Pro
be quiet! 360mm AIO
Fractal Design Meshify 2 XL (Never used a Fractal Design before, but this is one area they were short)
1600W EVGA (I have 2 3090s I'll be including myself, wasn't sure how much power I needed).
Yeah, it's more expensive than a self build, but surprisingly, without the video card included, it was much cheaper than every other prebuild company I looked at, all of which required a video card.
It's going to be 2-3 weeks after release before I receive it, but this is good enough for what I'm after.
Worst case scenario, I can pass it off to my nephew. (He's still running with a Core 2 Duo).Any particular reason you ordered this before we even get some solid reviews?
Well if I was your nephew I'd be REALLY hoping it was a dud.Worst case scenario, I can pass it off to my nephew. (He's still running with a Core 2 Duo).
But I mainly figure I know what to expect from it. So, if I wanted to get this in by Christmas, I'd probably have to order everything soon.
There are three ATX and one ITX Asus Z690 boards that won't work with the U12A, which has me wondering about other similarly sized non Noctua coolers. The other board which won't work with some of Noctua's larger coolers is the Maximus Z690 Formula, but that isn't really meant for air cooling.A ton of Asus boards are incompatible this time around even with a U12A because of VRM cooler/shroud height.
I intend to use an EK 240mm AIO on a 12700k in an ITX setup. But EK hasn't yet announced conversion kits for the mounts.What cooler are you guys using?
I despise the current trend of lifting the embargo on the same day that the products go on sale. You either pre-order, or miss out on getting the item for who knows how long.
My planned 5800X system is still not together so I am curious to see what the 12700K offers and how it pairs with DDR4. The 12900K is tempting me to just go for broke, perhaps literally, but it's too much for what I do. Plus, will a D15 even cool it?
That's the price for buying them per 100x. It's natural that there's going to be some markup.I bet newegg only offers them for that price on day one, through the shuffle.
its pretty interesting that not a single site is offering them for Intel's stated pricing.