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I could order a i5-12600k and mobo and have them in 5-6 weeks. Or I could try and be a bit more patient, and get the i7-12700k, and wait another month basically, and have it all in 8-9weeks. They should last me another 3-4 years. So what's a month of waiting. But it is only for gaming. I have an 850W PSU so that's ok, but what are the budget mobo like for 12700k ?

Overall the 12700k should be smoother in games, especially if I have open programs. What are the price rumors on 13th gen? Surely it will go up back up again. And there's not much point to from 12600k to 13700 or 900k, so I should get the 12700k now for cheap...talking to myself

I have 2x8GB DDR4-3,000MHz, CL16. I want another 16GB, as I do run out when gaming sometimes.
-is 4x8GB any real amount difference than 2x16 ? Like are we talking 2-3fps, or 5-10, 10-20 slower on the 4x8 system ??
-can I buy 3200MHz CL16 or 3600 and down clock those ? They are far more common and just as cheap or cheaper with sales.


If I did get a 2x16GB DDR4 kit, I'd probably be getting 3200 or 3600MHz, any faster and that starts getting over $160USD, and that getting close to cheap DDR5

As for DDR4 vs DDR5, in some games it's slower (the fps anyways). Why is that ? Between Win11, DDR5, and even the 12thgen, I've heard of people have issues. And then there's the price, so I wasn't going with DDR5. I'd have to wait till August to finish anyways.
 

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I have a 12700k and it is quite nice. A huge upgrade over my old 5775c.

And I'm going to buy a 13900k. I expect the 13600k to handily beat the 12700k. And I'll probably upgrade my DDR5 then as well.

If you can wait I would recommend it.
 

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Wish I had the money today, there's great sales on both CPU's, just out of stock atm. Then newegg has a good sale price + DyingLight 2.

I should wait for a sale too. None of this would really matter if someone buy's my current stuff, but I only had 1 inquiry, in a month.
 

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Prices for DDR5 kits have definitely come down, at least here in Australia so far. Cheapest I could find atm is Kingston 32GB kit of 4800MHz for Au$360.
 

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Looking at some new articles, but none with 12th gen, it seems 4x8 vs 2x16 shouldn't matter worth a dam in gaming or much else.

But I can still sell my 2x8 if I want with my 9600k+mobo, and get 2x16 3600MHz for just a few bucks more than another 2x8 3000MHz kit. IDK, that won't matter much either.

So the 12700k did cost more than the 11700k at launch. I was thinking these were cheaper.
 

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12600K if you plan to upgrade to Raptor Lake, 12700K if you don't plan to upgrade.
 

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12700k here. Running 64GB of 3200mhz cas 14 14 14 34. It rips. Recommended w/Windows 11 Pro. My PCMark score went up a 1000pts after the OS update.
 

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What is your primary use? If you want gaming and plan to upgrade in 2-3 years, the 12600k is good enough. If gaming is you're only focus, you might look into the 5800x3D, as it currently tops the charts for most games. If production is your main focus, the 5900x would be my choice.
 

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Yeah it's mainly internet and gaming. But I run some math programs and simulations that will help sometimes.

I took stock of my food, and I have lots. So it looks like I'm back to getting i7-12700k+an Asus prime-P mobo next month. Then worry about ram in July, it's not even an issue most of the time if I just close some youtube tabs in firefox before some games. But ram is cheap.

I think the AMD chip would be more expensive, I haven't consider AMD since I saw how much the 12th gen was over my own 9th gen, for the price...idk, I should check all that again. But I really do think intel is better, I'm a bit afraid to jump ship again.

I'm also forgeting the 12600k is NOT 6cores+HT, it's 6P+4E cores, plus HT. Yeah so there is the 5800X, wow it's like 1/3 off, on sale today too.

If I was to wait longer, I'd get a Asus TUF, and Asus lets me keep using my CPU cooler still.
 

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Well I gathered some money and got the 12700k for a great deal.

So to decide on the LGA1700 bracket problem and what mobo. Both the Asus prime-P and TUF, only have 4 SATA ports. For now, I'd really like 6. I have one M.2 NVMe so far, I'm not sure on the whole PCIe lanes and gen's yet.

Apparently the TUF has bad onboard sound, I have a soundcard, so IDK. I'd pay for the lower temps and better VRM's though.

The prime-P doesn't even have debug lights in 2022. This stuff literally cost nothing next to the the other parts and programing needed. That how they get ya.

I'd try the MSI, but I don't think I can mod my old cooler bracket accurately enough. And buying another big, quality cooler would set me back another month, again.

IDK what a local metal shop would cost to do it, probably more than ordering a bracket.
 
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