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Gaming PC with i9-12900KF, RTX 3080, 240mm LC, Z690 Tomahawk WiFi MB, 16GB 3600MHz RAM, Aorus 850W PSU: $2888 + Del @ TechFast


Hi all,

Following the request and response from yesterday's arsecrushing deal, we've created this i9 12900KF 3080 Gaming PC.

If it's not listed, it's not available as an option from us. As is our model this is a bang for buck type scenario and hope it ticks the boxes people are after. I've been more specific in the parts list because it's on hand / on order for this deal only (does not necessarily reflect specs of parts in other current deals where they're stated as brand/model may vary). A couple of new upgrade options too, also limited to this SKU for now.

Core i9 12900KF RTX 3080 10GB Gaming PC: $2888 after 12900KF-3080-MARCH

  • Intel Core i9 12900KF processor
  • RTX 3080 10GB LHR graphics card (Gainward Phoenix in use)
  • 240mm liquid cooler (likely Deepcool L240 v2 ARGB)
  • MSI MAG Tomahawk Z690 WiFi motherboard
  • 16GB XPG Spectrix D60G RGB 3600MHz RAM (2x8GB)
  • Crucial P2 1TB NVMe m.2 SSD (Gen 4 NVMe upgrade offered)
  • Gigabyte Aorus P850G power supply (this one)
  • Lance-V2 RGB ATX case (specs here; upgrades available)

Thanks to everyone for their input and interested to see how it goes. Times should be around the 5-7 business day mark for this build - as mentioned stock has been ordered today as per predicted demand from last night so a mixture of on-hand/on-order for this one.

Other Deals

i7 12700F RTX 3080 Gaming PC: $2588
ARSECRUSHER i5 11400F RTX 3070 Gaming PC: $1444
i5 11400F RTX 3060 Gaming PC: $1088
Ryzen 5 3500X RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC: $1348

Build Updates: The remaining 5600X 3070 Ti and 3080s are underway as mentioned earlier in the week and majority will be finished this week, the remainder early next. They'll be prioritised until completed, then onto our 3060 Ti and 3060 builds at the same time.


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  • +3

    PCPP for this BB, as always using the lowest priced exact part on PCPP or lowest priced equivalent. PCPartPicker Part List

    Type Item Price
    CPU Intel Core i9-12900KF 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor $825.00 @ Austin Computers
    CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX L240 V2 69.34 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.00 @ PCCaseGear
    Motherboard MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard $379.00 @ Centre Com
    Memory ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $139.00
    Storage Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $125.00 @ Amazon Australia
    Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 10GB LHR 10 GB EAGLE OC Rev 2.0 Video Card $1299.00 @ JW Computers
    Case MSI MAG FORGE 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $88.00 @ Centre Com
    Power Supply Gigabyte AORUS P GM 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.00 @ Scorptec
    Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
    Total $3073.00
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-03-24 15:32 AEDT+1100
    • @luketechfast - Unrelated to this deal, but will you be stocking the Gainward RTX 3080 12GB for individual sale?

      • +1

        Hard to say - we're still getting supply of the 10GB and for system builds the value isn't there for getting the 12GB version. If they replace the 10GB with the 12GB altogether, maybe then

    • Sorry mate, if i place an order are the brands you listed here above a representation of what is ultiamtely delivered? Or is it always going to mix and match.?

      • In the 12900KF deal for this post, yep those brands in the PCPP are.

        • the PCPP list is the brand parts that will be delivered?

          • @Benyhd: The list in the deal text is the brands that will be delivered. PCPP is for comparison if those parts aren't featured on PCPP, such as the Gainward Phoenix

  • +2

    Happy to see a deal similar to this

  • +1


    • +11

      Bloody useless!

      This so-called high-end machine doesn't even have a CD-ROM drive so how in the hell am I going to run the copy of Microsoft Encarta 1995 I just bought?!

      As for gaming? PFFFT! No PC Game Port socket so forget using anything like a Gravis Black Hawk Digital joystick for Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 with this machine.

      So disappointing. I'm negging this deal into oblivion.

      • +5

        Reported for affiliate links

        • This Microsoft fellow doesn't need our support

  • +1

    It is the top dog.

  • +7

    Hmm not quite the parts I had in my build when planning. Apart from the warranty I feel like this wasn't as great of a deal as what could be had back in afterpay sale. Specced it closer to what I could have bought and it does actually fair worse in price from here. Apologies but this actually isnt that cheap in my opinion.
    Even current prices from eBays current sale (Which is worse than last weekend) still fares cheaper than your deal with much better parts for the equivalent price

    • +3

      Item Price
      Samsung 980 pro 1tb $206.01
      Fractal Design Meshify compact $207.46
      i9 12900k $749
      Cooler master 850 w Gold 80+ 134.1
      MSI Tomahawk z690msi mag with wifi 6e 415.26
      g skill. 32gb cl16 (2 x16gb) 236.55
      Noctua d15s 140mm 140.27
      MSI ventus 3x 1260
      Total $3,348.65

      From ebay with current sales
      To upgrade and match at techfast (Mostly inferior parts will equal $3450 and does not have the same quality parts.)

    • I scoped out a similar system last week during the Afterpay sales, which came out to be almost the same price but with much better parts.

      12900K $749
      MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard $259
      Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler $175
      MSI GeForce RTX 3080 VENTUS 3X PLUS 10G OC LHR 10GB $1,197
      Kingston FURY Renegade 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 $239
      Kingston 1tb A2000 $117
      Corsair RM850x $177
      Lian Li Lancool II Mesh RGB Tempered Glass Mid Tower $99
      TOTAL $3,012

      Didn't pull the trigger as I don't mind waiting 6 months to see what zen4 and Lovelace bring.

    • +4

      I think it's already pretty good they can build it and ship it close to cost price when you're buying each individual item on sale.

      Might be just me, but if I'm asking for a PC to be custom built for me, I'd be expecting to pay more for it.

      • -7

        Fair but the ones in my list are far better parts. I could save $150 almost immediately with the case but yhe one I listed is ranked one of the best for airflow.
        And that's only 1 component

  • +7

    apart from the cooling, ram, ssd, power supply, and case this is a great deal!

    • Can you please address what's wrong with them?
      I am a newbie to PC building and would like to know.
      To my knowledge the power supply is 80+ gold and fully modular which is great. ram is 3600 and dual module which is great. What am I missing?
      Do you mean they are not great reviews-wise and not specs-wise?

      • bad 240mm aio colling the best of the best hottest of the hottest cpu is not cutting it esp oced
        ram is 3600 c18, i mean its not bad, same as 3200 c16 with more bandwidth but just. not good really. (never is with a prebuilt).
        prebuilt pc ssd's are never good, and i mean never always some trash off the shelves left over for 5 years that they couldnt sell.
        turns out the psu is fine, decent quality actually. so nvm
        case is just some low quality trash although tbh the airflow looks better than my first glance so its not that bad tbh

        • That helps, thanks.
          I am still learning and don't know what c16 or c18 means. I'll add it to the list of things to know about.

          • +5

            @here for deals: just dont. ram is an extremely long and confusing rabbit hole

            the 'c' is just cas latency
            3200 and 3600 and so on is just the MT/s (megatransfers/s) (everyone calls it MHZ even tho thats technically wrong and mhz is half so it would be 1600 and 1800 but nobody cares and mt/s is cringe., DDR - double data rate if thats a clue)

            more mhz = more bandwith because more data sent per second

            ram timings are in clock cycles, lower is better. so 3200 c14 is much better than 3200 c16.
            2000 * timing / ddr_freq <<<< formula for calculating ns

            truth is tho… ram is a scam. buying the best of the best ram, 4000c14 1.55v or a 3000 c15 bottom of the barrel kit wont lead to insane differences. unless your actually going to OC that ram then I always recommend some 3200 c16 ballistix kit for like $85.
            now ram oc is just even more complicated, if you want a sense of that… and you ever want to oc ram then
            this is a good in depth guide. any guide other than this guide is a lie and a scam and wont do anything.

            all the timins within the ram are much more important than just high speed and low cas.

            and theres quite a few ^ that link shows my setup and you can see like 20 different adjustable timings all that affect eachother. my setup is practically the best of the best you can get on ryzen until you start killing your ram with insane voltages.

            basically, dont buy ram other than a 3200 c16 kit unless your actually going to spend weeks overclocking it

            • @abjsdhasehasee: Legend!

              You sir. You are my OZ version of Tech Jesus. I am pretty sure you saved me weeks, if not months, of time researching about ram (and potentially overclocking ram).
              One less thing for me to worry about. Thank you so much for that.
              3200 c16. Got it. Noted.

              If I am not asking too much, can you please share the specs of your pc and/or suggest me a part-list so that I can have a benchmark/reference for my first pre-built purchase?
              Now, I cannot ask you to suggest something without telling you what I need. Here you go -
              * My monitor will either be a 1440p 27 inch flat screen or a 1440p curved ultra-wide. Haven't decided yet. All I know is I'll stick with 1440p for now.
              * Apparently, the difference between 3080ti and 3080 is only marginal. So, I'll settle for a 3080, I guess?
              * Don't know what to choose between i5 12600KF and i7 12700KF (should I choose K or KF? I think KF because I'll have a dedicated GPU, right?)
              * Maybe a 240 All-In-One?
              * RAM is going to be 3200 c16, like you already suggested. 16gb dual channel should do it.
              * I reckon PSU should be at least a 850W 80plus gold rating. Haven't given it much thought.
              * I am currently researching storage. NVME, PCIE, SSD and all that. All I know is SSD is superior to HDD and OS should be on SSD for faster boot speeds.
              * Don't know anything about motherboards yet. I'll look into it after storage.

              As you can see, I don't a latest and greatest PC. I am enjoying my learning experience of PC parts and PC gaming so far.
              Apologies for the huge wall of text. Thanks for your time.

              • +1

                @here for deals: ive got a 5600x, b550-e gaming mobo <(ass), h150i rgb pro xt aio <(ass), GTX 970 (living its last breath), 2x8 4400c19 patriot vipers, lian li lancool ii mesh case (maxed out with p12 and p14's)

                1. I know nothing about monitors so..
                2. 3080ti and 3080 is like 5% im preety sure and considering how much cheaper a 3080 is just go for that defo
                3. K vs KF is just int graphics like u know, it really doesnt matter just go for whats cheaper, same price go for KF. cant decide your cpu for you but 12600kf sounds good.. 6 good cores 4 e cores, 12700kf with 2 more p cores sounds nice but honestly not needed especially for gaming, and especiallly when you have those 4e cores aswell. so id go 12600kf
                4. 240 aio would prob be ok but if you want 280 are very similar price and a bit better. depends on case tho <<
                5. 2x8 3200 c16 ballistix is good, can upgrade to 4x8 dual rank in future if needed
                6. this is a decent quality psu that wont explode from use https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/power-supplies/atx/82460... , not top of the top end but still very good.
                7. buy yourself and m.2 nvme ssd. kingston a2000 was on sale lately if thats on sale, otherwise sn750, 970 evo plus, crucial p5 are all good options, or you can go gen 4 with a sn850, 980 pro, or p5 plus for budget
                8. idk shit about intel motherboards so i cant help u there
                • @abjsdhasehasee: Really helpful. Thank you so much for that.

                • @abjsdhasehasee: If K and KF are the same price, you should be going for K. The F means no iGPU. Not super critical if you have a dGPU but:

                  • iGPU means you can run without a dGPU. You won't be gaming like that, but it's helpful if, say, your video card fails.
                  • The iGPU can be enabled to offload some tasks from the dGPU. e.g. if you're streaming, it's helpful to be able to encode the stream on the iGPU (QSV is great) and leave the dGPU for the game only.

                  Typically the one with the iGPU will cost a bit more. I personally consider it worth the cost. But if they're the same price, obviously go for the one with more functionality!

  • +10

    Any small form factor itx builds planned for the future?

  • How's this compare to the Dell one from ebay with similar specs but ddr5 ram? (which is still avail with the 20% off)

    • +2

      Much better motherboard VRM and cooling performance. That has already win.

      • dell one has a much better warranty

        • +1

          Dell has only 1 year warranty by default. Using better parts makes more sense than providing warranty with shxty parts.

      • Yes bring back that Dell XPS!

    • +2

      Do not buy Dell Alienware R12
      Has so many cooling issues, the PSU and Mobo cannot be changed out so you can't fix it
      Warranty is nice because the Graphics card was DOA twice, next day service was good
      I'm selling mine, the SSD under the GPU is the only place you can add a PCIE
      They disconnect when the system overheats after a few hours even when they have a heatsink
      Would be nice to have added an extra fan for $5 and better case cooling.
      Instead of selling a computer that overheats stock

      • https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/334292295412
        This one XPS 8950
        Also has Windows 11

        No idea about which cooling system they use though

        • +1

          Dell is using 120mm AIO which will definitely not enough for 12900k. Also the heat from RTX 3080 when gaming will make it even worse in the case.

    • +1

      Wouldn't ever touch a Dell pre-built

  • +4

    This price $2888 is nice lucky number (in Chinese way), already like a sure win, better than yesterday 3070 deal $1444 too many dead LOL

    • +1

      You should buy this, not only double but triple lucky 888.

  • +1

    Any chances of creating an SFF PC, like using NR200P case?

  • +4

    3080 is am impressive deal and you have respected the CPU with WC. I think 16 GB RAM could be a little low for the specs though, otherwise it's a great system.

  • How does this compare to the Titan Tech deal?


    • +4

      Titan tech is a better deal hands down
      Better case with more fans
      Double the RAM 16gb more
      Operating System included: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit ($125.10 @ Amazon Australia)
      Better 2 Years limited RTB warranty - Up to 5 years manufacturer warranty on certain parts
      Extra 2TB HDD
      Part value is $500+ more
      Techfast has to do a lot better and include a premium system for premium price, not a good GPU and CPU only and the rest you have to upgrade

      • +2

        I customised the deal on the TechFast page and made it similar to the Titan Tech deal (32gb ram, Windows activation, 2tb HDD, but didnt add any warranty)

        And the price came to $3,275.00 with the promo code, so they're heaps similar in price after that. Are the part brands really that much better?

        • -1

          Yes and the warranty is 2 years not 1

          Up to you, you also said it costs more?

      • Agree, way better deal

      • The Titain AIO will break in <6 months, they have a very bad coolant reactant problem.

    • +1

      TechFast is cheaper and better. Gainward is better, dual ball bearing. Aorus 850w is excellent. TT deal is only 750w psu.

      • What is your configuration at home?

        • Corsair 2GB (2x 1GB) PC-6400 800MHz
          Samsung 500GB HDD SATA II 7200rpm
          GALAXY PCIE GF 8800GT 512MB
          INTEL CONROE CORE 2 DUO E6850
          ASUS Striker Extreme Gaming XT LGA775 Motherboard

          • @non-LHR: That RAM not enough for that configuration. Atleast 4GB is required for dencent performance. Else it will be a swap hell. But that CPU could oc like hell.

    • +4

      I got BPC Tech to match the Titan Tech deal with better components at the same price. PM me if you're interested and I can send you the details.

    • if you match ram ssd windows. titan tech is already cheaper

      titan tech comes with warranty + spare hdd

      but case is better with this deal

  • +1

    @pricebeat should be happy

  • 240 cooler seem inadequate to cool i9

    • Really? What would you use? Not being smart I'm genuinely curious.

      • LF2 420mm aio with double sided p14 fans
        LF2 360mm aio with double sided Phanteks T30's

        • Would you pay the $60 for the 360mm upgrade? It's probably the same cooler.

          • @locknuts: hard to say really, $60 is preety steep but if i was planning on doing any oc at all then yes.

            although preffered to buy my own lf2 and maybe somehow sell it or use it in a different build

  • I like cheap and good

  • +2

    how about the same offering but with i7 12th gen?

    • you mean same price but lower i7 CPU?, why not…

      • +1

        slash some $$$ ofcourse

  • Can totally see them reading past deal posts going how can we top ourselves ? More Powerrrrrrr that's how!!!
    Beast of a deal!!!

  • How's TF shipping compare to BPC? They are def not using that shitty Aramex, right?

  • techfast only use aust post pretty sure.

    • +1

      That's wonderful to confirm THX! feel much more confident my system won't end up in the moon instead …

  • +1

    I've seen a lot of people begging for a 12900KF deal, I wonder how many will actually commit to purchasing?

    • +2

      I begged, then it came and I was not impressed enough.

      I messaged a few of the other sellers and they said something is coming soon and will be better than this.

      • -1

        I reckon some sellers are waiting for a much bigger Easter sale coming next month, maybe we should keep HODL!

        • -1

          It's become obvious they buy bulk shit. . and then make it look appealing in a pre-built .

    • +1

      With prices of GPUs dropping and these eBay sales, the value is no longer there with these pre builts.

  • @luketechfast - SSD price doesnt make sense. It's $179 extra to upgrade from 3.0 to 4.0 on the operating system drive but for extra storage its $179 for an entire 4.0 ssd anyway. Shouldn't it be like $50 to upgrade from 3.0 to 4.0 considering the 3.0 by itself for additional storage is $129.

  • +1

    This is a good price especially with this mother board and a 850W PSU. No longer in stock?

  • +1

    @luketechfast have they resolved the issue with this Gigabyte power supply?
    There were reports of them overheating and burning.
    edit: Ooops sorry it was the 850GM PSU.

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