September 25, 2022
United Kingdom
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The Best $1200 White-Themed Gaming PC to Build in 2022!

Introduction

Sourcing components for a gaming PC build that offers both high performance and an awesome aesthetic can be a complicated endeavour. Consumers are met with a myriad of different part names, prices, and compatibility options that can make building a PC a frustrating experience.

Today we seek to reduce that frustration by providing all the part choices you need to build an insane white-themed PC build that makes no major sacrifices when it comes to power and design. We’ve put together a great system that utilises some of the latest components such as, a 12th Gen Intel CPU, and a high-performing GPU, the Nvidia RTX 3060Ti.

We will be breaking down all of the individual components while offering some mid-range peripherals that match the aesthetic of the build.

GameResolutionSettingsAVG. FPS
F1 20221440PHigh141
Marvel’s Spiderman Remastered 1440PHigh113
GTA V1440PHigh138
Battlefield 20421440PHigh (DLSS)104
Forza Horizon 51440PUltra93
Apex Legends1440PHigh129
Valorant1440PHigh454
Fortnite1080PCompetitive196
COD Warzone1440PHigh146

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Main Components

Intel Core i5 12600K

CPU: Intel Core i5 12600K

Intel’s Core i5 12600K on the 12th gen platform makes yet another appearance in one of our builds, and for good reason. The overclocking abilities on this CPU are excellent, and can be pushed beyond the realms of 5GHz and upwards for those that want an extra performance boost.

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Key Facts:

Boost Clock Speed: 4.9GHz

Core Count: 10

Thread Count: 16

CPU Cooler: MSI CoreLiquid 240R V2

This CPU cooler compliments the aesthetic of this build with a clean white and RGB look. The MSI CoreLiquid 240R v2 features ARGB on the rotatable water block and fans to add a splash of colour. Also, the split-flow water cooling system will provide optimal cooling, ideal to get some overclocking underway.

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Key Facts:

Radiator Size: 240mm

Included Fans: 2

RGB: Yes

MSI MAG B660M Mortar - Feature Image

Motherboard: MSI MAG B660M Mortar WiFi DDR4

We have previously written a full review of the MSI’s MAG B660M Mortar in which we considered it great value for money. This motherboard looks slick in any build thanks to the silver and black aesthetic, combined with the massive feature-set, this is a great micro-ATX choice!

Key Facts:

Form Factor: microATX

Built-in IO Shield: Yes

Max Memory: 128GB

RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB RT 32GB DDR4 White

Corsair’s Vengeance RT RAM is maintaining the blend of white and RGB in this build. The industry leading iCUE software allows you to control the lighting options and synchronise with other compatible products. The 32GB capacity and high clock speed should also sustain power for overclocking and a much needed performance boost.

Key Facts:

Capacity: 32GB

Clock Speed: 3200MHz

CAS Latency: 16-20-20-38

Samsung 980 SSD - 3060Ti 4000X Build

SSD: Samsung SSD 980

This Samsung 980 1TB SSD offers a significant speed boost as well as enough storage for all of your favourite titles. Utilising the Gen3 interface, this drive can reach up to 3500 MB/s on the reads, and 3000MB/s on the writes. The 980 will make gaming on this build a smooth experience, with minimal load times in all of your games.

Key Facts:

Capacity: 1TB

Read Speeds: 3500 MB/s

Write Speeds: 3000 MB/s

Interface: PCI-E Gen 3 x4

GPU: MSI RTX 3060Ti Gaming X Trio

For our GPU we’ve picked out MSI’s Gaming X Trio variant of the 3060Ti. This RTX card is positioned very well in the mid-range market providing stellar performance at 1080P and 1440P settings. This card also has some decent legs in Ray-Tracing, and can be used to visually enhance some of your favourite titles.

Key Facts:

CUDA Cores: 3584

TDP: 200W

RT Cores: 38

Case: MSI MPG Gungir 110R White

To house all of these powerful components we’ve picked MSI’s MPG Gungir 110R White case. With four 120mm included RGB fans, and plenty of tempered glass this case is perfect to show off our components in all their glory. You’ve also got plenty of options in terms of rear IO and varying fan configurations.

Key Facts:

Form Factor: ATX Mid-Tower

Fan Support: 120mm’s

Motherboard Support: ITX, mATX, ATX

PSU: MSI A750GF

Finalising our component choices, we’ve picked MSI’s A750GF, a 750 watt, 80+ gold efficiency power supply, sporting the white design aesthetic we’re utilising for this build. This PSU is also fully modular, allowing you to pick and choose your cables reducing any frustrating cable management.

Key Facts:

Wattage: 750W

Modular: Fully Modular

Efficiency: 80+ Gold

White Mid-Range Peripherals

Rounding off our build, we’ve picked out some of our favourite peripherals sitting within the mid-range market sporting the white aesthetic that we’ve seen throughout this build. The peripherals we’ve chosen come with great feature-sets but we’ve been somewhat more price conscious, picking out options that give you the best value for money with the all-important white colour design.

Glorious Model O Lightweight Mouse

Glorious Model O - Best Gaming Mice 2022

We’ve taken a look at the Glorious Model O in our Best Gaming Mice roundup, and this mouse is ‘glorious’. Rated as one of the best Esports mice to buy, the Model O is extremely lightweight, gliding across surfaces without any hindrances. To top it off, this mouse has a white breathable chassis, with RGB lining the casing and the internals. This mouse is an excellent choice for those wanting supreme accuracy within their games.

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Razer BlackWidow Lite TKL

Razer BlackWidow Lite TKL Keyboard

With Razer‘s optical mechanical switches, this keyboard is stealthy when it comes to keypresses. Each key offers a satisfying experience when it comes to gaming and typing. The switches are fitted with o-rings which dampen the sound further ensuring you aren’t making too much nose on the microphone while gaming. The hollowed ABS keycaps allow the white backlighting to shine through brightly adding some extra flair.

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Logitech G733 LIGHTSPEED Headset

Logitech G733 White Headset - Dan 3080 Build Nvidia Week

Logitech’s G733 LIGHTSPEED wireless is a headset we’ve reviewed in full, and spoiler alert – it’s excellent! With customisable DTS audio, this headset provides crisp sound along with accurate 7.1 surround sound, allowing you to hear the tiniest footsteps. Combined with the BLUEVO!CE filters improving microphone quality and reducing any background noise, this wireless design is perfect for gaming, movies, and music!

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Aled joined the Geeka Media ship in August 2022. He brings a degree in journalism and experience working for publications in the sports and gaming sectors. Aled is our in-house news and gaming writer, with his finger on the pulse of game devs around the world.