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Post Date: 2020-08-22

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  Quote Deathvirus Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: $1500-2000 Budget for gaming/streaming
    Posted: 22 Aug 2020 at 7:37am
Budget:
$1500-2000

Expectations:
play Overwatch, Valorant, Heroes of the Storm, upcoming games as well as older titles like Starcraft 2 at max settings

Usage:
Gaming/streaming, some multitasking with discord, youtube, twitch

Special Needs:
room for upgrades down the road

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Edited by Deathvirus - 22 Aug 2020 at 7:39am
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  Quote SnowandSand Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Aug 2020 at 10:16am
Originally posted by Deathvirus

Budget:
$1500-2000

Expectations:
play Overwatch, Valorant, Heroes of the Storm, upcoming games as well as older titles like Starcraft 2 at max settings

Usage:
Gaming/streaming, some multitasking with discord, youtube, twitch

Special Needs:
room for upgrades down the road

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Specifications:
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Given the assumption that you will be gaming at 1080P the following configuration would absolutely meet you needs of gaming and multi tasking. I swapped the DS 500 GB SATA SSD for the 500 GB FireCuda m.2 nvme drive to give you some extra speed with your OS.For a straight air cooled system and to save anther $94 you could remove the DS AIO and just have them use the stock AMD air cooler also.


Configuration Code: 3336434
Total Price with Instant Savings: $1,934.00

Direct Load URL: https://www.digitalstorm.com/configurator.asp?id=3336434

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (8-Core) 4.4 GHz Turbo <br><strong></strong>
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X570-P (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 600W Digital Storm Performance Series (Supports up to an NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Seagate FireCuda 520) (NVM Express) (Gen4 PCIe) <br><strong></strong>
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready) <br><strong></strong>
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
HydroLux Tubing Style: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
HydroLux Fluid Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Digital Storm Performance Series (RGB Fans)
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
Boost Processor: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)
Office: - No Thanks
Mouse Pad: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 15-20 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)

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R7 2700x
16GB Team Dark Pro @ 3200 CL14
Asus x470 CH VII Hero
Corsair Hx1000i 1000W PSU
250GB Samsung 850 EVO
1TB & 6TB WD - Black Edition
2x GTX 980TI Strix
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  Quote Deathvirus Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Aug 2020 at 6:43pm
Thank you.

The RTX 2060 is enough GPU for the games I play? I forgot to mention my monitor is a BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24 Inch 144Hz.

Also, how does the build you listed compare to the Lynx level 4 build?

Edited by Deathvirus - 22 Aug 2020 at 6:52pm
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  Quote SnowandSand Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Aug 2020 at 11:23pm
Yeah 2060 Super is pretty much the top card for 1080P without going crazy and will have no issues with those games. I think the AMD R7 3700x is superior to the Intel 9700f. An that is the primary difference. The lynx level 4 also comes with "premium cable management" and LED strips but has a lesser cooler and slower SSD. You can always add the LEDs to the config I did or just add yourself down the road.
Hailstorm II(Retired)
R7 2700x
16GB Team Dark Pro @ 3200 CL14
Asus x470 CH VII Hero
Corsair Hx1000i 1000W PSU
250GB Samsung 850 EVO
1TB & 6TB WD - Black Edition
2x GTX 980TI Strix
Hydrolux Stage 3
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Aug 2020 at 4:02am
It's a good build, but doesn't take into account the nifty $200 off you get when you cross over the $2000 threshold. With that figured in, for nearly the same $$ you get a stronger Intel build with what I think are all the right boxes checked.

-10700K Intel CPU ~10% faster than the AMD 3700X and better gaming chip
-Asus TUF motherboard
-850W PSU
-Keep the NVMe SSD
-Keep the RTX 2060 SUPER GPU
-Keep the dual fan all-in-one CPU cooler
-Get the internal light strip

That comes in at $2003 with the discount.

See it here:   Config ID 3337908

$1963 with the single fan AOI cooler.
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  Quote SnowandSand Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Aug 2020 at 7:19am
Cretae definitely has a solid build there. I prefer the PSU and MB, I am just partial to the AMD chips I guess. I wish DS prices reflected actual retail price differences with the chips. the 3700x is Typically $80 cheaper retail than the 10700k and they are pretty much neck and neck in performance. The 10700k is basically a 9900k with a slightly higher base clock.

I forgot about the $200 discount lol. For straight gaming and given that there really isn't much of a price difference I would also go with the 10700k in this instance.
Hailstorm II(Retired)
R7 2700x
16GB Team Dark Pro @ 3200 CL14
Asus x470 CH VII Hero
Corsair Hx1000i 1000W PSU
250GB Samsung 850 EVO
1TB & 6TB WD - Black Edition
2x GTX 980TI Strix
Hydrolux Stage 3
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