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3rd DS comp advise needed

Post Date: 2021-11-16

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Samehada View Drop Down

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  Quote Samehada Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: 3rd DS comp advise needed
    Posted: 16 Nov 2021 at 2:17am
less then the $4k for my 2019 DS rig (build 2711981, below)

to replace and last as long as my 2009 rig (yes, 11 yrs old!). Im getting BSOD. Looks like BIOS needs firmware update. Last update 2010. last available update is only 2011 - time to let this one go.

interwebs, CIV, Fallout, maybe get back into Battlefield or other FPS. Currently using a 65' Samsung plasma for CIV / Fallout, but I'll get a faster 4k monitor (and wired keyboard, mouse, etc) if I play a FPS .

Special Needs:
cant think of any

Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 2711981     $4,095.00
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H115i PRO - 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler
Chassis Fans: Corsair LL Series (RGB Fans)
CPU Boost https://100001.onl/: Stage 2: Overclock CPU - Up to 5.1GHz on All CPU Core

Looking to cut maybe $1k off this build. Obv switching to RTX 3080 (from 2080 TI) saves a $576, and yet the 3080 is better!?! What else would you do?

- are chassis fans OK instead of Corsair LED (-$200)
- LYNX instead of LUMOS (-$116)
- how about DS 'certified' RAM and SSD (-$??)
- stage 2 DS Vortex dual fan vs Corsair (-$90)
- stage 1 overclock (-$99)

thanks. my experience with DS rigs and the help from this community has been outstanding! Sometimes I read various discussions just to learn stuff. FYI, all I have done for my 2009 rig in 11yrs is replace RAM, video card, and get a larger SSD (orig was 80g for $500!!).

Edited by Samehada - 17 Nov 2021 at 4:57am
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Nov 2021 at 5:01am
Oh, boy, are you in for a shock! $1187 above the base GTX 1650 which sells for about $400, the 3080 is selling more than double MSRP. Same holds for the whole line of GPUs today.

You can get a very fine system just north of $3000 for very strong gaming at 1440p up to widescreen (32-38"). High FPS at 4k is out of reach. The RTX 3070 will play at 4k with a little compromise on more demanding games. It's nearly the equal of your 2080 Ti. Do the research. Look at some benchmarks. Check into DLSS.


Here's as good as it gets for $3171:


This is cutting-edge newest proc and DDR5 RAM. The i7 12700K is every bit as good for gaming as the i9.

The storage is as good as it gets for a primary drive, and very fast secondary. Any DS selection is SATA up to 9 TIMES slower.

The 3070 explains itself. 2080Ti performance when you factor in the newer tech. Too bad it can't be had for $500, yeah? I'd go with that, and 1440p. If 4k is a must, just dial it back a bit when you have to and wait for the new line out next Summer/Fall. They WILL be more powerful, and maybe at sane prices.   

Watch this:


So a better build would be:


Edited by Cretae - 16 Nov 2021 at 7:01am
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