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Post Date: 2020-11-02

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    Posted: 02 Nov 2020 at 7:19am

This'll be my 3rd DS computer, bought my first DS desktop in 2013 and laptop in 2017. Looking to see if I overlooked anything in the below build or any alternate recommendations. Thanks in advance!

Budget:
5k max

Expectations:
Mostly current/upcoming games Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion, etc. I'm also an After Effects artist hence the extra ram and upgraded processor. Currently playing on a 1440p monitor but may upgrade to 4k in the future.

Saved Ticket #: 3509650


Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-10920X (12-Core) (Boost Up to 4.6 GHz)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II (Wi-Fi) (Intel X299 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 64GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)
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 3080 10GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
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: Standard Factory Chassis 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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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2020 at 3:01am
You are in very good shape. The internal lighting is free if it matters at all. It can be turned to a single color or completely off.

I would strongly advise you partition your NVMe drive so your Windows and maintenance software, browser, etc. is on a small virtual drive you can easily scan and clone to an external drive for backup. The scans will be performed quicker than you will believe. If you ever need to do a fresh re-install of Windows for some reason, you will not have to re-install all your software, just what you choose to be on the smaller partition.
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  Quote haight12 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Nov 2020 at 4:20pm
Thanks for taking the time to look at my configuration, I appreciate it and good tip on the lights, I'll add that.

As far as the suggestion for the partition is there anything online you can point me to on how to set this up, I'm a little rusty on the technical stuff?

Thanks again.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Nov 2020 at 4:11am
You can do this pretty easily in Windows now. Go to Computer Management > Disk Management > (C:). Right click on the drive, and select Shrink Volume. Win will "query" your drive for available shrink space, and then let you fill in the blanks. There is a tip to go to Disc Management > Help if you need to.

You can google and watch a video first, but it's pretty straightforward. Note you are shrinking in MB, not GB.

Make it any size you want, but if you really want to streamline, it might be best just to have the OS, maintenance software like Malwarebytes and other scanners, your browser, which must be scanned regularly, and anything else to think should be there. Remember Win will find a program to load wherever on the computer it's stored, and you can have a shortcut to it. The idea is to have a C drive that boots really fast, is fully scanned really fast, and can be completely written over with a fresh install of the OS if needed with only a few apps needing to be re-installed.
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  Quote haight12 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Nov 2020 at 7:09am
Awesome, thank you very much for the tips!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2020 at 3:38am
You are most welcome. I did forget to mention that there are several free downloads of partition software available online. I used one a few years ago that actually allowed me to use sliders to re-size a couple of drives. It's called EaseUS, and I liked it, but it has been a few years since I have used it. If you are more than likely to just use it once for your primary drive, I wouldn't bother, but if you have any snags you could search for a free one that's easier to use.

Also, It prolly goes without saying, but don't accidently rename your primary partition. You must normally boot from the C: drive.
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Thanks!
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Ordered, thanks again for the help!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 3:23am
Pleasure.
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