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    Posted: 30 Apr 2016 at 12:12am
Hello everyone im a brand new person when it comes to gaming PC (i have never got one) needless to say im also clueless about building one (so far im going by "if its more expensive it should work better") nonetheless i made a configuration on an apollo

Configuration Code: 1407878
Total Price with Instant Savings: $3,283.00

I would like some feedback on this one if its possible since im not even sure if the compenents i chose work well together, plus 3k is a little bit expensive for me at the time, im mainly gonna use it for online gaming and get two 1080p monitors in the future and if i can get some tips so it makes little to no noise at all that will be awesome, thanks you guys

PS: sorry for my bad english   
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Apr 2016 at 12:17am
Welcome to the forums! The configuration guys will be here in a little while.

Hope you enjoy your stay!   

(Your English is great!)
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  Quote Kosmek Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Apr 2016 at 12:32am
Thank you

One thing i forgot to mention is if im using a compenent thats too overpowered for my needs which one will you guys recommend
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Apr 2016 at 7:49am
Hi Kosmek.....    That is a nice build but I made up one that'll save you $400 and give you all you need.
 

Config # 1407972             Cost $ 2895

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Digital Storm Apollo (White)
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz (Codename Skylake) (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING (Intel Z170 Chipset) (Up to 5x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W EVGA SuperNOVA
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R) (Internal)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (256GB Samsung 950 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (1TB Western Digital - Black Edition)
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 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB (ASUS Strix Edition) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux LITE: Integrated Cooling System (CPU Only)
HydroLux Tubing Style: Flexible Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
HydroLux Fluid Color: Blue Fluid (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Exotic Cable Management - Blue - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.4GHz (Depends on Cooling and Motherboard)
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows CD)
Virus Protection: FREE: McAfee AntiVirus Plus (1 Year Service Activation Card) (Not Pre-installed) ($35 Value)
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - 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 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)

I changed the Haswell E 5820k platform for the Skylake Z170/6700k.  It tests better in gaming.  The 6 core 5820k is also very good and not a bad choice, just that this is just as good for less. 

I also changed the sli 970 for a single 980 ti.  The sli 970 is a little stronger than the 980 ti , but not by much and the single card is always preferable over the potential problems of sli.  Actually, for your 1080p monitor, a single 970 is all you need.  I have a 970 that maxes everything on my 1080p.  I put in the 980 ti just to cover whatever you plan to do with the second monitor.

I dropped the chassis fan upgrade.  Not needed imho.

I dropped the noise reduction package.  You can keep if and let them tweak the fans for you, but doing it yourself in Bios, AI Suite or other programs is pretty simple and gives you flexibility.

Lots of ways to go.  This setup gives you about the same performance, less headaches with sli and saves some money for monitors, games, etc.

Hope this helps and good luck. Big%20Smile



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  Quote Kosmek Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Apr 2016 at 11:01am
Wow thanks a lot for the feedback and the savings!! If if everybody agrees with him I'll go with that configuration

I just have another question I read somewhere if you choose a bluray laser it won't play blurays unless you download additional programs, is that true?
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Apr 2016 at 12:47pm
Originally posted by Kosmek

...... if everybody agrees with him..........

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Are you kidding?LOL bpratt22 is THE guru.Awesome

And, yes, you need BluRay software.


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Lol i didnt knew that thanks for letting me know xD
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 May 2016 at 12:29am
Not many people disagree with bprat when it comes to configurations, troubleshooting, etc. I'm not saying he's never misguided or incorrect.... but it's very rare.

Most of the configuration people around here are very knowledgeable and only want to help others enjoy DS systems that come within their budget yet still getting the most they can out of their machine.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 May 2016 at 2:54am
Thanks, hoserator and Snaike.    It is fun and rewarding helping others and there are a few of us that do what we can.


Kosmek... Let us know how it's going.   Stay in touch.


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  Quote Kosmek Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 May 2016 at 2:30pm
If everything goes well im gonna order next week

Is there a place to show my pc when i get it?

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  Quote CougarX6 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 May 2016 at 5:35pm
Originally posted by Kosmek

If everything goes well im gonna order next week

Is there a place to show my pc when i get it?


You can post a review and pics of your new PC here...

http://www.digitalstorm.com/forums/forum_topics.asp?FID=15

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  Quote ArkansasWoman777 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 May 2016 at 6:34pm
Originally posted by CougarX6


Originally posted by Kosmek

If everything goes well im gonna order next week

Is there a place to show my pc when i get it?
You can post a review and pics of your new PC here...http://www.digitalstorm.com/forums/forum_topics.asp?FID=15


Course they have to post it in the general discussion and ad pictures in order for it be added to the customer reviews.

http://www.digitalstorm.com/forums/how-to-add-your-review-tidf3242/
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  Quote Kosmek Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 May 2016 at 6:16pm
Alrighth order is ready if evrything goes well ill have it by wednesday next week the latest wish me luck guys
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 May 2016 at 11:50pm
Sweet! Good luck and send pictures!

Welcome to the DS family.   
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Awesome
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