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Post Date: 2021-01-19

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    Posted: 19 Jan 2021 at 10:30am
Budget:
$2000 willing to go to 2500

Expectations:
Longevity, upgradable

Usage:
general internet, moderate gaming

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Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (6-Core) 4.4 GHz Turbo <br><strong></strong>
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X570-P / MSI X570-A Pro (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support) System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold) <br><strong></strong> Expansion Bay: - No Thanks Optical Drive: - No Thanks Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express) <br><strong></strong> Storage Set 2: - No Thanks <br><strong></strong> Storage Set 3: - No Thanks RAID Config: - No Thanks RAID Card: - No Thanks Internet Access: Wireless PCI-E ASUS PCE-AC56 (Supports 802.11ac) <br><strong></strong> Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3070 8GB (Performance Edition) (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 20-25 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)

My current DS is an over 5 year old Vanquish. A couple of years ago, I upgraded the video card to a 1070. It is starting now to randomly spool up the CPU fan for 10 or so seconds when there is absolutely no need to expect it to need extra cooling (like browsing the web with no videos, etc. playing). I have insured that it is dust free, so that is not the issue. I have the feeling that is failure of some sorts is headed my way.

I am approaching 70 years old, and with a quad bypass done at 56, the likelyhood of me going past 75 is not really high, so this will likely be the last PC I will buy, I would like it to last as long as I do. I don't mind upgrading a video card in 3-4 years.....

My gaming needs are modest, the most graphic intensive games I play are diablo 3 and Fallout 76. I will likely play diablo 4 if they manage to release it before I check out. My monitor is a 1440, and I cannot see myself going any larger.

I couldn't care less about bling, and the single 1TB is overkill for me, I could likely survive just fine on a singe 500GB.

I would appreciate any comments/suggestions on the build.

Thanks

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jan 2021 at 4:25am
You are just fine! The only question I had was the need for the somewhat upscale WI-FI assist, but I assume you know what works.

You might consider the new 5600X for this rig. It is considered the best price/performance chip for gaming today, and could be worth the investment for longevity. It is about 14% faster than the 3600X, but manages memory and power needs better. It's not a must-have, but for the extra $101, I think you could be very content you have AMD's newest and best 6 core for the future.
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  Quote Teufelhunde Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jan 2021 at 5:38am
Originally posted by Cretae

You are just fine! The only question I had was the need for the somewhat upscale WI-FI assist, but I assume you know what works.

You might consider the new 5600X for this rig. It is considered the best price/performance chip for gaming today, and could be worth the investment for longevity. It is about 14% faster than the 3600X, but manages memory and power needs better. It's not a must-have, but for the extra $101, I think you could be very content you have AMD's newest and best 6 core for the future.


Thanks for the input, yeah the upgrade to the processor would likely be worth it, and as far as the wireless upgrade, I just have a lot of faith in ASUS products, the cheaper one is a no-name...not much difference in price, so I thought why not?

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  Quote Clay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jan 2021 at 8:24pm
Looks really solid
I9 10900K
MSI Z490-A Pro MoBo
FTX 2070 Super
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Razor Keyboard and Mouse
1TB SSD 2TB HDD
27" ASUS Monitor 144hz
Corsair Void Wireless Headset
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jan 2021 at 2:22am
Welcome back to DS. Awesome
The Vanquish was an excellent model.
Hope you have to purchase another pc in another 6 years. Smile
I am not really up on the storage Generation thing but I'd go with a 1 TB. Gen 4 Pcie. The 980 PRO is backordered but the Firecuda 520 is on special. They use latest tech. I personally like Samsung but Seagate will probably be the same.
Enjoy and stay safe.
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  Quote newtothis Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jan 2021 at 8:16pm
Originally posted by hoserator

Welcome back to DS. Awesome
The Vanquish was an excellent model.
Hope you have to purchase another pc in another 6 years. Smile
I am not really up on the storage Generation thing but I'd go with a 1 TB. Gen 4 Pcie. The 980 PRO is backordered but the Firecuda 520 is on special. They use latest tech. I personally like Samsung but Seagate will probably be the same.
Enjoy and stay safe.
Big%20Smile


odd that 980 pro is showing backorder; I don't see stock being sold out at anywhere.
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