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Post Date: 2020-10-08

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    Posted: 08 Oct 2020 at 3:04pm
Hi everyone! I'm a previous DS customer and considering replacing my old system from ~2014. I'm not in urgent need of a new PC, but would probably want to buy within the next month or so and am looking to get some ideas and suggestions. Thanks!

Budget: $1500 - $2500 but flexible

Expectations:
Primarily for gaming, but also general day-to-day use (web surfing, media streaming, etc.). I'm looking to hand my current Vanquish Lvl3 system down to my kids for their distance learning, Minecraft, Roblox, and all that fun stuff, while I treat myself to an upgrade.

Usage:
Most of my time lately has been playing Guild Wars 2, Path of Exile, Rust, Apex Legends, etc. I'd like to also relive the old days of X-Wing and Tie Fighter by getting into Star Wars Squadrons, possibly with VR. I have a keyboard, mouse, speakers and headset I can reuse, along with a monitor (BenQ GL2780 27" Full HD 1920 x 1080 75Hz). I'd like to eventually run a dual-monitor setup, also.

Special Needs:
Something on the quieter side would be ideal, and I don't need it to be showy (I'm not averse to RGB but don't really feel the need for it, either). One problem I did have with my Vanquish was getting internet connectivity - I've not always been able to get a physical network connection and ended up getting one of those USB wifi antennas instead - not sure what DS has as far as wireless network options.

Saved Ticket #: 3449642

Specifications:
Brian,

Brian would like to share the following new Digital Storm saved configuration with you:

Configuration Code: 3449641
Total Price with Instant Savings: $1,944
Load Configuration URL: https://www.digitalstorm.com/configurator.asp?id=3449641

If you have any questions or have any questions or comments regarding this configuration, please send us a message: https://www.digitalstorm.com/request-help.asp

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-10700K (5.1 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.8 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z490-P / MSI Z490-A Pro (Intel Z490 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 (500GB Digital Storm Performance Series)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
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 2060 6GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 1: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Single 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: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
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: 09 Oct 2020 at 3:32am
Storage set 1: Get the Seagate Firecuda 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD for $78. You will thank me every day you boot up and use your computer. The NVMe SSDs plug directly into the motherboard and operate off the PCIe bus that GPUs use. They are fully 5 times faster than the suggested SATA hardrive.

That's the only real must-have in this build. With room in the budget, I would recommend you upgrade to the Asus TUF motherboard for $45, and consider the dual fan all-in-one CPU cooler for $40. These aren't essential, but they are parts I would prefer just because they improve the build for not much more $.

The RTX 2060 will be fine for dual monitors, and will power the monitor you have very well. The 10700K is the best choice for gaming right now, and need not be overclocked.
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  Quote hapapapa Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Oct 2020 at 11:37am
Originally posted by Cretae

Storage set 1: Get the Seagate Firecuda 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD for $78. You will thank me every day you boot up and use your computer. The NVMe SSDs plug directly into the motherboard and operate off the PCIe bus that GPUs use. They are fully 5 times faster than the suggested SATA hardrive.

That's the only real must-have in this build. With room in the budget, I would recommend you upgrade to the Asus TUF motherboard for $45, and consider the dual fan all-in-one CPU cooler for $40. These aren't essential, but they are parts I would prefer just because they improve the build for not much more $.

The RTX 2060 will be fine for dual monitors, and will power the monitor you have very well. The 10700K is the best choice for gaming right now, and need not be overclocked.


Thanks so much! That's exactly the kind of input I was hoping for =)
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Oct 2020 at 4:59am
It's a pleasure.
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