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    Posted: 26 Oct 2021 at 9:31am
I'm making my post a bit late, but I'm getting excited now!

A little backstory:

I built my first computer in 2011 mainly for gaming purposes at the time. From that time on..when anything became outdated, I just got hand-me-downs from friends and family members as they were upgrading their computers.

I've basically been working off that now for the past 10 years..and I was trying to hold off to build another computer on my own, however, with the ways things are going. It looked like this was the only choice and I was started to not be able to run games smoothly or at all.

So, after long discussions with friends about moving forward..I finally decided to do a computer build, I had been saving up for it for the past five years..and I'll be using it for both gaming and work. I do a little video rendering..on the side.

But, this time, I decided to just go all in, get everything I wanted without holding back...plus, tax-deductible since I'm buying it with one of my businesses!

I put in my order on Oct 14th, 2021, my order hit stage two on Oct 25, 2021. I'm getting pumped (but probably too early).

I can't wait to have this beast...and my complete new setup in front of me. I got new everything, keyboard, monitors, mouse, etc! I'm so excited.

Here is the build that I probably went wayyyy overkill with.

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16-Core) 4.9 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero (Wi-Fi) (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3600MHz HyperX Fury RGB
Power Supply: 1200W Silverstone / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 3: 1x SSD (2TB Samsung 860 PRO)
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 Ti 12GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Add On Card: - 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: Exotic Cable Management - Blue - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Cooler Master MasterFan Halo (RGB Fans) (Remote Control Only)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Software Control: Corsair Commander PRO Management Control Board & Software (1x Board)
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit)
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 14-21 Business Days After Order Is
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  Quote BigShot44 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Oct 2021 at 11:13am
I just put in my order yesterday and i am STOKED!!!!


Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16-Core) 4.9 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming (Wi-Fi) (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3600MHz HyperX Fury RGB
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 (500GB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Seagate FireCuda 520) (NVM Express) (Gen4 PCIe)
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 Ti 12GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Add On Card: - 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: Cooler Master MasterFan Halo (RGB Fans) (Remote Control Only)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Software Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit)
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: Please Prioritize: Ship Within Five Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (          
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Oct 2021 at 5:42am
"Here is the build that I probably went wayyyy overkill with."

Yep, but that was the point, yes?

3points. The Samsung 860 PRO is not a good buy here, and I don't think you need to buy in the SATA Pro series at all. Get yourself a 2TB SATA SSD elsewhere when you need one.

The 980 NVMe Pros are faster than anything else here, and one of the fastest anywhere. Just sayin'.

You have no Corsair gear in your box to control with the Corsair Commander do you?   
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  Quote Alucardgnik Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Oct 2021 at 6:00am
Originally posted by Cretae

"Here is the build that I probably went wayyyy overkill with."

Yep, but that was the point, yes?

3points. The Samsung 860 PRO is not a good buy here, and I don't think you need to buy in the SATA Pro series at all. Get yourself a 2TB SATA SSD elsewhere when you need one.

The 980 NVMe Pros are faster than anything else here, and one of the fastest anywhere. Just sayin'.

You have no Corsair gear in your box to control with the Corsair Commander do you?   


Yeah, the idea was to go crazy with it! LOL

Okay, I will call and see if we can get the SSD removed so I can add it later.

No, I don't have any corsair stuff at the moment, but wasn't sure if it can be used to control the other stuff? It was the only option during the build for controlling stuff.
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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Oct 2021 at 1:28pm
I am excited about my new Digital Storm system coming too. It is replacing the 12 year old system I am using now. Only had to replace a fan after all of these years.

Digital Storm builds quality system that last! I can definitely attest to that.

I feel the same excitement myself waiting for mine.

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Oct 2021 at 2:58pm
Originally posted by Alucardgnik

No, I don't have any corsair stuff at the moment, but wasn't sure if it can be used to control the other stuff? It was the only option during the build for controlling stuff.



Digital Storm Thermal

Not so: Digital Storm Thermal Management Control Board & Software
[+$99]
      The same tab where the Corsair Commander was.

The Corsair Commander will not work with the parts in your system.


... fixed broken quote ...

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Oct 2021 at 4:03am
You might check out the availability of the newest Alder Lake Intel procs today. You are welcome by DS to make changes without much trouble through Stage 3. You are allowed to make them after that, after all, it's your purchase, but it might cause delays.
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  Quote Alucardgnik Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Oct 2021 at 6:07am
Originally posted by Cretae

You might check out the availability of the newest Alder Lake Intel procs today. You are welcome by DS to make changes without much trouble through Stage 3. You are allowed to make them after that, after all, it's your purchase, but it might cause delays.


Okay, thank you so much :D.

One question, wouldn't this control board, also not really work with the cooler master fans? (guess I can always ask DS to make sure when I call them).
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Oct 2021 at 12:07pm
TBH, I don't know either. I assumed it would be more universal, but IDK. What I can tell you is your motherboard is so high end it will have the ability to set fan profiles from the BIOS no matter what's plugged into it.   
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Originally posted by Cretae

TBH, I don't know either. I assumed it would be more universal, but IDK. What I can tell you is your motherboard is so high end it will have the ability to set fan profiles from the BIOS no matter what's plugged into it.   


Just for future reference, here is the response from Digital Storm:

In regards to the Corsair Commander PRO on your build. It will not negatively impact your system. It will allow you to monitor your temperatures and change your fan speeds. It is more of a quality of life upgrade than anything. It is not completely necessary to have it in the system, however, it will not be bad for the system if you have it in.

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TBH, I think your motherboard will allow all that at no extra expense. I monitor my temps with CPUID HWMonitor software available with a click. Just sayin'   
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  Quote Alucardgnik Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Nov 2021 at 5:57am
My DS beast went into stage 7 11/17/2021 late last night! Oh mannnnnnn I thought the time would never get here..but now I'm even antsier lol.

Just waiting on the tracking number now!

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Tracking received and on the freight!
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Excellent!
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  Quote Alucardgnik Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2021 at 10:30am
So I just now got my computer at my door..and I'm unboxing everything to let it "warm-up" before plugging it in. I noticed there is a stripped cable taped to the back of the motherboard.

...am I supposed to do something with that? Is it supposed to be like that?
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Answered the question: it's to read the CPU temp lol.
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