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Finally replacing DS desktop after 11 years...!

Post Date: 2023-01-24

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    Posted: 24 Jan 2023 at 9:05am
Finally looking into replacing my DS core i7 desktop after 11 years.  Was hoping to wait for Meteor Lake/the new Noctua cooler but I don't think my computer can last another year. 

Speced out a build, going air cooled for longevity.  Budget is about $4-5k. I have a few questions:

1) I read that the core i5 13600KF is the sweet spot in terms of pricing, power, performance, but the 13700 offers 20%-30% improvement in multithreaded applications.  Will the Noctua DH-15 be capable of cooling the 13700 at load, in conjunction with the Cooler Master case fans?

2) Is a 1000W PSU enough for a 13700K, 64GB DDR5, Nvidia 4080, 1 x SSD and 1 x HDD?  How come DS doesn't offer a branded 1000W PSU?

3) What's the difference between the Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System and the Digital Storm LED Lighting System?

THANK YOU!!

Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 4607337 - SKU 3928135
- Lumos case
- Intel Core i5-13600KF
- ASUS Prime Z790-P D5
- 64GB DDR5 5200MHz Kingston FURY Beast RGB
- 1000W Digital Storm Performance Series (Semi-Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
- 1x SSD M.2 (4TB Kingston Fury Renegade) (NVM Express)
- 1x Storage (10TB Western Digital / Seagate - Ultrastar Data Center / IronWolf)
- 1x GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB (VR Ready)
- Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black


Edited by somedude11 - 24 Jan 2023 at 3:30pm
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 7:11am
Hi.

1)Yes

2)Yes. All I can tell you is when the stuff hit the fan with the supply chain, PSUs were among the hardest hit because of their weight and bulk. There may well be an industry-wide intermittant shortage in certain wattages/brands/models that DS doesn't want to be held hostage to. In my experience here, DS does not offer cheap stuff with their brand on it. In many cases like the AIOs and RAM, they're made by the same fabricators that many brand-name companies use when they don't fab their own. You/we must accept the DS part warranty we select, rather than a typically longer brand-name one, but it often allows some cost savings. IMO, DS does this mostly to have a dependable supply.

3) As long as some of us have been here, we have yet to get a definitive answer to that. feel free to ask sales, and let us know what they say.   
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Thank you Cretae!

I'm also thinking of going the core i5-13600KF + 4080 route instead of getting the corei7-13700KF in order to cut down on excess power consumption/heat.


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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Today at 3:14pm
If you're mostly gaming on that rig, the 13600 is the rival of any i9 that has come out before now due to the hybrid core design.

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i9-12900K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-13600KF/4118vsm1950757

How can you go wrong?
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