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    Posted: 12 Mar 2022 at 12:09pm
Hey guys, look this over and tell me what you think, please.

It's getting to be about time I retired the 8+ year old Vanquish and with everyday life throwing the odd curveball my way I thought I would start the process.

The machine will be 80% gaming/surfing, 15% Office suite and 5% Digital Storm Forums moderation.

I run 3 monitors; 2 of which are 1080p and the main is 32" 1440 and I need to make certain I can run all 3 from the 3060 as I currently do with the 1070. That's also the reason I bumped the PSU to 850.

I've added 2 additional SSDs to the old Vanquish and will probably be recycling them over to the new machine when I start to run out of space.

Anyway, here's the specs. Budget is 3k-ish and order time will probably be May 1st.

Digital Storm Velox

Processor: Intel Core i7-12700K (4.9 GHz Turbo) (20-Thread) (12-Core) 3.6 GHz (Alder Lake)

Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z690-P D4 (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z690 Chipset)

System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series

Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)

Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 980 PRO) (NVM Express) (Gen4 PCIe)

Internet Access: High Speed Network Port

Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB (VR Ready)

Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio


Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)


Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)

Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans

Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)

Boost Processor: Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking

Software
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Home (64-Bit)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows)
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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2022 at 1:40pm
Hanging around the Forum will always tempt old school DS customers to upgrade. Best to hide for years otherwise we are always buying the latest & greatest!

Velox X/AMD 5900X/MSI X570 Pro Carbon MB/32GB DDDR 3200 DSPS/850W PS/500GB Samsung 980 Pro/1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus/Sound Blaster AE-7/EVGA FTW3 Ultra RTX 3080 10GB/Liquid CPU cooler dual fan/
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2022 at 5:10am
Oooh, Velox! That's quite the step up!

No prob on the 3 monitor set-up. Here's what we're looking at:

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-RTX-3060-Ti-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1070/4090vs3609

Plus 2nd gen Ray tracing and DLSS!

I think you'd rather have the OS load/run from the 3x faster 980, wouldn't you? Just get that one at Storage Set 1 and you're all set. You can partition it or not, your choice. Windows has a Wizard you can use. If that doesn't sound the best, maybe just ditch the DS NVMe and sub in the 500 GB 980 at SS1 for $24. Sounds like you'd never miss the other 500 TB with the other drives you have. I think you'll want and like the 980 speed at drive 1 for the life of your rig!

My next build will be very similar to yours. We've been 1070 twins all along.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2022 at 6:22am
Congrats Snaike! Awesome
Maybe it will be green!

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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2022 at 6:21pm
Originally posted by Cretae


I think you'd rather have the OS load/run from the 3x faster 980, wouldn't you? Just get that one at Storage Set 1 and you're all set. You can partition it or not, your choice. Windows has a Wizard you can use. ...

My next build will be very similar to yours. We've been 1070 twins all along.


Thanks Cretae, I missed that.

I'll move the drives around before ordering...
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Congrats Snaike! Awesome
Maybe it will be green!


Green envy paint is still on backorder.
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32GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro
SSD M.2 (512GB Samsung 970 PRO)
SSD M.2 1TB Samsung 970 EVO
240GB Samsung 860 Pro SSD
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2022 at 7:28am
Originally posted by Onkel_Ken

Hanging around the Forum will always tempt old school DS customers to upgrade. Best to hide for years otherwise we are always buying the latest & greatest!


I dunno... I'm thinking 8 years on the <then> budget machine and being really impressed with the way it has handled everything I've thrown at it, the ol' machine has earned its rest.    
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2022 at 7:30am
Originally posted by Nomad1970

Originally posted by hoserator

Congrats Snaike! Awesome
Maybe it will be green!


Green envy paint is still on backorder.


They'll have it when Alex starts working on the Aventum he's sending over gratis. I don't mind waiting for that one. It's going to be glorious!!!
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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2022 at 4:18pm
My 12 year old Digital Storm Beast in its super cool HAF case is setting beside me happy and now running as the family server.

In 12 years all I did was replace a fan in the V8 CPU air cooler. They build stuff to last. I might of held off in upgrading if I realized how easy it was to replace the fan and realized why I had temp issues on the old beast at the time.

I will say that the new Digital Storm computer is simply amazing! Hard to believe that you can boot bloated Win 11 in just a couple seconds with the 980 SSD.

Maybe it was good that the fan went out but it was and still is a respected member of the family now out to pasture and computing easy not gaming like a crazy man like I can do on my new Super Computer!





Edited by Onkel_Ken - 14 Mar 2022 at 4:19pm
Velox X/AMD 5900X/MSI X570 Pro Carbon MB/32GB DDDR 3200 DSPS/850W PS/500GB Samsung 980 Pro/1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus/Sound Blaster AE-7/EVGA FTW3 Ultra RTX 3080 10GB/Liquid CPU cooler dual fan/
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2022 at 11:34pm
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Mar 2022 at 2:02am
Eight years already. The older we get the faster time flies by.

Congrats Snaike.    I came so close to getting the Velox with my new build but was just too much shifting my setup around to view with right side window.    

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