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    Posted: 31 Dec 2020 at 10:24pm
Budget:
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Expectations: best possible computer for years little to no upgrades needed down the line also something to handle 1440p monitor

Usage:
gaming high fps,ultra graphics, web surfing


need help finding a computer within my budget and usage
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jan 2021 at 4:03am

It doesn't get much better than this:

Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 3691828    $3512

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (8-Core) 4.7 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON (Wi-Fi) (X570 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
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 (500GB Seagate FireCuda 520) (NVM Express) (Gen4 PCIe)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD (2TB Samsung 860 EVO)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3080 10GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
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: Corsair LL Series (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)

-Most popular Lumos case.
-PCIe Generation 4 goodness with a very strong processor made for gaming with great productivity chops as well.
-Upgraded motherboard with more ports and better thermal control.
-32 GB of RAM because you want longevity, and it's really quite cheap right now.

-M.2 NVMe SSD for primary drive that reads up to 10X faster and writes up to 5X faster than a SATA drive.
-2TB of additional fast SSD storage for games.

-RTX 3080 is not the sweet spot for 1440p gaming, the 3070 will perform nicely. But you asked for the best possible and no upgrades later. This GPU will produce very high freamerates on any game you choose for many years. IDK what the wait time may be, supplies have gotten better, but demand is still very high.

-There's even room in your budget to choose the RGB fans to show off the Lumos in all its glory IMHO.

$3512.   
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  Quote steve123 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jan 2021 at 9:24am
I posted. My current system on the forums it might be best if I just upgraded current system I recently bought
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  Quote steve123 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jan 2021 at 4:10pm

what parts should be upgraded








DSO-2080527     Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 2986791     1     $4,285.00
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 64GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Corsair / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (2TB Samsung 860 EVO)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
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 2080 Ti 11GB (VR Ready)
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: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow 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 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, 6 Week Ship Estimate After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (          
141815     -- PROMOTIONAL LIMITED TIME BONUS DISCOUNT: $400     1     ($400.00)
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jan 2021 at 3:54am
For 1440p gaming...none. The CPU will power the system just fine for the life of the system. High quality motherboard will last and last. 64 GB of RAM is double what you may ever need for gaming. The GPU is last gens' top-of-the-line, and should be overkill for 1440p.

You could get an M.2 NVMe SSD like the Samsung 970 Plus for your primary drive, and it will speed things up.

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  Quote steve123 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jan 2021 at 6:45am
so my current system is good enough. what about a 3070 or 309o to upgrade the 2080ti i have also the fans rev up and down when just brwosing web
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  Quote steve123 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jan 2021 at 6:46am
also what about getting the latest gen i9 to upgrade my current cpu
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jan 2021 at 8:59am
You don't need to upgrade that 2080Ti just yet. Wait at least 2 to 3 years or 2 gpu generations.
Only thing I would upgrade is to an Nvme drive as Storage 1 instead of the 860 EVO just as Cretae stated.
Enjoy.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jan 2021 at 11:20am
"The CPU will power the system just fine for the life of the system. " These latest CPUs going back to the 8700K are so overpowered for gaming they don't need an upgrade, or an overclock for several years. The 10900k is not really any better than yours.

If your GPU fans are a bother, there are ways to set a fan curve on a modern GPU. Refer to Nvidia support or forums, I'm sure there is plenty to find on the subject. I also believe that MSI Afterburner, which is a software download for all kinds of GPU tinkering, will help you do that. Google is your friend.

IMHO, you have way too much invested in that GPU to just toss it aside.
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  Quote steve123 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jan 2021 at 3:33pm
If I really want to upgrade 2080ti would 3080 be good or the 3070 not sure which would fit in my pc many different versions of each
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jan 2021 at 4:18am
The 3070 is about equivalent to the 2080 Ti, but, of course has next gen enhancements the 2080 Ti doesn't have. Better execution of Ray tracing and DLSS 3.0, for example.

If you have good performance from your 2080 despite the fan noise, get the 3070, have a card that may not be out-of-stock everywhere you look. Save your money and upgrade again next gen if you want.
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