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Post Date: 2021-09-24

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  Quote Sergio Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Gaming/Slight Productivity build
    Posted: 24 Sep 2021 at 9:45am
Budget: $2,500 (PC Only)

Expectations:
1080p 240fps “Hardcore” gaming (I plan on buying a 240hz monitor) with little to no graphical comprise and slight productivity such as potential streaming/Video editing.

Usage:
I plan on using this build for smooth and competitive gaming above all else but would like to dabble in amateur video editing and other hobbies I might pick up.

Special Needs:
Must be able to support 1080p at 240fps in first person shooters ideally and also run more then the lowest graphics settings on most modern games. (Valorant, Cod, R6)

Saved Ticket #: 4100385

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (8-Core) 4.7 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X570-PRO (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 600W Digital Storm Performance Series (Supports up to an NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti GPU)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Digital Storm M.2 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: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce GTX 1660 6GB (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: Exotic Cable Management - Black - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Digital Storm LED Lighting System
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): Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (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 Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)
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  Quote MrCheetah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Sep 2021 at 1:54pm
@Cretae will come along to give you good input.

As for my suggestion...

Config #: 4100596 ($2,432)

Specifications:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (6-Core) 4.6 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X570-PRO (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 600W Digital Storm Performance Series (Supports up to an NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti GPU)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Samsung 980 PRO) (NVM Express)
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 3060 Ti 8GB (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: Exotic Cable Management - Black - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Digital Storm LED Lighting System
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)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)

Explanations:

CPU

The extra CPU cores aren't going to do a lot and will generate more heat, potentially causing all cores to throttle. Especially with high FPS, the CPU has a lot more load and core clock frequency is extra important. In which I suggest utilizing Precision Boost Overdrive, it's essentially the highest stable OC you can get.

PRIME/PRO/TUF GAMING X570 Series BIOS Manual | Asus
(Page 17)

ASUS PRIME X570-PRO BIOS Overview | ThinkComputers (YouTube)

Storage

This isn't a necessary upgrade but it seems you're all about responsiveness. The 980 Pro is going to be ~10x faster than the DS drive and isn't a bank breaker. You still have the 2TB HDD for mass storage, game archiving.

GPU

From what I'm seeing, the GTX 1660 isn't going to quite cut it for you. It doesn't look to perform poorly, although, I don't think it's going to hang in the 240 refresh area.

The Best GPU for 1080p 240hz | Era20Tech

Apex Legends | RTX 3060 Ti + Ryzen 5 5600x | 1080p - 240 Hz | RX 580 (YouTube)

This is the OLDEST CPU I have... Is it usable in 2021?? | JayzTwoCents (YouTube)
(Decade old platform (e.g., DDR3 RAM) with GTX 1660)

EDIT: Regarding video editing...

Adobe Premiere Pro: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPU Performance | Puget Systems

DaVinci Resolve Studio: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPU Performance | Puget Systems

Resolve has some bigger gaps between the CPU models. However, ultimately, none of the Ryzen 5000 CPUs did poorly.

Edited by MrCheetah - 24 Sep 2021 at 5:17pm
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Sep 2021 at 4:32am
MrCheetah's build is almost exactly what I would recommend in a custom build. However, I would encourage you to stretch for an 850W power supply so that you would not have to worry whether you could run a future upgrade. It is very common that DS computers run well for several years (often six or more!), so upgrading is always on the table. Closing the door on the hassle of upgrading a power supply is a very good investment at $91.

The Ryzen 5600X is a very good CPU for great gaming on a budget. If you expect that kind of high video performance, absolutely you must build around the RTX 3060Ti. It WILL get the job done. The 980 PRO makes a fantastic difference in everything you do from your primary drive.

This build with the addition of the stronger PSU is upgradable in any way you might wish. You may even choose to upgrade the CPU for more cores available at some point. Any kind of video upgrade in the future will be doable. Out of the box, it will do everything you want with great flexibility for the future if your needs change.

You may have looked at the pre-built Lynx systems with the high-end GPUs at tempting prices. I won't recommend either of these for you because ALL they offer is a stronger GPU. They are left in the dust by the recommended system IMHO. First of all, the 10700F is a PCIe Generation 3 CPU. The PCIE Gen 4 is 2 times the bandwidth, and has been around almost two years. PCIe 3 is not forward-looking. You will be stuck in the past as far as what you can upgrade. It might look like a tough choice, but newer, faster GPUs than these are not too far off. Hopefully the prices will be decent as well. With the modern platform you will be able to upgrade at will. In the meantime, the custom build will handle everything you throw at it.

Remember it is routine that DS rigs last at least 5 years and up. That's a long time to be stuck with the platform that dates back to 2016.

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  Quote JamesAstro Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Sep 2021 at 11:04am
That's great advice above about getting the Samsung 980 PRO. I recently purchased a Velox system with that storage, and I'm shocked at how quickly it boots!
Velox, Intel Core i9 11900K, ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero
32GB RAM, 1TB Samsung 980 Pro NVME
RTX 3090, 38" Ultrawide LG-38GL950G
Noctua NH-D15S cooler and NF-A14 fans, Corsair AX1600i PSU
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