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    Posted: 10 Dec 2021 at 9:46am
Budget:
$3,000 +/-

Expectations:
I mostly play EvE online (three accounts on three monitors) and World of Warcraft (Raiding mostly). Some other light gaming. I currently only game in 1080P but want the option to upgrade in the future.

I have owned my current DS Case for 13 years...I have of course upgraded parts along the way. I am finally ready to start over. I was running a GTX 760 with an i7-2600K and 16GB DDR3-1333 RAM.

My current rig died last night and tried everything to revive her so I am pretty upset today.

Help me config a system that will be upgradable in the future.

Convince me to not just go to MicroCenter and buy one of the pre-made computers!

Thanks
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Dec 2021 at 4:27am
Welcome back. Guess it's been awhile!

Here's what I'm thinking:

https://www.digitalstorm.com/configurator.asp?id=4211040

The CPU is every bit as good for gaming as it's more expensive bro, the 12900K. It's a cutting edge super-proc that will game on 'til it dies.

It will be a very long time before DDR5 RAM comes into its own for gaming. DDR4 Is plenty good for what you need. An upgrade to DDR5 would cost $329 for the RAM and mobo, and I don't think it's worth it for you.

850W PSU for all future upgrades.

The storage is first class MVMe SSDs in the M.2 form factor. The form factor provides an SSD the size of a stick of gum that plugs right into the motherboard and runs on the PCIe bus like a video card. The 980 PRO is one of the fastest PCIe Gen 4 SSDs around, and will let you boot in about 20 seconds. Everything you do from it will be nearly instant! The 970 EVO PLUS is just a bit slower, but it will serve as your main games library, and doesn't break the bank. Games will load really, really fast.

Dual fan all-in-one liquid cooler.

The GPU is the right pick at this point in time for you. Look here:

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-RTX-3070-vs-Nvidia-RTX-3060-Ti/4083vs4090

This will game outrageously at 1080p, and will transition very well to 1440p at high frame rates beyond anything you're used to. It seems pointless to go higher while video is so pricy, and before you see how capable this card is. The next gen from Nvidia is mere months away, and will be another leap forward. If prices moderate as well, that will present a possible upgrade opportunity.

I threw the RGB case fans in as bonus because they really go well with the case, and they're in the budget.

Of course we have the free mousepad and the 2/4 warranty upgrade.

Feel free to spin off this config and add/subtract, but aside from the fans which you may not like, this is the absolute bang-for-buck build for your use IMHO.

Since you obviously know how to upgrade parts, I'd advise you use some storage you already have, and upgrade as you go beyond my recommendations.
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  Quote JVCJr79 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Dec 2021 at 7:26am
Thanks so much for the thorough rundown!

I figured that is where I would end up with the GPU.
3060ti seems perfect for me right now.

I had no clue about the new SSD's. This is why I am glad I came to the forum first.

Is there any benefit to more RAM or different branding. When I bought my first rig back in the day there was no DS branded.

This gives me a great start to do some research this weekend!

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Dec 2021 at 4:22am
Completely my pleasure!

The 980 PRO runs about 9 TIMES faster than a SATA SSD!

16GB RAM is the sweet spot for gaming for a few years to come, it seems. 32 GB would simply allow for more things to be going on at once while you game. A very oldschool guy, I don't do that. The more expensive branded RAM would not contribute much, but it is RGB. My advice at this point would be save your money and see how well a rig like this does for you. RAM sticks are one of the easiest upgrades when you think you need it. It's not too over the top, though, if you want to do it.   
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  Quote JVCJr79 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Dec 2021 at 9:19am
Seems like this will fit my needs perfectly.
System ordered, now the wait!

System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
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) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI) (DDR4)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
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 Samsung 980 PRO) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
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
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 - Black - (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)
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"White lightning": be quiet 500DX white, Asus ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming, Intel Core i7 11700K, 64GB HyperX Fury, EVGA FTW3 Ultra RTX 3090, 2TB WD_Black SN850, Corsair iCue H150i Elite Capellix white
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Dec 2021 at 3:31am
I think you'll love it!

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  Quote JVCJr79 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jan 2022 at 9:18am
Your order is now in Stage 2 - Inventory Assigned

We have some movement!
Can't wait!
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  Quote JVCJr79 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jan 2022 at 4:19pm
BTW @Onkel_Ken. You and I had VERY similar rigs. I ordered my first DS Computer back in 2008.

System Configuration:
Chassis: Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Interior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Power Supply: 860W PC Power & Cooling (ESA Edition) (Dual SLI Compatible)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz (1333MHz FSB) (12MB Cache)
Motherboard: nVidia 790i Ultra Core 2 Quad (nForce 790i Ultra SLI) (DDR3 Only)
System Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz OCZ
Card Reader: - No Thanks
Hard Drive 1: 150GB Western Digital VelociRaptor (10K RPM) (16MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Hard Drive 2: - No Thanks
Raid Option: - No Thanks
Hard Drive 3: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 20x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Wireless Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB (Includes PhysX Technology)
TV Tuner: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: Air Cooled Stage 2 (Silent Artic Cooling Heat-sink Upgrade (Copper Heatpipes)
Internal Lighting: Blizzard Internal Lighting (Blue Edition) (Cold Cathode Tubes)
Modifications: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Yes, Overclock the processor as much as possible with complete stability
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Memory Boost: Yes, Overclock memory timings (Includes Memory Fan Kit Installed)
Windows Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit Edition) (For Enthusiasts)



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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jan 2022 at 4:53pm
Pretty much like mine. Mine still games decent despite being 12 years old and only having to replace a fan in all those years.

HAF932
i7 920 2.66 oced to 3ghz
mb evga x58 3x sli
6 gb ddr3 1333 upgraded to 12 GB later with faster ram
1000w ps corsair hx
card reader
300gb velociraptor
500gb western digital
2 x dvd rw lightscribe edition
gtx 295 gpu replaced with an original Titan (nice card)
creative labs x-fi titanium fatal1ty champion sound card
v8 cpu air cooler
vista 64bit

Most importantly my black Digital Storm T-shirt that I still wear when the weather is nice. Quality shirt!





Edited by Onkel_Ken - 04 Jan 2022 at 4:58pm
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Stage 4!
I spoke with Christian at DS and they were very helpful with giving me a status update on my order.
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This is worth a

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Getting closer.
Excited


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System received! Looks amazing. Going to download some games and give it a full run through this weekend.
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"White lightning": be quiet 500DX white, Asus ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming, Intel Core i7 11700K, 64GB HyperX Fury, EVGA FTW3 Ultra RTX 3090, 2TB WD_Black SN850, Corsair iCue H150i Elite Capellix white
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Originally posted by JVCJr79



Congrats Man! I'm still in Stage 2 of the wait for my Aventum X but glad to see someone get their system.
Stage 1: 1/10/2022
Stage 2: 1/18/2022
Stage 3: 1/25/2022
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Very nice! Drooling
Thank you for the images.
Enjoy.
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FYI, in case anyone want to see the specs and timeline:
Here was my final build. 4214809

Made some tweaks to GPU and Motherboard.

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-12700K (4.9 GHz Turbo) (20-Thread) (12-Core) 3.6 GHz (Alder Lake)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming D4 (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z690) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI) (DDR4)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
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 Samsung 980 PRO) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3070 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: Exotic Cable Management - Black - (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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home (64-Bit)

Ordered: 12/11/21
Stage 2: 1/4/22
Spoke with DS on 1/11/22 for Status Update
Stage 3: 1/12/22
Stage 4: 1/12/22
Stage 5: 1/12/22
Stage 6: 1/13/22
Stage 7: 1/13/22



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