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  Quote jellybeans111 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: I need to stay within budget
    Posted: 25 Jun 2020 at 5:43pm
Budget:
2500.00

Expectations:
Prefer computer not to be outdated in a few years.

Usage:
Streaming games and new games in the future.

Special Needs:
None

Specifications:
What can I do to stay within budget? Right now I am at 3000.00.

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-10900K (5.3 GHz Turbo) (20-Thread) (10-Core) 3.7 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS / MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE (Intel Z490) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB 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 (1TB 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: Wireless PCI-E ASUS PCE-AC56 (Supports 802.11ac)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 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: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Digital Storm Performance Series (RGB Fans)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores
Graphics: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
OS Boost: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial 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 (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)
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  Quote John18 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2020 at 8:14pm
Try this. Config 3207512

I see no reason for the i9. Get the i7-10700K instead. Also I set this up with 16GB of RAM, since I didn't see a reason for you to need 32GB.

I downgraded you from the 2080 Super to the 2060 Super. For $232.00 you can move up to the 2070 Super.

I changed the storage to the 1TB NMVe M.2 from Digital Storm. Some will suggest the 500GB version, but I went with the 1TB version.

I left the CPU Overclock in, but took out the CPU and the OS boosts, which is in line with the general conscientious here.

Price: $2237.00
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2020 at 4:16am
The Digital Storm 1TB M.2 SSD is a SATA part, not NVMe. It is up to 5 times SLOWER than an NVMe.

Without knowing what monitor resolution you will be using, it's a guess about what video card you may need. If it's 4K, you will not be at all happy with a 2080; if it's 1440p (2K), you can save a lot of money and get very excellent results with a 2070 SUPER, which is THE price/performance pick at that res. If it's 1080p, The 2060 SUPER will be great.

John18 is right about the i7-10700K. Intel CPUs are really overpowered just for gaming these days, and the extra cores in the i9 are wasted. The 10700K will game for well more than 5 years out IMO. You are unlikely to ever need 32GB of RAM for gaming.

Seems to me what you want is a 10700K, 16GB of RAM, a solid motherboard, solid PSU, and an NVMe M.2 for primary drive. I prefer the 512GB Samsung PRO for two reasons. A lean and mean primary drive for OS, apps, browser and maintenance software, plus room for several of your favorite games is far easier to scan for viruses, malware, spam and adware than a larger drive. The second reason is the larger drives are more pricey than they are elsewhere, and it's easy to get your own.

This build, with a 2070 SUPER for 1440p gaming is within your budget:

Config 3208141

Comes in at $2347 after discount.

A Lumos build with the same parts except the DS RAM instead of Vanquish is $2414 without fancy fans, and $2613 with. Both after discount.

I'm not sure about that wireless card. I'm hard wired, so... but almost no one ever needs one of those. Curious. If you have any other specific needs we don't know about, let us know and we'll try again.
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2020 at 8:09am
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  Quote jellybeans111 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2020 at 11:29am
Originally posted by John18

Try this. Config 3207512

I see no reason for the i9. Get the i7-10700K instead. Also I set this up with 16GB of RAM, since I didn't see a reason for you to need 32GB.

I downgraded you from the 2080 Super to the 2060 Super. For $232.00 you can move up to the 2070 Super.

I changed the storage to the 1TB NMVe M.2 from Digital Storm. Some will suggest the 500GB version, but I went with the 1TB version.

I left the CPU Overclock in, but took out the CPU and the OS boosts, which is in line with the general conscientious here.

Price: $2237.00


Thank you I went with your configuration.
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  Quote John18 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2020 at 7:05pm
Best wishes.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 3:49am
You went with a SATA SSD for your primary drive, and a single fan cooler for your CPU with an overclock??

Yes...best wishes.

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