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Just ordered a new build and went all out.

Post Date: 2022-12-23

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    Posted: 23 Dec 2022 at 12:15am
So for some context, I built my own pc like 6 years ago(i5-6600k, gtx 970 build) a year and a half ago I got a laptop with a 3070 for general productivity and portability. My desktop fell out of use so and really slowed down over the last 2 years or so, I kinda wanna clear it and just use it for practicing programming and general light load office work. Now for the current build, I've been wanting to make a water cooled build since before I built that computer. Before I was even looking at the laptop I was looking to upgrade at some point, then when I realized my old PC slowed I got re inspired to go out and buy parts to build, a nice 3090ti build and such, but this was probably in August-September and I was like screw it I'll just wait until the 4090s drop especially since it was right before my birthday. Now with seeing the stock it was unlikely, I don't trust myself to build a custom water loop and not have a warranty on the whole build, getting a 4090 online isn't viable, I live near a microcenter and thought about doing all the extra work but I'm too busy and on top of that I saw how much them building a warrantied loop was and it came out to around origin prices(solid 8k for top of the line stuff plus a loop). I ended up on DS because they seemed to offer the most for my money. I got the highest tier warranty along with the build I'm gonna list, and it was a solid 4090 msrp price under the competition.

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Processor: Intel Core i9-13900K (5.7 GHz Turbo) (32-Thread) (24-Core) 3.0 GHz (Raptor Lake)

Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z790-P D5 (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z790 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI) (DDR5)

System Memory: 64GB DDR5 5200MHz Kingston FURY Beast RGB
Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Performance Series (Semi-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 (1TB Samsung 870 EVO)

Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (1x Graphics Card + CPU)
HydroLux Tubing Style: HardLine Tubing (Requires HydroLux PRO Custom Liquid Cooling System) 
HydroLux Fluid Color: Green Fluid + Clear Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)

Cable Management: Exotic Cable Management - Green - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Cooler Master MasterFan Halo (RGB Fans) (Remote Control Only)

CPU Boost: Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability

Expectations for the build. I have one of those LG Scar Oled 120 fps 4k tvs. I expect this to run near flawlessly on ultra. Might seem overkill for just gaming, and it is not, I am also planning to use this for 3D rendering architectural work I do, I have a lot of adobe creative cloud programs, browsers, apps, etc etc open at once. Build might be a little overkill but I'm cool with that if I know I'm future-proofed and won't have to worry about new parts or not keeping up to par. Considering my 970 build still held up and somehow let me play cyberpunk at release day at like 40fps w/o crashing says a lot considering that was a bang for your buck gaming build at the time I made it with the 970 already having been phased out by the 10-series and 20-series release on the horizon. I expect this thing to be a beast of a machine for awhile.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Dec 2022 at 3:55am
Welcome to DS.

Seems you will use what you paid for, and I can't argue with that. The SSD you ordered for your "C" drive is more than 3X slower than a Samsung 980 PRO. you might want to re-think that. I'm sure you know all you do from your primary drive will benefit from a top-speed SSD.   
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