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Post Date: 2020-10-12

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    Posted: 12 Oct 2020 at 10:36am
I need a new computer to use primarily with Lightroom Classic, some Photoshop, some Topaz AI products, and general use. I am not a gamer. I have put together the following from the DS site - any comments would be welcome - is it adequate? Should I change anything? Thanks.

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Slade X <br><strong></strong>
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (8-Core) 4.4 GHz Turbo <br><strong></strong>
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X570-P / MSI X570-A Pro (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 600W Digital Storm Performance Series (Supports up to an NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (500GB Digital Storm 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) <br><strong></strong>
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: AMD Standard Factory Heat-sink and Fan
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
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 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, Ship Within 15-20 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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Welcome to DS.
That system seems strong enough for your intended use but I am not good at configuring. I can tell you that the Storage Set 1 should be an Nvme drive and not SATA. It will load everything you have on it much faster.
Others will come by with more intelligent and reasoned ideas for your intended uses.
Enjoy.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Oct 2020 at 2:37am
It seems you're on a tight budget, so I think you can get some decent performance here. The Seagate 500GB Firecuda is a no-brainer at $21. It's a PCIe generation 4 part supported by AMD motherboards, and it's 5 times faster than the DS SATA SSD.

Any way you can stretch to $1853 total? 12 cores would be so much better for your workload, and 32 GB of Ram would be a great help, also. Adding the dual fan all-in-one CPU cooler that the Ryzen 3900X requires gets you over $2000 where you get a $200 discount that about pays for your CPU.

This is it:   Config ID 3460097    (The price gets a $200 discount at check-out)

To see it, go to "Load Config" upper right on the main page, and load just the number into the window.

I'm not selling you, I'm just a customer like you, and if you can't squeeze out the extra dollars, it's cool. You'll get the job done with what you list plus the Firecuda. But ohhh, boy, that $1853 rig would kick butt!
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Thanks - I will take a look at your configuration.
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  Quote JRW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Oct 2020 at 11:10am
I appreciate the commentary. I decided to go with the suggested upgrade - seems like quite a good deal. Now I just have to figure out how to transfer my files and programs to the new computer!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Oct 2020 at 5:36pm
It's a pleasure. I thought you might be able to take advantage of such a superb upgrade in power! Stretching a little to get to that discount can really make a difference. In this case it bought you 4 more cores, and your work is all about cores.

Your easiest option for transfers is an external SSD. If you can get your hands on a USB 3.1 capable drive, you can make short work of it. A USB 3.0 will transfer around 700 MB a second. Easier still is just to bring over the old drive if possible.

I'm pretty sure you are going to love your new rig and how productive you can be.
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  Quote JRW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Oct 2020 at 10:10am
I am really looking forward to editing with such power. Maybe I will even try out some games - any suggestions?
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If you have any penchant for fantasy, The Witcher 3 is one of the best games ever made for role-playing a hero. Also, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout games allow you to create and role play your own character from the ground up.

For kingdom building coupled with strategic and tactical combat between armies that you manage in real time, Total War titles can be very challenging.

There is a vast collection of first person combat games if that has appeal. they can be very intense and challenging, but can be played on easy difficulty and up. They tend to be a short collection of scenarios to overcome.

The games universe is vast, and you can find just about anything for any taste, including simple pastimes. Google is your friend. Steam is the most popular source for simply downloading games to your computer, but there are others. Enjoy!

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