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Post Date: 2021-01-02

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  Quote d4kota Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Made the Purchase, Would Like Feedback
    Posted: 02 Jan 2021 at 8:53pm
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DSO-2711017 Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 3675972 1 $3,727.00

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: Exotic Paint Finish - Blanco White
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-10850K (5.2 GHz Turbo) (20-Thread) (10-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS / MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE (Intel Z490) (Up to 3x PCI-E) (No SLI)
System Memory: 64GB 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 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (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 3080 10GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 (Hi-Res) (Ultimate Audio Playback)
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 - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
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
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (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 20-25 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (

I will be using this PC mainly for gaming. I wanted to be sure that I could enjoy most games at the highest settings and some lowered to increase FPS for competitive play.

Is liquid cooling the GPU something to consider?

Is an 850W power supply sufficient?

Would it be wise to consider an Airflow Control option?

I will admit, I could spend the time to do the research and get close to an answer I feel comfortable with. But the community here seems to be somewhat of an authority and I trust your opinions.

Thank you for your time!

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  Quote fwfdfireman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jan 2021 at 3:34am
The build looks fine as far as performance goes.

850W is plenty. I have the Velox, same cpu and gpu but running all the RGB fans, RGB Ram, 3080 and have plenty of power.

Air Flow Control, dunno....... will let others answer.

Liquid cooling the GPU is a lot of extra cost and not needed unless you were in to extreme overclocking the GPU. The Velox has excellent air flow. I did have to set my fan speeds in iCue (for the Corsair RGB fans and controller) to "Balanced" from "Quiet" to run little cooler temps on the card. They weren't real high, just added piece of mind for me.

Edited by fwfdfireman - 03 Jan 2021 at 3:36am
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jan 2021 at 5:43am
I suppose you have seen my message to others that the Intel platform is the soon-obsolete PCIe Generation 3, and AMD is all Gen 4 and has been for a year. The performance difference is not a deal-breaker, but all the parts you may add in future years will be Gen 4, and underperform to varying degrees on your platform. I have to say it in case it matters. Given the shortage of some AMD CPUs, and the lack of reliable supply, it makes it tough to go with the better platform.

There is no gaming use for 64 GB of RAM. Between dropping 32 GB of that and an airflow controller, you'd have enough for the Corsair LL series RGB fans. Both colors and speeds are controlled from the iCue free software as fwfdfireman said. It may be you don't like RGB, and that's perfectly understandable, but if it's okay by you, get the fans and the free Internal Lighting, instaed of the RAM which will stand idle.

I was able to set a fan profile for my CPU radiator in the UEFI BIOS, but it's a Corsair all-in-one.

The rest of your build is fine.

I will never be able to recommend what I consider to be "the nightmare" of custom cooling. I just have way better things to do with my time than monitoring for leaks and maintaining regularly. If it does leak, it's pretty much of a very bad time.

Hope it helps.
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