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My new work and gaming PC

Post Date: 2023-04-07

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    Posted: 07 Apr 2023 at 12:41am

[High performance for gaming and work tasks, smooth multitasking, ability to run modern games at high settings, fast load times, reliable performance.]

[Primarily for gaming, including modern and demanding games, as well as for work tasks such as video editing, programming, and content creation.

Special Needs:
[None specified.]

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[CPU: Intel Core i5-11600K 6-core/12-thread, base clock speed of 3.9 GHz (turbo boost up to 4.9 GHz).
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB, with support for Ray Tracing and DLSS.
RAM: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz (2x8GB), for smooth multitasking and gaming performance.
Storage: 500GB SSD NVMe PCIe M.2, for fast data access.
Power Supply: 650W 80+ Bronze, sufficient for powering the configuration.
Motherboard: B550 ATX, with support for PCIe 4.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 2.
Case: ATX Mid Tower case with good cooling system.
Cooling System: AIO (All-In-One) liquid CPU cooler for stable operating temperatures.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit, the standard version for work and gaming purposes.]

I am a person who does not understand computers, can such a configuration help me to solve the game and work in the office?
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Apr 2023 at 8:36pm
Much of your configuration is older tech not available here. The top two criteria from which to make recommendations is your budget, and what monitor resolution you have in mind using.

I will put together a modest build that will perform up to your expectations for use with a 1080p monitor. That resolution is basic, tops out at 27 inches before it begins to get a little grainy, but is perfectly suitable for your needs for both gaming and prductivity. I have been using the same 24" 1080p monitor for 12 years without any need to change.


This is as basic as it comes here without compromising very good performance. The CPU is very strong for both gaming and productivity and is likely to give solid performance for the next five years or more.

The 500GB primary drive is lightning fast, and compact for easy management like scanning for malware and viruses, and quick back-ups. That's for Windows, all your maintenance software, all the apps you use for browsing and productivity. There's room left for a few most favorite games. The other SSD is not as fast, but will hold your games library and will load quickly enough.

The Lynx case comes with RGB fans, and all the computers here have LED light strips installed inside the case. The air cooler is basic, but good enough. That configuration has been well thought of for almost a decade. The graphics card was suggested in your specs above and will do very well at 1080p.

Now, let's look at a little more upscale. You are at Digital Storm, after all.


This is $347 more. Note it's $100 off, so $447 in value.

same excellent CPU. I have upgraded the motherboard for a few more features and better thermal management. Sometimes means more longevity. 32Gb of RAM for future needs and so it's never overloaded.

A bigger, better power supply with more overhead and more flexibility in future upgrades and add-ons. You can run a beast of a GPU upgrade on this one.

Nothing wrong with the storage, didn't touch it, More SSD storage is a cinch to add when you need it, and a waste of your money before you do.

Now the killer part. The 3060 Ti GPU is the very best 1080p card ever. It'll run anything at that resolution at highest quality and fastest framerates. Completly optional. The 3060 is a good card, but this one is special.

We have an all-in-one maintenance free liquid cooler upgrade. Would have been the Noctua Air cooler, but it won't fit in the Lynx case.

If you scroll down from the computer parts in the Configurator to Display, you can look at a pretty darn good Asus 24 inch 1080p monitor with a 165Hz refresh rate. It might give you peace of mind to know DS recommends this one, and save yourself a lot of shopping. There are literally hundreds of 24-27" 1080p monitors out there,and if you don't know what to look for it can drive you a little batty. Asus is a highly respected name in computers and monitors. Just a thought.

If you like the Lumos case a little more, It's $116 and doesn't come with lighted fans. If you are happy with the RTX 3060, you will save $160. Almost enough for the monitor.

I give you all these options because I don't know your budget. But I wanted to at least show you the good and the better. You can go to those links and change things around any way you want, the links in my post will still be the same for reference. Happy hunting. Come back with questions.   
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