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  Quote AlphaFX Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Need advice on my first build - Velox
    Posted: 27 Oct 2021 at 4:54pm
Budget:
Subtotal was 4,063, I was shooting for around 4k

I read that overclocking the cpu isn’t really necessary these days, not sure.

System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-11900K (5.3 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.5 GHz (Rocket Lake)
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z590-P / MSI Z590-A Pro (Intel Z590 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3600MHz HyperX Fury RGB
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: - No Thanks
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 (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Add On Card: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (CPU Only)
HydroLux Tubing Style: Flexible Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
HydroLux Fluid Color: Clear Fluid + Clear Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Exotic Cable Management - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Digital Storm LED Lighting System
Software Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores
Graphics: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home (64-Bit)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 11 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 11)
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 14-21 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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  Quote AlphaFX Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Oct 2021 at 8:11pm
Think I’m going to remove the OS boost and Overclock. The liquid cooling I definitely want for visuals.
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  Quote Nomad1970 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Oct 2021 at 9:09pm
Note that the processor you have is now obsolete. The I9-12900 Alder Lake is now available.
Also the RAM and motherboard need upgrades to the newer ones.

Edited by Nomad1970 - 27 Oct 2021 at 9:10pm
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  Quote MrCheetah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Oct 2021 at 9:13pm
Originally posted by AlphaFX

Think I’m going to remove the OS boost and Overclock.

Good call!

Originally posted by AlphaFX

I read that overclocking the cpu isn’t really necessary these days, not sure.

Correct -- unless you crave petty bragging rights.

CPU and motherboard manufacturers do extremely well nowadays pushing components to the (safe and reliable) limits.

To give you an idea (the rig in my signature):

UserBenchmarks: Gaming 279%, Desktop 115%, Workstation 279%

AI Overclock is set to Auto, XMP II/2.0 enabled for the RAM

In full disclosure, I don't know how their tests/algorithms work. So, I am unsure if the monitor being only 1080p (connected to a 3090) is accounted for. The monitor, noted in the benchmark report but not obvious, is an Acer ED320QR S. I haven't upgraded to a 4K model yet. It has been a difficult decision.
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  Quote MrCheetah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Oct 2021 at 9:33pm
Originally posted by Nomad1970

Note that the processor you have is now obsolete. The I9-12900 Alder Lake is now available.

Great spot/catch! Also good work by DS being right on top of the release.

@AlphaFX: With what @Nomad1970 said, you may want to strongly consider something such as:

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Oct 2021 at 3:52am
I agree wholeheartedly with my friends! Get the "instant upgrade" MrCheetah is recommending. What a break you're getting with this timing!   

@Nomad: I might have taken a day or two to even notice this breakthrough. Many thanks for being on the ball, and shouting out!
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Oct 2021 at 11:44pm
The pc makers got their supply before it comes out to the consumer. Intel is trying to make us forget the 11 series chips. We'll see how the 12s do.
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  Quote areobee Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Oct 2021 at 10:56am
My only beef with the Velox case is the motherboard is mounted upside down because its open on the right side. Any text on items such video card will be upside-down
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Oct 2021 at 11:10am
Not to my taste.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Oct 2021 at 1:20pm
Ahh, but the heat from the gpu gets sucked up by the top fans and does not pass over the cpu! I like the upside down position.

Like Snaike always states: That's why there's vanilla and chocolate.

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  Quote MrCheetah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Oct 2021 at 2:48pm
Originally posted by hoserator

Like Snaike always states: That's why there's vanilla and chocolate.

Indeed.

Originally posted by hoserator

Ahh, but the heat from the gpu gets sucked up by the top fans and does not pass over the cpu! I like the upside down position.

Agreed, inverted/reverse ATX is the best layout for non-water cooled graphics cards. Even with OCPD, I'd be willing to deal with upside down labels/logos for the operational improvements. Some people aren't, and that's okay -- see above.
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  Quote fwfdfireman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Oct 2021 at 6:58pm
Love my Velox. Upside down letters on the GPU don't bother me. Runs so cool and quite. With the AIO DS dual fan water cooler for the CPU, everything runs just that much cooler.

I am sold on the Velox!
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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Nov 2021 at 4:54pm
fwfdfireman,

I am looking forward to my new cool running Velox to show up some day!

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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2021 at 2:12am
When the gpu(s) is(are) positioned upside down you get to see the best part of the hardware. Even on HydroCoppers you get to see through the clear water block. You'd think that the gpu mfg would put the best part on top but ....you only get to see it upside down! lol
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  Quote fwfdfireman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2021 at 6:18am
Originally posted by Onkel_Ken

fwfdfireman,

I am looking forward to my new cool running Velox to show up some day!



You are going to love it!

And horserator is right, I do like the fact that I actually see the x3 fans on my GPU kick on when I am running a game.

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  Quote JamesAstro Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2021 at 10:48am
My favorite feature of the Velox is how quiet it is. It has five 140mm fans than can push high volumes of air with a low fan speed, plus one 120mm fan in the rear. I have mine set to keep the fan speeds at 800 RPM until the GPU temp exceeds 70C. It rarely hits that temperature, so the machine hardly makes any noise.
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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2021 at 11:38am
My 12 year old Digital Storm is in a Cooler Master HAF 932 case that always kept the old beast pretty cool. The Velox seems like it will be a cool running case too. Just need the new computer to hurry up and get here.
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  Quote AlphaFX Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Nov 2021 at 1:28pm
This took me forever to make a decision. I even made it to stage 3 with my first posted build and caved. I went with the alder lake i7 and DDR5




Originally posted by MrCheetah

Originally posted by Nomad1970

Note that the processor you have is now obsolete. The I9-12900 Alder Lake is now available.

Great spot/catch! Also good work by DS being right on top of the release.

@AlphaFX: With what @Nomad1970 said, you may want to strongly consider something such as:

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