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Post Date: 2022-08-15

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    Posted: 15 Aug 2022 at 5:34pm
Hello all,


I recently purchased a Velox. I honestly know very little about PCs and I'm super excited to buy one after being a console player for so many years. After doing a little more research online and in the forums, I'm wondering if I should've bought an 850w power supply instead of the 700. Other than that I'm wondering if anyone has any more general advice for my build.

I have a 1440p 165Hz monitor if that helps.

Here are the specs:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-12700K (4.9 GHz Turbo) (20-Thread) (12-Core) 3.6 GHz (Alder Lake)
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z690-P D4 (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z690 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI) (DDR4)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 700W Digital Storm Performance Series (Supports up to an NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti GPU)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series) (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 3060 12GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
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: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Software Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: 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 11 Home (64-Bit)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows)
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 5-10 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)

Thanks!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Aug 2022 at 4:42am
Yes, an 850W PSU would be a much wiser purchase. A PSU is a pain in the... to install, yourself, so we recommend you have some overhead to allow for a wider range of future upgrades. GPUs are going to need more power going forward, and 700W will limit you.

I'm also wondering if your choice of GPU will perform to your liking. For another $160 , I recommend a 3060 Ti, which is much more suited to running your monitor. Have a look at this:

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-RTX-3060-Ti-vs-Nvidia-RTX-3060/4090vs4105

A 3060 Ti is capable of 90+ frames per second on high settings for most all but the most demanding games. If money is an issue, you'll find $168 can be saved on your CPU. The 12700K is a bit overkill just for gaming:

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-12700K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-12600K/4119vs4120

There's virtually no difference in gaming. The 12600k will last a very long while in a gaming rig without having a lot of computing power wasted.

I won't niggle anything else, I don't think you'll be disappointed if you make those changes.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Aug 2022 at 11:26pm
Welcome to GS.
Congratulations on your purchase. Awesome

Cretae has hit all the points. Do try to get a stronger psu.

The Velox is a DS exclusive design and the window is on the right (when facing the pc) and the hardware is mounted upside down. It is very roomy and easy to work on when the time comes to upgrade.

Enjoy.

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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Aug 2022 at 9:05am
The Velox is a beautiful case that has excellent cooling.
Congrats on your new system!
Velox X/AMD 5900X/MSI X570 Pro Carbon MB/32GB DDDR 3200 DSPS/850W PS/500GB Samsung 980 Pro/1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus/Sound Blaster AE-7/EVGA FTW3 Ultra RTX 3080 10GB/Liquid CPU cooler dual fan/
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  Quote Axiso Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Aug 2022 at 2:45pm
Thank you all for the advice! I called customer support a couple days back and swapped out some parts based on the the recommendations.

At this point, I'm just hoping that the 5-10 day shipping time is accurate. I'm not sure how much longer I can stay patient
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Aug 2022 at 2:13am
You can start the offerings to the shipping gods! It helps pass the time.  Awesome
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Aug 2022 at 3:29am
That is basically amassing a few bits of carton cardboard in the yard. Set them afire and dance and prance in a circular direction until you feel the gods have heard your plea. Some say it helps.   
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