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Post Date: 2023-11-22

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    Posted: 22 Nov 2023 at 3:42pm
Budget: $2500-$3000
I have an HP ENVY that I purchased in 2018. Works fine, just looking to see what's out there. Current config:

OMEN Desktop PC - 880-160se
OMEN 880se by HP Desktop PC
512 SSD + 2 TB HDD storage
Black Interior Paint; External 3.5" Bay; Liquid Cooling Solution
BU ICTO UMA Z370
HP USB Wired Keyboard with volume control
McAfee Livesafe (30 day)
32 GB memory
WLAN RT 8822 ac 2x2 +BT 4.2LE WW
Office Trial
Windows 10 Pro
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8G
No Optane
750 W Platinum efficiency power supply
ODD DVD Writer 9.5mm Tray
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700K


Expectations:
I want a desktop that will last another 5+ years.

Usage:
Not a gamer
Just want a desktop that cranks for a Plex Media Server, watching YouTube, browsing the web, working on MS Office

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Specifications:
Here is what I am considering. Yes, I know that it's overkill, but I love powerful builds that are powerful and built to last. Please let me know your thoughts.

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Slade PRO Workstation
Processor: Intel Core i9-13900K (5.7 GHz Turbo) (32-Thread) (24-Core) 3.0 GHz (Raptor Lake)
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z790-P D5 (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z790 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI) (DDR5)
System Memory: 64GB DDR5 5200MHz Kingston FURY Beast RGB
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (16TB Seagate Exos) (Enterprise)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x NVIDIA RTX A2000 12GB (Professional Workstation) (BACKORDERED ETA Mid-November)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Add On Card: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black (Extreme Performance)
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)
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  Quote MrCheetah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Nov 2023 at 7:49am
The storage (amount) makes sense.

The CPU is unnecessary, even for "future proofing." I suggest a 14600K or if you want to splurge, a 14700K as it has a slightly higher boost clock and four more efficiency cores than the 13700K.

Memory... I don't think 32GB will be limit for quite some time.

In the realm of graphics cards/GPUs, the pro/workstation class primary benefits are more VRAM (per tier) and certification with certain professional software suites. For your use, I recommend an RTX 4060 or if you splurge, the RTX 4070 Ti. They have better efficiency as well as the newest video encoders (NVENC) and decoders (NVDEC). The 4070 Ti (and higher) even includes dual encoders, which now support hardware encoding of the AV1 codec.

Edited by MrCheetah - 23 Nov 2023 at 7:49am
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  Quote Hendershot Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Nov 2023 at 2:03pm
MrCheetah,

Thanks for your reply. Based on your input, I have tweaked my configuration and saved some money in the process. Much appreciated.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Nov 2023 at 5:02am
I am a gaming specialist, which is why I didn't speak up. MrCheetah is just the right contributor to assess your potential neeeds as he is very knowledgeable about the enterprise/productivity side of things. You are in very good hands.   
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Nov 2023 at 5:36am

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