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  Quote ceolwyn5 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: New Builder
    Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 5:30pm
1. Budget: $2500

2. Expectations/Usage: I would like to have max settings for games at 1440p. I want to make sure I'm maximizing my budget to get the longest lasting PC I can. I already have two SSDs and have Windows, so I don't to get that and might decide to get a smaller drive. I mostly want to make sure there are no glaring issues with this build and if I shouldn't bother getting 4070ti with the resolution I play at. Also, would I be able to put my optical drive into this case?

Not really sure what I'm doing since I built my current PC from a list and had a friend put it together for me. Thanks so much in advance for any advice!

Configuration Code: 4613847

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i5-13600KF (5.1 GHz Turbo) (20-Thread) (14-Core) 3.5 GHz (Raptor Lake)
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z790-P D4 (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z790 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI) (DDR4)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 980 PRO) (NVM Express)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Boost Processor: Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Windows OS: Ubuntu Desktop (Linux)
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  Quote Nomad1970 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 9:17pm
While you save a few dollars not having Windows installed, I would still pay for it and let DS install it for you.
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I7-9700 oc 4.7GHz
32GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro
SSD M.2 (512GB Samsung 970 PRO)
SSD M.2 1TB Samsung 970 EVO
240GB Samsung 860 Pro SSD
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Feb 2023 at 5:10am
You're right on budget, and that's a very powerful machine. It will do what you want it to. The DDR4 RAM will not hold you back. 4 stars!

I'm a fan of a lean and mean "C" drive at 500GB for the OS and maintenance software; apps you use, and several games. Save the $63, and put it toward the expert installation of Win 11 from DS as Nomad suggests. Have the system be plug and play when it arrives.    
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