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Post Date: 2023-02-15

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  Quote Grape Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: New Computer - Last DS computer is old.
    Posted: 15 Feb 2023 at 10:13am
Budget:
Around $3500

Expectations:
A SSD for OS, and storage SSD of 1TB

Usage:
Online banking, surfing the net, etc and gaming.

Special Needs:
Display is 1440.

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Edited by Grape - 15 Feb 2023 at 10:36am
Digital Storm Velox
Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz
16GB DDR4 2666MHz Digital Storm
750W EVGA SuperNOVA
1x GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
500GB Samsung 850 EVO
Western Digital/Seagate 1 TB
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  Quote Grape Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Feb 2023 at 11:08am
Ok, here is the configuration I am looking at:

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-13700KF (5.4 GHz Turbo) (24-Thread) (16-Core) 3.4 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)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
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 4070 Ti 12GB (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: Blue Flexible Tubing + Clear Fluid (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Cooler Master MasterFan Halo (RGB Fans) (Remote Control Only)
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: Option Not Available
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
Digital Storm Velox
Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz
16GB DDR4 2666MHz Digital Storm
750W EVGA SuperNOVA
1x GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
500GB Samsung 850 EVO
Western Digital/Seagate 1 TB
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Feb 2023 at 4:51am
Pretty good. I've got 2 things will make it better, and one pays for the other. The i5 13600KF is actually better for gaming and surfing than the more expensive chip, because that one wastes your money with cores and threads you'll never use.

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-13700KF-vs-Intel-Core-i5-13600KF/m1925886vsm1950757

Save $134 and put $59 of it toward the Samsung 980 PRO 500GB SSD. It is over 3 times faster than the one you selected for way faster boot times, load times and execution of maintenance software. Everything else you do from the boot drive. Rig comes in at $3461.

Think long and hard about the closed loop cooling. It's totally unnecessary for this processor. If you like to prowl around inside your system regularly and are comfortable with the idea of undoing caps and pouring liquid in there, have fun. You most likely will have to completely drain and refill the whole system a time or two (or 3) during the life of this machine. Odds are it won't leak, but it could. I never recommend this for anyone that's never dealt with it before, and if you don't think any of the above is something to look forward to.

The best alternative is completely maintenance free and will last the life of your rig and beyond. save yourself any possible grief and $425. Get the Noctua air cooler, and all you'll ever have to do is dust it a little. It will keep your CPU within a few degrees of the liquid system on far less power and no worries.

Hope it helps.    
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  Quote Grape Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Feb 2023 at 7:41am
Thanks for the feedback.
Digital Storm Velox
Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz
16GB DDR4 2666MHz Digital Storm
750W EVGA SuperNOVA
1x GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
500GB Samsung 850 EVO
Western Digital/Seagate 1 TB
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  Quote Grape Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Feb 2023 at 9:30am
Order completed!
Digital Storm Velox
Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz
16GB DDR4 2666MHz Digital Storm
750W EVGA SuperNOVA
1x GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
500GB Samsung 850 EVO
Western Digital/Seagate 1 TB
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