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New DS Rig!! old one is 7+ years old. Need Help

Post Date: 2020-02-05

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  Quote Gorgoth Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: New DS Rig!! old one is 7+ years old. Need Help
    Posted: 05 Feb 2020 at 11:27am
My current computer is a DS from nov 2012. The only item I have upgraded was the video card which is now a Nv GTX960 4GB. It currenlty has a AMD FX-4100 3.6hz and my motherboard is Asus M5A97 with 8GB ram. Since sindows 7 is now out been seriusly considering a new rig. Im not really sure if I should go with a intel or AMD chip. One factor could be my monitor in this equation. I currently use a Element ELEFW408 40" TV. Should I also replace my monitor???

If you need more information to help me select that would be cool. I know I dont have a listed budget but something that would keep me gaming and so I can run a computer for about 5+ years without the need for updating if possible.



Budget:
Need to run it by my better 3/4.

Expectations:
Have a computer that lasts me another 7 years.

Usage:
Blizzard games, FPS, streaming.

Special Needs:


Saved Ticket #: 2858188

System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (8-Core) 4.5 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming (Wi-Fi) (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 600W Digital Storm Performance Series (Supports up to an NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU)
Expansion Bay: TPM Module (Trusted Platform Module)
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 2060 6GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - 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: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics Boost: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
OS Boost: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)
Office: Microsoft Office 2019 Home & Student (PC Attach Key PKC Only, No Pre-install)
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 10-15 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 Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 5:19am
For almost exactly the same $$, you could have an Intel based system with the top rated CPU for gaming: the i9 9900K. 8 cores, 16 threads, Turbos to 5 GHz; easily and safely stage one overclocked by DS to 4.7 GHz across all cores.

Along with that, you could have the strong Asus ROG Strix mobo.

Corsair Vengeance RAM, 16 GB with a Lifetime warranty vs the DS one year.

The Corsair 850W power supply with a 10 year warranty vs DS 1 year.

The same Samsung 1TB 970 PLUS NVMe.

The better Corsair H 100i PRO cooler with 5 year warranty.

The same RTX 2060 GPU.

All for a mere $15 extra. Yes, I said $15. A much stronger gaming build with parts virtually guaranteed to perform over the long haul without any sacrifice in performance anywhere.

We don't recommend the GPU overclock as the performance bump is not significant, but the card runs hotter all the time.

BTW, the config above is:

Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 2859301

Just go to main DS page. Up in the right corner is "Load Config". Click on that and a window opens. Copy and paste the config # (only the #) in the box.    

Edited by Cretae - 06 Feb 2020 at 6:03am
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 1:46pm
I would strongly agree with Cretae that this Intel based gaming rig beats the pants off of the Ryzen based config originally posted. I also agree you do want to use the Corsair parts for their better performance and longer mfg warranties.

I don't think you are emphasizing the importance of the GPU in this gaming build just yet.   I would encourage you to go at least one level stronger on the GPU if you hope for gaming satisfaction for 5+ years ahead.   I think the excellent NVidia mid-range RTX 2070 Super would be a much more solid performance choice for a new build than the entry level 2060 Super.   The 2070 Super gets you acceptable performance on current 1440P/2K monitors.

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  Quote Gorgoth Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 11:11pm
Thank you both for the advice. See below.

Now as far as my monitor is concerned. Using a TV can't be the best use of my computer. Based on this build any recommendations to be able to fully enjoy this set up?



Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (RGB Light Bar)
Power Supply: 850W Corsair / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: TPM Module (Trusted Platform Module)
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Western Digital - Black Edition)
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 2070 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H100i PRO - 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 4:25am
I found this. It seems to be the latest model of a highly regarded Acer competitor to a top ASUS model. It checks all the boxes for features you would want at the high end of performance, and it's almost $260 off right now. No idea why the http address is a short novel....
Simply copy and paste and go in your browser.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZXZ3QBD/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B06ZXZ3QBD&pd_rd_w=jMzyz&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=8EcCz&pf_rd_r=TGTNEXYXC4NNTEMSJVN8&pd_rd_r=ad157187-ca37-410f-84ec-8c2998c6b8b3&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFWQVpKTEFLSk1TT0smZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA1MTA0MTExTlFUN08zMFM2WUJFJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyMDQ0NjMxUVZZUlpTRjdBRElRJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

The ASUS model I mention has the same features, but goes for ~ $80 more at present. IMO, the two are neck and neck competitors.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WQ4FXY9/ref=psdc_1292115011_t4_B06ZXZ3QBD

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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 7:48am
Intel today is not the same company it was 10 years ago. They've been stuck on 14nm lithography for like 6 years now. AMD already is producing chips at 10nm. I'd consider the 3950X. 
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 12:30pm
For a great monitor I would recommend the Dell-Alienware 34” curved AW3418DW 1440P/2K WQHD IPS G-Sync 120 hZ 4 MS gaming monitor.   Got one of these for my son at Xmas and it is a very slick high quality gaming monitor.   Can be found on Newegg, amazon, Best Buy.   

Your NVidia RTX 2070 Super video card has NVidia G-Sync hardware onboard that matches variable refresh rates with a G- Sync equipped monitors to eliminate screen tearing.    Whatever monitor you go with, make sure it’s on the NVidia G-Sync tested and approved list from NVidia at this link.... The list is sortable...you want IPS color quality...

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/specs/

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