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Post Date: 2021-06-21

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    Posted: 21 Jun 2021 at 4:43pm
Just purchased this Setup. Havent built a PC in so many years so wouldnt trust myself to put anything together now days. Would appreciate some help with this build hopefully I have a good setup Tried reading up a bit on the new specs out there but for sure made alot of mistakes with this build. Wish I posted this before buying but anyhow here it is. Feel Free to call me dumb with anything I did with this poor machine that I shouldnt have.

Also if anyone has a good 38 inch ultrawide monitor good for gaming/Workstation recommendation are appreciated.

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (12-Core) 4.8 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming (Wi-Fi) (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
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 (1TB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)
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 3080 10GB (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)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stock Factory 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 10 Home (64-Bit)
Recovery Tools: - No Thanks
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)
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 30-35 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 hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2021 at 1:57am
Welcome and congrats on your order.  Awesome

I suggest you call DS and switch the Storage set 1 to a NVM Express connected one instead of SATA which is what you have. The M.2 is only a form factor (size). If you go with Samsung go with the 980 series instead of the 970s.

As to the rest, I'll let the gurus give you their opinions. Not familiar at all with AMD products.

Enjoy.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2021 at 4:32am
+1 on what hoserator said. The Samsung 980 is 12x faster/read and 9x faster/write than the SATA drive. it's a huge mistake at your price point. The only one you made, though.

You don't mention your primary use. If mostly to game on, you may have overshot your CPU need a bit. The extra cores won't help gaming at all, but if you have productivity needs, the 5900x is a very good proc. For gaming, the 5800X is my recommendation.

Hope it helps.
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  Quote Icalcano Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2021 at 11:08am
Thx alot. Just upgraded the HD. I thought it was already an NVMe. Now the wait continues. :-( hopefully it doesnt get delayed too much
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  Quote Crossrange Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2021 at 1:14pm
Workstation monitors:

Dell U-Series 38" / 60hz / no hdr $1029

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073FHWTPL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_DRAX6SSCF4S8Q77QEJ65

LG 38WK95C-W 38-Inch Class 21:9 /HDR10/75hz/$1046

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079L4WR4T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_1KGA1TWN7BG1XN0ZM81M

Gaming/workstation

LG 38GL950G-B /IPS/144hz/G-sync/$1499
On sale

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZS1DZM1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_Q5XSY31MHFCCY2JVKW6F


43 inch options (id it works for you)

ASUS ROG Strix XG43VQ 43 /120hz/free sync 2/ $740.05!!!!! What!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082XZKQN6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_JVTVD6MPXN423RRND6CE

I would do my research on the Rog strix 43 in just because I'm really worried on why it's priced so low as an Rog strix monitor also the title did have a? On the 43 I would just do research before buying that because that's a really good deal for that size and price point


Know if you have the money and your you have the space to go up to 48 in this is the one that I would recommend or I would by myself.

LG OLED48C1PUB 4k/120hz native/hdr/g-sync/ price was around $1300
It's out of stock just went out but something to keep an eye on if your interested.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08WFK81RH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_J71M0SAFKGVBZT9VDKWC?psc=1



Budget monitor:

SAMSUNG 34-Inch SJ55W / 75hz/free sync/ $380.06

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FBS36W2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_HCF1H96WXZEE3MP8DS27


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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2021 at 1:43pm
You have an Nvidia gpu and FreeSync is for AMD. You should get a GSync or compatible monitor.
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  Quote Crossrange Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2021 at 2:16pm
Originally posted by hoserator

You have an Nvidia gpu and FreeSync is for AMD. You should get a GSync or compatible monitor.


I guess I should have mentioned that. If you can find a monitor with g-sync then definitely go for that one but they are scarce.
As for the compatibility I dont belive there is an issue there. Especiialy using a 3000 series GPU. All my research has concluded to me that the only tuing is that you have to manually set up the sync option on the freesync monitors. Here's a reference.

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/283261-nvidia-admits-defeat-will-support-g-sync-on-freesync-displays

Let me know if I have the wrong info about this.

Also I did sone research on my monitor hence why I went with the ASUS ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B which had freesync premium for my 3080.
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  Quote Crossrange Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2021 at 2:40pm
In addition here is a link to their website that shows all the monitors they support.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/specs/
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  Quote Crossrange Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2021 at 2:53pm
@Hoserator

Big thank you you too you! Because of your post I went ot lok at the compatible list and turns out that the Asus monitor I ordered was not on Nvidias website. So I am returning it once it arrives. Even though Nvidia supports adaptive/free sync that was not a monitor that they supported. Yikes! I'm gonna purchase another one. Thanks again dude.
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  Quote Crossrange Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2021 at 2:57pm
Hmmmm now I'm thinking I should've gone with a radeon card haha, way more selection.
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  Quote Crossrange Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2021 at 3:31pm
The

Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ 35” Curved HDR Gaming Monitor 200Hz


is on sale currently almost $600 off this would be the best monitor to buy if you can afford it. Only 4 left in stock though.It is renewed though.

https://smile.amazon.com/Monitor-Ultimate-DisplayPort-Displayhdr-Renewed/dp/B081D9JZWF/ref=sr_1_20?dchild=1&keywords=1440p+34+inch+monitor+g-sync&qid=1624398838&sr=8-20
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As far as monitors go I use an acer predator 35 inch with gsync. I have been loving its performance. 144hz of course.

Acer Predator

Edited by ArcherZ - 23 Jun 2021 at 6:02am
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Looks solid and good!
I9 10900K
MSI Z490-A Pro MoBo
FTX 2070 Super
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Razor Keyboard and Mouse
1TB SSD 4TB HDD
27" ASUS Monitor 144hz
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