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Post Date: 2021-01-05

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    Posted: 05 Jan 2021 at 3:29pm
Budget:
[3500.00]

Expectations:
[1440p Resolution and able to handle the newest games
Please provide what you think may need tweak or if it looks good. Also, was curious about the memory. Should I bump up to 32GB? Finally, is the power supply enough at 850W?]

Usage:
[Gaming, school, and photo storage]

Special Needs:
[Previous gaming rig lasted 10 years from Digital Storm. Want long term reliability and future proof]

Saved Ticket #: [3683470]

Specifications:
[Specifications:
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 (BACKORDER ETA JANUARY) <br><strong></strong>
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero (Wi-Fi) (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) <br><strong></strong>
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold) <br><strong></strong>
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Samsung 980 PRO) (NVM Express) <br><strong></strong>
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD (2TB Samsung 860 EVO) <br><strong></strong>
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 Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB (VR Ready) (BACKORDER ETA JANUARY) <br><strong></strong>
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) <br><strong></strong>
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: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost OS: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system <br><strong></strong>
Windows OS: 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: - 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 20-25 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 Jan 2021 at 3:32am
It's a fine build, but quite overpowered for gaming. If you wanted to still have very powerful rig, but save quite a bit of $$, I would recommend the Ryzen 5800X. The extra cores you are paying for will not do anything for gaming. Your choice of motherboard may also be quite a bit more than you'll need. I recommend the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon there. One or the other, or both of those adjustments would bring you under budget and allow the truly inexpensive upgrade to 32GB of RAM. It's not a "must have" mind you, but certainly a "nice to have" at only $56. The 850W PSU is more than enough. there's a generous amount of power to spare there.

Like I said, no errors or problems with your build as is, but it's overkill for the job. The 5800X may very well be easier to get sooner than the 5900X. You could inquire about that.

The tweaking the OS hearkens back to the days of 1-2GB of RAM, when it would free up some for other purposes. AFIK, it's totally unnecessary, and we don't know what they disable. With 16GB of RAM and an NVMe SSD, you'd never know any difference. Up to you.
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  Quote nmq01 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 2:15pm
I've been looking at your suggestion of adding the 5800X. Upon looking up the reviews, the processor runs quite hot 10 to 15 degrees warmer then the other 5 series chips. Would the Ryzen 5 5600X be able to handle heavy gaming at 1440p?
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jan 2021 at 4:39am
Yes. The research is out there. The community is very positive about the price/performance results of the 5600X processor. Not so much this community where everyone tends to strive for the strongest they can afford, but the general response from reviewers, etc.
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  Quote newtothis Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jan 2021 at 4:34pm
Originally posted by Cretae

Yes. The research is out there. The community is very positive about the price/performance results of the 5600X processor. Not so much this community where everyone tends to strive for the strongest they can afford, but the general response from reviewers, etc.


But what is a gal/guy to do, Cretae? DS comes at us with these "god-like" Aventum Xs, we can't be all like "lemme put a Celeron in that!"

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