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Post Date: 2021-02-04

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    Posted: 04 Feb 2021 at 4:30pm
Guys,

The last two computers I have had have been Digital Storm...the one I am working on now is rather old...I believe I purchased it roughly 8 or 9 years ago. Windows 7 which I haven't upgraded, 6 gig of RAM, GTX 480 card. It has been great but obviously is a bit dated. Looking to upgrade; budget below is just for the CPU.
I don't game as much as I did but I do want to be able to try out any new graphic intensive games. I do NOT have to have the best but I do want enough power to last me some time again.

Budget:
2500

Expectations:
To play current fps games form many years to come

Usage:
Basically a "Dad" computer that will be used for bill paying, picture storage, etc. but I want to be able to play fps such as Overwatch and Call of Duty

Special Needs:
Just a second hard drive large enough to store pictures...seems standard in the builds

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Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-10850K (5.2 GHz Turbo) (20-Thread) (10-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z490-P / MSI Z490-A Pro (Intel Z490 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
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)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
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 3070 8GB (Performance Edition) (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: Digital Storm Performance Series (RGB 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: - 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: 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)

Edited by Rodgeryng - 04 Feb 2021 at 5:02pm
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Feb 2021 at 4:36am
Not bad.

DO NOT get a "DS Performance" M.2 SSD. It is a SATA drive. Starting with a 500GB Firecuda get an NVMe SSD in the size you want. If you'd prefer a 1TB NVMe, get the 970 EVO PLUS. These devices work off the PCIe bus and are fully 5 times faster than SATA SSds. That is a total game-changer for everything you do from your primary drive.

Take a hard look at your needs at the GPU. The 3070 is the pick at mid to high end performance at 1440p resolutions. The 3060 Ti will perform well there with a minimum of compromises, and will kill everything on a 1080p monitor. You can save a significant amount on the 3060 Ti.
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  Quote Rodgeryng Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Feb 2021 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by Cretae

Not bad.

DO NOT get a "DS Performance" M.2 SSD. It is a SATA drive. Starting with a 500GB Firecuda get an NVMe SSD in the size you want. If you'd prefer a 1TB NVMe, get the 970 EVO PLUS. These devices work off the PCIe bus and are fully 5 times faster than SATA SSds. That is a total game-changer for everything you do from your primary drive.

Take a hard look at your needs at the GPU. The 3070 is the pick at mid to high end performance at 1440p resolutions. The 3060 Ti will perform well there with a minimum of compromises, and will kill everything on a 1080p monitor. You can save a significant amount on the 3060 Ti.


Thank you. The difference the original SSD drives made was amazing...I had no idea about NVMe but 5x faster...yes I will make that change.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Feb 2021 at 2:16am
You will be more amazed at the boot speed with an NVMe  SSD (M.2 describes the form factor, a/k/a size) than when you switched from HDD to SATA SSDs. Smile
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