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Post Date: 2024-02-04

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    Posted: 04 Feb 2024 at 8:05am
Hello. I'm new here. I have never built a DS system before. I may be going overboard a tad with this build, but that's just because I can. I'm hoping it'll last me at least 6 years and I want the best I can get for my budget. I'm also adding a 20TB secondary mechanical drive, but that's just because I have cerebral palsy and adding my current drive to the new hardware would be a pain.

I notice that DS does not offer any chassis fan options, other than RGB. My question is this, are 4 120mm fans enough if my pc is in a computer desk that has the front and back open and ventilation on the top?

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Budget:
About $3k usd

Usage:
Gaming

Specifications:

Chassis
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx

Core Components
Processor: Intel Core i7-14700KF (5.6 GHz Turbo) (28-Thread) (20-Core) 3.4 GHz (14th Gen)
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z790-P D5 (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z790 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI) (DDR5)
System Memory: 64GB DDR5 6000MHz Kingston FURY Beast RGB
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)

Storage / Connectivity
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 990 PRO) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (20TB Seagate Exos) (Enterprise)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)

Graphics / Multimedia
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER 12GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio

Digital Storm Engineering
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 3: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Triple 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

Turbo Boost Technology
CPU Boost: Turbo Boost Technology

Software
Windows OS: Ubuntu Desktop (Linux)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows)
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  Quote wheels Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Feb 2024 at 9:32am
I'm seeing a lot of people on here recommend the Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black. Would that be better in this config than liquid cooling?
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Feb 2024 at 11:47am
Some of us, and I can't say 'all', prefer the Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black to ALL liquid cooling. But it will always end up a personal choice.

I'm not a liquid cooled fan at all. I don't think liquids and electricity belong in the same box. As my brother, the avionics technician (fighter jets), used to say: Once you let the magic smoke out, you can't put it back.   
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  Quote wheels Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Feb 2024 at 1:32pm
Ok. That's good to know. Any opinion on the chassis fans?
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