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Ordered - but should I change anything?

Post Date: 2020-11-16

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    Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 7:53am
Hello,

Long time DS follower - mostly build my own but this time decided to let DS do it for me!

This is what I selected - do you see anything I should change? I'm still at stage 1 so I think I could call in and alter my order as needed. I think. haha.

Thanks in advance!

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Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-10700K (5.1 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.8 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 (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: Wireless PCI-E (Supports 802.11ac)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3080 10GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Add On Card: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 1: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Single 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: - 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 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 15-20 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: 16 Nov 2020 at 9:12am
Welcome to DS. Awesome
The configurator gurus will chime in and give you better advise but I can tell you that you have listed in Storage Set 1 an M.2 but that is just the form factor, the interface is still SATA. You want one of the NVMe storage devices which interface through PCIe and way faster.
You also chose the 3080 gpu and they will want to know the resolution you will be playing in. that is one strong card.
Enjoy. Big%20Smile
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  Quote mrsk Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 10:20am
Hey,

Thanks - ah interesting I just assumed SSD was the fastest. I'll have to call them to adjust.

I plan to play games like Cyberpunk 2077 on 4k as maxed out as I can get it.

Thanks!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 3:42am
Definitely want an NVMe drive for your primary. Either Samsung or Seagate will do, the differences are slight. If you get a 1TB one, be sure to partition your OS, browser and maintenance software so you can boot faster, scan faster, and isolate most of your installed apps away from the Windows drive in case you ever have to do a complete fresh install. If that happens, you have to wipe the Win drive and start over, so the fewer apps you have on it, the better.

I would get the Asus TUF mobo just because it's not much money, but a slightly stronger board. Not a must-have. The dual fan cooler, is likewise an upgrade you might want in order to keep the CPU as cool as you can. That's always a good idea, and may extend the CPU's life a bit.
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  Quote mrsk Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 1:44pm
Upgraded to the seagate firecuda nvm! Thanks!
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You will not be sorry.
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  Quote Biscoloco Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 4:28pm
I essentially did my build like yours as well. I went with the z490 p and the 10850 chip.

I hope the future chip iterations will use the z490p mother board but who knows.?

I do make sure the MB was SLI compatible in case that become a future need, although I’m told it really doesn’t add much. I did make sure to have at least three PCI express lanes incase they ever decide to begin specializing GPUs further into various categories - the VR GPU, the RTS GPU, the home theater 5k GPU, the AI GPU.

I just don’t know what they are gonna do in the next 10 years and I like to think my computer will be useable for at least that long.

I bought my first DS computer in 2006 and I didn’t need to do a thing except upgrade to some SSDs until this year. Hence why am buying a new computer.

And The only reason why I’m getting a new rig now is because my graphics card blew up..
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Nov 2020 at 5:17am
Boy, are you in for a shock. Try to imagine the advances going from 100s of millions of transistors to multiple BILLIONS on both CPUs and GPUs over the years. Basically, almost everything happens instantly.
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