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    Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 2:08pm
Hi all, what do you think of the build below? Also, I saw DS has the new samsung 980 evo ssds available but im not sure that's much better than the samsung 970 evos. thoughts?

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (12-Core) 4.8 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X570-P / MSI X570-A Pro (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 Samsung 980 PRO) (NVM Express)
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 3080 10GB (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: 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: 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 Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Nov 2020 at 4:49am
You get a better match with a Firecuda PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD for your primary drive. you save a little moey, and get a faster part.

You also get a better match with a new Radeon 6800XT GPU. You not only save a little bit, you get all the synergy enhancements AMD has built into the card paired with a 5900X. IMHO they are advantageous over the Nvidia card on an AMD build.

By my count, you save $80 if you make those changes. You could consider putting that into a stronger motherboard. It's not a must-have, but I would like the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon if it were mine.
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  Quote robinv83 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Nov 2020 at 2:13pm
Reason I didn't pick the 6800xt is because I read that NVIDIA is going to add a similar enhancement to SAM in future software updates. Another reason i'm picking the NVIDIA 3080 is because I currently have a 980ti and it has served me well since 2015. To be honest I'm not sold on the 6800xts and I saw some benchmarks on youtube that didn't show a big difference between 3080 and 6800xt. I understand the delays with 3080s but I can live with that for now :).

As for the mobo I might consider upgrading to a wifi one. Carbon seems like a good option.

Thx!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 3:03am
To each his own, I don't sell. Could you clarify what "enhancement to SAM" is? You lost me there.

I missed the question about the Samsung 980. I also missed it's debut on the site. Up to you. At M.2 NVMe speeds, you won't notice much, and it costs more but....
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  Quote robinv83 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 9:16pm
I appreciate your response and help. I didn't word that properly but Radeon has a new feature called Smart Access Memory (SAM) that allows AMD processors to access all the memory from the GPU as long as its the 6000 series. I don't want butcher the explanation any further so here is the link to the what SAM is:

https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/smart-access-memory

NVIDIA came out and said they will have a similar feature to SAM in future software updates. I found that info on the gamersnexus youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8wwwU6-9gA&t=580s

I'm definitely getting a good mobo per your recommendation. Still thinking about which SSD :).
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 5:41am
I'm familiar with that feature thanks. It's so new to me, I hadn't boiled it down to an acronym as yet.

That is very interesting to hear about Nvidia, and it will tip the scale back in their favor, perhaps. It brings the Deep Learning Super Scaling back into the mix as a deciding factor for Nvidia. Thank you for the info!

The Samsung 980 Pro is brand new on this site, so until it appeared, the Firecudas had the PCIe Gen 4 advantage over the Samsung parts available. The 980 is Gen 4, and Samsung is just about as good as it gets, if that helps. The 1TB are about the same price. The 500 GB Firecuda is a bargain compared to the Samsung, but these speeds are so fast, you would never notice the difference in everyday use IMO.
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  Quote robinv83 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Nov 2020 at 4:55pm
Thanks, Cretae, I appreciate you responding and providing valuable info. I think I'm ready to order my new desktop!
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  Quote robinv83 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Nov 2020 at 5:08pm
Just did!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Nov 2020 at 3:52am
It's my pleasure to help, robinv83!
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