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Post Date: 2021-01-12

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    Posted: 12 Jan 2021 at 5:57am
Budget:
~$4k

Expectations:
Powerful, QUIET, future proof, low/no maintenance, aesthetically pleasing, easy to upgrade CPU/GPU/RAM/etc.
I am NOT a pro by any means, but I enjoy gaming and would like to experience high frames and graphics settings.

Usage:
Daily, primarily gaming

Special Needs:
High frames in 4k and 1440p. I don't plan on overclocking as I don't want to risk overheating, and I don't know enough about it to risk it.

Here is my rough draft build (~$4000) - please rate and offer suggestions/tips if any:
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 (BACKORDER ETA FEBRUARY)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming (Wi-Fi) (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 64GB 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 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
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: Exotic Cable Management - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Corsair LL Series (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects)
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 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 Boos_TZ - 12 Jan 2021 at 12:38pm
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Also, I have heard the AMD processors are pretty nice. Am I better off with one of the AMD chips instead of Intel?

Edited by Boos_TZ - 12 Jan 2021 at 12:20pm
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Jan 2021 at 3:47am
Get a 5800X, it is every bit as good for gaming as the more expensive part, but you may not be waiting 2 months for no gain. You will never need 64 GB of RAM for gaming. bYou might select a Firecuda for Storage Set 1. They are a lot faster than the 970 EVO part.
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  Quote Boos_TZ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Jan 2021 at 5:31am
Originally posted by Cretae

Get a 5800X, it is every bit as good for gaming as the more expensive part, but you may not be waiting 2 months for no gain. You will never need 64 GB of RAM for gaming. bYou might select a Firecuda for Storage Set 1. They are a lot faster than the 970 EVO part.


Was waiting for your answer in particular :)
Thank you for your response! Some good tips on the CPU, RAM and SSD! What about the reduced # of cores on the 5800X?

Can you see any issues with going for the Stage 2 CPU cooler despite little to no overclocking? Would this still be a quiet machine to run 4k games at high frames?

Any extras you'd suggest trimming down on (or suggest adding) or is this a solid build (with your suggestions) you think?

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jan 2021 at 4:27am
This is a solid build. 8 cores is more than enough for gaming for the for the foreseeable future. The extra cores, as stated, are wasted for a gaming use. the 5600x would be a budget pick that would likely never manifest itself in any compromises. I don't often recommend that part because most who come here have visions of tearing up their computing experience, and like to spend $$, but do some research and see how much more powerful the 5000 series AMD processors are vs just 6 months ago.

The stage two dual fan all-in-one is always a better investment for the long haul. More cooling is usually more efficient cooling, and that keeps noise down.
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  Quote Boos_TZ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jan 2021 at 8:24am
Originally posted by Cretae

This is a solid build. 8 cores is more than enough for gaming for the for the foreseeable future. The extra cores, as stated, are wasted for a gaming use. the 5600x would be a budget pick that would likely never manifest itself in any compromises. I don't often recommend that part because most who come here have visions of tearing up their computing experience, and like to spend $$, but do some research and see how much more powerful the 5000 series AMD processors are vs just 6 months ago.

The stage two dual fan all-in-one is always a better investment for the long haul. More cooling is usually more efficient cooling, and that keeps noise down.


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Welcome to DS.
You will enjoy that system. Strong
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