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Second DS PC ordered! Stage 1.

Post Date: 2020-04-22

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  Quote Ariktu Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Second DS PC ordered! Stage 1.
    Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 11:27pm
Well I bought my first Digital Storm system around 7 years ago. I have updated over time and it still works great.

However, I was itching for a newer system so of course I ended up ordering a new DS computer.

I decided to flip to an AMD cpu this time because the cpus are very good plus the new ryzen 4000 is rumored to work on the existing Motherboards so upgrading might be easier. Even if the rumors are wrong AMD's cpu are very solid.

System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (8-Core) 4.4 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X570-P (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 600W Digital Storm Performance Series (Supports up to an NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (512GB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: - No Thanks
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 2070 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - 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: 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, 6 Week Ship Estimate 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: 23 Apr 2020 at 5:08am
Agree on AMD. I don't think you'll regret it.

It's a very good build, but I would encourage you to spring for the 850W Corsair PSU so you are not gimped by that very important part when you go to upgrade. It's a pretty pricy thing, but they come with a 10 year warranty, and if you had to upgrade the 600 watter in the future, you'd have to rewire the whole insides.

You could free up $68 toward that end if you wish by choosing the Seagate Firecuda 520 over the Samsung Pro SSD. It's a new PCIe 4 part that marries with your motherboard, and will perform at least just as well IMO.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Apr 2020 at 6:02am
Hi Ariktu,
Welcome back.

Cretae gives solid advise all the time. Strong
Enjoy.
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  Quote Ariktu Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Apr 2020 at 11:49am
I actually was going to bump up to the 850 psu, but since they are unable to give specific brands( I asked and was told DS could not do it)I decided to save the money and buy my own later and replace it with a better PSU down the road.

Only PSU I have ever had fail was a thermaltake and that was one of the brands that could get selected.

I would have considered the Seagate if I have not had 3 failed Seagate Hard drives in the past. I know SSD are not mechanical drives, but I just bought the Samsung for peace of mind.

Thank you for the suggestions. I will think a bit more about this and maybe look some more into reviews and maybe make that change in the next day or so.


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  Quote LibertyLoaded Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Apr 2020 at 1:17pm
Congrats and welcome to the waiting game!

I also made the switch to AMD for this processor purchase and I have high hopes that it was worth it too!!!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Apr 2020 at 5:37am
Originally posted by Ariktu

I actually was going to bump up to the 850 psu, but since they are unable to give specific brands( I asked and was told DS could not do it)I decided to save the money and buy my own later and replace it with a better PSU down the road.
Only PSU I have ever had fail was a thermaltake and that was one of the brands that could get selected.
I would have considered the Seagate if I have not had 3 failed Seagate Hard drives in the past. I know SSD are not mechanical drives, but I just bought the Samsung for peace of mind.
Thank you for the suggestions. I will think a bit more about this and maybe look some more into reviews and maybe make that change in the next day or so.


Thanks for the heads-up on the shift from the exclusive use of Corsair for the 850W PSU. I had totally overlooked the change. I would stick with the Samsung myself out of prejudice , the suggestion was to find money for the PSU. I don't worry about SSD's failing, but I understand your take.
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  Quote Ariktu Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 May 2020 at 11:48pm
Moved from stage 1 to stage 2 and then stage 3.
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  Quote iaatg6296 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2020 at 10:10am
Lucky to have moved since I ordered standard Lynx Level 3 on April 20th and have yet to move past stage one.
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  Quote LibertyLoaded Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2020 at 11:26am
Originally posted by Ariktu

Moved from stage 1 to stage 2 and then stage 3.



Congratulations! Closer and closer you are to that magical day!
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  Quote Ariktu Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 May 2020 at 10:27am
Moved to stage 4 then stage 5.

So almost ready!
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  Quote Ariktu Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 May 2020 at 2:40pm
Hit stage 6 today.
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  Quote Ariktu Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 May 2020 at 7:15pm
Stage 7 just hit. Guessing stage 6 actually hit a few days ago and the emails are slow to get done.
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Mine shipped today after about 2 days in Stage 7. You don't have long now.
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