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Post Date: 2023-08-30

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    Posted: 30 Aug 2023 at 5:12pm
Budget:
+/-$3500

Expectations:
Fast & Smooth 2K Gaming

Usage:
AAA Gaming (Starfield, Star Citizen and Moderate Use Day-to Day

Special Needs:
None

Saved Ticket #: 4749490

Specifications:


Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos

Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish

Processor: Intel Core i7-13700KF (5.4 GHz Turbo) (24-Thread) (16-Core) 3.4 GHz (Raptor Lake)

Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z790-P D5 (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z790 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI) (DDR5)

System Memory: 32GB DDR5 6000MHz Kingston FURY Beast RGB

Power Supply: 750W Digital Storm Performance Series (80 Plus Gold)

Expansion Bay: - No Thanks

Optical Drive: - No Thanks

Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 980 PRO) (NVM Express)

Storage Set 2: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB 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 4070 12GB (VR Ready)

Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio

HPC Processor: - No Thanks

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: 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: Corsair Commander PRO Management Control Board & Software (1x Board)

Chassis Mods: - No Thanks

Noise Reduction: - No Thanks

LaserMark: Option Not Available

CPU Boost: Turbo Boost Technology

Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)

Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Professional (64-Bit)

Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows Installation (Format and Clean Install)

Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows)

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 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed

Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 4 Year Limited Warranty (4 Year Labor & 2 Year Part Replacement]

This may be overkill but I don't think that I have any reason for an i9 processor and I don't know that I want to trust an i5 processor.

Comments are welcome.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Aug 2023 at 2:13am
i5-13600KF Trust it. Here's why:

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-13700KF-vs-Intel-Core-i5-13600KF/m1925886vsm1950757

More cores, more money will do nothing for your gaming. Games just don't need it. This is not yesterday's i5.

If you MUST, get the 6000MHz Ram, but you would never know the difference. Save the money with the 5200Mhz and it put into an 850W PSU.

Get the Noctua air cooler instead of the liquid all-in-one. It cools just as well, and if it ever fails, you get another fan. When the liquid cooler fails, you get to replace the entire unit.

All else is just fine for you. Make the changes and you'll love your system.   
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  Quote John18 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Aug 2023 at 10:40am
I checked with the DS folks on the chat area on their build pages and they will not confirm that the Noctura would be the Stage 1 Air solution. I had heard good things about it but if I don't know that's what would be installed I have trepidation with that.

I am seriously considering the i5-13600KF. I will also upgrade to the 850W PSU.

Thanks.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Aug 2023 at 1:34pm
The Noctua NH-D15 is called Air:Stage 2

In the configurator, you select Extreme Cooling : Change and it's in the dropdown.
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  Quote John18 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Aug 2023 at 2:42pm
Originally posted by Cretae

The Noctua NH-D15 is called Air:Stage 2

In the configurator, you select Extreme Cooling : Change and it's in the dropdown.


Thanks. I found that after I posted. I am going through fine tuning and watching too many videos.
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