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Post Date: 2023-11-21

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  Quote oterolu64 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Upgrade or trade in
    Posted: 21 Nov 2023 at 9:58am
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[Please Type Here]We purchased a computer with the below specifications wonder if it can be upgraded how and how much will it be? Or will we better trading in if possible.
Works fantastic but want to keep up.

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Configuration Name:
Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 4083528
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Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx - Level 4 (MPN-10700F-3080-V1)
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-10700F (4.8 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 2.9 GHz Motherboard: ASUS / MSI / ASRock (Intel Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) System Memory: 16GB DDR4 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: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba) 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 (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Add On Card: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler (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: - No Thanks
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 3-5 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Nov 2023 at 10:23am
I can't imagine you are having any performance issues with such a worthy machine.

The only thing you might consider is getting a faster primary drive. The Digital Storm is a bit slower than other M.2 SSDs on the market now. For well under $200 you could get a brand name SSD, and improve load times. If it is not an issue, don't bother.

The CPU and GPU are still very strong for today's games. You coulds also consider upping your RAM to 32GB, but that's not a pressing issue either. You would want to replace the 2 8GB sticks with 2 16GB sticks at a speed your motherboard can handle.

If you are not computer savvy and confident doing your own upgrades, neither idea is at all necessary for maybe a couple of years. By then, you may be in the market for a new rig. What you have is probably well in the top 20% of all gaming systems in use today.   
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  Quote AsGLeague Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Dec 2023 at 6:42am
The same thing that Cretae said

But if you wanted to upgrade the CPU. I'll go with 12700f-$200+ (top 50) or 14700kf-$300+(top 5)
Depending on where you buy.
SSD looks good depending on what you're trying to do I would go 2 SSD M.2's 2tb each or 1 and 2 tbs Samsung 970+. The 990 Pro is in the top 5 best SSDs

your GPU is good, and will be for a long time. it's in the top 15 at least. of not 15 top 20.

If, for some reason, you do decide to change GPU, the 4080 would supersede the 3080. It's a big jump from the 3080, though, and costs at least $1k. 4070 $400+(top 15) would be more cost-efficient or even 4070-Ti $600+ (top 5) and an upgrade.

Note I shaved off around $100 off all products cuz you maybe lucky to find cheap ones but most cost a good $50-$100 more then what o posted
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  Quote Theokritos Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Dec 2023 at 8:39am
If memory serves me, Windows 10 end of life is in 2025. You may wish to consider migrating to Windows 11.

Personally I am partial to the 'Pro" edition rather than the 'Home' edition. I find it easier to tinker with the OS with 'Pro'.
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