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n8chavez

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The 4060Ti may suffice, yes.
(Although I'd advise you to go for Radeon, since you've chosen AMD as your processor).

I'm not sure I should do that; the only Radeon they have is the Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB. That's $950 more. Are there any other builders you'd recommend?
 
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I'm not sure I should do that; the only Radeon they have is the Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB. That's $950 more. Are there any other builders you'd recommend?

Don't they have others?
If not, try a 4060Ti if you can't find any others.
 
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n8chavez

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Well, now my interest is piqued. Who thinks the GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER 12GB is worth the $400 increase over the GeForce RTX 4060-TI?
 
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Simple math: pick the two games you play most

Devide frames rate with price. Best price/performance ratio gets the deal when frame rates are above 70 fps
 
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Sorry to keep bothering everyone, but I could use some thoughts on this new configuration. I've changed the CPU to the i9. Based on what I've read, it seem the cost increase in worth the it for performance increases. Plus I figure why not get the best I can and not regret what I could have gotten. Is the power supply going to be enough?
 
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Sorry to keep bothering everyone, but I could use some thoughts on this new configuration. I've changed the CPU to the i9. Based on what I've read, it seem the cost increase in worth the it for performance increases. Plus I figure why not get the best I can and not regret what I could have gotten. Is the power supply going to be enough?

The power supply will suffice, but why an i9? A good i7 or Ryzen 7/9 may suffice (after all, it all depends on what you want to do).
 
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n8chavez

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Well I submitted my order. It might take a while; they're backlogged ATM. But, I'd glad for Digital Storm. The system I was able to get there I couldn't fine elsewhere. The 20TB secondary mechanical drive was no where else, nor the noctua heatsink.


System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lynx
Processor: Intel Core i7-14700KF (5.6 GHz Turbo) (28-Thread) (20-Core)
3.4 GHz (14th Gen)
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z790-P D5 (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z790 Chipset) (Up to
3x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI) (DDR5)
System Memory: 64GB DDR5 6000MHz Kingston FURY Beast RGB <
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 990 PRO) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (20TB Seagate Exos) (Enterprise)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER 12GB (VR Ready) Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Add On Card: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black (Extreme Performance)
Chassis Fans: Cooler Master MasterFan Halo (RGB Fans)
 
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Well I submitted my order. It might take a while; they're backlogged ATM. But, I'd glad for Digital Storm. The system I was able to get there I couldn't fine elsewhere. The 20TB secondary mechanical drive was no where else, nor the noctua heatsink.
fwiw, I like my aging digitalstorm, originally had liquid cooling, but at some point that crapped out and installed very high end heat sink cooling fan, but I have to hunt a little to dig up brand & model as that was a few years ago.... found it, I think, Noctua NH-D15 with 2 fans circa 2019. Been working great since May 2019.
 

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fwiw, I like my aging digitalstorm, originally had liquid cooling, but at some point that crapped out and installed very high end heat sink cooling fan, but I have to hunt a little to dig up brand & model as that was a few years ago.... found it, I think, Noctua NH-D15 with 2 fans circa 2019. Been working great since May 2019.

The Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black came highly recommended by most everyone at digital storm's forum, way more than any liquid cooling. That surprised me. It makes sense though, since liquid cooling can stop working and you'd never know. Plus those systems are expensive to replace. This new system I ordered will have 6 quite fans + the Noctua NH-D15.
 

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Noctura, a wonderful heatsink cooling fan. My more modest version has been performing wonderfully for the last 11 years.
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The Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black came highly recommended by most everyone at digital storm's forum, way more than any liquid cooling. That surprised me. It makes sense though, since liquid cooling can stop working and you'd never know. Plus those systems are expensive to replace. This new system I ordered will have 6 quite fans + the Noctua NH-D15.
When I started "overheating" with the liquid system, it was out of coolant! o_O I added or replaced 2 fans when installed Noctua (bought at newegg) I'm counting 3 fans in the case.
EDIT I should or could pay more attention to the hardware, but it just always seems to be running fine, so rarely check temps, fan speeds etc after seeing baselines after installing the Noctua.
 
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n8chavez

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When I started "overheating" with the liquid system, it was out of coolant! o_O I added or replaced 2 fans when installed Noctua (bought at newegg) I'm counting 3 fans in the case.

Yeah, see that's a no-go for me. I guess liquid cooling is never no maintenance like they say it is.
 
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