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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #105 on: December 02, 2020, 03:02:47 PM »
I bought a Respawn desk and chair to replace the old, tiny ones that I have now. A few years ago I posted my current setup and I think Slash commented that it looked very 'Dickensian,' which it is in a Tiny Tim way. I will post the new set up here once I have it put together this weekend. It will be great :) Not in a JH Skynet kind of great, but still great.
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #106 on: December 02, 2020, 04:01:16 PM »
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #107 on: December 02, 2020, 04:28:13 PM »
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #108 on: December 02, 2020, 05:11:58 PM »
Thank you. The older rigís name is Gigatron. Before that was Megatron, and IIRC before that was UNIVAC.
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #109 on: December 02, 2020, 05:55:03 PM »
Careful.  Knowing UNIVAC may be showing your age.  I bet you remember vacuum tubes too.  :timeout:
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #110 on: December 02, 2020, 06:44:29 PM »
I...do :/

I actually had an illustrated history book of computers that my dad gave me around 1985, and UNIVAC was in there. I was mesmerized.
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #111 on: December 02, 2020, 08:03:05 PM »
My 27" monitor barely fits on my computer desk in NC.  What type of desk did you get?  Want to post a picture when you have it set up?

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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #112 on: December 03, 2020, 06:26:28 PM »
Here's the system that I'm considering ordering from Digital Storm.
The cost will be about $3,372 after 10% discount.  Thoughts?

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox

Processor: Intel Core i9-10850K (5.2 GHz Turbo) (20-Thread) (10-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z490-P / MSI Z490-A Pro (Intel Z490 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series

Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)

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Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (1TB Samsung 860 EVO)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)

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Graphics Card: 1x GeForce RTX 3080 10GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio

Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (1x Graphics Card + CPU)
HydroLux Tubing Style: Flexible Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
HydroLux Fluid Color: Clear Fluid + Clear Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #113 on: December 03, 2020, 06:28:25 PM »
Solid price for what you're getting, there. Can you increase the power supply a bit?
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #114 on: December 03, 2020, 06:35:25 PM »
Do you really think I need to?
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #115 on: December 03, 2020, 06:41:28 PM »
Not need to, no, but for absolute future proofing, where you would be able to keep this PC for 6, 7 or  8 years and stretch your dollar even further...a slightly more powerful power supply would help.
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #116 on: December 03, 2020, 06:43:22 PM »
Do you really think I need to?

For a 3080 850w is enough. If you ever upgrade to a 3090, it probably won't be.
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #117 on: December 03, 2020, 07:39:24 PM »
^Right. Futureproofing!
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2020, 02:55:48 AM »
I donít know if you care to overclock the processor, cause itís a K model that means itís unlocked and could be overclocked fairly well.
For example, my 9700K runs stable at its constant boost clock of 5.0 Ghz on all cores without breaking a sweat.
So, if you want to pull that off as well I would change the Asus Prime board for something more high end. While Asus makes good stuff their Prime line of products is budget oriented and donít handle overclocking as well as their Strix boards for example. No need to go for Maximus tier, but I would swap out the Prime board if Iíd need to chose now.
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2020, 07:26:33 AM »
I can also vouch for Asus. The machine I am replacing is an Asus and while not fancy like Yskonyn said, it is a workhorse, always boots up, never crashes and is an all around great machine. And it ran every game I played on it for five years without issues.
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