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Post Date: 2017-11-27

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    Posted: 27 Nov 2017 at 11:01am
Hey All,

Looking for rig optimization advice prior to pulling the trigger here. Please let me know where I can include a key upgrade that will serve my needs, optimize component interactions, or perhaps save money somewhere where I have overkill. I appreciate all feedback (as long as it is constructive) :)

Budget:
$4,500

Expectations:
Quiet rig that will require only limited upgrades over the next 5 years. I bought my last rig in 2010 and after a few upgrades to that one, figured it is time to upgrade the whole enchilada.

Usage:
Optimized for Lightroom/Photoshop but capable of playing newer games (Overwatch, Destiny, and some World of Warcraft - Yes I know some of those are not new) on top settings.

Saved Ticket #: 1786243

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Corsair Carbide Quiet 600Q
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K (6-Core) 3.70GHz
Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z370 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) <br><strong></strong>
System Memory: 64GB DDR4 3000MHz Digital Storm Performance Series <br><strong></strong>
Power Supply: 1000W EVGA SuperNOVA G2 <br><strong></strong>
Expansion Bay: Digital Media Card Reader (Black) (Internal) <br><strong></strong>
Optical Drive: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x) (Internal)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Samsung 960 EVO) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (4TB Western Digital - Enterprise Edition) <br><strong></strong>
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 GTX 1080 Ti 11GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H115i - 280mm 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: Corsair Airflow Performance Edition Fans (Red/Blue/White Rings)
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks <br><strong></strong>
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 5.0GHz (Depends on Cooling and Motherboard) <br><strong></strong>
Boost Graphics Card(s): Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability <br><strong></strong>
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system <br><strong></strong>
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows 10 Installation CD Only (Clean Install with No Drivers)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - 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 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Nov 2017 at 1:53pm


Choose factory oc, we can easily oc it ourselves with better results otherwise you can endup with high vcore.

What res are you gaming at? For those games you don't need 1080ti

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Ahhh good points on the OC.

I game on a widescreen monitor (3440x1440) but will upgrade to 4k in the near future. I probably can save some money on the graphics card, but want it for LR develop module as well as future-proofing for games :)

Thanks for the feedback! Anything else glaring? Think I'm ready to pull the trigger...
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Nov 2017 at 3:57pm
Looks good for 4k and 144hz you will need sli but your system is ready to handle it however for games like wow you won't need sli also most of those games don't even support sli.

I like the cordium better for case but it is your pc

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