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Post Date: 2019-03-03

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    Posted: 03 Mar 2019 at 9:31am
Repeat DS customer, so I've looked at some of the pre-built options and they all look good, but I'm not sure of the road to take that will make me happy CPU/GPU wise now that will also leave options open for later upgrading without crippling a machine or rebuying a whole new one. I am also not interested in Overclocking just so I set my mind at ease. Thanks for any assistance.

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$2000

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Ability to upgrade easy things, GPU, memory, after a few years or as needed. I don't need to play at highest settings but will if the machine can support it. I don't want/need it to be VR ready I had DS build me a VR ready machine not too long ago.

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Preparing a machine for upcoming MMO's, and current titles ARK, Atlas, some moba's.

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nothing I would consider special

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open to suggestions. Also I'll probably be getting a new gaming monitor to make the best use of the video card(still shopping around for that though)

Edited by Biggest - 03 Mar 2019 at 11:01am
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Mar 2019 at 10:45am
Sounds like the prebuilt Lynx would match your budget and needs pretty well.
Excellent i7-9700 8-core CPU...sweet spot NVidia video card RTX 2070 that plays most titles at very high settings.....a good selection of parts for the price.
Config # 2284308.......$1999.   
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  Quote Biggest Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Mar 2019 at 11:00am
yea, i just didn't know if I was shooting myself in the foot not getting the 2080 to at least start off with.
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  Quote Psyoshi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Mar 2019 at 11:58am
The other options will run you more than $2,000 for the same quality. The Lynx lvl 4 is a great option and the 2070 (which I have) runs every amazingly at 1440p max. The performance gain from 2070 to 2080 is negligible at best. The real gain would be at a 2080ti but that is also $1,500 from DS by itself.

The only game i had to turn settings down for was Metro Exodus with RTX on, and then it was just 1080p Ultra instead of 1440p Extreme.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Mar 2019 at 2:47pm
Agree with Psyoshi... If you can afford it, with an RTX 2080 you would see at least a 10% boost in performance...but the 2080 Ti would make a way big difference over both cards for a big premium price.    
The RTX 2070 is the best bang for the buck card out there that still has all the features, lots of VRAM, and it should play high settings for quite a while.   
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  Quote Biggest Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Mar 2019 at 5:44pm
Thanks for the suggestions guys.

The more I'm looking now I'm looking at the Lumos 3rd level I9 9thGen, with the RTX 2070.
I know it's a bit more than I wanted to spend, but I'm considering what I might save in the long run if I can go a bit longer without needing to upgrade anything for possibly 3+ yrs.
Any holes in my thinking? Or is the processor a bit overkill, I've been running two other machines one with an older I3(8100), the other an I7(8700)
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Mar 2019 at 7:13pm
Well in that case, Lumos Config # 2285034 could be a good start....!
I just received a Lumos build last month.   

*You could drop to the other top 8-core i7-9700k CPU and save a little.
They are both neck & neck in gaming performance. The i9-9900k has    
Hyperthreading, so 16 threads but gaming doesn’t take any advantage
of that.

* A word about overclocking processors here.....   
You had said you are not interested, however, you are buying an Intel unlocked K class processor specifically designed to be overclocked.    A free mild Stage 1 overclock just gets some of that extra cpu power working for you at all times, and the Corsair AIO cooler will keep it nice and cool at all times.




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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Mar 2019 at 2:22pm
The Lynx model 4 is exactly what you want, seems to me. I don't know what you anticipate would degrade that performance for 4 or more years: you're over-spec on every meaningful part. A 9900K is never going to be a significant difference in gaming.
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