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Post Date: 2019-07-30

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    Posted: 30 Jul 2019 at 5:11am
Hello,

udget:
$2500 to $3000

Expectations:
Single monitor gaming on 30", second monitor for TeamSpeak, utilities, etc.

Usage:
Gaming, work machine with no advanced need for rendering, video processing etc. Just stability, browsing, email, spreadsheets etc. Machine will run 24x7.

Special Needs:
Best possible speed (level one overclock) on air cooling unless water cooling has advanced in the last 4 or 5 years. I want a machine I won't have to mess with for 4 or 5 years.

Saved Ticket #: 1350892

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 <br><strong></strong>
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz (Codename Skylake) (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING (Intel Z170 Chipset) (Up to 5x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX (High-Performance) <br><strong></strong>
Power Supply: 750W EVGA SuperNOVA (750 B1)
Expansion Bay: Option Not Available
Optical Drive: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (500GB Samsung 850 EVO) <br><strong></strong>
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (1TB Western Digital - Black 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 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB (ASUS Strix Edition) (VR Ready) <br><strong></strong>
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D15 (Extreme Performance) <br><strong></strong>
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.4GHz (Depends on Cooling and Motherboard) <br><strong></strong>
Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition) <br><strong></strong>
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows CD)
Virus Protection: FREE: McAfee AntiVirus Plus (1 Year Service Activation Card) (Not Pre-installed) ($35 Value)
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Portable Gaming: - 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)]

thanks
iosman



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Edited by iosman123 - 14 Aug 2019 at 4:07am
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Jul 2019 at 11:29am
Welcome iosman.

For that budget, I can suggest a much much stronger configuration that would far exceed the performance of the air system you somehow set up,      

Yes, more efficient liquid cooling in 2019 is quite safe and fully maintenance free using an all in one sealed cooler from Corsair.    (any pc will require regular attention to keep all your components clear of normal dust buildup).

This really excellent Lumos (Corsair Crystal Series 570X ATX case) configuration uses much stronger components at nearly every selection.   Performance would absolutely do loops around the setup you are showing, and would last you far longer.   You would get far more value and performance for your investment.

Excellent 8-core i7-9700K CPU, Asus Strix Z390-H motherboard, a drive 1 M.2 NVME SSD that is 5 times faster than standard SATA III drives, a 2 TB drive 2 SSD, a stronger Corsair all modular gold efficiency PSU with longer warranty, a much stronger latest greatest RTX 2070 Super GPU.

Lumos Config # 2500735.    ($ 3,105 - $300 Sale Discount = $2,805 )

i7-9700K 8-core/8-thread CPU with free Stage 1 Overclock to 4.7 GHz
Corsair H115i 280 mm AIO cooler- sealed & no maintenance
Asus ROG Strix Z390-H ATX motherboard
16 gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 MHz RGB RAM
500 gb Samsung Evo 970 M.2 NVME SSD Drive 1
2 TB Samsung Evo 960 SATA III SSD Drive 2
850w Corsair RM850X all modular Gold Level efficiency PSU
NVidia RTX 2070 Super GPU


Think about it...this rig would out perform the other on all levels...
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