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Post Date: 2018-05-07

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    Posted: 07 May 2018 at 6:49am
I'm in the process of building out a new DS to replace my last one - a Slade bought in 2012 that has been running like a champ with a handful of upgrades. Passing it on to my son, and want to get a replacement that can handle all the stuff I want it to do and be future proofed - if it can get six years+ like the last one, I'll be happy.

Budget: Between $5k and $7k

Expectations: The goal is a quiet PC (I want to be able to do streaming and podcasts while gaming without a whine in the background) that can handle all pretty much anything I throw at it, from gaming to some editing work in Premiere Pro.

I also want low/no maintenance when it comes to the liquid cooling, like I have with my current Slade.

Usage: Gaming/Podcasts, Streaming/Video Editing, Photoshop, VR (Rift)

Primary games I'm playing at EVE Online, PUBG, the usual FPS and Skyrim/Fallout, and Oculus Rift games

Currently running 3 4k UHD monitors (SAMSUNG U28E590D, 3840 x 2160)

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Chassis Model: Corsair Carbide Quiet 600Q
Processor: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-Core) (Boost Up to 4.0 GHz)
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X399-A (AMD X399 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 64GB DDR4 3000MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 1000W Corsair HX1000i (Digitally Controlled Power)

Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (3TB Seagate / Toshiba)

Graphics / Multimedia
Graphics Card(s): 2x SLI Dual (GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)

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Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans

Let me know if I'm overdoing it in places or if there are things I'm missing/don't need.

Thanks for the advice all!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2018 at 8:56pm
Nice high-ender!

You might consider backing off on the RAM. I think 32GB will handle your use, and RAM is very expensive right now. High end of the cycle. You might occasionally dip into the second 32 GB, but is it worth $468?

Recommend the 512 GB Samsung 960 Pro for it's superior quality and 5 year warranty.

Also the Corsair H110i for the same reasons. Bigger radiator, and DS branded is whatever warranty you get (max 3 years for extra cash). It's not a schlock unit, but it doesn't carry the maker's warranty.

We don't recommend overclocking the video cards. In SLI you won't notice much in performance, but your temps will go higher, the cards fans will run more often, and the case environment will be hotter.

You could consider WIN Pro, and maybe extend your warranty. Saving on the RAM will get you the upgrades you want.

Just my 2cents.
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  Quote deltaxi65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2018 at 8:06am
Excellent - I'll make those adjustments.
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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2018 at 11:32am
I wouldn't label it high end without an M.2 NVMe drive. It's at least 5x faster than the normal SSD. The performance gap is similar to SATA 3 regular HD and regular SSD. Can't imagine anyone spending 6k on a system and leaving this out.

I don't see a lot of vents/fans on the case. Is it going to be cool enough supporting 2 1080 tis?
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2018 at 10:20pm
@Alci: OP's original build has a DS branded M.2, and the 512 Samsung 960 Pro is an M.2 also for the primary drive. We recommend that one if the budget allows for its quality and 5 year warranty from Samsung.

Your point is absolutely valid. Sorry if using a bit of shorthand left you wondering.

The vents are hidden, and I believe there will be five 120mm fans total including the radiator. Two front, two top and one in the back, plus whatever the power supply has. The Slade's been around since about 2012. Originally it was a Corsair 550 D. It may be a different model by now, but essentially the same.

(Actually, I just saw the OP ID'd it as a corsair 600Q. Still seems it'll have 5 fans.)

Edited by Cretae - 08 May 2018 at 10:39pm
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2018 at 1:57am
The DS m.2 and Samsung 960 Pro are both m.2 but not the same interface.    M.2 is the form factor and look the same except the interface plug, but speed on NVME is many times faster. The DS m.2 still uses the same SATA interface as a regular SSD.   The 960 Pro uses PCIE.     

If budget allows, the NVME drive offers the speed, warranty and known unit over the DS branded.     Both are plenty fast, and some will see little difference in real world.


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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2018 at 7:12am
Well I'll be dadgummed! I did not know this.
You da man, bprat22. All the more reason to recommend the Samsung Pro.
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  Quote deltaxi65 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2018 at 5:57pm
I swapped it in - I'll take the extra speed any day of the week.
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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 May 2018 at 6:24am
Ok now I'm jealous. :) It's ridiculous how much faster these NVMe drives are. 
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