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Post Date: 2019-11-30

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    Posted: 30 Nov 2019 at 7:49pm
Budget:
Pretty flexible.

Expectations:
Top performing machine with high stability and good longevity. This is to replace a 8-year-old machine that started out high-end and had a few upgrades over the years, and partially replace a newer laptop which was becoming uncomfortably better for many games than the desktop (while still being well behind modern desktops).

Usage:
Gaming, video work, maybe VR in the future?

Special Needs:
I've debated the secondary storage subsystem quite a bit, between a 2TB Samsung 970 EVO, 4TB Samsung 860, and the current 4TB HDD. Having the extra speed really seems like it would be nice in dealing with large intermediate video files, and I'd like it to be somewhere other than my OS drive. I also would like the newer EVO Plus as the OS drive for max responsiveness, and it seems like only the 1TB model is available at DS vs the 2TB model. (To a lesser extent, it would be nice to not have to debate as much which parts of my Steam library to keep on SSD vs HDD.) I could also imagine bumping up the RAM to 64GB to allow for more caching, if that makes better sense.

Saved Ticket #: 2750077

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900KS (5.0 GHz Turbo All Cores) (16-Thread) (8-Core) (Special Edition)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 1200W Corsair HX1200i (Digitally Controlled Power)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (4TB Western Digital - Ultrastar Data Center Edition)
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 RTX 2080 Ti 11GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H115i PRO - 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 LL Series (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU - Up to 5.1GHz on All CPU Cores
Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)
Office: - No Thanks
Mouse Pad: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: Digital Storm Devastator Bundle (RGB) Keyboard & Mouse
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 Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2019 at 4:40am
That is a very powerful build you have there. Not to quibble, but I don't see the need for the 1200W power supply. The 850W is a fairly new part, and has plenty of headroom for your build. (Probably 300-400W)

More RAM will not do much of anything for you, but the 32GB makes sense at today's prices in this rig.

Storage is one of the easiest upgrades you can add yourself, and clearly gets much cheaper when you DIY. It also gets much cheaper per GB when you put off adding until you need it. Drives get faster and cheaper constantly. I would get what you need now, and add more later, if that's not too daunting for you. Check out some online prices and you'll see what I mean.

IMO, you don't want your primary drive to be so large and multi-purpose it's hard to manage. The 1TB NVMe is as high as I'd go. BTW, you can add another NVMe card to that motherboard. When you wish.

Hope it helps!
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  Quote Wowbagger Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2019 at 2:53pm
Fair point. I did have a suspicion that the PSU might be overkill, so I can easily back off on that. Sounds like the rest looks fairly reasonable. Thanks, and let me know if there's any other feedback!
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2019 at 1:37pm
This will be a fast rig.

On your secondary storage, you will be able to easily pop in an additional fast Samsung M.2 NVME SSD in a larger 2 TB size you could use for things like your game files....About half the size of a pocket comb and no cables...it just plugs in on the motherboard and uses one screw to secure down. Watch prices and grab a good deal. Easy max speed storage upgrade.
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  Quote Wowbagger Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2019 at 5:16pm
Thanks! As you can see by the shiny badge, I've pulled the trigger and now get to progress to playing the waiting game. :) (Pretty sure it'll be worth it.)
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2019 at 9:30pm
Congrats on the Verified Customer badge!    I have ordered 4 DS rigs since 2011...including a 2019 Lumos my son uses.   All of them continue to serve 24/7 and never fail to impress.   That’s why most of us are still here on the forum.    DS makes very high quality rigs.

Now for the hard part...the wait...Cheers!   
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Congrats!
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