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Post Date: 2020-08-02

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    Posted: 02 Aug 2020 at 9:22am
Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-10700K (5.1 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.8 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z490-P / MSI Z490-A Pro (Intel Z490 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Corsair / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold) <br><strong></strong>
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (512GB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express) <br><strong></strong>
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
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 2060 6GB (VR Ready) <br><strong></strong>
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 1: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Single Fan) (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: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
Boost Processor: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
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 Home (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: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, 6 Week Ship Estimate After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)

I'm going to use this primarily for gaming, and just in 1080p. I've scoured these forums, and have tried to go with the consensus on components. Please feel free to lend your expertise if you feel like I'm missing something here. Thanks in advance.
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  Quote John18 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Aug 2020 at 3:23pm
I would go with the Stage 2 CPU Cooler, the free Stage 1 overclock on the CPU and also go to Windows Professional. (I always recommend that so you can better control Windows Updates and Windows Feature updates.)

The CPU cooler upgrade is $40.00 and the Windows Professional upgrade is $45.00. If money is very tight you can downgrade to the 600W power supply that will save $105.00, but I personally like having extra headroom the 850W allows.

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  Quote BlackCloud1412 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Aug 2020 at 3:59pm
Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 3:38am
Well done.

You could compare the mobo to the Asus Tuf to see if there's anything you'd prefer. $45 difference.
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  Quote BlackCloud1412 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 4:58am
I did actually change to the ASUS TUF when I ordered it. I am going to request the changes by John18 be made as well. Thanks to both of you by the way. I've probably read the last two months worth of posts by you two. Very helpful.
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