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Post Date: 2019-02-24

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  Quote Pherzhus Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Feedback on Lumos build!
    Posted: 24 Feb 2019 at 10:43pm
I would welcome any feedback on this Lumos build! It is pretty pricey, which is fine but in a perfect world I would like to keep it between $3600-$3800. I am planning on just gaming, nothing else.

More specific questions:

Is it worth upgrading to this motherboard instead of just the default Lumos one?

Is the OS boost worth it?

Noise suppression worth it?

Probably don't need 850w power supply, could possibly go to 750w.

TIA for any feedback!

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K (4.9 GHz Turbo) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (RGB Light Bar)
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)
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 2080 Ti 11GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm 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: Exotic Cable Management - Black - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Thermaltake Riing Plus (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: Noise Suppression Package Stage 1 (Optimized Airflow & Fan Speeds Only)
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: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system

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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2019 at 12:51am
Hi Pherzhus,
That is a very nice system and the strongest video card out right now.
As you suspect, the Noise Suppression Package is not needed, nor is the OS Boost. I would also suggest that you change the Storage Set 1 to a NVM Express. The one you have listed is a SATA drive and the faster NVM Express is PCIE (the M.2 is just the form factor).
The configuration gurus will chime in with more comments/suggestions. Enjoy.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2019 at 1:45am
Welcome to the forum Pherzhus!

Hose has given his usual excellent advice here...like he said skip noise suppression and OS boost...not necessary at all.   Definitely replace drive1 with a m.2 NVME Samsung Evo 970 1tb....much faster.

Solid cpu, Asus Strix mobo, Corsair RAM and PSU.
I would suggest you switch to the more solid Corsair 240mm or 280mm AIO cooler, as it offers a longer warranty than the DS model. While you are at it, I’d suggest at least a free Stage 1 overclock on the excellent i7-9700k cpu as K processors are made to be overclocked, and you do have the cooling. Very strong build!   

Haven’t yet seen pics of a Lumos using the Thermaltake Riing RGB fans...so do share pics when this rig gets there.

Edited by HockeyBuck - 25 Feb 2019 at 1:50am
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2019 at 5:44am
+1

I think the longer warranties are worth the investment. The OS "boost" used to be a thing when we had just one or two GB of RAM, and Windows took a bunch. No issue at 16 GB.
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  Quote Pherzhus Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2019 at 2:03pm
Thanks for the feedback!

- Changed SSD per recommendation
- Changed cooling to Corsair 240mm
- Removed OS boost and noise suppression
- Added stage 1 overclock (this makes me nervous but I
guess it shouldn't? How important is it?)

Would love some feedback on the fan choices, I am definitely leaning toward the Corsair LL RBG (Software), the Thermaltake Riing ones apparently have garbage software. HockeyBuck, you can see the Riing ones in action this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsr3KvbCAHw
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2019 at 2:29pm
Good changes you have made...strong build!

Getting the most performance out of the extra $$ you spend for any Intel K class cpu means running it overclocked all the time...not just when turbo kicks in and out.   They are designed for the extra load, and your dependable Corsair AIO 240mm cooler will keep cpu temps nice and chilly.   No worries there.

My recent Lumos build for my son has the Corsair LL fans, and air performance is excellent...while the RGB effects from two rings of addressable RGB led’s are pretty wild.   The iCue software seems
very easy to use, and controls your RGB ram plus Corsair RGB keyboard or mouse you may have.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Feb 2019 at 2:05am
 
Awesome
No worries with the oc. Its minimal and you can always go back to stock. (default)
Keep us posted. Big%20Smile
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