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  Quote Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: First build w/DS... no more apples for me!!!
    Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 10:03pm
Budget:
$3000-$4000

Expectations:
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Usage:
[Work - Graphic Design]

Special Needs:
Run Photoshop, Illustrator, Designer Pro X
Edit Videos and Photos

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Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
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: - No Thanks
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 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H100i PRO - 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 - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
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: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: 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, Ship Within 20-25 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 Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 10:04pm
Thank you!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 10:38pm
Looks like you know just how to build what you want. Wouldn't hurt to bump up to the H115i PRO cooler just for the extra, but it's not totally necessary, if you have a reason for the smaller radiator. Otherwise, good job!
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2019 at 12:36am
I agree with Cretae on the larger Corsair cooler suggestion...

You are missing an opportunity to Overclock that excellent K Class processor free for Stage 1 or just $99 for Stage 2.   Intel makes the K and X class processors to be fully Overclocked, and DS has a decade of experience to safely Overclock the CPU.   Get all the performance you are actually paying for from the I9-9900K...
You will have sufficient cooling if you use the larger Corsair H115i Pro 280 mm cooler.   Photo editing is CPU intensive and RAM centric work....it will help overall performance.

Everything else looks like strong build choices.   Well done.   
You came to the right place to get a great DS build and you won't regret it!   I've ordered 4 DS rigs since 2011...all going strong.


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  Quote Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2019 at 6:23am
thank you for you input!
I bought this build yesterday...
I didnt know about this forum that I could post my build...
def want to see if i can upgrade... i'll contact DS later today and see if they can add the bigger cooler/fans


again big thanks for you time and input!
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  Quote Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2019 at 6:34am
thank you for you input!
I really don't know too much about "overclocking"
I talked to a Sales Manager and he suggested not to overclock.
I told him this is a work computer... and i was looking for more of a "Stable Computer." but I will ask again.

when you "OverClock"....
am i getting full performance all the time or only when my design programs demand performance?(im confused on this whole over clocking)

i'm going to have to do a little research and ask some more questions.   


again big thanks for you time and input!
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  Quote Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2019 at 6:41am
Originally posted by HockeyBuck

I've ordered 4 DS rigs since 2011...all going strong.



That's AWESOME!



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Edited by Snaike - 18 Sep 2019 at 8:08am
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2019 at 9:02am
Glad you found it helpful sir!   

Doesn’t really matter if the rig is for work or not... You are buying a K class processor that was designed by Intel to be Overclocked to reach peak performance.   When you do not Overclock that processor, you are leaving a lot of performance untapped.    I hate seeing that extra CPU. potential go to waste!    Yes, if you let DS Overclock your CPU...you simply get the maximum Intel engineered CPU performance all of the time.   As long as sufficient cooling is present, it’s perfectly safe.   DS knows Overclocking and your new rig will be thoroughly stress tested at full load to make certain it runs perfectly before it ships to you.
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  Quote Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2019 at 8:47pm
Originally posted by HockeyBuck

Glad you found it helpful sir!   



I talked to John and Sam at DS and both took the time to explain "OVERCLOCKING" I did upgrade my build to the...
larger Corsair H115i Pro 280 mm cooler + Stage 1


this is a very helpful professional forum!

thank you again for everyone's time, suggestions and patients!





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  Quote Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2019 at 8:50pm
here's the new updated build...

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
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: - No Thanks
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 SUPER 8GB (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: Exotic Cable Management - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
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: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: 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, Ship Within 20-25 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 HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2019 at 9:26pm
Well done Funnel-Designs!   Your editing work should be a LOT more enjoyable now using this well equipped build, and (wink) after the work is all done...you will have to try some gaming on this rig to see how well this rig can fly!

Now for the hardest part....the wait...lol.   It will be worth it!


Hopefully DS will install your 32 GB RAM as a 2 X 16 GB kit.... That would leave 2 open RAM slots for you to easily just add more RAM if you find the need for your professional editing work in future.   
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  Quote Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2019 at 9:35pm
Originally posted by HockeyBuck

   

Now for the hardest part....the wait...lol.


too funny!



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Edited by Snaike - 18 Sep 2019 at 8:09am
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Sep 2019 at 3:21am
Excellent choices. You will be very pleased.
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  Quote Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Sep 2019 at 12:30pm
can you please tell me...
with new build...
Can I hook up wireless....

Keyboard
Mouse
Game Controllers

Everything I have now on my MacPro is all wired.

What does the wireless devices run off of or how do they connect to the computer?

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Normally battery powered wireless devices like mouse or keyboard use a small plug in USB dongle that handles comms between pc and the peripheral device.   You should know that in gaming, reaction speed being considered kind of crucial, wired is always going to be faster and more dependable than wireless.    

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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Sep 2019 at 1:47am
I've gone down the "wireless" route only to find that chasing batteries, etc, was just not worth the time to me. So, I'm wired with one exception.... My XBone controller. I tend to grab that with both hands and, as "she who must be obeyed" has noticed and brought to my attention rather vocally, swing my hands and arms all around like the position of the controller matters.

But the mouse and keyboard can sit in one spot and wired/wireless is really not a concern.   
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quote: Hopefully DS will install your 32 GB RAM as a 2 X 16 GB kit....

after thinking about this... I upgraded to 64GB!...lol I had DS install it. adding this pushed me over to $4008... but that was good because I saved $400



I was stuck in STAGE 2 because the standard cases were back-ordered... DS HOOKED me up with an upgrade White Case. It's actually the one i wanted but did want to pay for it.

My computer shipped! Should have it next week (thursday)

QUESTION: Do you know what type, how many, what size SSDs my computer can hold? I ordered...1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS.

3 SSDs?

Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
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  Quote Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2019 at 8:02pm
thank you.

i can hook up an XBox 1 Controller to this computer?

can you recommend a monitor for graphic design... then games.

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Lol...now you have all the RAM you will ever need in that cool white Velox !   Glad it’s on the way...

Your MSI motherboard can handle two M.2 NVME SSD ....these plug into ports right on the board.    About half the size of a pocket comb, they lay flat & plug in on one end and one screw holds down the other end.    (so you can add one additional m.2 NVME SSD...)

That mobo has six total SATA III open ports for hard drives or SATA III SSD.     Your Velox case places those flat on the back side of the case.
Your DS Velox case info says there is room back there for :...all 6 to be normal size 2.5” SATA III SSD, or for a combination of 2x SATA III SSD and a max of 3x traditional 3.5” SATA III Hard drives.

About X-Box controllers...I don’t do console gaming, but my forum pal Snaike above mentioned his is a wireless X-Box controller so I think yes you can...lol.

Monitors....For graphic design you will need IPS type monitors for best accurate color quality and best coverage of the Adobe color spectrum.
For gaming you should pick a NVidia G-Sync tested and approved IPS monitor from NVidia’s approved list on heir website.   Dell, Asus and maybe LG can be good for both your pro and gaming needs.   See the linked list below....sort list by IPS.   The 27” Asus PG279Q IPS 2560 x 1440P 160 Hz G-Sync panel is well regarded here, and the 34” Dell Alienware AW3418DW   IPS 3440 x 1440P 120 Hz G-Sync curvy panel is also a top choice.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/specs/




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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2019 at 11:52pm
Originally posted by Funnel-Designs

thank you.

i can hook up an XBox 1 Controller to this computer?



Absolutely. Wireless controllers come with a USB adapter. Simply plug it in and sync the controller with the adapter and you're golden. I can't imagine playing Rocket League or Wreckfest on a keyboard...

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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Nov 2019 at 1:47am
Originally posted by Snaike

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I tend to grab that with both hands and, as "she who must be obeyed" has noticed and brought to my attention rather vocally, swing my hands and arms all around like the position of the controller matters..............................

 



LOL

Whoa the position doesn't matter? Big%20Smile


Oops
@Funnel-Designs:Did not intentionally mean to hijack the thread and really, what can I Im%20with%20Stupidadd since HockeyBuck and Cretae have you covered! Strong
I'm just senile.Confused


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Congrats, Funnel-Designs!
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thank you for all your help and suggestions. what about these monitors. these are flat monitors(i really dont like curved)

ASUS:
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-PA32UC-Monitor-Thunderbolt-Dimming/dp/B07PBCVVH8/

https://www.amazon.com/Swift-PG27UQ-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B07F1VGGLK/


Samsung:
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-U32H850UMN-Desktop-3840X2160-Warranty/dp/B071Y6SWGT/


Dell:
https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-ultrasharp-32-ultra-hd-4k-monitor-with-premiercolor-up3216q/apd/210-AFLN/monitors-monitor-accessories


thank you in advanced!





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The Asus Swift-PG27UQ. 27” IPS G-SYNC 4K would be the best choice with G-Sync hardware on board and the best overall choice for color gamut

If you don’t require 4K, the Asus PG279Q 27” IPS 2K/1440P G-Sync is an excellent choice as well.
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  Quote Funnel-Designs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Nov 2019 at 12:06pm
thanks for the quick reply!

i got my computer last week but still have not plugged it in because i dont have a monitor...lol!

i thought i could use my Apple monitor but, i cant.

i picked up the other Samsung Evo 970 plus, a new corsair mouse and the k95 keyboard.

now i just have to pick a monitor.

this is on sale...
PG279Q 27” IPS 2K/1440P G-Sync $499
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Yup....A very well regarded IPS quality G-Sync 1440P panel with users here on the forum.   Avoid the newer Asus (2019) PG279 QZ model...it uses edge backlighting leds....the original Q model has better local dimming led backlighting.   
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I can't find where you are seeing that monitor for $499. It's a $700 monitor that began life at $800 that rarely dips by much. Be sure of your seller, and jump on it at this price. It's an excellent monitor.

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$604 on amazon at the moment...
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