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Post Date: 2019-11-08

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    Posted: 08 Nov 2019 at 9:30am
Budget:
Doing my best to keep the out the door cost to $5,000

Expectations:
1 BenQ Gaming monitor, nothing fancy surrounding the Rig. I want to turn my computer on, download any game, put it to the highest settings i can and then smile. BSOD not my preference

Usage:
Mostly gaming, Excited about the new Flight sim 2020 which I want to play no problem on max settings. Then mostly latest FPS, CS, Battlefields, etc... No work use at all outside of basic things like Microsoft office, email.

Bottom line:
Looking for a rig that keeps me going for a good amount of time. Coming from a 7 year old alienware Auroa that has treated me very well, but is asking to be put to rest soon.

Any and all suggestions I'm open too, Thank you in advance!

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Aventum X
Exterior Finish: Black Metallic Matte 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: 1000W Digital Storm Performance Series (Fully Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (512GB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD (1TB Samsung 860 EVO)
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: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (1x Graphics Card + CPU)
HydroLux Tubing Style: Flexible Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
HydroLux Fluid Color: Clear Fluid + Clear Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Exotic Cable Management - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Corsair LL Series (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects) (14 Fans Total)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: Corsair Commander PRO Management Control Board & Software (3x Boards)
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: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)

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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Nov 2019 at 10:51am
Welcome to the forum Tex!

Nice build.   Aventum X is simply the best Overclock & water cool everything case on the planet.   Couple suggestions...

For $99,   Stage 2 Overclock the excellent I9-9900K 8 core 16 thread CPU.    Intel designed the K and X class processors to be fully OC for max performance you are already paying for.    Stage 2 will get it all for you to use.    You have world class cooling in Aventum 3 built in radiators.    Hate to see CPU potential left unused!

Motherboard....A stronger Overclockers mobo for its power handling is the ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) .   I think a far better board more appropriate for an all OC Aventum X rig.    You also get a Q-code screen for diagnosing any errors, more fan headers...a full feature laden board.

PSU... The DS branded parts only carry the 1 yr parts warranty.   
The Corsair 850W PSU is Gold Efficiency and has a 5 yr Corsair warranty and is enough power for 1 x Ti.    
I suggest you use my fav Corsair AX1200i Modular Digital Platinum Efficiency PSU as it has a 10 yr Corsair warranty.    I have one and it’s been excellent.    Plenty of power if you ever add a 2nd RTX 2080 Ti...

See what you think.....
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  Quote Tex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Nov 2019 at 11:22am
Originally posted by HockeyBuck

Welcome to the forum Tex!

Nice build.   Aventum X is simply the best Overclock & water cool everything case on the planet.   Couple suggestions...

For $99,   Stage 2 Overclock the excellent I9-9900K 8 core 16 thread CPU.    Intel designed the K and X class processors to be fully OC for max performance you are already paying for.    Stage 2 will get it all for you to use.    You have world class cooling in Aventum 3 built in radiators.    Hate to see CPU potential left unused!

Motherboard....A stronger Overclockers mobo for its power handling is the ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) .   I think a far better board more appropriate for an all OC Aventum X rig.    You also get a Q-code screen for diagnosing any errors, more fan headers...a full feature laden board.

PSU... The DS branded parts only carry the 1 yr parts warranty.   
The Corsair 850W PSU is Gold Efficiency and has a 5 yr Corsair warranty and is enough power for 1 x Ti.    
I suggest you use my fav Corsair AX1200i Modular Digital Platinum Efficiency PSU as it has a 10 yr Corsair warranty.    I have one and it’s been excellent.    Plenty of power if you ever add a 2nd RTX 2080 Ti...

See what you think.....


Thank you for your input!. Funny you mention the motherboard. I actually started with the ROG then did some reading and went back "down" to the carbon. I dont mind throwing that back on.

For the additional overclocking, will that not hurt the longevity of the 9900 or is that a fallacy?

I knew the power suggestion was coming for that exact reason as it seems to be a common suggestion. I will look into that more as i thought that would be a decent place to save. But 10x warranty is helpful.   

Would the 850w be any trouble with this build? I dont see me making changes or additions in the future, im not that type of person. I usually just run the rig for a LONG time then upgrade everything and start over

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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Nov 2019 at 12:04pm
Your mobo hosts the whole build, everything flows through the board, so it’s the foundation...and you want the best power handling and stability. It’s a much better board for Overclocking, and more features is a plus as well.   A Q-Code Reader screen on the board in particular can cut to the chase if any problems crop up...it’s a diagnostic code that tells you what’s causing the error.   Big time saver only found on the top end mobos.

Your K Class CPU was engineered by Intel themselves to be fully Overclocked with proper cooling, you certainly will never see a better case for cooling, and DS has a decade of experience building Overclocked high end rigs.    That DS experience with Overclocking is key in knowing where best to stop on your individual processor Overclock for best long term stability in your build.    In Aventum X that will mean the best possible highest frequency because you have such amazing cooling in that case!    My Overclocked DS rig from 2011 is still running strong in use 24/7...no problems.    It’s quite safe, and DS will be there to help for lifetime Support of the rig if you ever need it.

The Corsair 850W PSU would be fine to run the build as equipped, but if you ever decide to add a 2nd RTX 2080 Ti you would want more headroom of the 1200 W.   The better Corsair warranty by + five years should tell the tale in comparing the two units...it’s built from that much better components and it’s digital controlled and highest Platinum Efficiency.   If it’s longevity you value, then you want the AX1200i and you’ll never need another PSU.

Either way you are going to have a beast of a DS rig here Tex....

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  Quote Tex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Nov 2019 at 12:44pm
Originally posted by HockeyBuck

Your mobo hosts the whole build, everything flows through the board, so it’s the foundation...and you want the best power handling and stability. It’s a much better board for Overclocking, and more features is a plus as well.   A Q-Code Reader screen on the board in particular can cut to the chase if any problems crop up...it’s a diagnostic code that tells you what’s causing the error.   Big time saver only found on the top end mobos.

Your K Class CPU was engineered by Intel themselves to be fully Overclocked with proper cooling, you certainly will never see a better case for cooling, and DS has a decade of experience building Overclocked high end rigs.    That DS experience with Overclocking is key in knowing where best to stop on your individual processor Overclock for best long term stability in your build.    In Aventum X that will mean the best possible highest frequency because you have such amazing cooling in that case!    My Overclocked DS rig from 2011 is still running strong in use 24/7...no problems.    It’s quite safe, and DS will be there to help for lifetime Support of the rig if you ever need it.

The Corsair 850W PSU would be fine to run the build as equipped, but if you ever decide to add a 2nd RTX 2080 Ti you would want more headroom of the 1200 W.   The better Corsair warranty by + five years should tell the tale in comparing the two units...it’s built from that much better components and it’s digital controlled and highest Platinum Efficiency.   If it’s longevity you value, then you want the AX1200i and you’ll never need another PSU.

Either way you are going to have a beast of a DS rig here Tex....



Sounds like great advice, thank you for your time and help!
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  Quote Tex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Today at 8:38am
Also, On a separate note, how often is there a "new" Aventum? When did the Aventum X come out and is their any news of a new one being released any time soon?
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Today at 10:26am
The X model I think came out about 2018 .. replaced the metal side panels with glass.    No idea when DS plans to tinker with it again.   When something works so well, you kinda hope they don’t mess with success...lol.   
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