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First Time Build, Take 2

Post Date: 2020-01-28

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    Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 6:34pm
Based on some great feedback I received from you folks I tweaked my build to hopefully fill in some of the holes an still stay within my budget. If you have a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Specifically if I am overlooking something obvious. Thx again.


Budget:
$3k


Specifications:
Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 2848285          
     
System Configuration:
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: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (Wi-Fi) (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 / EVGA (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 (2TB 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 2070 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: 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
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: Microsoft Office 2019 Home & Student (PC Attach Key PKC Only, No Pre-install)
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 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 HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 7:23pm
Looks like a very solid Lumos gaming build.    
One thing I would change....
I think for just $30 more it’s well worth moving up to the larger Corsair H115i 280 mm cooler.    
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  Quote gavink Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 7:25pm
Thanks, HockeyBuck. I appreciate the feedback.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Jan 2020 at 4:00am
It's excellent. You will have a fine experience with this build. The one thing you might consider besides HB's tip is to save some hefty $ by buying your 2TB SSD, and installing it yourself. That's not something everyone might want to dive into, but if you'd be up for it, the savings are worthwhile. It's an easy install
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  Quote gavink Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Jan 2020 at 8:00pm
Trigger pulled. I'm very thankful for you guys giving feedback. I'll be sure to check back in.
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Jan 2020 at 12:22am
Originally posted by gavink

Trigger pulled. I'm very thankful for you guys giving feedback. I'll be sure to check back in.


Nice and congrats!!   

Now to get that "Verified Customer" badge simply make certain that your ordering email address and your forum's email address are exactly the same (case sensitive, like a password).

Best of luck and now the hard part... waiting.
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  Quote Diesel Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Feb 2020 at 11:06am
Nice build. Snooping around about to pull the trigger AGAIN.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Feb 2020 at 3:47pm
Originally posted by Diesel

Nice build. Snooping around about to pull the trigger AGAIN.


Welcome back Diesel... You did well to last so long...lol.   
Think you will find SLI (now called NV-Link) less necessary now with the current strong NVidia RTX GPU's.   You will also find RAM prices very low, so have fun with your new build shopping!


Edited by HockeyBuck - 16 Feb 2020 at 4:35pm
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  Quote gavink Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Feb 2020 at 5:15pm
Originally posted by Diesel

Nice build. Snooping around about to pull the trigger AGAIN.


Thx for checking in, Diesel. I'm still waiting (as Snaike said, that's the hard part so far) but I look forward to being able to share my experience here with others. To your compliment, I do feel like I put together a solid build without jumping to a another significant price point. I look forward to being back here with some real feedback. Good luck on your build.
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