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How is my Lumos build?

Post Date: 2019-12-26

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  Quote DarkEnigma06 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: How is my Lumos build?
    Posted: 26 Dec 2019 at 11:12am
Budget: $2,700

Expectations:
Allow Max settings on most games and run cool and quiet. Will most likely purchase 1440P monitor, not concerned with 4K gaming.

Usage:
Gaming, web surfing. I have a laptop I use for work so no office apps needed.

This build hits my budget with the $300 discount. Any other advice or recommendations?

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: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB 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 (512GB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
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 2070 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: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Corsair ML PRO Series (High Static Pressure) (Magnetic Levitation)
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 2: Overclock CPU - Up to 5.1GHz 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)
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 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: 26 Dec 2019 at 12:26pm
Welcome to the forum DarkEnigma06! Congrats on your Verified Customer badge...!

Build looks good.   

If you really want 2K/1440P max game settings in most games, you would probably be better off upgrading to the stronger RTX 2080 Super GPU.   You will play at fairly high settings with the RTX 2070 Super, but not many titles would be at Max settings at 2K, if any.    At 1080P yes you should be at max or ultra settings with the 2070 Super, but not high frame rates at 1440P.

The only other thing I would counsel is that on air cooling alone we usually do not suggest Over locking the video card.   Too much stress and added heat for very little GPU gain.

If you decide on any changes, DS is easy to work with...just contact them soon as possible to minimize any delay.   
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2019 at 5:01am
IMHO you don't have the budget to go for the higher performance of a 2080 SUPER. Fact is, the 2070 SUPER is the price/performance choice at 1440p. It will get you Ultra performance on most of the titles out there with a few exceptions that are generally not well coded for GPU response. The 2080 will struggle a bit on these titles as well, and overall, you are not looking at frame rate differences that justify the extra cost of the card. You're talking ~55% more money for ~15% gain.

The other issue you may wish to consider before you stretch for such a poor return on investment is that we are pretty late in the GPU sales cycle. The next gen of Nvidia cards may be out within the next 6 months, with a total reset on price/performance. Just sayin'.
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  Quote Bob100 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2019 at 9:13am
I received my new Lumos about 2 months ago with a somewhat similar configuration as yours, but with air cooling and 1TB of Samsung 970 Evo Plus. I got the RTX 2070 Super and am quite happy with it. If you do a little Internet research you will find a lot of folks are very satisfied with the 2070 Super and 1440p. My budget was about the same as yours and I could not justify the benefit:cost performance of going to the 2080 series. I am sure it is a good performing card, but for my purposes it wasn't that great a gain for the price difference.

BTW, you are going to love that Lumos case - a beautiful design that really showcases RGB lighting. Also, those ML fans are virtually silent.

Edited by Bob100 - 27 Dec 2019 at 9:18am
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Dec 2019 at 2:23pm
Lol...I think it’s great that folks with the 2070 Super are so happy with their choice.   
Just the same, about 15% better performance IS in fact available with the RTX 2080 Super if desired.   It’s up to each customer to decide what’s best for their use...and if the GPU choice should exceed your needs...then all the better...lol.    Cheers!
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  Quote DarkEnigma06 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Dec 2019 at 8:22am
Thank you all for the feedback. Personally I do not see the 15% increase to the 2080 Super worth the extra cost. Looking at benchmarks I feel the 2070 Super more than meets my current needs and I will lower a few game graphic settings as needed, and I will potentially upgrade in a few years if I feel the card is not holding up. But it is a huge jump from my current laptop which I built 6 years ago, so I should be more than impressed. I feel the rest of my Lumos build should hold up for quite some time where I will only need to upgrade the GPU.

I made the one change with support and decided against overclocking the GPU as I want the system to remain as quiet and cool as possible. The minimal gain in fps would not be worth it, and I had originally selected the option only because it was no charge.

Now the wait for my computer to arrive!
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Dec 2019 at 1:36pm
Well done!   
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