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    Posted: 06 Sep 2019 at 9:39pm
Hi, I am interested on input on the following specifications. I would appreciate your comments!
Thanks

Budget:
between 4 and 5K

Expectations:
Excellent graphics, adequate storage, excellent sound capabiliteis

Usage:
Straightforward video editing (Corel VideoStudio)
photo editing
offline gaming (via Steam)
online music courses (Truefire)
music composition (I am a guitar-player/songwriter)
writing (novel)

Special Needs:
Videos and music takes up a bit of space

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Specifications:
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 Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: External USB - Blu-Ray Writer & Player (Blu-Ray 6x) & DVD/CD Writer
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Storage Set 3: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi) <br><strong></strong>
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: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (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: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes) <br><strong></strong>
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores <br><strong></strong>
Boost Graphics Card(s): Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability <br><strong></strong>
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: 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: Digital Storm Premium Mouse Pad (Standard Size) (Stitched Edges)
Display: ASUS 27 inch MG278Q (G-SYNC) (144Hz Refresh) (1ms Response) (2560x1440)
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: Corsair VOID PRO RGB (Wireless) Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Keyboard: Digital Storm MasterKeys Lite Bundle (RGB) Keyboard & Mouse
Mouse: Steam Big Picture Gaming Package: Includes Wireless Xbox 360 Controller
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 15-20 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)

Edited by thebigbaboo - 06 Sep 2019 at 9:42pm
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2019 at 6:09am
For $11, get the Corsair Vengeance RAM (or Dominator for $43!) and your RAM will be warranted for 5 years vs 1. All the DS branded parts are warranted only for the warranty period you select (standard is 1 year parts). They are not cheapies, but they are less expensive primarily because there's no Brand Name warranty.

You want the Samsung 970 PRO or the 970 Plus NVMe for drive one for the same reason, but also they are ~5x faster than the Digital Storm which is a SATA drive, not NVMe. Of the two, the Plus is newer, but you would not notice the difference in performance, because they are both really fast.

I know you need lots of storage. You might want to consider the 3TB HDDs for only $23 more each.

The RTX 2080 SUPER will do an excellent job powering your monitor.

You want one of the Corsair coolers for the same warranty coverage as above. The H115i will be best for overclocking, but the H100i is good too.

The GPU is plenty fast already, and the extra heat and stress from the mild overclock doesn't net much performance worth the chance you might shorten the lifespan.

Since you're a musician, you might want to do a little research on those headphones. I don't know much, but I do know that many times a gaming headset performs poorly at music reproduction.

You might consider a case fans upgrade, and a level 2 overclock if they're in the budget. I'd highly recommend the H115i cooler for the oc upgrade.

Hope it helps.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2019 at 10:34am
Agree with Cretae on the tweaks to the build suggested.    

If you are working on music, you probably won’t find a gaming headset that is accurate enough or high enough quality for music work.    Plan on also finding some serious studio ears by Sennheiser, Sony, Fostex, Shure, AKG....etc.   

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  Quote thebigbaboo Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2019 at 12:41pm
Thank you Cretae. I believe I will go with all your suggestions.
I appreciate your taking your own time to help me out!
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Thanks HockeyBuck!
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Any thoughts on upgrading to a Sound Blaster Audio card?
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2019 at 1:25pm
Sure... Add on sound cards are not needed at all these days. The quality you need is there right on the motherboard.

Your MSI motherboard has the excellent Realtek ALC1220P-VB2 Codec
with 7:1 High Def sound onboard, and that will serve you well for music and everything else.   You can look that up to see what all it can do for you.   Very common audio codec on most new motherboards of all brands.   
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  Quote thebigbaboo Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2019 at 3:32pm
Thanks again! I plan to order within the next couple of days.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Sep 2019 at 6:26am
Our pleasure. Best of luck to you.
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