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    Posted: 20 Jun 2019 at 6:12pm
So, it's been a very long time since I've been serious about pc gaming and building. Obviously its changed a bit in 15 years lol. Anyway the other day i took a leap and dropped a pretty penny on a desktop and was hoping i did a decent job. Anyway, looking for some feedback on the build i ordered. Thanks :)

Also, im not sure, but i think by ordering the wireless option screwed me on a lan port. Any idea?


Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
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: ASUS Prime Z390-P (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support) 
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
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: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: Wireless - USB Dongle (Supports 802.11AC) (Dual Band) 
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB (VR Ready) 
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 1: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Single 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: - No Thanks
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: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability 
OS Boost: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial 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)

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  Quote SnowandSand Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jun 2019 at 7:21pm
Originally posted by B0bDyzzle

So, it's been a very long time since I've been serious about pc gaming and building. Obviously its changed a bit in 15 years lol. Anyway the other day i took a leap and dropped a pretty penny on a desktop and was hoping i did a decent job. Anyway, looking for some feedback on the build i ordered. Thanks :)

Also, im not sure, but i think by ordering the wireless option screwed me on a lan port. Any idea?


Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
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: ASUS Prime Z390-P (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support) 
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
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: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: Wireless - USB Dongle (Supports 802.11AC) (Dual Band) 
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB (VR Ready) 
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 1: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Single 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: - No Thanks
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: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability 
OS Boost: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial 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)


Couple of things, first That is a nice setup. Second what resolution will you be gaming at? That will drive which graphics card you choose. Also personally I would change the cooler to the Corsair H100i(240mm AIO) for the extra cooling on the chip and Corsairs longer warranty.
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  Quote B0bDyzzle Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jun 2019 at 8:04pm
Planning on gaming at 1440. And yeah, i overlooked the cooling when i sent in the build. I wonder how hard it would be to have them upgrade it? I imagine it would be painless. I'll write them now and ask about it. Still in stage one. Was going to let it just ride but now the one thing i was second guessing is the one thing that was pointed out, i might as well just do it lmao
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  Quote SnowandSand Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jun 2019 at 9:44pm
Which 1440? For instance I game on an Ultrawide at 3440x1440 vs 2560x1440(which most people call 2k). There is a pretty significant difference on the hit the GPU takes between the two. I would look at maybe dropping to the I7 9700K( if you aren't streaming etc and don't need the extra threads) and put the money save to at least a 2060 0r 2070. Really depends on what your budget can handle.

Also depends on what frame rate you are trying to hit, for instance my 2080ti FTW3 Ultra in my current build(not the one in my signature) averages just over 100FPS in Forza Horizon 4 on Ultra settings.
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  Quote B0bDyzzle Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jun 2019 at 4:11am
Ok, i appreciate the input. I was trying to set myself up for future uogrades with the processor. But 2k display. Maybe ill go ahead and just have them upgrade the gpu and of course the cooling. I wouldnt mind spending another 500 or so.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jun 2019 at 4:58am
If this rig is for gaming, you've put the emphasis on the wrong parts for performance that will make you happy. You need to drop back to the i7 9700K like SnowandSand suggests, and drop the 32GB of RAM down to 16, if you need it for the budget.

My concerns:
That's a very weak mobo esp. for a 9900K. The ROG Strix is the pick.
You can save a bit on the 750W PSU
Your primary drive is a SATA device instead of the 5x faster NVMe which uses the Pcie bus.
At 1440p, your video pick is going to chug right out of the box.
Then the cooling as mentioned.
Don't advise OC-ing GPUs.

At your price point, You would do much better FOR GAMING with the Lynx Level 4. You would at least have the GPU you want for very solid play at 1440p. the RTX 2070 is THE price/performance pick.

If you want the best parts list near your budget, check out this build:

Config ID 2435152

Gets you out the door at $2241 ($200 discount, with free shipping). The SSD is the smaller model, but will let you put your OS and all your productivity/upkeep type software on a super fast drive. That's really the only compromise of any note on price. All the other picks are the name brand high warranty parts we usually recommend for custom builds.

In stage one, DS will welcome you changing anything you want. Your happiness is paramount!

The config you created was completely centered on number crunching when the heart of gaming performance starts and ends with the GPU.

Hope it helps.

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  Quote B0bDyzzle Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jun 2019 at 5:27am
That actually looks like a really good build. And it makes more sense. I appreciate the help. Digital storm is going to be annoyed with me lol. This will be the second time i change my whole setup. Thanks for the help guys!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2019 at 4:03am
Happy to help!

With Ds, customer satisfaction is very high priority, so they know you have to have the system you really want to get there. Let us know how it goes for you.
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  Quote B0bDyzzle Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Jun 2019 at 9:05am
I called and told them i wanted to start over for the 3rd time lmao. The lady was like, i thought i recognized that name from the last time you canceled your order. We had a good laugh and i put in a new order. Your build actually worked perfect too. I added a few things and got a discount because it was over 3k. Ended up being about $50 more than my last build without a discount. So more bang for my buck. Thanks for the help!
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