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Post Date: 2020-01-14

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    Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 10:15am
I am looking to upgrade my 2009 era DS desktop. I have made some upgrades (RAM & GPU) but I think it is time to start fresh. I am not a computer tech savvy as I was back in 2009, even then I was an amateur. I have no clue what I am doing.

I was looking at the Velox or Lumos.

(Also is the i9-10980XE worth it?)

$2500 to $3000-ish

Surround (3 Monitor Setup) - High/Ultra settings 60 FPS (even if just on one)

Gaming mostly, occasional Photoshop use

Special Needs:
- I would like to reuse my GPU, which is a Nvidia 1070, if possible. I was thinking of getting a second one for SLI/Bridging. Would I be better off upgrading?
- I will also be reusing my two SSDs (1TB Samsung 860) as extra storage.
- I can shut off the fan/other lighting.

Saved Ticket #: 2828056

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: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices) <br><strong></strong>
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: - No Thanks
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 - No Thanks
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 LL Series (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects)
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores
Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (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 Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jan 2020 at 4:01am
You don't want to pass up an upgrade to the Corsair Vengeance RAM for $71. The warranty is Lifetime.

Same with the primary drive you have selected. The DS part is SATA. Move up to a Samsung M.2 NVMe, and your primary drive runs off the PCIe bus for 5X the speed! This is a great help for overall response, and when it comes to running all those system scans on your primary drive for malware and viruses, etc. I recommend the PRO, the PLUS is a bit newer and a bit faster, but you'd never see the difference for the extra $. The M.2 is a slot on the mobo itself the NVMe plugs into, no cables.

The rest of the build is aces IMO. The 10980 XE would sacrifice gamer speed for raw CPU overkill you'd never need.

The days of SLI are over now, I think. The game designers think so, and even fewer games than ever have any coding to take advantage. Sometimes games will even slow down. A better course for you is to go with your 1070 until the latest generation of Nvidia cards come out fairly soon. It is more likely than not that the 2070 SUPER equivalent will be even more powerful at around the same price point. Pretty exciting prospect as the 2070 runs 1440p just fine as is.

Hope it helps.
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