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Post Date: 2019-07-09

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    Posted: 09 Jul 2019 at 11:43pm
Budget:
Flexible

Expectations:
General gaming system with two monitors. Primary monitor will be for games and will probably be 2160. Secondary monitor will be 1080.

Usage:
Mainly games of various genres. Also programming with Visual Studio and Unity. Typically have many web browser windows and tabs open. Often multitask with multiple applications open.

Special Needs:
I would like the system to be fairly quiet, and I'm looking for advice about whether I should get different fans, a thermal control board, etc. Not really interested in flashy lights or other cosmetics. Any other advice also welcome.

Saved Ticket #: 2465224

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (12-Core) 4.6 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X570-P (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 64GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Fully Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 970 EVO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
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 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB (VR Ready) <br><strong></strong>
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: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
Boost Processor: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
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 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
Game: - 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 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 jswww - 10 Jul 2019 at 9:49am
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 4:20am
I don't see what you are going to do with 64 GB of RAM, but you have selected a pretty serious number crunching CPU. If your use is mostly gaming, you will have 48 GB standing idle all the time. If it's "future proofing", the RAM is cheap enough to go for 32 GB, but still not needed for gaming. RAM is about the easiest thing to add down the line if you need to.

The Corsair coolers are very quiet and carry a 5 year warranty. The DS branded parts are quality components, but only carry the warranty from DS you select, so 1- 3 years. Get either Corsair but the 115i will be more efficient with the larger radiator. I'm told the Corsair ML PROs are near silent case fans.

At 1440p, the 2080 Ti squeezes out those last few framerates, but at what price. The 2070 was considered the price/performance selection for that resolution, but now the 2070 SUPER performs like a 2080, and the 2080 SUPER out performs the standard 2080 by at least 15%. Bang for buck at highest frame rates, that would be my choice.
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  Quote jswww Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 9:49am
Thanks for the feedback. I just updated my usage description to be more accurate than just games. I'm not sure I really need 64GB but I'm close at times with 32GB and I want to make sure I have some headroom.

I will do some research on the Corsair CPU cooler and case fans. Any opinion on whether the thermal controller would be helpful with that configuration?
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jul 2019 at 1:42pm
You have hit a moment in time when RAM is pretty inexpensive, so go for it! Just a few months back, they were asking $221 for 16 GB.

I've had a Corsair 115i for a bit over a year and a half, and if I remember correctly, I was able to set it up in the UEFI for fan speeds and temp profiles.(I set it and forgot it. However, the Corsair controller, especially if you opt for Corsair case fans, must enable you fine tuning beyond that, which you may prefer.
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