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Post Date: 2019-02-08

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    Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 6:06pm
Here is what I have put together. Any feedback appreciated.
Specifications:
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: 16GB DDR4 3000MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 600W Digital Storm Performance Series (Supports up to an NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Samsung 970 EVO) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba)
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 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H100i PRO - 240mm 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: Exotic Cable Management - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Corsair LL Series (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects)
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
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores
Boost Graphics Card(s): Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
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 20-25 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: 08 Feb 2019 at 8:51pm
Welcome to the forum KartRacerNC! Great Lumos build!

We usually don’t suggest overclocking the video card as it doesn’t accomplish much in performance, but can add heat & stress to your video card.

It will only cost you $63 to put the base model 750w PSU back in your build. You would have enough power now with the 600w, but later when you upgrade your video card, you don’t want to have to change out that minimum power PSU just so you can put a better video card in (I’ve had to do that before...think cable re-routing work as the 600w doesn’t appear to be modular)) . That 750w Corsair PSU is certified 80% Gold efficiency, fully modular, and carries a 10 year warranty.

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 6:43am
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HockeyBuck's got your back. It's not the best idea to just get the minimum PSU for your config. Having more overhead can mean smoother running and more efficient output.
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  Quote KartRacerNC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 8:12am
Thanks for the info. Will be making the change to the PSU. Have thought about going with the msi carbon ac motherboard as well. Any opinions on that change?
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  Quote KartRacerNC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 8:12am
Also will remove oc on gpu
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 11:06am
I think there is not a lot of difference between the 2 boards quality and feature set other than WiFi...both brands have their fans & haters here.   If you need WiFi the MSI Pro Carbon will do nicely!   Going to be a solid Lumos build for you to enjoy for a way long time!   
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  Quote KartRacerNC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 12:04pm
Ok, thanks again for your help hockeybuck
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 6:19am
I prefer the Pro Carbon just for the fact Asus delivers very poor customer service. Both boards carry 3 year warranties, and it's very unlikely either will fail in that time, but....

The MSI Pro Carbon AC is wi-fi equipped. DK why it doesn't say.
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  Quote KartRacerNC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 9:10am
Thanks for the feedback. Have changed to the 750w psu and the msi mobo. Also removed oc on gpu. Been in stage 1 for 3 weeks now (15 business days) hopefully will move this week. So looking forward to getting it.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 9:27am
Our pleasure.

Gonna be a lot to like when it comes through!
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  Quote KartRacerNC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Feb 2019 at 5:14pm
So, I have been reading through the forums and came across the fact that the lumos only comes with three front fans. What about the two in the top and one one the rear. Partly why I bought this rig. Can someone please explain.
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  Quote KartRacerNC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Feb 2019 at 6:17pm
Every picture I see and YouTube video shows six fans on this rig.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Feb 2019 at 10:29pm
Hey KartRacerNC... If your final DS order still included the Corsair LL Series fan upgrade as it shows above, fans will be the same as on the Lumos I just received in January for my son (mine had the H20 Hydrolux Lite Swiftech branded 240mm cooler). You should see 6 amazing Corsair LL Series fans...3 intake 120mm at front, 2 exhaust 120mm on your Corsair 240mm AIO cooler, one exhaust 120mm at the back.   Looked like this out of the box...




You can always confirm all that with DS Customer Support while you wait, but your rig should look way way cool sir in whatever color scheme you want! The Corsair CUE software controls all the incredible color selections. (My son took over with the CUE application and had the colors changed to his liking in no time.)   

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  Quote KartRacerNC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Feb 2019 at 7:58pm
Thanks again HockeyBuck. Shipping out on Monday. So looking forward to it. Thanks to Cretae as well.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Feb 2019 at 9:03pm
Glad to lend a hand!....you are gonna love the new Lumos !
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Enjoy!
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