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My first DS build

Post Date: 2019-02-05

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    Posted: 05 Feb 2019 at 7:59pm
My old gaming laptop has become a relic and it was time for a new build. Here is what I ended up ordering. really really looking forward to this build. It’s been a good 2 years since I could play anything on ultra settings.

If anyone has a similar build i an very interested to know how efficient the cooling is. I am hoping this thing will run relatively silent. >45 dB. The laptop sounded like NASA’s server room when in game.

System Configuration:

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 (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 750W Corsair RM750x (Fully Modular)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (250GB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (4TB Western Digital - Gold Datacenter Edition)
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)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (1x Graphics Card + CPU)
HydroLux Tubing Style: Copper Tubing (Requires HydroLux PRO Custom Liquid Cooling System)
HydroLux Fluid Color: Clear Fluid + Clear Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Exotic Cable Management - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Thermaltake Riing Plus (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled LED Lighting System
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)
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 hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 12:43am
Congratulations and welcome to DS.
That is a nice system you have configured. I would only comment on two items: the Storage Set 1 would be better served with a 250GB Samsung 970 Evo with a longer warranty and the copper tubing will look really nice but can also be the source of frustrations if you ever have to work on your system since it will not move at all. In addition, most of the issues (leaks) during shipping with liquid cooling are from the hard tubing.
Keep us posted.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 2:19am
I agree on the copper tubing.   If you’re comfortable working on the maintenance , draining, etc of water cooling then the copper looks awesome.    Just be aware that even a simple task like seating ram sticks if issues arrive could possibly be a lot of work, depending how they run the copper. Same for graphics card and any future upgrades.

The 970 recommended by hoserator is many times faster than the m.2 with DS brand.    DS is SATA and the 970 is NVME.    Big difference.    

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  Quote nutt Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 4:14am
Great suggestions. I am still in stage 1. if I wanted to upgrade the M2 storage to the EVO, ar part substitutions allowed?
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 4:17am
Yes, if you catch them before it moves along too far, they’ll change it for no extra fee, just parts cost difference.       You can change a part anytime, but a fee is imposed after a certain point because of work done already.

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  Quote nutt Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 4:34am
Great. You really got me rethinking the copper tubing. I am not overly concerned with the look. I chose the copper in hopes of better efficiency. The last thing I want is leaking from shipping. I also didn't consider the maintenance aspect of it as well.

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 4:43am
Many are suggesting you request a loop drain be installed so you can more easily flush and fill if/when needed. The liquid doesn't have to, but it can be contaminated. (Grow algae or whatever.)

I think they do that for extra $60.

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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 4:44am
The copper tubing, unlike electrical conduction, doesn’t give any better water cooling.    Mainly a looks thing.    Flex tubing is just as good, easier to work on, cheaper and less likely to give issues.    

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  Quote nutt Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 10:14am
Based on these recommendations here is what I am going to change up:

upgrade M.2 to the 512GB Samsung 970 PRO
downgrade to flexible tubing (and request a loop drain)

Considering changing Ram from DS Performance Series to the Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro. Just so I know what brand I am getting.

Thanks for the recommendations. I really appreciate it. I guess I should have joined the forums BEFORE I ordered.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 1:06pm
The drain plug is to make draining easier. You don't need a fill plug since the reservoir has one. 
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