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My proposed config as of 04/01/2019

Post Date: 2019-04-01

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    Posted: 01 Apr 2019 at 5:02pm
I'm replacing a rig that's about 8 years old.
This new system is primarily for gaming Aces High and IL-2 Sturmovik
Battle of Stalingrad. I will probably start playing some other popular games also.

This is what I have in my cart as of now based on reading the forums. I welcome all advice possible.

My budget is $3000 excluding monitor, keyboard and mouse.

My current monitor is a Dell UltraSharp U3011 which is several years old. I will appreciate input on the performance I can expect with the proposed configuration below.

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 Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3000MHz 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 (512GB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
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: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Corsair HD Series (RGB Fans)
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the 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)

Thanks in advance for your input.





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Edited by Snaike - 01 Apr 2019 at 11:54pm
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Apr 2019 at 6:05pm
Hello Keith1952...
So your 30" Dell monitor is a 2560 x 1600 (2K) 60hz.
This config will slay all in 1080P gaming.. The RTX 2070 is an excellent do it all well pick to game at this res.

Processor is top notch and it's equal to the more expensive i9-9900X in gaming.   Top line mobo.

You have ample cooling with the Corsair H100i 240mm for the i7-9700k to be overclocked... Suggest you consider at least doing the Free Stage 1 OC, and Stage 2 would be even better!    Intel K class CPU's are made by Intel to be overclocked, so get all the performance out of that excellent CPU you are paying for.

The Corsair LL fans would be a higher quality choice, and ML are top of line.   You download and use Corsairs iCue software to control all your Corsair RGB colors.

Very nice build as is...

Edited by HockeyBuck - 01 Apr 2019 at 8:16pm
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