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  Quote Jordak24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: New build advice
    Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 7:34am
Budget:
2,600--3,000

Expectation
stable system to last me 4 or 5 years

Usage:
general surfing, some gaming (no extreme games) some photo editing
1080p monitor nothing fancy

Special Needs:
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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: 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 Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance) <br><strong></strong>
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular) <br><strong></strong>
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express) <br><strong></strong>
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 GTX 1660 Ti 6GB (VR Ready) <br><strong></strong>
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) <br><strong></strong>
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 - Red - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables) <br><strong></strong>
Chassis Fans: Corsair LL Series (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects) <br><strong></strong>
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU - Up to 5.1GHz on All CPU Cores <br><strong></strong>
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
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 Nomad1970 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 9:20am
One note is that you could update the GPU to the 2060 super and with the extra $100 off it would only cost you $83. I think you would be much happier with the extra GPU power.
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  Quote Jordak24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 9:28am
I was just looking at that and wondering if that might be a better route to go. I been watching for a few weeks at some of the other builds and learning best I can. Hope everything else in my build looks solid. Thanks for your reply.
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  Quote Nomad1970 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 12:19pm
Since you so close to the $3000 line, it seems to make sense to up your build a bit and get another $100 off.
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  Quote Jordak24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 12:47pm
I did change the GPU to the 2060 super as you suggested on a different build page. I contacted DS on chat to ask a few questions about the wifi and the stability of that build after that change. He changed some things -MoBo to the Msi micro ATX board, DS Brand of ram, processor to the i7F, and then put in the RTX 2080 super all for just a few dollars more. As I am not THAT big of a gamer but do some racing and hunting games and won't go to a 1440 res monitor anytime soon not sure I would need the higher end GPU. I am thinking stay with the corsair products best I can and stay with the build I posted here with the 2060 super GPU as you suggested. Any comments and or suggestions are welcome. Thanks again !
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Dec 2019 at 3:49am
I'm pretty puzzled why the DS guy would take you in that direction. Your instincts are correct. You don't want a micro ATX unless you have to. The Gaming Pro Carbon is an excellent, and superior choice.

You have no business anywhere near a 2080 at 1080p. You would overspend by a mile on graphics you would never even see.

If the DS RAM gets you to a price point you must have, that would be acceptable. It's all I've ever had in my rigs, and it's never failed me, but the thing right now is the Corsair Vengeance is just a scant few $ more and carries a Lifetime warranty. The Dominator is presumably better, but money could well be saved on the Vengeance with no worries.

The CPU change isn't a disaster either. Pretty damn fast as it is, but only if it gets you to a price point you must have, not to get you to a GPU you definitely don't!

I think you will not be disappointed in the way you chose, at all. Nomad steered you right IMO. You "might could" back down to the 32 GB of Vengeance, and step up to the H115i cooler for the oc, and still hit the magic $3000 target.
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  Quote Jordak24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Dec 2019 at 5:12am
Thanks Cretae and Nomad, I stepped up the cooler as you suggested and left everything else the same that I mentioned before and that puts me where I need to be. I think maybe the DS rep I chatted with had strickly gamming on his mind and I may not have explained myself well either.( I can be a little slow MOST the time anyway, lol ) Here is what I think I will go with in a couple of days. Thanks for the help everyone!                        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: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
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 2060 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
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) <br><strong></strong>
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 - Red - (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) <br><strong></strong>
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU - Up to 5.1GHz 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 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
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 Nomad1970 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Dec 2019 at 1:24pm
Just a note, I got the Corsair Vengence RGB RAM. It really perks up the color scheme in the Lumus case with the LL fans. It is a little be cheaper, and a small amount slower, but it is beautiful.
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  Quote Jordak24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Dec 2019 at 1:59pm
Thanks Nomad, I will change that tomorrow when I order. I Probably don't need the extreme ram anyway. Thanks for all the help!
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  Quote Jordak24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Dec 2019 at 2:11pm
I will go with this config tomorrow. Thanks for all you guys help!

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  Quote Nomad1970 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Dec 2019 at 2:17pm
Looks great, I think you will really like this computer.
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  Quote Jordak24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 5:50am
Thanks ! lol   
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  Quote Jordak24 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jan 2020 at 7:39am
Got my Lumos build yesterday! Well worth the 1 1/2 month wait. Thanks for all of your guys help with this. Love it !!!!!!
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