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  Quote Jasonanv Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: New build help
    Posted: 10 Jan 2020 at 11:24am
Budget:
3,000

Expectations:
Sim racing with triple monitors or vr
On high setting

Usage:
Sim racing

Special Needs:
Am I missing anything or is there anything I should change?

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Specifications:
Configuration Code: 2821794
Total Price with Instant Savings: $2,881.00


Specifications:
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: ASUS Prime Z390-P (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)
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 2080 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
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
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 HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jan 2020 at 2:57pm
Welcome to the forum Jasonanv !

As long as your monitors will be 1440P, the i7-9900K CPU and RTX 2080 Super GPU will do the job nicely at High or possibly Ultra settings.       

I do have some build quality improvements to suggest while still staying below your $3k budget target.


Lumos Build config # 2822119   $3,294 minus DS Sale $300 Off = $2,994 and Free Shipping
                     

upgraded cooler to Corsair H115i Pro RGB 280 mm AIO Stage 2 cooler
        - bigger radiator - better quality - longer 5 yr warranty
        - DS parts you had selected only carry 1 yr system warranty

upgraded to Stage 2 Overclock of i9-9900K CPU
        - top end CPU performance Intel designs K Class to produce

upgraded to ASUS ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming motherboard
        - stronger full featured mid-range mobo

upgraded to 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB RAM
        - higher quality - lifetime warranty - RGB LED
        - DS parts you had selected only carry 1 yr system warranty

upgraded Drive1 to Samsung Evo 970 Pro 500 GB M.2 NVME SSD
        - M.2 NVME SSD are 5X faster than normal SATA III SSD
        - Samsung 3 yr Warranty
        - DS parts you had selected only carry 1 yr system warranty

upgraded Case Fans to Corsair LL Series RGB LED fan kit
        - higher quality - better airflow - longer 2 yr warranty
        - includes 1 Corsair Fan Expert Pro module
        - module links all Corsair RGB components for iCue software control by you
        - DS parts you had selected only carry 1 yr system warranty

See what you think....

Edited by HockeyBuck - 10 Jan 2020 at 3:01pm
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  Quote Jasonanv Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jan 2020 at 10:39pm
Originally posted by HockeyBuck

Welcome to the forum Jasonanv !

As long as your monitors will be 1440P, the i7-9900K CPU and RTX 2080 Super GPU will do the job nicely at High or possibly Ultra settings.       

I do have some build quality improvements to suggest while still staying below your $3k budget target.


Lumos Build config # 2822119   $3,294 minus DS Sale $300 Off = $2,994 and Free Shipping
                     

upgraded cooler to Corsair H115i Pro RGB 280 mm AIO Stage 2 cooler
        - bigger radiator - better quality - longer 5 yr warranty
        - DS parts you had selected only carry 1 yr system warranty

upgraded to Stage 2 Overclock of i9-9900K CPU
        - top end CPU performance Intel designs K Class to produce

upgraded to ASUS ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming motherboard
        - stronger full featured mid-range mobo

upgraded to 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB RAM
        - higher quality - lifetime warranty - RGB LED
        - DS parts you had selected only carry 1 yr system warranty

upgraded Drive1 to Samsung Evo 970 Pro 500 GB M.2 NVME SSD
        - M.2 NVME SSD are 5X faster than normal SATA III SSD
        - Samsung 3 yr Warranty
        - DS parts you had selected only carry 1 yr system warranty

upgraded Case Fans to Corsair LL Series RGB LED fan kit
        - higher quality - better airflow - longer 2 yr warranty
        - includes 1 Corsair Fan Expert Pro module
        - module links all Corsair RGB components for iCue software control by you
        - DS parts you had selected only carry 1 yr system warranty

See what you think....


Thanks for your help. I am not very tech savvy should I still get the stage 2 overclocking? My sales rep didn’t recommend me to do it. I made the changes you recommended except the stage 2, plus I added 2080ti. Now I’m at almost 3900 so I might as well add something to get to 4,000 for additional discount. What would you recommend adding? Or is the 2080ti overkill and I should just change back to the 2080 super? Thanks
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  Quote Jasonanv Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jan 2020 at 10:46pm
Is there a benefit with getting the Velox over the Lumos case?
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Jan 2020 at 2:06am
Glad you liked the build changes!

First, I definitely do recommend the Stage 2 Overclock on the i9-9900K. Intel makes the K and X class Processors to be fully Overclocked.    If you don’t OC, you are leaving CPU performance wasted that you have already paid for.    You get that boosted performance 24/7 when you Overclock fully, and you have sufficient cooling selected for full Stage 2.   DS knows how to do it right for complete stability.

Case question...No benefit over Lumos.   Both the Lumos and Velox are good ATX cases...Lumos is the popular Corsair Crystal 570X case, while Velox is a DS designed case and costs more.    Both have excellent airflow and ample space inside.    Velox puts the motherboard and GPU upside down, and the door on the right side, while Lumos mounts the motherboard & GPU normally and the door on the usual left side.   You should really use the case you prefer.

The excellent RTX 2080 Ti is definitely the top dog GPU and a nice upgrade, and if you are planning on using 4K monitors you will appreciate having it for Ultra performance and the very highest frame rates from a single card configuration.   
If you can afford the Ti then stick with that excellent GPU, otherwise the RTX 2080 Super would handle 2K /1440P monitors very well.

Yup ...getting the build cost to $4k gets you the DS Sale $400 off!

Should be a very high end build that you will really enjoy using! Cheers!

Edited by HockeyBuck - 11 Jan 2020 at 2:10am
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Originally posted by HockeyBuck

Glad you liked the build changes!

First, I definitely do recommend the Stage 2 Overclock on the i9-9900K. Intel makes the K and X class Processors to be fully Overclocked.    If you don’t OC, you are leaving CPU performance wasted that you have already paid for.    You get that boosted performance 24/7 when you Overclock fully, and you have sufficient cooling selected for full Stage 2.   DS knows how to do it right for complete stability.

Case question...No benefit over Lumos.   Both the Lumos and Velox are good ATX cases...Lumos is the popular Corsair Crystal 570X case, while Velox is a DS designed case and costs more.    Both have excellent airflow and ample space inside.    Velox puts the motherboard and GPU upside down, and the door on the right side, while Lumos mounts the motherboard & GPU normally and the door on the usual left side.   You should really use the case you prefer.

The excellent RTX 2080 Ti is definitely the top dog GPU and a nice upgrade, and if you are planning on using 4K monitors you will appreciate having it for Ultra performance and the very highest frame rates from a single card configuration.   
If you can afford the Ti then stick with that excellent GPU, otherwise the RTX 2080 Super would handle 2K /1440P monitors very well.

Yup ...getting the build cost to $4k gets you the DS Sale $400 off!

Should be a very high end build that you will really enjoy using! Cheers!


Do you recommend overclocking the graphics card?
What are your thoughts on liquid cooling versus fan cooling?

Edited by Jasonanv - 11 Jan 2020 at 10:28am
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Jan 2020 at 11:21am
Hi Jasonanv,

HockeyBuck always hits the nails on the head.

We do not recommend oc'ing the gpus, even when liquid cooled. Not worth the gain for all the negatives, starting with heat.

Air cooling certain cpus that are not going to be oc is, for a lot of people, the way to go. There is no way to have a leak! DS used to offer the Noctua monsters but the damage rate on shipping made them discontinue them. A loss, since they are rated to be equivalent to most AIOs in cooling oc'd cpus.

In your case, the minimum cooling required will be an AIO since that cpu is reputed to run on the warm side and no Noctuas available.

Enjoy.



Edited by hoserator - 11 Jan 2020 at 11:22am
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