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Post Date: 2020-02-09

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  Quote ljb2148 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: New config,hows it looks guys
    Posted: 09 Feb 2020 at 5:15pm
Budget:
[3000]
Any recommendations??? this will be my 3rd DS computer in last 15 yrs

Expectations:
solid computer for next 5 yrs

Usage:
gaming and surfing web

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Saved Ticket #:Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 2864681

$3,342.00
$3,342.00

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
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 ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 64GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Corsair / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
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: - No Thanks
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: - 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
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 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: 09 Feb 2020 at 6:36pm
Welcome to the forum ljb2148 !    

First, due to repeated shipment holdups in US Customs and now also due to the current coronavirus situation in China...Ask DS and make sure DS is in stock on the black Velox case in particular, and everything else in your final order.    DS has been kinda slow in telling customers of added delays due to part resupply issues.    

Pretty good build.    I assume you already know 64 GB is pretty overkill for gaming, but RAM is very inexpensive right now and more RAM can always be useful.   Nothing wrong with overkill if your budget can manage it.    Solid ASUS Strix H Z390 mobo, top Intel gaming i9-9900K CPU, excellent NVidia RTX 2080 Super GPU, solid Corsair 850w PSU.

SUGGESTIONS.

1) Upgrade to the Corsair H115i 280 mm AIO cooler...DS parts only carry the 1 yr system warranty...bigger capacity Corsair cooler has stronger cooling performance and a 5 yr Corsair warranty.

2) Consider a full Stage 2 Overclock as you would have enough cooling.   This excellent intel CPU can do 5 MHz...all day long.

3.) Case fan upgrade to better airflow and quieter performance Corsair LL or ML case fans.   Both fans are RGB LED lighted & include a Corsair Fan Expert Pro module to control RGB colors using iCUE software.   LL fans carry a 2 yr warranty, and ML are magnetic levitation bearings for the quieter fan and longest 5 yr warranty.   Your case fans are the first line defense for cooling your rig, and DS fans are low budget plain black plastic with just a 1 yr warranty.   

4) we generally don’t suggest Overclocking the GPU on air cooling alone.   Too little performance to gain, adds too much heat and stress.

5) Upgrade Drive 1 to a Samsung M.2 NVME SSD.   You selected a normal M.2 SATA III speed SSD, but M.2 NVME SSD utilize the PCIE bus and go 5X faster than SATA III SSD.   This a feature of the current crop of motherboards you don’t want to miss out using.   Your board has 2 M.2 NVME ports, and these drives install flat right on the mobo.

See what you think, but those changes proposed would certainly strengthen this Velox build.....



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  Quote ljb2148 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Feb 2020 at 6:54pm
Thanks for replying so quick. Always looking for advice or suggestions. Made changes to my original config. Thanks for your input!
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Feb 2020 at 12:17am
Glad to lend a hand!    I have ordered 4 DS rigs since 2011; and all run 24/7 and never fail to impress...including a 2019 Lumos.   Let us know how it all goes for you...
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Feb 2020 at 3:43am
Actually, RAM as a commodity has taken an uptick recently, but not a major one. IMHO, before I invested $379 in something, I'd determine if I had a real need. If you don't do heavy video editing, CAD designing or run several extremely demanding programs simultaneously, a minimum of 32GB of that RAM will be idle all the time. Google it and see what the pros tell you.   
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  Quote ljb2148 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Feb 2020 at 8:04am
Thanks Cretae, I will save some money there :)
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Feb 2020 at 2:53am
Then my job is done here!      
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