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Post Date: 2019-03-08

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    Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 6:53am
Looking to upgrade my computer. My current a Digital Storm Sniper about 8 years old. Only thing replaced in it is video card. That is why I am sticking with Digital Storm.

Pretty much for gaming and online use. Things like Far Cry, Ghost Recon. Right now only using 1080p but plan on bumping that up to 2k. How's this build look.

https://www.digitalstorm.com/configurator.asp?id=2289312


Chassis
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos

Core Components
Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K (4.9 GHz Turbo) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PLUS (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3000MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)

Storage / Connectivity
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)

Graphics / Multimedia
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 2070 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio

Digital Storm Engineering
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H115i PRO - 280mm 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 LED Airflow Performance Edition (White) Fans

Digital Storm TwisterBoost Technology
Boost Processor: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking

Software
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)

Accessories / Goodies

Customer Care
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 bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 7:18am
Hi spud...The build looks great to me.  Strong
My only suggestion is the free remote controlled internal LED option, unless you just don't want the light show.

Also, the warranty is for 1 year parts.  The major parts all have their own manufacturers warranty, typically 3 years, but I found dealing with DS for everything just easier.

Good luck .  Big%20Smile

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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 9:32am
Great Lumos build spud! Like your choices.

My suggestion is take the free Stage 1 Overclock on that fine i7-9700k CPU.   You have the big dependable 280mm Corsair cooler, and the intel K class processors are built to be overclocked.   You have enough cooling to go Stage 2 Overclock if you wish to do so.   Get the extra performance your intel K class CPU was built to give you.

I would also counsel a different fan upgrade.   Won’t cost much to get better performance with the Corsair LL Series fans, or the best performance with the Corsair ML series fans, and because they are both RGB you can also change the lighting to white or whatever colors suit you this month...and change again it at will.   Download the Corsair iCue software to control all your Corsair RGB lit products.

I have a new overclocked i7-9700 Lumos with the LL fans. bpratt has a Lumos with the ML fans... Makes things more interesting...lol. Cheers!
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  Quote spud Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 6:16am
Thank you very much for your input. Not a light show person but will take a look at the 1 year parts bprat22.

Still mulling over the overclock stage 1. Will take another look at the fan choices HockeyBuck.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 6:46am
Hey, the lights are free, and you can select a single color or turn it off via remote.

I had the Storm Sniper from 8 years ago, too.
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  Quote spud Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2019 at 6:05am
Sniper has aged well bought in May of 2010. Back then advice was to get best cpu I could afford (I-7 960), good cooling (Noctua D14), a bumped up PS (750), also got an ATI 5870. The ATI was replaced with a RX570 awhile ago but that is the only thing that is not original.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Mar 2019 at 5:18am
Don't I know! Your build is almost identical to mine down to the same video card, except I had the i7 930. Had the Noctua 12. The overclock on the CPU was from 2.6 to 3.81, and never faltered. Perhaps that will help on your oc decision this time around. I retired mine a bit over a year ago.

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