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Post Date: 2020-01-31

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    Posted: 31 Jan 2020 at 1:43am
Budget:
$7000 AUD ($4700 US)

Expectations:
Just be an all round beast, able to handle anything I throw at it.

Hi All,

Ive been shopping around for a well made prebuilt PC. I tried a few places here in Australia but they were still more expensive than DS (plus shipping to Australia) with cheaper parts.

I just want some opinions on my choices and was wondering what materials the cooling loop is made from (I run Primochill's Vue in my other PC and it doesn't like aluminium)

From what I've seen from other people and reassurance from DS the international shipping won't be a problem and the PC will be well looked after so I'm more comfortable now than I was when I first looked into it.

Anyway, Let me know what you think / Your experiences with DS
Cheers from Australia,
Jack

https://www.digitalstorm.com/configurator.asp?id=2851030

Chassis
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos

Core Components
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (RGB Light Bar)
Power Supply: 850W Corsair / EVGA (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)

Storage / Connectivity
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)
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 2080 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio

Digital Storm Engineering
Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (1x Graphics Card + CPU)
HydroLux Tubing Style: HardLine Tubing (Requires HydroLux PRO Custom Liquid Cooling System)
HydroLux Fluid Color: Clear Fluid + Clear Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Exotic Cable Management - Black - (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)
Airflow Control: Corsair Commander PRO Management Control Board & Software (1x Board)

Digital Storm TwisterBoost Technology
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores
Boost Graphics Card(s): Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability

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)


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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2020 at 1:48am
Welcome to DS! Sorry I'm not one of the configure gurus so I'm not going to be helpful. I just wanted to point out that this is the first time I have seen the word "aluminium" in these forums.   

Hope everything works out for the very best!

Cheers mate! (always wanted to say that, too.)   
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2020 at 4:21am
Looks very good to me. Ditch the DS primary drive for a Samsung NVMe 970 PRO for only $66. The DS is a SATA drive in the M.2 form factor. The NVMe Samsung is up to 5X faster using the PCIe bus.

I don't think the Corsair airflow control will be of much use to you. You can control the Corsair fans with iCUE software you can download from Corsair. The installation/tuning of this device by DS doubles its price, but, up to you.

Everything else is aces, IMO!
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2020 at 8:26pm
Actually as I understand it now...Corsair Commander Pro module puts all Corsair fan speed controls under the iCUE Software Suite, while the Corsair Lighting Node Pro is what allows iCUE to control and design the elaborate RGB LED lighting patterns....
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  Quote Zack_2the_Jani Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Feb 2020 at 7:21pm
Okay, so I've replaced the DS M.2 withe the Samsung.

From what I understand you need the CCP module to allow the iCUE software to work and control fan speed/monitor temps?
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  Quote Zack_2the_Jani Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Feb 2020 at 7:26pm
I also ditched the 2tb seagate hdd, I can buy one cheaper here and put it in myself
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Feb 2020 at 8:38pm
Yes the Lighting Node Pro module that comes with the LL fan kit links, synchronizes and allows iCUE software to control the RGB lights on all connected Corsair iCUE compatible gear including Corsair RGB keyboards & mice. Corsair Commander Pro module will add control/monitoring of fan speeds of all connected Corsair fans to iCUE...so PSU fan also.

And just to confirm, you now have selected the way faster Samsung M.2 NVME SSD for drive 1 right...? Just making sure. NVME uses the PCIE X4 bus...5X faster than a SATA III M.2 drive.   
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  Quote Zack_2the_Jani Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 5:07am
Yep, did some research, nvme drives are something new to me and it seems like a good investment.
I think I'm all good to go after a few paychecks :)
Thanks for all your help!
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