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Post Date: 2020-05-08

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    Posted: 08 May 2020 at 8:12pm
I recently ordered a DS build. Curious to hear thoughts on it. My biggest issues post purchase I'm mentally struggling with are the Velox vs Lumos choice, not getting hydro lux cooling and overclocking gpu with air cooling, also warranty. I tried to change the case to Lumos since for my personal space the viewing panel works better but unfortunately the ROG Rampage doesnt fit in Lumos.(?) It is listed as an option on Lumos build configurator though. Oh well I'll figure out the aesthetics and placement part. Thoughts or comments? Much appreciated. Im so excited.

P.S. I was able to use some work from home benefit to reduce cost and get me within budget :D

thanks

Budget:
~5,000.00

Expectations:
Beefy & smooth PC for years to come, future facing and scalable.

Usage:
Gaming, streaming and Game development

Special Needs:


Saved Ticket #:

Specifications:
Order Contents:
- Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 3044555 (Config # 3044555) - Quantity: 1 - Price: $6,428.00
- -- PROMOTIONAL LIMITED TIME BONUS DISCOUNT: $500 (Config # 3044555) - Quantity: 1 - Price: ($500.00)

System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-10920X (12-Core) (Boost Up to 4.6 GHz)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore (Wi-Fi) (Intel X299 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 64GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 1200W Corsair HX1200i (Digitally Controlled Power)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (4TB Western Digital / Seagate - Ultrastar Data Center / IronWolf)
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 Ti 11GB (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: 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)
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.8GHz via Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
Graphics: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
OS Boost: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (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, 6 Week Ship Estimate 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 Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2020 at 6:07am
Question: how do you know the Rampage won't fit a Lumos? It's in the configurator. If I select, there's no warning, and the cases are nearly the same size, so....

Don't have many other thoughts. You're $900 over budget. Are you looking for savings? IMHO, I don't think you get a whole lot of extra performance/value with the most expensive RAM and mobo. I wonder if your purposes might not be better served with a Threadripper build.

The 1200W PSU is way more than you need. I calculate your usage at ~ 500W. Lots of overhead left at 850W.

My opinion of custom cooling is it's a waste of money and potentially an accident waiting to happen. That's a prejudice. Once your temps are well under safe running guidelines with an AIO and decent case airflow, getting 5-7C below those numbers doesn't mean much.

I'm a gamer. I understand power using, but I also understand value for money spent. In two years, everything you may have overspent on today will be way behind the curve. My thoughts.
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  Quote kapture Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2020 at 8:07am
Originally posted by Cretae

Question: how do you know the Rampage won't fit a Lumos? It's in the configurator. If I select, there's no warning, and the cases are nearly the same size, so....

Don't have many other thoughts. You're $900 over budget. Are you looking for savings? IMHO, I don't think you get a whole lot of extra performance/value with the most expensive RAM and mobo. I wonder if your purposes might not be better served with a Threadripper build.

The 1200W PSU is way more than you need. I calculate your usage at ~ 500W. Lots of overhead left at 850W.

My opinion of custom cooling is it's a waste of money and potentially an accident waiting to happen. That's a prejudice. Once your temps are well under safe running guidelines with an AIO and decent case airflow, getting 5-7C below those numbers doesn't mean much.

I'm a gamer. I understand power using, but I also understand value for money spent. In two years, everything you may have overspent on today will be way behind the curve. My thoughts.



Hey thanks. I emailed with a DS customer service rep about case swap and they said it would not fit and that I would need to update to the x299 strix. I thought about the ram and power too but thought at this point, just entering stage 3, it would be too late for the changes. Part of me was looking for savings the other part is purely spoiling myself. I thought long and hard about the threadripper but decided to stay with what has been good to me and for gaming what I think may be better. Own prejudice though, the ripper is nice.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2020 at 8:55am
If it matters, it's not too late for changes. IDK why you wouldn't be happy with the ROG Strix X299. I do get spoiling yourself. Do what you want to do, but I'd change your budget to $6000 before you post.
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  Quote kapture Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2020 at 9:27am
I may submit a request for alteration and see if possible. To note, I did make it roughly around stated budget with an additional work from home benefit that I get reimbursed. ;) all good feedback

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If money's not that tight, then by all means, get what makes you happy.
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