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    Posted: 07 Dec 2019 at 4:41am
And now I'm afraid my PSU should be upgraded? I'm getting a new PC primarily for Oculus Quest Link. I only upgraded the graphics card.

Thanks for your input.

System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7-9700F (4.7 GHz Turbo) (8-Core) 3.0 GHz (Not Overclockable)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PLUS (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 600W Digital Storm Performance Series (Supports up to an NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (500GB Digital Storm 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 2070 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 1: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Single 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: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
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: Digital Storm MasterKeys Lite Bundle (RGB) Keyboard & Mouse
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: 07 Dec 2019 at 2:21pm
Welcome to the forum jeremiah!

Not sure how much you are prepared to upgrade...I can suggest a few ideas to consider...

PSU...While the DS 600w PSU is enough power for the RTX 2070 Super, it is not modular cabled and only carries the 1 yr DS Parts Warranty.   A better choice (+$86) would be the Corsair RM850X 850W all modular Gold Efficiency PSU with a 5 yr Corsair warranty.   Would make changes easy, you only use cables build needs, and it would power stronger future GPU’s.

CPU...For an excellent value (+$129) the faster clocked excellent I7-9700K can be Overclocked to Stage 1 for Free or Stage 2 for only +$99.   The I7-9700F can’t be Overclocked and runs .2 gHz slower but is still a good fast processor.

RAM...For (+$17) I suggest you upgrade to Corsair Vengeance RGB 16 GB RAM for the lifetime warranty...DS Ram is only warranties for a year.

Drive1.....Important! You should consider upgrading from the DS SATA III SSD to a faster Samsung Evo 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD for (+$66).    M.2 NVME SSD go 5X faster than normal SATA III speed SSD as they use the PCIE video bus on the motherboard.   Your board will have two ports for M.2 NVME SSD drives.

Cooler...The DS AIO Stage 1 single fan cooler only has a 1 yr parts warranty...Consider the stronger Corsair H100i 240mm Stage 2 dual fan AIO cooler (+$60) for better cooling performance and a longer 5 yr warranty.

Don’t know what resolution monitor you will be driving, but VR isn’t too demanding to get high frames on the 2 small viewer headset screens.   The RTX 2070 Super should work fine for that.

If you decide to change anything, DS is easy to work with...Just act as soon as possible to minimize any delays.   
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  Quote Jeremiah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 4:27am
Thank you! I shall take your advice. Luckily, I ordered on the weekend, so I should be able to make changes without too much hassle on Digitalstorm's part and have emailed all your suggestions. Much appreciated!

Edited by Jeremiah - 08 Dec 2019 at 4:36am
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 11:32am
Originally posted by Jeremiah

Thank you! I shall take your advice. Luckily, I ordered on the weekend, so I should be able to make changes without too much hassle on Digitalstorm's part and have emailed all your suggestions. Much appreciated!


Glad to assist! Think you will be happier with your build now...Cheers!
Let us know how it goes for you....
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  Quote Jeremiah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Dec 2019 at 11:55am

Sales rep on the phone was pleasant and didn't seem irritated at all about the changes which he put in by hand, charged the card, and sent the configuration. Didn't do any overclocking as that is a bit advanced for me at this point. I'm off to the races! Thanks!

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
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 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (RGB Light Bar)
Power Supply: 850W Corsair RM850x (Fully Modular)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (512GB Samsung 970 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
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 2070 SUPER 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H100i PRO - 240mm 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: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
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: Digital Storm MasterKeys Lite Bundle (RGB) Keyboard & Mouse
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: 09 Dec 2019 at 12:20pm
The Free Stage 1 Overclock should really be requested, and it involves no worries for you at all.    It’s the reason to use that excellent I7-9700K processor.   
Intel engineers the K Class processors to be fully Overclocked for more CPU performance....and you are paying for that extra performance, but not getting it if you do not Overclock. Just recontact and ask DS. They have been at this a long time...over a decade now, and they will do it right.   
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  Quote Jeremiah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Dec 2019 at 12:57pm
Originally posted by HockeyBuck

The Free Stage 1 Overclock should really be requested, and it involves no worries for you at all.


Thanks! That is actually something I might want to learn about on my own. This is my first desktop in many years, the last two being laptops, and I am looking forward to also... y'know... playing around with it.

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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Dec 2019 at 3:16pm
Understood...Overclocking can be a tricky thing to learn, so one way or the other, you should rely on the over 10 years experience of DS Techs at knowing safe settings for each processor and mobo. DS Lifetime Support means you could ask for help in setting the OC if you can’t figure it out, but push settings too far and you should be aware you could damage the processor or board. They won’t cover that.   Let DS set it and they will stand behind it.   Up to you..
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  Quote Bob100 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Dec 2019 at 7:42pm
You might want to consider switching from the factory fans to the Corsair LL or ML fans. I have the ML fans in my Lumos case and they are essentially silent, plus they have RGB lighting, which looks really nice in that beautiful Lumos glass case.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Dec 2019 at 9:58pm
Yes as Bob100 suggested, an upgrade to either the Corsair ML Series top of the line RGB case fans (5 yr warranty -quiet long lasting Magnetic Levitation bearings - 4 controllable RGB LED) or the excellent LL Series (2 yr warranty...16 controllable RGB LED's)...Both come with one Corsair Fan Expert Pro module that allows synchronization of the Corsair RGB lighting onboard, and works with Corsairs iCUE control software to design color effects and control Fans. Your case fans are the first line of heat defense.

I have a 2019 Lumos equipped with the LL fan upgrade, and it's also quite silent in the cool Lumos case...but the LL fans have dual RGB light rings...in the center hub and the outer fan shroud ring for endless light designs and personalization.

DS will use black non-lighted budget case fans as the stock fans in Lumos.   Those fans will carry only the 1 yr DS system parts warranty.   Most folks do select a fan upgrade.    

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Intel itself is providing software options for DIY overclocking if you wish. They are called Intel Tuning Utility and Intel Performance Maximizer. I have not used this software, but it's free. One may believe Intel is going to help you with a safe overclock if you still want to tinker on your own.
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  Quote Jeremiah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Dec 2019 at 5:25am
Originally posted by Bob100

You might want to consider switching from the factory fans to the Corsair LL or ML fans. I have the ML fans in my Lumos case and they are essentially silent, plus they have RGB lighting, which looks really nice in that beautiful Lumos glass case.


Are you referring to the "chassis fans"? Thanks!
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Originally posted by Cretae

Intel itself is providing software options for DIY overclocking if you wish. They are called Intel Tuning Utility and Intel Performance Maximizer. I have not used this software, but it's free. One may believe Intel is going to help you with a safe overclock if you still want to tinker on your own.


Actually, "overclocking" gives me anxiety! lol!
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  Quote Bob100 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Dec 2019 at 7:02am
Yes, the chassis fans. There will be 2 on top, 3 in front, and 1 in the back.
I use air cooling in my Lumos case and it stays very cool. That is a very roomy case.   Mine almost looks empty inside.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Dec 2019 at 4:18am
Originally posted by Jeremiah

Originally posted by Cretae

Intel itself is providing software options for DIY overclocking if you wish. They are called Intel Tuning Utility and Intel Performance Maximizer. I have not used this software, but it's free. One may believe Intel is going to help you with a safe overclock if you still want to tinker on your own.


Actually, "overclocking" gives me anxiety! lol!



The newest and best of the Intel series don't need to be overclocked for gaming. They are already that fast. But it's true that Intel has dialed back some of the speed on some to provide for some very safe tinkering. I have no overclock on my 8700K, but my DS build before that was overclocked from 2.75 GHz to 3.81 (what, 38%?!!) and went strong on very good air cooling until I retired it after 8 years. And I run my rigs 24/7! The overclocks are not nearly that extreme anymore, but they don't need to be. The free level one DS overclock is perfectly safe, and will not void the warranty on the chip. The all-in-one water cooler will keep it very cool. Just sayin'.
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